Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Seymour Cohen, fully Seymour Jay Cohen

American Rabbi in Chicago, President of the Synagogue Council of America

"A modern commentator made the observation that there re those who seek knowledge about everything and understand nothing. It is wonder - not mere curiosity - a sense of enchantment, of respect for the mysteries of love for the other, that is essential to the difference between a knowing that is simply a gathering of information and techniques and a knowing that seeks insight and understanding. It is wonder that reveals how intimate is the relationship between knowledge of the other and knowledge of the self, between inwardness and outwardness."

"American education needs training for character."

"The starting point of religious experience is wonder."