Quotations

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious… 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.” (Albert Einstein)

“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” (William Butler Yeats)

“Try and penetrate with our limited means the secrets of nature and you will find that, behind all the discernable laws and connections, there remains something subtle, intangible, and inexplicable.” (Albert Einstein)

“We teach the children how to measure, how to weigh. We fail to teach them how to revere, how to wonder and awe.” (Abraham Joshua Heschel)

“In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.” (Aristotle)

“People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don’t find myself saying, ‘Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner.’ I don’t try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.” (Carl Rogers)

“The higher goal of spiritual living is not to amass a wealth of information, but to face sacred moments.” (Abraham Joshua Heschel)

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)

“Education is not the filling of a bucket, but the lighting of a fire.” (William Butler Yeats)

“Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery that it is. In the boredom and pain of it no less than in the excitement and gladness: touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it, because in the last analysis all moments are key moments, and life itself is grace.” (Frederick Buechner)

“Admire and adore the Author of the telescopic universe, love and esteem the work, do all in your power to lesson ill, and increase good, but never assume to comprehend.” (John Adams)

“My only advice for you is this. Go within yourself and probe the depths from which your life springs.” (Rainer Maria Rilke)

“If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.” (C. S. Lewis)