Saturday Sayings – 7

1.  Curiosity, people say,
      Killed the kitty cat, one fine day.
      Well, this may be true, but hear me:
      This is what to do for curiosity–

See the Encylopedia, E-N-C-Y-C-L-O-P-E-D-I-A!
Encylopedia, E-N-C-Y-C-L-O-P-E-D-I-A!

      Just look inside this book and you will see
      Everything from A clear down to Z!

Encyclopedia, E-N-C-Y-C-L-O-P-E-D-I-A!

                                  —Jiminy Cricket, c. 1958

2.  The first and simplest emotion which we discover in the human mind is curiosity.  –Edmund Burke (1729-1797) The Sublime and Beautiful

3.  Shun the inquisitive person, for he is also a talker.  –Horace (65-8 B.C.) Epistles

4.  Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.  –Samuel Johnson (1709-1787) The Rambler

5.  He that pryeth into every cloud may be struck by a thunderbolt.  –John Ray (1627?-1705) English Proverbs

 

Cracker Jacks © first contained a prize on this date in 1912. 🙂

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