Curiosity: (inquir...question...... )

A man, after he has brushed off the dust and chips of his life, will have left only the hard, clean question: Was it good or was it evil? Have I done well - or ill? --- John Steinbeck

Accumulate learning by study, understand what you learn by questioning. --- Cha'n Master Mingjiao

Animals are such agreeable friends

they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms. --- George Eliot (Mary Evans) 1819

Cowardice asks the question, Is it safe? Expediency asks the question, Is it politic? Vanity asks the question, Is it popular? But conscience asks the question, Is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he msut take it because his conscience tells him it is right... --- Martin Luther 1483

Curiosity is a gift, a capacity of pleasure in knowing, which if you destroy, you make yourself cold and dull. --- John Ruskin 1819

Did you ask any good questions today? --- Isador Isaac Rabi's Mother

Have I done anything for society? I have then done more for myself. Let that question and truth be always present to thy mind, and work without cessation. --- William G. Simms

I can honestly say that I was never affected by the question of the success of an undertaking. If I felt it was the right thing to do, I was for it, regardless of the possible outcome. (prime minister of Israel) --- Golda Meir

In the last analysis it is our conception of death which decides our answers to all the questions that life puts to use. --- Dag Hammarskjold 1905

It is not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, what are you busy about? --- Henry David Thoreau 1817

It is possible to be different and still be right. There can be two - or more - answers to the same question, and all can be right. --- Anne Wilson Schaef

Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes. Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would be realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such. --- Henry Miller

Life was meant to be lived. Curiosity must be kept alive.. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life. --- Eleanor Roosevelt 1884

Life's most urgent question is, what are you doing for others? --- Martin Luther King, Jr 1929

Many people realize their hearts' desires late in life. Continue learning, never stop striving and keep your curiosity sharp, and you will never become too old to appreciate life. --- Anon xxxx

Questions are the creative acts of intelligence. --- Frank Kingdon

Shake off all the fears of servile prejudices, under which weak minds are servilely crouched. Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call on her tribunal for every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear. --- Thomas Jefferson 1743

Take the attitude of a student. Never be too big to ask questions. Never know too much to learn something new. --- Og Mandino 1923

The important thing is not to stop questioning. --- Albert Einstein 1879

The question is not whether we will die, but how we will live. --- Joan Borysenko

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

To dream the impossible dream, To fight the unbeatable foe, To bear with unbearable sorrow, To run where the brave dare not go, To right the unrightable wrong, To love, pure and chaste, from afar, To try when your arms are too weary, To reach the unreachable star, This is my quest, to follow that star, No matter how hopeless, no matter how far, To fight for the right without question or pause, To be willing to march into hell for a heavenly cause. --- Impossible Dream

Try to put into practice what you already know; and in so doing, you will, in good time, discover the hidden things which you now inquire about. Practice what you know, and it will help to make clear what now you do not know. --- Rembrandt Van Rijn

Whoever retains the natural curiosity of childhood is never bored or dull. --- Anon xxxx

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