A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on certainty, curiosity, and mind

Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: The Rambler, March 12, 1751

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A Quote by Saint Augustine of Hippo on curiosity, discipline, and value

Free curiosity is of more value than harsh discipline.

Saint Augustine of Hippo (354 - 430)

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A Quote by S. Weinberg on beauty, curiosity, facts, guidance, ideas, judgment, physics, simplicity, theory, and time

I now want to tell three stories about advances in twentieth-century physics. A curious fact emerges in these tales: time and again physicists have been guided by their sense of beauty not only in developing new theories but even in judging the validity of physical theories once they are developed. . .. . . . . . Simplicity is part of what I mean by beauty, but it is a simplicity of ideas, not simplicity of a mechanical sort that can be measured by counting equations or symbols.

S. Weinberg

Source: Dreams of a final theory (1992

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A Quote by S. Leonard Rubinstein on confession, curiosity, and ignorance

Curiosity is a willing, a proud, an eager confession of ignorance.

S. Leonard Rubinstein

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A Quote by Robert Burns on curiosity

As Tammie glow'red, amazed and curious, The mirth and fun grew fast and furious.

Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)

Source: Tam o' Shanter.

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A Quote by Robert Browning on crime and curiosity

The curious crime, the fine Felicity and flower of wickedness.

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: The Ring and the Book. The Pope. Line 590.

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A Quote by Richard David Bach on curiosity, learning, losing, and winning

That's what learning is, after all: not whether we lose the game, but how we lose and how we've changed because of it and what we take away from it that we never had before, to apply to other games. Losing, in a curious way, is winning.

Richard Bach (1936 -)

Source: The Bridge Across Forever, page 135

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A Quote by Richard David Bach on beginning, curiosity, giving, imagination, learning, love, music, thought, time, and women

We're different, we're the same. You thought you'd never find a word to say to a woman who didn't fly airplanes. I couldn't imagine myself spending time with a man who didn't love music. Could it be it's not as important to be alike as it is to be curious? Because we're different, we can have the fun of exchanging worlds, giving our loves and excitements to each other. You can learn music, I can learn flying. And that's only the beginning. I think it would go on for us as long as we live.

Richard Bach (1936 -)

Source: (Spoken by Leslie Parrish) The Bridge Across Forever, page 248 (169)

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A Quote by Richard Armour on curiosity, honesty, and people

"Do you want my honest opinion?" People ask. I say, "Yes," for I'm curious. So they give me their honest opinion, And I - well, I'm always furious.

Richard Armour (1906 - 1989)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on clothes, curiosity, endurance, good, humor, nature, people, silence, and speech

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 (1803 - 1882)

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