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48 Quotes About Curiosity

Curiosity Quotes


  • Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas. – Marie Curie


  • Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton asked why. – Bernard Baruch


  • There are no foolish questions, and no man becomes a fool until he has stopped asking questions. – Charles Proteus Steinmetz


  • Questions show the mind’s range, and answers its subtlety. – Joseph Joubert


  • Curiosity is a willing, a proud, and eager confession of ignorance. – S.Leonard Rubinstein


  • Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers. – Voltaire


  • I have always had a curious nature; I enjoy learning, but I dislike being taught. – Winston Churchill


  • Curiosity is the lust of the mind. – Thomas Hobbes


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


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


  • The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. – Dorothy Parker


  • Mere curiosity adds wings to every step. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


  • A sense of curiosity is nature’s original school of education. – Smiley Blanton


  • A single conversation with a wise man is better than ten years of study. – Chinese Saying


  • Creatures whose mainspring is curiosity enjoy the accumulating of facts far more than the pausing at times to reflect on those facts. – Clarence Day


  • I have no particular talent. I am merely inquisitive. – Albert Einstein


  • Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will. – James Stephens
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  • The first and simplest emotion which we discover in the human mind, is curiosity. – Edmund Burke


  • 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. – Edmund Burke


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


  • 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. – Unknown


  • All the world is a laboratory to the inquiring mind. – Martin H. Fischer


Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will. – Vernon Howard

Curiosity Quotes


  • 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


  • Get over the idea that only children should spend their time in study. Be a student so long as you still have something to learn, and this will mean all your life. – Henry L. Doherty


  • Curiosity, endows the people who have it with a generosity in argument and a serenity in cheerful willingness to let life take the form it will. – Alistar Cooke


  • Curiosity is one of those insatiable passions that grow by gratification. – Sarah Scott
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  • God spare me sclerosis of the curiosity, for the curiosity which craves to keep us informed about the small things no less than the large is the mainspring, the dynamo, the jet propulsion of all complete living. – John Mason Brown


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


  • When curiosity is alive, we are attracted to many things; we discover many worlds. – Eric Booth


  • Curiosity might be pictured as being made up of chains of small questions extending outwards, sometimes over huge distances, from a central hub composed of a few blunt, large questions. – Alain De Botton


  • Let your curiosity be greater than your fear. – Pema Chodron


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


  • The open mode is a mood in which curiosity for its own sake can operate, because we’re not under pressure to get a specific thing done properly. We can play. – John Cleese


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


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


  • Where the apple reddens never pry, lest we lose our Edens, Eve and I. – Robert Browning
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  • Curiosity in children, is but an appetite for knowledge. The great reason why children abandon themselves wholly to silly pursuits and trifle away their time insipidly is, because they find their curiosity balked, and their inquiries neglected. – John Locke


  • Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect. – Samuel Johnson


  • As children we all possess a natural uninhabited curiosity, a hunger for explanations, which seems to die slowly as we age-suppressed, I suppose by the need not to appear ignorant. – Mahlon Hoagland


  • 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


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


  • There are two possible outcomes: If the result confirms the hypothesis, then you’ve made a measurement. If the result is contrary to the hypothesis, then you’ve made a discovery. – Enrico Fermi


  • They know enough who know how to learn. – Henry Adams


  • Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world. – John Muir


  • The whole art of teaching is the only art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards; and curiosity itself can be vivid and wholesome only in proportion as the mind is contented and happy. -Anatole France