A Quote by Tryon Edwards on ignorance and mystery

Mystery is another name for our ignorance; if we were omniscient, all would be perfectly plain.

Tryon Edwards (1809 - 1894)

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A Quote by Thomas Paine on america, facts, fatherhood, government, life, men, and mystery

Uncritical reverence for the Founding Fathers was less ubiquitous while they actually lived. . . . "The Reign of Terror that raged in America during the latter end of the Washington Administration, and the whole of that of Adams, is enveloped in mystery to me. That there were men in the Government hostile to the representative system, was once their toast, though it is now their overthrow, and therefore the fact is established against them."

Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809)

Source: Third Letter to the Citizens of the United States, 1802

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A Quote by Thomas Moore on garden, heart, learning, mystery, paradise, and soul

We may have to learn again the mystery of the garden: how its external characteristics model the heart itself, and how the soul is a garden enclosed, our own perpetual paradise where we can be refreshed and restored.

Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852)

Source: The Re–Enchantment of Everyday Life

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A Quote by Thomas Berry on mystery and universe

Gardening is an active participation in The deepest mysteries of the universe.

Thomas Berry

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A Quote by Susan Sontag on control, death, mystery, and religion

For those who live neither with religious consolations about death nor with a sense of death (or of anything else) as natural, death is the obscene mystery, the ultimate affront, the thing that cannot be controlled. It can only be denied.

Susan Sontag

Source: Illness as a Metaphor

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on lies and mystery

Within that awful volume lies The mystery of mysteries!

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: The Monastery. 1820, Chap. xii.

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on books, doubt, fear, force, god, grace, hope, lies, and mystery

The Book of Books Within this ample volume lies The mystery of mysteries. Happiest they of human race To whom their God has given grace To read, to fear, to hope, to pray, To lift the latch, to force the way; But better had they ne'er been born That read to doubt or read to scorn.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

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A Quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge on life, magic, mystery, nature, and time

...from the time of Kepler to that of Newton, and from Newton to Hartley, not only all things in external nature, but the subtlest mysteries of life and organization, and even of the intellect and moral being, were conjured within the magic circle of mathematical formulae.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 - 1834)

Source: The Theory of Life.

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A Quote by Russell Page on facts, garden, good, heart, love, and mystery

'Green fingers' are a fact, and a mystery only to the unpracticed. But green fingers are the extensions of a verdant heart. A good garden cannot be made by somebody who has not developed the capacity to know and love growing things.

Russell Page

Source: The Education of a Gardener, 1962

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A Quote by Rachel Louise Carson on earth, life, and mystery

Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the Earth are never alone or weary of life.

Rachel Carson (1907 - 1964)

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