Einstein Quotes on Wonder and the Quest for Learning

19 06 2013

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.
The process of scientific discovery is, in effect, a continual flight from wonder.

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity.

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.

It is almost a miracle that modern teaching methods have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry; for what this delicate little plant needs more than anything, besides stimulation, is freedom.

The search for truth and knowledge is one of the finest attribute of man-though often it is most loudly voiced by those who strive for it the least.

It is not so very important for a person to learn facts.  For that he does not really need college, He can learn them from books.  The value of an education is I liberal Arts College is not the leaning of many facts, but the training of the mind to think something that cannot be learned from textbooks.

It is my inner conviction that the development of science seeks in the main to satisfy the longing for pure knowledge.

The main source of all technological achievements is the divine curiosity and playful drive of the tinkering and thoughtful researcher, as much as it is the creative imagination of the inventor.

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