Sigmund Jahn quotes

  • Only when I saw the Earth from space, in all its ineffable beauty and fragility, did I realize that humankind's most urgent task is to cherish and preserve it for future generations.
    -- Sigmund Jahn

    #Space #Tasks #Generations

  • Mankind is advanced technically. Man can build space stations, can assemble them in space, and ponders about landing on Mars, but the development of mankind itself seems to stagnate on stone age level.
    -- Sigmund Jahn

    #Men #Space #Age

  • Fewer people have successfully solo-circumnavigated the globe than have journeyed into space.

  • While the people retain their virtue and vigilance, no administration, by any extreme of wickedness or folly, can very seriously injure the government in the short space of four years.

  • I'll get up there and I'll do my guitar solos in one of those space outfits.

  • In the New Yorker library, I have long been shelved between Nadine Gordimer and Brendan Gill; an eerie little space nestled between high seriousness of purpose and legendary lightness of touch.

  • It is rather for us here dedicated to the great task remaining before us, that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion.

  • The workman of today works every day in his life at the same tasks, and this fate is no less absurd. But it is tragic only at the rare moments when it becomes conscious.

  • The fiery trials through which we pass will light us down in honor or dishonor to the latest generation.

  • I’m doing pretty well. If you don’t get married, you can’t get divorced. Why couldn’t we learn from the devastatingly low percentage of successful marriages that our last generation went through?

  • I'm actually the fourth generation in my family to have no practical use for the church, or God, or religion. My children continue this trend.

  • I had a feeling that my generation-and me, also-we were naked. We did not belong to anything.

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