Can have involuntary physical symptoms, e.g. goosebumps, a lump in the throat, stammering, even tears.

Sometimes considered an important ingredient of or inspiration for the religious experience.

Can be frightening, humbling, overwhelming, even terrible; but often described as ecstatic, joyful, appreciative.

Awe might be considered also an extreme of admiration: e.g. like you might feel for a top-caliber acrobat or musician.

Sometimes considered a variety of "peak experience".

Complementary virtues

Contrasting vices

Virtues possibly in tension


How to acquire or strengthen it


Notes and links

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Inspirational quotes