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Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy the mad daughter of a wise mother. These daughters have too long dominated the earth. Voltaire

It is clear to everyone that astronomy at all events compels the soul to look upwards, and draws it from the things of this world to the other. Plato

It's like having astronomy without knowing where the stars are. E. O. Wilson

The history of astronomy is a history of receding horizons. Edwin Powell Hubble

The discovery of a new dish does more for the happiness of the human race than the discovery of a star. Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes. Edsger Dijkstra

Astronomy's much more fun when you're not an astronomer. Brian May

Astronomy is not the apex of science or of invention. But it is a test of the cast of temperament and mind that underlies a culture. Jacob Bronowski

Astronomy is perhaps the science whose discoveries owe least to chance, in which human understanding appears in its whole magnitude, and through which man can best learn how small he is. G. C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg

Adam inquires concerning celestial motions, is doubtfully answered, and exhorted to search rather things more worthy of knowledge. John Milton

These earthly godfathers of Heaven's lights, that give a name to every fixed star, have no more profit of their shining nights than those that walk and know not what they are. William Shakespeare

I try to forget what happiness was, and when that don't work, I study the stars. Derek Walcott

When I heard the learn Walt Whitman

This sight... is by far the noblest astronomy affords. Edmond Halley

I'm interested in astrology and astronomy. Emm Gryner

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