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"The real reason for a quest is always self-knowledge." - Thomas C Foster

"Fishing is a quest for knowledge and wonder as much as a pursuit of fish." - Paul Schullery

"Scientists have become the bearers of the torch of discovery in our quest for knowledge." - Stephen Hawking

"...to many it is not knowledge but the quest for knowledge that gives greater interest to thought-to travel hopefully is better than to arrive." - James Jeans

"The quest for God is the quest for true happiness." - Harold Klemp

"It is the great glory of the quest for human knowledge that, while making some small contribution to that quest, we can also continue to learn and to take pleasure in learning." - William Alfred Fowler

"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

"It is not his possession of knowledge, of irrefutable truth, that makes the man of science, but his persistent and recklessly critical quest for truth." - Karl Popper

"Every day I wake up and that's my goal, to be on a constant quest for knowledge and do something different, being unique and being uncommon." - Russell Wilson

"If this capsule history of our progress teaches us anything, it is that man, in his quest for knowledge and progress, is determined and cannot be deterred." - John F Kennedy

"Every day I wake up and that's my goal, to be on a constant quest for knowledge and do something different, being unique and being uncommon." - Russell Wilson

"Transgression is a quest for solitude" - Adam Phillips

"More important than the quest for certainty is the quest for clarity." - Francois Gautier

"By realizing that we are ignorant of the most important things, we realize at the same time that the most important thing for us, or the one thing needful, is quest for knowledge of the most important things or quest for wisdom." - Leo Strauss

"Sometimes my life has been Odyssean - landing on strange islands of consciousness and reality and meeting very curious monsters who turn out to be very great teachers. Sometimes my life has been a quest for a grail of knowledge and education. Like Parsifal, my life has been a quest to pierce the veil, stumbling along but eventually finding it." - Jean Houston

"We do not want our world to perish. But in our quest for knowledge, century by century, we have placed all our trust in a cold, impartial intellect which only brings us nearer to destruction." - Dora Russell

"Fishing is a quest for knowledge and wonder as much as a pursuit of fish; it is as much an acquaintance with beavers, dippers, and other fishermen as it is the challenge of catching trout." - Paul Schullery

"Some people take drugs in a quest for spirituality." - Gaspar Noe

"Curiosity is a quest for wisdom on untamed grounds." - Wes Fesler

"A quest for self-respect is proof of its lack" - Ayn Rand

"There are no shortcuts in the quest for perfection." - Ben Hogan

"I'm always on the quest for something delicious and healthful." - Joely Fisher

"The quest for precision is analogous to the quest for certainty and both - precision and certainty are impossible to attain." - Karl Popper

"The scriptures provide one of the best ways to find our course and stay on it. Scriptural knowledge also provides precious protection. For example, throughout history, infections like "childbirth fever" claimed the lives of many innocent mothers and babies. Yet the Old Testament had the correct principles for the handling of infected patients, written more than 3,000 years ago! Many people perished because man's quest for knowledge had failed to heed the word of the Lord!" - Russell M Nelson

"The scriptures provide one of the best ways to find our course and stay on it. Scriptural knowledge also provides precious protection. For example, throughout history, infections like "childbirth fever" claimed the lives of many innocent mothers and babies. Yet the Old Testament had the correct principles for the handling of infected patients, written more than 3,000 years ago! Many people perished because man's quest for knowledge had failed to heed the word of the Lord!" - Russell M Nelson

"We shall walk together on this path of life, for all things are a part of the universe, and are connected with each other to form one whole unity. This idea helps the mind of the child to become fixed, to stop wandering in an aimless quest for knowledge. He is satisfied, having found the universal centre of himself with all things." - Maria Montessori

"Skepticism is essential to the quest for knowledge, for it is in the seedbed of puzzlement that genuine inquiry takes root. Without skepticism, we may remain mired in unexamined belief systems that are accepted as sacrosanct yet have no factual basis in reality." - Paul Kurtz

"Theology is a serious quest for the true knowledge of God, undertaken in response to His self-revelation, illumined by Christian tradition, manifesting a rational inner coherence, issuing in ethical conduct, resonating with the contemporary world and concerned for the greater glory of God." - John Stott

"Parents - and teachers too - are woefully short-sighted when they try to protect the child from his mistakes, when they make the "right answer" more important than the quest for knowledge and good judgment. For what is not learned within one's self cannot be learned from another." - Sydney J Harris

"We begin to ask questions, such as: "What is the purpose of life? What is my true nature? What is the source and origin of this entire creation?" When questions of this kind arise in a person's mind, his or her quest for knowledge begins." - Tejomayananda

"We do not want our world to perish. But in our quest for knowledge, century by century, we have placed all our trust in a cold, impartial intellect which only brings us nearer to destruction. We have heeded no wisdom offering guidance. Only by learning to love one another can our world be saved. Only love can conquer all." - Dora Russell

"Kant ... was also quite aware that "the urgent need" of reason is both different from and "more than mere quest and desire for knowledge." Hence, the distinguishing of the two faculties, reason and intellect, coincides with a distinction between two altogether different mental activities, thinking and knowing." - Hannah Arendt

"Philosophy is in fact a quest for wisdom based in sophia; that quest for wisdom has everything to do with a love of wisdom." - Cornel West

"The quest for heroic adventure then is a quest for the gospel, although it might not be seen that way by everyone." - Alan Hirsch

"Stand for something. Don't quest for popularity at the expense of morality and ethics and honesty." - Howard Cosell

"The spiritual quest begins, for most people, as a search for meaning." - Marilyn Ferguson

"The instruments for the quest for Truth are as simple as they are difficult." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Phenomenology is dialectic in ear-mode - a massive and decentralized quest for roots, for ground." - Marshall Mcluhan

"Passivity is the dragon every woman has to murder in her quest for independence." - Jill Johnston

"The quest for the next key art awards begins with tomorrow's hangover" - Nick Offerman

"In the quest for fortune and fame...don't forget about the simple things." - India.Arie

"The quest for meaning is the key to mental health and human flourishing" - Viktor E Frankl

"The fear of being deceived is the vulgar version of the quest for Truth." - Emil Cioran

"The quest for simplicity has to pervade every part of the process. It really is fundamental." - Jonathan Ive

"The quest for certainty in forecasting outcomes can be the enemy of progress." - Nate Silver

"Soul Mountain, the story of one man's quest for inner peace and freedom." - Gao Xingjian

"There's nothing quite like a good quest for getting your blood pumping." - Tahir Shah

"Ability is important in our quest for success, but dependability is critical." - Zig Ziglar

"Always engage in the quest for life's meaning, which is inner peace." - Longchenpa

"The quest for freedom, dignity, and the rights of man will never end." - William J. Brennan

"I can't stand satisfaction. To me, greatness comes from that quest for perfection." - Mike Schmidt

"The quest for the truth, in and of itself, Is a story that's filled with insights." - Carolyn Porco

"Soul Mountain, the story of one man's quest for inner peace and freedom." - Gao Xingjian

"There's nothing quite like a good quest for getting your blood pumping." - Tahir Shah

"What makes us fully human is the relentless quest for making things a little bit better." - Robin S. Sharma

"The quest for glory can never be satisfied, it must be extinguished." - Martin Luther

"For me, the spiritual quest will be a life-long work in progress." - Dan Brown

"Every man's life is, consciously or unconsciously, a quest for the infinite and the eternal reality." - Lyman Abbott

"Clarity and consistency are not enough: the quest for truth requires humility and effort." - Tariq Ramadan

"The quest for riches darkens the sense of right and wrong." - Antiphanes

"The quest for peace begins in the home, in the school and in the workplace." - Silvia Cartwright

"The terrible thing about the quest for truth is that you find it." - Remy De Gourmont

"Science and religion...are friends, not foes, in the common quest for knowledge. Some people may find this surprising, for there's a feeling throughout our society that religious belief is outmoded, or downright impossible, in a scientific age. I don't agree. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that if people in this so-called 'scientific age' knew a bit more about science than many of them actually do, they'd find it easier to share my views." - John Polkinghorne

"Ever since the dawn of civilization, people have not been content to see events as unconnected and inexplicable. They have craved an understanding of the underlying order in the world. Today we still yearn to know why we are here and where we came from. Humanity's deepest desire for knowledge is justification enough for our continuing quest. And our goal is nothing less than a complete description of the universe we live in." - Stephen Hawking

"Every living being longs always to be happy, untainted by sorrow; and everyone has the greatest love for himself, which is solely due to the fact that happiness is his real nature. Hence, in order to realize that inherent and untainted happiness, which indeed he daily experiences when the mind is subdued in deep sleep, it is essential that he should know himself. For obtaining such knowledge the inquiry 'Who am I?' in quest of the Self is the best means." - Ramana Maharshi

"There are two threats to reason, the opinion that one knows the truth about the most important things and the opinion that there is no truth about them. Both of these opinions are fatal to philosophy; the first asserts that the quest for truth is unnecessary, while the second asserts that it is impossible. The Socratic knowledge of ignorance, which I take to be the beginning point of all philosophy, defines the sensible middle ground between two extremes." - Allan Bloom

"The authority of science ... promotes and encourages the activity of observing, comparing, measuring and ordering the physical characteristics of human bodies.... Cartesian epistemology and classical ideals produced forms of rationality, scientificity and objectivity that, though efficacious in the quest for truth and knowledge, prohibited the intelligibility and legitimacy of black equality.... In fact, to "think" such an idea was to be deemed irrational, barbaric or mad." - Cornel West

"Knowledge is not for knowing: knowledge is for cutting." - Michel Foucault

"Don't mistake knowledge for wisdom." - Lil B

"Information is bad for knowledge." - Nassim Nicholas Taleb

"Love is desire for knowledge." - Cesare Pavese

"Sunshine is my quest." - Winston Churchill

"It is best not to go on for great quest for truth , it will only make you miserable" - Rene Descartes

"If in any quest for magic, in any search for sorcery, witchery, legerdemain, first check the human spirit." - Rod Serling

"Competition is about passion for perfection, and passion for other people who join in this impossible quest." - Mariah Nelson

"Everyone has the same life purpose, which is the quest of happiness for oneself and for others." - Robert Thurman

"There is a canyon of difference between doing your best to glorify God and doing whatever it takes to glorify yourself. The quest for excellence is a mark of maturity. The quest for power is childish." - Max Lucado

"Every adult life could be said to be defined by two great love stories: the story of our quest for sexual love and the story of our quest for love from the world." - Alain De Botton

"In a sense the quest for the emancipation of black people in the U.S. has always been a quest for economic liberation which means to a certain extent that the rise of black middle class would be inevitable." - Angela Davis

"Life is not primarily a quest for pleasure, as Freud believed, or a quest for power, as Alfred Adler taught, but a quest for meaning. The greatest task for any person is to find meaning in his or her own life." - Viktor E Frankl

"Violence, whether spiritual or physical, is a quest for identity and the meaningful. The less identity, the more violence." - Marshall Mcluhan

"There can be no greater good than the quest for peace, and no finer purpose than the preservation of freedom." - Ronald Reagan

"I was to discover that the quest for human understanding is a lifetime one that has no end in sight." - Margaret Bourke-White

"Education is an adventurous quest for the meaning of life, involving an ability to think things through. -Z. Applewhite." - Stephanie S. Tolan

"Forget purpose. It's okay to be happy without one. The quest for a single purpose has ruined many lives." - James Altucher

"I refuse to accept that the shackles of slavery can ever be stronger than the quest for freedom." - Kailash Satyarthi

"Forget purpose. It's okay to be happy without one. The quest for a single purpose has ruined many lives." - James Altucher

"The quest for peace is the statesman's most exacting duty... Practical progress to lasting peace is his fondest hope." - Dwight D Eisenhower

"The research on cyberspace is a quest for God. To be God. To be here and there." - Paul Virilio

"My quest to find a great role for myself started long before this film [ "Our Brand Is Crisis"]came around." - Sandra Bullock

"The story of America's quest for freedom is inscribed on her history in the blood of her patriots." - Randy Vader

"Perhaps art is a quest for the perfect, or even the imperfect. Reality always falls short on both sides." - Anna Deavere Smith

"The quest for our origin is the sweet fruit's juice which maintains satisfaction in the minds of the philosophers." - Luca Pacioli

"Love of learning will never let you down. You can have a quest for money, you can have a quest for power, you can have a quest for fame and they are sometimes gratifying and sometimes self-destructive. The love of learning is always gratifying and never self-destructive. The more educated, the more cultivated a society becomes, better off is everybody." - David Mccullough

"There's a theory, one I find persuasive, that the quest for knowledge is, at bottom, the search for the answer to the question: Where was I before I was born. In the beginning was what? Perhaps, in the beginning, there was a curious room, a room like this one, crammed with wonders; and now the room and all it contains are forbidden you, although it was made just for you, had been prepared for you since time began, and you will spend all your life trying to remember it." - Angela Carter

"There's a theory, one I find persuasive, that the quest for knowledge is, at bottom, the search for the answer to the question: Where was I before I was born. In the beginning was what? Perhaps, in the beginning, there was a curious room, a room like this one, crammed with wonders; and now the room and all it contains are forbidden you, although it was made just for you, had been prepared for you since time began, and you will spend all your life trying to remember it." - Angela Carter

"The word 'question' is derived from the Latin quaerere 'to seek,' which is the same root as the word for quest. A creative life is a continued quest, and good questions are useful guides." - Paul A. Kaufman

"Serendipity is the way to make discoveries, by accident but also by sagacity, of things one is not in quest of. Based on experience, knowledge, it is the creative exploitation of the unforeseen." - Adrian Bejan

"I only hope that when I am free, as they are free to go in quest, of the knowledge beyond the bounds of life, it may not seem better to me to rest." - Robert Frost

"It is by no means certain that we advance our philosophical quest by reading Plato or Aristotle. It may increase our knowledge of history but not of the world." - Jostein Gaarder

"No matter where we begin, if we pursue knowledge diligently and honestly, our quest will inevitably lead us from the things of the earth to the things of heaven." - Hugh Nibley

"The practice of yogasana for the sake of health, to keep fit, or to maintain flexibility is the external practice of yoga. While this is a legitimate place to begin, it is not the end Even in simple asanas, one is experiencing the three levels of quest: the external quest, which brings firmness of the body; the internal quest, which brings steadiness of intelligence; and the innermost quest, which brings benevolence of spirit." - B.K.S. Iyengar

"Man's quest for knowledge is an expanding series whose limit is infinity, but philosophy seeks to attain that limit at one blow, by a short circuit providing the certainty of complete and inalterable truth. Science meanwhile advances at its gradual pace, often slowing to a crawl, and for periods it even walks in place, but eventually it reaches the various ultimate trenches dug by philosophical thought, and, quite heedless of the fact that it is not supposed to be able to cross those final barriers to the intellect, goes right on." - Stanislaw Lem

"Motive is also important in our quest for knowledge and in the questioning that accompanies it. In commenting on our duty to educate for eternity, Eugene England writes: Teaching or learning - with the Spirit of God simply means (though it is not simple) that we are doing so with an eye single to eternal, not worldly, values, with an eye single to lasting development of the mind and spirit and to useful service to others, especially to aid in their lasting development of mind and spirit." - Dallin H. Oaks

"It must be conceded that a theory has an important advantage if its basic concepts and fundamental hypotheses are 'close to experience,' and greater confidence in such a theory is certainly justified. There is less danger of going completely astray, particularly since it takes so much less time and effort to disprove such theories by experience. Yet more and more, as the depth of our knowledge increases, we must give up this advantage in our quest for logical simplicity in the foundations of physical theory..." - Albert Einstein

"She was like me in lineaments- her eyes Her hair, her features, all, to the very tone Even of her voice, they said were like to mine; But soften'd all, and temper'd into beauty; She had the same lone thoughts and wanderings, The quest of hidden knowledge, and a mind To comprehend the universe: nor these Alone, but with them gentler powers than mine, Pity, and smiles, and tears- which I had not; And tenderness- but that I had for her; Humility- and that I never had. Her faults were mine- her virtues were her own- I loved her, and destroy'd her!" - Lord Byron

"For me, writing is not a search for explanations but a ramble in quest of what informs a place, a hunt for equivalents." - William Least Heat-Moon

"What keeps me going is that quest for just being able to be present and be myself. Not for people, but for me." - Janet Mock

"For knowledge, too, is itself power." - Francis Bacon

"Man is an ignoramus athirst for knowledge." - Charles Wagner

"Knowledge isn't always good for you." - Rick Riordan

"There is no substitute for knowledge." - W Edwards Deming

"The desire for knowledge shapes a man." - Patrick Rothfuss

"At last, psychology gets serious about glee, fun, and happiness. Martin Seligman has given us a gift-a practical map for the perennial quest for a flourishing life." - Daniel Goleman

"Character is more than a man-to-his-God humility, for it involves transparency and accountability to others, not merely a private quest for purity." - Jack W. Hayford

"In the quest for comparative advantage, investment will flow towards those countries that can offer more output for fewer emissions. Inaction will cost jobs. Action will support jobs." - Julia Gillard

"For the people of Israel and America are historic partners in the global quest for human dignity and freedom. We will always remain at each other's side." - Ronald Reagan

"The quest for truth must be carried out by each person individually. It is like breathing, something which no one else can do for us." - Seyyed Hossein Nasr

"To turn away from the great questions and dilemmas of life is a tragedy, for the quest for meaning and truth makes life worth living." - Charles Colson

"The quest for fire occurred not because anyone knew what the practical uses for fire would be, but because it was fascinating." - Joseph Campbell

"The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning. Uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers." - Erich Fromm

"Knowledge for the sake of knowledge! Truth for truth's sake! This is inhuman." - Miguel De Unamuno

"The quest for slowness, which begins as a simple rebellion against the impoverishment of taste in our lives, makes it possible to rediscover taste." - Carlo Petrini

"It is almost a guarantee that in the pursuit of security you will become more insecure. Inherent in the quest for security is its undoing." - Eve Ensler

"When information rubs against information the results are startling and effective. The perrenial quest for involvement, fill-in, takes many forms." - Marshall Mcluhan

"It is your soul's journey to enroll the ego in the quest for the ultimate victory - the evolution of your own individual consciousness." - Debbie Ford

"If you are losing your peace in your quest for peace, you are not on the road to peace. The road to peace is peace." - Alan Cohen

"Come on, readers, give me one example of a question that religion has answered to everyone's satisfaction one example of a "truth" found in religion's quest for truth." - Jerry A. Coyne

"What is this enigmatic impulse that does not allow one to settle down in the achieved, the finished? I think it is a quest for reality." - Czeslaw Milosz

"Politicians trim and tack in their quest for power, but they do so in order to get the wind of votes in their sails." - Ian Gilmour

"The longest journey Is the journey inwards. Of him who has chosen his destiny, Who has started upon his quest For the source of his being." - Dag Hammarskjold

"In the quest to be a man, you start to learn you need your family. If it wasn't for them, I'd be way closer to insanity." - Mac Miller

"You lie once.. you lie for the rest of your life... and in quest of proving your innocence.. you pledge your honesty with utter lies.... !!!" - Abhijeet Sawant

"The quest for homeland security is heading ... toward the quasi-militarization of everyday life ... If danger might lurk anywhere, maybe everything must be protected and policed." - William Greider

"Christ said, The Truth shall make you free, but Truth is not found once and forever. Truth is eternal, and the quest for Truth must also be eternal." - Max Heindel

"My quest for cosmic understanding is a book I have picked up and put down many times, always forgetting to insert a bookmark." - Robert Breault

"Love is the most durable power in the world. This creative force is the most potent instrument available in mankind's quest for peace and security." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Humanism was not invented by man, but by a snake who suggested that the quest for autonomy might be a good idea." - R C Sproul

"Each person is oriented toward a quest for his personal invisible guide, or . . . he entrusts himself to the collective, magisterial authority as the intermediary between himself and Revelation." - Ibn Arabi

"Life begins as a quest of the child for the man, and ends as a journey by the man to rediscover the child." - Sam Ewing

"Purify your life by keeping the commandments. This will help you qualify for the Spirit, who will assist you in your quest." - Ann M. Dibb

"Further global progress is now possible only through a quest for universal consensus in the movement towards a new world order." - Mikhail Gorbachev

"Every reading is partial, but that does not absolve us from the quest for meaning, which defines us as a species." - Camille Paglia

"He who died in place of us is the one object of my quest. He who rose for our sakes is my one desire." - Ignatius Of Antioch

"You don't believe in organized religion, yet a major theme in so many of your works seems to be a quest for God." - Arthur C Clarke

"It is the rare architect who does not hope in his heart to design a great building and for whom the quest is not a quiet, consuming passion." - Ada Louise Huxtable

"Educators must resist the quest for certainty. If there were certainty there would be no scientific advancement. So it is with morals and patriotism." - John Goodlad

"Jude [Law] is really good at playing an obsessive. He has a very watchable quality when he's on a quest for something." - Steven Soderbergh

"In her glamorous quest for the darkest light and the lowest high, she now found herself wallowing on the bottom of a filthy garbage bin." - Terri Blackstock

"Maybe some of my quest for success comes from Joan of Arc but theres no conscious part of Catholicism in my life." - Joan Van Ark



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