Byron, George Gordon

Ye stars! Which are the poetry of Heaven, If in your bright leaves we would read the fate Of men and empires,—'tis to be forgiven, That in our aspirations to be great, Our destinies o'erleap their mortal state, And claim a kindred with you.

The Complete Poetical Works of Byron Child Harold Canto iii Stanza 88

Durant, Will

...astrology antedated—and perhaps will survive—astronomy; simple souls are more interested in telling futures than in telling time.

The Story of Civilization Part I

Our Oriental Heritage

Introduction Chapter I (p. 80)

Emerson, Ralph Waldo

Astronomy to the selfish becomes astrology;...

Essays and Lectures Essays Second Series Nature (p. 546)

Johnson, Severance

Astronomy Is for the mind of gods, astrology

For simpletons.

The Dictator and the Devil

Shakespeare, William

It is the stars,

The stars above us, govern our condition.

The fault, dear Brutus, is not in the stars, but in ourselves.

Julius Caesar Act I, scene ii, L. 134

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