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The world is a country which nobody ever yet knew by description; one must travel through it one's self to be acquainted with it.

Author: Lord Chesterfield (1694-1773)

Profession: British Statesman, Author

You're the best Mom in the whole, wide world!

Author: Beaver Cleaver

Profession: American TV Character

The world is in your hands, now use it.

Author: Phil Collins (1951)

Profession: British Rock Musician, ''Genesis''

We will look upon the earth and her sister planets as being with us, not for us. One does not rape a sister.

Author: Mary Daly (1928)

Profession: American Feminist and Theological Writer

I tell you one thing -- if you want peace of mind, do not find fault with others. Rather learn to see your own faults. Learn to make the whole world your own. No one is a stranger, my child; this whole world is your own.

Author: Sri Sarada Devi


And that's the world in a nutshell, which is an appropriate receptacle.

Author: Stan Dunn


The world is not growing worse and it is not growing better -- it is just turning around as usual.

Author: Finley Peter Dunne (1867-1936)

Profession: American Journalist, Humorist

I've been up the mountain and I had a choice. Should I come down? So I came down. God said, ''Okay, you've been up on the mountain, now you go down. You're on your own, free. Check in later, but now you're on your own.''

Author: Bob Dylan (1941)

Profession: American Musician, Singer, Songwriter

Some of us still get all weepy when we think about the Gaia Hypothesis, the idea that earth is a big furry goddess-creature who resembles everybody's mom in that she knows what's best for us. But if you look at the historical record -- Krakatoa, Mt. Vesuvius, Hurricane Charley, poison ivy, and so forth down the ages -- you have to ask yourself: Whose side is she on, anyway?

Author: Barbara Ehrenreich (1941)

Profession: American Author, Columnist

I believe that the first step in the setting of a real external world is the formation of the concept of bodily objects and of bodily objects of various kinds.

Author: Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Profession: German-born American Physicist

To understand the world one must not be worrying about one's self.

Author: Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Profession: German-born American Physicist

The earth only has so much bounty to offer and inventing ever larger and more notional prices for that bounty does not change its real value.

Author: Ben Elton (1959)

Profession: British Author, Performer

The mark of the man of the world is absence of pretension. He does not make a speech; he takes a low business-tone, avoids all brag, is nobody, dresses plainly, promises not at all, performs much, speaks in monosyllables, hugs his fact. He calls his employment by its lowest name, and so takes from evil tongues their sharpest weapon. His conversation clings to the weather and the news, yet he allows himself to be surprised into thought, and the unlocking of his learning and philosophy.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

The world is getting to be such a dangerous place, a man is lucky to get out of it alive.

Author: W. C. Fields (1879-1946)

Profession: American Actor

The world does not need tourists who ride by in a bus clucking their tongues. The world as it is needs those who will love it enough to change it, with what they have, where they are.

Author: Robert Fulghum

Profession: American Writer, Minister, Working Cowboy