Grief and joy – Sufi proverb

“When the heart grieves over what it has lost, the spirit rejoices over what it has left.”
 
– Sufi proverb
 

Questions and answers – Theodore Seuss Geisel

“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.”
 
– Theodore Seuss Geisel
 

Morning wisdom – Unknown

“The morning is wiser than the evening.”
 
– Russian proverb
 

Fear – Mahatma Gandhi

“Fear is not a disease of the body; fear kills the soul.”
 
– Mahatma Gandhi
 

Events of life – Wilhelm von Humboldt

“Our happiness or our unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves.”
 
– Wilhelm von Humboldt
 

Learn, live, hope – Albert Einstein

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.”
 
– Albert Einstein
 

Circles – Jonathan Cainer

“The path of least resistance leads round in a circle”
 
– Jonathan Cainer
 

War – Bertrand Russell

“War does not determine who is right, only who is left.”
 
– Bertrand Russell.
 

Open minds – James Dewar

“Books and minds only work when they’re open.”
 
― James Dewar
 

Deepest fear – Marianne Williamson

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
 
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
 
We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we’re liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others”.
  

– Marianne Williamson
  

Reasons – J.P. Morgan

“There’s always a good reason and there’s always a real reason.”
 
– J.P. Morgan
 

Peace and love – Star Trek

“May this day find you at peace and leave you with hope”
 
– Alcia, Star Trek Voyager
 

Consistency – Oscar Wilde

“Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.”
 
– Oscar Wilde
 

The trouble with the world – Bertrand Russell

“The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.”
 
– Bertrand Russell
 

Pale blue dot – Carl Sagan

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“Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives.


The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every “superstar,” every ,” every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there – on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.”

 
– Carl Sagan
 
The Pale Blue Dot is a photograph of planet Earth taken in 1990 by the Voyager 1 spacecraft from a record distance of about 6 billion kilometers (3.7 billion miles) from Earth, as part of the solar system Family Portrait series of images. In the photograph, Earth is shown as a tiny dot (0.12 pixel in size) against the vastness of space. The Voyager 1 spacecraft, which had completed its primary mission and was leaving the Solar System, was commanded by NASA to turn its camera around and to take a photograph of Earth across a great expanse of space, at the request of Carl Sagan.