“In an honest search for knowledge you quite often have to abide by ignorance for an indefinite period… The steadfastness in standing up to [this requirement], nay in appreciating it as a stimulus and a signpost to further quest, is a natural and indispensable disposition in the mind of a scientist.”
“If we quit growing mentally and artistically, we will begin to die.”
“I have no particular talent. I am merely extremely inquisitive.”
At no time am I a quick thinker or writer: whatever I have done in science has solely been by long pondering, patience, and industry.”
The site below had some good thoughts about the role of questioning in teaching an learning. When are students more engaged, when they are given a bunch of facts or example problems, or when they are given questions, and asked to find the answers?
I came across this quote, and thought it was pretty cool:
… failure is just a successful experiment, where you learned something valuable.