Wonder - Quotes

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We live with some big mysteries. When we come upon one, were given a little gift. Every mystery is something for all of us to wonder about together.

Annaka Harris

One of the most important gifts we can give our children is the confidence to say "I don`t know." It`s the foundation from which we begin our investigation of the world: asking questions, taking the necessary time to understand the answers, and searching for new answers when the ones we have in hand don`t seem to work. The feeling of not knowing is also the source of wonder and awe.

Annaka Harris

We live in a society where people are uncomfortable with not knowing. Children aren`t taught to say "I don`t know," and honesty in this form is rarely modeled for them. They too often see adults avoiding questions and fabricating answers, out of either embarrassment or fear, and this comes at a price. When children are embarrassed by or afraid of the feeling of not knowing, they are preoccupied with escaping their discomfort, rather than being motivated to learn. This robs them of the joy of curiosity. Let`s celebrate the feelings of awe and wonder in our children, as the foundation for all learning. Let`s teach children to say "I don`t know" and help them understand the power behind it. Let`s talk to them about how it feels to not know something. And, finally, let`s be honest with children about the limits of our own knowledge.

Annaka Harris

I sometimes wonder if it is just me, or if there are other women who figure out where they are supposed to be by going nowhere.

Jodi Picoult

I wonder why the promises I make to other people always become more important than the ones I make to myself.

Alyson Noel

Wonder [...] is the seed of knowledge.

Francis Bacon

I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief
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Gerry Spence

We all have a thirst for wonder. It`s a deeply human quality. Science and religion are both bound up with it. What I`m saying is, you don`t have to make stories up, you don`t have to exaggerate. There`s wonder and awe enough in the real world. Nature`s a lot better at inventing wonders than we are.

Carl Sagan

Claims that cannot be tested, assertions immune to disproof are veridically worthless, whatever value they may have in inspiring us or in exciting our sense of wonder.

Carl Sagan

Every wonder lasts three days.

Some of the most memorable mother's day gifts are those gifts which are given, not because it is Mother's Day, but because it is a day when children want to share some new wonder or something special and exciting with you.

Delfina Silva-Cardillo

Once people are broken in certain ways, they can`t ever be fixed, and this is something nobody ever tells you when you are young and it never fails to surprise you as you grow older as you see the people in your life break one by one. You wonder when your turn is going to be, or if it`s already happened.

Douglas Coupland

For all that is worth remembering in life is the poetry of it. Fear is poetry, hope is poetry, love is poetry, hatred is poetry; contempt, jealousy, remorse, admiration, wonder, pity, despair, or madness are all poetry.

William Hazlitt

Philosophy begins in wonder. And, at the end, when philosophic thought has done its best, the wonder remains.

Alfred North Whitehead

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