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A Quote by Paulo Coelho on questions, mystery, life, god, understanding, and answers

So for the question I go to the mystery of it and say I don’t know. I only know that I am alive and there is something that manifests in my life, that it is God and one day I am going to understand my life, probably in the day that I die, or afterwards. But I try to find good questions and not good answers.

Paulo Coelho

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A Quote by Paulo Coelho on questions, asking, answers, universe, life, unknown, and mystery

I believe everything is one thing only. That said, there are some questions in my life that I don’t know.. I’ve stopped asking. At the very beginning of my life, I wanted to have answers for everything. And now I respect the fact that I can’t have answers for everything.

Paulo Coelho

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A Quote by Muhammad Asad on answers, questions, god, secrets, and openness

...all the answers are but waiting for us while we, poor fools, ask questions and wait for the secrets of God to open themselves up to us: when they, all the while, are waiting for us to open ourselves up to them...

Muhammad Asad

Source: The Road to Mecca

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A Quote by Ian on questions

Question all as to their ways
and learn the secrets that they hold

Ian Anderson

Source: Cup of Wonder

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A Quote by Nikos Kazantzakis on answers, earth, questions, stars, and trees

With the passage of days in this godly isolation [desert], my heart grew calm.  It seemed to fill with answers. I did not ask questions any more; I was certain.  Everything - where we came from, where we are going, what our purpose is on earth - struck me as extremely sure and simple in this God-trodden isolation.  Little by little my blood took on the godly rhythm.  Matins, Divine Liturgy, vespers, psalmodies, the sun rising in the morning and setting in the evening, the constellations suspended like chandeliers each night over the monastery: all came and went, came and went in obedience to eternal laws, and drew the blood of man into the same placid rhythm.  I saw the world as a tree, a gigantic poplar, and myself as a green leaf clinging to a branch with my slender stalk.  When God's wind blew, I hopped and danced, together with the entire tree.

Nikos Kazantzakis (1883 - 1957)

Source: The Wonders of Solitude

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A Quote by Earon on compassion, power, meaning, life, happiness, questions, and human nature

Compassion vs. Power.
In life, beginning in infancy, we seek compassion.  Yet, we see power all around us, so we are curious.  We are offered compassion, but suspect that power is better.  So, when power is offered or available for taking, we often forget that compassion is the answer to our question.  Power is not an answer, but an endless question.

Earon Davis

Source: Earon S. Davis

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A Quote by Earon on compassion, power, meaning, life, happiness, questions, and human nature

Compassion is the answer to our question.  Power is not an answer, but the begging of the question.

Earon Davis

Source: Berrett-Koehler "Communique" Vol 3:11, May 28, 2009

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A Quote by Carl Gustav Jung on ancestors, answers, life, questions, and soul

Moreover, my ancestors' souls are sustained by the atmosphere of the house, since I answer for them the questions that their lives once left behind.  I carve out rough answers as best I can.  I have even drawn them on the walls.  It is as if a silent, greater family, stretching down the centuries, were peopling the house.

Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

Source: The Earth Has a Soul: The Nature Writings of C.G. Jung

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A Quote by Pablo Neruda on questions, destiny, and chile

Whom can I ask what I came
to make happen in this world?

Why do I move without wanting to,
why am I not able to sit still?

Why do I go rolling without wheels,
flying without wings or feathers,

and why did I decide to migrate
if my bones live in Chile?

Pablo Neruda (1904 - 1973)

Source: The Book of Questions

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A Quote by Barack Obama on answers, doubt, dream, life, people, place, possibility, questions, time, and wonder

If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible, who still wonders if the dream of our Founders is alive in our time, who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.

It's the answer told by lines that stretched around schools and churches in numbers this nation has never seen; by people who waited three hours and four hours, many for the very first time in their lives, because they believed that this time must be different, that their voice could be that difference.

Barack Obama

Source: November 4, 2008

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