Earth

979 – David W Orr on what Earth needs

“The planet does not need more successful people. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of all kinds. It needs people to live well in their places. It needs people with moral courage willing to join the struggle to make the world habitable and humane and these qualities have little to do with success as our culture is the set.”

-David W Orr

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911 – “When you’re finally up at the Moon looking back on Earth, all those differences and nationalistic traits are pretty well going to blend, and you’re going to get a concepts that maybe this really is one world and why the hell can’t we learn to live together like decent people?”

-Frank Borman [Unreliable Source]

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772 – A Quote About Life and a Cosmic Perspective

“You are currently on a 4.5 billion year old spaceship. A self sufficient, organic, complex spaceship. You are orbiting a power source that is a million times large than your ship. There are 200 billion more power sources, possibly with ships like yours, in your group. There are 40 more groups in your particular neighborhood. Your neighborhood is moving at 2 million miles per hour to an object that is 150 million light years away. Welcome to life. It’s more exciting when you think on a larger scale.”

–anonymous

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739 – “We have a genetic kinship with all life on Earth, an atomic kinship to all matter in the cosmos. So when I look at the Universe, I feel large, because I remind myself that not only are we living in this Universe, the Universe is living within us.”

–Neil deGrasse Tyson
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