Today’s Quote – RIP Stephen Hawking

I am saddened to have learned of the passing of someone I admire:  Stephen Hawking.  May your beautiful soul rest in peace amongst the constellations and galaxies.

“So next time someone complains that you have made a mistake, tell him that may be a good thing.  Because without imperfection, neither you nor I would exist.” — Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking, 2010

“I have no idea.  People who boast about their IQ are losers.” — Response upon being questioned as to his IQ, in interview with Deborah Solomon “The Science of Second-Guessing”, The New York Times (12 December 2004).

“The victim should have the right to end his life, if he wants. But I think it would be a great mistake.  However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at.  While there’s life, there is hope.” — On voluntary euthanasia as quoted in People’s Daily Online (14 June 2006)

~Stephen Hawking, January 8, 1942 – March 14, 2018


Today’s Quote

“The universe is composed of subjects to be communed with, not primarily of objects to be used.  As a subject, each component of the universe is capable of having rights.”

~Thomas Berry, 1914 – 2009, from Evening Thoughts: Reflecting on Earth as Sacred Community, Appendix 2, pg. 149


Today’s Quotes

“Never esteem anything as of advantage to you that will make you break your word or lose your self-respect.”

“Remember that man lives only in the present, in this fleeting instant; all the rest of his life is either past and gone, or not yet revealed.  Short, therefore, is man’s life, and narrow is the corner of the earth wherein he dwells.”

“Constantly regard the universe as one living being, having one substance and one soul; and observe how all things have reference to one perception, the perception of this one living being; and how all things act with one movement; and how all things are the cooperating causes of all things which exist; observe too the continuous spinning of the thread and the contexture of the web.”

~Marcus Aurelius, 121 – 180