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Chen Ning Yang Quotes and Sayings

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The question was heatedly debated of how much Western
culture should be brought into China.
- Chen Ning Yang

In the latter half of the last century the impact of
the expanding influence of Western culture and economic
system brought about in China a severe conflict.
- Chen Ning Yang

I was later to receive an excellent first two years'
graduate education in the same University and then
again was able to pursue my studies in the U.S.
on a fellowship from the aforementioned fund.
- Chen Ning Yang

As I stand here today and tell you about these,
I am heavy with an awareness of the fact that I am
in more than one sense a product of both the Chinese and Western cultures,
in harmony and in conflict.
- Chen Ning Yang

 

I should like to say that I am as proud of my Chinese
heritage and background as I am devoted to modern science,
a part of human civilization of Western origin,
to which I have dedicated and I shall continue to dedicate my work.
- Chen Ning Yang

In the final analysis, the incident is seen as originating
from an emotional expression of the frustration and
anger of the proud people of China who had been subject
to ever increasing oppression from without and decadent corruption from within.
- Chen Ning Yang

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau PHOTO

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Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Honor tradition AND question tradition.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question
than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
- Bruce Lee

When we have arrived at the question,
the answer is already near.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The well-timed question is more impacting than an answer.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants.
The question is: What are we busy about?
- Henry David Thoreau

Life's most persistent and urgent question is,
'What are you doing for others?'
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

"It's not that important,
don't worry about it" is the answer,
now what was the question?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

It is not my place to doubt the sincere beliefs of others.
My job is to question my own beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you ask the wrong question,
you usually get a nonsense answer.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To be or not to be is not
a question of compromise.
Either you be or you don't be.
- Golda Meir

He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes.
He who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.
- Chinese Proverb

The big question is whether you are going to be able
to say a hearty yes to your adventure.
- Joseph Campbell

Half of everything you were ever taught is wrong;
the question is which half.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Where there is love there is no question.
- Albert Einstein

Our grandchildren's grandchildren will shake their heads in shame
at some of the beliefs that we hold most dear today -
the question is, which ones?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life's most urgent question is:
what are you doing for others?
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Think for yourself and question authority.
- Timothy Leary

If you ask a stupid question, you may feel stupid;
if you don't ask a stupid question, you remain stupid.
- Tony Rothman

A good question is never answered.
It is not a bolt to be tightened into place
but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed
toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.
- John Ciardi

The heart is always right -
if there's a question of choosing between the mind and the heart -
because mind is a creation of the society.
It has been educated.
You have been given it by the society, not by existence.
The heart is unpolluted.
- Osho

Cowardice asks the question - is it safe?
Expediency asks the question - is it politic?
Vanity asks the question - is it popular?
But conscience asks the question - is it right?
And there comes a time when one must take a position
that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular;
but one must take it BECAUSE it is right.
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Often, we get stuck on a question
for which we can't find an acceptable answer.
That is a good time to consider asking a different question.
Every question is based on some assumptions -
usually invisible assumptions that we don't see, unless we go looking.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Question every assumption and expectation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

One day Alice came to a fork in the road
and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree.
"Which road do I take?" she asked.
His responses was a question: "Where do you want to go?"
"I don't know," Alice answered.
"Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter."
- Lewis Carroll

I question my questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do you ever question why our educational system
teaches competition rather than cooperation?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Affirmation:
I question my questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Each of us holds a different image of God.
There are as many perspectives on
the nature of God as there are people.
However much any of us may choose to argue,
or to fight and kill, for our point of view,
the nature of God is an unanswerable question.
Perhaps there is a specific answer,
that we will never learn - in this lifetime.
Perhaps the nature of God is so complex and multifaceted
that each view of God describes an aspect of the complex whole.
Or perhaps the nature of God is actually defined by our beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Always question WHY you are doing something.
Is it a free-will gift or an obligation?
That which is done out of a feeling of obligation
is unworkable as a substitute for a gift.
Obligation creates a feeling of resentment on your part,
and evokes resentment rather than gratitude
on the part of the recipient.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The answer is twelve monkeys, what's the question?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A question that sometimes drives me hazy:
am I or are the others crazy?
- Albert Einstein

I refuse to answer that question
on the grounds that I don't know the answer
- Douglas Adams

Nature puts no question and answers none which we mortals ask.
She has long ago taken her resolution.
- Henry David Thoreau

Identify your assumptions (what you believe).
Question how you feel when you hold those assumptions.
Visualize holding different assumptions.
Ask yourself how it feels to hold a different world-view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What we've gone through in the last several years has
caused some people to question 'Can we trust Microsoft?'
- Steve Ballmer

Our heart glows, and secret unrest gnaws at the root of our being.
Dealing with the unconscious has become a question of life for us.
- Carl Jung

It is easy for me to love myself, but for ladies to
do it is another question altogether.
- Johnny Vegas

Education is not the answer to the question.
Education is the means to the answer to all questions.
- William Allin

Question with boldness even the existence of a God;
because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason,
than that of blind-folded fear.
- Thomas Jefferson

A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
- Francis Bacon

It is an open question whether any behavior
based on fear of eternal punishment
can be regarded as ethical
or should be regarded as merely cowardly.
- Margaret Mead

We are all "neighbors."
Our world has gotten too small for us to be anything else.
We can no longer have "us" and "them" - friends and enemies.
A person from Iraq, or Russia, or Columbia is
no more a stranger or enemy than a person from across town.
A few people everywhere are troublemakers.
Every religion provokes a few people to become extremists.
Do we need police around the globe? Unfortunately, we always will.
Do we need war? Does that question even deserve an answer?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If love is the answer,
could you please rephrase the question.
- Lily Tomlin

So my father was a person who never lied to me.
If I had a question, he answered it.
I knew a lot of things at a young age because I was intrigued.
- Nick Cannon

Marriages don't last. When I meet a guy,
the first question I ask myself is:
is this the man I want my children to spend their weekends with?
- Rita Rudner

It is an interesting question how far men
would retain their relative rank
if they were divested of their clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

I don't know why people question the academic training of an athlete.
Fifty percent of the doctors in this country graduated
in the bottom half of their classes.
- Al McGuire

Science is wonderfully equipped to answer the question
"How?" but it gets terribly confused when you ask the question "Why?"
- Erwin Chargaff

If you have an emotional reaction in the presence of someone,
your heart is telling you that you have
not resolved your issues with them.
In other words, you have not truly forgiven that person.
All of this begs the question, how do we forgive?
First, cease lying to yourself and stop telling yourself stories
about why you behave the way you do.
Stop blaming your behavior on other people
and take responsibility for your emotional reactions.
If you could forgive all the people in your life
who have hurt or wounded you
it would be possible to be in control of your behavior
instead of being in reaction to other people all of the time.
Imagine living life without experiencing
a constant emotional roller-coaster of pain, anger, and jealousy!
That would be bliss!
-Sheri Rosenthal

The question of whether a computer can think is no
more interesting than the question of whether a submarine can swim.
- Edsger Dijkstra

Well, you ask a silly question, and you get a silly answer.
- Tom Lehrer

I just kept on doing what everyone starts out doing.
The real question is, why did other people stop?
- William Stafford

Life is essentially a question of values.
- Meir Kahane

There's no such thing, you know, as picking out the best woman:
it's only a question of comparative badness,
brother.
- Plautus

Abortion is a question of choice.
- Robert Casey

I question what emotion Manilow touches.
People are entertained by him.
But are they emotionally moved? I don't believe anything
that Barry Manilow sings.
- Paul Simon

Every sentence I utter must be understood not as an affirmation,
but as a question.
- Niels Bohr

It is only natural that for any statesman at the helm
of any government the question of his country's security
should be a concern of the utmost importance.
- Eisaku Sato

It is a question whether, when we break a murderer on the wheel,
we do not fall into the error a child makes when it
hits the chair it has bumped into.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Is encouragement what the poet needs? Open question.
Maybe he needs discouragement.
In fact, quite a few of them need more discouragement,
the most discouragement possible.
- Robert Fitzgerald


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