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A Quote by John Burroughs on diversity, infinity, intuition, life, mind, mystery, nature, religion, science, simplicity, unity, universe, and wonder

Science tends more and more to reveal to us the unity that underlies the diversity of nature.  We must have diversity in our practical lives; we must seize Nature by many handles.  But our intellectual lives demand unity, demand simplicity amid all this complexity.  Our religious lives demand the same.  Amid all the diversity of creeds and sects we are coming more and more to see that religion is one, that verbal differences and ceremonies are unimportant, and that the fundamental agreements are alone significant.  Religion as a key or passport to some other world has had its day; as a mere set of statements or dogmas about the Infinite mystery it has had its day.  Science makes us more and more at home in this world, and is coming more and more, to the intuitional mind, to have a religious value.  Science kills credulity and superstition but to the well-balanced mind it enhances the feeling of wonder, of veneration, and of kinship which we feel in the presence of the marvelous universe.  It quiets our fears and apprehensions, it pours oil upon the troubled waters of our lives, and reconciles us to the world as it is.

John Burroughs (1837 - 1921)

Source: Accepting the Universe

Contributed by: ingebrita

A Quote by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky on enslvement, conscience, happiness, miracle, mystery, and authority

There are three forces, the only three forces capable of conquering and enslaving forever the conscience of these weak rebels in the interests of their own happiness.  They are: the miracle, the mystery and authority.

Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821 - 1881)

Source: The Brothers Karamazov

Contributed by: bajarbattu

A Quote by Mary Chapin Carpenter on books, light, music, mystery, pictures, place, and stars

Gather up your telegrams
Your faded pictures, best laid plans
Books and postcards, 45's
Every sunset in the sky

Carry with you maps and string, flashlights
Friends who make you sing
And stars to help you find your place
Music, hope and amazing grace

Maybe what we leave
Is nothing but a tangled little mystery
Maybe what we take
Is nothing that has ever had a name

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Source: Your Life Story

Contributed by: ingebrita

A Quote by Paul H. Ray, Sherry Ruth Anderson on connection, mystery, and self

Poets and mystics have been telling us for centuries: Wake up.  Wake to your true self.  Wake to your own connections to what is around you right now.  Gaze into someone's eyes, and discover who looks back.  Penetrate the mysteries where the worlds touch.  Don't go back to sleep.

Paul H. Ray, Sherry Ruth Anderson

Source: The Cultural Creatives: How 50 Million People Are Changing the World

Contributed by: ingebrita

A Quote by Alix Kates Shulman on earth, life, mystery, and time

Within walking distance of any spot on Earth there's probably more than enough mystery to investigate in a lifetime.

Alix Kates Shulman

Source: Drinking the Rain

Contributed by: ingebrita

A Quote by Mr. on mystery, actions, action, consequence, consequences, determine, future, today, tomorrow, and mr prophet

There is no mystery about what the future holds. Your actions today determine youe consequences tomorrow.

Mr. Prophet

Source: Mr. Prophet

Contributed by: Mr.

A Quote by Lewis Carroll on questions, wonder, change, mystery, self-perception, and identity

Dear, dear!  How queer everything is to-day!  And yesterday things went on just as usual.  I wonder if I've been changed in the night?  Let me think:  was I the same when I got up this morning?  I almost think I can remember feeling a little different.  But if I'm not the same, the next question is, Who in the world am I?  Ah, that's the great puzzle!

Lewis Carroll (1832 - 1898)

Source: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, Pages: Chapter 2

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Albert Einstein on mystery, spirituality, experience, religiosity, and divinity

The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious.  It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of all true art and science. Whoever does not know it and can no longer wonder, no longer marvel, is as good as dead, and his eyes are dimmed.  It was the experience of mystery - even if mixed with fear - that engendered religion.  A knowledge of the existence of something we cannot penetrate, our perceptions of the profoundest reason and the most radiant beauty, which only in their most primitive forms are accessible to our minds - it is this knowledge and this emotion that constitute true religiosity;  in this sense, and, and in this alone, I am a deeply religious man.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: Ideas And Opinions, Pages: 11 (essay: The World As I See

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Albert Einstein on mystery, spirituality, and experience

The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: Ideas And Opinions, Pages: 11

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Albert Einstein on mystery, spirituality, experience, art, science, creativity, and muse

The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious.  It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of all true art and science.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: Ideas And Opinions, Pages: 11

Contributed by: Tsuya

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