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Mystery QUOTES

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Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand.
-- Neil Armstrong

We must change our lives, so that it will be possible to live by the contrary assumption that what is good for the world will be good for us. And that requires that we make the effort to know the world and to learn what is good for it. We must learn to cooperate in its processes, and to yield to its limits. But even more important, we must learn to acknowledge that the creation is full of mystery; we will never entirely understand it. We must abandon arrogance and stand in awe. We must recover the sense of the majesty of creation, and the ability to be worshipful in its presence. For I do not doubt that it is only on the condition of humility and reverence before the world that our species will be able to remain in it.
~ Wendell Berry

If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.
-- Rachel Carson

“Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.”
-- Rachel Carson

There is no reason to accept the doctrines crafted to sustain power and privilege, or to believe that we are constrained by mysterious and unknown social laws. These are simply decisions made within institutions that are subject to human will and that must face the test of legitimacy. And if they do not meet the test, they can be replaced by other institutions that are more free and more just, as has happened often in the past.
-- Noam Chomsky

We have to stop and be humble enough
to understand that there is something called mystery.
-- Paulo Coelho

The ultimate mystery is one's own self.
-- Sammy Davis, Jr.

Strangers are exciting, their mystery never ends.
But, there's nothing like looking at your own history
in the faces of your friends.
-- Ani DiFranco

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.”
-- Albert Einstein

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity.”
-- Albert Einstein

One may say the eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility.
-- Albert Einstein

Destiny is something not be to desired and not to be avoided, a mystery not contrary to reason, for it implies that the world, and the course of human history, have meaning.
-- Dag Hammarskjöld

Until we accept the fact that life itself is founded in mystery, we shall learn nothing.
-- Henry Miller

Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist.
-- Rene Magritte

I am not here for me
I am not here to promote my ego
I am here to serve the Great Spirit
To be a voice for those afraid to speak
To be movement for those who are stuck
I am here to reveal a mystery
To learn something new about myself
-- Holly Near

Both the man of science and the man of action live always at the edge of mystery, surrounded by it.
-- J. Robert Oppenheimer

Like a morning dream, life becomes more and more bright the longer we live, and the reason of everything appears more clear. What has puzzled us before seems less mysterious, and the crooked paths look straighter as we approach the end.
-- Jean Paul Richter

Exactly what brings happiness is a mystery for most people. Some try to find the answer by pursuing wealth, love, adventure and climbing the corporate ladder. Many who reach the goals that they've convinced themselves they need to reach to be happy, however, find themselves still searching for happiness. The conclusion that many heroes for a better world have discovered, is that helping others to be happy is the surest way to find happiness. -- Robert Alan Silverstein

"I have left almost to the last the magic of water, an element which owing to its changefulness of form and mood and colour and to the vast range of its effects is ever the principal source of landscape beauty, and has like music a mysterious influence over the mind."
-- Sir George Sitwell


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