BEING CURIOUS

When young we are naturally curious but as we grow older because of social conditioing with its assumptions and beliefs we seem to learn that being curious is largely a waste of time and a hinderance to achieving our all important social role and identity.

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

Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton asked why. ~Bernard Baruch

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. ~Dorothy Parker

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. ~Albert Einstein

Curiosity is the very basis of education and if you tell me that curiosity killed the cat, I say only the cat died nobly. ~Arnold Edinborough

I keep six honest serving-men,
They taught me all I knew;
Their names are What and Why and When
And How and Where and Who.
~Rudyard Kipland

There are no foolish questions, and no man becomes a fool until he has stopped asking questions. ~Charles Proteus Steinmetz

The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder. ~Ralph W. Sockman

The one real object of education is to have a man in the condition of continually asking questions. ~Bishop Mandell Creighton

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