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Questions and Quotations About Them

Claudia Miclaus Aug 20, 2020
Here are some famous quotes that are related to the subject of questions.
Throughout the history of mankind, all the important scientific inventions, social reforms and technological advances took place because of asking the right questions at the right time. Questions, thus, have been critical for the human evolution. The importance of questions is further stressed by profound quotes of the imminent people.
"Judge others by their questions rather than by their answers."
― Voltaire

"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

"The only question to ask yourself is, how much are you willing to sacrifice to achieve this success?"
― Larry Flynt
"It is better to ask some of the questions than to know all the answers."
― James Thurber

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

"To be on a quest is nothing more or less than to become an asker of questions."
― Sam Keen
"Reduce takes us back to the basic question: Is it a need or a want?"
― Catherine Pulsifer

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

"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
"Despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, I have not been able to answer... the great question that has never been answered: what does a woman want?"
― Sigmund Freud
"A prudent question is one half of wisdom."
― Francis Bacon

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

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

"You know children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers."
― John J. Plomp
"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

"Questions are the creative acts of intelligence."
― Author Unknown
"Where am I? Who am I?
How did I come to be here?
What is this thing called the world?
How did I come into the world?
Why was I not consulted?
And If I am compelled to take part in it,
Where is the director?
I want to see him."
― Soren Kierkegaard
"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

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"Computers are useless. They can only give you answers."
― Pablo Picasso
"Curiosity is part of the cement that holds society together."
― Robertson Davies

"One who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; one who does not ask a question remains a fool forever."
― Chinese proverb
"The power to question is the basis of all human progress."
― Indira Gandhi

"When you find yourself stressed, ask yourself one question: Will this matter in 5 years from now?"
― Catherine Pulsifer

"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."
― Albert Einstein
"Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question."
― Albert Camus

"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

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"Man will not live without answers to his questions."
― Hans J. Morgenthau
"New opinions often appear first as jokes and fancies, then as blasphemies and treason, then as questions open to discussion, and finally as established truths."
― George Bernard Shaw
"He who asks questions, cannot avoid the answers."
― African Proverb

"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

"One who never asks either knows everything or nothing."
― Malcolm Forbes
"Questions are never indiscreet: answers sometimes are."
― Oscar Wilde

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

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

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"The easiest way to set goals is to answer the following questions:
- What is it I want to achieve?
- When do I want to achieve it?
- Where am I today and what action do I need to take to achieve my goal? "
― Catherine Pulsifer