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A Quote by Dorothy L. Sayers on beginning, cheerfulness, cosmology, emptiness, mind, originality, people, and questions

The biologist can push it back to the original protist, and the chemist can push it back to the crystal, but none of them touch the real question of why or how the thing began at all. The astronomer goes back untold million of years and ends in gas and emptiness, and then the mathematician sweeps the whole cosmos into unreality and leaves one with mind as the only thing of which we have any immediate apprehension. Cogito ergo sum, ergo omnia esse videntur. All this bother, and we are no further than Descartes. Have you noticed that the astronomers and mathematicians are much the most cheerful people of the lot? I suppose that perpetually contemplating things on so vast a scale makes them feel either that it doesn't matter a hoot anyway, or that anything so large and elaborate must have some sense in it somewhere.

Dorothy L. Sayers (1893 - 1957)

Source: With R. Eustace, The Documents in the Case, New York: Harper and Row, 1930, p 54.

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A Quote by Dorothy Canfield Fisher on justice, life, questions, reflection, and vacation

If we would only give, just once, the same amount of reflection to what we want to get out of life, that we give to the question of what to do with two weeks' vacation, we would be startled at our false standards and the aimless procession of our busy days.

Dorothy Canfield Fisher

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A Quote by Don W. Adams on honesty, lies, and questions

An epitaph on a tombstone in a small southern Illinois cemetery reads: Here lies a democrat and an honest man. Our question is: How did they get two guys into the same grave?

Don W. Adams

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Diogenes Laertius on art, confidence, and questions

Confidence, like art, never comes from having all the answers; it comes from being open to all the questions.

Diogenes Laertius

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A Quote by Diogenes on opposites and questions

Protagoras asserted that there are two sides to every question, exactly opposite to each other.

Diogenes (c. 412 - 323)

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A Quote by Diogenes on dreams, hope, and questions

The question was put to him, what hope is; and his answer was, "The dream of a waking man."

Diogenes (c. 412 - 323)

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A Quote by David Hilbert on questions and spirit

The infinite! No other question has ever moved so profoundly the spirit of man.

David Hilbert (1862 - 1943)

Source: J. R. Newman (ed.) The World of Mathematics, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956.

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A Quote by David Eli Lilienthal on citizenship, country, discovery, force, questions, and science

It is chiefly upon the lay citizen, informed about science but not its practitioner, that the country must depend in determining the use to which science is put, in resolving the many public policy questions that scientific discoveries constantly force upon us.

David Eli Lilienthal (1899 -)

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A Quote by Dave Barry on business, cheating, employees, god, guidance, ideas, information, money, questions, and taxes

The IRS spends God knows how much of your tax money on these toll-free information hot lines staffed by IRS employees, whose idea of a dynamite tax tip is that you should print neatly. If you ask them a real tax question, such as how you can cheat, they're useless. So, for guidance, you want to look to big business. Big business never pays a nickel in taxes, according to Ralph Nader, who represents a big consumer organization that never pays a nickel in taxes. . . .

Dave Barry (1947 -)

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A Quote by Darlene B. Curtis on catholicism, christ, day, god, home, jesus, life, love, parenthood, questions, and saints

I was reared in a traditional Catholic home. Never once could I question the love my parents and grandparents had for the Lord, well as for one another. . . . [Now] in living the true gospel of Jesus Christ as a Latter-day Saint, I have complete assurance that God does live and that he hears and answers prayers.

Darlene B. Curtis

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