Did not the Boy Alexander weep because he had not two Planets to conquer; or a whole Solar System; or after that, a whole universe?
Sartor Resartus, On Heroes, Hero-Worship and the Heroic in History
Sartor Resartus Book II, Chapter VIII (p. 137)
The secret of our success on planet Earth is space. Lots of it. Our solar system is a tiny island of activity in an ocean of emptiness.
The Last Three Minutes Chapter I (p. 4)
Horowitz, Norman H.
If the exploration of the solar system in our time brings home to us a realization of the uniqueness of our small planet and thereby increase our resolve to avoid self-destruction, they will have contributed more than just science to the human future.
To Utopia and Back: The Search for Life in the Solar System
Lambert, Johann Heinrich
Nothing is more simple than the plan of the Solar System...
The System of the World Part I Chapter I (p. 1)
Now when we think that each of these stars is probably the center of a solar system grander than our own, we cannot seriously take ourselves to be the only minds in it all.
We have just reached the outer fringes of the Solar System. Can any sane man possibly argue that we should stop there?
Scotchman's Return and Other Essays Remembrance Day, 2010 AD (p. 89)
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