A Quote by Benjamin Hoff on wisdom, wonder, and taoism

"When you wake up in the morning, Pooh," said Piglet at last, "what's the first thing you say to yourself?" "What's for breakfast?" said Pooh. "What do you say, Piglet?" "I say, I wonder what's going to happen exciting today?" said Piglet . Pooh nodded thoughtfully. "It's the same thing," he said. "What's that?" the Unbeliever asked. "Wisdom from the Western Taoist,"I said. "It sounds like something from Winnie-the-Pooh ," he said. "It is," I said. "That's not about Taoism," he said. "Oh, yes it is," I said."

Benjamin Hoff

Source: The Tao of Pooh

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on bitterness, enemies, fear, guilt, judgment, men, past, thought, vision, and wonder

[He] stood motionless, not turning to the crowd, barely hearing the applause. He stood looking at the judges. There was no triumph in his face, no elation, only the still intensity of contemplating a vision with a bitter wonder that was almost fear. He was seeing the enormity of the smallness of the enemy who was destroying the devastation, past the ruins of great factories, the wrecks of powerful engines, the bodies of invincible men, he had come upon the despoiler, expecting to find a giant - and had found a rat eager to scurry for cover at the first sound of a human step. If this is what has beaten us, he thought, the guilt is ours.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Atlas 449)

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A Quote by Augustus William Hare on ability, character, information, people, shyness, and wonder

What a person praises is perhaps a surer standard, even, than what he condemns, of his character, information and abilities. No wonder, then, that most people are so shy of praising anything.

Augustus Hare (1792 - 1834)

Source: Guesses At Truth, 1827.

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A Quote by Artur Rodzinski on dedication, giving, harmony, individuality, learning, life, love, mankind, music, nations, neighbors, problems, secrets, service, temperament, wonder, and world

In or orchestra we have many nationalities, types, and temperaments. We have learned to forget individual likes, dislikes, and differences of temperament for the sake of music to which we have dedicated our lives. I often wonder if we could not solve the world's problems on a similar basis of harmony. Think what a single individual in a symphony orchestra can accomplish by giving up his individual traits and ambitions in the service of music. . . . Suppose that in life you had the same all-embracing love for the whole of mankind and for your neighbor in particular. Only when every one of us and every nation learns the secret of love for all mankind will the world become a great orchestra, following the beat of the Greatest Conductor of all.

Artur Rodzinski (1892 - 1958)

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A Quote by Arthur Christopher Benson on admiration, existence, experience, friendship, honor, life, love, sharing, and wonder

Because of a friend, life is a little stronger, fuller, more gracious thing for the friend's existence, whether he be near or far. If the friend is close at hand, that is best; but if he is far away he still is there to think of, to wonder about, to hear from, to write to, to share life and experience with, to serve, to honor, to admire, to love.

Arthur Christopher Benson (1862 - 1925)

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A Quote by Arthur Ashe on basketball, character, education, leadership, men, men and women, poverty, singers, women, wonder, and youth

We blacks look for leadership in men and women of such youth and inexperience, as well as poverty of education and character, that it is no wonder that we sometimes seem rudderless. . . . We see basketball players and pop singers as possible role models.

Arthur Ashe (1943 - 1993)

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A Quote by Aristotle on beginning, feeling, men, and wonder

It was through the feeling of wonder that men now and at first began to philosophize.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Metaphysics, i,2

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A Quote by Alice B. Toklas on babies, emotion, garden, motherhood, and wonder

The first gatherings of the garden in May of salads, radishes and herbs made me feel like a mother about her baby - how could anything so beautiful be mine. And this emotion of wonder filled me for each vegetable as it was gathered every year. There is nothing that is comparable to it, as satisfactory or as thrilling, as gathering the vegetables one has grown.

Alice B. Toklas

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on art, death, emotion, experience, good, science, and wonder

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom the emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: What I Believe, 1930

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A Quote by Aesop on enemies, power, tyranny, and wonder

Those who voluntarily put power into the hands of a tyrant or an enemy, must not wonder if it be at last turned against themselves.

Aesop (620 - 560 BC)

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