terça-feira, 25 de fevereiro de 2014

A curiosidade

John William Waterhouse, Pandora (1898)
John William Waterhouse, Psyche Opening the Golden Box (1903).
«So now you must choose... Are you a child who has not yet become world-weary? Or are you a philosopher who will vow never to become so? To children, the world and everything in it is new, something that gives rise to astonishment. It is not like that for adults. Most adults accept the world as a matter of course. This is precisely where philosophers are a notable exception. A philosopher never gets quite used to the world. To him or her, the world continues to seem a bit unreasonable - bewildering, even enigmatic. Philosophers and small children thus have an important faculty in common. The only thing we require to be good philosophers is the faculty of wonder…»

4 comentários:

APS disse...

Fonte de sabedoria, quando bem aplicada...
Boa noite!

Margarida Elias disse...

É bem verdade. bom dia!

Presépio no Canal disse...

Concordo com APS.
A curiosidade, quando bem aplicada, abre as nossas portas para o mundo.
Beijinho grande!

Margarida Elias disse...

É verdade, Sandra! Bjns!