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Problems that remain persistently insoluble should always be suspected as questions asked in the wrong way.
There is frequently more to be learned from the unexpected questions of a child than the discourses of men.
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.
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.
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.
The stupidity of people comes from having an answer for everything. The wisdom of the novel comes from having a question for everything.
Nature puts no question and answers none which we mortals ask. She has long ago taken her resolution.
It is questionable if all the mechanical inventions yet made have lightened the day's toil of any human being.
It is an interesting question how far men would retain their relative rank if they were divested of their clothes.
To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.
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.
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.
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