Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Mysterious - by Albert Einstein



This is one of my favorite quotes from Albert Einstein:

"The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science. Whoever does not know it and can no longer wonder, no longer marvel, is as good as dead, and his eyes are dimmed. It was the experience of mystery -- even if mixed with fear -- that engendered religion. A knowledge of the existence of something we cannot penetrate…it is this knowledge and this emotion that constitute true religiosity. In this sense, and only this sense, I am a deeply religious man. I am satisfied with the mystery of life's eternity and with a knowledge, a sense, of the marvelous structure of existence -- as well as the humble attempt to understand even a tiny portion of the Reason (or God) that manifests itself in nature."

1 comment:

Sophia said...

Not to mention it's an excellent way to stay young, keeping that wonder in our lives like children have. The world or universe never grows boring. Every day begins anew with fascination!

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