Hope is willing to leave unanswered questions unanswered and unknown futures unknown. Hope makes you see God's guiding hand not only in the gentle and pleasant moments but also in the shadows of disappointment and darkness.— Henri Nouwen
Empowering Unanswered Questions quotations
The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.
If knowing answers to life's questions is absolutely necessary to you, then forget the journey. You will never make it, for this is a journey of unknowables - of unanswered questions, enigmas, incomprehensibles, and, most of all, things unfair.
Would you know my name, if I saw you in Heaven?
Don't just teach your children to read. Teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything.
Please... tell me who you are and what you want. And if you think those are simple questions, keep in mind that most people live their entire lives without arriving at an answer.
How many times can a man turn his head, and pretend that he just doesn't see?
Waiting on God requires the willingness to bear uncertainty, to carry within oneself the unanswered question, lifting the heart to God about it whenever it intrudes upon one's thoughts.
Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.
I wish to fill in the gaps which have so far always remained unanswered in the souls of men as burning questions, and which never leave any serious thinker in peace, if he honestly seeks the Truth.
Does anyone know where the love of God goes when the waves turn the minutes to hours?
Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart.
Tell a lie once and all your truths become questionable.
How much of you is repetition?
If we don't love ourselves, tell me, how can we love somebody else?
If I wrote you a love letter, would you write back?
The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute. The man who does not ask, is a fool for life.
How can you laugh when your mother's hungry? How can you smile when the reasons for smiling are wrong?
I constantly felt (as I suppose many an ambitious girl has felt) a thumping from within unanswered by any beckoning from without.
If I didn't smell so good would you still hug me?
You are what you do, not what you say you'll do.
When you talk about what you want and why you want it, there's usually less resistance within you than when you talk about what you want and how you're going to get it. When you pose questions you don't have answers for, like how, where, when, who, it sets up a contradictory vibration that slows everything down.
The only serious question in life is whether to kill yourself or not.
An agnostic position is one that leaves open the question whether there exists a god or gods, professing to find such a question unanswered or unanswerable. For the atheist, the question has been answered, and in the negative.
The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Who would be a poor man, a beggar man, a thief, if he held a rich man in his hand?
Take off your rubber and there's one more inside her, it's not yours, who can it be?
Should I peel a cap or should I let him survive?
He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.
Faith is about trusting God when you have unanswered questions.
I smoke herb, but what's the harm it that?
When you look for independence and you get what you want, how come you look back thinking what have I done?
Knowledge is having the right answer. Intelligence is asking the right questions.
If the sun warms up the rain, and the rain puts out the sun.
Why does the greatest love become the greatest pain?
Why is everything that is bad for me feel so good?
Nothing lasts forever. Should I?
Life's most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?
Who is God? Who are we? What is our purpose? All these questions remain unanswered. I want to reach the genuine seeker of spiritual well-being. My goal is to satisfy the hunger and longing for those who are seeking the truth.
How many pistols smoking coming from a broken family?
I believe the evidence strongly supports common descent.
But the root question remains unanswered: What has caused complex systems to form?
Judge a person by their questions, rather than their answers.
Because many of us make mistakes that can have bad consequences, some intellectuals believe that it is the role of government to intervene and make some of our decisions for us. From what galaxy government is going to hire creatures who do not make mistakes is a question they leave unanswered.
Clearly, unless the Lord chooses to explain Himself to us, which often He does not, His motivation and purposes are beyond the reach of mortal man. What this means in practical terms is that many of our questions - especially those that begin with the word 'why' - will have to remain unanswered for the time being.
Moon appears to shine and light the sky with the help of some fireflies, wonder how they have the power to shine?
An unanswered question is a fine traveling companion. It sharpens your eye for the road.
If we rejoice in the acts of God without discovering His ways, we'll question who He is when He doesn't do what we've asked.