Wonder Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old wonder quotes, wonder sayings, and wonder proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Wonder is from surprise, and surprise stops with experience.     

Robert South

Wondering is healthy. Broadens the mind. Opens you up to all sorts of stray thoughts and possibilities.     

Charles De Lint

Wonder is the desire for knowledge.     

Thomas Aquinas

Wonder is the basis of worship     

Thomas Carlyle

Wonder implies the desire to learn.     


Wonder is involuntary praise.     

Edward Young

Wonder is the heaviest element on the periodic table. Even a tiny fleck of it stops time.     

Diane Ackerman

Men love to wonder and that is the seed of our science.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

All understading begins in wonder.     

Johan Wolfgang Von Goethe

The wonder is always new that any sane man can be a sailor     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The significance which is in unity is an eternal wonder.     

Rabindranath Tagore

To wonder is to begin to understand.     

Jose Ortega Y Gasset

Wonder rather than doubt is the root of all knowledge.     

Abraham Joshua Heschel

Wonder is not a Pollyanna stance, not a denial of reality; wonder is an acknowledgment of the power of the mind to transform.     

Christina Baldwin

Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand.     

Neil Armstrong

From wonder into wonder existence opens.     

Lao Tzu

If you enjoy living, it is not difficult to keep the sense of wonder.     

Ray Bradbury

No wonder is greater than any other wonder, and if once explained ceases to be a wonder.     

Leigh Hunt

Wonder is the precondition for all wisdom.     

Christian Wiman

The world will never starve for want of wonders, but for want of wonder.     

G. K. Chesterton

Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.     

E.B White

Wonder is the feeling of the philosopher, and philosophy begins in wonder.     


The wonder is what you can make a paradise out of.     

Eva Hoffman

The less you reveal the more people can wonder.     

Emma Watson

The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder.     

Ralph Washington Sockman

Wonder is the first of all passion.     

Rene Descartes

Wonder is the beginning of all wisdom.     


He who wonders discovers that this in itself is wonder.     

M. C. Escher

We carry within us, the wonders we seek around us.     

Sir Thomas Browne

All wonder is the effect of novelty on ignorance.     

Samuel Johnson