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Inspiring Personality: Carl Sagan

September 24, 2018

PaybackGift Personality Carl Sagan

In his 62 years on this planet, Carl Sagan accomplished various achievements in diverse fields. He was a famed scientist, celebrity, writer, professor, and a TV host. It's almost like he came from a completely different planet to educate us and broaden our horizons.

As a professor, he inspired generations of future scientists. As an astronomer, he played an important role in NASA and made discoveries about Mars and Venus. As a writer, he completed over 600 scientific articles. And as a TV personality, he hosted the 1980 series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, the most-watched science program of all time.

But most importantly, he inspired all of us to understand the value of science, to never stop looking, and to comprehend our place in the universe. He is a man we all love, full of hope and optimism, with great visions of a better tomorrow.

 

Carl Sagan Quotes 

🌍 “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 "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there-on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

 Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space

 

🌌 “Every one of us is, in the cosmic perspective, precious. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another.” 
 Carl Sagan, Cosmos

 

🔬 “Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality. When we recognize our place in an immensity of light‐years and in the passage of ages, when we grasp the intricacy, beauty, and subtlety of life, then that soaring feeling, that sense of elation and humility combined, is surely spiritual. So are our emotions in the presence of great art or music or literature, or acts of exemplary selfless courage such as those of Mahatma Gandhi or Martin Luther King, Jr. The notion that science and spirituality are somehow mutually exclusive does a disservice to both.” 
 Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

 

🤝 “You're an interesting species. An interesting mix. You're capable of such beautiful dreams, and such horrible nightmares. You feel so lost, so cut off, so alone, only you're not. See, in all our searching, the only thing we've found that makes the emptiness bearable, is each other.” 
 Carl Sagan, Contact

 

⭐ “The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself.” 
 Carl Sagan

 

🌊 “The beauty of a living thing is not the atoms that go into it, but the way those atoms are put together.” 
 Carl Sagan, Cosmos

 

🌳 “Exploration is in our nature. We began as wanderers, and we are wanderers still. We have lingered long enough on the shores of the cosmic ocean. We are ready at last to set sail for the stars.” 
 Carl Sagan, Cosmos


1 Response

Thereasa Beck
Thereasa Beck

October 04, 2018

You are right on point with the above message. I am very grateful for having this to add to all of my positive reading about the Universe, and how we all fit.

I am grateful.

Namaste

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