Quotes are interesting stuff. Wether you agree with them, or disagree. There is a bit of truth in everyone of them.
Sometimes, I research quotes to enhance a business presentation, but sometimes I’m just browsing them for fun. I like them for their eternity and their wisdom. Strange thing is, that you can even change your mood just by selecting “the right ones”. After reading some inspirational or visionary ones, I can feel the urge to move something or get things going again even if the day had been exhaustive and rough.
A by-product is that it most often leads me to Wikipedia to get to know more about the person behind the quote. On more than one occasion it has been the reason I forgot time and drifted away from the original subject
Occasionally I have been tweeting my findings.
Yesterday fellow SpaceTweep @ageekmom asked me if I was collecting these pieces somewhere (which I did not) and the idea was born to collect them on the Space Tweep Society Website.
Somehow most of the quotes I like are science or space related – who thought about that
So let’s start off with some I tweeted and if you like, please continue and post your favorites:
Men who have worked together to reach the stars are not likely to descend together into the depths of war and desolation.
–Lyndon B Johnson addressing the U.N. General Assembly 1958
Science has not yet mastered prophecy. We predict too much for the next year and yet far too little for the next ten.
–Neil Armstrong, speech to joint session of congress 16th Sept. 1969
Earth is the cradle of mankind, but man cannot live in the cradle forever.
–Konstantin E. Tsiolkovsky
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
The sky is the ultimate art gallery just above us.
–Ralph Waldo Emerson
Through space the universe encompasses and swallows me up like an atom; through thought I comprehend the world.
The Moon is the first milestone on the road to the stars.
–Arthur C. Clarke
We have lingered long enough on the shores of the cosmic ocean. We are ready at last to set sail for the stars.
–Carl Sagan; Cosmos 1980
To be continued
(Please let me know if you like it and feel free to DM, tweet or comment me on any typo’s or other errors)