„In our science and philosophy, even, there is commonly no true and absolute account of things. The spirit of sect and bigotry has planted its hoof amid the stars. You have only to discuss the problem, whether the stars are inhabited or not, in order to discover it.“

—  Henry David Thoreau, livro Life Without Principle

Life Without Principle (1863)

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1817 - 1862

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„Stars are only the rain of the Absolute.“

—  Dejan Stojanovic poet, writer, and businessman 1959

“Rain of the Absolute,” p. 25
The Sun Watches the Sun (1999), Sequence: “Skywalking”

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„The excellence of a thing is the end for which it was made; as of a star to give light, and of a plant to be fruitful.“

—  Thomas Watson English nonconformist preacher and author 1616 - 1686

from The Lord's Prayer.
Contexto: The excellence of a thing is the end for which it was made; as of a star to give light, and of a plant to be fruitful. So the excellence of a Christian is to answer the end of his creation, which is to hallow God’s name, and live to that God by whom he lives.

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„Indeed, I am a safeguard to the inhabitants of earth as the stars are safeguards to the inhabitants of heaven.“

—  Muhammad al-Mahdi 12th and last Imam in Twelver Shia Islam 869 - 941

Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol.78 p. 380
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„Reach for the stars and even if you miss you will land among the stars“

—  Wendy Mass, Jeremy Finl & the Meaning of Life

Fonte: Jeremy Finl & the Meaning of Life

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„The philosophy of science is concerned with how you decide if a scientific finding is correct or true. You have to establish criteria to determine if the finding or theory is valid. Validity is a fundamental problem in the philosophy of science, but the fundamental problem in the philosophy of scientific administration is the question of value.“

—  Alvin M. Weinberg American nuclear physicist 1915 - 2006

Two scientific activities are equally valid if they achieve results that are true. Now, how do you decide which activity is more valuable? The question of value is the basic question that the scientific administrator asks so that decisions can be made about funding priorities.
Interview http://www.ornl.gov/info/ornlreview/rev28-1/text/wbgbar.htm by Bill Cabage and Carolyn Krause for the ORNL Review (April 1995).

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„The glorified spirit of the infant is as a star to guide the mother to its own blissful clime.“

—  Lydia Sigourney American poet 1791 - 1865

Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 53.

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„It has become extremely questionable whether, in the flux of life, it is a genuinely worthwhile intellectual problem to seek to discover fixed and immutable ideas or absolutes.“

—  Karl Mannheim Hungarian sociologist 1893 - 1947

Ideology and Utopia (1929)
Contexto: It has become extremely questionable whether, in the flux of life, it is a genuinely worthwhile intellectual problem to seek to discover fixed and immutable ideas or absolutes. It is a more worthy intellectual task perhaps to learn to think dynamically and relationally rather than statically.

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„I shine afar, till men may not divine
Whether it is the stars or the beloved
They follow with wrapt spirit.“

—  George William Russell Irish writer, editor, critic, poet, and artistic painter 1867 - 1935

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Contexto: I am the tender voice calling 'Away,'
Whispering between the beatings of the heart,
And inaccessible in dewy eyes
I dwell, and all unkissed on lovely lips,
Lingering between white breasts inviolate,
And fleeting ever from the passionate touch,
I shine afar, till men may not divine
Whether it is the stars or the beloved
They follow with wrapt spirit.

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„The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it.“

—  Neil deGrasse Tyson American astrophysicist and science communicator 1958

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Skeptic Blog: "Reality Check", April 20, 2011 http://www.skepticblog.org/2011/04/20/reality-check/,
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„Philosophy is empty if it isn't based on science. Science discovers, philosophy interprets.“

—  Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955

Fonte: Attributed in posthumous publications, p. 98

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