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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on love, men, science, and wonder

Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on wonder

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The wonder is that we can see these trees and not wonder more.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Publius Cornelius Tacitus on anger, expectation, fear, freedom, habits, sincerity, truth, and wonder

Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth; when perfect sincerity is expected, perfect freedom must be allowed; nor has anyone who is apt to be angry when he hears the truth any cause to wonder that he does not hear it.

Publius Cornelius Tacitus (c.55 - c.120 AD)

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A Quote by Phillips Brooks on day, god, grace, life, men, miracles, richness, wonder, and work

Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men! Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks. Then the doing of your work shall not be a miracle, But you yourself shall be the miracle. Every day you shall wonder at yourself: At the richness of life which has come in you by the grace of God.

Phillips Brooks (1835 - 1893)

Source: Sermons. Going Up to Heaven

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A Quote by Pearl S. Buck on angels, earth, heaven, life, and wonder

I am so absorbed in the wonder of earth and the life upon it that I cannot think of heaven and the angels. I have enough for this life.

Pearl S. Buck (1892 - 1973)

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A Quote by Pearl S. Buck on angels, earth, faith, heaven, life, needs, wonder, and worth

I feel no need for any other faith than my faith in human beings. Like Confucius of old, I am so absorbed in the wonder of earth and the life upon it that I cannot think of heaven and the angels. I have enough for this life. If there is no other life, then this one has been enough to make it worth being born, myself a human being.

Pearl S. Buck (1892 - 1973)

Source: I Believe, 1939

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A Quote by Paul Simon on learning, schools, and wonder

When I think back on all the crap I learned in high school, it's a wonder I can think at all."

Paul Simon

Source: "Kodachrome"

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A Quote by Osten Ard on belief, heart, unhappiness, and wonder

He who believes he knows the ending of things before they begin is either a very wise person or an idiot. Regardless, he is unhappy for he hast drove a knife into the heart of wonder.

Osten Ard

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on age, art, culture, existence, fiction, genius, imagination, legends, life, men, myth, people, philosophy, reality, and wonder

I was a man who stood in symbolic relations to the art and culture of my age. . . . The gods had given me almost everything. I had genius, a distinguished name, high social position, brilliancy, intellectual daring; I made art a philosophy, and philosophy an art: I altered the minds of men and the colour of things: there was nothing I said or did that did not make people wonder. . . . I treated Art as the supreme reality, and life as a mere mode of fiction: I awoke the imagination of my century so that it created myth and legend around me: I summed up all systems in a phrase, and all existence in an epigram.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on argument, learning, skill, wonder, and words

In arguing too, the parson own'd his skill, For e'en though vanquish'd he could argue still; While words of learned length and thundering sound Amaz'd the gazing rustics rang'd around; And still they gaz'd, and still the wonder grew That one small head could carry all he knew.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: The Deserted Village

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