Curiosity Quotes

Read the best selected curiosity quotes by some famous people of their times. These curiosity quotes will motivate and inspire you and you will be much wiser about the subject.


The curiosity to know things has been given to man as a scourge. Apocrypha
Where the apple reddens never pry -- lest we lose our Edens, Eve and I. Robert Browning
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
The thirst to know and understand, a large and liberal discontent. Sir William Watson
Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last. Samuel Johnson
That low vice, curiosity! Lord Byron
Curiosity is one of the forms of feminine bravery. Victor Hugo
Curiosity is the lust of the mind. Thomas Hobbes
The first and simplest emotion which we discover in the human mind, is curiosity. Edmund Burke
Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind. Samuel Johnson
We never stop investigating. We are never satisfied that we know enough to get by. Every question we answer leads on to another question. This has become the greatest survival trick of our species. Desmond Morris
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. Edward M. Forster
Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. Carl Edward Sagan
Curiosity ... endows the people who have it with a generosity in argument and a serenity in their own mode of life which springs from their cheerful willingness to let life take the form it will. Alistair Cooke
I think most people are curious about what it would be like to be able to meet yourself -- it's eerie. Christy Turlington
It is a shameful thing to be weary of inquiry when what we search for is excellent. Marcus T. Cicero
Curiosity is lying in wait for every secret. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Be not curious in unnecessary matters: for more things are shrewd unto thee than men understand. Bible
Every age has a keyhole to which its eye is pasted. Mary Mccarthy
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
A man should go on living -- if only to satisfy his curiosity. Yiddish Proverb
You must learn day by day, year by year, to broaden your horizon. The more things you love, the more you are interested in. Ethel Barrymore
The alchemists in their search for gold discovered many other things of greater value. Arthur Schopenhauer
Creatures whose mainspring is curiosity enjoy the accumulating of facts far more than the pausing at times to reflect on those facts. Clarence Day
Never lose a holy curiosity. Albert Einstein
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
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
All that is really necessary for survival of the fittest, it seems, is an interest in life, good, bad or peculiar. Grace Paley
Disinterested intellectual curiosity is the life blood of real civilization. G. M. Trevelyan
One of the secrets of life is to keep our intellectual curiosity acute. William Lyon Phelps
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. Anonymous
Curiosity is as much the parent of attention, as attention is of memory. Richard Whately
Curiosity is the direct incontinence of the spirit. Jeremy Taylor

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