curiosity

A Quote by Linus Pauling on curiosity, happiness, life, and satisfaction

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

Linus Pauling

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A Quote by Lecomte Du Nouy on curiosity, deed, influence, intelligence, prophets, sacrifice, and saints

Man is not merely a combination of appetites, instincts, passions and curiosity. Something more is needed to explain great human deeds, virtues, sacrifices, martyrdom. There is an element in the great mystics, the saints, the prophets, whose influence has been felt for centuries, which escapes mere intelligence.

Lecomte Du Nouy

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A Quote by John Worlidge on animals, curiosity, death, garden, hope, past, pleasure, time, and variety

In all places where there is a Summer and a Winter, and where your Gardens of pleasure are sometimes clothed with their verdant garments, and bespangled with variety of Flowers, and at other times wholly dismantled of all these; here to recompense the loss of past pleasures, and to buoy up their hopes of another Spring, many have placed in their Gardens, Statues, and Figures of several Animals, and great variety of other curious pieces of Workmanship, that their walks might be pleasant at any time in those places of never dying pleasures.

John Worlidge

Source: Systema Horticulturae, 1677

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A Quote by John Ruskin on belief, curiosity, divinity, feeling, greatness, humility, men, and mercy

I believe that the first test of a truly great man is his humility. Really great men have a curious feeling that the greatness is not in them but through them. And they see something divine in every other man and are endlessly, incredibly merciful.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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A Quote by John Locke on children, curiosity, knowledge, reason, time, and trifle

Curiosity in children, is but an appetite for knowledge. One great reason why children abandon themselves wholly to silly pursuits and trifle away their time insipidly is, because they find their curiosity balked, and their inquiries neglected.

John Locke (1632 - 1704)

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A Quote by John Donne on charity, church, curiosity, fatherhood, god, jesus, mercy, salvation, sons, and present

To me, to whom God hath revealed his Son, in a Gospel, by a Church, there can be no way of salvation, but by applying that Son of God, by that Gospel, in that Church. Nor is there any other foundation for any, nor other name by which any can be saved, but the name of Jesus. But how this foundation is presented, and how this name of Jesus is notified unto them, amongst whom there is no Gospel preached, no Church established, I am not curious in inquiring. I know that God can be as merciful as those tender Fathers present him to be; and I would be as charitable as they are. And therefore, humbly embracing that manifestation of his Son, which he hath afforded me, I leave God, to his unsearchable ways of working upon others, without further inquisition.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: LXXX Sermons

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A Quote by John Burroughs on curiosity, joy, religion, and universe

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

John Burroughs (1837 - 1921)

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A Quote by John Adams on america, art, communication, country, curiosity, destruction, earth, freedom, honor, information, power, readiness, sacred, service, slander, tenderness, thinking, and writing

But none of the means of information are more sacred, or have been cherished with more tenderness and care by the settlers of America, than the press. Care has been taken that the art of printing should be encouraged, and that it should be easy and cheap and safe for any person to communicate his thoughts to the public. And you, Messieurs printers, whatever the tyrants of the earth may say of your paper, have done important service to your country by your readiness and freedom in publishing the speculations of the curious. The stale, impudent insinuations of slander and sedition with which the gormandizers of power have endeavored to discredit your paper are so much the more to your honor; for the jaws of power are always opened to devour, and her arm is always stretched out, if possible, to destroy the freedom of thinking, speaking, and writing.

John Adams (1735 - 1826)

Source: Dissertation on the Canon and the Feudal Law, 1765.

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A Quote by Jim Morrison on curiosity, justice, society, and testing

Let's just say I was testing the bounds of society. I was just curious.

Jim Morrison (1943 - 1971)

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A Quote by James Whitcomb Riley on bitterness, caring, curiosity, god, good, and world

Oh, the world's a curious compound, with its honey and its gall, With its cares and bitter crosses, but a good world after all. An' a good God must have made it-leastways, that is what I say, When a hand is on my shoulder in a friendly sort o'way.

James Whitcomb Riley (1849 - 1916)

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