St. Augustine [Aurelius Augustinus]
There is another form of temptation, even more fraught with danger. This is the disease of curiosity. It is this which drives us to try and discover the secrets of nature, those secrets which are beyond our understanding, which can avail us nothing and which man should not wish to learn.
A considerable number of persons are able to protect themselves against the outbreak of serious neurotic phenomena only though intense work.
Edward Estlin Cummings
It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.
Once you accept your own death all of a sudden you're free to live. You no longer care about your reputation. You no longer care except so far as your life can be used tactically – to promote a cause you believe in.