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Questioning Whatever They Tell You

Questioning Whatever They Tell You

2 Men Reading Reports

[Apropos of the emphasis on questioning in last Thursday’s post Sleep App on Your Phone? Maybe Not a Good Idea.  Part of being resourceful and resilient is challenging what “everybody knows” and asking good questions to look for deeper answers.]

[Questioning] is learning what you didn’t even know you didn’t know.

– Daniel Boorstin

It is important that [people] bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot irreverence to their [questioning]; they are not here to worship what is known but to question it.

– Jacob Bronowski

Learning is always rebellion.  Every bit of new truth discovered is revolutionary to what we believed before.

– Margaret Lee Runbeck

It is not hard to learn more.  What is hard is to unlearn when you discover yourself wrong.

– Martin H. Fischer

It is in fact a part of the function of [questioning] to help us escape, not from our own time – for we are bound by that – but from the intellectual and emotional limitations of our time.

– T.S. Eliot

It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.

  Harry S. Truman

Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.

– Malcolm Forbes

We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself.

– Lloyd Alexander

Only the curious will learn and only the resolute will overcome the obstacles to learning.  The quest quotient has always excited me more than the intelligence quotient.

– Eugene S. Wilson

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

– Voltaire

When you raise a child, you don’t sit down and take all the rules of life, write them into a big catalog, and start reading the child all these individual rules from A to Z.  When we raise a child, a lot of what we do is let the child experiment and guide the experimentation.  The child basically has to process his own data and learn from experience.

– Sebastian Thrun

Curiosity has its own reason for existing.  The important thing is not to stop questioning.  I have no special talents.  I am only passionately curious.

– Albert Einstein

Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind.

– Samuel Johnson

What is important is to keep learning, to enjoy challenge, and to tolerate ambiguity.  In the end there are no certain answers.

– Martina Horner, president, Radcliffe College

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