„When the physicist poses the question, "What does it mean to do physics?" or "What is research in physics?" — his question is a preliminary question. Clearly, when you ask a question like that, and try to answer it, you are not "doing physics." Or rather you are no longer doing physics. But when you ask yourself, "What does it mean to do philosophy?" then you actually are "doing philosophy" — this is not at all a "preliminary" question but a truly philosophical one: you are right at the heart of the business.“

Quelle: Leisure, the Basis of Culture (1948), The Philosophical Act, p. 63

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Josef Pieper
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„Ask yourself these three questions, Tatiana Metanova, and you will know who you are. Ask: What do believe in? What do you hope for? What do you love?“

—  Paullina Simons, buch The Bronze Horseman

Variante: Ask yourself three questions and you will know who you are. Ask 'What do you believe in? What do you hope for? But most important - ask what do you love?
Quelle: The Bronze Horseman (2001)

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„You can play a role in the shaping of tomorrow’s world by asking yourself questions like, “What kind of world do I want to live in?” and “What does democracy mean to me?”“

—  Jacque Fresco American futurist and self-described social engineer 1916 - 2017

There are many other options of organization for the future than those typically discussed today... In order to accomplish this task one must be free of bias and nationalism, and reflect those qualities in the design of policies. How would you approach that? This is a difficult project requiring input from many disciplines.
Quelle: Designing the Future (2007), p. 6-7

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„What would you do if you could not fail. Answer that question and do that.“

—  Cory Booker 35th Class 2 senator for New Jersey in U.S. Congress 1969

Quoting his mother, in [Ray, Elaine, Cory Booker encourages students to use their moral imaginations to work for good, https://news.stanford.edu/thedish/2016/02/24/cory-booker-encourages-students-to-use-their-moral-imaginations-to-work-for-good/, Stanford University, 21 August 2018, February 24, 2016], as quoted in [Ross, Janell, Six noteworthy things about Cory Booker, https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/07/25/six-noteworthy-things-about-cory-booker/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.8842f22736b9, 21 August 2018, The Washington Post, July 25, 2016]
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„When it is a child you ask a lot of questions and ask for answers. When you are an adult you avoid many questions, to avoid unnecessary answers.“

—  Prevale Italian DJ and producer 1983

From the Aphorisms http://www.prevale.net/aphorisms.html page of the official website of Prevale
Original: (it) Quando si è bimbi si fanno tante domande pretendendo altrettante risposte. Quando si è adulti si evitano molte domande, per evitare inutili risposte.

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„Exactly!" said Deep Thought. "So once you do know what the question actually is, you'll know what the answer means.“

—  Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy pentalogy

Quelle: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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„My new question was, What do you do when your dreams come true? My answer was: Find new ones.“

—  Yanni Greek pianist, keyboardist, composer, and music producer 1954

Yanni in Words. Miramax Books. Co-author David Rensin

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„When you get your,'Who am I?', question right, all of your,'What should I do?' questions tend to take care of themselves“

—  Richard Rohr American spiritual writer, speaker, teacher, Catholic Franciscan priest 1943

Quelle: Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life

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„You may have power, position, but at the end of it — what? Please, this is a serious question that you must ask yourself. Another cannot answer this question for you.“

—  Jiddu Krishnamurti Indian spiritual philosopher 1895 - 1986

Quelle: 1980s, That Benediction is Where You Are (1985), p. 63
Kontext: Are we wasting our lives? By that word “wasting” we mean dissipating our energy in various ways, dissipating it in specialized professions. Are we wasting our whole existence, our life? If you are rich, you may say, “Yes, I have accumulated a lot of money, it has been a great pleasure.” Or if you have a certain talent, that talent is a danger to a religious life. Talent is a gift, a faculty, an aptitude in a particular direction, which is specialization. Specialization is a fragmentary process. So you must ask yourself whether you are wasting your life. You may be rich, you may have all kinds of faculties, you may be a specialist, a great scientist or a businessman, but at the end of your life has all that been a waste? All the travail, all the sorrow, all the tremendous anxiety, insecurity, the foolish illusions that man has collected, all his gods, all his saints and so on — have all that been a waste? You may have power, position, but at the end of it — what? Please, this is a serious question that you must ask yourself. Another cannot answer this question for you.

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„There were a significant number of questions I had asked myself and, as you know, when you really ask yourself the questions, you give better answers than if we merely read the conventional answers.“

—  Albert Messiah French physicist 1921 - 2013

Il y avait un nombre important de questions que je m'étais posées et, comme vous le savez, lorsqu'on se pose vraiment les questions, on donne de meilleures réponses que si l'on se contente de lire les réponses convenues.
explaining how he came to write his textbook on quantum mechanics, in Descente au coeur de la matière, an interview edited by [Stéphane Deligeorges, Le monde quantique, Editions du Seuil, Sciences et Avenir, 1984, 2020089084, 111]

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