Curiosity Quotes

Most popular curiosity quotes

Probe the edges.
A lust of the mind.
Never lose a holy curiosity.
Love is three-quarters curiosity.


Too much curiosity lost Paradise.
Curiosity is the key to creativity.


Curiosity is the beginning of wisdom.


The little I know, I owe to my ignorance.
Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.
Curiosity is lying in wait for every secret.
He who is afraid to ask is ashamed of learning.
— Danish proverb

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Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning.
I am one of the people who love the why of things.
Curiosity ... is insubordination in its purest form.
Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of our science.

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Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.

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Curiosity in children ... is but an appetite after knowledge.
A sense of curiosity is nature's original school of education.
When curiosity turns to serious matters, it's called research.


Curiosity is an itch in the mind that tells us where to scratch.
The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.
Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.
Curiosity is a willing, a proud, an eager confession of ignorance.


Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.

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Curiosity is one of those insatiable passions that grow by gratification.
Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose.


Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last.
To have doubted one's own first principles is the mark of a civilized man.

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The human mind is as driven to understand as the body is driven to survive.
Be curious always! For knowledge will not acquire you; you must acquire it.


Disinterested intellectual curiosity is the life-blood of real civilization.


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


The first and the simplest emotion which we discover in the human mind is Curiosity.
The curious are always in some danger.  If you are curious you might never come home.
Everything we see hides another thing, we always want to see what is hidden by what we see.
Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.
Curiosity is a delicate little plant which, aside from stimulation, stands mainly in need of freedom.
A generous and elevated mind is distinguished by nothing more certainly than an eminent degree of curiosity.
The greatest weapons in the conquest of knowledge are an understanding mind and the inexorable curiosity that drives it on.


It is nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry.

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


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.
Creatures whose mainspring is curiosity will enjoy the accumulating of facts, far more than the pausing at times to reflect on those facts.
If you bring curiosity to your work it will cease to be merely a job and become a door through which you enter the best that life has to give you.
Curiosity is the thirst of the soul; it inflames and torments us, and makes us taste every thing with joy, however otherwise insipid, by which it may be quenched.
You have to take seriously the notion that understanding the universe is your responsibility, because the only understanding of the universe that will be useful to you is your own understanding.
In spite of illness, in spite even of the arch-enemy sorrow, one can remain alive long past the usual date of disintegration if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual curiosity, interested in big things, and happy in small ways.

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Your minds are endowed with a vast number of gifts of totally different uses—limbs of mind as it were, which, if you don't exercise, you cripple.  One is curiosity; that is a gift, a capacity of pleasure in knowing; which if you destroy, you make yourselves cold and dull.
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.