Questioning Quotes


"We are often asked how did we do it, leave our jobs, the security of a steady paycheck and move across the country to find a simpler way of life. While there are many answers to these questions, the one thing that we did do is set our goals."


"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."
Albert Einstein

"I find that a great part of the information I have was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way."
Franklin P. Adams

"The man who questions opinion is wise; the man who quarrels with fact is a fool."
Frank A Garbutt

"Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question."
Albert Camus

"The question is not whether we will die, but how we will live."
Joan Borysenko

"Adults ask questions as a child does. When you stop wondering, you might as well put your rocker on the front porch and call it a day."
Johnny Carson

"The power to question is the basis of all human progress."
Indira Ghandi

"Curiosity is part of the cement that holds society together."
Robertson Davies

"He who asks questions, cannot avoid the answers."
African Proverb

"Man will not live without answers to his questions."
Hans J. Morgenthau

"Questions are the creative acts of intelligence."
Author Unknown

"The only question to ask yourself is, how much are you willing to sacrifice to achieve this success?"
Larry Flynt

"One who never asks either knows everything or nothing."
Malcolm Forbes

"Questions are never indiscreet: answers sometimes are."
Oscar Wilde

"A prudent question is one half of wisdom."
Francis Bacon

"You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions."
Naguib Mahfouz

"Questions show the mind's range, and answers, its subtlety."
Joseph Joubert

"We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself."
Lloyd Alexander

"If we are ever in doubt about what to do, it is a good rule to ask ourselves what we shall wish on the morrow that we had done."
John Lubbock, Sr

"Perhaps the very best question that you can memorize and repeat, over and over, is, “what is the most valuable use of my time right now?"
Brian Tracy

"What does it mean to succeed? It is a question that haunts many. Many people, don't set any goals for themselves and succeed at very little."
Catherine Pulsifer

"Life's most urgent question is: What are you doing for others?"
Martin Luther King, Jr.

"The test of a good teacher is not how many questions he can ask his pupils that they will answer readily, but how many questions he inspires them to ask him which he finds it hard to answer."
Alice Wellington Rollins

"The questions which one asks oneself begin, at least, to illuminate the world, and become one's key to the experience of others."
James Baldwin

"When we have arrived at the question, the answer is already near."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Reduce takes us back to the basic question: Is it a need or a want?"
Catherine Pulsifer

"He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; he who does not ask a question remains a fool forever."
Chinese Proverbs

"We question everything that we put in our garbage. With landfill sites overflowing, and with our limited budget, we try and make use and find uses for everything possible."
Byron & Catherine Pulsifer, from A Simple Life, Our Journey ...

"Questions focus our thinking. Ask empowering questions like: What's good about this? What's not perfect about it yet? What am I going to do next time? How can I do this and have fun doing it?"
Charles Connolly

"To be able to ask a question clearly is two-thirds of the way to getting it answered."
John Ruskin

"It is better to ask some of the questions than to know all the answers."
James Thurber

"A major stimulant to creative thinking is focused questions. There is something about a well-worded question that often penetrates to the heart of the matter and triggers new ideas and insights."
Brian Tracy


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