Quotes worth recording – Voltaire

Quotes worth recording – Voltaire

By Rajesh Setty on Tue 12 Jun 2007, 7:42 AM – 2 Comments

Unfortunately, our school systems teach a person how to answer. May be there should a course on how to ask good questions?  For starters, you can get close to a 100 new questions at Squidoo: The Power of Questions

Enjoy the quote.

“Judge of a man by his questions, rather than by his answers”

– Voltaire 


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Anonymous  on June 13th, 2007

This is an excellent quotation. Below are my favourite quotations on the power of questions.

The wise man doesn’t give the right

answers, he poses the right questions.

* Claude Levi-Strauss

The important thing is to not stop questioning.

* Albert Einstein

No man really becomes a fool until he stops asking questions.

* Charles Steinmetz

My greatest strength as a consultant is

to be ignorant and ask a few questions.

* Peter Ferdinand Drucker

The most serious mistakes are

not being made as a result of wrong answers.

The truly dangerous thing is asking the wrong question.

* Peter Ferdinand Drucker

Quality questions create a quality life.

Successful people ask better questions,

and as a result, they get better answers.

* Anthony Robbins

The one quotation that captures the essence of the mindset of asking the right questions is from Mahfouz Naguib, the great Egyptian novelist.

You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers.

You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.

* Mahfouz Naguib

This following Chinese Proverb summarises the reason why many of us hesitate to ask the questions we have.

He who asks is a fool for five minutes,

but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.

* Chinese Proverb

Your readers may access my collection of inspirational quotations at http://www.inspiration.rightattitudes.com/

Anonymous  on June 13th, 2007

Thank you Nagesh for posting these gems. Awesome!



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