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A Quote by Ezra Taft Benson on action, appearance, basketball, beginning, belief, change, character, cheating, circumstances, clarity, coaching, conscience, criticism, day, evil, god, guilt, heart, injustice, innocence, joy, judgment, justice, learning,

One day in the middle of an important examination in high school, the point of my lead pencil broke. In those days we used pocket knives to sharpen our pencils. I had forgotten my penknife and turned to ask a neighbor for his. The teacher saw this; he accused me of cheating. When I tried to explain, he gave me a tongue-lashing for lying; worse, he forbade me to play on the basketball team in the upcoming game. I could see that the more I protested the angrier he seemed to become. But again and again I stubbornly told what had happened. Even when the coach pleaded my cause, the teacher refused to budge. The disgrace was almost more than I could bear. Then, just minutes before the game, he had a change of heart and I was permitted to play. But there was no joy in it. We lost the game; and though that hurt, by far the deeper pain was being branded a cheat and a liar. Looking back. I know that lesson was God-sent. Character is shaped in just such crucibles. My parents believed me: they were understanding and encouraging. Supported by them and a clear conscience, I began to realize that when you are at peace with your Maker you can, if not ignore human criticism, at least rise above it. And I learned something else - the importance of avoiding even the appearance of evil. Though I was innocent, circumstance made me look guilty. Since this could so easily be true in many of life's situations, I made a resolution to keep even the appearance of my actions above question, as far as possible. And it struck me, too, that if this injustice happened to me, it could happen to others, and I must not judge their actions simply on appearances.

Ezra Taft Benson (1899 - 1994)

Source: Crossfire: The Eight Years with Eisenhower, p. 17.

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A Quote by Eugene Ionesco on questions

It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question.

Eugene Ionesco (1912 - 1994)

Source: Découvertes, 1969

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A Quote by Esther Baldwin York on bankers, confidence, friendship, gold, kindness, love, questions, and sympathy

Someone has said that a friend is a bank of credit on which we can draw supplies of confidence, counsel, sympathy, help, and love. And that is true, for if you have a genuine friend, you possess riches greater than silver or gold. Which, of course, brings us to the other side of the question: Are you, and am I, the kind of friend that others can treasure?

Esther Baldwin York

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A Quote by Ernest J. Gaines on questions

Question everything. Every stripe, every star, every word spoken. Everything.

Ernest J. Gaines (1933 -)

Source: The Sky is Gray.

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A Quote by Erik Satie on beginning, duty, earth, good, inventions, love, music, play, questions, regret, society, thinking, trouble, and world

I often regret having come into this petty world; not that I hate the world. No . . . I love the world, I love high society and even the demimonde, since I'm a sort of demimondaine myself. But what have I come to do on this Earth, which is so earthly and so earthy? Do I have duties to perform here? have I come here to carry out a mission-a commission? Have I been sent here to amuse myself? to enjoy myself a little? . . . to forget the miseries of a beyond, which I no longer remember? Am I not unwelcome here? What should I say to all these questions? Thinking, almost from the moment of my arrival, that I was doing some good down here, I began to play a few musical airs which I myself had invented. . . . All my troubles stemmed from there.

Erik Satie (b. Alfred Erikit Leslie - Satie)

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A Quote by Erica Jong on modesty, questions, and thinking

I am thinking of the onion again. . . . Not self-righteous like the proletarian potato, nor a siren like the apple. No show-off like the banana. But a modest, self-effacing vegetable, questioning, introspective, peeling itself away, or merely radiating halos like ripples.

Erica Jong (1942 -)

Source: Fruits and Vegetables, 1971

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A Quote by Eric Hoffer on questions

To spell out the obvious is often to call it into question.

Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)

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A Quote by Eric Hoffer on questions

To spell out the obvious is often to call it into question.

Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)

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A Quote by Emil Brunner on belief, buddhism, character, christ, christianity, communication, direction, divinity, faith, god, history, indifference, islam, jesus, life, personality, personality, philosophy, practice, prophets, questions, religion, soul,

For the Platonic or Aristotelian philosophy, it is of no importance whether Plato or Aristotle ever lived. For the mystical practice of an Indian, Persian, Chinese, or Neo-Platonic mystic it is a matter of indifference whether Rama, Buddha, Laotse, or Porphyrius are myths or not. The mystic has no personal relation to them. It is not here a question of somebody telling me the truth which of myself I cannot find, but of my finding an access to the depths of the world in the depths of my soul. And everywhere the tendency is to eliminate personality. Even where religion does not have this mystical character, it has no relation to an historical person, who communicates himself to me. That is the characteristic essence of the Christian faith alone. Even where a prophet plays the role of a mediator of divine truth, as for example in Islam, the religious act is not directed toward him but toward his teaching or message. But the Christian does not believe in the teachings of Jesus - which would not be Christian faith, but general religion - he believes in Christ Himself as being the Word of God.

Emil Brunner (1889 - 1966)

Source: The Word and the World

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A Quote by Ella Wheeler Wilcox on questions

No question is ever settled Until it is settled right.

Ella Wilcox (1850 - 1919)

Source: Settle the Question Right.

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