“The darker the night, the brighter the stars…” (full quote)
“Astonishment is the root of philosophy.”
“As our circle of knowledge expands, so does the circumference of darkness surrounding it.”
“a new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.”
Doubt is not the opposite of faith; it is one element of faith.
– Paul Tillich
It is a paradoxical but profoundly true and important principle of life that the most likely way to reach a goal is to be aiming not at that goal itself but at some more ambitious goal beyond it.
– Arnold Toynbee
If that is the case, then I request of the universe: three men.
Maybe now I’ll get one?
I recognize that is not the significance of this quote, but how could I resist?
I got this quote from an older gentleman, and at one level, it seems like a cheap quote. But the beating heart of it is so good.
“A trouble shared is but half a care, a joy shared is a joy doubled.”
As I’ve navigated pain, this gentlemen, and his wife (both in pain), have loved me. So his words and ideas mean a lot! Even the cheap quotes, soaked in truth.