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Definition of Awe

Awe

  1. Dread; great fear mingled with respect.
  2. The emotion inspired by something dreadful and sublime; an undefined sense of the dreadful and the sublime; reverential fear, or solemn wonder; profound reverence.
  3. To strike with fear and reverence; to inspire with awe; to control by inspiring dread.

Awe Quotations

Two things awe me most, the starry sky above me and the moral law within me. - Immanuel Kant
Two things awe me most, the starry sky above me and the moral law within me.
Immanuel Kant

If you can't be in awe of Mother Nature, there's something wrong with you.
Alex Trebek

I'm in awe of the universe, but I don't necessarily believe there's an intelligence or agent behind it. I do have a passion for the visual in religious rituals, though, even though they may be completely empty and bereft of substance. The incense is powerful and provocative, whether Buddhist or Catholic.
David Bowie

During the time men live without a common power to keep them all in awe, they are in that conditions called war; and such a war, as if of every man, against every man.
Thomas Hobbes

Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic fables. Poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder.
Thomas Aquinas
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