Wonder and Mystery quotes and images

Wonder and Mystery quotes and images


“The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery each day.” Albert Einstein

“The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.” Albert Einstein

Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man’s desire to understand. –Neil Armstrong

As soon as man does not take his existence for granted, but beholds it as something unfathomably mysterious, thought begins. –Albert Schweitzer

God asks no man whether he will accept life. That is not the choice. You must accept it. The only choice is how. –Henry Ward Beecher


People travel to wonder at the height of the mountains, at the huge waves of the seas, at the long course of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars, and yet they pass by themselves without wondering. –Augustine

The winds of God are always blowing, but you must set the sails. –Unknown


Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.– Johnathan Swift

All meanings, we know, depend on the key of interpretation. –George Eliot

All is mystery; but he is a slave who will not struggle to penetrate the dark veil.
— Benjamin Disraeli


If your heart is straight with God, then every creature will be to you a mirror of life and a book of holy doctrine. No creature is so little or so mean as not to show forth and represent the goodness of God. –Thomas A’Kempis

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.–Rachel Carson

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If a man loses his reverence for any part of life, he will lose his reverence for all of life. –Albert Schweitzer

Nothing is interesting, if you’re not interested. –Helen MacInnes

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The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.–Unknown

The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
— Eden Phillpotts

We shall not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and to know the place for the first time. –T.S. Eliot  

The real mystery of life is not a problem to be solved, it is a reality to be experienced.–J.J. Van der Leeuw



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)



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