Reverence

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I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in providence, for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth.

John Adams

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The praise of ancient authors proceeds not from the reverence of the dead, but from the competition and mutual envy of the living.

Thomas Hobbes

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Ethics is nothing else than reverence for life.

Albert Schweitzer

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If only your pure and clean mind could touch me, dear Haydn, nobody has a greater reverence for you than I have.

Franz Schubert

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Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.

John Milton

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Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.

Henry David Thoreau

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Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence.

Plato

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