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A Quote by Eli Stanley Jones on admiration, agreement, character, christ, friendship, giving, idealism, jesus, life, power, questions, richness, and virtue

Some have said that the power of a Redeemer would depend upon two things: first, upon the richness of the self that was given; and second, upon the depths of the giving. Friend and foe alike are agreed on the question of the character of Jesus Christ. . . . Whatever our creed, we stand with admiration before the sublime character of Jesus. Character is supreme in life, and hence Jesus stood supreme in the supreme thing - so supreme that, when we think of the ideal, we do not add virtue to virtue, but think of Jesus Christ, so that the standard of human life is no longer a code, but a character.

Eli Stanley Jones (1884 - ?)

Source: Now and Then

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A Quote by Ekaku Hakuin on doubt, experience, and questions

Underlying great doubt there is great satori, where there is thorough questioning there will be thoroughgoing experience of awakening.

Ekaku Hakuin (1686 - 1769)

Source: Zen Saying quoted

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A Quote by Edward P. Tryon on modesty, questions, time, and universe

In answer to the question of why it happened, I offer the modest proposal that our Universe is simply one of those things which happen from time to time.

Edward P. Tryon

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A Quote by Edward O. Sisson on body, careers, certainty, character, culture, day, direction, dreams, education, excellence, exercise, existence, generosity, guidance, heart, home, honor, humanity, idealism, ideas, imagination, influence, inspiration, kin

"What sort of man or woman shall I be; what kind of life shall I propose and hew out ?" The answer one frames to this question is his personal ideal, and will exercise a potent influence upon the development of his character and the direction of his conduct. Toward it the growing soul strives, day after day, year after year; its outlines, first existing only in the imagination of the heart, gradually, almost imperceptibly impress themselves on the soul and body, and manifest themselves in the outer life; "As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he." The personal ideal distinguishes man from lower creatures; and its perfection and power mark the high and full development of humanity. Very early it becomes the directing influence in self-culture,-which is by far the most important part of education; all truly higher education is self-education; the mission of all training from without is to stimulate and aid and guide one to take charge of his own culture and career. Conscious education is always directed by some sort of an ideal: the school, the home, national education are laboring to mold men and women into certain general forms of excellence and virtue; the personal ideal is the image that one forms of his own possible self. The personal ideal must have power over our lives, else it is not an ideal at all, but only an idea. One must not merely dream of strength, of wisdom, of skill and power, of honor and righteousness, of nobility and generosity, - he must resolve to attain them. He must see himself pursuing and achieving, and be inspired and energized by the vision. Such a vision of power is the personal ideal.

Edward O. Sisson

Source: The Essentials of Character, The Macmillan Company, 1915

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A Quote by Edward Hodnett on mind, problems, and questions

If you do not ask the right questions, you do not get the right answers. A question asked in the right way often points to its own answer. Asking questions is the A-B-C of diagnosis. Only the inquiring mind solves problems.

Edward Hodnett

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A Quote by Edith Hamilton on facts, limits, mind, questions, and thought

The fundamental facts about the Greek was that he had to use his mind. The ancient priest had said, "Thus far and no farther. We set the limits of thought." The Greeks said, "All things are to be examined and called into question. There are no limits set on thought.

Edith Hamilton (1867 - 1963)

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A Quote by Earl Warren on desires, freedom, individuality, laws, questions, and silence

When an individual is taken into custody or otherwise deprived of his freedom by the authorities and is subjected to questioning . . . he must be warned prior to any questioning that he has the right to remain silent, that anything he says can be used against him in a court of law, that he has the right to the presence of an attorney, and that if he cannot afford an attorney one will be appointed for him prior to any questioning if he so desires.

Earl Warren (1891 - 1974)

Source: Miranda v. Arizona, 384 US 436, 1965

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A Quote by E. W. Dijkstra on computers and questions

The question of whether a computer can think is no more interesting than the question of whether a submarine can swim.

E. W. Dijkstra

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A Quote by Dr. Frank Kingdon on creativity, intelligence, and questions

Questions are the creative acts of intelligence.

Dr. Frank Kingdon

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A Quote by Douglas Noel Adams on civilization, history, questions, and survival

The History of every major Galactic Civilization tends to pass through three distinct and recognizable phase, those of Survival, Inquiry and Sophistication, otherwise known as the How, Why and Where phases. For instance, the first phase is characterized by the question How can we eat? the second by the question Why do we eat? and the third by the question Where shall we have lunch?

Douglas Noel Adams (1952 - 2001)

Source: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, 1980

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