Percival Lowell

Percival Lowell

If astronomy teaches anything, it teaches that man is but a detail in the evolution of the universe, and the resemblant though diverse details are inevitably to be expected in the hosts of orbs around him. He learns that, though he will probably never find his double anywhere, he is destined to discover any number of cousins scattered through space.More Percival Lowell quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Ever since celestial mechanics in the skillful hands of Leverrier and Adams led to the world-amazed discovery of Neptune, a belief has existed begotten of that success that still other planets lay beyond, only waiting to be found.More Percival Lowell quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The whole object of science is to synthesize, and so simplify; and did we but know the uttermost of a subject we could make it singularly clear.More Percival Lowell quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There are celestial sights more dazzling, spectacles that inspire more awe, but to the thoughtful observer who is privileged to see them well, there is nothing in the sky so profoundly impressive as the canals of Mars. Fine lines and little gossamer filaments only, cobwebbing the face of the Martian disk, but threads to draw one's mind after them across the millions of miles of intervening void.More Percival Lowell quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
War is a survival among us from savage times and affects now chiefly the boyish and unthinking element of the nation.More Percival Lowell quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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