what brings happiness is a mystery for most people.
Some try to find the answer by pursuing wealth, love,
adventure and climbing the corporate ladder. Many
who reach the goals that they've convinced themselves
they need to reach to be happy, however, find themselves
still searching for happiness. The conclusion that
many heroes for a better world have discovered, is
that helping others to be happy is the surest way
to find happiness. -- Robert Alan Silverstein
creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to
-- Neil Armstrong
must change our lives, so that it will be possible
to live by the contrary assumption that what is good
for the world will be good for us. And that requires
that we make the effort to know the world and to learn
what is good for it. We must learn to cooperate in
its processes, and to yield to its limits. But even
more important, we must learn to acknowledge that
the creation is full of mystery; we will never entirely
understand it. We must abandon arrogance and stand
in awe. We must recover the sense of the majesty of
creation, and the ability to be worshipful in its
presence. For I do not doubt that it is only on the
condition of humility and reverence before the world
that our species will be able to remain in it.
a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder,
he needs the companionship of at least one adult who
can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement
and mystery of the world we live in.
who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the
earth are never alone or weary of life.”
is no reason to accept the doctrines crafted to
sustain power and privilege, or to believe that
we are constrained by mysterious and unknown social
laws. These are simply decisions made within institutions
that are subject to human will and that must face
the test of legitimacy. And if they do not meet
the test, they can be replaced by other institutions
that are more free and more just, as has happened
often in the past.
have to stop and be humble enough
to understand that there is something called mystery.
ultimate mystery is one's own self.
-- Sammy Davis, Jr.
are exciting, their mystery never ends.
But, there's nothing like looking at your own history
in the faces of your friends.
most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.
It is the source of all true art and all science.
He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no
longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as
good as dead: his eyes are closed.”
important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity
has its own reason for existing. 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 every day. Never lose a holy curiosity.”
may say the eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility.
is something not be to desired and not to be avoided,
a mystery not contrary to reason, for it implies that
the world, and the course of human history, have meaning.
we accept the fact that life itself is founded in mystery,
we shall learn nothing.
-- Henry Miller
evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist.
-- Rene Magritte
am not here for me
I am not here to promote my ego
I am here to serve the Great Spirit
To be a voice for those afraid to speak
To be movement for those who are stuck
I am here to reveal a mystery
To learn something new about myself
the man of science and the man of action live always
at the edge of mystery, surrounded by it.
-- J. Robert Oppenheimer
a morning dream, life becomes more and more bright
the longer we live, and the reason of everything appears
more clear. What has puzzled us before seems less
mysterious, and the crooked paths look straighter
as we approach the end.
-- Jean Paul Richter
have left almost to the last the magic of water, an
element which owing to its changefulness of form and
mood and colour and to the vast range of its effects
is ever the principal source of landscape beauty,
and has like music a mysterious influence over the
-- Sir George Sitwell