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Questions are never indiscreet: answers sometimes are

Oscar Wilde

[The great questions of the day] are not decided by speeches and majority votes, but by blood and iron.

Karl Otto von Schonhausen Bismarck

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

Karl Otto von Schonhausen Bismarck

It is not every question that deserves an answer.


A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.

Francis Bacon

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

Anthony Jay

It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.

James Thurber

Historians are like deaf people who go on answering questions that no one has asked them.

Leo Tolstoy

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

Steve Miller

The purpose of art is to lay bare the questions which have been hidden by the answers.

James Baldwin

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

Leo Stein

Questions show the mind's range, and answers its subtlety.

Joseph Joubert

Beware of the man who knows the answer before he understands the question.


An educated man is one who has finally discovered that there are some questions to which nobody has the answer.


The word question is derived from the Latin quarrier (to seek) which is the same root as the word for quest. A creative life is a continued quest, and good questions can be very useful guides. Most useful are open-ended questions; they allow for fresh unanticipated answers to reveal themselves.


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Updated On : March 11, 2014
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