Quotes about Questioning

"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. 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 every day. Never lose a holy curiosity."

Albert Einstein (14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a theoretical physicist, philosopher and author who is widely regarded as one of the most influential and best known scientists and intellectuals of all time. A German-Swiss Nobel laureate, he is often regarded as the father of modern physics. He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to Theoretical Physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect".


"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 Arthur William Russell (18 May 1872 – 2 February 1970) was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, socialist, pacifist, and social critic.


"Look at all the scentences which seem true and question them."

David Reisman (-)


"One's first step in wisdom to question everything- and one's last is to come to terms with everything."

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1 July 1742 – 24 February 1799) was a German scientist, satirist and Anglophile. As a scientist, he was the first to hold a professorship explicitly dedicated to experimental physics in Germany.


"It's better to know some of the questions than all of the answers."

James Grover Thurber (December 8, 1894 – November 2, 1961) was an American author, cartoonist and celebrated wit.


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

Omaha saying (-)


"A wise man's question contains half the answer."

Solomon ibn Gabirol, also Solomon ben Judah (born in Málaga about 1021; died about 1058 in Valencia) was an Andalucian Hebrew poet and Jewish philosopher.


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

Stephen Jay Gould (September 10, 1941 – May 20, 2002) was an American paleontologist, evolutionary biologist and historian of science. He was also one of the most influential and widely read writers of popular science of his generation.


"So many men so many questions."

Publius Terentius Afer (195/185–159 BC) better known in English as Terence, was a playwright of the Roman Republic.


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

Thorstein Bunde Veblen, born Torsten Bunde Veblen (July 30, 1857 – August 3, 1929) was an American sociologist and economist and a primary mentor, along with John R. Commons, of the institutional economics movement.