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