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Questioning Mind Quotes


"A questioning mind is the most cherished resource man has and the rarest." - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"No simplicity of mind, no obscurity of station, can escape the universal duty of questioning all that we believe." - William Kingdon Clifford

"The most important part of the practice is for the question to remain alive and for your whole body and mind to become a question. In Zen they say that you have to ask with the pores of your skin and the marrow of your bones. A Zen saying points out: Great questioning, great awakening; little questioning, little awakening; no questioning, no awakening." - Martine Batchelor

"A mind that questions everything, unless strong enough to bear the weight of its ignorance, risks questioning itself and being engulfed in doubt." - Emile Durkheim

"The mind God is looking for in man is a doubting, questioning mind, not a dogmatic mind; dogmatic reasoning is wrong reasoning. Dogmatic reason ties a huge rock to a man's foot and stops him forever from advancing." - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"In each meditation session, we gather knowledge about the mind through observation, questioning, and testing. We do this over and over, until we gradually develop a meaningful understanding of our own mind." - Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

"Respect authority while questioning it." - Randy Pausch

"We need to encourage an attitude of constant questioning, which is a genuine part of our potential as students. If students were required to drop their questions, that would create armies of zombies- rows of jellyfish...The questioning mind is absolutely necessary." - Chogyam Trungpa

"Like squirrels, the best in every business do what they have learned to do without questioning their abilities - they flat out trust their skills, which is why we call this high-performance state of mind the "Trusting Mindset."" - John Eliot

"To come back to the secret of inner peace, our questioning and doubting mind is always wanting in peace. Our loving and dedicated heart is always flooded with inner peace." - Sri Chinmoy

"I am all in favor of the skeptical mind. Do not believe anything unless you have experienced it. Do not believe anything - go on questioning, however long it takes." - Rajneesh

"The thing is, not to stop questioning." - Albert Einstein

"Questioning is the piety of thought." - Martin Heidegger

"Art is the questioning of culture" - Gerard Mortier

"Quit questioning God and start trusting Him!" - Joel Osteen

"Warhol was questioning the capitalist society." - James Rosenquist

"By doubting we come to questioning, and by questioning we perceive the truth," - Peter Abelard

"With the Jews, the questions are always open; we're always questioning. I love that questioning tradition." - Hanna Rosin

"Small mind competes, big mind collaborates and great mind encompasses." - Amit Ray

"That kind of skeptical, questioning, "don't accept what authority tells you" attitude of science - is also nearly identical to the attitude of mind necessary for a functioning democracy. Science and democracy have very consonant values and approaches, and I don't think you can have one without the other." - Carl Sagan

"That issue has been resolved for years now, and it's been resolved for at least two years in Donald Trump's mind. And to bring that up as justification for John Lewis questioning the legitimacy of a democratic activity that is - has been around since the beginning of our country is wrong." - John Lewis

"I think you have to love yourself and you have to have a strong sense of self-love in order to really show up for other people, because if you love yourself, you're not questioning your own mind any more and you are really able to be present and available for others." - Shailene Woodley

"Very often when I see people who are perceived to be, or who call themselves progressives, sometimes I see an imbalance. Yes I understand the courage in their mind but I don't see the spirituality in their heart, good you are questioning the limits, but what about yourself, are you also liberating yourself?" - Tariq Ramadan

"Our mind, by virtue of a certain finite, limited capability, is by no means capable of putting a question to Nature that permits a continuous series of answers. The observations, the individual results of measurements, are the answers of Nature to our discontinuous questioning." - Erwin Schrodinger

"Mind your till, and till your mind." - Charles Spurgeon

"A cheerful mind is a vigorous mind." - Jean De La Fontaine

"The critical mind is the creative mind." - David Duchovny

"Mind unemployed is mind un-enjoyed." - Christian Nestell Bovee

"The trained mind is a rich mind." - Robert Kiyosaki

"Questioning is not the mode of conversation among gentlemen." - Samuel Johnson

"After sixty, the self-questioning of middle age is obsolete." - Mason Cooley

"Effective questioning brings insight, which fuels curiosity, which cultivates wisdom." - Chip R. Bell

"The most important thing is to not stop questioning." - Albert Einstein

"The path to holiness lies through questioning everything." - M Scott Peck

"Questioning is not the mode of the conversation among gentlemen." - Samuel Johnson

"Under questioning, a terrorist should be made to yield." - Ami Ayalon

"Questioning anything and everything, to me, is punk rock." - Henry Rollins

"The first key to wisdom is assiduous and frequent questioning." - Peter Abelard

"Usually people are questioning my athleticism more than my femininity!" - Gabrielle Reece

"A free, analytical and questioning press must be helped survive." - Xavier Niel

"Hate pollutes the mind." - William Shakespeare

"Engineering stimulates the mind." - Bruce Dickinson

"Mind moves matter." - Virgil

"Mind over mattress." - Stephen Covey

"Your mind is nirvana." - Bodhidharma

"What the mind attends to, the mind considers. What the mind constantly considers, the mind believes. What the mind believes, the mind eventually does." - Anonymous

"Motive is also important in our quest for knowledge and in the questioning that accompanies it. In commenting on our duty to educate for eternity, Eugene England writes: Teaching or learning - with the Spirit of God simply means (though it is not simple) that we are doing so with an eye single to eternal, not worldly, values, with an eye single to lasting development of the mind and spirit and to useful service to others, especially to aid in their lasting development of mind and spirit." - Dallin H. Oaks

"Swami cannot give peace of mind; you must work for it yourselves. First, stop the questioning and ask, 'who am I?'. This is my body, my mind, my intelligence. But who is this 'My'? Who is it that claims the ownership of that which is declared to be 'mine'? 'My' indicates ownership. That 'My' is the life. As long as the life is in the body, there is this connection between the 'my' and the intellect - 'my' body, 'my' house, 'my' land. But the moment you remove the life from the body, there is no 'my' or sense of possession. Life is God." - Sathya Sai Baba

"What is mind? No matter. What is matter? Never mind." - George Berkeley

"Peace of mind! All we need is peace of mind!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"What is mind? No matter. What is matter? Never mind." - Thomas Hewitt Key

"A quiet mind is more important than a positive mind." - Deepak Chopra

"Whatever your mind feeds upon your mind attracts to you." - Napoleon Hill

"Spirit over mind. Mind over matter. It's that simple" - Sahndra Fon Dufe

"The western mind is linear, the eastern mind is circular." - Rajneesh

"The western mind is linear, the eastern mind is circular." - Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

"The mind is what the mind is fed." - David J. Schwartz

"Beauty of mind creates freedom. Freedom of mind creates beauty." - Ann Demeulemeester

"I don't mind saying what's on my mind." - Josh Homme

"So then there was the Greek, Socrates, he was great... He invented questioning. Before Socrates, no questioning. Everyone sort of went, 'Yeah, I suppose so." - Eddie Izzard

"Men accept without questioning that this world is real and important and worthwhile. This is faith. Philosophy is the ongoing questioning of this faith." - Josiah Royce

"We're not questioning the legitimacy of the outcome of the election. You didn't have Republicans questioning whether or not [Barack] Obama legitimately beat John McCain in 2008." - John Lewis

"The key to wisdom is this - constant and frequent questioning, for by doubting we are led to question and by questioning we arrive at the truth." - Peter Abelard

"What is matter? Never mind." - Bertrand Russell

"Mind only thinks, meditation lives." - Rajneesh

"Body does what mind prefers." - Lenny Krayzelburg

"Education forms the common mind." - Alexander Pope

"Mind is memory, not intelligence." - Rajneesh

"Religion stills a thinking mind." - Greg Erwin

"Stretch your mind and fly." - Whitney M Young

"Chance favours a prepared mind." - Louis Pasteur

"You are blowing my mind." - Keri Smith

"The mind contains all possibilities." - Gautama Buddha

"Garden work clears the mind." - Joanne Harris

"Food makes my mind sluggish." - Miles Davis

"Fear is the mind-killer." - Frank Herbert

"I don't mind what happens." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

"Fill your mind with compassion." - Gautama Buddha

"My mind is my laboratory." - Albert Einstein

"Law is mind without reason." - Aristotle

"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Richard Hamming

"Mind is a broken mirror." - Rajneesh

"Celestial wisdom calms the mind." - Samuel Johnson

"Chance favours the trained mind." - Louis Pasteur

"Yoga is mind wave quieting." - Patanjali

"Endurance is mind over matter." - Yanni

"The belly rules the mind." - Proverbs

"Mind only thinks, meditation lives." - Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

"Mind is a broken mirror." - Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

"A quiet mind cureth all." - Robert A. Burton

"Indiscriminate study bloats the mind." - D. Sutten

"Travelling expands the mind rarely." - Hans Christian Andersen

"My mind is always racing." - Justin Bieber

"A peaceful mind generates power." - Norman Vincent Peale

"Law is mind without reason." - Lil Wayne

"Religion is just mind control." - George Carlin

"I don't mind being naked." - Nicole Kidman

"A quiet mind cureth all." - Robert Burton

"Quitting doesn't enter my mind." - Jimmy Buffett

"I don't mind demanding women." - Chris Noth

"Fortune favors the prepared mind." - Louis Pasteur

"The mind precedes all things, the mind dominates all things, the mind creates all things." - Gautama Buddha

"The beginner's mind is the mind of compassion. When our mind is compassionate, it is boundless." - Shunryu Suzuki

"No mind, no wisdom-tempora ry mind, temporary wisdom-eternal mind, eternal wisdom." - Adoniram Judson

"The red man divided mind into two parts, - the spiritual mind and the physical mind." - Charles Eastman

"I don't mind being wrong, and I don't mind changing my mind." - Martin Seligman

"Persistent questioning and healthy inquisitiveness are the first requisite for acquiring learning of any kind." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Time will explain it all. He is a talker, and needs no questioning before he speaks." - Euripides

"The important thing is to never stop questioning. Never lose a holy curiosity." - Albert Einstein

"Death: Do you never stop questioning? Antonius Block: No. I never stop." - Ingmar Bergman

"The intelligent employer encourages challenge, questioning-not blind acceptance and "our Leader knows best" acclaim." - Mary Barnett Gilson

"That one never asks a question unless he knows the answer is basic to parliamentary questioning." - John Diefenbaker

"I am not second-guessing or questioning my understanding of the issue" - Christine Maggiore

"Faith never stays put. It's always challenging always questioning. That's what makes it real." - Patrick Carman

"We grow up never questioning that which is unquestioned around us." - Margaret Mead

"I want to break the taboo against questioning this drive for maximum longevity." - Katy Butler

"The curious questioning eye, that plucks the heart of every mystery." - Grenville Mellen

"The second you stop questioning yourself is the second that you become the monster. -Merry" - Laurell K Hamilton

"Religion is based on dogma and belief, whereas science is based on doubt and questioning." - Jerry A. Coyne

"The reason people lose their healing is because they begin questioning if God really did it." - Benny Hinn

"You can question somebody's views and their judgment without questioning their motives or patriotism." - Barack Obama

"I would say that deconstruction is affirmation rather than questioning, in a sense which is not positive: I would distinguish between the positive, or positions, and affirmations. I think that deconstruction is affirmative rather than questioning: this affirmation goes through some radical questioning, but it is not questioning in the field of analysis." - Jacques Derrida

"I think it's high time we started questioning the old cliches like "Grunt big for Daddy."" - Jack Handey

"Believe what you like, but don't believe everything you read without questioning it." - Pauline Baynes

"Houllier couldn't deal with players expressing any anger or questioning any of his decisions" - Robbie Fowler

"Advances are Made by Answering Questions. Discoveries are Made by Questioning Answers." - Bernard Haisch

"Maybe that's what is means to be human . . . forever questioning our certainties." - Kay Hooper

"If it's worth listening to, it's worth questioning until you understand it." - Seth Godin

"I am not questioning your honor, I am denying its existence." - George R R Martin

"Houllier could' deal with players expressing any anger or questioning any of his decisions" - Robbie Fowler

"I think people are starting to look away and questioning, and they're sort of horrified." - Charlie Brooker

"Questioning our stressful thoughts, we come to see they're not true." - Byron Katie

"What I saw was the hoax: Immortals questioning mortality when they should have asked eternity." - Vanna Bonta

"Ideas worth questioning: 'Being an artist is a job for life." - Brian Eno

"The reason people lose their healing, is because they begin questioning if God really did it." - Benny Hinn

"I was 13 when I was started questioning and 16 when I stopped believing in God." - Jim Jefferies

"They turned a distracted gaze on the world, wide-eyed, somehow, and questioning." - Kim Edwards

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

"By doubting we are led to question, by questioning we arrive at the truth." - Peter Abelard

"When I first went to prison, I was even questioning where, God, where are you?" - Jim Bakker

"Doubt is the middle position between knowledge and ignorance. It encompasses cynicism but also genuine questioning." - Vera Farmiga

"The past nine years in San Diego have represented such a period of questioning." - Brian Ferneyhough

"The questioning is a stupid formality aimed exclusively at preventing us from speaking at the demonstration." - Alexei Navalny

"Anytime you make big plans, you have people questioning what you're doing." - Tim Armstrong

"I'm interested in people who have lived, who are searching and questioning." - Maria Bello

"You know, everybody believes in free speech until you start questioning them about it." - Larry Flynt

"What we observe is not nature itself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning." - Werner Heisenberg

"A Western upbringing tends to stress questioning authority, which is always asking why, why, why." - Amy Chua

"Disability doesn't make you exceptional, but questioning what you think you know about it does." - Stella Young

"I went through a lot of occupations. I was questioning my contribution to the world." - Cory Michael Smith



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