Whether you’re a gem in the royal court or a stone on the common path, if you accept your part with humility the glory of the universe will be yours.
Science tells theology about the structure and history of the universe and its evolutionary nature. Religious insight can set the laws of nature in a more profound context of understanding, so that their deep order, rational beauty and anthropic fine-tuning become intelligible.
If you seek to understand the whole universe you will understand nothing at all but seek to understand yourself and you will understand the whole universe.
A man said to the universe: “Sir, I exist!” “However,” replied the universe. “The fact has not created in me a sense of obligation.”
You may control a mad elephant; You may shut the mouth of the bear and the tiger; Ride the lion and play with the cobra; By alchemy you may earn your livelihood; You may wander through the universe incognito; Make vassals of the gods; be ever youthful; You may walk on water and live in fire; But control of the mind is better and more difficult.
If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning…