Fragile Quotes (14 quotes)
As Crystallography was born of a chance observation by Haόy of the cleavage-planes of a single fortunately fragile specimen, so out of the slender study of the Norwich Spiral has sprung the vast and interminable Calculus of Cyclodes, which strikes such far-spreading and tenacious roots into the profoundest strata of denumeration, and, by this and the multitudinous and multifarious dependent theories which cluster around it, reminds one of the Scriptural comparison of the Kingdom of Heaven to a grain of mustard-seed which a man took and cast into his garden, and it grew and waxed a great tree, and the fowls of the air lodged in the branches of it.
Creation science has not entered the curriculum for a reason so simple and so basic that we often forget to mention it: because it is false, and because good teachers understand why it is false. What could be more destructive of that most fragile yet most precious commodity in our entire intellectual heritage—good teaching—than a bill forcing our honorable teachers to sully their sacred trust by granting equal treatment to a doctrine not only known to be false, but calculated to undermine any general understanding of science as an enterprise?.
Even now, the imprisoned winds which the earliest poet made the Grecian warrior bear for the protection of his fragile bark; or those which, in more modern times, the Lapland wizards sold to the deluded sailors;these, the unreal creations of fancy or of fraud, called, at the command of science, from their shadowy existence, obey a holier spell: and the unruly masters of the poet and the seer become the obedient slaves of civilized man.
Fanatical ethnic or religious or national chauvinisms are a little difficult to maintain when we see our planet as a fragile blue crescent fading to become an inconspicuous point of light against a bastion and citadel of the stars.
For the first time in my life I saw the horizon as a curved line. It was accentuated by a thin seam of dark blue light - our atmosphere. Obviously this was not the ocean of air I had been told it was so many times in my life. I was terrified by its fragile appearance.
Gods are fragile things they may be killed by a whiff of science or a dose of common sense.
I plead for conservation of human culture, which is much more fragile than nature herself. We neednt destroy other cultures with the force of our own.
Ive come to appreciate the planet we live on. Its a small ball in a large universe. Its a very fragile ball but also very beautiful. You dont recognize that until you see it from a little farther off.
Looking outward to the blackness of space, sprinkled with the glory of a universe of lights, I saw majestybut no welcome. Below was a welcoming planet. There, contained in the thin, moving, incredibly fragile shell of the biosphere is everything that is dear to you, all the human drama and comedy. Thats where life is; thats where all the good stuff is.
The earth is simply too small and fragile a basket for the human race to keep all its eggs in.
The Earth reminded us of a Christmas tree ornament hanging in the blackness of space. As we got farther and farther away it diminished in size. Finally it shrank to the size of a marble, the most beautiful marble you can imagine. That beautiful, warm, living object looked so fragile, so delicate, that if you touched it with a finger it would crumble and fall apart. Seeing this has to change a man, has to make a man appreciate the creation of God and the love of God.
The world looks marvelous from up here, so peaceful, so wonderful and so fragile. Everybody, all of us down there, not only in Israel, have to keep it clean and good.
There were details like clothing, hair styles and the fragile objects that hardly ever survive for the archaeologistmusical instruments, bows and arrows, and body ornaments depicted as they were worn. No amounts of stone and bone could yield the kinds of information that the paintings gave so freely
[We are] a fragile species, still new to the earth, here only a few moments as evolutionary time is measured, in real danger at the moment of leaving behind only a thin layer of of our fossils, radioactive at that.