Curiosity Quotes

The first and simplest emotion which we discover in the human mind, is curiosity

Edmund Burke

Curiosity has its own reason for existence.

Albert Einstein

Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last

Samuel Johnson

Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind.

Samuel Johnson

Mere curiosity adds wings to every step.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Curiosity is only vanity. Most frequently we wish not to know, but to talk. We would not take a sea voyage for the sole pleasure of seeing without hope of ever telling.

Blaise Pascal

Curiosity is the very basis of education and if you tell me that curiosity killed the cat, I say only the cat died nobly.

Arnold Edinborough

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity.

Albert Einstein

Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.

Samuel Johnson

Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.

James Stephens

The greatest virtue of man is perhaps curiosity.

Anatole France

I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Curiosity is one of the lowest of the human faculties. You will have noticed in daily life that when people are inquisitive they nearly always have bad memories and are usually stupid at bottom.

E. M. Forster

People die when curiosity goes

Graham Swift

Go around asking a lot of damn fool questions and taking chances. Only through curiosity can we discover opportunities, and only by gambling can we take advantage of them.

Unknown

There are various sorts of curiosity; one is from interest, which makes us desire to know that which may be useful to us; and the other, from pride which comes from the wish to know what others are ignorant of.

Kin Hubbard

Wonder, connected with a principle of rational curiosity, is the source of all knowledge and discover, and it is a principle even of piety; but wonder which ends in wonder, and is satisfied with wonder, is the quality of an idiot

Samuel Horsley

Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.

Samuel Johnson

Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.

Leo Burnett

Curiosity killed the cat, but satisfaction brought it back

Eugene O'Neill

The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.

Anatole France

I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Satisfaction of one's curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life.

Linus Pauling

Genuine ignorance is... profitable because it is likely to be accompanied by humility, curiosity, and open mindedness; whereas ability to repeat catch-phrases, cant terms, familiar propositions, gives the conceit of learning and coats the mind with varnish waterproof to new ideas.

John Dewey
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