No doubt, then, that a free curiosity has more force in our learning these things, than a frightful enforcement.

Augustine of Hippo (354-430) Christian church father, philosopher, saint [b. Aurelius Augustinus]
Confessions, Bk. 1, para. 23 (AD 398) [tr. Harvard Classics (1909)

Commonly: "Free curiosity is of more value than harsh discipline."

Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 30-Jan-10
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