Let man contemplate Nature entire in her full and lofty majesty;
Let him put far from his sight the lowly objects that surround him;
Let him regard that blazing light, placed like an eternal lamp to illuminate the world;
Let the earth appear to him but a point within the vast circuit which that star describes; and
Let him marvel that this immense circumference is itself but a speck from the
viewpoint of the stars that move in the firmament.
– Blaise Pascal (from his meditation on the cosmos)