Curiosity is the lust of the mind.
Desire to know why, and how — curiosity, which is a lust of the mind, that a perseverance of delight in the continued and indefatigable generation of knowledge — exceedeth the short vehemence of any carnal pleasure.
Topics: Knowledge, The Mind
There are few who need complain of the narrowness of their minds if they will only do their best with them.
Laughter is nothing else but a sudden glory arising from some sudden conception of some eminency in ourselves, by comparison with the infirmity of others, or with our own formerly.
- John Locke English Philosopher
- Francis Bacon English Philosopher
- Baruch Spinoza Dutch Philosopher
- Rene Descartes French Mathematician, Philosopher
- Aristotle Ancient Greek Philosopher
- David Hume Scottish Philosopher, Historian
- Montesquieu French Political Philosopher
- Mick Jagger English Rock Musician
- Henry Kissinger American Diplomat
- George Santayana Spanish Philosopher