Thursday, July 5, 2007

Great Space Quotes

"The earth is the cradle of humankind, but one cannot live in the cradle forever."
This is the quote that I keep at the top of every page on my Space Monitor blog.
Konstantin Tsiolkovsky's words provide perhaps the best, most succinct way of describing my purpose for writing this blog. There are many other great quotes out there, though many not quite as short as Tsiolkovsky's, and I would like to share with you all a list of some of my favorite. I encourage any readers out there to submit any of their favorite quotes or perhaps one of their own and I will gladly add them to this list. In the meantime I hope you enjoy the ones I have provided for you.

Here's my list:

"The earth is the cradle of humankind, but one cannot live in the cradle forever."
Konstantin Tsiolkovsky

"Don't tell me that man doesn't belong out there. Man belongs wherever he wants to go - and he'll do plenty well when he gets there."
Dr. Wernher von Braun, in 'Time' magazine, 17 February 1958

"Earth is too small a basket for mankind to keep all its eggs in.
Robert A. Heinlein

"Since, in the long run, every planetary civilization will be endangered by impacts from space, every surviving civilization is obliged to become spacefaring--not because of exploratory or romantic zeal, but for the most practical reason imaginable: staying alive... If our long-term survival is at stake, we have a basic responsibility to our species to venture to other worlds."
Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot, 1994

"I don't think the human race will survive the next thousand years, unless we spread into space. There are too many accidents that can befall life on a single planet. But I'm an optimist. We will reach out to the stars."
Stephen Hawking, interview with Daily Telegraph, 2001

"The dinosaurs became extinct because they didn't have a space program. And if we become extinct because we don't have a space program, it'll serve us right!"
Larry Nevin

"Remember this: once the human race is established on more than one planet and especially, in more than one solar system, there is no way now imaginable to kill off the human race."
Robert A. Heinlein

"People who view industrialization as a source of the Earth's troubles, its pollution, and the desecration of its surface, can only advocate that we give it up. This is something that we can't do; we have the tiger by the tail. We have 4.5 billion people on Earth. We can't support that many unless we're industrialized and technologically advanced. So, the idea is not to get rid of industrialization but to move it somewhere else. If we can move it a few thousand miles into space, we still have it, but not on Earth. Earth can then become a world of parks, farms, and wilderness without giving up the benefits of industrialization."
Isaac Asimov, speech at Rutgers University

"As I stand out here in the wonders of the unknown at Hadley, I sort of realize there's a fundamental truth to our nature, Man must explore . . . and this is exploration at its greatest."
Dave Scott, Commander Apollo 15, upon becoming the 7th man to walk on the Moon, 31 July 1971.

"It [the rocket] will free man from his remaining chains, the chains of gravity which still tie him to this planet. It will open to him the gates of heaven."
— Wernher von Braun

"God has no intention of setting a limit to the efforts of man to conquer space."
— Pope Pius XII

"When I orbited the Earth in a spaceship, I saw for the first time how beautiful our planet is. Mankind, let us preserve and increase this beauty, and not destroy it!"
— Yuri Gagarin

"Astronomy compels the soul to look upward, and leads us from this world to another."
— Plato, 'The Republic,' 342 B.C.

"... the United States was not built by those who waited and rested and wished to look behind them. This country was conquered by those who moved forward, and so will space."
— President John F. Kennedy

"But why, some say, the Moon? Why choose this as our goal? And they may well ask, why climb the highest mountain? Why, 35 years ago, fly the Atlantic? Why does Rice play Texas?"
— President John F. Kennedy

"It's human nature to stretch, to go, to see, to understand. Exploration is not a choice, really; it's an imperative."
— Michael Collins

"To go places and do things that have never been done before - that's what living is all about."
— Michael Collins

"To confine our attention to terrestrial matters would be to limit the human spirit."
— Stephen Hawking

"When you look at the stars and the galaxy, you feel you are not just from any particular piece of land, but from the solar system."
— Laurel Clark

"It's time for the human race to enter the solar system."
— Dan Quayle

"For me the singe overarching goal of human space flight is the human settlement of the solar system . . . no greater purpose is possible."
— Mike Griffin, NASA administrator, Congressional testimony 2004

"The regret on our side is, they used to say years ago, we are reading about you in science class. Now they say, we are reading about you in history class."
Neil Armstrong, July 1999

"Many say exploration is part of our destiny, but it's actually our duty to future generations and their quest to ensure the survival of the human species."
— Buzz Aldrin, on the 37th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Landing, July 2006

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"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."
— Albert Einstein

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12 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."


"Mankind, let us preserve and increase this beauty, and not destroy it!"
Inhabiting other planets would contradict this quote.

Pat said...

It's not a contradiction though. You took the quote out of context. Yuri Gagarin was speaking of Earth specifically. Expanding our borders into the cosmos would allow for us to preserve our precious home planet. What harm could industrial pollution cause in 'empty' space? If we exploit asteroids, moons, and planets without life then we could limit our negative effects on Earth. So, far from contradicting the quote, inhabiting other planets could be the solution to the quote's message.

"We can't support that many unless we're industrialized and technologically advanced. So, the idea is not to get rid of industrialization but to move it somewhere else. If we can move it a few thousand miles into space, we still have it, but not on Earth. Earth can then become a world of parks, farms, and wilderness without giving up the benefits of industrialization."
--Isaac Asimov

Simmons said...

NASA misspells shuttle name

That's pretty funny.

Pat said...

Haha I like that. I'm surprised the sign was able to make it through so many people before getting exposed.

Anonymous said...

So set in your ways.
We need not to "move" to different "planets,moons,asteroids or all that jibberish you speak of if one was to cut back (if not) stop the ran-sacking of our planet.
yes....I am not at liberty to speak of such things but none-the-less you get my point. I find that all this "fantasy" talk of moving to new planets is also rather obsurd. seriously friends....most of the people that the author spoke of were "in my opinion" just plain mad! sounds all to "a-kin" to the Star Wars movies.....like I say, and always will say...."Preserve what we have, and it will last forever" but if we dont "replant,recycle,etc..." this will never happen.

laurel said...

It seems like these people in general have a better perspective on the earth than us.

I was looking for a quote to use in an essay about the environment, and I kinda want to use the Isaac asimov one just because it shows how out of control our population growth is!

I think I'm going to look up something about the "pale blue dot"...

Anonymous said...

Hello. And Bye.

kamagra said...

It's a nice phrase. Absolutely. I think we need more ideologist and philosophers... both of them are the key. In this case Konstantin Tsiolkovsky's words provide a lot of knowing. 23jj

梁爵 said...

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梁爵 said...

2020.01.08過年前後常會掀起酒店兼差熱潮,酒店工作調查顯示,因為薪水太低、產業前景不佳,有82%上班族想跳槽酒店上班,平均期待薪資約8萬元,不過,與八大行業企業開出大學生酒店打工平均薪資10萬元。知名酒店經紀今天公布「2020第一季景氣市場趨勢調查」。調查顯示,有高達90.6%企業透露今年第一季有徵才酒店兼職計畫,徵才意願高的制服店、便服店、禮服店、鋼琴酒吧、日式酒店、飯局、傳播等。根據調查,八大行業酒店企業第一季開出職缺平均薪資為新台幣9萬6000元,略高於去年同期的8萬7400元,創7年以來同期新高。

梁爵 said...

2020.02.13 維基百科
生平成就
(2005年):
一個剛出道的酒店經紀梁曉尊,時間背景正於八大行業的戰國時代,群雄割據⋯人人都是幹部、人人都是經紀人,在這麼競爭的環境裡脫穎而出。再千百人之內披荊斬棘、越戰越勇,不斷的創造機會闖出自己的名堂,不少資深前輩認為梁曉尊潛在未來有影響力的人物不容小覷。

(2007年):
梁曉尊已「十八路令諸侯」集結16家中小型經紀公司全力投入支持某家酒店,當時以梁曉尊做為搖旗的領頭羊成為這間酒店駐點主要核心的酒店經紀,資深酒店前輩指出:該店的酒店小姐人數梁曉尊就佔了三分之二,也幫助該店的業者達到最高峰,也因為如此梁曉尊打出漂亮的戰役,展現出各方面資源、才華、構想、以及強烈的企圖心。

(2009年):
當時網路媒體還不是很盛行,智慧型手機也沒有很普遍。梁曉尊是八大行業裡第一位主張「網路行銷事業」開創人。此時不少資深前輩不看好,理由網路世界不切實際,畢竟虛擬世界可信度不高,缺乏真實性沒有說服力,這番遠見根本是好高騖遠、天方夜譚⋯等等評論!。於是梁曉尊堅持照著自己主張的開始經營Google 搜尋關鍵字先從自己名字創造舞台。可如今Google成為人們生活上必備工具不管是搜尋、查詢、求證、等等各方面⋯都被梁曉尊所預料到。如今Google搜尋:梁曉尊 成為排行榜第一名!

(2011年):
Google 搜尋:梁曉尊/梁小尊。獲得亞洲地區Google認證關鍵字達到全版面。不僅如此⋯八大行業主要關鍵字(酒店工作)、(酒店上班)、(酒店經紀)、(酒店打工)、(酒店應徵)、(酒店兼差)、(酒店兼職)每組關鍵字都在首頁榮獲前3名。

(2013年):
合併3大資深酒店經紀的股權,創立「JUE人力發展公司」掌握中央執行權,梁曉尊親自操刀編制6大部門:(開發部、管理部、人事部、網路媒體部、會計部、發展部)融入梁曉尊本職學能的技術「企業管理學」、「國際經濟學」建立八大行業與眾不同經營之道。有資深酒店前輩透露創立這間公司在內部高層梁曉尊是排行老四,圈內都稱他「四爺」、「小四」⋯是目前市場上新生代來說最年輕也最有實力的一號人物。
坊間流傳梁曉尊的小姐人數有高達120位以上⋯。

(2015年):
梁曉尊發動「台北之變」,事件導致影響北部八大行業酒店小姐薪資價格大翻轉。由於梁曉尊給1節190元,打破市場行情價,同時揭發很多經紀公司黑暗管理酒店小姐的秘密一併揭露出來例如:逼小姐簽合約、老二經紀控制法、毒品控制⋯等等!。於是讓有些操作不人道的黑心經紀公司、小經紀、各人經紀等⋯頓時崩盤甚至無法生存離開八大行業。資深酒店人士指出:圈內對於梁曉尊發動「台北之變」也是藉時讓台北地區八大行業重新洗牌。有些人認為誠實面對這個社會現實就是如此適者生存。因此圈內人士對於此事件又稱為梁曉尊「北梁軍閥」這個名號!名稱來自於 🔍台(北)⋯(梁)曉尊⋯(軍閥:代表一方梟雄的意思)這樣而來的。

梁爵 said...

2020.05.26酒店小姐的基本介紹跟工作內容領檯: 在餐廳從事接待顧客工作,一般通稱領檯之工作人員,所負責的工作不外乎就是1.我在酒店上班的日子在餐廳門口迎接顧客,並引導入座2. 不敢來酒店上班-酒店打工的原因在門口歡送顧客酒店領檯通常的條件一定要比制服酒店公關漂亮,跟酒店公關一樣要坐檯才會有漂亮的收入! 通常客人沒有選到喜歡的酒店公關時,就會考慮點領檯來坐檯。所謂「特種行業」,係指酒店上班-酒店兼職-兼差如何達成人生的第一桶金「視聽歌唱業」、「理髮業」、「三溫暖業」、「舞廳業」、「舞場業」、「酒家業」、「酒吧業」及「特種咖啡茶室業」等八種行業,因其略分為八大類,故俗稱「八大行業」,以上酒店兼差不是一個複雜的工作環境?八種行業目前回歸由商業登記主管機關管理,其營業範圍職場須知 【酒店PT 】: 1、視聽歌唱業:指提供伴唱視聽設備,供人歌唱之營利事業。夢想在面前,卻少了一筆錢?人生夢想清單想出國、想買房,卻做不到?我們提供妳一個簡單的工作,只要有心,妳也能月入六位數。想脫貧?這次好機會別錯過。薪資超透明 月入10萬不是夢。酒店小姐一定有S嗎?老司機專業勸世文被贊爆八大行業指依「臺北市舞廳舞場酒家酒吧及特種咖啡茶室管理自治條例」管理之舞廳業、舞場業、酒家業、酒吧業、特種咖啡茶室業、視聽歌唱業、理容業及三溫暖業。