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There is more content in a question than an answer.
JACK RIVKIN
The Answer is answer of another question beyond that question.
DEYTH BANGER
It is not every question that deserves an answer.
PUBLILIUS SYRUS
It is not every question that deserves an answer.
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An approximate answer to the right question is worth far more than a precise answer to the wrong one...
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Freedom from the desire for an answer is essential to the understanding of a problem.
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Sometimes a question can hurt more than an answer.
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You can't find an answer to an unknown question.
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When asking a question of someone your not sure of, only ask if you know half the answer.
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For every question, there is an answer.
Where everybody fails is by asking the wrong question.
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INFINITY is the answer to any question, but it cannot answer any question.
EPHDAN
It's hard to give an answer to the question.
BRADY QUINN
Let me point out that the refusal to answer a question can be as illuminating as an answer.
FRANK SEANEZ
This is a relevant question. I would say the open-source community is waiting for an answer,
MARTEN MICKOS
If it is an examination paper then they are asking a question there is no answer to.
LEE WESTWOOD
Life is a question,but death is the answer.
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Life is a question,but death is the answer.
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Never answer a hypothetical question
MOSHE ARENS
Maybe the answer is that there isn't one. Maybe the answer is that there isn't JUST one.
ELIZABETH ALRAUNE
What would answers offer and--more importantly--what might they take away?
LAURA KELLY
What you are is a question only you can answer.
LOIS MCMASTER BUJOLD
He was an answer to a question she'd forgotten to ask.
MELISSA MARR
As every question has an answer every problem has a solution.
KOWSALAPATHY
It is a hypothetical question. I don't answer hypothetical questions.
DANIEL VASELLA
That is the essence of science: ask an impertinent question, and you are on the way to a pertinent a...
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Literature is the question minus the answer.
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I'd rather live with the answer than die with the question.
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To every answer you can find a new question
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Microsoft is not the answer. Microsoft is the question. NO is the answer.
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No question is so difficult to answer as that to which the answer is obvious.
GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
No question is so difficult to answer as that to which the answer is obvious.
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Sex isn't the answer. Sex is the question, yes is the answer.
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No question is so difficult to answer as that to which the answer is obvious.
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Never answer a question from a farmer.
HUBERT HUMPHREY
No question is so difficult to answer as that which the answer is obvious.
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No question is so difficult to answer as that which the answer is obvious.
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Never answer a question from a farmer.
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There is always the question why
And there is always life,
Which doesn't need an answer.
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Fear is the question. Love is the answer.
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Fear is the question. Love is the answer.
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The question is: What happened? The answer is: Everything.
DEVIN MARKS
Question: "Is nothing sacred" Answer "Yes. it is."
STEPHEN DIGBY
That is a good question for you to ask, not a wise question for me to answer.
ANTHONY EDEN
Life is an audition.
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Sometimes if you received an answer, the question might be taken away.
DOUGLAS ADAMS
That's an excellent question, but I'm not sure we can answer it.
CHANNING PHILLIPS
That's the $64,000 question. And I would love to tell you there was an answer.
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I wish I had an answer to that, because I'm tired of answering that question
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I wish I had an answer to that because I'm tired of answering that question.
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She had an answer for every question and paperwork to back it up.
PAUL HOBBS
The question to everyone's answer is usually asked from within.
STEVE MILLER
If love is the answer, could you rephrase the question?
LILY TOMLIN
Unfortunately ,the answer to that question is yes.
CATHERINE LEE
It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question.
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The question to everyone's answer is usually asked from within.
STEVE MILLER
It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question.
EUGENE IONESCO
It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question.
EUGENE IONESCO
The question is just as important as the answer.
CHARLIE ROSE
A good question worth a lot than a best answer.
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A prudent question is one half of wisdom.
FRANCIS BACON, SR.
A prudent question is one half of wisdom.
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If the first person who answers the phone cannot answer your question it's a bureaucracy. If the fi...
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To a quick question, give a slow answer
ITALIAN PROVERB
Sometimes a simple question could have a complicated answer.
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A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
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A prudent question is one half of wisdom.
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If you want a wise answer, ask a reasonable question.
JOHANN VON GOETHE
The essence of science: ask an impertinent question, and you are on the way to a pertinent answer.
JACOB BRONOWSKI
A timid question will always receive a confident answer.
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To a quick question, give a slow answer.
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A timid question will always receive a confident answer.
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Charm is a way of getting the answer 'Yes' without asking a clear question.
ALBERT CAMUS
Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without asking a clear question.
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If one can't answer,
simplify the question.
TOBA BETA
I'm not a doctor. I can't answer that question.
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Understanding human needs is half the job of meeting them.
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Always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question.
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How you ask a question influences the answer you get
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It's not a silly question if you can't answer it.
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Always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question.
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That's going to be a difficult question to answer.
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Always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question.
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