Desire For Knowledge Quotes

Desire For Knowledge Quotes by Karl Jaspers, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Plato, Richard Livingstone, Napoleon Hill, Bertrand Russell and many others.

I began the study of medicine, impelled by a desire for

I began the study of medicine, impelled by a desire for knowledge of facts and of man. The resolution to do disciplined work tied me to both laboratory and clinic for a long time to come.
Karl Jaspers
It was the secrets of heaven and earth that I desired to learn.
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.
If the school sends out children with a desire for knowledge and some idea of how to acquire and use it, it will have done its work.
Richard Livingstone
The starting point of all achievement is desire.
Napoleon Hill
There are certain things that our age needs, and certain things that it should avoid. It needs compassion and a wish that mankind should be happy; it needs the desire for knowledge and the determination to eschew pleasant myths; it needs, above all, courageous hope and the impulse to creativeness.
Bertrand Russell
Restrain an inordinate desire for knowledge, in which is found much anxiety and deception. Learned men always wish to appear so, and desire recognition of their wisdom. But there are many matters, knowledge of which brings little or no advantage to the soul.
Thomas a Kempis
Knowledge is the eye of desire and can become the pilot of the soul.
Will Durant
The origin of all science is the desire to know causes, and the origin of all false science is the desire to accept false causes rather than none; or, which is the same thing, in the unwillingness to acknowledge our own ignorance.
William Hazlitt
And I tell you, if you have the desire for knowledge and the power to give it physical expression, go out and explore.
Apsley Cherry-Garrard
The joy of discovery is certainly the liveliest that the mind of man can ever feel.
Claude Bernard
Once a man criticized my desire for knowledge by saying that it was not fitting for a woman to possess learning because there was so little of it. I replied that it was even less fitting for a man to possess ignorance because there was so much of it.
Christine de Pizan
Take from the philosopher the pleasure of being heard and his desire for knowledge ceases.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
All men by nature desire knowledge.
A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.
Ayn Rand
The tiny, initial clue … by allowing us to imagine what we do not know, stimulates a desire for knowledge.
Marcel Proust
I think a part of evolution is the desire to know yourself, and know the world you live in, and discover everything you can about the world you live in. That world can be the microcosm of your own emotions, or a society, or the cosmos. There’s this constant desire for knowledge.
Audra McDonald