Quotation Explorer - 'Asks'

The poet only asks to get his head into the heavens. It is the logician who seeks to get the heavens into his head. And it is his head that splits. - G. K. Chesterton
When a child asks you something, answer him, for goodness' sake! - Harper Lee
How very odd, to believe God gave you life, and yet not think that life asks more of you than watching TV.
The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, he's one who asks the right questions. - Claude Lévi-Strauss
To give advice to a man who asks what to do with his life implies something very close to egomania. To presume to point a man to the right and ultimate goal to point with a trembling finger in the RIGHT direction is something only a fool would take upon himself. - Hunter S. Thompson
It is not wealth one asks for, but just enough to preserve one's dignity, to work unhampered, to be generous, frank and independent. - W. Somerset Maugham
The healthy, the strong individual, is the one who asks for help when he needs it. Whether he has an abscess on his knee or in his soul.
The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, he is one who asks the right questions.
Master: When a human being asks 'WHO AM I?', the honest answer is eternal silence.Disciple: Do we make noise to feel that silence, Master? - Saurabh Sharma
An inventor is a man who asks 'Why?' of the universe and lets nothing stand between the answer and his mind. - Ayn Rand
My lover asks me:What is the difference between me and the sky?The difference, my love,Is that when you laugh,I forget about the sky - Nizar Qabbani
But sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence. 1 Peter 3:15 - Anonymous
I used to give advice, and no one wanted it. Now I give suggestions and everyone asks for more. - Monika Zands
A child fish asks mother fish, 'Mother, why cannot we live on the Earth?' Mother fish replied, 'Dear… it is not the place for fish, it is the place for selfish - Santosh Kalwar
There are times when God asks nothing of his children except silence, patience and tears.
A private organisation often inducts a new person treating him like a king, then it immediately ties him with string , clips his wing and asks him to fly as much as he can and even dance & sing to entertain the top brass who continues to sting him. - Anuj Somany
If a religion asks one to kill another just because he or she follows not this ism, nor agrees with it; then, it's a hell-hole, worse than a prison. Run away, and far from it. As though your butt is on fire. And before you, yourself are imprisoned. - Fakeer Ishavardas
Your teacher might be a child who takes you by the hand and asks you a question that you hadn't considered before, and your answer to the child is your answer to yourself. - Wayne W. Dyer
Sometimes God asks us to take a step before he confirms the course. - Todd Stocker
To tell others thatIt is a rumor Will not do. When your own heart asks How will you respond? - Gosen Wakashū
Only in math can you buy sixty cantaloupes and no one asks what the hell is wrong with you. - Charles M. Schulz
If we were able to distill all human experience to its essence, it would be a question on the lips of a man named Jesus. As he asked Peter, he asks all mankind, "Who do you say that I am?" "Our idea of God," observed Thomas Merton, "tells us more about ourselves than about Him. - Ron Brackin
Such is the irresistible nature of truth that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing. - Thomas Paine
We have a hunger of the mind which asks for knowledge of all around us; and the more we gain, the more is our desire. The more we see, the more we are capable of seeing.
The person who has trust in divine justice is neither upset when treated unfairly, nor seeks his justice; on the contrary, he accepts the false accusations as if they were true, and does not try to convince others that he has been slandered; instead he asks to be forgiven... - Elder Paisios of the Holy Mountain
The difference between a beginning teacher and an experienced one is that the beginning teacher asks, "How am I doing?" and the experienced teacher asks, How are the children doing? - Esmé Raji Codell
Ya got cigarettes? she asks. Yes, I say,I got cigarettes. Matches? she asks.Enough to burn Rome. Whiskey?Enough whiskey for a Mississippi River of pain. You drunk? Not yet. - Charles Bukowski
Every answer asks a more beautiful question - e e cummings
I should’ve died with my parents… than live in this world, I say, my voice is faintHe asks, Why choose to die if you can live this world? He chuckled.I gave him a faint smile and say, A world so hateful, some would rather die, than be who they are. - Alyanna Mallari
The Christian religion asks us to put our trust not in ideas, and certainly not in ideologies, but in a God Who was vulnerable enough to become human and die, and Who desires to be present to us in our ordinary circumstances. - Kathleen Norris
Stock option plans reward the executive for doing the wrong thing. Instead of asking, 'Are we making the right decision?' he asks, 'How did we close today?' It is encouragement to loot the corporation. - Peter Drucker
When someone asks you a question and you don't know the answer just yell, 'Figure it out!'
When someone asks me what a song is about, it’s like, I feel like I might ruin it if you ask me that. I feel like I did my best to explain the song in the song on its own terms as a song. - Kyle Morton
Genius is not the one who gives answers, it's the one who asks the questions. - Saurabh Gupta Earth5R
Freedom had been hunted round the globe; reason was considered as rebellion; and the slavery of fear had made men afraid to think. But such is the irresistible nature of truth, that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing. - Thomas Paine
A psychiatrist is a fellow who asks you a lot of expensive questions your wife asks for nothing. - Joey Adams
Two sodium atoms are walking along the street when one stops and says, "Oh my God, I think I've lost an electron!" "Are you sure?" asks the other sodium atom. "Yes," replies the first sodium atom, "I'm positive." - Anonymous
How can a question be answered that asks a lifetime of questions? - Norman Maclean
Only he who asks the question, will be able to hear the answer. - Ali Ezzat Bigovich
We have to cease to think, if we refuse to do it in the prison house of language; for we cannot reach further than the doubt which asks whether the limit we see is really a limit. - Friedrich Nietzsche
True faith rests upon the character of God and asks no further proof than the moral perfections of the One who cannot lie. - A.W. Tozer
The great secret of true success, of true happiness, is this: the man or woman who asks for no return, the perfectly unselfish person, is the most successful. - Swami Vivekananda
When a man asks himself what is meant by action he proves he is not a man of action. Action is a lack of balance. In order to act you must be somewhat insane. A reasonably sensible man is satisfied with thinking. - Georges Clemenceau
Two questions form the foundation of all novels: "What if?" and "What next?" (A third question, "What now?", is one the author asks himself every 10 minutes or so; but it's more a cry than a question.) Every novel begins with the speculative question, What if "X" happened? That's how you start. - Tom Clancy
if only people stopped acting like they've been asked to donate a lung every time somebody asks for something the world would be a better place - Alina Radoi
When anyone asks me about the Irish character, I say look at the trees. Maimed, stark and misshapen, but ferociously tenacious. - Edna O'Brien
Running is a big question mark that's there each and every day. It asks you, 'Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today? - Peter Maher
Your Maker has rescued you from the darkest corner of your own heart... What he asks in return is obedience. And the courage to do what is necessary. - Compton Gage
She knows there are traps everywhere that can make her cry, she knows the way she dies a little every time someone asks her for change and she doesn't give it to them means that she's too soft for this world or perhaps just for this city, she feels so small here. - Emily St. John Mandel
If one asks for success and prepares for failure, he will get the situation he has prepared for.
A writer looks at an issue and asks, 'What if this were to occur? Or what if that was thrown into the mix? What would that look like? - Venita Ellick
A ‘white’ kid that asks too many questions is called *curious.* A ‘black’ kid that asks too many questions is called *forward.* - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
How different our standard is from Christ's. We ask how much a man gives. Christ asks how much he keeps. - Andrew Murray
Tomorrow is not a day. It's an attitude. It's a symbol of the human spirit's desire to keep getting better. It's that curious mind that asks 'what's next'?Tomorrow is not ushered in by the cock's crow. Tomorrow dawns when today is better than yesterday...when we create something new. - Sola Kosoko
You know, When does a girl asks you for a selfie ?When she got the solution to the biggest mathematical equation of this Society. - Balakoteswara Panchakshari
Do you think people love having jobs, Sylvia asks Peter in because they offer a condoned but false responsibility that masks, for at least eight hours a day, true responsibility? - David Bajo
Earth should suspect a man who has no tears of compassion and eject into the outer space until he learns humility. Outer space and death might be of the same origin, where one chances upon egolessness just before lifelessness. Earth only asks for egolessness. - Adam Kovacevic
Did you know that true love asks for nothing? Her Acceptance is the way we pay. - Stevie Wonder
Forgiveness is a transformative act because it asks you to be a more empathetic and compassionate person, thereby making you better than the person you were when you were first hurt. - Kamand Kojouri
It is not through fighting the opposition that will win you dignity. It is when you fight the fear in yourself that asks you why you don't feel you have it, regardless if you win or lose. - Shannon L. Alder
No one asks poor people if they want war. Nor had anyone asked these poor people if they wanted to die of thirst and exposure on the coastal sea, or if they wanted to be robbed and raped by their own soldiers. - Viet Thanh Nguyen
No sublime wisdom asks to be worshipped or served; the greatest and the most honourable masters are those who refuse to have slaves! - Mehmet Murat ildan
It is reasonable that everyone who asks justice should do justice - Thomas Jefferson
He gives me the hairy eyeball, and asks me to help him find his pancreas. - A. Lee Martinez
God does not ask your abilityOr your inability.He asks only your availability. - Mary Kay Ash
If someone asks you that "Where do u want to see yourself 10 years from now down this line"?Well,i would like to see myself above the line,that should be your answer. - Sachin Panwar
The woman whose behavior indicates that she will make a scene if she is told the truth asks to be deceived.
A friend is someone that asks, 'how are you,' and really wants to hear the truth. - Tonny K. Brown
One of the first signs of the beginnings of understanding is the wish to die. This life appears unbearable, another unattainable. One is no longer ashamed of wanting to die; one asks to be moved from the old cell, which one hates, to a new one, which one will only in time come to hate. - Franz Kafka
When someone asks you, A penny for your thoughts, and you put your two cents in, what happens to the other penny? - George Carlin
You think I wanted to fall for you? I stayed away from you! I gave him the chance to be with you! But there’s another part of me that asks what if? What if you’re not supposed to be with Ren? What if you were supposed to be the answer to my prayers? Not his! - Colleen Houck
We know the meaning so long as no one asks us to define it. - William James
You will always be the answer, when somebody asks me what I'm thinking about. - Lisa Brooks
If somebody asks you where you are going, tell him you are going to everywhere, because future is a path going to everywhere! - Mehmet Murat ildan
He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever. - Chinese Proverb
Cowardice asks the question - is it safe? Vanity asks the question - is it popular? Expediency asks the question - is it political? But conscience asks the question - is it right? There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, popular, or political; but because it is right.
When your mother asks, "Do you want a piece of advice?" it's a mere formality. It doesn't matter if you answer yes or no. You're going to get it anyway. - Erma Bombeck
The basic thing nobody asks is why do people take drugs of any sort? Why do we have these accessories to normal living to live? I mean, is there something wrong with society that's making us so pressurized, that we cannot live without guarding ourselves against it? - John Lennon
The man is happiest who lives from day to day and asks no more, garnering the simple goodness of life. - Euripides
When the world asks "what was it like?" Only the photographer can say "See! - Mark Denman
The fool wonders, the wise man asks. - Benjamin Disraeli
If a man asks me for my loyalty...I will give him my honesty.If a man asks me for my honesty...I will give him my loyalty! - John Boyd
A person ought to be always cautious of what s/he asks for from God because everyone has to invariably pay the price in proportion to the preciousness of the prize from HIM. - Anuj Somany
When a person asks a queer person why they like the things they do, you can't help but think that it's a little rude for them to be asking, because there is no answer, we were just born that way. Just like straight people, you were born the way you were born. So leave it. - Mekiah Johnson
Someone dying asks if there is life after death. Yes, comes the answer, only not yours. - E.L. Doctorow
Hope keeps dreams alive through the prayers of those who never give up. They are able to pursue their dreams with confidence and reach their goals.For every one that asks receives, and he that seeks finds; and to him that knocks, it shall be opened. Matthew 7:8 words of Jesus Christ - Ellen Jean Barrier
My ego drives me nuts. It asks me to be competitive, creative, and smart. - Debasish Mridha
Every scientific fulfillment raises new questions; it asks to be surpassed and outdated.
Sometimes new opportunity means new opposition. Not everything God asks us to do will be comfortable. - Joyce Meyer
The person who asks a lot of questions has room for their faith to grow. - David McGee
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