February 12: Abundance

February 12
Abundance

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Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance.

~Samuel Johnson. Samuel Johnson (1709 – 1784), often referred to as Dr Johnson, was an English writer who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer. Johnson was a devout Anglican and committed Tory, and has been described as “arguably the most distinguished man of letters in English history.” He is also the subject of “the most famous single work of biographical art in the whole of literature”: James Boswell’s Life of Samuel Johnson.

 

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The greatest power is often simple patience.

~E. Joseph Cossman

 

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Great work is done by people who are not afraid to be great.

~Fernando Flores

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February 12: Space Travel

Day Williams created this graphic depiction of this date.
February 12
Space Travel

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In spite of the opinions of certain narrow-minded people, who would shut up the human race upon this globe, as within some magic circle which it must never outstep, we shall one day travel to the moon, the planets, and the stars, with the same facility, rapidity, and certainty as we now make the voyage from Liverpool to New York!
~Jules Verne, From the Earth to the Moon (1865), Ch. XIX: “A Monster Meeting“ (Charles Scribner’s Sons “Uniform Edition,” 1890, p. 93)

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Some say that we should stop exploring space, that the cost in human lives is too great. But Columbia’s crew would not have wanted that. We are a curious species, always wanting to know what is over the next hill, around the next corner, on the next island. And we have been that way for thousands of years.
~Stuart Atkinson, New Mars, Mar. 7, 2003

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Only via continuing to probe every nook and cranny of the universe that is accessible to us will we truly build a useful appreciation of our own place in the cosmos.
~Lawrence M. Krauss,  A Universe from Nothing. Lawrence Maxwell Krauss (born 1954) is a Canadian-American theoretical physicist and cosmologist who is a professor of physics, Foundation Professor of the School of Earth and Space Exploration, and director of the Origins Project at Arizona State University. He is the author of several bestselling books, including The Physics of Star Trek and A Universe from Nothing. He is an advocate of scientific skepticism, science education, and the science of morality.

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February 12: Honesty

Day Williams created this graphic depiction of this date.
February 12
Honesty

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The man replied to Joab, “Even if I had the weight of 1,000 pieces of silver in my hand, I would not raise my hand against the king’s son. For we heard the king command you, Abishai, and Ittai, ‘Protect the young man Absalom for me.’”
–2 Samuel 18:12

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Two things I ask of You;
don’t deny them to me before I die:
Keep falsehood and deceitful words far from me.
Give me neither poverty nor wealth;
feed me with the food I need.
Otherwise, I might have too much
and deny You, saying, “Who is the LORD?”
or I might have nothing and steal,
profaning the name of my God.
–Proverbs 30:7-9

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Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.
–Ephesians 4:14-15

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