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Quotations on Curiosity

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

~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

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.

~ Albert Einstein

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

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

~ Edmund Burke

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

~ Richard Whately

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

One of the secrets of life is to keep our intellectual curiosity acute.

~ William Lyon Phelps

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