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Curiosity may have killed the cat, but lack of curiosity would have killed thousands.
View quotes by James Morrow

"The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity."
View quotes by Ellen Parr

First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity.
View quotes by George Bernard Shaw

Curiosity killed the cat, but for a while I was a suspect.
View quotes by Steven Wright

Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind.
View quotes by Samuel Johnson

Morality comes with the sad wisdom of age, when the sense of curiosity has withered.
View quotes by Graham Greene

Many a secret that cannot be pried out by curiosity can be drawn out by indifference.
View quotes by Sydney Harris

A sense of curiosity is nature's original school of education.
View quotes by Smiley Blanton

Newspapers always excite curiosity. No one ever puts one down without the feeling of disappointment.
View quotes by Charles Lamb

Autograph-hunting is the most unattractive manifestation of sex-starved curiosity.
View quotes by Laurence Olivier

Curiosity in children Nature has provided to remove the ignorance they were born with
View quotes by John Locke

Effective questioning brings insight, which fuels curiosity, which cultivates wisdom.
View quotes by Chip Bell

Curiosity is but vanity. Oftenest one wishes to know but to talk of it. Otherwise one would not go to sea if he were never to say anything about it, and for the sole pleasure of seeing, without hope of ever communicating what he has seen.
View quotes by Blaise Pascal

Disinterested intellectual curiosity is the life-blood of real civilisation (English Social History)
View quotes by G M Trevelyan

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

Everything that is new or uncommon raises a pleasure in the imagination, because it fills the soul with an agreeable surprise, gratifies its curiosity, and gives it an idea of which it was not before possessed.
View quotes by Joseph Addison

Curiosity, or the love of knowledge, has a very limited influence, and requires youth, leisure education, genius and example to make it govern any person
View quotes by David Hume

A man who leaves home to mend himself and others is a philosopher; but he who goes from country to country, guided by the blind impulse of curiosity, is a vagabond
View quotes by Oliver Goldsmith

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.

View quotes by Alistair Cooke

Genuine ignorance is profitable because it is likely to be accompanied by humility, curiosity, and open mindedness; whereas ability to repeat catch-phrases, cant terms, familiar propositions, gives the conceit of learning and coats the mind with varnish waterproof to new ideas.
View quotes by John Dewey



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