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When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Wisdom Deep Think

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

Stop asking God to bless what you're doing.
Get involved in what God is doing -
because it's already blessed.
- Bono

Prayer is not asking for what you think you want,
but asking to be changed in ways you can't imagine.
- Kathleen Norris

 

Conversations with God are very different
from the usual nature of prayer.
Prayers are commonly only in one direction -
the one praying speaks and hopes God is listening.
Prayers also tend to focus on asking
for specific things or outcomes one wants,
rather than seeking to better understand the mind of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live,
it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.
- Oscar Wilde

Relying on the government to protect your privacy is
like asking a peeping tom to install your window blinds.
- John Perry Barlow

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If you're asking your kids to exercise,
then you better do it, too.
Practice what you preach.
- Bruce Jenner

Democracy is the only system that persists in asking
the powers that be whether they are the powers that ought to be.
- Sydney J. Harris

Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.
- Carl Sandburg

When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking
if there is anything you can do.
Think up something appropriate and do it.
- Edward W. Howe

And people coming up asking for autographs,
there's only one time when it kind of bothers me:
when I'm eating.
- Enrique Iglesias

To call in the statistician after the experiment is
done may be no more than asking him to perform a post-mortem examination:
he may be able to say what the experiment died of.
- Ronald Fisher

If you're asking me to compare myself to other people,
I don't really know what other people are like.
- Jules Shear

When people start asking you to do the same thing over and over again,
that's when you know you're way too close to something
that you don't want to be near.
- Neil Young

Asking the author of historical novels to teach you
about history is like expecting the composer of a melody
to provide answers about radio transmission.
- Lion Feuchtwanger

By looking at the questions the kids are asking,
we learn the scope of what needs to be done.
- Buffy Sainte-Marie

And when I started college, I think I was good at two things:
arguing and asking questions.
- Karen Hughes

More than 70 percent of seniors are asking for more time.
It is long overdue for Congress to listen and make
sure that seniors have a prescription drug plan that works for them.
- Dan Lipinski

I am a very open, social, friendly person,
and when it comes to people approaching me and asking for an autograph,
I am totally cool with doing any of that.
It's a lot of fun.
- Corbin Bleu

The problem is, of course, that these interest groups
are all asking for changes,
but their enthusiasm for change rapidly disappears
when it affects the core of their own interests.
- Angela Merkel

Well, the first time I ran into the term religion,
people were asking whether you had any.
You know, some people had religion and some people didn't have religion.
- Bernice Johnson Reagon

They been callin up here, asking when I am gonna get out.
When I hit bricks, it all belongs to me.
- Suge Knight

I'm six foot four and a half and I have a temper.
It's reserved for very important issues.
If someone is asking me to make an artistic concession,
then I'll become a madman.
- Tim Robbins

Rocco paid me 35 bucks a week at Murray's Inn in South Jersey.
People started asking Rocco to have me sing.
- Frankie Avalon

When I heard his first songs, Dylan was answering certain
questions that I had all my life been asking myself.
- Nana Mouskouri

No; we have been as usual asking the wrong question.
It does not matter a hoot what the mockingbird on the chimney is singing.
The real and proper question is: Why is it beautiful?
- Bertrand Russell

Being religious means asking passionately the question
of the meaning of our existence and being willing to receive answers,
even if the answers hurt.
- Paul Tillich

By the time the people asking the questions are ready for the answers,
the people doing the work have lost track of the questions.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

I'm an expert on the NewsHour and it isn't how I practice journalism.
I am not involved in the story.
I serve only as a reporter or someone asking questions.
I am not the story.
- Jim Lehrer

Anyone who agrees to be interviewed must decide where
to draw the line between what is public and what is private.
But the line can shift, depending on who is asking the questions.
- Terry Gross

Refrain from asking what going to happen tomorrow,
and everyday that fortune grants you,
count as gain.
- Horace

After all, I don't see why I am always asking for private,
individual, selfish miracles when every year there
are miracles like white dogwood.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

That's like asking a cobbler if he's made too many pairs of shoes.
- Harvey Keitel

Philosophers are adults who persist in asking childish questions.
- Isaiah Berlin

Adults are always asking kids what they want to be
when they grow up because they are looking for ideas.
- Paula Poundstone

There is no point in asking a man a question until
you have established whether he has any reason to lie to you.
- Ken Follet

It is neither the statesman nor the friend who is asking
your help and assistance,
but simply the man.
- Pierre Laval

If God gives you a watch, are you honoring Him more
by asking Him what time it is or by simply consulting the watch?
- Aiden Wilson Tozer

Somewhere it is written that parents who are critical
of other people's children and publicly admit they
can do better are asking for it.
- Erma Bombeck

I think there are different ways of being rigorous,
and I am asking people to be as rigorous in their pleasure as in their criticism.
- Barbara Kruger

Asking an artist to talk about his work is like asking
a plant to discuss horticulture.
- Jean Cocteau

I know that Duke made a number of demands,
including that the attorney general drop its investigation.
We have no intention of asking the attorney general to do that.
- Gray Davis

Sometimes you ask God for something and you don't know what you're asking.
- Mahalia Jackson

Everyone keeps asking you for pictures,
and after a while you get tired of that.
I always say, They are in the archives.
- Annie Leibovitz

Instead of asking 'How much damage will the work in
question bring about?' why not ask 'How much good? How much joy?'
- Henry Miller

It is no use asking me or anyone else how to dig...
Better to go and watch a man digging,
and then take a spade and try to do it.
- Gertrude Jekyll

I spent a lot of time in churches.
If you go to a synagogue, someone is always asking if you're alone,
if you're married.
In a church, in a hundred years no one would ask.
- Peter Malkin

I can imagine myself on my death-bed,
spent utterly with lust to touch the next world,
like a boy asking for his first kiss from a woman.
- Aleister Crowley

It's about putting the pedal to the metal and not asking
any questions at all and just going for it.
- Brandon Thomas

It is not viable for one country to demand a right
to increase and upgrade its nuclear weapons capabilities
while asking others to eliminate theirs.
- John Bruton

If somebody's not prepared to answer the question,
you can keep asking.
- Martin Bashir

The links between the American government and the Iraqi
government are so close that you cannot judge one without
asking at least the other what he has done by this time.
- Jacques Verges

There's no great mystery to acting.
It's a very simple thing to do but you have to work hard at it.
It's about asking questions and using your imagination.
- Eddie Marsan

A woman's asking for equality in the church would be
comparable to a black person's demanding equality in the Ku Klux Klan.
- Mary Daly

Music is more emotional than prose, more revolutionary than poetry.
I'm not saying I've got the answers,
just a of questions that I don't hear other artists asking.
- Malcolm Wilson

For goodness sake, will they hear, will white people
hear what we are trying to say? Please,
all we are asking you to do is to recognize that we are humans,
too.
- Desmond Tutu

People keep asking how anthropology is different from sociology,
and everybody gets nervous.
- Clifford Geertz

Reversing your treatment of the man you have wronged
is better than asking his forgiveness.
- Elbert Hubbard

If you're asking if my breasts are natural,
yes, this is how I've looked since I was 13 years old.
- Sofia Vergara

No one is asking what happened to all the homeless.
No one cares, because it's easier to get on the subway and not be accosted.
- Richard Linklater

I think it is fair to say that it is under a great deal of stress,
and if I am asking for significant changes,
it is because the world is going through significant changes.
- Mohamed ElBaradei

We are asking the nations of Europe
between whom rivers of blood have flowed
to forget the feuds of a thousand years.
- Winston Churchill

The only happiness a brave person ever troubles themselves in asking about,
is happiness enough to get their work done.
- Thomas Carlyle

What do you want most to do? That's what I have to keep asking myself,
in the face of difficulties.
- Katherine Mansfield

Prayer is translation.
A man translates himself into a child asking for all
there is in a language he has barely mastered.
- Leonard Cohen

If you don't fix latent failures in your system,
you're asking for trouble.
- John Gould

It was not easy with a newborn, asking your wife to
give up the family home and your security.
- Heston Blumenthal

Having a positive mental attitude is asking how something
can be done rather than saying it can't be done.
- Bo Bennett

A player dreams of being a superstar,
but he doesn't want people flocking all over him asking for an autograph.
- Dennis Rodman

I think that we have to be constantly asking ourselves,
'How do we calculate the risk?' And sometimes we don't calculate it correctly;
we either overstate it or understate it.
- Hillary Clinton


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