Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering.
Stretching his hand up to reach the stars, too often man forgets the flowers at his feet.
Why I came here, I know not; where I shall go it is useless to inquire - in the midst of myriads of the living and the dead worlds, stars, systems, infinity, why should I be anxious about an atom?
I don't believe in astrology. The only stars I can blame for my failures are those that walk about the stage.
We movie stars all end up by ourselves. Who knows? Maybe we want to.
If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I'll bet they'd live a lot differently.
When you consider things like the stars, our affairs don't seem to matter very much, do they?
We are bits of stellar matter that got cold by accident, bits of a star gone wrong.
Yours is the light by which my spirit's born: - you are my sun, my moon, and all my stars.
You can feel the stars and the infinity of the sky since life, in spite of everything, is like a dream.
When you reach for the stars you may not quite get one, but you won't come up with a handful of mud either.
Poets say science takes away from the beauty of the stars - mere globs of gas atoms. I, too, can see the stars on a desert night, and feel them. But do I see less or more?
No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
No one sees what is before his feet: we all gaze at the stars.
[Lat., Quod est ante pedes nemo spectat: coeli scrutantur plagas.]
Shoot for the stars, so if you fall you land on a cloud.
If the stars should appear but one night every thousand years how man would marvel and stare.
The Milky Way is nothing else but a mass of innumerable stars planted together in clusters.
No one regards what is before his feet; we all gaze at the stars.
What are ye orbs? The words of God? the Scriptures of the skies?
Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands. But like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them you will reach your destiny.
Hesperus bringing together All that the morning star scattered.
Stars which stand as thick as dewdrops on the field of heaven.
Would that I were the heaven, that I might be all full of love-lit eyes to gaze on thee.
The sad and solemn night hath yet her multitude of cheerful fires;
The glorious host of light walk the dark hemisphere till she retires;
All through her silent watches, gliding slow,
Her constellations come, and climb the heavens, and go.
I ask you to look both ways. For the road to a knowledge of the stars leads through the atom; and important knowledge of the atom has been reached through the stars.
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