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

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A Quote by Van Morrison on magic, time, and wonder

Don't lose the wonder in your eyes
It's right there when you smile...
If we go back, for a while
Let me go back, for a while
To that magic time

Van Morrison

Source: Magic Time

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A Quote by Barack Obama on answers, doubt, dream, life, people, place, possibility, questions, time, and wonder

If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible, who still wonders if the dream of our Founders is alive in our time, who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.

It's the answer told by lines that stretched around schools and churches in numbers this nation has never seen; by people who waited three hours and four hours, many for the very first time in their lives, because they believed that this time must be different, that their voice could be that difference.

Barack Obama

Source: November 4, 2008

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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

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A Quote by Dave Matthews on dream, magic, mind, science, and wonder

A dream is a massive magic trick of the mind.  No amount of science could explain away the mysterious wonder.

Dave Matthews

Source: Twitter, 11.14.08

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A Quote by Jules Renard on youth, age, wonder, and distance

It is not how old you are, but how you are old.

Jules Renard (1864 - 1910)

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A Quote by Matthew Good on matt, matt good, matthew good, entiry, silence, silent, wonder, force, patient, lesson, teach, grasp, and immense

...there is something larger that’s looming out there. A force that remains patient and silent. An entity that waits to teach a lesson that we have yet to grasp. It is much better to just lie there and let it roll over you like some immense army of unquestionable wonder.

Matt Good

Source: At Last There is Nothing Left to Say

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A Quote by Dave Matthews on life and wonder

So I wonder this, as life billows smoke inside my head
This little game where nothing is sure
Why would you play by the rules?
Who did?  You did.  You...

Dave Matthews

Source: Dodo

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A Quote by John Lennon on people and wonder

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world

John Lennon (1940 - 1980)

Source: Imagine

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A Quote by Jane Smiley on life and wonder

Many said that now there was no hope of salvation, for a man might do anything and be in the wrong.  There was no way to tell.  It was better to stay on the steading and mind the cows and be content with such days as are left to one and cease to wonder about life everlasting.

Jane Smiley

Source: The Greenlanders

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