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The only Lasting Truth


"All that you touch, you change.

All that you change, changes you.

The only lasting truth is change

God is change"


Octavia E. Butler (1947–2006) was an American science fiction author. In 1995, she became the first science fiction writer to receive a MacArthur Fellowship, and she won many awards for her writing. Her work explored themes such as hierarchies and violence, hybridity and bioengineering, alternative communities and African American spiritualism.

 


Nothing exist alone


"In Nature nothing exists alone."


 Rachel Carson (1907–1964), a biologist and writer, was an influential figure in the environmental movement of the 1960s. In 1962 she published Silent Spring, in which she documented the environmental harm caused by pesticides. The book improved people’s understanding of ecology, causing a shift in public opinion and leading to a ban on DDT in the USA.


Nothing in life is to be feared.


"Nothing in life is to be feared;

it is only to be understood.

Now is the time to understand more,

so that we may fear less"


Marie Curie (1867-1934) was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person and the only woman to win the Nobel Prize twice, and the only person to win the Nobel Prize in two scientific fields. Curie coined the term “radioactivity” and discovered the elements polonium and radium. Under her direction, the world’s first studies were conducted into the treatment of neoplasms using radioactive isotopes.



You Are Not Atlas Carrying the World on Your Shoulder


"You are not Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. It is good to remember that the planet is carrying you."


Vandana Shiva (born 1952) is an Indian scholar and activist. For decades she has been promoting biodiversity in agriculture, and fighting against corporate patents on seeds and the destruction of traditional farming. Her theories and ideas about ecofeminism, grassroots environmentalism and food sovereignty have made her a world-renowned green thought leader and activist.


The Highest Forms of Understanding


"The highest form of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion"


Richard Feynman (1918-1988) was a Nobel Prize winner for physics. He made great breakthroughs in the fields of nanotechnology, quantum mechanics, the theory of quantum electrodynamics, and many more. As an author and lecturer, he helped the general public understand physics as a part of human life.


The Greatest danger to Our Future


"The greatest danger to our future is apathy."


Jane Goodall (born 1934) is a world-renowned-chimpanzee expert. Since 1960 (when she first went to Tanzania) she has been studying wild chimpanzees’ social and family interactions; she witnessed and recorded how human-like the chimpanzees’ behaviors were.

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