28 April 2015

In praise of curiosity


To set beside this contrasting pair, Samuel Johnson (via Tyler Cowen):
Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last.… He who easily comprehends all that is before him, and soon exhausts any single subject, is always eager for new enquiries; and in proportion as the intellectual eye takes in a wider prospect, it must be gratified with variety by more rapid flights, and bolder excursions.

Image: Árbol de Piedra by El Guanche, via wikipedia

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