Desire For Knowledge Quotes

Desire For Knowledge Quotes by Stephen Hawking, Thomas a Kempis, William Hazlitt, Karl Jaspers, Patrick Rothfuss, Bertrand Russell and many others.

Humanities deepest desire for knowledge is justificatio

Humanities deepest desire for knowledge is justification enough for continuing our quest. and our goal is nothing less than a complete description of the universe we live in.
Stephen Hawking
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
[Science is] the desire to know causes.
William Hazlitt
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
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
The desire for knowledge shapes a man.
Patrick Rothfuss
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
The desire of knowledge, like the thirst of riches, increases ever with the acquisition of it.
Laurence Sterne
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 presentations and conceptions of the average man of the world are formed and dominated, not by the full and pure desire for knowledge as an end in itself, but by the struggle to adapt himself favourably to the conditions of life.
Ernst Mach
Love is desire for knowledge.
Cesare Pavese
[I]t was with a good end in mind – that of acquiring the knowledge of good and evil – that Eve allowed herself to be carried away and eat the forbidden fruit. But Adam was not moved by this desire for knowledge, but simply by greed: he ate it because he heard Eve say it tasted good.
Moderata Fonte
The joy of discovery is certainly the liveliest that the mind of man can ever feel.
Claude Bernard
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.
The starting point of all achievement is desire.
Napoleon Hill
Knowledge is the eye of desire and can become the pilot of the soul.
Will Durant
Take from the philosopher the pleasure of being heard and his desire for knowledge ceases.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau