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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

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.
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.
Curiosity is the lust of the mind.
Curiosity is one of the forms of feminine bravery.
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
A man should go on living -- if only to satisfy his curiosity.
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.
You must learn day by day, year by year, to broaden your horizon. The more things you love, the more you are interested in.
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.
Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last.
Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind.
Curiosity is lying in wait for every secret.
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.
Curiosity is as much the parent of attention, as attention is of memory.
Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.
Creatures whose mainspring is curiosity enjoy the accumulating of facts far more than the pausing at times to reflect on those facts.
The first and simplest emotion which we discover in the human mind, is curiosity.
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.
Be not curious in unnecessary matters: for more things are shrewd unto thee than men understand.
The thirst to know and understand, a large and liberal discontent.
I think most people are curious about what it would be like to be able to meet yourself -- it's eerie.
Disinterested intellectual curiosity is the life blood of real civilization.
Curiosity is the direct incontinence of the spirit.
The alchemists in their search for gold discovered many other things of greater value.
One of the secrets of life is to keep our intellectual curiosity acute.
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.
All that is really necessary for survival of the fittest, it seems, is an interest in life, good, bad or peculiar.
Every age has a keyhole to which its eye is pasted.
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.
It is a shameful thing to be weary of inquiry when what we search for is excellent.
Where the apple reddens never pry -- lest we lose our Edens, Eve and I.
The curiosity to know things has been given to man as a scourge.

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