Sunday, 18 December 2011

Curiosity

A generous and elevated mind is distinguished by nothing more certainly than an eminent degree of curiosity. - Samuel Johnson

A sense of curiosity is nature's original school of education.-  Smiley Blanton

Be curious always! For knowledge will not acquire you; you must acquire it. - Sudie Back

Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas. - Unknown

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

Curiosity in children ... is but an appetite after knowledge and therefore ought to be encouraged in them, not only as a good sign, but as the great instrument nature has provided to remove that ignorance they were born with and which, without this busy inquisitiveness, will make them dull and useless creatures. - John Locke

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 marvellous structure of reality. - Edmund Burke

Curiosity is a feeling which causes us not to be content with the beauty and fragrance of the flower, but which prompts us to look under the rose. - Mrs. Inchbald

Curiosity is a result of cognitive conflict or a gap in knowledge that is elicited by the stimuli or situation. For example, children are most curious when they see an outcome of an event that is inconsistent with their expectations. - David Klahr, Bryan Matlen & Jamie Kirout

Curiosity is less to do with cats as it with the natural human need to know new things. In fact, it is arguably the most powerful force we have, as it drives human evolution. The need for novelty, for finding new things, leads us not only into trouble but also into marvellous new discoveries. - Unknown

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

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 forerunner of discovery. - Richard Duke

Curiosity is the lust of the mind. - Thomas Hobbes

Curiosity is the root of all knowledge. - Unknown

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

Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning. - William Arthur Ward

Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last. - Samuel Johnson

Curiosity killed the cat. - James Allan Mair

Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will. - James Stephens

Energy and curiosity are the lifeblood of universities; the desire to find out, to uncover, to dig deeper, to puzzle out obscurities, is the spirit of the university, and it is a channelling of that unresting curiosity that holds mankind together. - Robertson Davies

Free curiosity has greater power to stimulate learning than rigorous coercion. - St. Augustine

Healthy curiosity is a great key in innovation. - Unknown

One of the secrets of life is to keep our intellectual curiosity acute. - William Lyon Phelps

So blind is the curiosity by which mortals are possessed, that they often conduct their minds along unexplored routes, having no reason to hope for success, but merely being willing to risk the experiment of finding whether the truth they seek lies there. - Rene Descartes

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. - Dorothy Parker

The curious are always in some danger. If you are curious you might never come home. - Jeanette Winterson

The first and simplest emotion which we discover in the human mind, is curiosity. - Edmund Burke

The future belongs to the curious. The ones who are not afraid to try it, explore it, poke at it, question it and turn it inside out. - Unknown 

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reasons 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. - Albert Einstein

There are young men and women up and down the land who happily (or unhappily) tell anyone who will listen that they don't have an academic turn of mind, or that they aren't lucky enough to have been blessed with a good memory, and yet can recite hundreds of pop lyrics and reel off any amount of information about footballers. Why? Because they are interested in those things. They are curious. If you are hungry for food, you are prepared to hunt high and low for it. If you are hungry for information it is the same. Information is all around us, now more than ever before in human history. You barely have to stir or incommode yourself to find things out. The only reason people do not know much is because they do not care to know. They are incurious. Incuriosity is the oddest and the most foolish failing there is. - Stephen Fry

Thinkers aren't limited by what they know, because they can always increase what they know. Rather they're limited by what puzzles them, because there's no way to become curious about something that doesn't puzzle you. - Daniel Quinn

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. - Walt Disney

When you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do. - Walt Disney

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