We know too much and believe too readily ever to feel at home in a questioning that is powerfully experienced. For that we need the ability to wonder at what is simple, and to take up that wonder as our abode.
—Martin Heidegger, Early Greek Thinking
Nothing perhaps is more surprising in this world of ours than the almost infinite diversity of its appearances.
—Hannah Arendt, The Life of the Mind
Remind thyself that he whom thou lovest is mortal, that what thou lovest is not thine own; it is given thee for the present, not irrevocably nor for ever, but even as a fig or a bunch of grapes at the appointed season of the year.
‘Tis not a lip, or eye, we beauty call,
But the joint force and full result of all.
—Alexander Pope, An Essay on Criticism