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"Thank God for unanswered prayers." - Garth Brooks

"More tears are shed over answered prayers than unanswered ones." - Mother Teresa

"Al-Jazeera should not go unanswered in the Middle East." - Kenneth Tomlinson

"The most common cause of unanswered prayer is prayerlessness." - Bill Hybels

"Faith is about trusting God when you have unanswered questions." - Joel Osteen

"More tears are shed over answered prayers than unanswered ones." - Saint Teresa Of Avila

"In politics, a lie unanswered becomes truth within 24 hours." - Willie Brown

"Some of God's greatest gifts are unanswered prayers." - Garth Brooks

"Now anxiety is the mark of spiritual insecurity. It is the fruit of unanswered questions. But questions cannot go unanswered unless they first be asked." - Thomas Merton

"The greatest tragedy of life is not unanswered prayer, buy unoffered prayer." - F.B. Meyer

"Shannon: Only the living suffered. Only they were riddled with guilt and regret and unanswered questions." - Nora Roberts

"Theory can leave questions unanswered, but practice has to come up with something." - Mason Cooley

"A friend is one who withholds judgment no matter how long you have his unanswered letter." - Sophie Irene Loeb

"One could argue that there exist certain questions that are best left unanswered." - Dan Brown

"An unanswered question is a fine traveling companion. It sharpens your eye for the road." - Rachel Naomi Remen

"The greatest tragedy in life is the prayers that go unanswered simply because they go unasked." - Mark Batterson

"So part of what being psychedelic means, I think, is relentlessly living with unanswered questions." - Terence Mckenna

"How soft, how sad his voice is ever calling, Ever unanswered, and the dark rain falling," - James Joyce

"Whether or not the artist can fulfill a social function is a question that remains unanswered." - Jorg Immendorff

"The greatest tragedy in life is that some prayers go unanswered as they go unasked." - Mark Batterson

"There are more tears shed over answered prayers than over unanswered prayers." - Saint Teresa Of Avila

"There are more tears shed over answered prayers than over unanswered prayers." - Teresa of Avila

"Sometimes I thank God for unanswered prayers. Remember when you're talkin' to the man upstairs; that just because he doesn't answer doesn't mean he don't care. Some of God's greatest gifts are unanswered prayers" - Garth Brooks

"Hope is willing to leave unanswered questions unanswered and unknown futures unknown. Hope makes you see God's guiding hand not only in the gentle and pleasant moments but also in the shadows of disappointment and darkness." - Henri Nouwen

"I have questioned God sometimes whether prayers have gone unanswered. But answered prayer is still harder to believe." - David Wilkerson

"Be sure that someday you'll praise and thank God for your unanswered prayers that once you had wept for them." - Shams Tabrizi

"Living by faith isn't living with certainty. It's trusting God in spite of unanswered questions and unresolved doubts." - Rick Warren

"One of the earliest religious disappointments in a young girl's life devolves upon her unanswered prayer for a horse." - Phyllis Grissim-Theroux

"It's not only for unanswered questions that we seek knowledge but also for the examination of unquestioned answers." - Anodea Judith

"It's not only for unanswered questions that we seek knowledge but also for the examination of unquestioned answers." - Anodea Judith

"Better that I find you, God, and leave the questions unanswered, than to find the answers without finding you." - Saint Augustine

"Prayer busters (causes of unanswered prayer) are prayerlessness, unconfessed sin, unresolved relational conflict, selfishness, uncaring attitudes, and inadequate faith." - Bill Hybels

"Life is an unanswered question, but let's still believe in the dignity and importance of the question." - Tennessee Williams

"Our Lord never referred to unanswered prayer; he taught that prayers are always answered. He ever implied that prayers were answered rightly because of the Heavenly Father's wisdom." - Oswald Chambers

"You never let things go unanswered for too long. Emails. Phone calls. Questions. As if you know the waiting is the hardest part for me." - David Levithan

"I believe the evidence strongly supports common descent. But the root question remains unanswered: What has caused complex systems to form?" - Michael Behe

"There's no such thing as trust unless you have unanswered questions in your life. If you know everything, theres nothing to trust God for." - Joyce Meyer

"Leave the dishes unwashed and the demands on your time unanswered. Be ruthless and refuse to do what people ask of you." - Lynne Sharon Schwartz

"One unanswered question is whether a Euro-Islam that combines Islam with democracy will be possible in the future. We mustn't confuse desire with reality." - Walter Kasper

"I'd rather have all my questions unanswered and walk with God than not walk with God and have all my questions answered." - Rick Warren

"Calls ignored, texts unanswered, short replies, excuses made. All I can say is don't be surprised when you're not in my future." - Behdad Sami

"There's no such thing as trust unless you have unanswered questions in your life. If you know everything, theres nothing to trust God for." - Joyce Meyer

"All prayers are answered. We need to distinguish between a prayer unanswered, and one not answered how or when we would like it to be." - Lloyd John Ogilvie

"People sometimes ask me, "You're still in a primary - why are you criticizing [Donald] Trump?" It's because I don't want what he's saying to stand unanswered." - Hillary Clinton

"There are certain parts of chords that resolve things and tie a bow, and others that keep things open and unanswered." - Feist

"But there are still many unanswered questions. The halo that surrounds our Galaxy is one mystery region... The centre of the Galaxy hides even more secrets." - Heather Couper

"Some unanswered prayers are only because God doesn't want to do something for us. He wants to do something through us." - Bill Johnson

"Although I was first drawn to math and science by the certainty they promised, today I find the unanswered questions and the unexpected connections at least as attractive." - Lisa Randall

"I constantly felt (as I suppose many an ambitious girl has felt) a thumping from within unanswered by any beckoning from without." - Anna Julia Cooper

"Nocebos often cause a physical effect, but it's not a physically produced effect. What's the cause? In many cases, it's an unanswered question." - Irving Kirsch

"When diplomacy has been exhausted, the Security Council must become involved. Questions about Iran's nuclear activities remain unanswered, despite repeated efforts by the IAEA." - Condoleezza Rice

"The risk from viruses is an unanswered question - and it won't be answered until you have had organs transplanted into humans over many years." - Ian Smith

"I just think that trusting God means we're going to have unanswered questions, and God is so much bigger than us, we're never going to understand them all." - Joel Osteen

"I regret nothing. There have been things I missed, but I ask no questions, because I have loved it, such as it has been, even the moments of emptiness, even the unanswered-and that I loved it, that is the unanswered in my life." - Ayn Rand

"Teach me to feel that Thou art always nigh; Teach me the struggles of the soul to bear; To check the rising doubt, the rebel sigh; Teach me the patience of unanswered prayer." - George Croly

"If there are questions that are unanswered by research, they will be answered by a strategy division, a data-mining group or someone else within the organization. We need to be more effective at collaborating with these groups." - Stephen Jin-Woo Kim

"When we pray "in the Name of Jesus" the answers are in accordance with His nature, and if we think our prayers are unanswered it is because we are not interpreting the answer along this line." - Oswald Chambers

"Character is both developed and revealed by tests, and all of life is a test... You will be tested by major changes, delayed promises, impossible problems, unanswered prayers, undeserved criticism, and even senseless tragedies." - Rick Warren

"The protesters, in Jerusalem and in Tel Aviv, revealed an open and raw wound at the heart of Israeli society, the pain of a community crying out over a sense of discrimination, racism, and of being unanswered." - Reuven Rivlin

"Decision is the spark that ignites action. Until a decision is made, nothing happens.... Decision is the courageous facing of issues, knowing that if they are not faced, problems will remain forever unanswered." - Wilferd Peterson

"An agnostic position is one that leaves open the question whether there exists a god or gods, professing to find such a question unanswered or unanswerable. For the atheist, the question has been answered, and in the negative." - Jaroslav Pelikan

"My brother kneels, so saith Kabir, To stone and brass in heathen-wise But in my brother's voice I hear My own unanswered agonies. His God is as his fates assign His prayer is all the world's - and mine." - Rudyard Kipling

"Waiting on God requires the willingness to bear uncertainty, to carry within oneself the unanswered question, lifting the heart to God about it whenever it intrudes upon one's thoughts." - Elisabeth Elliot

"When someone refuses to tell me a certain piece of information, it only makes me that much more determined to find out the truth. I hate being ignorant. For me, a question unanswered is like a thorn in my side" - Christopher Paolini

"Science has penetrated the constitution of nature, and unrolled the mysterious pages of its history, and started again many, as yet, unanswered questions in respect to the mutual relations of matter and spirit, of nature and of God." - Noah Porter

"We have to live with ambiguity. We have to give ourselves over to it. The question is: How? How are we going to live in a universe where important questions will always go unanswered?" - John Green

"If knowing answers to life's questions is absolutely necessary to you, then forget the journey. You will never make it, for this is a journey of unknowables - of unanswered questions, enigmas, incomprehensibles, and, most of all, things unfair." - Jeanne Marie Bouvier de la Motte Guyon

"I wish to fill in the gaps which have so far always remained unanswered in the souls of men as burning questions, and which never leave any serious thinker in peace, if he honestly seeks the Truth." - Abd-ru-shin

"You have to believe in the arthouse, if you will - the emotion, the conflict, the who am I, which will always be an unanswered question. If you do it right, you have a smaller drama, and a great movie." - Avi Arad

"I talk to myself on paper about my characters - sometimes writing in first person... I keep lists of unanswered questions that I can always turn to in order to get myself going." - Phyllis A. Whitney

"If the United States had not intervened in Afghanistan, then obviously, we would have then allowed the attacks of 9/11 to go unanswered. I don't think most of Americans wanted that to happen." - John Mccain

"Teach me to feel that Thou art always nigh; Teach me the struggles of the soul to bear; To check the rising doubt, the rebel sigh; Teach me the patience of unanswered prayer." - George Croly

"Good stories flow like honey but bad stories stick in the craw [gullet]. What is a bad story? It's a story that cannot be absorbed in the first time of reading. It's a story that leaves questions unanswered." - Arthur Christiansen

"I don't like coming home. It keeps me from being nostalgic, which by nature I am. Even before the plane begins its descent, I find myself dreading the questions left unanswered by my childhood." - Stewart O'Nan

"If God can bring blessing from the broken body of Jesus and glory from something that's obscene as the cross, He can bring blessing from my problems and my pain and my unanswered prayer." - Anne Graham Lotz

"Scientists tend to build a reputation on refuting the theories of those who have gone before. Yet, whatever we hypothesize, observe, measure or record about the natural world, it leaves more unanswered questions." - Robert Winston

"Are you facing a superheated furnace? What God wants is for you to look full in the face of Jesus. Get your focus off whatever it is that appears to be unanswered and focus on the Son." - Anne Graham Lotz

"So when I read this story, it unlocked a volcano of unanswered questions, because the questions had never been asked. It was an opportunity to come to terms with the lot of repressed history - and history of repression." - Phillip Noyce

"Many people can't deal with unanswered questions, which religion exploits by providing answers, even if they are just made up by someone. This is also why we love TV shows and movies that neatly wrap up everything in exactly an hour or two." - Bill Maher

"All of childhood's unanswered questions must finally be passed back to the town and answered there. Heroes and bogey men, values and dislikes, are first encountered and labeled in that early environment. In later years they change faces, places and maybe races, tactics, intensities and goals, but beneath those penetrable masks they wear forever the stocking-capped faces of childhood." - Maya Angelou

"Edward, Edward," he said with a patronising smile, "there are no unanswered questions of any relevance. Every question that we need to ask has been answered fully. If you can't find the correct answer then you are obviously asking the wrong question." - Jasper Fforde

"Laughter would appear to be a physical reflex, although even if it is, this still leaves unanswered the question of why the human response to humor is a convulsive spasm of the respiratory mechanism rather than a crossing of the eyes or a waving of the arms." - Steve Allen

"Investors frequently benefit from making decisions with less than perfect knowledge and are well rewarded for bearing the risk of uncertainty. The time other investors spend delving into the last unanswered detail may cost them the chance to buy into situations at prices so low they offer a margin of safety despite the incomplete information" - Seth Klarman

"Losing faith is a complicated business and takes time. There are no epiphanies, no "moments of truth." It takes much thought and concentration in the later phases, which thenselves come about through an accumulation of small accidents: examples of general injustice, misfortune falling upon the godly, prayers of one's own unanswered." - Thomas Pynchon

"The problems of our day loom ominously before us. Surrounded by the sophistication of modern living, we look heavenward for that unfailing sense of direction, that we might chart and follow a wise and proper course. He whom we call our Heavenly Father will not leave our sincere petition unanswered." - Thomas S Monson

"A genius is the man in whom you are least likely to find the power of attending to anything insipid or distasteful in itself. He breaks his engagements, leaves his letters unanswered, neglects his family duties incorrigibly, because he is powerless to turn his attention down and back from those more interesting trains of imagery with which his genius constantly occupies his mind." - William James

"To assign unanswered letters their proper weight, to free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves-there lies the great, the singular power of self-respect. Without it, one eventually discovers the final turn of the screw: one runs away to find oneself, and finds no one at home." - Joan Didion

"If you feel you have a strong constituency among the young, you can really die happy, because the great unanswered question, the only valid value judgment is whether you're going to last, and that tells you that you are, for a bit at least." - Martin Amis

"In studies asking why young people left their family religion, their most frequent response was unanswered doubts and questions. The researchers were surprised: They expected to hear stories of broken relationships and wounded feelings. But the top reason given by young adults was that they did not get answers to their questions." - Nancy Pearcey

"There are still so many unanswered questions about what causes autism and other developmental disorders on the spectrum. So it is vital that we continue to research and educate ourselves in the hopes that we may begin to understand the challenges that these children and their families continue to face with each passing day." - Manny Alvarez

"Because many of us make mistakes that can have bad consequences, some intellectuals believe that it is the role of government to intervene and make some of our decisions for us. From what galaxy government is going to hire creatures who do not make mistakes is a question they leave unanswered." - Thomas Sowell

"We are waiting for Donald Trump`s big immigration speech. There are lots of unanswered questions that remain about where exactly Trump stands on deportation forces, on what to do with the millions of immigrants who are here illegally now, and where he stands on the question of birthright citizenship." - Steve Kornacki

"Edward, Edward, he said with a patronising smile, there are no unanswered questions of any relevance. Every question that we need to ask has been answered fully. If you can't find the correct answer then you are obviously asking the wrong question." - Jasper Fforde

"He was near tears, 'Who do I blame?' he kept asking me. 'There is no God.I can only blame myself.'" The Reb's face tightened, as if in pain. "That," he said, softly, "is a terrible self-indictment." Worse than an unanswered prayer? "Oh yes. It is far more comforting to think God listened and said no, than to think that nobody's out there." - Mitch Albom

"Who is God? Who are we? What is our purpose? All these questions remain unanswered. I want to reach the genuine seeker of spiritual well-being. My goal is to satisfy the hunger and longing for those who are seeking the truth." - Ravi Zacharias

"Clearly, unless the Lord chooses to explain Himself to us, which often He does not, His motivation and purposes are beyond the reach of mortal man. What this means in practical terms is that many of our questions - especially those that begin with the word 'why' - will have to remain unanswered for the time being." - James Dobson

"Mystery is an inescapable ingredient of mathematics. Mathematics is full of unanswered questions, which far outnumber known theorems and results. It's the nature of mathematics to pose more problems than it can solve. Indeed, mathematics itself may be built on small islands of truth comprising the pieces of mathematics that can be validated by relatively short proofs. All else is speculation." - Ivars Peterson

"This is what rhyme does. In a couplet, the first rhyme is like a question to which the second rhyme is an answer. The first rhyme leaves something in the air, some unanswered business. In most quatrains, space is created between the rhyme that poses the question and the rhyme that gives the answer - it is like a pleasure deferred." - James Fenton

"If I'm home with no chore at hand, and a package of books has come, the television set and the chess board and the unanswered mail will have to manage without me if one of the books is a detective story." - Rex Stout

"I have learned from personal experience that putting trust in God means there will be some unanswered questions. That was a hard lesson for me because I naturally want to understand everything... to know what's going on so I can feel like I'm in control." - Joyce Meyer

"Our purpose is to be able to measure the intellectual capacity of a child who is brought to us in order to know whether he is normal or retarded. ... We do not attempt to establish or prepare a prognosis and we leave unanswered the question of whether this retardation is curable, or even improveable. We shall limit ourselves to ascertaining the truth in regard to his present mental state." - Alfred Binet

"Real orgies are never so exciting as pornographic books. In a volume by Pierre Louys all the girls are young and their figures perfect; there's no hiccoughing or bad breath, no fatigue or boredom, no sudden recollections of unpaid bills or business letters unanswered, to interrupt the raptures. Art gives you the sensation, the thought, the feeling quite pure-chemically pure, I mean,... not morally." - Aldous Huxley

"The law demands good works and uses its terror-rejection, shame, fear of punishment, unanswered prayer, personal tragedy, etc.-as motivation. Here performance is a necessity to secure the blessings and avoid the curses. Grace, on the other hand, allows us to serve on a different basis-not from fear but on the basis of love and gratitude, from appreciation and gladness for blessings freely given and freely received." - Richard Jordan

"For fear is a primary source of evil. And when the question "Who am I?" recurs and is unanswered, then fear and frustration project a negative attitude. The bewildered soul can answer only: "Since I do not understand 'Who I am,' I only know what I am not." The corollary of this emotional incertitude is snobbism, intolerance and racial hate. The xenophobic individual can only reject and destroy, as the xenophobic nation inevitably makes war." - Carson Mccullers

"It would be naive to suggest the Iranian regime will not continue to use its nuclear program, and any economic relief, to further destabilize the region, in the weeks ahead, Republicans and Democrats in Congress will continue to press The Obama administration on the details of these parameters and the tough questions that remain unanswered. We will stand strong on behalf of the American people and everyone in the Middle East who values freedom, security, and peace." - John Boehner

"I wanted to know why people follow rules blindly, or why girls had to act a certain way and boys didn't. Why could boys ask girls out and girls not ask guys out? Why did girls have to shave their legs and guys didn't? Why did society, like, set everything up the way they did? My whole adolescence was full of unanswered whys. Because they never got answered, I just kept lighting fires everywhere - metaphorically speaking." - Madonna Ciccone

"I got back in my car, starting the engine, then drove off. It wasn't until I pulled onto the highway that it all really sunk it, how temporary our friendship had been. We'd been on our breaks, after all, but it wasn't our relationships that were on pause: it was us. Now we were both in motion again, moving ahead. So what if there were questions left unanswered. Life went on. We knew that better than anyone." - Sarah Dessen

". . . I have written a couple of screenplays for studios, and each time has been less gratifying than the last. In my experience, they want no real representations of homosexuality, they want no complexity, they are terrified of ambiguity and unanswered questions - they don't know what they want, except that they want to make lots of money. The only freedom I've ever had as an artist has been in the theatre . . .." - Craig Lucas

"There's good in this world. I mean I'm not at all blind to that. God is a good God himself. There are good things. He gives good gifts to His children. But within this world there's a harshness and some of it is unanswered. I don't think I'm trying to provide an answer as much as I am begging people to walk with me in awareness so that we can push back the darkness." - Tedashii

"Who am I?" "What is the purpose of my life?" These questions arise spontaneously throughout our lives, either unbidden or through conscious intent. Anyone who wishes to live an authentic life must answer these questions, regardless of whether they believe in the existence of the soul or practice a religion. If these queries remain unanswered, life will more than likely remain superficial and empty, in spite of any material abundance. If you wish to make the soul's journey, then I suggest you ask yourself these questions relentlessly and ruthlessly, and listen carefully." - Ilchi Lee

"Others of us are lost. We're forever seeking. We torture ourselves with philosophies and ache to see the world. We question everything, even our own existence. We ask a lifetime of questions and are never satisfied with the answers because we don't recognize anyone as an authority to give them. We see life and the world as an enormous puzzle that we might never understand, that our questions might go unanswered until the day we die, almost never occurs to us. And when it does, it fills us with dread." - Lisa Unger

"There was a message written in pencil on the tiles by the roller towel. This was it: What is the purpose of life? Trout plundered his pockets for a pen or pencil. He had an answer to the question. But he had nothing to write with, not even a burnt match. So he left the question unanswered, but here is what he would have written, if he had found anything to write with: To be the eyes and ears and conscience of the Creator of the Universe, you fool." - Kurt Vonnegut

"I feel very strongly that I am under the influence of things or questions which were left incomplete and unanswered by my parents and grandparents and more distant ancestors. It often seems as if there were an impersonal karma within a family which is passed on from parents to children. It has always seemed to me that I had to answer questions which fate had posed to my forefathers, and which had not yet been answered, or as if I had to complete, or perhaps continue, things which previous ages had left unfinished." - Carl Jung

"I could give you absolutely sterling advice on how to avoid writing, how when you run out of things to do other than going to your desk and writing, when every closet is reorganized and you've called your oldest living relative twice in one day to see what she's up to and there isn't an unanswered e-mail left on your computer or you simply can't bear to answer another one and there is no dignity, not a drop left, in any further evasion of the task at hand, namely writing, well, you can always ask your dentist for a root canal or have an accident in the bathtub instead." - Tony Kushner

"I tried not to write about the O.J. Simpson case too much because so much has already been said about it, but there are a lot of questions left worth asking. However, the case is very useful to illustrate other points. The case is a common reference point because everybody knows the ins and outs of it, more than any other case in this generation, so it becomes useful to reference other points. In itself, there aren't that many questions about it that remain unanswered." - Bill James

"Prophecy and prescience-How can they be put to the test in the face of unanswered questions? Consider: How much is actual prediction ... and how much is the prophet shaping the future to fit the prophecy? What are the harmonics inherent in the act of prophecy? Does the prophet see the future or does he see a line of weakness, a fault or cleavage that he may shatter with words or decisions as a diamond-cutter shatters his gem with a blow of the knife?" - Frank Herbert



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