Someday after we have mastered the winds, the waves, the tides, and gravity, we shall harness . . . the energies of love. Then for the second times in history of the world, man will have discovered fire.

— Teilhard de Chardin

There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed by the Creator into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.

— Charles Darwin

The stories of evolution have the power to unite all peoples

— Lynn Margulis and Dorian Sagan

The emergence of organisms who are conscious of the direction of evolution is one of the most important steps in the evolution of life on any planet. Once organisms discover the direction of evolution, they can use it to guide their own evolution. If they know where evolution is going, they can work out what will produce success in the future, and use this to plan how they will evolve.

— John Stewart, Evolution’s Arrow

The problem of survival is not fundamentally technological. It is spiritual and moral. It is evolutionary.

— David Grinspoon

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.

— Albert Einstein

Love and imagination are a human’s greatest competitive advantages.

The future belongs to those who have learned from the past.

— Ru Paul

Someday after we have mastered the winds, the waves, the tides, and gravity, we shall harness . . . the energies of love. Then for the second times in history of the world, man will have discovered fire.

— Teilhard de Chardin

There is no new without the old.

The eventual goal of science is to provide a single theory that describes the whole universe. 

— Stephen Hawking, A Brief History of Time

The universe is not indifferent to our existence — it depends on it.

— Stephen Hawking, A Brief History of Time

It is said that there’s no such thing as a free lunch. But the universe is the ultimate free lunch.

— Stephen Hawking

In an infinite universe, every point can be regarded as the center, because every point has an infinite number of stars on each side of it.

— Stephen Hawking

The theory of evolution, like the theory of gravity, is a scientific fact.

— Neil deGrasse Tyson

We are the representatives of the cosmos: we are an example of what hydrogen atoms can do, given 14 billion years of cosmic evolution.

— Carl Sagan.

Science is the poetry of reality.

— Richard Dawkins

Evolution of form is very much a matter of teaching very old genes new tricks!

— Sean B. Carroll

The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you.

— Neil deGrasse Tyson

Everyone should have their mind blown once a day.

— Neil deGrasse Tyson

The theory of evolution, like the theory of gravity, is a scientific fact.

— Neil deGrasse Tyson

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.

— Albert Einstein

If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.

— Carl Sagan

Earth is the cradle of humanity, but one cannot remain in the cradle forever.

— Konstantin Tsiolkovsky

Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction.

— E. O. Wilson

The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.

— Rachel Carson

Tune your television to any channel it doesn’t receive and about 1 percent of the dancing static you see is accounted for by this ancient remnant of the Big Bang. The next time you complain that there is nothing on, remember that you can always watch the birth of the universe.

— Bill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything

Through our eyes, the universe is perceiving itself. Through our ears, the universe is listening to its harmonies. We are the witnesses through which the universe becomes conscious of its glory, of its magnificence.

— Alan W. Watts

We are the cosmos made conscious and life is the means by which the universe understands itself.

— Brian Cox

The evolution of the cosmos invokes in me a sense of mystery; the increase in biodiversity invokes the response of humility; and an understanding of the evolution of death offers me helpful ways to think about my own death.

— Ursula Goodenough

Sex without death gets you single-celled algae and fungi; sex with a mortal soma gets you the rest of the eukaryotic creatures. Death is the price paid to have trees, and clams and birds and grasshoppers, and death is the price paid to have human consciousness, to be aware of all that shimmering awareness and all that love.

— Ursula Goodenough

The cosmic religious feeling is the strongest and noblest reason for scientific research.

— Albert Einstein

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.

— Maya Angelou

The Epic of Evolution is science translated into meaningful story.

— Connie Barlow

The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.

— Winston Churchill

Evolution is neither random nor predetermined, but rather an intelligent dance between organism and environment.

— ~ Bruce Lipton and Steve Bhaerman

After all, what nobler thought can one cherish than that the universe lives within us all?

— Neil deGrasse Tyson

Without a meaningful evolutionary worldview it’s impossible to understand yourself, your world, or what’s needed for humanity to survive and thrive in the coming decades.

— Michael Dowd

There’s a force in the universe that underlies all of this beautiful chaos.

— Mayim Bialik

Evolution is a light which illuminates all facts, a trajectory which all lines of thought must follow.

— Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, The Phenomenon of Man

The unity of life is no less remarkable than its diversity.

— Theodosius Dobzhansky, Nothing in Biology Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution, 1973

For our history to be a source of encouragement we have to know our history.

— Max Roser

The earth is not the geometric center of the universe although it may be its spiritual center.

— Theodosius Dobzhansky

I am a creationist and an evolutionist. Evolution is God’s, or Nature’s, method of Creation.

— Theodosius Dobzhansky

I am not an optimist. I’m a very serious possibilist.

— Hans Rosling

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

— Nelson Mandela

Nothing gives life more purpose than the realization that every moment of consciousness is a precious and fragile gift.

— Steven Pinker

The first way to think about the future is to know about the present.

— Hans Rosling

Let the dataset change your mindset.

— Hans Rosling

The idea is to go from numbers to information to understanding.

— Hans Rosling

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

— Eleanor Roosevelt

I have had dreams and I have had nightmares, but I have conquered my nightmares because of my dreams.

— Jonas Salk

The dreamers are the saviors of the world.

— James Allen, As a Man Thinketh

Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.

— Marcus Aurelius

Today, only the very poorest people in the world would die in the way that the richest man of the 19th century died.

— Max Roser

We are all connected; To each other, biologically. To the earth, chemically. To the rest of the universe atomically.

— Neil deGrasse Tyson

When I look up at the night sky, and I know that yes we are part of this universe, we are in this universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts is that the universe is in us. When I reflect on that fact, I look up- many people feel small, cause they are small and the universe is big. But I feel big because my atoms came from those stars.

— Neil deGrasse Tyson

There’s as many atoms in a single molecule of your DNA as there are stars in the typical galaxy. We are, each of us, a little universe.

— Neil deGrasse Tyson

The atoms of our bodies are traceable to stars that manufactured them in their cores and exploded these enriched ingredients across our galaxy, billions of years ago. For this reason, we are biologically connected to every other living thing in the world. We are chemically connected to all molecules on Earth. And we are atomically connected to all atoms in the universe. We are not figuratively, but literally stardust.

— Neil deGrasse Tyson

Not only do we live among the stars, the stars live within us.

— Neil deGrasse Tyson

After all, what nobler thought can one cherish than that the universe lives within us all?

— Neil deGrasse Tyson

It’s the people who are curious who change the world.

— Neil deGrasse Tyson

We are stardust brought to life, then empowered by the universe to figure itself out—and we have only just begun.

— Neil deGrasse Tyson

Dinosaurs are extinct today because they lacked opposable thumbs and the brainpower to build a space program.

— Neil deGrasse Tyson

Knowing where you came from is no less important than knowing where you are going.

— Neil deGrasse Tyson

Every living thing is a masterpiece, written by nature and edited by evolution.

— Neil deGrasse Tyson

The most meaningful activity in which a human being can be engaged is one that is directly related to human evolution.

— Jonas Salk

Whether he likes it or not, [man] is responsible for the whole further evolution of our planet.

— Julian Huxley.

All professions, all work, all activity in the human world finds its essential meaning in the context of a people’s cosmic story.

— Brian Swimme

I see a science that tells us there is indeed a design to life. And the name of that design is evolution.

— Kenneth Miller, Finding Darwin’s God

The best way to predict the future is to invent it.

— Alan Kay, computer scientist

Humanity is faced with a stark choice: evolve or die.

— Eckhart Tolle

The arc of the universe flows toward love.

— Cathy McGowan Russell