Light thinks it travels faster than anything… But it is wrong.
No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always arrived there first, and is waiting for it.
– Terry Pratchett
We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
Sometimes we must interfere. When human lives are endangered, when human dignity is in jeopardy, national borders and sensitivities become irrelevant. Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must—at that moment—become the center of the universe.
– Elie Wiesel
These images are snapshots of our crowning achievements in space exploration. Each image represents a giant leap in mankind’s understanding of the world and the universe in which it exists. We’ve come so far, and yet we’ve only just begun. If we are to continue to thrive in our brief existence on this planet, we must always continue to look out beyond the horizon of our current understanding…
Control the coinage and the courts. Let the rabble have the rest.
– Padishah Emperor