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Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.

John Locke

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I think that's one of the greatest gifts you get if you're successful at something like music or film or photography — any of the arts — you can sit there and think. It's so much fun to sit there and think and wonder about the world and the universe.

Albert Hammond Jr.

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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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Sometimes I wonder if the world is too interesting and too boring at the same time.

Douglas Coupland

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There's never been a 'girl wonder' mythology.

Allison Anders

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It sometimes feels like a strange movie, you know, it's all so weird that sometimes I wonder if it is really happening.

Eminem

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Wonder is the feeling of the philosopher, and philosophy begins in wonder.

Plato

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Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods.

Plato

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To be more childlike, you don't have to give up being an adult. The fully integrated person is capable of being both an adult and a child simultaneously. Recapture the childlike feelings of wide-eyed excitement, spontaneous appreciation, cutting loose, and being full of awe and wonder at this magnificent universe.

Wayne Dyer

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The happy Union of these States is a wonder; their Constitution a miracle; their example the hope of Liberty throughout the world.

James Madison

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Wonder — quotes and aphorisms

I don't think I'm severely politically active. I care deeply, and I have my strong personal beliefs. I think America is dancing on thin ice. But I think it's bigger even than a political issue. I wonder about the evolution of the human race and spirit and what our goals and reasons for living are.

Garry Shandling

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I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult.

Rita Rudner

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I live a half mile from the San Andreas fault — a fact that bubbles up into my consciousness every time some other part of the world experiences an earthquake. I sometimes wonder whether this subterranean sense of impending disaster is at least partly responsible for Silicon Valley's feverish, get-it-done-yesterday work norms.

Gary Hamel

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How do I confront aging? With a wonder and a terror. Yeah, I'll say that. Wonder and terror.

Keanu Reeves

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I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

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Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.

E. E. Cummings

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To be completely woman you need a master, and in him a compass for your life. You need a man you can look up to and respect. If you dethrone him it's no wonder that you are discontented, and discontented women are not loved for long.

Marlene Dietrich

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We do not need to be heroes to save the world; all we need is humility, a critical view of the commercial and political interests of those who would mislead us into wrongdoing, and a sense of wonder.

John Burnside

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Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life — learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.

Robert Fulghum

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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

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