Favorite Quotations ~  Questions & Questioning, 2 Simple Abundance

"If you don't shut up, how can I answer your questions!" ~ Lucero Isaac


Only ask and you will get what you are needing, the rest is up to you. ~ Eric Clapton

It is error only, and not truth, that shrinks from inquiry. ~ Thomas Paine

To be or not to be that is the question. Whether it is nobler in the mind to suffer the stings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or take up arms against a sea of troubles, and by opposing them, end them. ~ William Shakespeare

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

Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don't search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

Eighty percent of American managers cannot answer with any measure of confidence these seemingly simple questions: What is my job? What in it really counts? How well am I doing? ~ W. Edward Deming

Bromidic though it may sound, some questions don't have answers,which is a terribly difficult lesson to learn. ~ Katharine Graham

Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers. ~ Voltaire

The greatest gift is not being afraid to question. ~ Ruby Dee

There are years that ask questions and years that answer. ~ Zora Neale Hurston

Why we are here is an impenetrable question. ~ Edward Albee

Life’s two most important questions are “Why?” and “Why not?” ~ Gordon Livingston, Too Soon Old

We especially need imagination in science. Question everything. ~ Maria Mitchell, Life, letters, and journals

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