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We are perishing for want of wonder, not for want of wonders.
– G.K. Chesterton

Well, Gilbert, we’re not perishing for want of anything here.

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Men go abroad to wonder at the height of mountains,
at the huge waves of the sea,
at the long courses of the rivers,
at the vast compass of the ocean,
at the circular motion of the stars;
and they pass by themselves without wondering.
St. Augustine

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