The most beautiful and profound emotion we can experience is the sensation
of the mystical.
It is the fundamental emotion, which stands at the cradle of true
science. One to whom emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and stand
rapt in awe, is as good as dead.
To know that what is impenetrable to us really
exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and most radiant beauty, which
our dull faculties can comprehend only in their primitive forms, this knowledge,
this feeling, is the center of true religiousness.
The cosmic experience is the
strongest and noblest driving force behind scientific research.