Mystery Quotes (1,000+ quotes)
“I love science, and it pains me to think that so many are terrified of the subject or feel that choosing science means you cannot also choose compassion, or the arts, or be awed by nature. Science is not meant to cure us of mystery, but to reinvent and reinvigorate it.”
Sapolsky, Robert (1997). The Trouble With Testosterone. New York: Scribner. pp. 286. ISBN 068483409X.
“The mystery of life is not a problem to be solved; it is a reality to be experienced.”
―Jacobus Johannes Leeuw
The conquest of illusion (1928), p. 9 and 89. Often attributed to Søren Kierkegaard or Aart Van Der Leeuw. Variant translations: "Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced." ; "The mystery of life isn't a problem to solve, but a reality to experience." ; "Life is a mystery to be lived, not a problem to be solved."
“It has always been a mystery to me how men can feel themselves honoured by the humiliation of their fellow beings.”
All Men Are Brothers (2005 edition), Continuum - ISBN: 9780826417398
“Having soon discovered to be great, I must appear so, and therefore studiously avoided mixing in society, and wrapped myself in mystery, devoting my time to fasting and prayer.”
The Confessions of Nat Turner (1831)
“Each day has its own destiny. Yesterday is history, today is opportunity while tomorrow is mystery.”
―T. B. Joshua
On destiny - The Shock Of Reality All Africa (August 24, 2009)
“I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma: but perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national interest.”
BBC broadcast ( The Russian Enigma ), London, October 1, 1939 (partial text). - The Second World War (1939 - 1945)