19th-century Astronomer Quotes
The function of the scientist is to attain new truths by conquering them from the limitless realm of the unknown, and whether they be brilliant or otherwise, none is too small or insignificant in aspect to deserve his earnest search or joyful welcome.
Benjamin Apthorp Gould
The stars are the crucibles of the Creator.
David Gill (astronomer)
Undoubtedly one of the greatest difficulties, if not the greatest of all, in the way of obtaining an understanding of the real distribution of stars in space, lies in our uncertainty about the amount of loss suffered by the light of the stars on its way to the observer.
Counting stars is not unlike counting people or sheep or pebbles on the seashore. The astronomer's difficulties are not in the counting, but rather in knowing when the counting must start and stop.
Frederick Hanley Seares
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