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Wonder

Wonder Quotes

"Wonder, connected with a principle of rational curiosity, is the source of all knowledge and discover, and it is a principle even of piety; but wonder which ends in wonder, and is satisfied with wonder, is the quality of an idiot."
Samuel Horsley

"Wonder rather than doubt is the root of knowledge."
Abraham Joshua Heschel

"Wonder is the beginning of wisdom."
Greek Proverb

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

"Wonder is involuntary praise."
Edward Young

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Wonder Definition: The feeling aroused by something strange and surprising.

Etymology of 'Wonder'
Old English wundor "marvelous thing, marvel, the object of astonishment," from Proto-Germanic *wundran (cf. Old Saxon wundar, Middle Dutch, Dutch wonder, Old High German wuntar, German wunder, Old Norse undr), of unknown origin. In Middle English it also came to mean the emotion associated with such a sight (late 13c.). The verb is from Old English wundrian.

Positive Suggestions:
"Awaken your natural Wonder"
"Perfect Wonder is within you"
"Allow yourself to feel Wonder now"
"Accept Wonder"
"Trust in your Wonder"
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