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Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear.

Author: Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

Profession: Third President of the USA

Questioning is not the mode of conversation among gentlemen.

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author

I am prejudiced in favor of him who, without impudence, can ask boldly. He has faith in humanity, and faith in himself. No one who is not accustomed to giving grandly can ask nobly and with boldness.

Author: Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741-1801)

Profession: Swiss Theologian, Mystic

The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, he is one who asks the right questions.

Author: Claude Levi-Strauss (1908)

Profession: French Anthropologist

You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.

Author: Naguib Mahfouz

Profession: Egyptian Writer and Nobel Prize Winner

The question to everyone's answer is usually asked from within.

Author: Steve Miller


Man will not live without answers to his questions.

Author: Hans J. Morgenthau (1904-1980)

Profession: German American Political Scientist

It is error only, and not truth, that shrinks from inquiry.

Author: Thomas Paine (1737-1809)

Profession: Anglo-American Political Theorist, Writer

Quality questions create a quality life. Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.

Author: Anthony Robbins (1960)

Profession: American Author, Speaker, Peak Performance Expert / Consultant

Questions provide the key to unlocking our unlimited potential.

Author: Anthony Robbins (1960)

Profession: American Author, Speaker, Peak Performance Expert / Consultant

By nature's kindly disposition most questions which it is beyond a man's power to answer do not occur to him at all.

Author: George Santayana (1863-1952)

Profession: American Philosopher, Poet

To be or not to be that is the question. Whether it is nobler in the mind to suffer the stings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or take up arms against a sea of troubles, and by opposing them, end them. [Hamlet]

Author: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Profession: British Poet, Playwright, Actor

No question is so difficult to answer as that which the answer is obvious.

Author: George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

Profession: Irish-born British Dramatist

The wise man questions the wisdom of others because he questions his own, the foolish man, because it is different from his own.

Author: Leo Stein


No man really becomes a fool until he stops asking questions.

Author: Charles Steinmetz (1865-1923)

Profession: German Electrical Engineer