Ultimately evil is done not so much by evil people, but by good people who do not know themselves and who do not probe deeply.— Reinhold Niebuhr
Jaw-dropping Probing quotations
But epistemology is always and inevitably personal.
The point of the probe is always in the heart of the explorer: What is my answer to the question of the nature of knowing?
If you fear making anyone mad, then you ultimately probe for the lowest common denominator of human achievement.
A soul does not benefit from the sacrament of confession if it is not humble.
Pride keeps it in darkness. The soul neither knows how, nor is it willing, to probe with precision the depths of its own misery. It puts on a mask and avoids everything that might bring it recovery.
It is difficult to produce a television documentary that is both incisive and probing when every twelve minutes one is interrupted by twelve dancing rabbits singing about toilet paper.
You've got to push yourself harder. You've got to start looking for pictures nobody else could take. You've got to take the tools you have and probe deeper.
Become a creative thinking detective! Ask probing questions.
There is no such thing as a wasted question.
As photographers, we live through things so swiftly.
All our experience and training is focused toward snatching off the highlights... That all significant perfect moment, so essential to capture, is often highly perishable. There may be little opportunity to probe deeper.
Fortunate is he whose mind has the power to probe the causes of things and trample underfoot all terrors and inexorable fate.
Physicist Isador Isaac Rabi, who won a Nobel Prize for inventing a technique that permitted scientists to probe the structure of atoms and molecules in the 1930s, attributed his success to the way his mother used to greet him when he came home from school each day. "Did you ask any good questions today, Isaac?" she would say.
Don't probe darkness to understand light.
Don't dwell on sickness to be healthy. Don't indulge in thoughts of lack to have supply.
To me an Indian is one who has got a Vedantic brain which probes deep and soars high; an Islamic body that is vibrant and valiant; a Buddhistic heart overflowing with compassion and kindness and Christian limbs of service and sacrifice.
Industrial societies turn their citizens into image-junkies;
it is the most irresistible form of mental pollution. Poignant longings for beauty, for an end to probing below the surface, for a redemption and celebration of the body of the world. Ultimately, having an experience becomes identical with taking a photograph of it.
So it is with scripture. The word of God is there, able to transform your life. But you must probe for it. You have to penetrate the surface with more than just a cursory glance.
Never affirm, always allude: allusions are made to test the spirit and probe the heart.
Naturally, it is a terrible, despicable crime when, as in Munich, people are taken hostage, people are killed. But probing the motives of those responsible and showing that they are also individuals with families and have their own story does not excuse what they did.
The art of subversion, of revolution, is to dislodge established customs by probing down to their origins in order to show how they lack authority and justice.
My mirror probes down to the heart. I write words on the forehead and around the corners of the mouth. My human faces are truer than the real ones.
The essence of statesmanship is not a rigid adherence to the past, but a prudent and probing concern for the future.
We have probed the earth, excavated it, burned it, ripped things from it, buried things in it.... That does not fit my definition of a good tenant. If we were here on a month-to-month basis, we would have been evicted long ago.
At one of the largest advertising agencies in America psychologists on the staff are probing sample humans in an attempt to find how to identify, and beam messages to, people of high anxiety, body consciousness, hostility, passiveness, and so on.
It is the excitement of becoming - always becoming, trying, probing, falling, resting, and trying again- but always trying and always gaining
[...] My wild words slip into fusion and risk losing the solid ground. So stranger, get wilder still. Probe the highlands.
NASA sends probe to Uranus, people everywhere giggle.
Giorgio Agamben is possibly the most delicate and probing thinker since Walter Benjamin.
There are no forbidden questions in science, no matters too sensitive or delicate to be probed, no sacred truths.
True spiritual life depends not on probing our feelings and thoughts from dawn to dusk but on 'looking off' to the Savior!
I look only to the good qualities of men.
Not being faultless myself, I won't presume to probe into the faults of others.
A genius is a person who is seeing further and probing deeper than other people has a different set of ethical valuations from their and has energy enough to give effect to this extra vision and its valuations in whatever manner best suits his or her
Everybody who talks to a newspaper has a motive.
That's just a given. And good reporters always, repeat always, probe to find out what that motive is.
Strangely, although they may seem worlds apart, boxing and tennis have a certain kinship. Two individuals head-to-head, probing for weakness and attacking it. Footwork, timing and stamina are essential. Just you and your opponent until one of you is beaten. There's no brain damage in tennis - although sometimes I wonder.
What probing deep Has ever solved the mystery of sleep?
Everything we do, every thought we've ever had, is produced by the human brain.
But exactly how it operates remains one of the biggest unsolved mysteries, and it seems the more we probe its secrets, the more surprises we find.
To divine the course of world events, you'd do as well to probe the entrails of dead animals. Better still, ask your hairstylist. She will be at least as insightful and probably more entertaining a prophet than anyone you can read in Foreign Affairs or the op-ed page of the Washington Post.
If anything can survive the probe of humour it is clearly of value, and conversely all groups who claim immunity from laughter are claiming special privileges which should not be granted.