A collection of proverbs, sayings and quotes about the world.

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A man's desire for a son is usually nothing but the wish to duplicate himself in order that such a remarkable pattern may not be lost to the world.
Helen Rowland

Although September 11 was horrible, it didn't threaten the survival of the human race, like nuclear weapons do.
Stephen Hawking

An optimist thinks that this is the best of all possible worlds. A pessimist fears that this is so.
(unknown author)

And the world came together as the people stayed apart.
(unknown author)

As day breaks, the glowworms say: 'We've lit up the world!'

Be the change that you want to see in the world.
Mahatma Gandhi

Being in touch with the natural world is crucial.
David Attenborough

By exposing the absence of purpose in the laws governing the universe, science forces us to take responsibility for the welfare of ourselves, our species, and our planet.
Steven Pinker
Source: Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

Dimitri: If Atlas holds up the world, what holds up Atlas?
Tasso: Atlas stands on the back of a turtle.
Dimitri: But what does the turtle stand on?
Tasso: Another turtle.
Dimitri: And what does that turtle stand on?
Tasso: My dear Dimitri, it's turtles all the way down!
(unknown author)

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Nelson Mandela

Everybody wants to change the world, and every change makes a mess of it.

For all their foolishness, modern societies have been getting smarter, and all things being equal, a smarter world is a less violent world.
Steven Pinker

For the things of this world cannot be made known without a knowledge of mathematics.
Roger Bacon

Goodbye cruel world
I'm leaving you today

Goodbye, all you people
There's nothing you can say
To make me change my mind
Pink Floyd
Source: Lyrics: Goodbye Cruel World

Half the world is composed of idiots, the other half of people clever enough to take indecent advantage of them.
Walter Kerr

He who controls the remote, controls the world.
Julie Garwood

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
Anne Frank

I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world.
Richard Dawkins

I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.
Mary Anne Radmacher

I had rather be on my farm than be emperor of the world.
George Washington

I just wish the world was twice as big and half of it was still unexplored.
David Attenborough

I see skies of blue and clouds of white
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night
And I think to myself what a wonderful world
Louis Armstrong
Source: Lyrics: What a Wonderful World

I see trees of green, red roses too
I see them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself what a wonderful world.
Louis Armstrong
Source: Lyrics: What a Wonderful World

I think to myself, what a wonderful world.
Louis Armstrong
Source: Lyrics: What a Wonderful World

Ideas matter. The world matters. Our lives matter, and the choices we make as we navigate our lives perhaps matter most of all.
Lauren Myracle

If everybody minded their own business, the world would go around a great deal faster than it does.
Lewis Carroll
Source: Alice in Wonderland

If you give a boy a hammer, the whole world becomes a nail.
(unknown author)

In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
Mahatma Gandhi

It takes all sorts to make a world.
It is good that not everybody is the same.

Let him that would move the world first move himself.

Life on Earth is at the ever-increasing risk of being wiped out by a disaster, such as sudden global nuclear war, a genetically engineered virus or other dangers we have not yet thought of.
Stephen Hawking

Love me and the world is mine.
David Reed

Music is life itself. What would this world be without good music? No matter what kind it is.
Louis Armstrong

Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and consciencious stupidity.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our house is on fire. I am here to say, our house is on fire.
Greta Thunberg

People must feel that the natural world is important and valuable and beautiful and wonderful and an amazement and a pleasure.
David Attenborough

Primitive life is very common and intelligent life is fairly rare. Some would say it has yet to occur on Earth.
Stephen Hawking

Riding bicycles will not only benefit the individual doing it, but the world at large.
Udo E. Simonis

The devil divides the world between atheism and superstition.
George Herbert

The greatest problem in the world today is intolerance.
Diana Spencer

The human failing I would most like to correct is aggression. It may have had survival advantage in caveman days, to get more food, territory or partner with whom to reproduce, but now it threatens to destroy us all.
Stephen Hawking

The limits of my language means the limits of my world.
Ludwig Wittgenstein

The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and every day confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human characters, and of the little dependence that can be placed on the appearance of merit or sense.
Jane Austen
Source: Pride and Prejudice (1813)

The older you get the more it seems the world belongs to other people.
Bill Bryson
Source: The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain

The problem with the world is that everyone does not have a brain, but everyone does have a tongue.
Raheel Farooq

The trouble with the world is not that people know too little; it's that they know so many things that just aren't so.
Mark Twain

The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.
Bertrand Russell

The world cannot be understood without numbers. And it cannot be understood with numbers alone.
Hans Rosling
Source: Factfulness

The world has changed. I feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air. Much that once was is lost. For none now live who remember it.
J.R.R. Tolkien
Source: Movie: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.
Saint Augustine

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