The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life.— Confucius
Simplistic Asking Questions quotations
Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.
Whenever you are about to find fault with someone, ask yourself the following question: What fault of mine most nearly resembles the one I am about to criticize?
We should ask ourselves three questions before we speak: Is it true? Is it kind? Does it glorify Christ?
The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute. The man who does not ask, is a fool for life.
In my early professional years I was asking the question: How can I treat, or cure, or change this person? Now I would phrase the question in this way: How can I provide a relationship which this person may use for his own personal growth?
Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new.
Don't spend your precious time asking "Why isn't the world a better place?" It will only be time wasted. The question to ask is "How can I make it better?" To that there is an answer.
Knowledge is having the right answer. Intelligence is asking the right questions.
When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory.
We are closer to God when we are asking questions than when we think we have the answers.
He who asks a question is a fool for a minute;
he who does not remains a fool forever. When you realize that by changing your perspective, big things can be seen as little things, it becomes much harder to worry about anything. Commitment is an act, not a word.
He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.
You know, the ancient Egyptians had a beautiful belief about death.
When their souls got to the entrance to heaven, the guards asked two questions. Their answers determined whether they were able to enter or not. 'Have you found joy in your life?' 'Has your life brought joy to others?'
Life has no meaning. Each of us has meaning and we bring it to life. It is a waste to be asking the question when you are the answer.
The whole point of 'Acid Rap' was just to ask people a question: does the music business side of this dictate what type of project this is? If it's all original music and it's got this much emotion around it and it connects this way with this many people, is it a mixtape? What's an 'album' these days, anyways?
I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth. Then I ask myself the same question.
We don't have a right to ask whether we're going to succeed or not.
The only question we have a right to ask is what's the right thing to do? What does this earth require of us if we want to continue to live on it?
For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now?
In many shamanic societies, if you came to a medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited, or depressed, they would ask one of four questions: 'When did you stop dancing? When did you stop singing? When did you stop being enchanted by stories? When did you stop being comforted by the sweet territory of silence?'
Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without asking a clear question.
So now the perception is, yes, women are here to stay.
And when I'm sometimes asked when will there be enough [women on the Supreme Court]? And I say when there are nine, people are shocked. But there'd been nine men, and nobody's ever raised a question about that.
When I meet God, I am going to ask him two questions: Why relativity ? And why turbulence ? I really believe he will have an answer for the first.
You have to ask yourself the question 'Who am I?' This investigation will lead in the end to the discovery of something within you which is behind the mind. Solve that great problem and you will solve all other problems.
Many like to ask the questions; few like to hear the answers.
He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; he who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.
There are years that ask questions and years that answer.
I have often been asked whether I am a women or an athlete.
The question is absurd. Men are not asked that. I am an athlete. I am a women.
Ask yourself this question: Will this matter a year from now?
It is reasonable to ask who or what created the universe, but if the answer is God, then the question has merely been deflected to that of who created God.
The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, he is one who asks the right questions.
Monsters exist, but they are too few in numbers to be truly dangerous.
More dangerous are…the functionaries ready to believe and act without asking questions.
A life without love is a waste. 'Should I look for spiritual love, or material, or physical love?', don't ask yourself this question. Discrimination leads to discrimination. Love doesn't need any name, category or definition. Love is a world itself. Either you are in, at the center... either you are out, yearning.
As America is transformed from a 90 percent European American nation, as it was in the 1960s, to one where we will soon be a minority, should we not ask some pertinent questions. Is this racial diversity enriching, or will it be damaging to our social fabric?
When someone asks me about violence, I just find it incredible, because what it means is that the person who’s asking that question has absolutely no idea what black people have gone through, what black people have experienced in this country, since the time the first black person was kidnapped from the shores of Africa.
No one can teach, if by teaching we mean the transmission of knowledge, in any mechanical fashion, from one person to another. The most that can be done is that one person who is more knowledgeable than another can, by asking a series of questions, stimulate the other to think, and so cause him to learn for himself.
There are six stages to knowledge: Firstly: Asking questions in a good manner.
Secondly: Remaining quiet and listening attentively. Thirdly: Understanding well. Fourthly: Memorising. Fifthly: Teaching. Sixthly- and it is its fruit: Acting upon the knowledge and keeping to its limits.
Don't be afraid to ask questions. Don't be afraid to ask for help when you need it. I do that every day. Asking for help isn't a sign of weakness, it's a sign of strength. It shows you have the courage to admit when you don't know something, and to learn something new.
For me, the child is a veritable image of becoming, of possibility, poised to reach towards what is not yet, towards a growing that cannot be predetermined or prescribed. I see her and I fill the space with others like her, risking, straining, wanting to find out, to ask their own questions, to experience a world that is shared.
Teamwork is the foundation of success.
The three universal questions that an individual asks of his coach, player, employee, employer are: Can I trust you? Are you committed to excellence? And, do you care about me?
In the final analysis, the questions of why bad things happen to good people transmutes itself into some very different questions, no longer asking why something happened, but asking how we will respond, what we intend to do now that it happened.
When God gets us alone through suffering, heartbreak, temptation, disappointment, sickness, or by thwarted friendship - when He gets us absolutely alone, and we are totally speechless, unable to ask even one question, then He begins to teach us.
There are questions I'm still not wise enough to answer, just wise enough to no longer ask.