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"Manís mind stretched to a new idea, never goes back to its original dimensions."
--Oliver Wendell Holmes
"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."
"It is, in fact, nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry....It is a very grave mistake to think that the enjoyment of seeing and searching can be promoted by means of coersion and a sense of duty."
"Children and genius have the same master organ in common - inquisitiveness. Let childhood have it's way and as it began where genius begins, it may find what genius finds."