All Those Questions

Sunday, October 25, 2015 – All Those Questions

Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer. ~ William S. Burroughs

Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms. ~ George Eliot

If one has the answers to all the questions – that is the proof that God is not with him. It means that he is a false prophet using religion for himself. The great leaders of the people of God, like Moses, have always left room for doubt. You must leave room for the Lord, not for our certainties; we must be humble. ~ Pope Francis

When an opinion has taken root in a democracy and established itself in the minds of the majority, it afterward persists by itself, needing no effort to maintain it since no one attacks it. Those who at first rejected it as false come in the end to adopt it as accepted, and even those who still at the bottom of their hearts oppose it keep their views to themselves, taking great care to avoid a dangerous and futile contest. ~ Alexis de Tocqueville

Before I refuse to take your questions, I have an opening statement. ~ Ronald Reagan

I’ll be glad to reply to or dodge your questions, depending on what I think will help our election most. ~ George H. W. Bush

If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just in time to ask questions? ~ Scott Adams

Every time you get into a new job, new location, you have an amazing opportunity in front of you. You get to play dumb for as long as people will allow you to play dumb. You get to ask all the dumb questions, you get to ask multiple people the dumb questions, and you get to make mistakes. That’s how you stand out in the crowd. ~ Gary Cohn

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

So long as you have food in your mouth, you have solved all questions for the time being. ~ Franz Kafka

The boldness of asking deep questions may require unforeseen flexibility if we are to accept the answers. ~ Brian Greene

Ignorant men raise questions that wise men answered a thousand years ago. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Once you start asking questions, innocence is gone. ~ Mary Astor

Questions are never indiscreet, answers sometimes are. ~ Oscar Wilde

My whole life is waiting for the questions to which I have prepared answers. ~ Tom Stoppard

Ontologically, chocolate raises profoundly disturbing questions: Does not chocolate offer natural revelation of the goodness of the Creator just as chilies disclose a divine sense of humor? Is the human born with an innate longing for chocolate? Does the notion of chocolate preclude the concept of free will? ~ David Augsburger

Do freshman philosophy classes nowadays debate updated versions of the age-old questions? Like, how could a merciful God allow AIDS, childhood cancers, tsunamis and Dick Cheney? ~ Dick Cavett

Any knowledge that doesn’t lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life. ~ Wislawa Szymborska

Historians are like deaf people who go on answering questions that no one has asked them. ~ Leo Tolstoy

History is, strictly speaking, the study of questions; the study of answers belongs to anthropology and sociology. ~ W. H. Auden

Philosophers are adults who persist in asking childish questions. ~ Isaiah Berlin

A psychiatrist asks a lot of expensive questions your wife asks for nothing. ~ Joey Adams

We hear only those questions for which we are in a position to find answers. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Do not waste your time on Social Questions. What is the matter with the poor is Poverty; what is the matter with the rich is Uselessness. ~ George Bernard Shaw

You mustn’t always believe what I say. Questions tempt you to tell lies, particularly when there is no answer. ~ Pablo Picasso

The only interesting answers are those that destroy the questions. ~ Susan Sontag

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

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