Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.
In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act.
The character of instrumental music... lets the emotions radiate and shine in their own character without presuming to display them as real or imaginary representations.
Devout believers are safeguarded in a high degree against the risk of certain neurotic illnesses; their acceptance of the universal neurosis spares them the task of constructing a personal one.
Therefore, in the course of the work I have followed this plan: I describe in the first book all the positions of the orbits together with the movements which I ascribe to the Earth, in order that this book might contain, as it were, the general scheme of the universe.
If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.
Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.
We need God, not in order to understand the why, but in order to feel and sustain the ultimate wherefore, to give a meaning to the universe.
Our tragedy is a general and universal physical fear so long sustained by now that we can even bear it... the basest of all things is to be afraid.
A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
If water derives lucidity from stillness, how much more the faculties of the mind! The mind of the sage, being in repose, becomes the mirror of the universe, the speculum of all creation.
A broad margin of leisure is as beautiful in a man's life as in a book. Haste makes waste, no less in life than in housekeeping. Keep the time, observe the hours of the universe, not of the cars.
I carried on the negotiations with the leaders of the Nazi group at the University, proposing that we should organize a strike of the students.
We find them smaller and fainter, in constantly increasing numbers, and we know that we are reaching into space, farther and farther, until, with the faintest nebulae that can be detected with the greatest telescopes, we arrive at the frontier of the known universe.
It is almost universally felt that when we call a country democratic we are praising it; consequently, the defenders of every kind of regime claim that it is a democracy, and fear that they might have to stop using the word if it were tied down to any one meaning.
I am convinced that there are universal currents of Divine Thought vibrating the ether everywhere and that any who can feel these vibrations is inspired.
Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.
To be sure, heretofore there has been virtually unanimous acceptance of the belief that the middle of the universe is the earth.
From within or from behind, a light shines through us upon things and makes us aware that we are nothing, but the light is all.
Even sleepers are workers and collaborators in what goes on in the Universe.
I believe that national sovereignties will shrink in the face of universal interdependence.
The only things in my life that compatibly exists with this grand universe are the creative works of the human spirit.
For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
The universe may have a purpose, but nothing we know suggests that, if so, this purpose has any similarity to ours.