Thoughts on treasure hunts

Published: Sep 3, 2016

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I don’t know where I am going, but I am on my way.
— Carl Sagan


Some of our greatest historical and artistic treasures we place in museums; others, we take for walks.
— Roger Caras



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There comes a time in every rightly-constructed boy’s life when he has a raging desire to go somewhere and dig for hidden treasure.
— Mark Twain


Whatever we treasure for ourselves separates us from others; our possessions are our limitations.
— Rabindranath Tagore


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If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.
— Seth Godin


The word ‘question’ originates from the Latin root, quaestio, which means ‘to seek’. Inside the word ‘question’ is the word ‘quest’, suggesting that within every question is an adventure, a pursuit which can lead us to hidden treasure.
— Tom Wujec


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They were seeking out the treasure of their destiny, without actually wanting to live out their destiny.
— Paulo Coelho


One’s own self is well hidden from one’s own self; of all mines of treasure, one’s own is the last to be dug up.
— Friedrich Nietzsche


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Foul cankering rust the hidden treasure frets, but gold that’s put to use more gold begets.
— William Shakespeare


A sense of curiosity is nature’s original school of education.
— Smiley Blanton


Profits on the exchange are the treasures of goblins.
— Lope de Vega



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Riches do not consist in the possession of treasures, but in the use made of them.
— Napoleon Bonaparte

I have just three things to teach: Simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
— Lao Tzu

One does not cease to treasure a gem simply because one owns another that is larger.
— Marie Brennan


Images: Seth, Carl: Getty Images; Paulo: Matej Divizna / Getty Images; Napoleon, Mark, William: Shutterstock.Com

(This story appears in the 16 September, 2016 issue of Forbes India. You can buy our tablet version from Magzter.com. To visit our Archives, click here.)

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