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Curiosity QUOTES

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Joy in the universe, and keen curiosity about it all
- that has been my religion.

~ John Burroughs

In order for humanity to survive in the twenty-first century and beyond, we must nurture rather than repress children’s natural curiosity. We must encourage them to be curious, instead of fearful, toward other cultures.
-- Paul K. Chappell

The right tools for solving disputes within our community are precision instruments such as reason, communication, empathy, curiosity, and understanding. They are also the right tools for building a global civilization of peace and prosperity.
-- Paul K. Chappell

What is a scientist after all? It is a curious man looking through a keyhole, the keyhole of nature, trying to know what's going on.
-- Jacques Cousteau

Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder,
spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.
-- e. e. cummings“

Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.”
-- Marie Curie

“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

It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.
-- Albert Einstein

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

A teacher is a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity, knowledge, and wisdom in the pupils.
-- Eve Garrison

So curiosity, I think, is a really important aspect of staying young or youthful.
-- Goldie Hawn

Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose.
-- Zora Neale Hurston

Children are remarkable for their intelligence and ardor, for their curiosity, their intolerance of shams, the clarity and ruthlessness of their vision.
~ Aldous Huxley

I have a certain curiosity for life that drives me and propels me forward.
-- Rachel McAdams

"...Why is compassion not part of our established curriculum, an inherent part of our education? Compassion, awe, wonder, curiosity, exaltation, humility - these are the very foundation of any real civilisation, no longer the prerogatives, the preserves of any one church, but belonging to everyone, every child in every school."
-- Yehudi Menuhin

In my mind, the purpose of education is to enable human beings to develop to their full potential, intellectually and spiritually. That means that students have to be empowered to pursue self-knowledge and the skills that will help them be of service to their fellow human beings. Education should encourage people to develop their curiosity about life; above all, it should not trivialize either the students or their lives.
-- Michael Nagler

* Satisfaction of one's curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life.
-- Linus Pauling

Life must be lived and curiosity kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
-- Eleanor Roosevelt

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


Disinterested intellectual curiosity is the life blood of real civilization.
~ George Trevelyan

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


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