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The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.
The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.
Jacques Yves Cousteau
Philosophy begins in wonder.
Since boredom advances and boredom is the root of all evil, no wonder, then, that the world goes backwards, that evil spreads. This can be traced back to the very beginning of the world. The gods were bored; therefore they created human beings.
Maybe we ought to consider a Golden Rule in foreign policy: Don't do to other nations what we don't want happening to us. We endlessly bomb these countries and then we wonder why they get upset with us?
If you enjoy living, it is not difficult to keep the sense of wonder.
A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug.
Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand.
The meaning I picked, the one that changed my life: Overcome fear, behold wonder.
It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Sometimes I wonder whether Washington's liberal politicians truly understand the greatness that is America.
There are three types of baseball players: Those who make it happen, those who watch it happen and those who wonder what happens.
Being yourself is one of the hardest things because it's scary. You always wonder whether you'll be accepted for who you really are. I decided to call my record 'Inside Out' because that's my motto about life. I don't think you ever succeed at trying to be anyone else but who you truly are.
To be completely woman you need a master, and in him a compass for your life. You need a man you can look up to and respect. If you dethrone him it's no wonder that you are discontented, and discontented women are not loved for long.
People of different faiths, like yours and mine, sometimes wonder where we can meet in common purpose, when there are so many differences in creed and theology. Surely the answer is that we can meet in service, in shared moral convictions about our nation stemming from a common worldview.
I think most of the people involved in any art always secretly wonder whether they are really there because they're good or there because they're lucky.
I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in providence, for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth.
Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth; when perfect sincerity is expected, perfect freedom must be allowed; nor has anyone who is apt to be angry when he hears the truth any cause to wonder that he does not hear it.
Not just in commerce but in the world of ideas too our age is putting on a veritable clearance sale. Everything can be had so dirt cheap that one begins to wonder whether in the end anyone will want to make a bid.
I'm not crazy about arenas just because I can sell them out. It doesn't do anything for my ego at all. I want to play places where people don't have to sit in the nosebleed seats and wonder what the hell is going on.
I used to sit on the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue and wonder why the Senate was always going into recess, until in my first year I realized how intense the pressure was.
You know you're getting old when you stoop to tie your shoelaces and wonder what else you could do while you're down there.
Wonder is the basis of worship.
Worship is transcendent wonder.
Never say there is nothing beautiful in the world anymore. There is always something to make you wonder in the shape of a tree, the trembling of a leaf.
Anthropology demands the open-mindedness with which one must look and listen, record in astonishment and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess.
I've read some of your modern free verse and wonder who set it free.
Most sets of values would give rise to universes that, although they might be very beautiful, would contain no one able to wonder at that beauty.
As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.
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