Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Mencken , H. L. (2006-08-28), Prejudices, Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, Retrieved on 2012-06-12
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    12 JUN 2012

     Curiosity is More Important Than Doing Good

    The value the world sets upon motives is often grossly unjust and inaccurate. Consider, for example, two of them: mere insatiable curiosity and the desire to do good. The latter is put high above the former, and yet it is the former that moves some of the greatest men the human race has yet produced: the scientific investigators. What animates a great pathologist? Is it the desire to cure disease, to save life? Surely not, save perhaps as an afterthought. He is too intelligent, deep down in h...
    Folksonomies: virtue curiosity
    Folksonomies: virtue curiosity
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    More good has been done through curiosity.