Best Firmament Quotes On Success In Life

These firmament quotes will inspire you. Firmament the heavens or the sky, especially when regarded as a tangible thing or a sphere or world viewed as a collection of people.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging firmament quotes, firmament sayings, and firmament proverbs.

Famous Firmament Quotes

  1. “Man is a microcosm, or a little world, because he is an extract from all the stars and planets of the whole firmament, from the earth and the elements; and so he is their quintessence.” ~ Paracelsus
  2. “Though free to think and act, we are held together, like the stars in the firmament, with ties inseparable. These ties cannot be seen, but we can feel them.” ~ Nikola Tesla
  3. “This most excellent canopy, the air, look you, this brave overhanging firmament, this majestical roof fretted with golden fire.” ~ William Shakespeare
  4. “Despair snuffs the sun from the firmament.” ~ Amos Bronson Alcott

  5. “People gave ear to an upstart astrologer who strove to show that the earth revolves, not the heavens or the firmament, the sun and the moon….This fool wishes to reverse the entire science of astronomy, but sacred scripture tells us [Joshua 10:13]that Joshua commanded the sun to stand still, and not the earth.” ~ Martin Luther
  6. “A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within, more than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages. Yet he dismisses without notice his thought, because it is his. In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts: they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  7. “How hard to realize that every camp of men or beast has this glorious starry firmament for a roof! In such places standing alone on the mountain-top, it is easy to realize that whatever special nests we make – leaves and moss like the marmots and birds, or tents or piled stone – we all dwell in a house of one room – the world with the firmament for its roof – and are sailing the celestial spaces without leaving any track.” ~ John Muir
  8. “Let me live in a house by the side of the road and be a friend to man.” ~ Sam Walter Foss

  9. “But I am constant as the Northern Star, Of whose true fixed and resting quality There is no fellow in the firmament.” ~ William Shakespeare
  10. “To one who has been long in city pent, ’Tis very sweet to look into the fair And open face of heaven, — to breathe a prayer Full in the smile of the blue firmament.” ~ John Keats
  11. “Among all his creatures in heaven or earth, God hath not made any like unto the sun in the firmament, the beams whereof are beautiful and pleasant, and do give comfort in all places to all things.” ~ John Jewel
  12. “Despotism can only exist in darkness.” ~ James Madison

  13. “As freely as the firmament embraces the world, or the sun pours forth impartially his beams, so mercy must encircle both friend and foe.” ~ Friedrich Schiller
  14. “Thoughts create a new heaven, a new firmament, a new source of energy, from which new arts flow.” ~ Paracelsus
  15. “Success is an ugly thing. Men are deceived by its false resemblances to merit…. They confound the brilliance of the firmament with the star-shaped footprints of a duck in the mud.” ~ Victor Hugo
  16. “If this fail, The pillar’d firmament is rottenness, And earth’s base built on stubble.” ~ John Milton

  17. “When I confront a human being as my Thou and speak the basic word I-Thou to him, then he is nothing among things nor does he consist of things. He is no longer He or She, a dot in the world grid of space and time, nor a condition to be experienced and described, a loose bundle of named qualities. Neighborless and seamless, he is Thou and fills the firmament. Not as if there were nothing but he; but everything else lives in his light.” ~ Martin Buber
  18. “Large, heavy, ragged black clouds hung like crape hammocks beneath the starry cope of the night. You would have said that they were the cobwebs of the firmament.” ~ Victor Hugo
  19. “The spacious firmament on high,
    And all the blue ethereal sky,
    And spangled heavens, a shining frame,
    Their great Original proclaim.” ~ Joseph Addison
  20. “This goodly frame, the earth, seems to me a sterile promontory.” ~ William Shakespeare

  21. “The stars were my best friends. The air was full of legends and phantoms, full of mythical and fair-tale creatures, which suddenly flew away over the roof, so that one was at one with the firmament.” ~ Marc Chagall
  22. “Despotism can only exist in darkness, and there are too many lights now in the political firmament to permit it to remain anywhere, as it has heretofore done, almost everywhere.” ~ James Madison
  23. “From his observations, he concluded that it [Tycho’s supernova] was not some kind of comet or a fiery meteor, whether these be generated beneath the Moon or above the Moon, but that it is a star shining in the firmament itself – one that has never previously been seen before our time, in any age since the beginning of the world.” ~ Tycho Brahe
  24. “I like to produce movies and that’s where I want to be.” ~ Joel Silver

  25. “There are hermit souls that live withdrawn In the place of their self-content; There are souls like stars that dwell apart, In a fellowless firmament; There are pioneer souls that blaze their paths Where highways never ran,– But let me live by the side of the road, And be a friend to man.” ~ Sam Walter Foss
  26. “Sacred scripture tells us that Joshua commanded the sun to stand still, and not the earth.” ~ Martin Luther
  27. “Oprah is more than an institution. Oprah is a very special star in the firmament. I can’t imagine a greater success than she’s enjoyed.” ~ Phil Donahue
  28. “The firmament of the Bible is ablaze with answers to prayer.” ~ Theodore L. Cuyler

  29. “The very willow-rows lopped every three years for fuel or powder, – and every sizable pine and oak, or other forest tree, cut down within the memory of man! As if individual speculators were to be allowed to export the clouds out of the sky, or the stars out of the firmament, one by one. We shall be reduced to gnaw the very crust of the earth for nutriment.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  30. “Love builds up the broken wall and straightens the crooked path. Love keeps the stars in the firmament and imposes rhythm on the ocean tides. Each of us is created of it and I suspect each of us was created for it.” ~ Maya Angelou
  31. “God has given you a spirit with wings on which to soar into the spacious firmament of Love and Freedom. Is it not pitiful than that you cut your wings with your own hands and suffer your soul to crawl like an insect upon the earth?” ~ Khalil Gibran
  32. “A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within, more than the luster of the firmament of bards and sages” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

  33. “Gentlemen, the character of Washington is among the most cherished contemplations of my life. It is a fixed star in the firmament of great names, shining without twinkling or obscuration, with clear, steady, beneficent light.” ~ Daniel Webster
  34. “To set foot on the soil of the asteroids, to lift by hand a rock from the Moon, to observe Mars from a distance of several tens of kilometers, to land on its satellite or even on its surface, what can be more fantastic? From the moment of using rocket devices a new great era will begin in astronomy: the epoch of the more intensive study of the firmament.” ~ Konstantin Tsiolkovsky
  35. “What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god.” ~ William Shakespeare
  36. “For where’s the State beneath the Firmament,

    That doth excel the Bees for Government?” ~ Guillaume de Salluste Du Bartas

  37. “The ancients had little doubt about the true shape of the earth: “It’s [the world’s] shape has the rounded appearance of a perfect sphere. This is shown first of all by the name of ‘orb’ which is bestowed upon it by the general consent of mankind. …Our eyesight also confirms this belief, because the firmament presents the aspect of a concave hemisphere equidistant in every direction, which would be impossible in the case of any other figure.”” ~ Pliny the Elder
  38. “Thoughts are like stars in the firmament; some are fixed, others like the wandering planets, others again are only like meteors. Understanding is like the Sun, which gives light to all the thoughts. Memory is like the Moon, it hath its new, its full and its wane.” ~ Margaret Cavendish
  39. “If we cherish the virtues and the principles of our fathers, Heaven will assist us to carry on the work of human liberty and human happiness. Auspicious omens cheer us. Great examples are before us. Our own firmament now shines brightly upon our path.” ~ Daniel Webster
  40. “All machinery is derived from nature, and is founded on the teaching and instruction of the revolution of the firmament.” ~ Marcus Vitruvius Pollio

  41. “Neither this body am I, nor soul, Nor these fleeting images passing by, Nor concepts and thoughts, mental images, Nor yet sentiments and the psyche’s labyrinth. Who then am I? A consciousness without origin, Not born in time, nor begotten here below. I am that which was, is and ever shall be, A jewel in the crown of the Divine Self, A star in the firmament of the luminous One.” ~ Rumi
  42. “The sight of stars always sets me dreaming just as naively as those black dots on a map set me dreaming of towns and villages. Why should these points of light in the firmament, I wonder, be less accessible than the dark ones on the map of France? We take a train to go to Tarascon or Roven and we take death to a star.” ~ Vincent Van Gogh
  43. “Perchance, coming generations will not abide the dissolution of the globe, but, availing themselves of future inventions in aerial locomotion, and the navigation of space, the entire race may migrate from the earth, to settle some vacant and more western planet…. It took but little art, a simple application of natural laws, a canoe, a paddle, and a sail of matting, to people the isles of the Pacific, and a little more will people the shining isles of space. Do we not see in the firmament the lights carried along the shore by night, as Columbus did? Let us not despair or mutiny.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  44. “He who desires to see the living God face-to-face should not seek him in the empty, firmament of his mind, but in human love.” ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky

  45. “Now came still evening on, and twilight gray Had in her sober livery all things clad; Silence accompany’d; for beast and bird, They to their grassy couch, these to their nests, Were slunk, all but the wakeful nightingale; She all night long her amorous descant sung; Silence was pleas’d. Now glow’d the firmament With living sapphires; Hesperus, that led The starry host, rode brightest, till the moon, Rising in clouded majesty, at length Apparent queen unveil’d her peerless light, And o’er the dark her silver mantle threw.” ~ John Milton
  46. “Spake full well, in language quaint and olden, One who dwelleth by the castled Rhine, When he called the flowers, so blue and golden, Stars, that in earth’s firmament do shine.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  47. “Triumphant hours are the Lark’s
    Who circles skywards from his home each day:
    World’s early riser, with bubbling golden song,
    Towards the firmament, guardian of April’s gate.” ~ Dafydd ap Gwilym
  48. “There were many stars in Motown’s firmament – among them, Stevie, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, Martha Reeves, and Diana Ross – but I happen to have loved the Four Tops most of all.” ~ Jon Landau

  49. “Love is a condition so powerful; it may be that which pulls the stars in the firmament. It may be that which pushes and urges the blood in the veins. Courage: you have to have courage to love somebody because you risk everything-ever ything.” ~ Maya Angelou
  50. “But the day is spent;
    And stars are kindling in the firmament,
    To us how silent–though like ours, perchance,
    Busy and full of life and circumstance.” ~ Samuel Rogers
  51. “Ah; but my courage fails me, and my heart is sick within me! —Lord, take pity on the Christian who doubts, on the skeptic who would fain believe, on the galley-slave of life who puts to sea alone, in the darkness of night, beneath a firmament illumined no longer by the consoling beacon-fires of the ancient hope.” ~ Joris-Karl Huysmans
  52. “They had become a fixed star in the shifting firmament of the high school’s relationships, the acknowledged Romeo and Juliet. And she knew with sudden hatefulness that there was one couple like them in every white suburban high school in America.” ~ Stephen King

  53. “But now I rejoice when, in my winter studio, I can spread out my summer studies and recall through them the beautiful season and places which gave them being. Here the painter feels how small things may suggest the greater – the drop of water, image the firmament.” ~ Christopher Pearse Cranch
  54. “And really, the reason we think of death in celestial terms is that the visible firmament, especially at night (above our blacked-out Paris with the gaunt arches of its Boulevard Exelmans and the ceaseless Alpine gurgle of desolate latrines), is the most adequate and ever-present symbol of that vast silent explosion.” ~ Vladimir Nabokov
  55. “My Faith is larger than the Hills— So when the Hills decay— My Faith must take the Purple Wheel To show the Sun the way— ‘Tis first He steps upon the Vane— And then — upon the Hill— And then abroad the World He go To do His Golden Will— And if His Yellow feet should miss— The Bird would not arise— The Flowers would slumber on their Stems— No Bells have Paradise— How dare I, therefore, stint a faith On which so vast depends— Lest Firmament should fail for me— The Rivet in the Bands” ~ Emily Dickinson
  56. “Narcotic greens narcotic greens like reeling firmaments disclose in their appearing randomness the sweetest means that you or she or any wandering Thales might choose to be wonder-struck with at the moment when we die” ~ Marianne Bluger

  57. “The love of fame is too high and delicate a feeling in the mind to be mixed up with realities, it is a solitary abstraction. * * * A name “fast anchored in the deep abyss of time” is like a star twinkling in the firmament, cold, silent, distant, but eternal and sublime; and our transmitting one to posterity is as if we should contemplate our translation to the skies.” ~ William Hazlitt
  58. “I became evil for no reason. I had no motive for my wickedness except wickedness itself. It was foul, and I loved it. I loved the self-destruction, I loved my fall, not the object for which I had fallen but my fall itself. My depraved soul leaped down from your firmament to ruin. I was seeking not to gain anything by shameful means, but shame for its own sake.” ~ Saint Augustine
  59. “Lord Bacon has compared those who move in higher spheres to those heavenly bodies in the firmament, which have much admiration, but little rest. And it is not necessary to invest a wise man with power to convince him that it is a garment bedizened with gold, which dazzles the beholder by its splendor, but oppresses the wearer by its weight.” ~ Charles Caleb Colton
  60. “The Cloud Maze. “ An Excursion in Dimension A Climb Though the Firmament; There Is No Beginning There Is No End Enter Where You Please Leave When You Wish Have No Fear of Falling” ~ Erin Morgenstern

  61. “Just as the line of astronomical thinkers from Copernicus to Newton had destroyed the old astronomy, in which the earth was the center, and the Almighty sitting above the firmament the agent in moving the heavenly bodies about it with his own hands, so now a race of biological thinkers had destroyed the old idea of a Creator minutely contriving and fashioning all animals to suit the needs and purposes of man.” ~ Andrew Dickson White
  62. “This goodly frame, the earth, seems to me a sterile promontory, this most excellent canopy, the air, look you, this brave o’erhanging firmament, this majestical roof fretted with golden fire, why, it appears no other thing to me than a foul and pestilent congregation of vapours. What a piece of work is a man! how noble in reason! how infinite in faculty! in form and moving how express and admirable! in action how like an angel! in apprehension how like a god! the beauty of the world! the paragon of animals! And yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust?” ~ William Shakespeare
  63. “The splendors of the firmament of time May be eclipsed, but are extinguished not; Like stars, to their appointed height they climb And death is a low mist which cannot blot The brightness it may veil.” ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley

  64. “We find it hard to picture to ourselves the state of mind of a man of older days who firmly believed that the Earth was the centre of the Universe, and that all the heavenly bodies revolved around it. He could feel beneath his feet the writhings of the damned amid the flames; very likely he had seen with his own eyes and smelt with his own nostrils the sulphurous fumes of Hell escaping from some fissure in the rocks. Looking upwards, he beheld … the incorruptible firmament, wherein the stars hung like so many lamps.” ~ Anatole France
  65. “Your honesty is not to be based either on religion or policy. Both your religion and policy must be based on it. Your honesty must be based, as the sun is, in vacant heaven; poised, as the lights in the firmament, which have rule over the day and over the night.” ~ John Ruskin

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