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QUESTIONS
[ Also see Answers Curiosity Doubt Indecision Inquisitiveness Knowledge Mystery Skepticism Uncertainty ]

To Thales the primary question was not what do we know, but how do we know it.
      - Aristotle,
        "The Mathematical Intelligencer"
         (vol. 6, no. 3)

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

A sudden, bold, and unexpected question doth many times surprise a man and lay him open.
      - Francis Bacon

A woman questions the man who loves exactly as a judge questions a criminal. This being so, a flash of the eye, a mere word, an inflection of the voice or a moment's hesitation suffice to expose the fact, betrayal or crime he is attempting to conceal.
      - Honore de Balzac

[The great questions of the day] are not decided by speeches and majority votes, but by blood and iron.
      - Karl Otto von Schonhausen Bismarck,
        Declaration to the Prussian House of Delegates

Inquiry is fatal to certainty.
      - William James (Will) Durant

Let us interrogate the great apparition, that shines so peacefully around us.
      - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Anybody can decide a question if only a single principle is in controversy.
      - Justice Felix Frankfurter

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

Having someone wonder where you are when you don't come home at night is a very old human need.
      - Margaret Mead

If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about the answers.
      - Thomas Pynchon

Be ever questioning.
      - Hyman Rickover

Live your questions now, and perhaps even without knowing it, you will live along some distant day into your answers.
      - Rainer Marie Rilke

I think we ought to have a new rule: You can ask two questions, and then we can pick the one we want to answer.
      - Donald Rumsfeld, at a news briefing

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

In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.
      - Bertrand Arthur William Russell

By nature's kindly disposition most questions which it is beyond a man's power to answer do not occur to him at all.
      - George Santayana

No question is so difficult to answer as that to which the answer is obvious.
      - George Bernard Shaw

You see things; and you say, "Why"; But I dream things that never were; and I say, "Why not?"
      - George Bernard Shaw

Sometimes I wonder and then I don't know.
      - John Lawrence Sullivan

It is not every question that deserves an answer.
      - Syrus (Publilius Syrus), Maxims

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

In examinations, the foolish ask questions the wise cannot answer.
      - Oscar Wilde (Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde)

Questions are never indiscreet. Answers sometimes are.
      - Oscar Wilde (Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde)

To become rich is easy. Much harder is to solve the riddles of of the heart.
      - Cao Xuequin


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