One doesn’t have to operate with great malice to do great harm. The absence of empathy and understanding are sufficient.
—Charles M. Blow
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.
The more I learn, the more I realize how much I don’t know.
Endless wonder unlocks an innate sense of indebtedness. Within our awe there is no place for self-assertion. Within our awe we only know that all we own we owe. The world consists not of things, but of tasks.
Creativity is the residue of time wasted.
Mankind will not perish for want of information; but only for want of appreciation. The beginning of our happiness lies in the understanding that life without wonder is not worth living. What we lack is not a will to believe but a will to wonder.
Nothing is permanent in our troubled world. Not even our troubles.