Quotations The Best Quotes About Mystery  

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A list of the best mystery quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous mystery quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic mystery quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational mystery quotes from that same writer.

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The most beautiful emotion we can experience is the mysterious. It is the power of all true art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty, which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their most primitive forms -- this knowledge, this feeling, is at the center of true religiousness. In this sense, and in this sense only, I belong to the rank of devoutly religious men. Albert Einstein

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Where there is mystery, it is generally suspected there must also be evil. George Gordon Noel Byron, 6th Baron Byron

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Mysteries are due to secrecy. Francis Bacon

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Go carefully, child of maat, where no mercy can be had, and let your faith lead you on." Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone? Bertolt Brecht

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"Be careful what you pray for." Janet Morris

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Secrecy is the element of all goodness; even virtue, even beauty is mysterious. Thomas Carlyle

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Mystery magnifies danger, as a fog the sun, the hand that warned Belshazzar derived its horrifying effect from the want of a body. Charles Caleb Colton

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It is the dim haze of mystery that adds enchantment to pursuit. Antoine de Rivarol

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At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be infinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. Henry David Thoreau

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Mystery has its own mysteries, and there are gods above gods. We have ours, they have theirs. That is what's known as infinity. Jean Cocteau

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A knowledge of the existence of something we cannot penetrate, of the manifestations of the profoundest reason and the most radiant beauty, which are only accessible to our reason in their most elementary forms—it is this knowledge and this emotion that constitute the truly religious attitude; in this sense, and in this alone, I am a deeply religious man. Albert Einstein

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How many people make themselves abstract to appear profound. The most useful part of abstract terms are the shadows they create to hide a vacuum. Joseph Joubert

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The fundament upon which all our knowledge and learning rests is the inexplicable. Arthur Schopenhauer

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Mystery is not profoundness. Charles Caleb Colton