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You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives

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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 everyday. Never lose a holy curiosity. Albert Einstein

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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 would be curiosity. Eleanor Roosevelt

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

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Curiosity is the lust of the mind. Thomas Hobbes

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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. Anatole France

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

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It is a shameful thing to be weary of inquiry when what we search for is excellent. Cicero

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

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Curiosity is as much the parent of attention, as attention is of memory. Richard Whately

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Desire to know why, and how -- curiosity, which is a lust of the mind, that a perseverance of delight in the continued and indefatigable generation of knowledge -- exceedeth the short vehemence of any carnal pleasure. Thomas Hobbes

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The alchemists in their search for gold discovered many other things of greater value. Arthur Schopenhauer

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Curiosity is one of the forms of feminine bravery. Victor Hugo

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Curiosity is lying in wait for every secret. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Never lose a holy curiosity. Albert Einstein

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A man should go on living -- if only to satisfy his curiosity.

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That low vice, curiosity! George Gordon Noel Byron, 6th Baron Byron

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Curiosity is the direct incontinence of the spirit. Jeremy Taylor

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Every age has a keyhole to which its eye is pasted. Mary McCarthy

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A person who is too nice an observer of the business of the crowd, like one who is too curious in observing the labor of bees, will often be stung for his curiosity. Alexander Pope

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Curiosity is not a sin.... But we should exercise caution with our curiosity... yes, indeed. J. K. Rowling

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All my life I've been harassed by questions: Why is something this way and not another? How do you account for that? This rage to understand, to fill in the blanks, only makes life more banal. If we could only find the courage to leave our destiny to chance, to accept the fundamental mystery of our lives, then we might be closer to the sort of happiness that comes with innocence. Luis Buñuel

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Where the apple reddens never pry -- lest we lose our Edens, Eve and I. Robert Browning

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Be not curious in unnecessary matters: for more things are shrewd unto thee than men understand.

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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