Quotations on Earth

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Advertising is the principal reason why the business man has come to inherit the earth.
- James Randolph Adams
(Keywords: Business, Advertising, Earth, Man, Reason)

I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in providence, for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth.
- John Adams
(Keywords: Design, America, Earth, Mankind, Providence, Wonder)

The natural liberty of man is to be free from any superior power on Earth, and not to be under the will or legislative authority of man, but only to have the law of nature for his rule.
- Samuel Adams
(Keywords: Nature, Power, Authority, Earth, Law, Liberty, Man, Will)

Think how different human societies would be if they were based on love rather than justice. But no such societies have ever existed on earth.
- Mortimer Adler
(Keywords: Love, Earth, Justice)

The earth is my altar, the sky is my dome, mind is my garden, the heart is my home and I'm always at home - yea, I'm always at Om.
- Eden Ahbez
(Keywords: Home, Heart, Earth, Garden, Mind, Sky)

I am a being of Heaven and Earth, of thunder and lightning, of rain and wind, of the galaxies.
- Eden Ahbez
(Keywords: Being, Earth, Heaven, Rain, Wind)

Earth teach me to forget myself as melted snow forgets its life. Earth teach me resignation as the leaves which die in the fall. Earth teach me courage as the tree which stands all alone. Earth teach me regeneration as the seed which rises in the spring.
- William Alexander
(Keywords: Life, Courage, Earth, Forget, Resignation, Snow, Spring)

Each of us has been put on earth with the ability to do something well. We cheat ourselves and the world if we don't use that ability as best we can.
- George Allen, Sr.
(Keywords: Ability, Earth, World)

The RNA World referred to an hypothetical stage in the origin of life on Earth.
- Sidney Altman
(Keywords: Life, Earth, World)

Yes, Samantha, we in the Soviet Union are trying to do everything so that there will not be war on Earth. This is what every Soviet man wants.
- Yuri Andropov
(Keywords: War, Earth, Man, Trying, Will)

What allows us, as human beings, to psychologically survive life on earth, with all of its pain, drama, and challenges, is a sense of purpose and meaning.
- Barbara de Angelis
(Keywords: Life, Purpose, Drama, Earth, Meaning, Pain, Sense)

Live as though it were your last day on earth. Some day you will be right.
- Robert Anthony
(Keywords: Day, Earth, Right, Will)

I don't want what I am saying to sound like a prophecy or anything like an analysis of modern society... these are only feelings I have, and I am the least speculative man on earth.
- Michelangelo Antonioni
(Keywords: Society, Feelings, Earth, Man, Prophecy, Saying, Sound, Want)

There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.
- Thomas Aquinas
(Keywords: Friendship, Earth, Nothing)

Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon. July 1969 AD. We came in peace for all mankind.
- Neil Armstrong
(Keywords: Men, Peace, Earth, First, July, Mankind, Moon)

Rather than have it the principal thing in my son's mind, I would gladly have him think that the sun went round the earth, and that the stars were so many spangles set in the bright blue firmament.
- Thomas Arnold
(Keywords: Son, Earth, Mind, Stars, Sun)

I would be very happy to see 3.5 billion humans wiped out from the face of the earth within the next 150 or 200 years and I am quite prepared to go myself with this majority... let us all look forward to the day when the catastrophe strikes us down!
- John Aspinall
(Keywords: Day, Earth, Majority, Years)

We are running ourselves into a damaged earth. But I am optimistic. I believe that we can change; we must change. As a human race, we are very young and quite primitive. The sooner we learn the greatness of humanity the better off we will all be.
- John Astin
(Keywords: Change, Greatness, Earth, Humanity, Race, Running, Will)

The whole of the hydrogen on the earth might be transformed at once and the success of the experiment published at large to the universe as a new star.
- Francis William Aston
(Keywords: Success, Earth, Universe)

God had one son on earth without sin, but never one without suffering.
- Saint Augustine
(Keywords: God, Son, Earth, Sin, Suffering)

My life has been a continuous fulfillment of dreams. It appears that everything I saw and did has a new, and perhaps, more significant meaning, every time I see it. The earth is good. It is a privilege to live thereon.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey
(Keywords: Life, Time, Dreams, Earth, Fulfillment, Meaning, Privilege)

A man without ambition is dead. A man with ambition but no love is dead. A man with ambition and love for his blessings here on earth is ever so alive.
- Pearl Bailey
(Keywords: Love, Ambition, Blessings, Earth, Man)

A Boss in Heaven is the best excuse for a boss on earth, therefore If God did exist, he would have to be abolished.
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Keywords: God, Boss, Earth, Heaven)

The first revolt is against the supreme tyranny of theology, of the phantom of God. As long as we have a master in heaven, we will be slaves on earth.
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Keywords: God, Earth, First, Heaven, Theology, Tyranny, Will)

If the relationship of father to son could really be reduced to biology, the whole earth would blaze with the glory of fathers and sons.
- James A. Baldwin
(Keywords: Father, Son, Earth, Fathers, Glory, Sons)

Life is tragic simply because the earth turns and the sun inexorably rises and sets, and one day, for each of us, the sun will go down for the last, last time.
- James A. Baldwin
(Keywords: Life, Time, Day, Earth, Sun, Will)

I'm a geophysicist and all my earth science books when I was a student, I had to give the wrong answer to get an A. We used to ridicule continental drift. It was something we laughed at. We learned of Marshall Kay's geosynclinal cycle, which is a bunch of crap.
- Robert Ballard
(Keywords: Science, Books, Earth, Ridicule, Wrong)

Equality may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth can ever turn it into a fact.
- Honore de Balzac
(Keywords: Equality, Power, Earth, Fact, May, Right)

It also called upon traditional people in the Four Directions to strengthen the healing ceremonies and asked people to heed the warnings of Mother Earth.
- Dennis Banks
(Keywords: Mother, People, Earth, Healing)

Even the people who come our way look upon us in amazement, that we run only for the healing of Mother Earth.
- Dennis Banks
(Keywords: Mother, People, Earth, Healing)

In addressing you I feel that I am not so much speaking to the representatives of diverse States of Europe and America as to the exponents of principles and hopes that are common to us all, and without which our life on earth would be a life without horizon or prospect.
- Henry Campbell Bannerman
(Keywords: Life, America, Earth, Europe, Principles, states)

You have indeed done much since the new century began to give shape and substance to the growing, the insistent desire that war may be banished from the earth.
- Henry Campbell Bannerman
(Keywords: War, Desire, Earth, May)

There is no country on earth with a stronger tradition of protecting the public's right to know.
- Roy Barnes
(Keywords: Country, Earth, Public, Right, Tradition)

I hate every human being on earth. I feel that everyone is beneath me, and I feel they should all worship me. That's what I told my kids. I think I must have been Adolf Hitler in a past life.
- Roseanne Barr
(Keywords: Life, Being, Earth, Hate, Kids, Past, Worship)

Welcome, wild harbinger of spring! To this small nook of earth; Feeling and fancy fondly cling, Round thoughts which owe their birth, To thee, and to the humble spot, Where chance has fixed thy lowly lot.
- Bernard Barton
(Keywords: Thoughts, Chance, Earth, Fancy, Feeling)

Common sense tells us that the things of the earth exist only a little, and that true reality is only in dreams.
- Charles Baudelaire
(Keywords: Dreams, Common sense, Earth, Reality)

Faith without works is like a bird without wings; though she may hop with her companions on earth, yet she will never fly with them to heaven.
- Francis Beaumont
(Keywords: Faith, Earth, Heaven, May, Will)

Just under the surface I shall be, all together at first, then separate and drift, through all the earth and perhaps in the end through a cliff into the sea, something of me. A ton of worms in an acre, that is a wonderful thought, a ton of worms, I believe it.
- Samuel Beckett
(Keywords: Thought, Earth, End, First, Sea)

Beethoven can write music, thank God, but he can do nothing else on earth.
- Ludwig van Beethoven
(Keywords: God, Music, Earth, Nothing)

A rose is the visible result of an infinitude of complicated goings on in the bosom of the earth and in the air above, and similarly a work of art is the product of strange activities in the human mind.
- Clive Bell
(Keywords: Art, Work, Earth, Mind, Result)

Without the oceans there would be no life on Earth.
- Peter Benchley
(Keywords: Life, Earth, Oceans)

Good and evil do not exist for me any more. The fear of evil is merely a mass projection here and on Earth.
- Hans Bender
(Keywords: Fear, Earth, Evil)

The principle of asceticism never was, nor ever can be, consistently pursued by any living creature. Let but one tenth part of the inhabitants of the earth pursue it consistently, and in a day's time they will have turned it into a Hell.
- Jeremy Bentham
(Keywords: Time, Day, Earth, Hell, Living, Will)

Nothing is given to man on earth - struggle is built into the nature of life, and conflict is possible - the hero is the man who lets no obstacle prevent him from pursuing the values he has chosen.
- Andrew Bernstein
(Keywords: Nature, Life, Values, Conflict, Earth, Man, Nothing, Struggle)

The arms race is worse than it ever was, the dumping of creation down a military rat hole is worse than it ever was, the wars across the earth are worse than they ever were.
- Daniel Berrigan
(Keywords: Creation, Earth, Military, Race)

The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope.
- Wendell Berry
(Keywords: Hope, Care, Earth, Responsibility)

Land: A part of the earth's surface, considered as property. The theory that land is property subject to private ownership and control is the foundation of modern society, and is eminently worthy of the superstructure.
- Ambrose Bierce
(Keywords: Society, Control, Earth, Land, Ownership, Property, Theory)

I'm doing it with a rock format and the words are about people living in harmony with Mother Earth. It's very important to me - and I feel it should be for every living human on this planet.
- Jimmy Carl Black
(Keywords: Mother, People, Earth, Harmony, Living, Words)

I've been writing Indian music for a while. Indian music is about Mother Earth, and mine is no exception.
- Jimmy Carl Black
(Keywords: Music, Mother, Earth, Writing)

I often quote Ronald Reagan, who is pretty close to my favorite President ever, I will have to say that, but one of my favorite remarks he ever made was that when you look at Federal programs, there is nothing so close to eternal life on Earth as a Federal Government program.
- Marsha Blackburn
(Keywords: Government, Life, Earth, Favorite, Nothing, President, Pretty, Will)



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