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“Heaven is my father and Earth is my mother and even such a small creature as I finds an intimate place in its midst. That which extends throughout the universe, I regard as my body and that which directs the universe, I regard as my nature. All people are my brothers and sisters and all things are my companions.”

Chang Tsai
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Universe

“Only through understanding the universe can we understand ourselves or our proper role in the great community of existence.”

Thomas Berry

“There will come a time when our descendants will be amazed that we did not know things that are so plain to them. Our universe is a sorry little affair unless it has in it something for every age to investigate.”

Seneca, First Century CE

“We are the representatives of the cosmos; we are an example of what hydrogen atoms can do, given 15 billion years of cosmic evolution.”

Carl Sagan
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Nature

“Those who dwell, as scientists or laymen, among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.”

Rachel Carson

“The Gaia hypothesis is for those who like to walk or simply stand and stare, to wonder about the Earth and the life it bears, and to speculate about the consequences of our own presence here.

James Lovelock

“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.

John Muir
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Humanity

“Human life has meaning only to that degree and as long as it is lived in the service of humanity.”


Wole Soyinka

“Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home – Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

“Man is unable to see himself entirely unrelated to mankind, neither is he able to see mankind unrelated to life, nor life unrelated to the universe.

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin