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To be, or not to be, that is the question.
William Shakespeare - The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark  



To be, or not to be, that is the question.

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The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life.
Confucius  






And wisdom in life is perhaps to ask for anything, why?
Honore de Balzac  






If you want a wise answer, ask a reasonable question.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe  






Charm is a way of getting the answer 'Yes' without asking a clear question.
Albert Camus - The Fall  






There is frequently more to be learned from the unexpected questions of a child than the discourses of men.
John Locke - Some Thoughts Concerning Education  






Problems that remain persistently insoluble should always be suspected as questions asked in the wrong way.
Alan Watts  






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






Why are there beings at all, and why not rather nothing? That is the question.
Martin Heidegger  






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






I was never aware of any other option but to question everything.
Noam Chomsky  






Did science promise happiness? I do not believe it. It promised truth, and the question is to know if we will ever make happiness with truth.
Émile Zola  






Most teachers waste their time by asking questions which are intended to discover what a pupil does not know, whereas the true art of questioning has for its purpose to discover what the pupil knows or is capable of knowing.
Albert Einstein






The novelist teaches the reader to comprehend the world as a question. There is wisdom and tolerance in that attitude. In a world built on sacrosanct certainties the novel is dead.
Milan Kundera






When a woman learned to read, the woman question arose in the world.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach  






The stupidity of people comes from having an answer for everything. The wisdom of the novel comes from having a question for everything.
Milan Kundera






In the age of the individual's liquidation, the question of individuality must be raised anew.
Theodor W. Adorno






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






It is questionable if all the mechanical inventions yet made have lightened the day's toil of any human being.
John Stuart Mill






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






To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.
Albert Einstein






The question I asked Georges has now become a general one - You, who thought you were superfluous, who thought there was no place for you in society, not only are you not superfluous, you are needed and so those who were beggars become givers.
Abbé Pierre






The real discovery is the one which enables me to stop doing philosophy when I want to. The one that gives philosophy peace, so that it is no longer tormented by questions which bring itself into question.
Ludwig Wittgenstein






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