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Author: Carl Sagan

  • A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism.

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  • When you make the finding yourself – even if you’re the last person on Earth to see the light – you’ll never forget it.

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  • The brain is like a muscle. When it is in use we feel very good. Understanding is joyous.

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  • Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.

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  • The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition.

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  • For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.

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  • Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people.

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  • All of the books in the world contain no more information than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year. Not all bits have equal value.

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  • Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.

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  • For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.

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