A Quote by George Eliot on cats and wonder

I'm not one o' those as can see the cat i' the dairy, an' wonder what she's come after.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Adam Bede

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A Quote by Gamel Abdel Nasser on clarity, genius, possibility, stupidity, and wonder

The genius of you Americans is that you never make clear-cut stupid moves, only complicated stupid moves which make us wonder at the possibility that there may be something to them we are missing.

Gamel Abdel Nasser

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A Quote by G. Sarton on beauty, dignity, duty, effort, generations, genius, greatness, history, humanity, humility, mathematics, men, pride, privilege, study, thankfulness, and wonder

The main duty of the historian of mathematics, as well as his fondest privilege, is to explain the humanity of mathematics, to illustrate its greatness, beauty and dignity, and to describe how the incessant efforts and accumulated genius of many generations have built up that magnificent monument, the object of our most legitimate pride as men, and of our wonder, humility and thankfulness, as individuals. The study of the history of mathematics will not make better mathematicians but gentler ones, it will enrich their minds, mellow their hearts, and bring out their finer qualities.

G. Sarton

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A Quote by Folliott S. Pierpont on beauty, birth, brothers, children, church, day, earth, friendship, glory, harmony, heart, joy, lies, love, mind, parenthood, praise, purity, sacrifice, sister, and wonder

1. For the beauty of the earth, For the glory of the skies; For the love which from our birth, Over and around us lies; Lord of all, to Thee we raise This, our hymn of grateful praise. 2. For the wonder of each hour, Of the day and of the night; Hill and vale and tree and flow'r, Sun and moon, and stars of light; Lord of all, to Thee we raise This, our hymn of grateful praise. 3. For the joy of ear and eye, For the heart and mind's delight; For the mystic harmony, Linking sense to sound and sight; Lord of all, to Thee we raise This, our hymn of grateful praise. 4. For the joy of human love, Brother, sister, parent, child; Friends on Earth and friends above, For all gentle thoughts and mild; Lord of all, to Thee we raise This, our hymn of grateful praise. 5. For Thy church that evermore, Lifteth holy hands above; Off'ring up on ev'ry shore, Her pure sacrifice of love; Lord of all, to Thee we raise This, our hymn of grateful praise. Amen.

Folliott S. Pierpont

Source: FOR THE BEAUTY of the EARTH - by Folliott S. Pierpont, 1864 - Public Domain

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A Quote by Feltham on death, friendship, hope, and wonder

This wonder we find in hope, that she is both a flatterer and a true friend. How many would die did not hope sustain them; how many have died by hoping too much!


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A Quote by Ernest Bell on animals, instinct, knowledge, people, power, reason, theory, time, and wonder

The old assumption that animals acted exclusively by instinct, while man had a monopoly of reason, is, we think, maintained by few people nowadays who have any knowledge at all about animals. We can only wonder that so absurd a theory could have been held for so long a time as it was, when on all sides the evidence if animals' power of reasoning is crushing.

Ernest Bell (1851 - 1933)

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on grief and wonder

I measure every Grief I meet With narrow, probing Eyes - I wonder if It weighs like Mine - Or has an Easier size.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: 1862; Poems, Third Series, 1896.

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A Quote by Edward Grimsley on children, cinema, cleverness, entertainment, evil, government, language, people, prayer, television, vulgarity, and wonder

People who knowingly select movies and television programs featuring foul language deserve exactly what they get. . . . Many people will wonder why governments that are clever enough to devise ways to shield children from the dangers of prayer in the classroom should not be clever enough to shield them from the evils of vulgarity in entertainment.

Edward Grimsley

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A Quote by Dr. Albert Schweitzer on wonder and world

Never say there is nothing beautiful in the world any more. There is always something to make you wonder, in the shape of a leaf, the trembling of a tree.

Albert Schweitzer (1875 - 1965)

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A Quote by Don Marquis on food and wonder

I have noticed that when chickens quit quarreling over their food, they often find that there is enough for all of them. I wonder if it might not be the same with the human race.

Don Marquis (1878 - 1937)

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