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Carl Edward Sagan (November 9, 1934 December 20, 1996) was an American astronomer, planetary scientist, cosmologist, astrophysicist, astrobiologist, author, science popularizer, and science communicator. He is best known as a science popularizer and communicator. His best known scientific contri bution is research on extraterrestrial life, including experimental demonstration of the production of amino acids from basic chemicals by radiation. Sagan assembled the first physical messages sent into space: the Pioneer plaque and the Voyager Golden Record, universal messages that could potentially be understood by any extraterrestrial intelligence that might find them. Sagan argued the now accepted hypothesis that the high surface temperatures of Venus can be attri buted to and calculated using the greenhouse effect. Sagan published more than 600 scientific papers and articles and was author, co-author or editor of more than 20 books. He wrote many popular science books, such as The Dragons of Eden, Broca's Brain and Pale Blue Dot, and narrated and co-wrote the award-winning 1980 television series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. The most widely watched series in the history of American public television, Cosmos has been seen by at least 500 million people across 60 different countries. The book Cosmos was published to accompany the series. He also wrote the science fiction novel Contact, the basis for a 1997 film of the same name. His papers, containing 595,000 items, are archived at The Library of Congress. Sagan advocated scientific skeptical inquiry and the scientific method, pioneered exobiology and promoted the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI). He spent most of his career as a professor of astronomy at Cornell University, where he directed the Laboratory for Planetary Studies. Sagan and his works received numerous awards and honors, including the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, the National Academy of Sciences Public Welfare Medal, the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction for his book The Dragons of Eden, and, regarding Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, two Emmy Awards, the Peabody Award, and the Hugo Award. He married three times and had five children. After suffering from myelodysplasia, Sagan died of pneumonia at the age of 62, on December 20, 1996.

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1:If it can be destroyed by the Truth, it deserves to be destroyed by the Truth.
   ~ Carl Sagan,
2:According to some estimates, almost half the scientists and high technologists on Earth are employed full- or part-time on military matters. ~ Carl Sagan,
3:But in introducing me simultaneously to skepticism and to wonder, they taught me the two uneasily cohabiting modes of thought that are central to the scientific method. ~ Carl Sagan,
4:Russell commented that the development of such gifted individuals (referring to polymaths) required a childhood period in which there was little or no pressure for conformity, a time in which the child could develop and pursue his or her own interests no matter how unusual or bizarre. ~ Carl Sagan,
5:600 million years ago, the monopolizing grip of the algae was broken and an enormous proliferation of new lifeforms emerged, an event called the Cambrian explosion. Life had arisen almost immediately after the origin of the Earth, which suggests that life may be an inevitable chemical process on an Earth-like planet. ~ Carl Sagan,
6:A book is made from a tree. It is an assemblage of flat, flexible parts (still called "leaves") imprinted with dark pigmented squiggles. One glance at it and you hear the voice of another person-perhaps someone dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, the author is speaking, clearly and silently, inside your head, directly to you. ~ Carl Sagan,
7:When all is said and done, the invention of writing must be reckoned not only as a brilliant innovation but as a surpassing good for humanity. And assuming that we survive long enough to use their inventions wisely, I believe the same will be said of the modern Thoths and Prometheuses who are today devising computers and programs at the edge of machine intelligence. ~ Carl Sagan,
8:All of us cherish our beliefs. They are, to a degree, self-defining. When someone comes along who challenges our belief system as insufficiently well-based - or who, like Socrates, merely asks embarrassing questions that we haven't thought of, or demonstrates that we've swept key underlying assumptions under the rug - it becomes much more than a search for knowledge. It feels like a personal assault. ~ Carl Sagan,
9:science reading list :::
   1. and 2. The Voyage of the Beagle (1845) and The Origin of Species (1859) by Charles Darwin [tie
   3. Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica (Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy) by Isaac Newton (1687)
   4. Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems by Galileo Galilei (1632)
   5. De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium (On the Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres) by Nicolaus Copernicus (1543)
   6. Physica (Physics) by Aristotle (circa 330 B.C.)
   7. De Humani Corporis Fabrica (On the Fabric of the Human Body) by Andreas Vesalius (1543)
   8. Relativity: The Special and General Theory by Albert Einstein (1916)
   9. The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins (1976)
   10. One Two Three . . . Infinity by George Gamow (1947)
   11. The Double Helix by James D. Watson (1968)
   12. What Is Life? by Erwin Schrodinger (1944)
   13. The Cosmic Connection by Carl Sagan (1973)
   14. The Insect Societies by Edward O. Wilson (1971)
   15. The First Three Minutes by Steven Weinberg (1977)
   16. Silent Spring by Rachel Carson (1962)
   17. The Mismeasure of Man by Stephen Jay Gould (1981)
   18. The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales by Oliver Sacks (1985)
   19. The Journals of Lewis and Clark by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark (1814)
   20. The Feynman Lectures on Physics by Richard P Feynman, Robert B. Leighton, and Matthew Sands (1963)
   21. Sexual Behavior in the Human Male by Alfred C. Kinsey et al. (1948)
   22. Gorillas in the Mist by Dian Fossey (1983)
   23. Under a Lucky Star by Roy Chapman Andrews (1943)
   24. Micrographia by Robert Hooke (1665)
   25. Gaia by James Lovelock (1979)
   ~ Editors of Discovery Magazine, Website,

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1:We make our purpose. ~ Carl Sagan
2:But I could be wrong. ~ Carl Sagan
3:Billions and billions. ~ Carl Sagan
4:We are all star stuff. ~ Carl Sagan
5:God pity a one-dream man. ~ Carl Sagan
6:War is murder writ large. ~ Carl Sagan
7:We are made of starstuff. ~ Carl Sagan
8:All colours are arbitrary. ~ Carl Sagan
9:Ask courageous questions. ~ Carl Sagan
10:We are made of stellar ash. ~ Carl Sagan
11:in the words of Carl Sagan. ~ Bill Bryson
12:Real patriots ask questions. ~ Carl Sagan
13:Not all bits have equal value. ~ Carl Sagan
14:Skepticism does not sell well. ~ Carl Sagan
15:We are made of starstuff. Some ~ Carl Sagan
16:Who will speak for Planet Earth? ~ Carl Sagan
17:Nobody listens to mathematicians. ~ Carl Sagan
18:The open road still softly calls. ~ Carl Sagan
19:Valid criticism does you a favor. ~ Carl Sagan
20:We are all made up of star stuff. ~ Carl Sagan
21:A still more glorious dawn awaits. ~ Carl Sagan
22:Evrim bir kuram değil bir olgudur. ~ Carl Sagan
23:To read is to voyage through time- ~ Carl Sagan
24:To read is to voyage through time. ~ Carl Sagan
25:Understanding is a kind of ecstasy ~ Carl Sagan
26:We can always take but never give. ~ Carl Sagan
27:Every star may be a sun to someone. ~ Carl Sagan
28:What an astonishing thing a book is. ~ Carl Sagan
29:We are one species. We are starstuff. ~ Carl Sagan
30:We were wanderers from the beginning. ~ Carl Sagan
31:We are star stuff harvesting sunlight. ~ Carl Sagan
32:We can't help it. Life looks for life. ~ Carl Sagan
33:Your god is too small for my universe. ~ Carl Sagan
34:Science is a way to not fool ourselves. ~ Carl Sagan
35:Who is really in charge of this planet? ~ Carl Sagan
36:I don't want to believe. I want to know. ~ Carl Sagan
37:We are the custodians of life's meaning. ~ Carl Sagan
38:We are the universe experiencing itself. ~ Carl Sagan
39:An organism at war with itself is doomed. ~ Carl Sagan
40:The illegality of cannabis is outrageous. ~ Carl Sagan
41:Cleverly designed experiments are the key. ~ Carl Sagan
42:Science is only a Latin word for knowledge ~ Carl Sagan
43:She found what she had been searching for. ~ Carl Sagan
44:We are a way for the cosmos to know itself ~ Carl Sagan
45:We are a way for the cosmos to know itself. ~ Carl Sagan
46:In a novel of ideas, the ideas have to work. ~ Carl Sagan
47:We are a way of the universe knowing itself. ~ Carl Sagan
48:He didn't want to believe. He wanted to know. ~ Carl Sagan
49:Our God Is Alive and Well. Sorry About Yours. ~ Carl Sagan
50:So beautiful! I had no idea! I had no idea... ~ Carl Sagan
51:Wisdom lies in understanding our limitations. ~ Carl Sagan
52:المزاعم الاستثنائية، تحتاج إلى أدلة استثنائية ~ Carl Sagan
53:Absence Of Evidence Is Not Evidence Of Absence ~ Carl Sagan
54:La prueba de ausencia no es prueba de ausencia ~ Carl Sagan
55:My wonder button is being pushed all the time. ~ Carl Sagan
56:There is never only ONE of anything in nature. ~ Carl Sagan
57:With insufficient data it is easy to go wrong. ~ Carl Sagan
58:Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. ~ Carl Sagan
59:[S]cience has itself become a kind of religion. ~ Carl Sagan
60:What thin partitions sense from thought divide! ~ Carl Sagan
61:القومية من أمراض الطفولة، وهي حصبة الجنس البشري ~ Carl Sagan
62:How can you tell when someone is only imagining? ~ Carl Sagan
63:I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way. ~ Carl Sagan
64:Isolation, even if incomplete, breeds diversity. ~ Carl Sagan
65:I want Carl Sagan to explain the sky to me. ~ Whoopi Goldberg
66:La ausencia de pruebas no es prueba de ausencia. ~ Carl Sagan
67:...our preferences do not determine what's true. ~ Carl Sagan
68:Some thrive for time, while most quickly vanish. ~ Carl Sagan
69:They will manage to cross the ocean of becoming. ~ Carl Sagan
70:We live on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam ~ Carl Sagan
71:Civilization is a product of the cerebral cortex. ~ Carl Sagan
72:Extraordinary claim requires extraordinary proof. ~ Carl Sagan
73:Stars are phoenixes, rising from their own ashes. ~ Carl Sagan
74:You are worth about 3 dollars worth in chemicals. ~ Carl Sagan
75:في مكان ما، يوجد شيء مذهل ما في انتظار أن يُكتشف. ~ Carl Sagan
76:Across the sea of space, the stars are other suns. ~ Carl Sagan
77:Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception. ~ Carl Sagan
78:Extraordinary claims demand extraordinary evidence ~ Carl Sagan
79:If we ruin the earth, there is no place else to go ~ Carl Sagan
80:Our passion for learning is our tool for survival. ~ Carl Sagan
81:The cosmos is within us. We are made of star stuff ~ Carl Sagan
82:Those who avoid decapitation leave more offspring. ~ Carl Sagan
83:We began as wanderers, and we are wanderers still. ~ Carl Sagan
84:All inquiries carry with them some element of risk. ~ Carl Sagan
85:The visions we offer our children shape the future. ~ Carl Sagan
86:This oak tree and me, we're made of the same stuff. ~ Carl Sagan
87:Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. ~ Carl Sagan
88:Who are we, if not measured by our impact on others? ~ Carl Sagan
89:Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions. ~ Carl Sagan
90:You have to know the past to understand the present. ~ Carl Sagan
91:العلم هو طريقة للتفكير أكثر مما هو مجموعة من المعارف ~ Carl Sagan
92:Cosmos is a Greek word for the order of the universe. ~ Carl Sagan
93:We are the children equally of the Sky and the Earth. ~ Carl Sagan
94:Birds know, better than humans, not to spoil the nest. ~ Carl Sagan
95:Man is the matter of the cosmos, contemplating itself. ~ Carl Sagan
96:Our passion for learning ... is our tool for survival. ~ Carl Sagan
97:Superstition [is] cowardice in the face of the Divine, ~ Carl Sagan
98:The Cosmos is all that is or ever was or ever will be. ~ Carl Sagan
99:The passion to explore is at the heart of being human. ~ Carl Sagan
100:All civilizations become either spacefaring or extinct. ~ Carl Sagan
101:Si uno está muerto, no puede hacer nada para ser feliz. ~ Carl Sagan
102:Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. ~ Carl Sagan
103:The absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence. ~ Carl Sagan
104:The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. ~ Carl Sagan
105:Anatomy is not destiny, but it is not irrelevant either. ~ Carl Sagan
106:Any civilization that doesn't develop space travel dies. ~ Carl Sagan
107:Carl Sagan, astrophysicist and popularizer of science, ~ James W Sire
108:If the press descended, the science would surely suffer. ~ Carl Sagan
109:Observation: I can't see a thing. Conclusion: Dinosaurs. ~ Carl Sagan
110:The lure of the marvelous blunts our critical faculties. ~ Carl Sagan
111:A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic. ~ Carl Sagan
112:Don't judge everyone else by your own limited experience. ~ Carl Sagan
113:Things had been falling down since the beginning of time. ~ Carl Sagan
114:To live in the hearts we leave behind is to live forever. ~ Carl Sagan
115:Better the hard truth, I say, than the comforting fantasy. ~ Carl Sagan
116:Science gropes and staggers toward improved understanding. ~ Carl Sagan
117:Something very strange is going on in the depths of space. ~ Carl Sagan
118:There is in this Universe much of what seems to be design. ~ Carl Sagan
119:The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean. ~ Carl Sagan
120:The universe forces those who live in it to understand it. ~ Carl Sagan
121:Observation: I can’t see a thing.
Conclusion: Dinosaurs. ~ Carl Sagan
122:We are, in the most profound sense, children of the Cosmos. ~ Carl Sagan
123:Otherwise we don't run the government the government runs us ~ Carl Sagan
124:Black holes collect problems faster than they collect matter. ~ Carl Sagan
125:Cosmos is all
That is, Or Ever
Was, Or ever Will
BE. ~ Carl Sagan
126:My favorite color: "A pale blue dot suspended in a sunbeam... ~ Carl Sagan
127:Nothing disturbs me more than the glorification of stupidity. ~ Carl Sagan
128:Sailors on a becalmed sea, we sense the stirring of a breeze. ~ Carl Sagan
129:There are wonders enough out there without our inventing any. ~ Carl Sagan
130:Man is a transitional animal. He is not the climax of creation ~ Carl Sagan
131:Where we have strong emotions, we're liable to fool ourselves. ~ Carl Sagan
132:العلم ليس فقط متوافقًا مع الروحانية، إنه كذلك من أعمق منابعها. ~ Carl Sagan
133:Better by far to embrace the hard truth than a reassuring fable ~ Carl Sagan
134:intellectual capacity is no guarantee against being dead wrong. ~ Carl Sagan
135:Man is a transitional animal. He is not the climax of creation. ~ Carl Sagan
136:The sacred truth of science is that there are no sacred truths. ~ Carl Sagan
137:We are, each of us, a multitude. Within us is a little universe. ~ Carl Sagan
138:It means nothing to be open to a proposition we don't understand. ~ Carl Sagan
139:Science is a way of thinking that helps you not to fool yourself. ~ Carl Sagan
140:The obvious is sometimes false; the unexpected is sometimes true. ~ Carl Sagan
141:We are star stuff which has taken its destiny into its own hands. ~ Carl Sagan
142:I would rather be a transformed ape than a degenerate son of Adam. ~ Carl Sagan
143:Science is more than a body of knowledge; it is a way of thinking. ~ Carl Sagan
144:The book of Nature had waited more than a millennium for a reader. ~ Carl Sagan
145:The universe seems neither benign nor hostile, merely indifferent. ~ Carl Sagan
146:[...] afirmações extraordinárias requerem evidência extraordinária. ~ Carl Sagan
147:Books break the shackles of time, proof that humans can work magic. ~ Carl Sagan
148:It pays to keep an open mind, but not so open your brains fall out. ~ Carl Sagan
149:The most brilliant youngsters are a national and a global resource. ~ Carl Sagan
150:The price we pay for anticipation of the future is anxiety about it ~ Carl Sagan
151:Whether we believe in God depends very much on what we mean by God. ~ Carl Sagan
152:Atoms are mainly empty space. Matter is composed chiefly of nothing. ~ Carl Sagan
153:If you are only skeptical, then no new ideas make it through to you. ~ Carl Sagan
154:It's hard to kill a creature once it lets you see its consciousness. ~ Carl Sagan
155:One of the central issues in the world population crisis is poverty. ~ Carl Sagan
156:Our loyalties are to the species and the planet. We speak for Earth. ~ Carl Sagan
157:Even through your hardest days, remember we are all made of stardust. ~ Carl Sagan
158:Other things being equal, it is better to be smart than to be stupid. ~ Carl Sagan
159:Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge ~ Carl Sagan
160:We're made of star stuff. We are a way for the cosmos to know itself. ~ Carl Sagan
161:You're capable of such beautiful dreams and such horrible nightmares. ~ Carl Sagan
162:Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge. ~ Carl Sagan
163:We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever. ~ Carl Sagan
164:We go about our daily lives understanding almost nothing of the world. ~ Carl Sagan
165:We grow up in isolation. Only slowly do we teach ourselves the Cosmos. ~ Carl Sagan
166:إذا فهمت العمليات الأسية، فإن مفتاح كثير من أسرار الكون ستكون بين يديك ~ Carl Sagan
167:Ask courageous questions. Do not be satisfied with superficial answers. ~ Carl Sagan
168:I would suggest that science is, at least in my part, informed worship. ~ Carl Sagan
169:Preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known. ~ Carl Sagan
170:The price we pay for the anticipation of our future is anxiety about it. ~ Carl Sagan
171:We are the first species to have taken our evolution into our own hands. ~ Carl Sagan
172:If we go far enough back, any two people on Earth have a common ancestor. ~ Carl Sagan
173:la ciencia es más que un cuerpo de conocimiento, es una manera de pensar. ~ Carl Sagan
174:To live in the hearts of others is to never die in those we leave behind. ~ Carl Sagan
175:For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love. ~ Carl Sagan
176:O primeiro pecado da humanidade foi a fé; a primeira virtude foi a dúvida. ~ Carl Sagan
177:Ours is the first generation that has grown up with science-fiction ideas. ~ Carl Sagan
178:The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition. ~ Carl Sagan
179:Books permit us to voyage through time, to tap the wisdom of our ancestors. ~ Carl Sagan
180:It does no harm to the romance of the sunset to know a little bit about it. ~ Carl Sagan
181:The cosmos is all there is, all there ever was, and all there ever will be. ~ Carl Sagan
182:The open road still softly calls, like a nearly forgotten song of childhood ~ Carl Sagan
183:We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever. What ~ Carl Sagan
184:el deterioro de sus cuerpos de que habla la segunda ley de la termodinámica, ~ Carl Sagan
185:If there is life, then I believe we should do nothing to disturb that life. ~ Carl Sagan
186:In a cosmic perspective, most human concerns seem insignificant, even petty. ~ Carl Sagan
187:Carl Sagan put it best: Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. ~ Chris Impey
188:How smart does a chimpanzee have to be before killing him constitutes murder? ~ Carl Sagan
189:Para criaturas pequenas como nós, a vastidão só é suportável através do amor. ~ Carl Sagan
190:And you are made of a hundred trillion cells. We are, each of us, a multitude. ~ Carl Sagan
191:If it can be destroyed by the truth, it deserves to be destroyed by the truth. ~ Carl Sagan
192:Our concern for the future can be tested by how well we support our libraries. ~ Carl Sagan
193:Ubi dubium ibi libertas: Where there is doubt, there is freedom. LATIN PROVERB ~ Carl Sagan
194:You humans have a certain talent for adaptability--at least in the short term. ~ Carl Sagan
195:Each time it happens we’re tempted to infer the direct intervention of a Maker. ~ Carl Sagan
196:And because what we are doing is so horrifying, we tend not to think of it much. ~ Carl Sagan
197:As Carl Sagan said, “Observation: I can’t see a thing. Conclusion: Dinosaurs. ~ Nathalia Holt
198:One of the great commandments of science is, “Mistrust arguments from authority. ~ Carl Sagan
199:The universe belongs to those who, at least to some degree, have figured it out. ~ Carl Sagan
200:What is there in the precepts of science that keeps a scientist from doing evil? ~ Carl Sagan
201:أكثر الاكتشافات إثارة للدهشة ستكون تلك التي لانملك الآن مايكفي من الذكاء لتوقعها ~ Carl Sagan
202:… where ignorance is bliss,
’Tis folly to be wise wrote the poet Thomas Gray. ~ Carl Sagan
203:If it can be destroyed by the Truth, it deserves to be destroyed by the Truth.
   ~ Carl Sagan,
204:In exchange for freedom of inquiry, scientists are obliged to explain their work. ~ Carl Sagan
205:One of the great commandments of science is: 'Mistrust arguments from authority.' ~ Carl Sagan
206:As the ancient myth makers knew, we are children equally of the earth and the sky. ~ Carl Sagan
207:Be grateful everyday for the brief but magnificent opportunity that life provides. ~ Carl Sagan
208:Extraordinary observations require extraordinary evidence to make them believable. ~ Carl Sagan
209:If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe. ~ Carl Sagan
210:Of course we all would like to foretell the future and make contact with the gods. ~ Carl Sagan
211:Para pequenas criaturas como nós, a imensidão é suportável apenas através do amor. ~ Carl Sagan
212:Science is far from a perfect instrument of knowledge. It's just the best we have. ~ Carl Sagan
213:Books are key to understanding the world and participating in a democratic society. ~ Carl Sagan
214:But down deep, at the molecular heart of life we're essentially identical to trees. ~ Carl Sagan
215:El universo no fue hecho a medida del hombre; tampoco le es hostil: es indiferente. ~ Carl Sagan
216:It’s hard to imagine an American sports team named the Diarrheas (“Gimme a ‘D’ …”). ~ Carl Sagan
217:This will be deducted from your share in Paradise." ========== Contact (Carl Sagan) ~ Anonymous
218:Curiosity and the urge to solve problems are the emotional hallmarks of our species. ~ Carl Sagan
219:Humans are very good at dreaming, although you'd never know it from your television. ~ Carl Sagan
220:Their position seems to be that their God is so great he doesn't even have to exist. ~ Carl Sagan
221:Those at too great a distance may, I am well are, mistake ignorance for perspective. ~ Carl Sagan
222:I've always thought an agnostic is an atheist without the courage of his convictions. ~ Carl Sagan
223:La búsqueda de inteligencia extraterrestre —que todos abreviaban con las siglas SETI, ~ Carl Sagan
224:Those are some of the things that molecules do, given four billion years of evolution ~ Carl Sagan
225:Whatever the reason you're on Mars, I'm glad you're there, and I wish I was with you. ~ Carl Sagan
226:What's the harm of a little mystification? It sure beats boring statistical analyses. ~ Carl Sagan
227:Curiosity and the urge to solve problems are the
emotional hallmarks of our species ~ Carl Sagan
228:For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love. – Carl Sagan ~ Matt Haig
229:The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas. ~ Carl Sagan
230:There are as many atoms in one molecule of DNA as there are stars in a typical galaxy. ~ Carl Sagan
231:The visions we offer our children shape the future. It matters what those visions are. ~ Carl Sagan
232:Liberation from superstition is a necessary but not a sufficient condition for science. ~ Carl Sagan
233:Maxwell's Equations have had a greater impact on human history than any ten presidents. ~ Carl Sagan
234:Pseudoscience speaks to powerful emotional needs that science often leaves unfulfilled. ~ Carl Sagan
235:The Earth is a place. It is by no means the only place. It is not even a typical place. ~ Carl Sagan
236:UFOs: The reliable cases are uninteresting and in the interesting cases are unreliable. ~ Carl Sagan
237:But if we do not destroy ourselves, I believe that we will one day venture to the stars. ~ Carl Sagan
238:Given a hundred clones of Carl Sagan, we might have some hope for the next century. ~ Richard Dawkins
239:If you want to make a [rhubarb] pie from scratch, first you have to create the universe. ~ Carl Sagan
240:Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere. ~ Carl Sagan
241:Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere. ~ Carl Sagan
242:The universe is a pretty big place. If it's just us, seems like an awful waste of space. ~ Carl Sagan
243:and it is here that we are, in some pain and with no guarantees, working out our destiny. ~ Carl Sagan
244:If we continue to accumulate only power and not wisdom, we will surely destroy ourselves. ~ Carl Sagan
245:Science exacts a substantial entry fee in effort and tedium in exchange for its insights. ~ Carl Sagan
246:The brain is like a muscle. When it is in use we feel very good. Understanding is joyous. ~ Carl Sagan
247:The many sorrows of our recent history suggest that we humans have a learning disability. ~ Carl Sagan
248:There are many kinds of slavery and many kinds of freedom. But reading is still the path. ~ Carl Sagan
249:Thomas Jefferson taught that a democracy was impractical unless the people were educated. ~ Carl Sagan
250:First rule in government spending: why build one when you can have two at twice the price? ~ Carl Sagan
251:Football is a thinly disguised re-enactment of hunting; we played it before we were human. ~ Carl Sagan
252:It is a characteristic conceit of our species to put human face on random cosmic violence. ~ Carl Sagan
253:Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality. ~ Carl Sagan
254:The sky calls to us. If we do not destroy ourselves, we will one day venture to the stars. ~ Carl Sagan
255:The words "question" and "quest" are cognates. Only through inquiry can we discover truth. ~ Carl Sagan
256:we make our world significant by the courage of our questions and the depth of our answers ~ Carl Sagan
257:Any sufficiently crisp question can be answered by a single binary digit-0 or 1, yes or no. ~ Carl Sagan
258:Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic. ~ Carl Sagan
259:But deep down, the the molecular heart of life, the trees and we are essentially identical. ~ Carl Sagan
260:Human beings have a demonstrated talent for self-deception when their emotions are stirred. ~ Carl Sagan
261:If ever there was an avian candidate for psychotherapy, the male blue heron is our nominee. ~ Carl Sagan
262:We must understand the Cosmos as it is and not confuse how it is with how we wish it to be. ~ Carl Sagan
263:And just when she felt more capable of love than she had ever been, she found herself alone. ~ Carl Sagan
264:Except in pure mathematics, nothing is known for certain (although much is certainly false). ~ Carl Sagan
265:If you want to save your child from polio, you can pray or you can inoculate....Try science. ~ Carl Sagan
266:In the deepest sense the search for extraterrestrial intelligence is a search for ourselves. ~ Carl Sagan
267:This new project of hers was in experimental theology. But so is all of science she thought. ~ Carl Sagan
268:Thus, 99 percent of the Earth’s atmosphere is of biological origin. The sky is made by life. ~ Carl Sagan
269:Cosmos is a Greek word for the order of the universe. It is, in a way, the opposite of Chaos. ~ Carl Sagan
270:Dear Friend, Just a line to show that I am alive & kicking and going grand. It’s a treat. ~ Carl Sagan
271:[Kepler] preferred the hard truth to his dearest illusions, and that is the heart of science. ~ Carl Sagan
272:Not all birds can fly. What separates the flyers from the walkers is the ability to take off. ~ Carl Sagan
273:Not explaining science seems to me perverse. When you're in love, you want to tell the world. ~ Carl Sagan
274:Science is merely an extremely powerful method of winnowing what's true from what feels good. ~ Carl Sagan
275:At the extremes it is difficult to distinguish pseudoscience from rigid, doctrinaire religion. ~ Carl Sagan
276:We are not smart enough to decide which pieces of knowledge are permissible and which are not. ~ Carl Sagan
277:We make our world significant by the courage of our questions and by the depth of our answers. ~ Carl Sagan
278:Broca was quoted as saying, “I would rather be a transformed ape than a degenerate son of Adam. ~ Carl Sagan
279:For a long time the human instinct to understand was thwarted by facile religious explanations. ~ Carl Sagan
280:Otto Warburg had, half a century before, proposed that oxidation was the cause of many cancers. ~ Carl Sagan
281:The progress and perfection of mathematics are linked closely with the prosperity of the state. ~ Carl Sagan
282:Advertising teaches people not to trust their judgment. Advertising teaches people to be stupid. ~ Carl Sagan
283:But nature is always more subtle, more intricate, more elegant than what we are able to imagine. ~ Carl Sagan
284:Human history can be viewed as a slowly dawning awareness that we are members of a larger group. ~ Carl Sagan
285:[One's] inability to invalidate your hypothesis is not at all the same thing as proving it true. ~ Carl Sagan
286:Predictions of surprising events always prove more accurate if not set down on paper beforehand. ~ Carl Sagan
287:The simplest thought, like the concept of the number one, has an elaborate logical underpinning. ~ Carl Sagan
288:We on Earth have just awakened to the great oceans of space and time from which we have emerged. ~ Carl Sagan
289:Could my fondness for materials have something to do with the fact the I am made chiefly of them? ~ Carl Sagan
290:En basit yapılı tek hücreli organizma bile en mükemmel cep saatinden daha karmaşık bir makinedir. ~ Carl Sagan
291:If stones could philosophize, I imagine Lithic Principles would be at the intellectual frontiers. ~ Carl Sagan
292:If we do not speak for Earth, who will? If we are not committed to our own survival, who will be? ~ Carl Sagan
293:If you want to save your child from polio, you can pray or you can inoculate. ... Choose science. ~ Carl Sagan
294:In all our searching, the only thing we've found that makes the emptiness bearable is each other. ~ Carl Sagan
295:Minha alegria de ensinar foi repetidamente frustrada por diretores com características militares. ~ Carl Sagan
296:The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself. ~ Carl Sagan
297:the increase of known truths stimulates the investigation, establishment, and growth of the arts. ~ Carl Sagan
298:The notion that science and spirituality are somehow mutually exclusive does a disservice to both. ~ Carl Sagan
299:The values of science and the values of democracy are concordant, in many cases indistinguishable. ~ Carl Sagan
300:When too much cynicism threatens to engulf us, it is buoying to remember how pervasive goodness is ~ Carl Sagan
301:Hallucinations may be a neglected low door in the wall to a scientific understanding of the sacred. ~ Carl Sagan
302:Modern science has been a voyage into the unknown, with a lesson in humility waiting at every stop. ~ Carl Sagan
303:There are more potential combinations of DNA [physical forms] than there are atoms in the universe. ~ Carl Sagan
304:There are some hundred billion (1011) galaxies, each with, on the average, a hundred billion stars. ~ Carl Sagan
305:what is wanted is not the will to believe, but the desire to find out, which is the exact opposite. ~ Carl Sagan
306:Are we willing to tolerate ignorance and complacency in matters that affect the entire human family? ~ Carl Sagan
307:For all our failings, despite our limitations and fallibilities, we humans are capable of greatness. ~ Carl Sagan
308:Observation: there was absolutely nothing to see on Venus. Conclusion: it must be covered with life. ~ Carl Sagan
309:Pseudoscience is embraced, it might be argued, in exact proportion as real science is misunderstood. ~ Carl Sagan
310:The fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. ~ Carl Sagan
311:Those who seek power at any price detect a societal weakness, a fear that they can ride into office. ~ Carl Sagan
312:Tsiolkovsky wrote: “The Earth is the cradle of mankind. But one does not live in the cradle forever. ~ Carl Sagan
313:Even if the aliens are short, dour, and sexually obsessed—if they’re here, I want to know about them. ~ Carl Sagan
314:I don't know the answer. Maybe no one knows. Maybe when you grow up, you'll be the first to find out. ~ Carl Sagan
315:In any case, we do not advance the human cause by refusing to consider ideas that make us frightened. ~ Carl Sagan
316:It is said that men may not be the dreams of the god, but rather that the gods are the dreams of men. ~ Carl Sagan
317:These are some of the things that hydrogen atoms do, given fifteen billion years of cosmic evolution. ~ Carl Sagan
318:We are made of star-stuff. Our bodies are made of star-stuff. There are pieces of star within us all. ~ Carl Sagan
319:لا يكمُن جمال الكائنات الحية في كونها مبنية من ذرات، وإنما في الطريقة التي وُضعت بها تلك الذرات معًا. ~ Carl Sagan
320:Books are like seeds. They can lie dormant for centuries and then flower in the most unpromising soil. ~ Carl Sagan
321:If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another. ~ Carl Sagan
322:I find science so much more fascinating than science fiction. It also has the advantage of being true. ~ Carl Sagan
323:In the vastness of the Cosmos there must be other civilizations far older and more advanced than ours. ~ Carl Sagan
324:Knowledge is preferable to ignorance. Better by far to embrace the hard truth than a reassuring fable. ~ Carl Sagan
325:Wisdom lies in understanding our limitations. ‘For Man is a giddy thing,’ teaches William Shakespeare. ~ Carl Sagan
326:ولكن النقص ليس في الذكاء المتوفر بكثرة، ولكنه في التدريب المنظم على التفكير النقدي الذي هو سلعة نادرة. ~ Carl Sagan
327:An oak tree and I are made of the same stuff. If you go far enough back, we have a common ancestor. The ~ Carl Sagan
328:If we say that God has always been, why not save a step and conclude that the universe has always been? ~ Carl Sagan
329:I think the discomfort that some people feel in going to the monkey cages at the zoo is a warning sign. ~ Carl Sagan
330:النقص ليس في الذكاء الذي هو متوفر بكثرة، و لكنه في التدريب المنظم على التفكير النقدي الذي هو سلعة نادرة ~ Carl Sagan
331:CARL SAGAN SAID that if you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe. ~ Nicola Yoon
332:The beauty of a living thing is not the atoms that go into it, but the way those atoms are put together. ~ Carl Sagan
333:The candle flame gutters. Its little pool of light trembles. Darkness gathers. The demons begin to stir. ~ Carl Sagan
334:We tend not to be especially critical when presented with evidence that seems to confirm our prejudices. ~ Carl Sagan
335:All her life, dreams had been her friends. Her dreams were unusually detailed, well-structured, colorful. ~ Carl Sagan
336:almost every species that has ever existed is extinct; extinction is the rule, survival is the exception. ~ Carl Sagan
337:Any faith that admires truth, that strives to know God, must be brave enough to accommodate the universe. ~ Carl Sagan
338:Except for fools and madmen, everyone knows that nuclear war would he an unprecedented human catastrophe. ~ Carl Sagan
339:I would be very ashamed of my civilization if we did not try to find out if there is life in outer space. ~ Carl Sagan
340:The roots of tyranny and freedom trace back to long before recorded history, and are etched in our genes. ~ Carl Sagan
341:We've arranged a civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology. ~ Carl Sagan
342:ن خلال قراءاتي للكتب العلمية المتداولة وصلت سريعاً إلي قناعة أن غالبية قصص التوراه لا يمكن ان تكون حقيقية ~ Carl Sagan
343:Leave nothing to chance. Overlook nothing. Combine contradictory observations. Allow yourself enough time. ~ Carl Sagan
344:Our very existence in that distant time requires that we will have changed our institutions and ourselves. ~ Carl Sagan
345:Pseudoscience is embraced, it might be argued, in exact proportion as real science is misunderstood—except ~ Carl Sagan
346:For years I've been stressing with regard to UFOs that extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. ~ Carl Sagan
347:In the vastness of space and the immensity of time, it is my joy to share a planet and an epoch with Annie. ~ Carl Sagan
348:No Green Revolution, no hydroponics, no making the deserts bloom can beat an exponential population growth. ~ Carl Sagan
349:I believe that the extraordinary should be pursued. But extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. ~ Carl Sagan
350:If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another. Human ~ Carl Sagan it really true that we can't afford one attack helicopter's worth of seed corn to listen to the stars? ~ Carl Sagan
352:We are all flawed and creatures of our times. Is it fair to judge us by the unknown standards of the future? ~ Carl Sagan
353:In good speaking, should not the mind of the speaker know the truth of the matter about which he is to speak? ~ Carl Sagan
354:One of the greatest gifts adults can give - to their offspring and to their society - is to read to children. ~ Carl Sagan
355:Voltaire argued that if God did not exist Man would be obliged to invent him, and was reviled for the remark. ~ Carl Sagan
356:When we look up at night and view the stars, everything we see is shinning because of distant nuclear fusion. ~ Carl Sagan
357:Would not a rational society spend more on understanding and preventing, than on preparing for, the next war? ~ Carl Sagan
358:If all the suns but ours collapsed tonight, how many lifetimes would it take us to realize that we were alone? ~ Carl Sagan
359:But if they called everything divine which they do not understand, why, there would be no end of divine beings. ~ Carl Sagan
360:Even victims of atrocious brutality and intractable pain may retain a longing, sometimes even a zest, for life. ~ Carl Sagan
361:La ciencia no es solamente compatible con la espiritualidad, sino que es una profunda fuente de espiritualidad. ~ Carl Sagan
362:Life is profligate, blind at this level unconcerned with notions of justice. It can afford to waste multitudes. ~ Carl Sagan
363:The method of science, as stodgy and grumpy as it may seem, is far more important than the findings of science. ~ Carl Sagan
364:When asked how he accomplished his astonishing discoveries, Newton replied unhelpfully, “By thinking upon them. ~ Carl Sagan
365:When we look up at night and view the stars, everything we see is shining because of distant nuclear fusion. In ~ Carl Sagan
366:But you reassure yourself that at least here they are safe from baleen whales and oil slicks and cocktail sauce. ~ Carl Sagan
367:For ages men had used sticks to club and spear each other—Anaximander of Miletus used the stick to measure time. ~ Carl Sagan
368:Organic as a dandelion seed, [the ship of our imagination] will carry us to worlds of dreams and worlds of facts ~ Carl Sagan
369:Advances in medicine and agriculture have saved vastly more lives than have been lost in all the wars in history. ~ Carl Sagan
370:I hold that popularization of science is successful if, at first, it does no more than spark the sense of wonder. ~ Carl Sagan
371:There are no forbidden questions in science, no matters too sensitive or delicate to be probed, no sacred truths. ~ Carl Sagan
372:The same few dozen organic molecules are used over and over again in biology for the widest variety of functions. ~ Carl Sagan
373:We have entered, almost without noticing, an age of exploration and discovery unparalleled since the Renaissance. ~ Carl Sagan
374:Everything not forbidden by the laws of nature, he assured her - quoting a colleague down the hall - is mandatory. ~ Carl Sagan
375:Science is more than a body of knowledge. It's a way of thinking: a way of skeptically interrogating the universe. ~ Carl Sagan
376:The old appeals to racial, sexual and religious chauvinism to rabid nationalist fervor, are beginning not to work. ~ Carl Sagan
377:[...] science carries us towards an understanding of how the world is, rather than how we would wish it to be [...] ~ Carl Sagan
378:The universe seems neither benign nor hostile, merely indifferent to the concerns of such puny creatures as we are. ~ Carl Sagan
379:Every cell is a triumph of natural selection, and we’re made of trillions of cells. Within us, is a little universe. ~ Carl Sagan
380:If the greenhouse effect is a blanket in which we wrap ourselves to keep warm, nuclear winter kicks the blanket off. ~ Carl Sagan
381:Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works. ~ Carl Sagan
382:The Cosmos is rich beyond measure—in elegant facts, in exquisite interrelationships, in the subtle machinery of awe. ~ Carl Sagan
383:The dumbing down of America is evident in the slow decay of substantive content, a kind of celebration of ignorance. ~ Carl Sagan
384:There is perhaps no better a demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. ~ Carl Sagan
385:We must surrender our skepticism only in the face of rock-solid evidence. Science demands a tolerance for ambiguity. ~ Carl Sagan
386:Across the sea of space. The stars are other suns. We have traveled this way before. And there is much to be learned. ~ Carl Sagan
387:A galaxy is composed of gas and dust and stars - billions upon billions of stars. Every star may be a sun to someone. ~ Carl Sagan
388:How lucky we are to live in this time / the first moment in human history / when we are in fact visiting other worlds ~ Carl Sagan
389:Human beings grew up in forests; we have a natural affinity for them. How lovely a tree is, straining toward the sky. ~ Carl Sagan
390:In science it often happens that scientists say, "You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken..." ~ Carl Sagan
391:Sagan is an astronomer with one eye on the stars, another on history, and a third—his mind’s—on the human condition.… ~ Carl Sagan
392:I believe that the extraordinary should certainly be pursued. But extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. ~ Carl Sagan
393:In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves. ~ Carl Sagan
394:It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring. ~ Carl Sagan
395:It is the tension between creativity and skepticism that has produced the stunning and unexpected findings of science. ~ Carl Sagan
396:what’s the difference between an invisible, incorporeal, floating dragon who spits heatless fire and no dragon at all? ~ Carl Sagan
397:A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism. ~ Carl Sagan
398:In the long run, the aggressive civilizations destroy themselves, almost always. It's their nature. They can't help it. ~ Carl Sagan
399:Intuitive: The word conveys, I think, a diffuse annoyance at our inability to understand how we come by such knowledge. ~ Carl Sagan
400:The fact that someone says something doesn't mean it's true. Doesn't mean they're lying, but it doesn't mean it's true. ~ Carl Sagan
401:These are the folks who brought us the hydrogen bomb. Forgive me, Lord, for not being more grateful to these kind souls ~ Carl Sagan
402:The total number of stars in the Universe is larger than all the grains of sand on all the beaches of the planet Earth. ~ Carl Sagan
403:When you make the finding yourself - even if you're the last person on Earth to see the light - you'll never forget it. ~ Carl Sagan
404:I do not imagine that many people in the fifteenth century ever wondered if they were living in the Italian Renaissance. ~ Carl Sagan
405:Writing a novel is like trying to solve a very long mathematical equation. Changing anything can change everything else. ~ Carl Sagan
406:You know the opinion of Cervantes? He said that reading a translation is like examining the back of a piece of tapestry. ~ Carl Sagan
407:Keeping an open mind is a virtue—but, as the space engineer James Oberg once said, not so open that your brains fall out. ~ Carl Sagan
408:Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep thoughts can be winnowed from deep nonsense. ~ Carl Sagan
409:The cosmos is full beyond measure of elegant truths; of exquisite interrelationships; of the awesome machinery of nature. ~ Carl Sagan
410:...the hopeless sense of a civilization destroyed for nothing; the knowledge that we could have prevented it and did not. ~ Carl Sagan
411:When we are self-indulgent and uncritical, when we confuse hopes and facts, we slide into pseudoscience and superstition. ~ Carl Sagan
412:cuando hierve el fanatismo a nuestro alrededor, los hábitos de pensamiento familiares de épocas antiguas toman el control. ~ Carl Sagan
413:Hiçbir uygarlık, topluluktaki doğumların sayısını sınırlandırmadan yıldızlar arası yolculuk çabalarının üstesinden gelemez ~ Carl Sagan
414:Nature does not always conform to our predispositions and preferences, to what we deem comfortable and easy to understand. ~ Carl Sagan
415:The cannabis experience has greatly improved my appreciation for art, a subject which I had never much appreciated before. ~ Carl Sagan
416:A single lifetime, even though entirely devoted to the sky, would not be enough for the investigation of so vast a subject  ~ Carl Sagan
417:In our time, we have sifted the sands of Mars, we have established a presence there, we have fulfilled a century of dreams! ~ Carl Sagan
418:Our children long for realistic maps of the future that they can be proud of. Where are the cartographers of human purpose? ~ Carl Sagan
419:The nature of life on Earth and the search for life elsewhere are two sides of the same question—the search for who we are. ~ Carl Sagan
420:We also know how cruel the truth often is, and we wonder whether delusion is not more consoling. HENRI POINCARÉ (1854–1912) ~ Carl Sagan
421:If the constellations had been named in the twentieth century, I suppose we would see bicycles and refrigerators in the sky. ~ Carl Sagan
422:Science cuts two ways, of course; its products can be used for both good and evil. But there's no turning back from science. ~ Carl Sagan
423:Science is based on experiment, on a willingness to challenge old dogma, on an openness to see the universe as it really is. ~ Carl Sagan
424:If our long-term survival is at stake, we have a basic responsibility to our species to venture to other worlds. —CARL SAGAN ~ Michio Kaku
425:If we are to survive, our loyalties must be broadened further, to include the whole human community, the entire planet Earth. ~ Carl Sagan
426:I would love to believe that when I die I will live again, that some thinking, feeling, remembering part of me will continue. ~ Carl Sagan
427:The nuclear arms race is like two sworn enemies standing waist deep in gasoline, one with three matches, the other with five. ~ Carl Sagan
428:The secrets of evolution, are time and death.

There's an unbroken thread that stretches from those first cells to us. ~ Carl Sagan
429:For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring. ~ Carl Sagan
430:In every culture we imagined something like our own political system running the Universe Few found the similarity suspicious. ~ Carl Sagan
431:Microbiology and meteorology now explain what only a few centuries ago was considered sufficient cause to burn women to death. ~ Carl Sagan
432:the future belongs to those societies that treat new ideas as delicate, fragile and immensely valuable pathways to the future. ~ Carl Sagan
433:All inquires carry with them some element of risk. There is no guarantee that the universe will conform to our predispositions. ~ Carl Sagan
434:Anger at queries about our beliefs is the body’s warning signal: here lies unexamined and probably dangerous doctrinal baggage. ~ Carl Sagan
435:In the fabric of space and in the nature of matter, as in a great work of art, there is, written small, the artist's signature. ~ Carl Sagan
436:It is all a matter of time scale. An event that would be unthinkable in a hundred years may be inevitable in a hundred million. ~ Carl Sagan
437:With an ambassador, you're supposed to put your best foot forward, and we've been sending mainly crap to space for forty years. ~ Carl Sagan
438:If we can't think for ourselves, if we're unwilling to question authority, then we're just putty in the hands of those in power. ~ Carl Sagan
439:Avoidable human misery is more often caused not so much by stupidity as by ignorance, particularly our ignorance about ourselves. ~ Carl Sagan
440:Could we possible manage the next phase of human history without first dealing with this penchant for dehumanizing the adversary? ~ Carl Sagan
441:If it takes a little myth and ritual to get us through a night that seems endless, who among us cannot sympathize and understand? ~ Carl Sagan
442:Our psychological predispositions pros or cons must not misleads us. All that matters is the evidence, and the evident is not in. ~ Carl Sagan
443:Perhaps the depth of love can be calibrated by the number of different selves that are actively involved in a given relationship. ~ Carl Sagan
444:You can't convince a believer of anything; for their belief is not based on evidence, it's based on a deep seated need to believe ~ Carl Sagan
445:I think if we ever reach the point where we think we thoroughly understand who we are and where we came from, we will have failed. ~ Carl Sagan
446:Writing is perhaps the greatest human inventions, binding together people, citizens of distant epochs, who never knew one another. ~ Carl Sagan
447:as astronomer Carl Sagan once aptly put it, you do not want to keep your mind so open that your brain is likely to fall out. ~ Massimo Pigliucci
448:Our ancestors lived out of doors. They were as familiar with the night sky as most of us are with our favorite television programs. ~ Carl Sagan
449:Scientists often say "My position is mistaken." I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion. ~ Carl Sagan
450:We live at a moment when our relationships to each other, and to all other beings with whom we share this planet, are up for grabs. ~ Carl Sagan
451:Contemplated as one grand whole, astronomy is the most beautiful monument of the human mind; the noblest record of its intelligence. ~ Carl Sagan
452:El Universo no parece ni benigno ni hostil, simplemente indiferente a las preocupaciones de seres tan insignificantes como nosotros. ~ Carl Sagan
453:Has there ever been a religion with the prophetic accuracy and reliability of science? . . . No other human institution comes close. ~ Carl Sagan
454:I'm only a four-dimensional creature. Haven't got a clue how to visualise infinity. Even Einstein hadn't. I know because I asked him ~ Carl Sagan
455:We are privileged to live in, and if we are lucky to influence, one of the most critical epochs in the history of the human species. ~ Carl Sagan
456:When enough fiction is written and enough scientific hypotheses are proposed, sooner or later there will be accidental concordances. ~ Carl Sagan
457:When you're in love, you want to tell the world. This book is a personal statement, reflecting my lifelong love affair with science. ~ Carl Sagan
458:You could just as well say that an agnostic is a deeply religious person with at least a rudimentary knowledge of human fallibility. ~ Carl Sagan
459:All of us long for a competent, uncorrupt, charismtatic leader. We will leap at the opportunity to support, to believe, to feel good. ~ Carl Sagan
460:I don?t feel rejected by the sky. I?m a part of it- tiny, to be sure, but everything is tiny compared to that overwhelming immensity. ~ Carl Sagan
461:There is a lurking fear that some things are not “meant" to be known, that some inquiries are too dangerous for human beings to make. ~ Carl Sagan
462:A googolplex is precisely as far from infinity as is the number 1... no matter what number you have in mind, infinity is larger still. ~ Carl Sagan
463:If people knew how many people, especially the very rich and powerful ones, went to psychics, their jaws would drop through the floor, ~ Carl Sagan
464:It's sometimes easier to reject strong evidence than to admit that we've been wrong, this is information about ourselves worth having. ~ Carl Sagan
465:Perhaps the depth of love can be calibrated by the number of different selves that are actively involved in a given relationship. With ~ Carl Sagan
466:One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is to voyage through time. ~ Carl Sagan
467:There are lots of ways to communicate what we know, but few ways to communicate what we feel. Music is one way to communicate emotions. ~ Carl Sagan
468:We live in an in-between universe where things change all right...but according to patterns, rules, or as we call them, laws of nature. ~ Carl Sagan
469:I believe our future depends powerfully on how well we understand this cosmos in which we float, like a mote of dust in the morning sky. ~ Carl Sagan
470:People’s feelings are as strong as they always were, and skepticism is probably as unfashionable today as in any other age. Accordingly, ~ Carl Sagan
471:the lack is not in intelligence, which is in plentiful supply; rather, the scarce commodity is systematic training in critical thinking. ~ Carl Sagan
472:The very act of understanding is a celebration of joining, merging, even if on a very modest scale, with the magnificence of the Cosmos. ~ Carl Sagan
473:Güneş'in yapısında önce helyum bulunduğu saptanmıştır.(Yunanlıların güneş tanrısına Helios adını vermeleri nedeniyle helyum denilmiştir.) ~ Carl Sagan
474:I agree, along with Carl Sagan, that we should eventually become a two planet species. Life is too precious to place on a single planet. ~ Michio Kaku
475:I believe that in every person is a kind of circuit which resonates to intellectual discovery-and the idea is to make that resonance work ~ Carl Sagan
476:Kozmos ''düzen içinde bir evren'' anlamında kullanılan Yunanca bir sözcüktür ve bir bakıma ''karmaşa'' anlamına gelen Kaos'un karşıtıdır. ~ Carl Sagan
477:The fossil record implies trial and error, an inability to anticipate the future, features inconsistent with an efficient Great Designer. ~ Carl Sagan
478:We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology. ~ Carl Sagan
479:I set before you two ways: You can use your technology to destroy yourselves or to carry you to the planets and the stars. It's up to you. ~ Carl Sagan
480:Science is an ongoing process. It never ends. There is no single ultimate truth to be achieved, after which all the scientists can retire. ~ Carl Sagan
481:Some racists still reject the plain testimony written in the DNA that all the races are not only human but nearly indistinguishable. . . . ~ Carl Sagan
482:The fifth regular solid must then, they thought, correspond to some fifth element that could only be the substance of the heavenly bodies. ~ Carl Sagan
483:An atheist has to know a lot more than I know. An atheist is someone who knows there is no god. By some definitions atheism is very stupid. ~ Carl Sagan
484:A still more glorious dawn awaits / not a sunrise, but a galaxy-rise / a morning filled with 400 billion suns / the rising of the milky way ~ Carl Sagan
485:Better by far to embrace the hard truth than a reassuring fable. If we crave some cosmic purpose, then let us find ourselves a worthy goal. ~ Carl Sagan
486:Humans everywhere share the same goals when the context is large enough. And the study of the Cosmos provides the largest possible context. ~ Carl Sagan
487:In a slick manifesto called Cosmos, Carl Sagan artfully packaged his own creed: “The Cosmos is all there is, or was, or ever will be. ~ Charles W Colson
488:Literacy is the path from slavery to freedom. But there are many kinds of slavery and many kinds of freedom. But reading is still the path. ~ Carl Sagan
489:According to some estimates, almost half the scientists and high technologists on Earth are employed full- or part-time on military matters. ~ Carl Sagan
490:A universe that is unknowable is no fit place for a thinking being. The ideal universe for us is one very much like the universe we inhabit. ~ Carl Sagan
491:El intelecto humano lo debe esencialmente todo a los millones de años que nuestros antecesores pasaron en solitario colgados de los árboles. ~ Carl Sagan
492:Maturity entails a readiness, painful and wrenching though it may be, to look squarely into the long dark places, into the fearsome shadows. ~ Carl Sagan
493:Our ancestors worshipped the Sun, and they were not that foolish. It makes sense to revere the Sun and the stars, for we are their children. ~ Carl Sagan
494:Venus, it turns out, is broiling hot. There are no swamps, no oil fields, no seltzer oceans. With insufficient data, it is easy to go wrong. ~ Carl Sagan
495:we are privileged to live among brilliant and passionately inquisitive people, and in time when the search for knowledge is generally prized ~ Carl Sagan
496:Widespread intellectual and moral docility may be convenient for leaders in the short term, but it is suicidal for nations in the long term. ~ Carl Sagan
497:علينا دائما أن نلقي أسئلة، أسئلة ذكية. لايجب أن نقبل أي شيء على نحو أعمى! يجب أن نفهم. يجب أن لانسمح لمطامحنا الخاصة أن تقف عثرة أمام الفهم. ~ Carl Sagan
498:According to some estimates, almost half the scientists and high technologists on Earth are employed full- or part-time on military matters. ~ Carl Sagan,
499:I can find in my undergraduate classes, bright students who do not know that the stars rise and set at night, or even that the Sun is a star. ~ Carl Sagan
500:I wonder how many potential Einsteins have been permanently discouraged through competitive examinations and the forced feeding of curricula. ~ Carl Sagan


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