Quotes: questioning

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  • Myriam Miedzian
    Myriam Miedzian
    American philosopher and author
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    As long as male behavior is taken to be the norm, there can be no serious questioning of male traits and behavior. A norm is by definition a standard for judging; it is not itself subject to judgment.
  • Albert Pike
    Albert Pike
    American attorney, soldier, writer, and Freemason 1809-1891
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    Doubt, the essential preliminary of all improvement and discovery, must accompany the stages of man's onward progress. The faculty of doubting and questioning, without which those of comparison and judgment would be useless, is itself a divine prerogative of the reason.
  • Bill Gross
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    In questioning initially whether I am a great investor, I open the door to question whether other similarly esteemed public icons like Bill Miller are as well. It seems, perhaps, that the longer and longer you keep at it in this business the more and more time you have to expose your Achilles heel - wherever and whatever that might be.
  • Gore Vidal
    Gore Vidal
    American writer and criticus 1925-
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    Laughing at someone else is an excellent way of learning how to laugh at oneself; and questioning what seem to be the absurd beliefs of another group is a good way of recognizing the potential absurdity of many of one's own cherished beliefs.
  • Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein
    German - American physicist 1879-1955
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    Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    Questioning is not the mode of conversation among gentlemen.
  • Bergen Evans
    Bergen Evans
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    That is the essence of a witch-hunt, that any questioning of the evidence or the procedures in itself constitutes proof of complicity.
  • Niels Bohr
    Niels Bohr
    Danish scientist and physicist 1885-1962
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    The constant questioning of our values and achievements is a challenge without which neither science nor society can remain healthy.
    Source: Nobel Prize Banquet Speech, December 10, 1975
  • Georges Bataille
    Georges Bataille
    French Novelist, Critic 1897-1962
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    The essence of morality is a questioning about morality; and the decisive move of human life is to use ceaselessly all light to look for the origin of the opposition between good and evil.
  • Gore Vidal
    Gore Vidal
    American writer and criticus 1925-
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    The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept a majority of the people from ever questioning the inequity of a system where most people drudge along, paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return.
  • Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein
    German - American physicist 1879-1955
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    The important thing is not to stop questioning.
  • Bob Woodward
    Bob Woodward
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    The Washington Times wrote a story questioning the authenticity of some of the suggestions made about me in Silent Coup. But as a believer in the First Amendment, I believe they have more than a right to air their views.
  • Brad Stone
    Brad Stone
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    There are lots of lessons to learn from Amazon. Never stop innovating or questioning the fundamentals of your business. Disrupt yourself before others do. Continually motivate employees so that they never get too complacent - see Yahoo, AOL and many other Internet companies for evidence of what happens when they do.
  • Bruce Springsteen
    Bruce Springsteen
    American singer-songwriter 1949-
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    There is a real patriotism underneath the best of my music but it is a critical, questioning and often angry patriotism.
  • Arthur Erickson
    Arthur Erickson
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    There is an increasing awareness of the interrelatedness of things. We are becoming less prone to accept an immediate solution without questioning its larger implications.
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