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40,250.  I just wonder what would have happened if the shirt had been on the other foot.  (Football & Foot & Wonder)  Mike Walker

 

 

972.  I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief.  (Belief & Wonder)  Gerry Spence, How to Argue & Win Every Time: At Home, At Work, In Court, Everywhere, Everyday
 

 

73,834.  For I dipped into the Future, far as the human eye could see: saw the vision of the world, and all the wonder that would be.  (Future & Wonder)  Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1842

 

 

2,689.  How can a three-pound mass of jelly that you can hold in your palm imagine angels, contemplate the meaning of infinity, and even question its own place in the cosmos?  Especially awe inspiring is the fact that any single brain, including yours, is made up of atoms that were forged in the hearts of countless, far-flung stars billions of years ago.  These particles drifted for eons and light-years until gravity and change brought them together here, now.  These atoms now form a conglomerate – your brain – that can not only ponder the very stars that gave it birth but can also think about its own ability to think and wonder about its own ability to wonder.  With the arrival of humans, it has been said, the universe has suddenly become conscious of itself.  This, truly, it the greatest mystery of all.  (Science & Wonder & Human Beings & Universe & Cosmology)  V S Ramachandran, The Tell-Tale Brain: A Neuroscientist's Quest for What Makes Us Human
 

 

2,909.  The universe they were seeing was revealing itself to be one of dynamic complexity.  A universe of natural organic motion.  A place of endless wonder.  (Universe & Astronomy & Space & Wonder)  Professor Jim Al-Khalili, Everything & Nothing: Everything

 

 

4,156.  Let us consider for a little while how wonderfully we stand upon the world.  Here it is that we are born and bred and live, and yet we view these things with an almost entire absence of wonder to ourselves respecting the way in which all this happens.  (World & Wonder)  Michael Faraday, Christmas Lecture 1854

 

 

6,756.  The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery.  There is always more mystery.  (Knowledge & Mystery & Wonder)  Anais Nin

 

 

9,119.  Wonder is the feeling of the philosopher, and philosophy begins in wonder.  (Philosophy & Wonder)  Plato

 

 

47,787.  Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.  (Wisdom & Wonder)  Socrates

 

 

56,905.  Wonders will never cease.  (Proverb & Wonder)  Late 18th century proverb

 

 

82,359.  Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man’s desire to understand.  (Mystery & Wonder)  Neil Armstrong

 

 

93,624.  Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing wonder and awe, the more often and the more seriously reflection concentrates upon them: the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me.  Immanuel Kant, Critique of Practical Reason 1788

 

 

93,625.  Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.  Helen Keller, The Story of My Life 1902

 

 

93,626.  Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering.  Saint Augustine

 

 

93,627.  He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.  Albert Einstein

 

 

93,628.  From wonder into wonder existence opens.  Lao Tzu

 

 

93,629.  All wonder is the effect of novelty on ignorance.  Samuel Johnson

 

 

129,995.  Many of the world’s best known landmarks have been inspired by faith.  And today more worshippers than ever are flocking to these sacred places.  But why do they continue to provoke such passion?  Hundreds of years after they were first built, many of these places remain of deep spiritual significance and controversy.  (Wonder & Worship & Temple & Place)  Sacred Wonders s1e1, BBC 2019

 

129,996.  Angkor Wat, Cambodia: A man who believes these temples are home to his ancestral spirits risks his life to save them from the jungle … This vast complex of over seventy temples was once part of an ancient megacity.  (Wonder & Worship & Temple & Cambodia & Place)  ibid.

 

129,997.  At Al Aqsa in Jerusalem a young Muslim paramedic battles his own hunger and exhaustion to help thousands of other fastening worshippers during Ramadam.  (Wonder & Worship & Temple & Place & Jerusalem)  ibid.

 

129,998.  At the Shaolin Temple in China a Buddhist monk faces a test that will change the course of his life for ever.  (Wonder & Worship & Temple & Place & China)  ibid.

 

129,999.  400 monks live and study here; 100 of those are warrior monks.  (Wonder & Worship & Temple & Place & China & Monk)  ibid.

 

130,147.  The great mosque of Djenne in Mali … a vast timber-framed buidings with walls up to two feet thick made of mud … A mosque has stood on this site since the thirteenth century.  It is the largest mud building on Earth … Unless the mosque is given a new covering of mud every year, it will simply crumble to dust.  (Wonder & Worship & Place & Mud & Church)  Sacred Wonders s1e2

 

 

130,297.  For some they are places of quiet contemplation; for others they are sites of astonishing acts of worship, dangerous challenges, and extraordinary deeds of devotion rarely seen by outsiders.  (Wonder & Worship & Place & Church)  Sacred Wonders s1e3

 

130,298.  The Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem: an authodox Christian most deliver a holy flame into the hands of his bishop … The Church of the Sepulchre: one of the most sacred sites in Christianity.  (Wonder & Worship & Place & Church & Jerusalem)  ibid.

 

130,299.  The Boudhanath in Nepal: a Buddhist painter battles the elements in order to honour Buddha’s birthday.   (Wonder & Worship & Place & Church & Buddhism)  ibid.

 

130,300.  And at Lalish in Iraq a young Yadizi woman goes in search of salvation after being traumatised by recent conflict … The waters of a sacred spring are helping to heal women …   (Wonder & Worship & Place & Church & Yazidi)  ibid.

 

130,301.  Kathmandu, Nepal: Boudhanath … One of the largest in the world … It houses holy relics said to include the bones of Buddha … In almost perfect condition because it’s constantly being repainted.  (Wonder & Worship & Place & Church & Buddhism)  ibid.