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Certainly, the poverty, the discrimination,
the episodic unemployment could not but strike an inquiring youngster:
why did these exist,
and what could we do about them.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

The mark of a truly civilized man is confidence in
the strength and security derived from the inquiring mind.
- Felix Frankfurter

In inquiring concerning the benefits of the plan proposed,
I shall proceed upon the supposition that female seminaries
will be patronized throughout our country.
- Emma Willard

It is our duty still to endeavor to avoid war;
but if it shall actually take place, no matter by whom brought on,
we must defend ourselves.
If our house be on fire, without inquiring whether
it was fired from within or without,
we must try to extinguish it.
- Thomas Jefferson

 

The danger to society is not merely that it should believe wrong things,
though that is great enough; but that it should become credulous,
and lose the habit of testing things and inquiring into them;
for then it must sink back into savagery.
- William Kingdon Clifford

It will sometimes strike a scientific man that the
philosophers have been less intent on finding out what the facts are,
than on inquiring what belief is most in harmony with their system.
- Charles Sanders Peirce

My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither,
but just enjoy your ice cream while it's on your plate.
- Thornton Wilder

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Were one merely to seek information,
one should inquire of the man who hates,
but if one wishes to know what truly is,
one better ask the one who loves.
- Hermann Broch

Cease to inquire what the future has in store,
and take as a gift whatever the day brings forth.
- Horace

A sailing ship is no democracy; you don't caucus a
crew as to where you'll go anymore than you inquire
when they'd like to shorten sail.
- Sterling Hayden

Try to put well in practice what you already know.
In so doing, you will, in good time,
discover the hidden things you now inquire about.
- Remy de Gourmont

I prize the conditions under which I have lived because
they have permitted me to choose my opportunities,
to inquire into such matters as interested me,
and to publish what I believed to be true,
uncontrolled by any central authority.
- Arthur Keith

All that I say is, examine, inquire.
Look into the nature of things.
Search out the grounds of your opinions,
the for and against.
Know why you believe, understand what you believe,
and possess a reason for the faith that is in you.
- Frances Wright

It is our task to inquire into the causes that have
brought about the observed differentiation,
and to investigate the sequence of events that have
led to the establishment of the multifarious forms of human life.
- Franz Boas

Proceeding further, to inquire whether the facts related
by the Four Evangelists are proved by competent and satisfactory evidence,
we are led, first, to consider on which side lies the
burden of establishing the credibility of the witnesses.
- Simon Greenleaf

The course hitherto pursued in musical aesthetics has
nearly always been hampered by the false assumption
that the object was not so much to inquire into what
is beautiful in music as to describe the feelings which music awakens.
- Eduard Hanslick

Everybody has a world, and that world is completely
hidden until we begin to inquire.
As soon as we do, that entire world opens to us and yields itself.
And you see how full and complex it is.
- David Guterson

People can get their news any way they want.
What I love about what's happened is that there are
so many different avenues,
there are so many different outlets,
so many different ways to debate and discuss and to
inquire about any given news story.
- Jim Lehrer

It must inquire not merely about the circumstances of the time in general,
but in particular about the writer's position with regard to these things,
the interests and motives, the leading ideas of his literary activity.
- Ferdinand Christian Baur

How it came to pass that man, originally taught,
as we doubt not he was, to know and to worship the true Jehovah,
is found, at so early a period of his history,
a worshiper of baser objects, it is foreign to our
present purpose to inquire.
- Simon Greenleaf

I am no party man in this matter in any degree;
and if I have any objection to the motion it is this,
that whereas it is a motion to inquire into the manufacturing distress of the country,
it should have been a motion to inquire into manufacturing
and agricultural distress.
- Richard Cobden

There is a limit to the application of democratic methods.
You can inquire of all the passengers as to what type
of car they like to ride in,
but it is impossible to question them as to whether
to apply the brakes when the train is at full speed and accident threatens.
- Leon Trotsky

The People in this Town began to inquire my Business,
and because I did not readily inform them,
they began to suspect me, and said, that I was come
to settle the Indian's Land and they knew I should
never go Home again Safe.
- Christopher Gist

Why I came here, I know not; where I shall go it is useless to inquire -
in the midst of myriads of the living and the dead worlds,
stars, systems, infinity, why should I be anxious about an atom?
- Lord Byron

If you know how many acres you have sown of each kind of corn,
inquire how much the acre the soil of that land takes for sowing,
and count the number of quarters of seed,
and you shall know the return of seed,
and what ought to be over.
- Robert Grosseteste

Any idea can be brought into the classroom if the point
is to inquire into its structure,
history, influence and so forth.
But no idea belongs in the classroom if the point of
introducing it is to recruit your students for the
political agenda it may be thought to imply.
- Stanley Fish

I am mortified to be told that, in the United States of America,
the sale of a book can become a subject of inquiry,
and of criminal inquiry too.
- Thomas Jefferson

Quotations are dead unless a spur for inquiry.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I never will, by any word or act, bow to the shrine of intolerance
or admit a right of inquiry into the religious opinions of others.
- Thomas Jefferson

Trial.
A formal inquiry designed to prove and put upon record
the blameless characters of judges,
advocates and jurors.
- Ambrose Bierce

Poetry is but another form of inquiry into the nature of phenomena,
using with its own unique procedures and tools.
- John Barton

The inquiries of the jurist are in truth prosecuted
much as inquiry in physic and physiology was prosecuted
before observation had taken the place of assumption.
- Henry James Sumner Maine

They have shrunk from inquiry, though they have strained after punishment.
I have in every shape dared the one,
that I might,
so far as lay in my power, be able to secure the other.
- Joseph Howe

You have to be an original individual;
you have to find your innermost core on your own,
with no guide, no guiding scriptures.
It is a dark night, but with the intense fire of inquiry
you are bound to come to the sunrise.
Everybody who has burned with intense inquiry
has found the sunrise.
Others only believe.
Those who believe are not religious,
they are simply avoiding the great adventure
of religion by believing.
- Osho

A subtle thought that is in error may yet give rise
to fruitful inquiry that can establish truths of great value.
- Isaac Asimov

To the extent that philosophical positions both confuse
us and close doors to further inquiry,
they are likely to be wrong.
- E. O. Wilson

If a psychiatric and scientific inquiry were to be made upon our rulers,
mankind would be appalled at the disclosures.
- Alfred Korzybski

The meme for blind faith secures its own perpetuation
by the simple unconscious expedient of discouraging rational inquiry.
- Richard Dawkins

The most all penetrating spirit before which will open
the possibility of tilting not tables,
but planets, is the spirit of free human inquiry.
Believe only in that.
- Dmitri Mendeleev

National languages are all huge systems of vested interests
which sullenly resist critical inquiry.
- Edward Sapir

An experienced reader uses the poem as an agent of inquiry.
This makes poetry very exciting, unstable,
and interactive.
- John Barton

Doubt is the incentive to truth and inquiry leads the way.
- Hosea Ballou

It is error only, and not truth, that shrinks from inquiry.
- Thomas Paine

The philosophic spirit of inquiry may be traced to brute curiosity,
and that to the habit of examining all things in search of food.
- William Winwood Reade

Educationists should build the capacities of the spirit of inquiry,
creativity, entrepreneurial and moral leadership among
students and become their role model.
- Abdul Kalam

Use heroes as a springboard for inquiry
into the identity and nature of admirably human qualities.
Do not judge heroes -
neither to put them unquestioningly on a pedestal
nor to unkindly probe their flaws.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In trials of fact, by oral testimony,
the proper inquiry is not whether is it possible that
the testimony may be false,
but whether there is sufficient probability that it is true.
- Simon Greenleaf

Interactive computers and software will,
I think, provide a less costly method of doing some kinds of inquiry,
in knowledge acquisition and even reasoning and interaction.
- Roy Romer

There was an inquiry just last week about the new Bette Midler show,
and I just didn't want to do that.
- Robert Urich

Doubt comes in at the window when inquiry is denied at the door.
- Benjamin Jowett

The scientist's inquiry into the causes of things is
providing an ever more extensive understanding of nature.
- Kenneth G. Wilson

Love is free; to promise for ever to love the same
woman is not less absurd than to promise to believe the same creed;
such a vow in both cases excludes us from all inquiry.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

True science is never speculative; it employs hypotheses
as suggesting points for inquiry,
but it never adopts the hypotheses as though they were
demonstrated propositions.
- Cleveland Abbe

A university's essential character is that of being
a center of free inquiry and criticism -
a thing not to be sacrificed for anything else.
- Richard Hofstadter

Inquiry is fatal to certainty.
- Will Durant

As one may bring himself to believe almost anything
he is inclined to believe,
it makes all the difference whether we begin or end with the inquiry,
'What is truth?'
- Richard Whately

We will that all men know we blame not all the lords,
nor all those that are about the king's person,
nor all gentlemen nor yeomen, nor all men of law,
nor all bishops, nor all priests, but all such as may
be found guilty by just and true inquiry and by the law.
- Jack Cade

Moreover, only a strong and united scientific opinion
imposing the intrinsic value of scientific progress
on society at large can elicit the support of scientific
inquiry by the general public.
- Michael Polanyi

Well, our statute provides us with authority to conduct
a very broad inquiry basically to provide an investigation of 9/11 that's thorough,
complete and will withstand the scrutiny of history.
- Richard Ben-Veniste

Theologians have a great problem because they're seeking to speak about God.
Since God is the ground of everything that is,
there's a sense in which every human inquiry is grist to the theological mill.
Obviously, no theologian can know everything.
- John Polkinghorne

That though we are certain of many things,
yet that Certainty is no absolute Infallibility,
there still remains the possibility of our being mistaken
in all matters of humane Belief and Inquiry.
- Joseph Glanvill

Our mandate expects that we will build on the Joint
Inquiry's investigation and we will not be re-inventing the wheel.
But we go to places which the Joint Inquiry was not permitted to explore.
- Richard Ben-Veniste

Every art and every inquiry, and similarly every action and choice,
is thought to aim at some good; and for this reason
the good has rightly been declared to be that at which all things aim.
- Aristotle

The general statement that the mental faculties are class concepts,
belonging to descriptive psychology,
relieves us of the necessity of discussing them and
their significance at the present stage of our inquiry.
- Wilhelm Wundt

For we can affirm with a good conscience that we have,
after reading the Holy Scripture, applied ourselves
and yet daily apply ourselves to the extent that the
grace of the Lord permits to inquiry into and investigation
of the consensus of the true and purer antiquity.
- Martin Chemnitz

Faced with this general consideration it will immediately
be realized on inquiry into the particular position
occupied within this general scheme by the scientific
field of catalysis that it is in the first stages of its development.
- Wilhelm Ostwald

It is quite extraordinary how very various are the
opinions entertained on this point,
and, before sifting them, one must be careful in the
first place to eliminate from our inquiry the cases
of that considerable class of persons who pinch themselves.
- James Payn

And today more than ever, knowing about that society
involves first of all choosing what approach the inquiry will take,
and that necessarily means choosing how society can answer.
- Jean-Francois Lyotard

I shall endeavour still further to prosecute this inquiry,
an inquiry I trust not merely speculative,
but of sufficient moment to inspire the pleasing hope
of its becoming essentially beneficial to mankind.
- Edward Jenner

In strife who inquires whether stratagem or courage was used?
- Virgil

People love pretty much the same things best.
A writer looking for subject inquires not after what he loves best,
but after what he alone loves at all.
- Annie Dillard


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