Quotes about Questioning

"The test of a good teacher is not how many questions he can ask his pupils that they will answer readily, but how many questions he inspires them to ask him which he finds it hard to answer."

Alice Wellington Rollins (born in Boston, Massachusetts, 12 June, 1847) author


"Good questions outrank easy answers."

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"A man ninety years old was asked to what he attributed his longevity. I reckon, he said, with a twinkle in his eye, it because most nights I went to bed and slept when I should have sat up and worried."

Garson Kanin (November 24, 1912 – March 13, 1999) was an American writer and director of plays and films.


"Socrates, you will remember, asked all the important questions - but he never answered any of them."

Dr. Dickinson Woodruff Richards, Jr. (October 30, 1895 – February 23, 1973) was an American physician and physiologist.


"Before you start some work, always ask yourself three questions - Why am I doing it, What the results might be and Will I be successful. Only when you think deeply and find satisfactory answers to these questions, go ahead."

Chanakya (c. 370–283 BCE) was an Indian teacher, philosopher and royal advisor.


"Dreams are today's answers to tomorrow's questions."

Edgar Cayce (March 18, 1877 – January 3, 1945) known as "The Sleeping Prophet" and "America's Greatest Mystic", is one of America's famous psychics. He wanted people to think of him as a healer and not a psychic.


"Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers."

Anthony "Tony" Robbins (born February 29, 1960) is an American self-help author and success coach.


"If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just in time to ask questions?"

Scott Raymond Adams (born June 8, 1957) is the American creator of the Dilbert comic strip and the author of several nonfiction works of satire, commentary, business, and general speculation.


"Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers."

Janis Lyn Joplin (January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970) was an American singer-songwriter.


"I never learn anything talking. I only learn things when I ask questions."

Louis Leo "Lou" Holtz (born January 6, 1937) is a retired American football coach, and active sportscaster, author, and motivational speaker.