Man is a microcosm,
or a little world, because he is an extract from all the
stars and planets of the whole firmament, from the earth
and the elements; and so he is their quintessence.
I am undecided whether or not the visible Milky Way
is but one of countless others all of which form an entire
system. Perhaps the light from these infinitely distant
galaxies is so faint that we cannot see them.
— Johann Heinrich Lambert
Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy,
the foolish daughter of a wise mother. these two daughters,
however, have for a long time governed this world with uncontrollable
Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe
around him and calls the adventure Science.
— Edwin Hubble
The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and
dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if
it had nothing else in the universe to do.
— Galileo Galilei