curiosity

A Quote by unknown on action, admiration, anger, competence, cowardice, curiosity, fatherhood, heart, improvement, life, love, mountains, people, reflection, relationships, sons, surprises, understanding, and world

Echo A son and his father were walking on the mountains. Suddenly, his son falls, hurts himself and screams: AAAhhhhhhhhhhh!!!" To his surprise, the son hears the voice repeating, somewhere in the mountain: "AAAhhhhhhhhhhh!!!" Curious, he yells: "Who are you?" He receives the answer: "Who are you?" Angered at the response, he screams: "Coward!" He receives the answer: "Coward!" He looks to his father and asks: "What's going on?" The father smiles and says: "My son, pay attention." And then he screams to the mountain: "I admire you!" The voice answers: "I admire you!" Again the man screams: "You are a champion!" The voice answers: "You are a champion!" The boy is surprised, but does not understand. Then the father explains: "People call this ECHO, but really this is LIFE. It gives you back everything you say or do. Our life is simply a reflection of our actions. If you want more love in the world, create more love in your heart. If you want more competence in your team, improve your competence. This relationship applies to everything, in all aspects of life; Life will give you back everything you have given to it." YOUR LIFE IS NOT A COINCIDENCE. IT'S A REFLECTION OF YOU!

unknown

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A Quote by unknown on creativity, curiosity, and discovery

My curiosity is my creativity on the way to discovery.

unknown

Source: "Why" on Quartz

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A Quote by unknown on cats and curiosity

Curiosity did not kill the cat, I got him with the lawnmower.

unknown

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A Quote by Titus Maccius Plautus on curiosity

Nam curiosus nemo est, quin sit malevolus. For nobody is curious, who isn't malevolent.

Titus Maccius Plautus (c.254 - c.184 BC)

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A Quote by Teresa Watkins on curiosity, day, garden, god, heart, joy, justice, life, peace, thought, wonder, work, and world

Finding what brings peace and joy to your heart is important after a hard day at work, or just living in our intense world. Walking through your garden at the end of the day can rejuvenate you. I wonder if God, Allah, Jehovah, Shiva, Gaia or whatever Supreme Being you have come to know, looks down on the Garden that He or She created with all the different varieties of life and "oohs and aahs "? It is a curious thought, but I think so.

Teresa Watkins

Source: Gardening With Soul

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A Quote by Sydney J. Harris on achievement, curiosity, god, laziness, energy, mankind, men, and rest

The generality of mankind is lazy. What distinguishes men of genuine achievement from the rest of us is not so much their intellectual powers and aptitudes as their curiosity, their energy, their fullest use of their potentialities. Nobody really knows how smart or talented he is until he finds the incentives to use himself to the fullest. God has given us more than we know what to do with.

Sydney J. Harris (1917 - 1986)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Susan Landau on curiosity, day, graduation, husbands, ideas, impossibility, jobs, life, reading, research, schools, students, time, wonder, work, and world

There's a touch of the priesthood in the academic world, a sense that a scholar should not be distracted by the mundane tasks of day-to-day living. I used to have great stretches of time to work. Now I have research thoughts while making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Sure it's impossible to write down ideas while reading "curious George" to a two-year-old. On the other hand, as my husband was leaving graduate school for his first job, his thesis advisor told him, "You may wonder how a professor gets any research done when one has to teach, advise students, serve on committees, referee papers, write letters of recommendation, interview prospective faculty. Well, I take long showers."

Susan Landau

Source: Her Own Words: Six Mathematicians Comment on Their Lives and Careers. September 1991

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A Quote by Steven Wright on curiosity, justice, motherhood, sleep, thought, and time

I can remember the first time I had to go to sleep. Mom said, "Steven, time to go to sleep." I said, "But I don't know how." She said, "It's real easy. Just go down to the end of tired and hang a left." So I went down to the end of tired, and just out of curiosity I hung a right. My mother was there, and she said "I thought I told you to go to sleep."

Steven Wright (1955 -)

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A Quote by Sir Thomas Browne on citizenship, curiosity, nature, and reason

. . . indeed what reason may not go to Schoole to the wisdome of Bees, Ants, and Spiders? what wise hand teacheth them to doe what reason cannot teach us? ruder heads stand amazed at those prodigious pieces of nature, Whales, Elephants, Dromidaries and Camels; these I confesse, are the Colossus and Majestick pieces of her hand; but in these narrow Engines there is more curious Mathematicks, and the civilitie of these little Citizens more neatly sets forth the wisdome of their Maker.

Sir Thomas Browne (1605 - 1682)

Source: J. R. Newman (ed.) The World of Mathematics, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956, p. 1001.

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on curiosity and dogs

". . . the curious incident of the dog in the nighttime." "The dog did nothing in the nighttime." "That was the curious incident," remarked Sherlock Holmes. Sherlock Holmes speaking with Dr. Watson.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, 1894. Silver Blaze

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