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Adam inquires concerning celestial motions, is doubtfully answered, and exhorted to search rather things more worthy of knowledge.
~ John Milton | ( English poet. ) | 1608-1674 | Astronomy
quotes Division : British Poets   
     
And God made two great lights, great for their use To man, the greater to have rule by day, The less by night, altern.
-: [ Paradise Lost (1667; 1674), Book VII, line 346. ]
~ John Milton | ( English poet. ) | 1608-1674 | Astronomy
quotes Division : British Poets   
     
Astronomy is perhaps the science whose discoveries owe least to chance, in which human understanding appears in its whole magnitude, and through which man can best learn how small he is.
~ Georg C. Lichtenberg | ( German scientist ) | 1742-1799 | Astronomy
quotes Division : Scientists and Inventors   
     
I open the scuttle at night and see the far sprinkled systems,
And all I see multiplied as high as I can cyper edge but rim of the farthest systems.
Wider and wider they spread, expanding, always expanding,
Outward and outward, forever outward.

-: [ Leaves of Grass, 1855 ]
~ Walt Whitman | (American poet. ) | 1819-1892 | Astronomy
quotes Division : American poets   
     
It is clear to everyone that astronomy at all events compels the soul to look upwards, and draws it from the things of this world to the other.
~ Plato | (Greek philosopher. ) | 427 - 347 BC | Astronomy
quotes Division : Ancient Greeks   
     
Silently, one by one, in the infinite meadows of heaven, blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me nots of the angels.
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | ( U.S. poet. ) | 1807-1882 | Astronomy
quotes Division : American poets   
     
Space is big. Really big. You won't believe how hugely mindboggling big it really is.
-: [ The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, 1979. ]
~ Douglas Adams | (British comic radio dramatist ) | 1952- | Astronomy
quotes Division : Humorists and Comedians   
     
The unquiet republic of the maze of planets, struggling fierce towards heaven's free wilderness.
~ Percy Bysshe Shelley | ( English poet. ) | 1792-1822 | Astronomy
quotes Division : British Poets   
     
The wonder is, not that the field of stars is so vast, but that man has measured it.
-: [ The Garden of Epicurus, 1894. ]
~ Anatole France | ( French writer. ) | 1844-1924 | Astronomy
quotes Division : French Authors and Writers   
     
There's some ill planet reigns;
I must be patient till the heavens look
With an aspect more favorable.

-: [ The Winter's Tale (c. 1610-11), Act II, scene 1, line 105. ]
~ William Shakespeare | ( British poet and playwright. ) | 1564-1616 | Astronomy
quotes Division : Playwrights   
     
These earthly godfathers of Heaven's lights, that give a name to every fixed star, have no more profit of their shining nights than those that walk and know not what they are.
~ William Shakespeare | ( British poet and playwright. ) | 1564-1616 | Astronomy
quotes Division : Playwrights   
     
Up through the darkness,
While ravening clouds, the burial clouds, in black masses spreading,
Lower sullen and fast athwart and down the sky,
Amid a transparent clear belt of ether yet left in the east,
Ascends large and calm the lord-star Jupiter.
~ Walt Whitman | (American poet. ) | 1819-1892 | Astronomy
quotes Division : American poets   
     
When I, sitting, heard the astronomer, where he lectured with such applause in the lecture room, how soon, unaccountable, I became tired and sick; Till rising and gliding out, I wandered off by myself, in the mystical moist night-air, and from time to time, looked up in perfect silence at the stars.
~ Walt Whitman | (American poet. ) | 1819-1892 | Astronomy
quotes Division : American poets