"You, the inexperienced, who learn nothing in the nights. Many angels are given to you But you do not see them."
— Nelly Sachs
German-Swedish poet, died May 12, 1970

"But silence is where victims dwell."
— Nelly Sachs
German-Swedish poet, died May 12, 1970

"We mothers rock into the heart of the world the melody of peace."
— Nelly Sachs
German-Swedish poet, born December 10, 1891

"At 11, I could say "I am sodium" (Element 11), and now at 79, I am gold."
— Oliver Sacks
English-American neurologist, born July 9, 1933

"Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure"
— Oliver Sacks
English-American neurologist, died August 30, 2015

"Peace is much more precious than a piece of land... let there be no more wars."
— Anwar Sadat
3rd President of Egypt, born December 25, 1918

"She had already allowed her delectable lover to pluck that flower which, so different from the rose to which it is nevertheless sometimes compared, has not the same faculty of being reborn each spring."
— Marquis de Sade
French aristocrat, born June 2, 1740

"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known."
— Carl Sagan
American astrophysicist, born November 9, 1934

"When you make the finding yourself - even if you're the last person on Earth to see the light - you'll never forget it."
— Carl Sagan
American astrophysicist, died December 20, 1996

"For small creatures such as we, the vastness is bearable only through love."
— Carl Sagan
American astrophysicist, died December 20, 1996

"If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the sea."
— Antoine de Saint Exupery
French aristocrat, writer, poet, and pioneering aviator, died July 31, 1944

"On a day of burial there is no perspective— for space itself is annihilated. Your dead friend is still a fragmentary being. The day you bury him is a day of chores and crowds, of hands false or true to be shaken, of the immediate cares of mourning. The dead friend will not really die until tomorrow, when silence is round you again. Then he will show himself complete, as he was— to tear himself away, as he was, from the substantial you. Only then will you cry out because of him who is leaving and whom you cannot detain."
— Antoine de Saint Exupery
French aristocrat, writer, poet, and pioneering aviator, born June 29, 1900
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