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Curiosity does, no less than devotion,
by Abraham Cowley

Curiosity does, no less than devotion,
pilgrims make.
- Abraham Cowley

Life is an incurable disease.
- Abraham Cowley

This only grant me, that my means may lie too low for envy,
for contempt too high.
- Abraham Cowley

God the first garden made, and the first city Cain.
- Abraham Cowley

 

Lukewarmness I account a sin, as great in love as in religion.
- Abraham Cowley

His faith perhaps in some nice tenets might be wrong;
his life,
I'm sure, was always in the right.
- Abraham Cowley

Of all ills that one endures, hope is a cheap and universal cure.
- Abraham Cowley

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Hope!
of all ills that men endure, the only cheap and universal cure.
- Abraham Cowley

Nothing is to come, and nothing past:
But an eternal now,
does always last.
- Abraham Cowley

Solitude can be used well by very few people.
They who do must have a knowledge of the world to see the foolishness of it,
and enough virtue to despise all the vanity.
- Abraham Cowley

The world's a scene of changes, and to be constant,
in nature were inconstancy.
- Abraham Cowley

Curiosity takes courage.
The most important promises are the ones you make to yourself.
Pay Attention.
Appreciate. Listen. Imagine.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

We keep moving forward, opening new doors,
and doing new things, because we're curious
and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
- Walt Disney

The secret of making dreams come true
can be summarized in four C's.
They are Curiosity, Confidence, Courage, and Constancy;
and the greatest of these is Confidence.
- Walt Disney

Eternity:
I am drawn to the wild edge of the ocean of my being
My curiosity unbound, I test the limits
of the limitless and the boundaries of the timeless.
I walk the path - the way - the way of ways -
to the end which is not an end.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Curiosity keeps one young - in thought and in action.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

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 should be curiosity.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Satisfaction of one's curiosity
is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life.
- Linus Pauling

The greatest virtue of man is perhaps curiosity.
- Anatole France

Never lose a holy curiosity.
- Albert Einstein

Life was meant to be lived,
and curiosity must be kept alive.
One must never, for whatever reason,
turn his back on life.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

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

The scientist is motivated primarily by curiosity and a desire for truth.
- Irving Langmuir

Curiosity killed the cat, but for a while I was a suspect.
- Steven Wright

Few people know how to take a walk.
The qualifications are endurance,
plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature,
good humor, vast curiosity, good speech,
good silence and nothing too much.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Joy in the universe, and keen curiosity about it all -
that has been my religion.
- John Burroughs

What we want to tell, we wish our friend to have curiosity to hear.
- Samuel Richardson

People die when curiosity goes.
- Graham Swift

I have never read for entertainment,
but rather for understanding and to satisfy my eager curiosity.
- Bryant H. McGill

Each individual fact, taken by itself,
can indeed arouse our curiosity or our astonishment,
or be useful to us in its practical applications.
- Hermann von Helmholtz

While I don't satisfy my curiosity about the way I work,
I'm terribly curious about the way other poets work.
But I would think that's true about many of us.
- Thom Gunn

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

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 philosophic spirit of inquiry may be traced to brute curiosity,
and that to the habit of examining all things in search of food.
- William Winwood Reade

I have an inate curiosity about people.
- Martin Bashir

It's through curiosity and looking at opportunities
in new ways that we've always mapped our path at Dell.
There's always an opportunity to make a difference.
- Michael Dell

I wasn't driven into medicine by a social conscience
but by rampant curiosity.
- Jonathan Miller

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.
- Joseph Addison

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

You can't do sketches enough.
Sketch everything and keep your curiosity fresh.
- John Singer Sargent

My invention, (the motion picture camera),
can be exploited...
as a scientific curiosity, but apart from that it has
no commercial value whatsoever.
- Auguste Lumiere

The music and everything we're doing on the stage and
on television backs itself up.
If that's what gets people's curiosity going or brings their attention to us,
that's fine.
- Tina Yothers

And obviously, when I started out, I had a little bit
more curiosity than some,
and went seeking out the original artists,
or in some cases searching up country music.
- Elvis Costello

I would have thought he would be there out of just plain curiosity.
It was incredible that he was missing.
- James Kirkwood

These are the sort of things that push you on in music -
the curiosity,
a passion for new ideas.
- Elvis Costello

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

I have a certain curiosity for life that drives me and propels me forward.
- Rachel McAdams

I write as a way of keeping myself going.
You build your life around writing, and it's what gets you through.
So it's partly just curiosity to see what you can do.
- Robert Morgan

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

Curiosity is free-wheeling intelligence.
- Alistair Cooke

One of the secrets of life is to keep our intellectual curiosity acute.
- William Lyon Phelps

I think it was this curiosity about the natural world
which awoke my early interest in science.
- Paul Nurse

Curiosity is one of the great secrets of happiness.
- Bryant H. McGill

Children rarely want to know who their parents were
before they were parents,
and when age finally stirs their curiosity,
there is no parent left to tell them.
- Russell Baker

Show me a character whose life arouses my curiosity,
and my flesh begins crawling with suspense.
- Fawn M. Brodie

Getting to know someone else involves curiosity about
where they have come from,
who they are.
- Penelope Lively

Curiosity begins as an act of tearing to pieces or analysis.
- Samuel Alexander

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

I came together with younger musicians and tried to
pass on my own experiences.
In the process, I always tried to maintain my curiosity and spontaneity.
- Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

Being hurt personally triggered a curiosity about how such beliefs are formed.
- Philip Zimbardo

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

When you meet people, show real appreciation,
then genuine curiosity.
- Martha Beck

Curiosity is, in great and generous minds,
the first passion and the last.
- William Samuel Johnson

Human curiosity, the urge to know, is a powerful force
and is perhaps the best secret weapon of all in the
struggle to unravel the workings of the natural world.
- Aaron Klug

The art of letters will come to an end before A.D.
2000.
I shall survive as a curiosity.
- Ezra Pound

Seize the moment of excited curiosity on any subject to solve your doubts;
for if you let it pass,
the desire may never return, and you may remain in ignorance.
- William Wirt

Curiosity is natural to the soul of man and interesting
objects have a powerful influence on our affections.
- Daniel Boone

So curiosity, I think, is a really important aspect
of staying young or youthful.
- Goldie Hawn


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