"Never let fear stop you from asking something you don't
understand or know. To pretend or to act as if you know is not a wise
thing to do."
"Asking, 'Why?' is the key to everything. Question always. Answer the why.
Vickie Gould, Why: How to Create a Thriving Heart Centered Business that Lets You Live a Life of No Regrets and Fulfill Your Unique Calling
Inspirational Quotes |
Isaac Newton, a true visionary of his time (the late 1600s), was a man looking in many directions for answers to questions most people didn’t even know to ask.
Will Craig, Living the Hero's Journey: Exploring Your Role in the Action-Adventure of a Lifetime
"I believe people who love us help give us answers and not more questions.
They show us how to do something; they don't ask us how we are going to
Words of Encouragement |
"Questions are the root of everything great I have done in life.
The most creative ideas ever experienced are often conceptualized
by asking simple questions."
Jeff Shinabarger, More or Less: Choosing a Lifestyle of Excessive Generosity
How well are you listening? I ask myself the question all the time.
Do I honestly engage with people whose opinions differ from mine?
Am I ready and willing to accept critical inputs? I believe that successful
twenty-first-century leaders will have to be humble listeners.
They will seek out and gather information from many sources, and
use those inputs to catalyze new ways of thinking and generate new insights.
Bernard T. Ferrari, Power Listening: Mastering the Most Critical Business Skill of All
"Here is the true meaning and value of compassion and nonviolence,
when it helps us to see the enemy's point of view, to hear his questions,
to know his assessment of ourselves. For from his view we may indeed
see the basic weaknesses of our own condition, and if we are mature,
we may learn and grow and profit from the wisdom of the brothers who are
called the opposition."
Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The wise man doesn't give the right answers, he poses the right questions."
An Important Question |
"Some people question whether there's a perfect love I declare I don't
have to question when I have the answer
and that is you."
Nigel Daring, Love Poems: Perspectives
Valentines Day Quotes |
"I have thought about the question for many years. I am aware that
it is a big taboo, but I think it is time to confront it. Is death the end,
or is there something more?"
Dinesh D'Souza, Life After Death: The Evidence
"The important thing is never to stop questioning."
Be Somebody Not A Nobody |
"As you prepare to celebrate Christmas this year, ask yourself this question: Have you left room in your inn for Jesus?"
Christmas Quotes |
"A prudent question is one-half of wisdom."
"You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether
a man is wise by his questions."
Personal Development Goals |
"Animals are such agreeable friends, they ask no questions,
they pass no criticisms."
"If you don't know, ask. You will be a fool for the moment, but a
wise man for the rest of your life."
"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 fun doing it?"
"How do you know so much about everything? was asked of a very wise
and intelligent man; and the answer was 'By never being afraid or
ashamed to ask questions as to anything of which I was ignorant."
Inspirational Thoughts |
"I have always been fascinated, bordering on obsessed, with questions.
Like most kids, I asked a lot of questions when I was younger.
The problem, especially for my friends and family, is
that I never outgrew that habit."
James E. Ryan
"Always question the "why"; don't be satisfied with only knowing the "how".
Job Improvement How but Why |
In our secular age, can sport rise to the level of spiritual path - a Way in the
traditional Eastern sense of the word - like yoga, Zen, tai chi, and the
martial arts - a lifelong mental
and physical discipline that elevates the mundane to the transcendent? . . .
The truth is, there are as many answers to that question as there
are climbers (and in 2015 Time magazine estimated that number to be
thirty-five million worldwide and growing).
Chris Noble, Why We Climb: The World's Most Inspiring Climbers
Preparation is what allows the teacher to truly inspire.
Preparation is in knowing exactly how the lesson plan will flow.
It's in knowing what questions to ask and what answers to give."
Shawn L. Anderson, A Better Life: An Inspiring Story About Starting Over
Inspirational Quotes |
"Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why."
Bernard M. Baruch
"No man really becomes a fool until he stops asking questions."
The Dogged Teacher |
"People asking questions, lost in confusion,
well I tell them there's no problem, only solutions."
"You know children are growing up when they start asking questions
that have answers."
John J. Plomp
"If we would have new knowledge, we must get a whole world
of new questions."
Susanne K. Langer
"While certainly a proponent of hard work, Hubbard had equally
strong convictions about individual freedom, originality, questioning
authority, and determining one's own life rather than blindly following orders."
Sam Torode, Elbert Hubbard: A Treasury of Insights, Inspirations, and Provocations
Elbert Hubbard Quotes |
"Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers."
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
See The Positive In All Situations |
"When a child asks a question, no matter how obscure it may be,
it is their way of trying to understand something."
Sara Deedley, Positive Parenting: Build Confidence and Discipline for the Little One you Love and Care About
When we want answers to the "mysteries" of the universe, or of ourselves,
we don't go to philosophers, poets, mystics, or priests.
We go to scientists, many of whom, it seems to me, are only
too happy to provide confident, convincing answers even if they
have as much idea about the mystery as anyone else.
Gary Lachman, Lost Knowledge of the Imagination
Poems about Life |
"I believe that the degree of determination to accomplish any significant
task requires a clear answer to the why question:
Why am I doing this?"
Ken Baugh, Be Determined (Nehemiah): Standing Firm in the Face of Opposition
"Asking questions is one of the fundamental keys of learning.
It is always better to ask a question than pretend you understand."
"When I believe I can give a biblical response to the question with integrity,
I do so. However, no matter how
strongly some people feel about other issues, many of the common
questions have no definitive answers from
God's sacred answer book - the Bible."
Cecil Murphey; Twila Belk, I Believe in Heaven: Real Stories from the Bible, History and Today
"Some may argue that it is important to be someone you are not so that
one can meld into whatever environment you need to, but the question
is this, is it really worth it to be someone you are not? Does being someone
false make you any better a person?"
Catherine Pulsifer, Are You Really Who You Are
Being Yourself Quotes |
"Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers."
However, the knowledge base for Quality Questioning emerged from research
on teacher effectiveness. Hence, the Quality Questioning framework
focuses almost exclusively on teacher behaviors.
Over time, our work and research in the field have convinced
us that student behaviors, including the willingness and ability of
students to ask questions, are perhaps a more important part of the
thinking and learning equation than teacher questioning behaviors themselves.
Jackie A. Walsh, Thinking Through Quality Questioning: Deepening Student Engagement
"What is love? Surprisingly that is one of the most googled questions of all."
M. Prefontaine, 501 Quotes About Love: Funny, Inspirational and Romantic Quotes
Love Quotes |
"Question and understand the 'why'! By knowing the 'why', it's more than
possible you may be able to suggest improvements which, in turn, can
make your job more enjoyable and more productive."
Catherine Pulsifer, Job Improvement How but Why
"To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from
a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science."
"We can see a world filled with challenges with the realization we have
the capacity to overcome them. To make this point read the wisdom
of Jim Rohn, "To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask
yourself: First, what could I do? Second, what could I read? And third,
who could I ask?"
Catherine Pulsifer, Happiness and Perceptions
"The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting; by doubting we
come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth."
"Being able to ask good questions to discover more about the other person
or understand something is probably one of the most important interpersonal
D. Chandler, Communication: Influence and Persuasion Secrets
"Ask no questions, and you'll be told no lies."
Charles Dickens, Great Expectations
"When you find yourself stressed, ask yourself one question: Will this matter in 5 years from now? If yes, then do something about the situation. If no, then let it go."
"It's important to question what you believe so that you can know whether or
not you really believe it. In fact, faith is often born out of questions."
Daniel Colston, Jesus Without Lines: Erasing the Lies and Embracing the Savior
"I believe the qualities of our lives are determined by the people we meet,
the books we read, and the questions we ask."
David DeNotaris, Feeling Your Way Through Life
"One of the biggest obstacles to making a change is that we often do not give
ourselves enough credit. One question to get you moving towards the real
work you would rather do is to ask yourself what great thing would you
attempt if you knew that you would be successful?
Byron Pulsifer, Do You Dare
"Throughout your life, you will encounter situations where you will
question why you are here and what your purpose is."
Melissa Perry Moraja, Empower Your Soul
"God isn't intimidated by your questions, and He isn't surprised by your doubts."
Cary Schmidt, done.: What most religions don't tell you about the Bible
I have called questioning an art. It is so, inasmuch as it is a practical matter,
and to be learned mainly, not by talking about it, but by doing it.
We can be-come good questioners only after much patient practice;
and, as is the case with every other art, proficiency in this one can be
attained only by working at it, and education in it only by the teaching
Joshua Girling Fitch, The art of questioning
"The easiest way to set goals is to answer the following questions: What is it I want to achieve? When do I want to achieve it? Where am I today and what action do I need to take to achieve my goal?"
Children ask questions. They are endlessly inquisitive.
They lack adult inhibition, and so they learn and grow at an extraordinary rate.
Inspirational Sayings |
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason
for existence. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates
the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality.
It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery each day.
Top Ten Quotes |
Into hiding - where would we go, in a town or the country, in a house
or a cottage, when, how, where? These were questions I was not allowed
to ask, but I couldn't get them out of my mind.
Anne Frank, The Diary of a young girl Anne Frank
Anne Frank Quotes |
Asking the right question is 50 percent of the answer. "A prudent question,"
Sir Francis Bacon said, "is one-half of wisdom…. He that questions
much learns much." Not many of us realize how important questions
are or how to form them.
Peter Megargee Brown, The Art of Questioning: Thirty Maxims of Cross-Examination
Francis Bacon Quotes |
I believe if asked the right questions, most people will use their answers to lead themselves to an appropriate outcome.
ReSTYLEing your LIFE |
The aim is to raise questions rather than purport to answer them, and to
offer the footing needed to allow for more informed consideration and
analysis of the key premises and points of disputation along the way.
James R. Acker, Questioning Capital Punishment: Law, Policy, and Practice
An array of studies and discussions with educators indicate that teachers
pose the majority of inquiries in a typical classroom.
Even more alarming is that teachers also deliver the most answers
to the questions. Combine this one-way dialogue (questions and answers
from teachers), and the result is a somewhat quiet classroom,
filled with a single voice. And this one voice, which should be the facilitator
of learning, is in reality stifling achievement by leaving our most
important stakeholder - the student - left sitting quiet and detached.
Starr Sackstein, The Power of Questioning: Opening up the World of Student Inquiry
Questioning for thought provoking insight and understanding,
and for inducing more in-depth thinking in another individual requires
a tactical approach. For instance, verbal contributions that come
from employees when they are questioned can be compared to an
array of numerous thoughts that simultaneously flow from one's mind.
Yet, all of the thoughts must be dealt with, weighed, and carefully
analyzed in an unbiased and fair manner.
Timothy F. Bednarz, Effective Questioning Techniques: Pinpoint Leadership Skill Development Training Series
There is no doubt that business interests have conflicted with those
of employees. One need only scan the history of labor strife or
headlines about downsizing and out-sourcing to find managements
placing business interests above those of employees. The question
we asked, however, was whether such conflict can be avoided.
Bill Nobles; Paul Staley, Questioning Corporate Hierarchy: Does management have any fundamental reason to hierarchically control employees?
Making A Difference |
I believe deliverance begins with questions. It begins with people
who love questions, people who live with questions and by questions,
people who feel a deep joy when good questions are asked.
When we meet these people - some living, some through history and art -
things begin to change.
David Dark, The Sacredness of Questioning Everything