Lap of Time

how seriously important are we in the lap of time

This small speech of Carl Sagan, a great scientist of our times is so cruelly true. In the lap of time, across the immeasurable unit of it, the most powerful and the most insignificant … all have vanished equally.

Then what prompts us to feed our sense of importance … so megalomaniac-ally deluding ourselves of our irreplaceable importance in the scheme of things that we are temporary tenants of. Perhaps we will never know the dark reasons of human beings deluding themselves into believing that they are icons of everlasting importance & power and conducting themselves with pugnacious arrogance accordingly..

I have put together a collection of quotes from the same Huxley that Carl mentioned … which justify the chain of thoughts that this speech attached inspires our intellect with…

That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history.

My fate cannot be mastered; it can only be collaborated with and thereby, to some extent, directed. Nor am I the captain of my soul; I am only its noisiest passenger.

There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.

The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.

A belief in hell and the knowledge that every ambition is doomed to frustration at the hands of a skeleton have never prevented the majority of human beings from behaving as though death were no more than an unfounded rumor.

All gods are homemade, and it is we who pull their strings, and so, give them the power to pull ours.

The impulse to cruelty is, in many people, almost as violent as the impulse to sexual love – almost as violent and much more mischievous.

There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.

You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad.

Charaiveti… Charaiveti….

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