Question Everything Quotes

Quotes tagged as "question-everything" (showing 1-27 of 27)
“Most of the time, we see only what we want to see, or what others tell us to see, instead of really investigate to see what is really there. We embrace illusions only because we are presented with the illusion that they are embraced by the majority. When in truth, they only become popular because they are pounded at us by the media with such an intensity and high level of repetition that its mere force disguises lies and truths. And like obedient schoolchildren, we do not question their validity and swallow everything up like medicine. Why? Because since the earliest days of our youth, we have been conditioned to accept that the direction of the herd, and authority anywhere — is always right.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“We awaken by asking the right questions. We awaken when we see knowledge being spread that goes against our own personal experiences. We awaken when we see popular opinion being wrong but accepted as being right, and what is right being pushed as being wrong. We awaken by seeking answers in corners that are not popular. And we awaken by turning on the light inside when everything outside feels dark.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“Attending to your own words and ideas as well as those of others is an admirable trait in any person, but a necessity in a leader.”
Jennifer Frick-Ruppert, Spirit Quest

Hank Green
“I follow and cultivate my own curiosity. I think curiosity is one of the top two or three human characteristics. It's something that I really like about myself. [...] I want to understand stuff! I want to understand people! Following my curiosity so frequently leads me to better life decisions and better business decisions but also - just feeling better! You're never going to feel bad about your whole life if you loved people and you were curious. I mean, that's kind of all I want!”
Hank Green

Rashmi Bansal
“Of all the questions we leave unanswered the one that comes back to haunt us the most is :"What if…" What if I'd married my college sweetheart? What if I had the good sense not to? What if I had been born in this job market? What if... What if I'd planned a little less? What if I'd lived a little more? What if I'd chucked it all and started my own company? 'What ifs' are never idle fantasy. These are our hopes, dreams and desires”
Rashmi Bansal, Stay Hungry Stay Foolish

Brad Meltzer
“Indeed, to this day, I think if you blame everything on the government, you're not just wrong, you're being reckless. It's as silly as blaming everything on the Freemasons, or the Illuminati, or insert-bad-guy-here. But I do believe that someone must ask the hard questions, especially of our elected officials as well as powerful men who become members of so-called secret societies. Remember: Governments don't lie. People lie. And if you want the real story, you need to find out more about those people.”
Brad Meltzer, History Decoded: The 10 Greatest Conspiracies of All Time

“As artists, it is our job to question the rules and ask if they are relevant or outdated, necessary or arbitrary, helpful or oppressive.”
Teresa R. Funke, Bursts of Brilliance for a Creative Life blog

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Curiosity fueled our determination to keep questioning.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

David G. McAfee
“Morals do exist outside of organized religion, and the ‘morality’ taught by many of these archaic systems is often outdated, sexist, racist, and teaches intolerance and inequality. When a parent forces a child into a religion, the parent is effectively handicapping his or her own offspring by limiting the abilities of the child to question the world around him or her and make informed decisions. Children raised under these conditions will mature believing that their religion is the only correct one, and, in the case of Christianity, they will believe that all who doubt their religion’s validity will suffer eternal damnation. This environment is one that often breeds hate, ignorance, and ‘justified’ violence.”
David G. McAfee, Disproving Christianity and Other Secular Writings

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Research; the quest for in-depth knowledge and wisdom”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Jo Walton
“You know what I'd love to read? A Dialogue between Bron and Shevek and Socrates. Socrates would love it too. I bet he wanted people who argued. You can tell he did, you can tell that's what he loved really, at least in The Symposium.”
Jo Walton, Among Others

L.M. Fields
“How many geniuses are we putting to sleep today and where would our world be now, if the age of pill popping, mind numbing control existed during the times of Da Vinci, Shakespeare, or Einstein?”
L.M. Fields

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Who can understand the profound mystery of God?”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

“The moment a person loses the capacity to think, to question, Tanya considers them no longer human but a machine. And that is why the individual Tanya Degurechaff reveres thought, loves debate, and sneers at dogmatism from the bottom of her heart.”
Carlo Zen, 幼女戦記 1 Deus lo vult

Ljupka Cvetanova
“Everything is possible, but where can I find everything?!”
Ljupka Cvetanova, The New Land

Ludvig Holberg
“Hvis jeg troer uden Beviis, kand jeg henfalde saavel til en falsk, som til en sand Troe: Og hvis jeg antager en Lærdom, som strider imod Sandserne, siger jeg, at Fornuften, som er GUds store Gave, er mig til ingen Nytte.”
Ludvig Holberg, Epistler

Ludvig Holberg
“Den 4de Regel man kand give Ungdommen, er, intet at troe, uden det er giort beviisligt, og at forkaste alt, hvad som strider mod Menneskets almindelige Sandser... vil det ikke blive saa let at binde dem ugrundede Meeninger paa Ærmene, som andre, hvilke man ikke med saadan foregaaende Lærdom og saadanne Præcautioner haver bevæbnet, og som man seer at antage for Troens Artikle, alt hvad dem af deres Lærere udi de spæde Aar bliver sagt.”
Ludvig Holberg, Epistler

Michel de Montaigne
“Let what I here set down meet with correction or applause, it shall be of equal welcome and utility to me [...]And yet, always submitting to the authority of their
censure, which has an absolute power over me, I thus rashly venture at everything.”
Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays

Ludvig Holberg
“Een, som af Missionario blev opmuntret til at troe, sagde: Jeg troer dine Ord; thi du kommer mig for at være en skikkelig og sandru Mand: Men jeg kand ikke saa læt troe, hvad den haver skrevet, som staaer i denne Bog; thi jeg kiender Skribenten ikke.”
Ludvig Holberg, Epistler

Ludvig Holberg
“Da den arvelige Synd blev forklaret for nogle, sagde de: Hvi lod GUD ikke Adam og Eva strax omkomme og skabte andre Mennesker i deres Sted, som kunde have forplantet reene Børn og Efterkommere? Videre, da dem blev sagt, at Dievelen forfører Mennesker til at overtræde GUds Bud, hvi GUd da ikke dræber eller indspærrer ham og derved befrier Menneskene fra Fristelser, som styrte dem udi evig U-lykke? Videre, naar dem siges, at de, som ikke kiende GUd og troe paa ham, blive fordømte, svare de, hvi haver da GUd tøvet saa længe med at forkynde os Troen?”
Ludvig Holberg, Epistler

“Of everything we must first ask: is it real or not?”
Mike Klepper

Albert Einstein
“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”
Albert Einstein

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Ask and wait expectantly for the answer.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

Lev Shestov
“The business of philosophy is to teach man to live in uncertainty... not to reassure him, but to upset him.”
Lev Shestov, All Things are Possible

Lev Shestov
“Whilst stay-at-home persons are searching for truth, the apple will stay on the tree.”
Lev Shestov, All Things are Possible

Ludvig Holberg
“Vil nogen overtale ham til at troe Ting, som strider mod de almindelige Sandser, svarer han efter den samme Artikel, at saasom Skaberen ikke kand have givet Sandserne forgieves, saa maa man bruge dem.”
Ludvig Holberg, Epistler

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