curiosity

A Quote by William Wordsworth on children, curiosity, doubt, faith, heart, peace, power, silence, soul, and universe

I have seen A curious child, who dwelt upon a tract Of inland ground, applying to his ear The convolutions of a smooth-lipped shell; To which, in silence hushed, his very soul listened intensely; for from within were heard Murmurings whereby the monitor expressed Mysterious union with its native sea. Even such a shell the universe itself Is to the ear of faith; and there are times, I doubt not, when to you it doth impart Authentic tidings of invisible things, Of ebb and flow, and ever enduring power, And central peace, subsisting at the heart Of endless Agitation.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: The Excursion. Book iv.

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A Quote by William Oldys on curiosity

Busy, curious, thirsty fly, Drink with me, and drink as I.

William Oldys (1696 - 1761)

Source: On a Fly drinking out of a Cup of Ale.

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A Quote by William H. Sheldon on curiosity, day, death, learning, people, wonder, and world

There are those much more rare people who never lose their curiosity, their almost childlike wonder at the world; those people who continue to learn and to grow intellectually until the day they die. And these usually are the people who make contributions, who leave some part of the world a little better off than it was before they entered it.

William H. Sheldon

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A Quote by William Arthur Ward on creativity, curiosity, enthusiasm, generosity, helpful, life, patience, prosperity, success, and understanding

Truths For Living The more generous we are, the more joyous we become. The more cooperative we are, the more valuable we become. The more enthusiastic we are, the more productive we become. The more serving we are, the more prosperous we become. The more outgoing we are, the more helpful we become. The more curious we are, the more creative we become. The more patient we are, the more understanding we become. The more persistent we are, the more successful we become.

William Arthur Ward

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A Quote by William Arthur Ward on curiosity and learning

Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning.

William Arthur Ward

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A Quote by Wilfred A. Peterson on adventure, art, belief, books, courage, curiosity, day, death, dreams, exploring, faith, friendship, heart, ideas, life, men, problems, reading, support, theory, and thinking

A man practices the art of adventure when he heroically faces up to life; When he has the daring to open doors to new experiences and to step boldly forth to explore strange horizons. When he is unafraid of new ideas, new theories and new philosophies. When he has the curiosity to experiment--to test and try new ways of living and thinking. When he has the flexibility to adjust and adapt himself to the changing patterns of life. When he refuses to seek safe places and easy tasks and has, instead, the courage to wrestle with the toughest problems. When he has the moral stamina to be steadfast in the support of those men in whom he has faith and those causes in which he believes. When he breaks the chain of routine and renews his life through reading new books, traveling to new places, making new friends, taking up new hobbies and adopting new viewpoints. When he has the nerve to move out of life's shallows and venture forth into the deep. When he keeps his heart young, his expectations high and never allows his dreams to die. When he concludes that a rut is only another name for the grave and that the only way to stay out of the ruts is by living adventurously and staying vitally alive every day of his life.

Wilfred A. Peterson

Source: The art of living, Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Walter Elias "Walt" Disney on belief, confidence, constancy, courage, curiosity, dreams, and secrets

Somehow I can't believe there are many heights that can't be scaled by a man who knows the secret of making dreams come true. This special secret can be summarized in four C's. They are: curiosity, confidence, courage, and constancy, and the greatest of these is confidence.

Walt Disney (1901 - 1966)

Source: Robert H. Schuller, Success is never ending failure is never final

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A Quote by Walter Elias "Walt" Disney on curiosity, leadership, and path

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 (1901 - 1966)

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A Quote by Dr. W. Edwards Deming on curiosity, dignity, joy, learning, motivation, people, and self-esteem

People are born with intrinsic motivation, self-esteem, dignity, curiosity to learn, joy in learning.

W. Edwards Deming (1900 - 1993)

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A Quote by Vincent Canby on curiosity, fiction, and world

Hack fiction exploits curiosity without really satisfying it or making connections between it and anything else in the world.

Vincent Canby (1924 -)

Source: New York Times, 3 February 1980.

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