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  • Mahatma Gandhi
    Mahatma Gandhi
    Indian politician 1917-1985
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    Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
  • The real object of education is to have a man in the condition of continually asking questions.
  • Lester Bangs
    Lester Bangs
    American music journalist, critic and author 1948-1982
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    The only questions worth asking today are whether humans are going to have any emotions tomorrow, and what the quality of life will be if the answer is no.
  • Lillian Smith
    Lillian Smith
    American writer 1897-1966
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    When you stop learning, stop listening, stop looking and asking questions, always new questions, then it is time to die.
  • Christopher Hampton
    Christopher Hampton
    British playwright 1946-
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    Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost how it feels about dogs.
  • C. P. Snow
    C. P. Snow
    English novelist 1905-1980
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    A good many times I have been present at gatherings of people who, by the standards of the traditional culture, are thought highly educated and who have with considerable gusto been expressing their incredulity at the illiteracy of scientists. Once or twice I have been provoked and have asked the company how many of them could describe the Second Law of Thermodynamics. The response was cold: it was also negative. Yet I was asking something which is about the scientific equivalent of: Have you re
    Source: The Two Cultures (1959)
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    Oliver Wendell Holmes
    American writer and poet 1809-1894
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    A man may fulfill the object of his existence by asking a question he cannot answer, and attempting a task he cannot achieve.
  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
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    A metaphysician is one who, when you remark that twice two makes four, demands to know what you mean by twice, what by two, what by makes, and what by four. For asking such questions metaphysicians are supported in oriental luxury in the universities, and respected as educated and intelligent men.
  • Barbara Cartland
    Barbara Cartland
    English author of romance novels 1901-2000
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    A woman asking "Am I good? Am I satisfied?" is extremely selfish. The less women fuss about themselves, the less they talk to other women, the more they try to please their husbands, the happier the marriage is going to be.
  • Barbara Cartland
    Barbara Cartland
    English author of romance novels 1901-2000
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    A woman asking ''Am I good? Am I satisfied?'' is extremely selfish. The less women fuss about themselves, the less they talk to other women, the more they try to please their husbands, the happier the marriage is going to be.
  • Mary Daly
    Mary Daly
    American radical feminist philosopher, academic, and theologian 1928-2010
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    A woman's asking for equality in the church would be comparable to a black person's demanding equality in the Ku Klux Klan.
  • Anne Morrow Lindbergh
    Anne Morrow Lindbergh
    American Author 1906-
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    After all, I don't see why I am always asking for private, individual, selfish miracles when every year there are miracles like white dogwood.
  • Babe Ruth
    Babe Ruth
    American professional baseball player 1895-1948
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    After all, there's only one answer to be made to the young fellow who is asking constantly for advice as to how to hit. The answer is: Pick out a good one and sock it!
    Source: Babe Ruths Own Book of Baseball
  • Bart Stupak
    Bart Stupak
    American politician 1952-
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    All I'm asking for is the law that's been on the books for the last 33 years, no public funding for abortion. We are both saying the same thing, pro-life, pro-choice. Let's find the language that works for both of us so we can pass health care.
  • Malcolm X
    Malcolm X
    American activist 1925-1965
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    An English writer telephoned me from London, asking questions. One was, 'What’s your alma mater?' I told him, 'Books'.
    Source: The Autobiography of Malcolm X (2015)
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