Travel into the STARGAZER
through the SUPERNOVA Searching, Scanning, Seeking, eternally
for that Utopia Known throughout the Galaxies as:
Known throughout the Universe as a place to
rest along the course of life. A place to find your answers.
To stop and to contemplate, to stop and look back in retrospect
And, a place to take a good long look at all there is YET TO BE for
ALL WHO BOTHER TO COME AND SEE
The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
Like a woman of a certain age, who's
Too wise to look for pretty faces only--
Or none the wiser, it may be, but lonely,
` And terrified of growing old alone--
So we, as we send out our prayer to space
And touch each star in turn, like rosary beads,
No longer care if you are fair of face
Or humanoid in form; you'll meet our needs
As well if you have fins or wings or feet;
Or crystallize or split or grow from seeds.
Just take our hands--with tentacle or thumb--
And talk to us a little while.
Our race has been alone for far too long now:
Come. And meet me there in
- - - - -- - - - UNKNOWN LIFE FORM
Here is a little excerpt from Carl
"The demon-haunted World"
"Science as a Candle in the Dark".
====== p 39, Chapter "Science and Hope" ======
An extraterrestrial being, newly arrived on Earth--scrutinizing what
we mainly present to our children in television, radio, movies, newspapers,
................magazines, the comics, and many books--might easily conclude that we
................are intent on teaching them murder, rape, cruelty, superstition, credulity,
................and consumerism. We keep at it, and through constant repetition many
................of them finally get it. What kind of society could be created if instead, we
................drummed into them science and a sense of hope? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Come wander with me, she said,
Into regions yet untrod;
And read what is still unread
In the manuscripts of God.
---Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
For I dipped into the Future, far as human eye could see; saw the vision of the
world, and all the wonder that would be.
--------Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1842
Mankind will not remain on Earth forever, but in its quest for light and space will at first timidly penetrate beyond the confines of the atmosphere, and later will conquer for itself all the space near the Sun.
--------- Konstantin E. Tsiolkovsky
When men are arrived at the goal, they should not turn back. --- Plutarch
Advance in science comes by laying brick upon brick, not by sudden erection of fairy palaces- ----------- J. S. Huxley
My view of our planet was a glimpse of divinity.
-----------Edgar Mitchell, USA
Where there is no vision, the people perish
----------- Proverbs 29:18
Beaten Paths are for Beaten People.--- Olivija said that--every day of my life
Then felt I like some watcher of the skies, when a new planet swims into his ken.
It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.
------------- Robert Goddard
The important thing is: Not to stop questioning.
------------ Albert Einstein
In the long run men hit only what they aim at.
------------- Henry David Thoreau
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it isbecause he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music he hears, however measured or far away.
-------------Henry David Thoreau, "Walden," 1854
The future cannot be predicted, but futures can be invented.
------------ Dennis Gabor
There are things that are known and things that are unknown; in between is exploration.
"I know not how I seem to others, but to myself I am but a small child wandering upon the vast shores of knowledge, every now and then finding a small bright pebble to contend myself with while the vast ocean of undiscovered truth lay before me"-----------Isaac Newton
"Health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die."
--------------- John Travolta
ARE YOU WILLING.....
To forget what you have done for other people
and to remember what other
people have done for you
To ignore that the world owes you, and to think what you owe the world
To put your rights in the background, your duties
in the middle distance
and your chances to do a little more than your duty in the foreground
To come to every situation in life thinking what
can I contribute to
this situation in a positive manner, rather than concentrating on the
To see that your fellow men and women are just
as REAL as you are, and
try to look behind their faces to their hearts, hungry for joy, love and
happiness as much as you are
To own that probably the only good reason for
your existence isn't what
you are going to get out of this life, but what you are going to give to
To close your book of complaints against the management
of the universe
and look for a place where you can sow a few seeds of happiness along
the pathway you travel
Are you willing to do these things, even for a day?
If so, then you have a very good chance of having
a healthy, happy and
wholesome life, bringing many smiles of joy upon those you happen onto
"If you are going to walk on thin ice, you might
as well dance."
"Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. And today? Today is a gift.
That's why we call it The Present."
– Babatunde Olatunji
"We are here on Earth to do good for others. What the others are here for,
I do not know."
– W. H. Auden
"I've seen and met angels wearing the disguise of ordinary people living
– Tracy Chapman
Every now and again take a good look at something not made with hands—a
mountain, a star, the turn of a stream. There will come to you wisdom and
patience and solace and, above all, the assurance that you are not alone in
– Sidney Lovett
"I am a Bear of Very Little Brain, and long words Bother me.
– Winnie-the-Pooh, A.A. Milne
"Blessed is the person who can laugh at himself—
he'll never cease to be amused."
Live each day as if it were the last day of your life, because so far, it is.
Remember: those that beat their swords into plowshares will be forced
to plow for those that don't.
It is often preferable to remain silent and appear stupid, then open your mouth
and confirm the fact.
I am deeply in debt to everyone who has ever criticized,
cursed or condemned me.
— Olivija said that
"That which seemed a problem often appears itself to be the
best thing that could have happened to you." --Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan
Trite clichés are odious!!!
Paradox of Our Times
We have taller buildings, but shorter tempers;
wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints;
we spend more, but have less; we buy more, but enjoy it less.
We have bigger houses and smaller families; more
conveniences, but less time;
we have more degrees, but less common sense; more knowledge, but less judgment;
more experts, but more problems; more medicine, but less wellness.
We spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive
too fast, get too angry too quickly.
stay up too late, get up too tired, read too seldom, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.
We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values.
We talk too much, love too seldom and lie too often.
We've learned how to make a living, but not a life; we've added years to life, not life to years.
We build more computers to hold more information,
to produce more copies than ever,
but have less communication; we've become long on quantity, but short on quality.
We've been all the way to the moon and back, but
have trouble crossing the street
to meet the new neighbor.
We've conquered outer space, but not inner space;
we've done larger things,
but not better things; we've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul;
we've split the atom, but not our prejudice; we write more, but learn less;
plan more, but accomplish less.
We've learned to rush, but not to wait; we have
higher incomes; but lower
morals; more food but less appeasement; more acquaintances, but fewer friends;
more effort but less success.
These are the time of fast foods and slow digestion;
tall men and short
character; steep profits, and shallow relationships.
These are the times of world peace, but domestic
warfare; more leisure and less fun;
more kinds of food, but less nutrition. These are days of two incomes, but more divorce.
of fancier houses, but broken homes.
These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers,
throwaway morality, one-night stands,
overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill.
It is a time when there is much in the show window, and nothing in the stockroom.
It is a time to be asking questions of ourselves!!!!!!
0============= "HAPPINESS" =============0
As we are now living in an eternity, the time to be happy is today.
Happiness doesn't come from doing what we like to do but from liking what we have to do.
The secret of happiness and prosperity in this world, as in the world to come, lies in thinking of the welfare of others first, and not taking one's self too seriously ..........J. Kindleberger
Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued,
is always just beyond your grasp, but , if you will sit down quietly, it
may alight upon you.
The secret of happiness is this: let your interests
be wide as possible, and let your reactions to the things and persons that
interest you be as far as possible friendly rather than hostile.
Do not worry; eat three square meals a day; say
your prayers; be courteous to your creditors; keep your digestion good;
exercise; go slow and easy. Maybe there are other things your special case
requires to make you happy, but my friend, these I reckon will give you
a good lift.
People are just about as happy as they make up their minds to be ............Abraham Lincoln
Happy the man, and happy he alone, He who can call today his own; He who secure within can say: Tomorrow do thy worst, for I have lived today. ................Horace
Happiness is essentially a state of going somewhere wholeheartedly, one-directionally, without regret or reservation....................William H. Sheldon
If we only wanted to be happy it would be easy; but we want to be happier than other people, which is almost always difficult, since we think them happier than they are................Montesquieu
To be without some of the things you want is an
indispensible part of happiness.
It is neither wealth nor splendor, but tranquility
and occupation, which give happiness
Not what you have, but what you see;
Not what you see, but what you choose;
Not what seems fair, but what is true;
Not what you dream, but what you do;
Not what you take, but what you give;
Not as you pray, but as you live.
These are the things that mar or bless
The sum of human happiness.
Happiness is something that comes into our lives
through doors we don't even remember
leaving open...................Rose Lane
Life is made up of small pleasures. Happiness
is made up of those tiny successes - the big ones
come too infrequently. If you don't have all of those zillions of tiny successes, the big ones don't
mean anything.................Norman Lear
If you ever find happiness by hunting for it,
you will find it as the old woman did her lost spectacles.
Safe on her own nose all the time...................Josh Billings
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance,
the wise grows it under his feet.
Happiness must be cultivated. It is like character.
It is not a thing to be safely let alone for a
moment, or it will run to weeds................Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
Happiness is found along the way, not at the end of the road.
Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination..........Roy Goodman
Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life...........,,Burton Hills
Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling...........Margaret Lee Runbeck
The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what we want most for what we want at the moment.
Happiness is like a butterfly. The more you chase
it, the more it will elude you. But if you turn your attention to other
things, it comes and softly sits on your shoulder.
L. Richard Lessor
Happiness is the harvest of a quiet eye...........Austin O'Malley
The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring...........F. H. Bradley
A great obstacle to happiness is to expect too much happiness............Fontenelle
Do you always want to be right, or do you want to be happy?
The grand essentials of happiness are: something
to do, something to love, and something to
hope for.................Allan K. Chalmers
Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response.................Mildred Barthel.
Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more
than money, more than honor
.......Henry Ward Beecher
Happiness is like a cat, If you try to coax it
or call it, it will avoid you; it will never come. But if you pay no attention
to it and go about your business, you'll find it rubbing against your legs
and jumping into your lap................William Bennett
If you want happiness for an hour - take a nap.
If you want happiness for a day - go fishing. If
you want happiness for a month - get married. If you want happiness for a year - inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime - help someone else...............Chinese proverb
The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved............Victor Hugo
Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not
to be picked in strangers' gardens.
Experience praises the most happy the one who made the most people happy......Karl Marx
To accept what you are is to be content, and contentment is the greatest wealth. To work with patience is to gather power..........Vimalia McClure
Success is getting and achieving what you want.
Happiness is wanting and being content with
what you get..............Bernard Meltzer
Act happy, feel happy, be happy, without a reason
in the world. Then you can love, and do
what you will..............Dan Millman
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting satisfy them.............John Stuart Mill
Until you make peace with who you are, you'll
never be content with what you have
A good disposition is a virtue in itself, and it is lasting; the burden of the years cannot depress it, and love that is founded on it endures to the end.
Happiness is a by-product of an effort to
make someone else happy.
....................Gretta Brooker Palmer.
It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves,
and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.
The good life, as I conceive it, is a happy life. I do not mean that if you are good you will be happy; I mean that if you are happy you will be good..............Bertrand Russell
I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve................Albert Schweitzer
Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression...........Dodie Smith
Happiness is a hard thing because it is achieved
only by making others happy
Oh, give us the man who sings at his work.............Thomas Carlyle
The habit of looking on the best side of every
event is worth more than a thousand pounds
I had rather have a fool make me merry, than experience
make me sad.
"The hardest thing about life... Learning which
bridge to cross and which bridge to burn."
"NO PLACE TO GO"
The happiest nights I ever know
Are those when I've No place to go,
And the missus says When the day is through:
To-night we haven't A thing to do.
Oh, the joy of it,
And the peace untold Of sitting 'round In my slippers old,
With my pipe and book In my easy chair,
Knowing I needn't Go anywhere.
Needn't hurry My evening meal
Nor force the smiles That I do not feel,
But can grab a book From a near-by shelf,
And drop all sham And be myself.
Oh, the charm of it And the comfort rare;
Nothing on earth With it can compare;
And I'm sorry for him
Who doesn't know
The joy of having No place to go.
"It's easy to find the answer to any question. Finding the question is the real challenge."
A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner; neither
do uninterrupted prosperity and success
qualify for usefulness and happiness. The storms of adversity; like those of the ocean; rouse the
faculties; and excite the invention; prudence..of the voyager.........Author Unknown
To bear pain without letting it spoil your happiness is true valor
Happiness is the act of being tough with ourselves and tender with others.
Happiness consists of three things;
Someone to love, work to do, and a clear conscience
If one only wished to be happy this could
be easily accomplished, but we wish to be happier
than other people, and this is always difficult for we believe others to be happier than they are.
Only happy people can learn. Only happy people
can teach. Our religion should put a sparkle
in our eyes and a tone in our voice, and a spring in our step that bears witness of our faith and
confidence in the goodness of God.
The road to daily happiness is not hard to find,
it's what we do for others that brings us
peace of mind.
Happiness is a state of activity...............Aristotle
Smile; it the SECOND best thing one can do with one's lips.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. - Eleanor Roosevelt
Smile: if you can't lift the corners, let the middle sag.
It is wise for us to forget our troubles, there
are always new ones to replace them
Happiness is a state of activity..........Aristotle
A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
The thing that counts most in the pursuit of happiness is choosing the right companion.
Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling...........Margaret B. Runbeck
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance,
the wise man grows it under his own feet.
A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
The thing that counts most in the pursuit of happiness is choosing the right companion
Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but
a manner of traveling
Margaret B. Runbeck
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance,
the wise man grows it under his feet.
Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city..........George Burns
When you have once seen the glow of happiness
on the face of a beloved person, you know that
a man can have no vocation but to awaken that light on the faces surrounding him; and you are
torn by the thought of the unhappiness and night you cast, by the mere fact of living, in the
heart you encounter............. Albert Camus
Happiness is just an illusion caused by the temporary absence of reality
Happiness: An agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another.
Happiness is almost always a rebound from hard work.
Happiness is a state of activity.................Aristotle
Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling. Margaret B. Runbeck
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance,
the wise man grows it under his feet.
To live we must conquer incessantly, we must have
the courage to be happy
When one is happy there is no time to be fatigued;
being happy engrosses the whole attention.
.........E. F. Benson
But what is happiness except the simple harmony
between a man and the life he leads.
Did you ever see an unhappy horse?
Did you ever see bird that had the blues? One reason
why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress other birds
and horses.........Dale Carnegie
Many people think that if they were only in some
other place, or had some other job, they would
be happy. Well, that is doubtful. So get as much happiness out of what you are doing as you can
and don't put off being happy until some future date.........Dale Carnegie
There is this difference between happiness and wisdom, that he that thinks himself the happiest man, really is so; but he who thinks himself the wisest, is generally the greatest fool...........C. C. Colton
The happiness of most people we know is not ruined
by great catastrophes or fatal errors, but by
the repetition of slowly destructive little things............ Ernest Dimnet
Happiness is like manna; it is to be gathered
in grains, and enjoyed every day. It will not keep;
it cannot be accumulated; nor have we got to go out of ourselves or into remote places to
gather it, since it has rained down from a Heaven, at our very door..........Tyron Edwards
Happiness is a perfume which you cannot pour on
someone without getting some on yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
One of the indictments of civilizations is that
happiness and intelligence are so rarely found in
the same person...............William Feather
Prosperity is living easily and happily in the
real world, whether you have money or not.
It is not the place, nor the condition, but the mind alone that can make anyone happy or miserable.........................Roger L'Estrange
You have succeeded in life when all you really
want is only what you really nee.
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply,
to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life,
to be needed.........Storm Jameson
Many persons have the wrong idea of what constitutes
true happiness. It is not attained
through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose......Helen Keller
Many search for happiness as we look for a hat we wear on our heads......Nikolaus Lenus
Remember that happiness is as contagious as gloom.
It should be the first duty of those
who are happy to let others know of their gladness.......... Maurice Maeterlinck
Ask yourself whether you are happy and you cease to be so............ John Stuart Mill
If one only wished to be happy, this could be
easily accomplished; but we wish to be happier
that other people, and this is always difficult, for we believe others to be happier than they are.
The happiest people are those who think
the most interesting thoughts. Those who decide to
use leisure as a means of mental development, who love good music, good books, good pictures,
good company, good conversation, are the happiest people in the world. And they are not only
happy in themselves, they are the cause of happiness in others......William Lyon Phelp
Philosophers should consider the fact that the
greatest happiness principle can easily be made
an excuse for a benevolent dictatorship. We should replace it by a more modest and more realistic principle - the principle that the fight against avoidable misery should be a recognized aim of public policy, while the increase of happiness should be left, in the main, to private initiative...Karl Popper
We are more interested in making others believe we are happy than in trying to be happy ourselves.................François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld
If there were in the world today any large number
of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness
of others we could have paradise in a few years.
Happiness is the only sanction of life; where
happiness fails, existence remains a mad and
lamentable experience...............George Santayana
Lead the life that will make you kindly and friendly
to everyone about you, and you will be
surprised what a happy life you will lead...........Charles M. Schwab
Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned,
worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual
experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude........Denis Waitley
Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have.
If happiness could be brought, few of us could pay the price.
Happiness is in the heart, not in the circumstances.
You can never get enough of the things you don't
need, because the things you don't need
can never satisfy.........Marvin J. Ashton
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion............Dalai Lama
Unhappiness is in not knowing what we want and
killing ourselves to get it.
The journey to happiness involves finding the courage to go down into ourselves and take responsibility for what's there: all of it.............Richard Rohr
Before we set our hearts too much on anything,
let us examine how happy are those who
already possess it.......La Rochefoucauld
Only happy people can learn.
Only happy people can teach.
Our religion should put a sparkle in our eyes
and a tone in our voice,
and a spring in our step
that bears witness of our faith
and confidence in the goodness of God.
"There can be no happiness if the things we believe
in are different from the things we do."
Dost thou love life? Then do not squander
time, for that's the stuff life is made of.
-- Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), "Poor Richard's Almanac"
"The more I learn the more I learn there's more
to learn! Therefore, I believe boredom is a state of mind
one chooses over useful activity." --Jan Bowman
Some people complain because God put thorns on roses, while others Praise Him for putting roses among thorns.
A person's true character is revealed by what he does when no one is watching.
Although the tongue weighs very little, very few people are able to hold it.
Success in a marriage is more than finding the right person. It's becoming the right person.
Falling down doesn't make you a failure, but staying down does.
Don't be afraid of pressure. Remember that pressure is what turns a lump of coal into a diamond.
Even a woodpecker owes his success to the fact that he uses his head.
The poorest of all men is not the man without a cent but the man without a dream.
The only preparation for tomorrow is the right use of today.
People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.
Temper is what gets most of us into trouble. Pride is what keeps us there.
The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little "extra."
The heart is the happiest when it beats for others.
One thing you can learn by watching the clock is that it passes time by keeping its hands busy.
The more similar the services, the more important
the differences. Accentuate the trivial. - Harry Beckwith
Those without vision run into the same walls and make the same mistakes. Those with vision see themselves where they aren't today...and have hope! -Bill-osophy 101
No matter where you are in life, you can always have a goal! -Bill-osophy 101
The key to life is accepting challenges. Once someone stops doing this, he's dead. -Bette Davis
Either attempt it not, or succeed. -Ovid
There is nothing beyond the reach of determination. -Unknown
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it! -Margaret Thatcher
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds. Franklin D. Roosevelt
The difference between 'ok' and 'awesome' is but one thought, one decision, a first step. It
starts with believing in yourself. -Bill-osophy 101
Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right. -Henry Ford
Yesterday is a canceled check, tomorrow is a promissory note, today is the only cash you have,
so spend it wisely! -Kay Lyons
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. -Thomas Edison
People do not lack strength.....they lack will. -Victor Hugo
Progress always involves risks. You can't steal second base and keep your foot on first.
So...take the first step! -Bill-osophy 101
You cannot run away from a weakness, You must sometimes fight it out or perish; and if that
be so, why not now, and where you stand?-Robert Louis Stevenson--- Scottish Novelist, Essayist, and Poet
I had speed, a punch, and courage-either win or die. -Jack Dempsey---Professional Boxer
Nobody likes to lose - just stay away from those who don't mind losing. Joe Garagiola--- Major League Catcher, Sports Broadcaster
One of the great lessons I've learned in athletics is that you've got to discipline you life. No matter how good you may be, you've got to be willing to cut out of your life, those things that keep you from going to the top.
Is not that a great principle for all of living? The people who will really accomplish great
things in life are those who are willing to discipline their lives, who maintain their health,
their vitality, their efficiency through this process of rigorous disciplining of what they take
into their bodies - what they do in life. It's a very important thing in terms of championship living. -Bob Richards--- Pole Vaulter-Two Time Olympic Gold Medalist
Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with the plan. The key is discipline. Without it, there is no morale. -Tom Landry--- NFL Coach
The time will come when winter will ask what you were doing all summer. Henry Clay----American Statesman
I believe there is a price tag on everything worthwhile, but it is seldom a monetary one. The price is more often one of dedication, extra effort, and loneliness. Each person decides whether he or she wants to pay the price. If you do, you achieve beyond other people. -Jim McKay---Sports Broadcaster
The relentless quest, the thing that keeps you going day after day, is your determination. There are no short cuts - only goals to be set and goals to be reached - competition to be faced
adversity to overcome. Only the truly dedicated will ever come close to attaining their goals.
The difference between the possible and impossible lies in the man's determination. -Tommy Lasorda--- Major League Manager
I hope that I may always desire more than I can accomplish. -Michelangelo--- Italian Painter/Sculptor
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