“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.”
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?