A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questions--as attempts to find out something. Success and failure are for him answers above all.

Friedrich Nietzsche

It is not every question that deserves an answer.

Publilius Syrus

A wise man's question contains half the answer.

Solomon Ibn Gabirol

Judge of a man by his questions rather than by his answers.


If we are ever in doubt about what to do, it is a good rule to ask ourselves what we shall wish on the morrow that we had done.

John Lubbock

In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.

Bertrand Russell

There are two sides to every question.


The outcome of any serious research can only be to make two questions grow where only one grew before.

Thorstein Veblen

The most erroneous stories are those we think we know best - and therefore never scrutinize or question.

Stephen Jay Gould

Look at all the sentences which seem true and question them.

David Reisman

There is really nothing more to say-except why. But since why is difficult to handle, one must take refuge in how.

Toni Morrison

So many men so many questions. (Quot Homines Tot Sententiae).


Ask questions from your heart and you will be answered from the heart.

Omaha Proverb

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

James Thurber

To conjure up such ridiculous questions, the answers to which we all know or should know are in the negative, is to build up a whimsical and farcical straw man which is not only grim but Grimm.

Tom C. Clark

My whole life is waiting for the questions to which I have prepared answers.

Tom Stoppard

Question everything. Every stripe, every star, every word spoken. Everything.

Ernest Gaines

Life's most urgent question is: What are you doing for others?

Martin Luther King Jr.

To Thales the primary question was not what do we know, but how do we know it.


Ignorance never settles a question.

Benjamin Disraeli

The men who create power make an indispensable contribution to the Nation's greatness, but the men who question power make a contribution just as indispensable, especially when that questioning is disinterested, for they determine whether we use power or power uses us.

John F. Kennedy

Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a god; because, if there be one, he must approve the homage of reason rather than of blind-folded fear. Do not be frightened from this inquiry by any fear of its consequences.

Thomas Jefferson

Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the governing of himself. Can he, then, be trusted with the government of others? Or have we found angels in the forms of kings to govern him? Let history answer this question.

Thomas Jefferson

Question with boldness even the existence of God; because, if there is one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded faith.

Thomas Jefferson

Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'

Martin Luther King Jr.

Men have no right to put the well-being of the present generation wholly out of the question. Perhaps the only moral trust with any certainty in our hands is the care of our own time.

Edmund Burke

I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer.

Douglas Adams

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

Sir Francis Bacon

For there is no question but a just fear of an imminent danger, though there be no blow given, is a lawful cause of war.

Sir Francis Bacon

A prudent question is one half of wisdom.

Sir Francis Bacon

Taste is not only a part and index of morality, it is the only morality. The first, and last, and closest trial question to any living creature is 'What do you like?' Tell me what you like, I'll tell you what you are.

John Ruskin

Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without asking a clear question.

Albert Camus

But pain... seems to me an insufficient reason not to embrace life. Being dead is quite painless. Pain, like time, is going to come on regardless. Question is, what glorious moments can you win from life in addition to the pain?

Lois McMaster Bujold

What you are is a question only you can answer.

Lois McMaster Bujold

Any community's arm of force - military, police, security - needs people in it who can do necessary evil, and yet not be made evil by it. To do only the necessary and no more. To constantly question the assumptions, to stop the slide into atrocity.

Lois McMaster Bujold

It's not a matter of whether or not someone's watching over you. It's just a question of their intentions.

Randy K. Milholland

You know what charm is: a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question.

Albert Camus

Is she still representing the brand? Good question, I can't answer that.

Christian Dior

The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.

Ayn Rand

It's a very good question, very direct, and I'm not going to answer it.

George W. Bush

So the question is, do corporate executives, provided they stay within the law, have responsibilities in their business activities other than to make as much money for their stockholders as possible? And my answer to that is, no they do not.

Milton Friedman

The important thing is not to stop questioning.

Albert Einstein

The fundamental question is, should people have to pay to be private, or should privacy be the default?

Tara Lemmey

I don't care if you call it restricted stock, options, bonus, salary the question is...why?

Dave Petso

There's no question we needed to close the gap tonight.

Mark Javens

The big question is will the Bush administration be able to defuse this political opposition.

Jack Jennings

We weren't really concerned with what their ERAs were. We were more concerned with them getting in their side work and improving throughout the summer. There's no question they did.

Chris Ledbetter

There is no question that, if you look at name recognition and celebrity, my opponent is far-and-away ahead. I think that if you put my beliefs in one column and her positions in another column, I am almost convinced that a majority of the people in the Democratic Party would support my beliefs.

Jonathan Tasini

Everyone with chest pains gets an EKG. Whether to send it is our discretion, but if there is any question [about the seriousness of the pains], we'll send it and leave it up to [the doctors].

Mike Hughes

The question many have in the region is how not to squander the wealth like they did in the 1970s.

Rachel Bronson

How many Irishmen are there who would purchase material prosperity at such a price? It is exactly such a question as this and the answer to it that shows the difference between the English and Irish race. Nine Englishmen out of ten would jump to make the exchange, and I firmly believe that nine Irishmen out of ten would indignantly refuse it.

Douglas Hyde

A thousand miles on these shoes is not out of the question. There's nothing in the mid-sole to crush down.

Kent Bohling

Most of us agree there's going to be a tax cut. The question is how much, how soon and who gets it.

Jim Mcdermott

It is an interesting question how far men would retain their relative rank if they were divested of their clothes.

Henry David Thoreau

It's a necessary evil. There's no question the more people in the area, the more stress there is on the environment, but the higher the fees on housing, the harder it is for people to buy homes.

Carol Whiteside

The question becomes, are you going to answer the phone when [a potential acquirer] rings?

David Goldman

People always question our league because of football.

Lee Humphrey

In the time honored tradition of email, just ignore the question.

John Dobbin

He's very good at portraying the conventional wisdom: that as long as we balance the budget, everything's OK. The real [question] should be, what do we do to fix the size of government?

Dan Mitchell

I suppose no matter what I'm drawing, there will always be some sort of question in my mind about it. A work of art (even cartoon art)is never really finished; it is abandoned.

Brooke McEldowney

The idea that Sudan could buy and make use of extremely sophisticated nuclear technology is obviously a question mark.

Jon Wolfsthal

It's got to be Mariano Rivera. No question about it. He was successful in the postseason, and he's got over 300 saves. And then he has 30 or 40 saves in the postseason.

Jose Mesa

I didn't know if I wanted to go through more change. It's another uniform, and my fourth offense I'm learning. I'm used to change, but I did question whether to stay.

Matt Berry

Art is... a question mark in the minds of those who want to know what's happening.

Aaron Howard

I think the Bobcat Invite will be one of the premier meets in the state this year, no question.

Tim Bell

There can be no question about it. It was in bad faith, and it is arrogant.

Barry Scheck

Our biggest question is, why him?

William Lane

We were in a lot of close matches. There was no question we had the toughest schedule in Class L.

Paul Whitmore

The positive drum beat has caught up with the negative one. But on an individual basis, most seniors still can't answer the big question: 'What does it mean for me?

Andrew Altman

The really big overhead issue is the merger. There's just a tremendous amount of uncertainty around that. It's hard to get people excited about, or confident about, the stock given the uncertainty around the merger. If it goes through, there's uncertainty around pulling off integration. If it doesn't go through, the leadership of HP is in question.

Toni Sacconaghi

There's no question he was huge.

Ben Howland

The first question I ask an advisor is, 'What are you saying now when someone asks you what you do?' Oftentimes the advisor says: 'I am a vice president with x brokerage.' This is too generic, and it's not client-centric.

John Nersesian

This was a disappointing loss, no question. We did not do enough things that make us successful. We did some things that look good, but we did not play the way we need to play to be successful. It was too much of a poke and go hockey game. Now we have to come back tomorrow and get back to our game.

Scott Paluch

That is a good question for you to ask, not a wise question for me to answer.

Anthony Eden

If I were invested with a manager and all of a sudden the market was down 20 percent and my manager was only down 2 percent, I'd question that.

Justin Dew

There?s no question that the prettiest part of the course is where Swan Creek goes through the property.

Dan Hathaway

The question is whether use in those [new] indications is going to be an important part of the 2006 story.

Bret Holley

With these fuel prices, they've gone through cash quickly, ... Their strategy might work, but the question is if they have enough time to test it.

Betsy Snyder

Fact: "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" is, no question, the most popular thing I've ever been connected with. When I die, if the Times gives me an obit, it's going to be because of Butch.

William Goldman

James Anderson is a potential NBA player. He's a top Big 12 and SEC prospect, no question.

Ron Crawford

Katrina is going to muck things up; it's just a question to what degree.

Mark Zandi

She is as beautiful on the inside as she out and loyal without question to her friends. Quite frankly, I think the Royal Family are lucky to have her.

Gemma Williamson

This is a very, very powerful showing for Howard Dean. There's no question about it.

Harold L. Ickes

She is probably, without question, one of the greatest female athletes of our time.

Carolyn Bivens

We always know he's going to perform -- there's no question about whether it will be a good swim or a bad swim for him. Everybody's looking forward to seeing what he can do at Nationals.

Tyler Harris

There's no question about it, we can set aside a very large amount -- the most in modern history -- to save Social Security, and we can also give the American people a tax cut.

John Kasich

There's still some room to grow with their product lines. The question is what they'll do to grow the brand.

Michael Atmore

If both of them can make it, we just question why (Larson) can't make it.

Jon Boyd

Until this, they were fine in my eyes, normal, (Reporter question: You trusted your sister?), yeah.

Amy White

While it may not be fair to say they don't deserve to make what they are making, it is correct to question why they are making so much money. Their profitability is tied to government policy decisions.

Charles Pena

First of all, it is based on sound physical principles, and secondly, it finally answers the 150-year-old question of what causes the 11-year sunspot cycle.

David Hathaway

All the gentleman has to bring is the ring and the question.

Jan Swartz

I don't think we'd be asking this question if we were talking about Miami. We wouldn't be talking about this if it was San Francisco, and it's sitting on a fault line.

Jeanne Hurlbert

This is not about character assassination, ... This is about questioning the ideology of a person who has continuously throughout her career made, really, a life's work of eroding and destroying the mission of the department she is now being named to lead.

Robert F. Kennedy

I'm not surprised by the bidding. But you're now getting to the point of the company being fully valued. I guess the question I would ask if I was a Thyssen shareholder is, Is this a good use of the money?

John Novak

We?re going to have to face this question about the libraries eventually.

Scott Rayburn

They have achieved some public policy successes in New York. The question is whether their model can work in Massachusetts.

Thomas Glynn

For this year anyway, without question, the competition was there and the boys were up to the task today. They came back and shot a good number.

Tom Romance

I don't think there's any question that over the next 10 or 12 years Long Island is going to need more gas supply to generate electricity. The question is how best to get it in a way that's economical, safe and environmentally friendly.

Richard Kessel

If you deserve a red card, there is no question and you walk away. But some of the cards we're getting, it's disappointing. We just have to deal with it, get stronger and be smarter.

Dema Kovalenko

I don't know why everybody is questioning that.

Ricky Ray

Seeing women and men playing together and competing together begs the question: What do we value as a culture?

Michael Messner

It depends on what they vote for from an operational perspective. The question is 'What is the best market structure'.

Bernard Dan

I think you have to question the consistency of these one-time items.

Paul Newsome

I knew it would happen. Just when was the question. But at this point in time, it doesn't matter if it happened last year or now. It's done. That's the most important thing to me.

Dominique Wilkins

There's no question that it would save money in the long term, but we just don't have the short-term funding available.

Gwenda Bond

This show will make you laugh, it will make you cry and will leave no question in your mind as to why Puccini is hailed as one of the greatest opera composers of all time.

Brian Deedrick

He talked to 1,000 people in one night. They didn't all ask a question, but the questions just kept coming.

Jim Cleary

They're (NTP) going to get an injunction, there's just no way around it. The question is whether it's stayed or not.

Barry Richards

This is our home. I really question if we could have done this business anywhere else.

Jim Jenkins

If I had been asked this question four years ago, I would have said there was no need because it is only a town election. But two years ago we saw a change; we saw our first real Political Action Committee formed to get someone elected.

Dennis Husch

The question is, what incentives and what discounts have they needed to provide to get to that number and indeed just what is their operational efficiency?

Scott Reamer

It wasn't a question of being upset. It was disappointment with the way things have been going.

Randy Carlyle

Integration is a formidable challenge. It's not so much a question of any individual player or a particular product; it's just a matter of whether they can dance together.

Adi Kishore

There's no question that higher petroleum prices, be it diesel or gasoline or jet fuel, will have an impact on consumers. Everything we do is, for the most part, tied to petroleum products.

Cathy Hay

The question is, who's gonna pay?

Sandy Baum

We have to ask ourselves anew the larger question: What surveillance power should the government have? And to what extent should the government be allowed to manage the development of technology to embody its surveillance capability?

Daniel Solove

Is a very fair and appropriate question to ask at the appropriate time, and I don't believe this is the appropriate time. ... There are families that are still finding one another.

Jim Nussle

The police are planning to transport them to Jakarta for further questioning.

Anton Bachrul Alam

The $64 question is will they (drop their sponsorship) and I don't know -- I haven't asked them.

Tom Hamilton

The first question I ask myself when something doesn't seem to be beautiful is why do I think it's not beautiful. And very shortly you discover that there is no reason.

John Cage

There is no question that their execution has been less than brilliant over the last 12 months.

Chris Gorog

It's always been a gift with me, hearing music the way I do. I don't know where it comes from, it's just there and I don't question it.

Miles Davis

The basic question: is this an Internet stock or a retailer?

Martin Pyykkonen

I think what they're doing is promising us what they can deliver. The question in February will be, 'can they deliver a little more than that?

Stephen Kamman

Bread for myself is a material question. Bread for my neighbor is a spiritual one.

Nikolai Berdyaev

It is no longer a question of a Christian going about to convert others to the faith, but of each one being ready to listen to the other and so to grow together in mutual understanding.

Bede Griffiths

There's no question in my mind we have more playmaking ability on our special teams than we've had at any point.

Dom Capers

All we're doing is pushing the due date up. (Taxpayers) are not paying for four months extra. It's more of an accounting question than a monetary figure.

Rick Boyer

How much money is enough? That's a real important question to raise. I don't think we have defined that, per se, at this point. It would obviously be more than $25,000. How much more? Maybe double that.

John Scolaro

No question that playing high-level competition on a neutral floor does help you at the NCAA tournament.

Mike Hogan

I think there's no question it will help us run a more effective festival.

Jill Miller

That's the way college football is. They come and they go. You have to learn to live without them. It's nice if you have guys behind them. They know what they're doing. Now will they be as good as those other guys? That's the question.

Norm Parker

The key to wisdom is this - constant and frequent questioning... for by doubting we are led to question and by questioning we arrive at the truth.

Peter Abelard

It's a simple question, and that question has penetrated the minds of voters.

Haruo Shimada

There are as many answers to that question as people you ask it to.

Blair Westlake

It lets you create an instant campaign at the field level, so if individual sales reps want to communicate with their customers to ask them a question or gain feedback, they can e-mail them through CRM and it will consolidate and monitor responses.

Arne Huse

I think it's absolutely essential and inevitable that we are going to reform those programs. How, is another question. There's very little interest, now.

Rudolph Penner

That's going to be a difficult question to answer.

James Tate

Without question, Ted was a big part of our success in winning the league championship.

Bruce Macgregor

Some of these bills have been before the Legislature before and we get very, very liberal people who kill these bills off, and then we have to go the initiative route. But that could take another year and the question is, should the public not be protected for a year?

Sean Walsh

I call the entire report into question.

David Parks

The key to property value in New Orleans is in the hands of the U.S. Congress. Until Congress O.K.'s the money to build the levees to withstand Category 5 hurricanes, there will always be a question about properties here.

Arthur Sterbcow

I feel we'll find in jury questioning that many of them are aware of what happened in the federal trial.

Don Samuel

No question about it. It was all worth it.

Carlos Santos

I question (the government's) ability to actually deliver to the right people, ... They should be looking at other options than what failed last time.

Bob Mills

We have the opportunity to climb Everest. We're at the base camp. We've got the best equipment. We've got the best guides -- people who have been there before. And the weather forecast looks great. The question is, can we actually do it?

Stuart Bailey

The real question is not whether machines think but whether men do. The mystery which surrounds a thinking machine already surrounds a thinking man.

B. F. Skinner

The attorney general's decision to certify this question for the ballot was based solely on the constitution and does not reflect any policy views he may have on the issue. He certified this petition after carefully considering the arguments made by its opponents.

David Guarino

This is about a private-property right and an unfair, narrow tax with a phony 'fee' label, ... We've been accused before of being in the pocket of the tobacco companies, from people who question your motives before they pay any attention to the argument.

David Strom

Baseball's future? Bigger and bigger, better and better! No question about it, it's the greatest game there is!

Ted Williams

The question is whether it would do that on it's own and the Fed seems to be telling us they don't think so.

Dick Berner

He's saying it theoretically. He was just answering a question in the best way that he could and speaking from his heart.

Lonn Hoklin

There is a question mark on several things which he has said in an interview to a news magazine.

Jagat Singh

Aviation is notoriously cyclical....it's a question of capital allocation and not having all our eggs in the same basket.

Hannes Smarason

There was a [trivia] question on when did we start putting the inside of the sandwich, [we] call 'em the guts, when did we start giving those to people and it was from the uproar of 1989.

Kara Weisbroad

The $64,000 question is will the demand materialize to meet the supply. The number of name developers staking claims down there may make the difference.

Dan Tatsch

There is the question of expense.

Michael Lee

It was a marriage of art and science. What they told us appeared to be dead-on and we haven't had any reason to question it.

Rob Elkins

It's no longer a question of staying healthy. It's a question of finding a sickness you like.

Jackie Mason

There is no question that Saddam has been a pain in the neck ever since.

Lawrence Eagleburger

Without question, he had more effect on people's interest in architecture and design in the Bay Area than anybody else.

Lawrence Halprin

It's a legitimate political question, ... I would assume that they wouldn't make a decision on that without running it by the president of the United States.

Daniel Shea

We've had a good run, no question. We've been fortunate too. It's hard to be a winning team.

Bill Dewitt

The general public believes that if a health claim is on the label the government backs that up, ... This sells food products, no question.

Marion Nestle

Accomplished a bit more for Bush than for Gore only because there were more question marks for Bush. I think he established that he possesses at least the minimum qualifications for being president.

Stuart Rothenberg

The question is how to deliver supplies.

Karl Eikenberry

What children take from us, they give…We become people who feel more deeply, question more deeply, hurt more deeply, and love more deeply.

Sonia Taitz

There seems to be momentum building. The question is whether it's strong enough to carry through to the first and second quarter of 2004.

Jeffrey Joerres

The government prevails on the CBI not to appeal. In the face of this attempt to scuttle the investigations, I think one's conscience should question as to the propriety of what the government and the (Congress) party have been doing and certainly not question the merits of the case.

Arun Jaitley

The punishment phase of a capital murder trial is drenched with emotion ... because it's a horrible crime and we're actually contemplating putting someone to death. Twelve people on a jury are already saddled with that heavy burden. ... Is that the right environment to ask (a) clinical question?

Keith Hampton

The whole purpose of this drug benefit was to get drug coverage in the hands of all Medicare beneficiaries. Where are the people? That's the question.

Dan Mendelson

For those of us who live in the changing conditions every day, there's no question. We see it. We feel it every single day.

Patricia Cochran

It's going to be tough, there's no question. It's good going into the game that we've beaten them, but we have to play much better than we did (against La Salle) to beat UE.

Norman Black

There's no question that at time [the technical foul] put us in control of the game. We were able to step up and make some free throws, and from that point we were definitely in control of the game.

Jeff Kaminsky

When it is a question of money, everyone is of the same religion.


It's a sensitive issue and we'll be keeping our eye on it, no question about it.

Doug Herzog

You are questioning all the elements at the root of French identity.

Nicolas Baverez

If Motivator is beaten, we'll have to assess the manner of it, ... Going down to Azamour with all guns blazing would be no disgrace. But no-one likes to see the Derby winner beaten, so let's hope it's a question we don't need to address.

Michael Bell

I have to tell you I am losing a little patience with what appears to me to be an almost pathological obsession with calling into question the actions of men and women who are on the front lines of the war on terror.

Pat Robertson

It's going to have a reverberating effect on the whole sport. No question about it.

Henry Schafer

Throughout Florida, house prices are up dramatically. The question is: Are ours up higher compared to salaries?, ... I suspect they might be because we are a low-salary county.

Bill Kelly

We've got deteriorating economic fundamentals still. We're probably in a mild recession, but the question is will the consumer keep buying and will the investor keep buying stocks.

Jim Melcher

Dave asked me to be his campaign treasurer, and there was no question that I would, because he is a very good friend of mine. But I had no idea what a campaign treasurer does.

Tony Thomas

If you can just imagine me with a large question mark over my head -- that's really my impression.

Louise Young

I think that the question of the existence of the chamber that provided oxygen, food and protection is fundamentally important in any kind of a mine.

Davitt Mcateer

This has important consequences for the next big issue -- the question of how these structures all fuse together.

Martin Hetzer

There must have been some personality clashes. There's no question in my mind that this was not a planned change.

Alan Vituli

I think the question of how we deal with our client is probably something we ought to keep to ourselves. It's private and privileged.

Theodore Kaczynski

There are definitely earnings fears creeping in the market. Investors are seriously questioning whether Japanese companies can really attain existing earnings growth forecasts for next year.

Takashi Miyazaki

The question with Iridium is it's an infrastructure play. These things generally need more capital than is planned.

Manish Shah

We're beefing up checks at border crossings and international airports. The questioning of travelers will be a bit more thorough.

Canada Customs

He said that the man that they had been questioning admitted what he had done and he took my daughter's life.

Angela Bryant

The fundamental question he asked himself is, 'Can we compete and earn reasonable rates of return on capital long-term'.

Craig Fitzgerald

He was our best forward, without question.

Pat Quinn

Over the years from some of the columnists, no question, it has been so anti-Semitic it's unbelievable.

Ken Harrelson

That's the biggest uncertainty about HP. You have this big chunk of people leaving, so the question is, will that affect morale, and how is it going to affect this quarter and the next? They have a lot of uncertainties away from the PC business.

Mona Eraiba

The main question now is how can the churches come back on their own. That will be difficult given the economic means. But I think if the help pours in from outside, it will happen.

Gerald Webster

All Microsoft is asking for is access to our file. This is a basic question of fairness and transparency.

Tom Brookes

It's easy to make a child, the real question is can you take care of the child.

Sharpe James