“There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why… I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?”  Robert Kennedy

 “Ask with Confidence, listen with humility.” Charlie Van Hecke

“He who has a ‘why’ to live for can bear almost any ‘how’.” Friedrich Nietzsche

“Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.” Voltaire

 “Life is filled with unanswered questions, but it is the courage to seek those answers that continues to give meaning to life. You can spend your life wallowing in despair, wondering why you were the one who was led towards the road strewn with pain, or you can be grateful that you are strong enough to survive it.” J.D. Stroube

“There are some questions that shouldn’t be asked until a person is mature enough to appreciate the answers.” Anne Bishop

“Monsters exist, but they are too few in number to be truly dangerous. More dangerous are the common men, the functionaries ready to believe and to act without asking questions.”  Primo Levi

“The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, he’s one who asks the right questions.” Claude Lévi-Strauss

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

 “Very few beings really seek knowledge in this world. Mortal or immortal, few really ask. On the contrary, they try to wring from the unknown the answers they have already shaped in their own minds — justifications, confirmations, forms of consolation without which they can’t go on. To really ask is to open the door to the whirlwind. The answer may annihilate the question and the questioner.” Anne Rice

“At the end of the day, the questions we ask of ourselves determine the type of people that we will become.” Leo Babauta

“He explained to me with great insistence that every question possessed a power that did not lie in the answer.” Elie Wiesel

“Indeed, the only truly serious questions are ones that even a child can formulate. Only the most naive of questions are truly serious. They are the questions with no answers. A question with no answer is a barrier that cannot be breached. In other words, it is questions with no answers that set the limit of human possibilities, describe the boundaries of human existence.”  Milan Kundera

“Questions are great, but only if you know the answers. If you ask questions and the answers surprise you, you look silly.” Laurell K. Hamilton

“The power of asking is the key to abundance living.” Lailah Gifty Akita

“It’s not that they can’t see the solution. They can’t see the problem.” G.K. Chesterton

“There are no right answers to wrong questions.” Ursula K. Le Guin

“Ask the right questions if you’re going to find the right answers.” Vanessa Redgrave

“He looked at me intently, from what seemed behind the veil of a grave experience. Then slowly and prophetically, he said the scariest thing I’d ever heard: “Because the answer to a heartfelt question, Jack, will always break your heart.” Thomas H. Cook

“An infinite question is often destroyed by finite answers. To define everything is to annihilate much that gives us laughter and joy.” Madeleine L’Engle

“Pretend I asked, now answer the question…” Laurell K. Hamilton

“The soul may ask God for anything, and never fail.” Annie Dillard

“If you don’t have the confidence to ask, you will never have the confidence to convince.” Amit Kalantri

“We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong.” Bono

“Asking the right questions takes as much skill as giving the right answers.” Robert Half

“What people think of as the moment of discovery is really the discovery of the question.” Jonas Salk

“What we observe is not nature itself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning.” Werner Heisenberg

“The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers, but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions.” Antony Jay

“In school, we’re rewarded for having the answer, not for asking a good question.” Richard Saul Wurman

“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 Russell

“Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.” Pablo Picasso

“Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.” Voltaire

“My greatest strength as a consultant is to be ignorant and ask a few questions.” Peter Drucker

“He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; he who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.” Chinese proverb



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