Asking Questions Quotes
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Many things are lost for want of not asking.
Better to ask twice than to lose your way once.
It is less embarrassing to ask a silly question than to explain later why you didn't.
Know how to ask. There is nothing more difficult for some people, nor for others, easier.
Don't ask questions if you don't want to hear the answers.
There aren't any embarrassing questions, only embarrassing answers.
To question a wise man is the beginning of wisdom.
Judge a man by his questions, not his answers.
I keep six honest serving men...they taught me all I know; their names are: what and why and when and how and who and where.
Not every question deserves an answer.
No question is so difficult to answer as one in which the answer is obvious.
He must be very ignorant, for he answers every question he is asked.
A prudent question is one half of wisdom.
The first key to wisdom is constant and frequent questioning... for by doubting we are led to questioning and by questioning we arrive at the truth.
Those who wish to succeed must ask the right preliminary questions.
An answer is invariably the parent of a great family of new questions.
You know children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it.
To really ask is to open the door to the whirlwind. The answer may annihilate the question and the questioner.
The only interesting answers are those which destroy the questions.
A work of art does not answer questions: it provokes them; and its essential meaning is in the tension between their contradictory answers.
That is the essence of science: ask an impertinent question, and you are on the way to a pertinent answer.
The great pleasure of ignorance is, after all, the pleasure of asking questions. The man who has lost this pleasure or exchanged it for the pleasure of dogma, which is the pleasure of answering, is already beginning to stiffen.
Question with boldness even the existence of a god; because, if there be one, he must more approve the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear.
Question and answer is not a civilized form of conversation.
If we would have new knowledge, we must get us a whole world of new questions.
To ask the right question is already half the solution of a problem.
In all affairs—love, religion, politics, or business—it's a healthy idea, now and then, to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.
The power to question is the basis of all human progress.
Questioning what seem to be the absurd beliefs of another group is a good way of recognizing the potential absurdity of many of one's own cherished beliefs.
Once you start asking questions, innocence is gone.
To ask the hard question is simple.
A sudden, bold, and unexpected question doth many times surprise a man and lay him open.
The questions which one asks oneself begin, at last, to illuminate the world, and become one's key to the experience of others.
Time does not dispose of a question—it only presents it anew in a different guise.
The noblest question in the world is What Good may I do in it?
There was no telling what people might find out once they felt free to ask whatever questions they wanted to.
I keep six honest serving-men (They taught me all I knew); Their names are What and Why and When And How and Where and Who.
Never, never, never, on cross examination ask a witness a question you don't already know the answer to, was a tenet I absorbed with my baby-food. Do it, and you'll often get an answer you don't want.
The impulse to ask questions is among the more primitive human lusts.
There are two sides to every question.
The words "question" and "quest" are cognates. Only through inquiry can we discover truth.
Questions which cannot be freed by words find it easy to slip into the blood stream, changing the body's chemistry, changing a whole life, sometimes.
There are no ugly questions except those clothed in condescension.
God may be in the details, but the goddess is in the questions. Once we begin to ask them, there's no turning back.
You start a question, and it's like starting a stone. You sit quietly on top of a hill; and the stone goes, starting others.
No question is ever settled Until it is settled right.
Truth walks toward us on the path of our questions.
You don't want a million answers as much as you want a few forever questions. The questions are diamonds you hold in the light.
Hypothetical questions get hypothetical answers.
What you are is a question only you can answer.
Questions are dangerous, for they have answers.
A good question is never answered. It is not a bolt to be tightened into place but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.
Clever people seem not to feel the natural pleasure of bewilderment, and are always answering questions when the chief relish of a life is to go on asking them.
A timid question will always receive a confident answer.
When we have arrived at the question, the answer is already near.
'Tis not every question that deserves an answer.
There are inquiries which are a sort of moral burglary.
Bromidic though it may sound, some questions don't have answers, which is a terribly difficult lesson to learn.
More trouble is caused in the world by indiscreet answers than by indiscreet questions.
The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers, but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions.
There are years that ask questions and years that answer.
A wise man's question contains half the answer.
It is not enough for me to ask questions; I want to know how to answer the one question that seems to encompass everything I face: What am I here for?
Questions show the mind's range, and answers its subtlety.
There are no right answers to wrong questions.
The scientific mind does not so much provide the right answers as ask the right questions.
It has always puzzled me, in my business, that people think they have to answer questions, no matter how disagreeable or dangerous, just because they were asked. Of course, we journalists would be out of business if they didn't.
If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about the answers.
There aren't any embarrassing questions—just embarrassing answers.
We make our world significant by the courage of our questions and by the depth of our answers.
Good questions outrank easy answers.
A question is a trap, and an answer your foot in it.
Questions are never indiscreet. Answers sometimes are.
The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life.
Questions are never indiscreet, answers sometimes are.
The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, he's one who asks the right questions.
In real life exams, someone gives you an answer and you have to find the best corresponding questions.
It is not more answers we need, but better questions. It is not more action we need, but deeper reflection. It is not more knowledge we need, but profounder wisdom. It is not more technology we need, but greater aspirations.