The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another
God made man in His image, and now man’s returning the favor.
Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp,
Or what’s a heaven for?
A man was there, and they called him mad;
The more he gave, the more he had.
Freedom means freedom from forces and circumstances which would turn man into a thing…
Simply put, MIT-educated Buzz Aldrin was one of the smartest guys in the astronaut corps.
During Project Gemini, spacewalker after spacewalker had failed. They tired quickly, and Buzz studied their problems. By the time he stepped into space, he had invented the tools and methods needed to walk in a vacuum. For example, he fashioned a pair of golden slippers that could be placed where needed to hold his booted feet. A spacewalker needs that — something to hold his or her feet in place — to keep stable attachment with the spaceship. Otherwise you will thrash about wildly. During Gemini 12, Buzz Aldrin whistled and sang through his spacewalk assignments.
And when he returned from the moon, when one of those moon-conspiracy theorists shoved a Bible in Aldrin’s face and ordered him to swear on it that he walked on the moon, Buzz decked him. Fellow astronaut Wally Schirra, one of the original Mercury 7, renamed him Rocky. That’s my kind of man.
After 51 years on the job, after covering every spaceflight flown by Americans, I can report that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin — and Michael Collins, who kept stoking the home fires on board the Apollo 11’s command ship Columbia — were the best Earth had to offer.
History, this time we got it right.
"Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is not a finished creation."
I have sworn upon the alter of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.
“Wherefore is light given to him that is in misery, and life unto the bitter in soul. …
“Why is light given to a man whose way is hid, and whom God hath hedged in?” (Job 3:20, 23.)
Job’s physical pain is most embittering to him for what it seems to betoken: a violated relationship. Job’s relationship with God remains at issue throughout the ensuing dialogues.