84 Cosmology Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of cosmology quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about what is cosmology in physics.

The Most Famous Cosmology Quotes (Best in 2024)

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I believe our future depends powerfully on how well we understand this cosmos in which we float, like a mote of dust in the morning sky. — Carl Sagan

The celestial order and the beauty of the universe compel me to admit that there is some excellent and eternal Being, who deserves the respect and homage of men — Marcus Tullius Cicero

For most people, we often marvel at the beauty of a sunrise or the magnificence of a full moon, but it is impossible to fathom the magnitude of the universe that surrounds us. — Richard H. Baker

Religion and Science are two aspects of social life, of which the former has been important as far back as we know anything of man — Bertrand Russell

I am a Christian which means that I believe in the deity of Christ, like Tycho de Brahe, Copernicus, Descartes, Newton, Leibnitz, Pascal… like all great astronomers mathematicians of the past. — Augustin-Louis Cauchy

The universe is a big place, perhaps the biggest. — Kurt Vonnegut

Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another. — Plato

I strongly believe in the existence of God, based on intuition, observations, logic, and also scientific knowledge. — Charles Hard Townes

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

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

Short Cosmology Quotes

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  • Those who study the stars have God for a teacher. — Tycho Brahe
  • I, a universe of atoms, an atom in the universe. — Richard P. Feynman
  • Bright points in the sky or a blow on the head will equally cause one to see stars. — Percival Lowell
  • Theories crumble, but good observations never fade. — Harlow Shapley
  • We need a new cosmology. New gods. New sacraments. Another drink. — Patti Smith
  • The barrier has begun to yield. — John Herschel
  • Something deeply hidden had to be behind things. — Albert Einstein
  • Astronomy, as nothing else can do, teaches men humility. — Arthur C. Clarke
  • I like science - geography, meteorology, cosmology. — Randy Newman
  • The bright sun was extinguish'd, and the stars Did wander darkling in the eternal space. — Lord Byron

Cosmology Of Life Quotes

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From the Vedas we learn a practical art of surgery, medicine, music, house building under which mechanized art is included. They are encyclopedia of every aspect of life, culture, religion, science, ethics, law, cosmology and meteorology. — William James

Human beings have become so afraid of the unknown, themselves, and each other that they deprive themselves of that innate ecstasy and love of life which comes with a human body, mind and spirit, by hiding behind the empty shell of their ego. — Frederick Lenz

Buddhism is perception, gaining control of the mind and directing one's attention, to raise the kundalini energy so that it flows with such volatility and force that we simply perceive life correctly. — Frederick Lenz

Buddhists believe that you are who you are today is because of who you have been in all your past lives. — Frederick Lenz

The problem with a Separation Theology is that it produces a Separation Cosmology, a way of looking at all of life that says that everything is separate from everything else. — Neale Donald Walsch

The essence of all practice is to be cool. Life is not worth getting excited about because whatever you perceive is an illusion. — Frederick Lenz

The Buddhist message is a message not of the negation of life, but one of affirmation. — Frederick Lenz

Much later, when I was discussing cosmological problems with Einstein, he remarked that the introduction of the cosmological term was the biggest blunder he ever made in his life. — George Gamow

According to Zen Buddhist cosmology there are ten thousand different states of mind to view and understand life through. — Frederick Lenz

Cosmic Quotes

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The smallest sin is an act of Cosmic Treason against a Holy God. — Jonathan Edwards

The bad news is you're falling through the air, nothing to hang on to, no parachute. The good news is, there's no ground. — Chogyam Trungpa

In string theory, all particles are vibrations on a tiny rubber band; physics is the harmonies on the string; chemistry is the melodies we play on vibrating strings; the universe is a symphony of strings, and the "Mind of God" is cosmic music resonating in 11 dimensional hyperspace. — Michio Kaku

We are travelers on a cosmic journey,stardust,swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share.This is a precious moment. It is a little parenthesis in eternity. — Paulo Coelho

What is the universe? The universe is a symphony of vibrating strings...we are nothing but melodies. We are nothing but cosmic music played out on vibrating strings and membranes. — Michio Kaku

We live in succession, in division, in parts and particles. Meantime, within man, is the soul of the whole; the wise silence; the universal beauty to which every part and particle is equally related; the eternal One. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

EACH DAY OF HUMAN life contains joy and anger, pain and pleasure, darkness and light, growth and decay. Each moment is etched with nature’s grand design-do not try to deny or oppose the cosmic order of things. — Morihei Ueshiba

Dance is active meditation. When we dance, we go beyond thought, beyond mind and beyond our individuality to become one in the divine ecstasy of the union with the cosmic spirit. This is the essence of the trance dance experience. — Goa Gil

Your voice is a very powerful weapon. When you are in tune with the cosmic breath of heaven and earth, your voice produces true sounds. Unify body, mind, and speech, and real techniques will emerge. — Morihei Ueshiba

A genuine smile distributes the cosmic current, Prana to every body cell.The happy man is less subject to disease, for happiness actually attracts into the body a greater supply of the Universal life energy. — Paramahansa Yogananda

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More Cosmology Quotes

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The heaven is spherical in shape, and moves as a sphere; the earth too is sensibly spherical in shape, when taken as a whole; in position it lies in the middle of the heavens very much like its center; in size and distance it has the ratio of a point to the sphere of the fixed stars; and it has no motion from place to place. — Ptolemy

We torture and kill two billion sentient living beings every week. 10,000 entire species are wiped out every year because of the actions of one, and we are now facing the sixth mass extinction in cosmological history. If any other organism did this, a biologist would consider them a virus. — Philip Wollen

Do there exist many worlds, or is there but a single world? This is one of the most noble and exalted questions in the study of Nature. — Albertus Magnus

Creativity is essential to particle physics, cosmology, and to mathematics, and to other fields of science, just as it is to its more widely acknowledged beneficiaries - the arts and humanities. — Lisa Randall

A cosmology that admits of only one male god limits women’s capacity to envision their full potential as human beings. — Layne Redmond

Imagination is a tree. It has the integrative virtues of a tree. It is root and boughs. It lives between earth and sky. It lives in the earth and the wind. The imagined tree imperceptibly becomes a cosmological tree, the tree which epitomises a universe, which makes a universe. — Gaston Bachelard

We are not capable of producing a concept of time that is at once cosmological, biological, historical and individual — Paul Ricoeur

It is surrounded by a thin flat ring, inclined to the ecliptic, and nowhere touches the body of the planet. — Christiaan Huygens

You can only exclude it on philosophical grounds. In my view there is absolutely nothing wrong in that. What I want to bring into the open is the fact that we are using philosophical criteria in choosing our models. A lot of cosmology tries to hide that. — George F. R. Ellis

The great spirals, with their enormous radial velocities and insensible proper motions, apparently lie outside our Solar system. — Edwin Powell Hubble

General relativity is the cornerstone of cosmology and astrophysics. It has also provided the conceptual basis for string theory and other attempts to unify all the forces of nature in terms of geometrical structures. — Paul Davies

Man must rise above the Earth - to the top of the atmosphere and beyond - for only thus will he fully understand the world in which he lives. — Socrates

I'm not an historian but I'll venture an opinion: Modern cosmology really began with Darwin and Wallace. Unlike anyone before them, they provided explanations of our existence that completely rejected supernatural agents... Darwin and Wallace set a standard not only for the life sciences but for cosmology as well. — Leonard Susskind

[The evidence from cosmology] determines that the cause of the universe is functionally equivalent to the God of the Bible, a Being beyond the matter, energy, space, and time of the cosmos. — Hugh Ross

I also think we need to maintain distinctions - the doctrine of creation is different from a scientific cosmology, and we should resist the temptation, which sometimes scientists give in to, to try to assimilate the concepts of theology to the concepts of science. — John Polkinghorne

The Europeans and the Americans are not throwing $10 billion down this gigantic tube for nothing. We're exploring the very forefront of physics and cosmology with the Large Hadron Collider because we want to have a window on creation, we want to recreate a tiny piece of Genesis to unlock some of the greatest secrets of the universe. — Michio Kaku

Knowledge of the Enlightenment Cycle, of the ways that inner dimensions and nirvana work, lifts you far above the transient sorrows, pains, pleasures and joys that the unenlightened masses experience. — Frederick Lenz

Astronomy is one of the sublimest fields of human investigation. The mind that grasps its facts and principles receives something of the enlargement and grandeur belonging to the science itself. It is a quickener of devotion. — Horace Mann

A blade of grass is a commonplace on Earth; it would be a miracle on Mars. Our descendants on Mars will know the value of a patch of green. And if a blade of grass is priceless, what is the value of a human being? — Carl Sagan

We find, therefore, under this orderly arrangement, a wonderful symmetry in the universe, and a definite relation of harmony in the motion and magnitude of the orbs, of a kind that is not possible to obtain in any other way. — Johannes Kepler

The scorn which I had reason to fear on account of the novelty and unconventionality of my opinion almost induced me to abandon completely the work which I had undertaken. . . . Astronomy is written for astronomers. To them my work too will seem, unless I am mistaken, to make some contribution. — Nicolaus Copernicus

Prana is an element of energy. Energy is a manifestation of a certain principle which in Indian cosmology they call shakti, or spiritual power. Don't worry about the words too much. — Frederick Lenz

There are no black holes - in the sense of regimes from which light can't escape to infinity. There are however apparent horizons which persist for a period of time. — Stephen Hawking

A lot of people feel like urban fantasy is a shortcut that gets you around world-building, because it's set "in the real world." But it doesn't really work that way, as I found out. You have to come up with just as consistent an internal cosmology and magic system as you would if you were writing high fantasy. — Cassandra Clare

The goal of feminist spirituality has never been the simple substitution of Yahweh-with-a-skirt. Rather, it seeks, in all its diversity, to revitalize relational, body-honoring, cosmologically grounded spiritual possibilities for women and all others. — Charlene Spretnak

Since man, fragment of the universe, is governed by the same laws that preside over the heavens, it is by no means absurd to search there above for the themes of our lives, for those frigid sympathies that participate in our achievements as well as our blunderings. — Marguerite Yourcenar

Buddhism isn't about temples, and incense, and shaved heads, and robes. It's not about church. There are aspects of Buddhism that involve that. People enjoy that, it helps them, it strengthens their practice. — Frederick Lenz

On the left-hand side of the field equation we may add the fundamental tensor guv, multiplied by a universal constant, -λ, at present unknown, without destroying the general covariance. — Albert Einstein

My present work concerns the problems connected with the theory of elementary particles, the theory of gravitation and cosmology and I shall be glad if I can manage to make some contribution to these important branches of science. — Andrei Sakharov

Like mathematics and music and cosmology and philosophy, poetry, too, can "infinitize" us, granting us what immortality there is to be had in this mortal life. And all those who vibrate in harmony to language that itself vibrates to the harmonies of the infinite are entitled to inclusion among the "small group of people. — Rebecca Goldstein

The realms of light exist everywhere forever. But it is up to an individual to raise their mind to a level of stillness at which they can perceive these most beautiful realms of light. — Frederick Lenz

Buddhism has existed forever, just like we have, and occasionally it's codified; it's put together into a system by someone who likes to codify. — Frederick Lenz

Cosmology does, I think, affect the way that we perceive humanity's role in nature. One thing we've learnt from astronomy is that the future lying ahead is more prolonged than the past. Even our sun is less than halfway through its life. — Martin Rees

Our fantastic civilization has fallen out of touch with many aspects of nature, and with none more completely than with night. — Henry Beston

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