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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

He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.
Albert Einstein

And if a person is religious, I think it's good, it helps you a bit. But if you're not, at least you can have the sense that there is a condition inside you which looks at the stars with amazement and awe.
Maya Angelou

Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property... Horrid mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them.
Thomas Paine

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

Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.
John Milton
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