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The world embarrasses me, and I cannot dream that this watch exists and has no watchmaker.

Voltaire (1694-1778) French writer and historian.

In the beginning was the Word. Man acts it out. He is the act, not the actor.

Henry Miller (1891-1980) American author.

Search not a wound too deep lest thou make a new one.

Thomas Fuller (1608-1661) British clergyman and author.

There are innumerable questions to which the inquisitive mind can in this state receive no answer: Why do you and I exist? Why was this world created? Since it was to be created, why was it not created sooner?

Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) British author.

I asked the whole frame of the world about my God; and he answered,'' I am not He, but He made me.''

Saint Augustine (354-430) Theologian.

God's first creature, which was light.

Francis Bacon (1561-1626) British statesman and philosopher.

Every man is as heaven made him, and sometimes a great deal worse.

Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) Spanish novelist, dramatist and poet.

We have seen when the earth had to be prepared for the habitation of man, a veil, as it were, of intermediate being was spread between him and its darkness, in which were joined in a subdued measure, the stability and insensibility of the earth, and the passion and perishing of mankind.

John Ruskin (1819-1900) English art critic.