„The starlike appearance of the following six nebulæ is so considerable that the best description... was to compare them to stars with certain deficiencies.“

—  William Herschel, Context: The starlike appearance of the following six nebulæ is so considerable that the best description... was to compare them to stars with certain deficiencies.<!-- p. 328
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„We may conceive that, perhaps in progress of time these nebulæ which are already in such a state of compression, may be still farther condensed so as actually to become stars.“

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„I compared it to H Geminorum and the small star in the quartile between Auriga and Gemini, and finding it so much larger than either of them, suspected it to be a comet.“

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„The stars awaken a certain reverence, because though always present, they are inaccessible; but all natural objects make a kindred impression, when the mind is open to their influence. Nature never wears a mean appearance.“

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882
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„Star of my heart, I follow from afar.“

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—  Wolfgang Pauli Austrian physicist, Nobel prize winner 1900 - 1958
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