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
Astonishing Middle Earth quotations
Heaven on Earth is a choice you must make, not a place you must find.
There is some good in this world, and it's worth fighting for.
Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.
Be humble for you are made of earth. Be noble for you are made of stars.
Those who know that the consensus of many centuries has sanctioned the conception that the earth remains at rest in the middle of the heavens as its center, would, I reflected, regard it as an insane pronouncement if I made the opposite assertion that the earth moves.
All that is gold does not glitter.
I will not say, do not weep, for not all tears are an evil.
Be still, and the earth will speak to you.
Oft hope is born when all is forlorn.
It is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set, uprooting the evil in the fields that we know, so that those who live after may have clean earth to till. What weather they shall have is not ours to rule.
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
The earth has music for those who listen.
There is oil in the Middle East there is rare earth in China.
I was born with the biggest middle finger on Earth.
Over hill and under hill
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Although it is a fantasy film, it's as real as it can be.
You have to imagine that an audience will buy their ticket to a cinema and get on a first-class flight and journey to Middle Earth.
I'd never heard of the 'Lord of the Rings', actually.
So I went to the bookstore and there it was, three shelves of books about Tolkien and Middle-earth, and I was like, 'Holy cow, what else am I missing out on?'
I'll never forget anything about Middle Earth.
That's part of my memory now so I won't miss anything.
Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished If you're alive it isn't.
Deeds will not be less valiant because they are unpraised.
Such is of the course of deeds that move the wheels of the world: small hands do them because they must, while the eyes of the great are elsewhere.
Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life.
Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.
Advice is a dangerous gift, even from the wise to the wise, and all courses may run ill.
In fact, Christianity has been one of the great salivations on planet Earth.
It's what's necessary in the Middle East. Others have written about it, I think these people need to be forcibly converted to Christianity but I'll get here a little later, I'll move up to that. It's the only thing that can probably turn them into human beings.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.
Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the earth.
Let him not vow to walk in the dark, who has not seen the nightfall.
Independence? That's middle class blasphemy.
We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth.
War must be, while we defend our lives against a destroyer who would devour all.
Nature is my religion. The earth is my temple.
It is useless to meet revenge with revenge; it will heal nothing.
Renewed shall be blade that was broken, The crownless again shall be king.
Each man is always in the middle of the surface of the earth and under the zenith of his own hemisphere, and over the centre of the earth.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
The decision must be made between Judaism and Christianity, between business and culture, between male and female, between the race and the individual, between unworhtiness and worth, between the earthly and the higher life, between negation and God-like. Mankind has the choice to make. There are only two poles, and there is no middle way.
There's no sex in Middle Earth.
Same-sex couples should have the right to civil marriage.
Our time on this earth is limited, I know that better than most. Life comes down to who you love and who loves you back- government has no place in the middle.
All change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end.
I believe we're headed to an Elijah/Jezebel showdown on the Earth, not just in America but all over the globe, and the main warriors will be the prophets of Baal versus the prophets of God, and there will be no middle ground.
While most of those who hold that the whole heaven is finite say that the earth lies at the center, the philosophers of Italy, the so-called Pythagoreans, assert the contrary. They say that in the middle there is fire, and that the earth is one of the stars, and by its circular motion round the center produces night and day.
The reality is that we have one of lowest voter turnouts of any major country on earth because so many people have given up on the political process. The reality is that there has been trillions of dollars of wealth going from the middle class in the last 30 years to the top 1/10th of 1 percent.
As long as I'm dealing in honesty, I may as well admit that I have been more influenced (as a person) by my childhood readings of Tolkien and Lewis than I have been by any philosophers I read in college and grad school. The events and characters in Narnia and Middle Earth shaped my ideals, my dreams, my goals. Kant just annoyed me.