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A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.

Author: Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

Profession: British Philosopher, Essayist, Statesman

A sudden bold and unexpected question doth many times surprise a man and lay him open.

Author: Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

Profession: British Philosopher, Essayist, Statesman

Who questions much, shall learn much, and retain much.

Author: Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

Profession: British Philosopher, Essayist, Statesman

Every clarification breeds new questions.

Author: Arthur Bloch


... I believe the best test of a model is how well can the modeler answer the questions what do you know now that you did not know before? and how can you find out if it is true?

Author: Jim Bower

Profession: British Song Writer

For every why he had a wherefore.

Author: Samuel Butler (1612-1680)

Profession: British Poet, Satirist

Questions focus our thinking. Ask empowering questions like: What's good about this? What's not perfect about it yet? What am I going to do next time? How can I do this and have fund doing it?

Author: Charles Connolly

Profession: American Psychologist

A timid question will always receive a confident answer.

Author: Lord Darling


It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question.

Author: Decouvertes


The question of whether a computer can think is no more interesting than the question of whether a submarine can swim.

Author: E. W. Dijkstra


If you want a wise answer, ask a reasonable question.

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

It is not enough for me to ask question; I want to know how to answer the one question that seems to encompass everything I face: What am I here for?

Author: Abraham J. Heschel (1907-1972)

Profession: Polish educator, Author

If you do not ask the right questions, you do not get the right answers. A question asked in the right way often points to its own answer. Asking questions is the A-B-C of diagnosis. Only the inquiring mind solves problems.

Author: Edward Hodnett


Why ask why? If it's raining it just is.

Author: Doug Horton


The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers, but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions.

Author: Anthony Jay