Henri Poincaré Quote
Astronomy is useful because it raises us above ourselves; it is useful because it is grand;.... It shows us how small is man's body, how great his mind, since his intelligence can embrace the whole of this dazzling immensity, where his body is only an obscure point, and enjoy its silent harmony.
The Value of Science: Essential Writings of Henri Poincare (ed. Modern Library, 2012) - ISBN: 9780307824066