Begging of the question in debate.
Ignorance never settles a question. [ Beaconsfield ]
There are two sides to every question. [ Proverb ]
Man is not made to question, but adore. [ Young ]
Man is a carnivorous production,
And must have meals, at least one meal a day;
He cannot live, like woodcocks, upon suction.
But, like the shark and tiger, must have prey.
Although his anatomical construction
Bears vegetables, in a grumbling way,
Your laboring people think beyond all question,
Beef, veal, and mutton better for digestion. [ Byron ]
Experience is a question of instinct about life. [ Oscar Wilde, Lady Windemere's Fan ]
It is not every question that deserves an answer. [ Proverb ]
When? how? and where? That is the vexing question. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]
Cowardice asks the question - is it safe?
Expediency asks the question - is it politic?
Vanity asks the question - is it popular?
But conscience asks the question - is it right?
And there comes a time when one must take a position
that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular;
but one must take it because it is right. [ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr ]
The Alphabet Of Success
Attend carefully to details.
Be prompt in all things.
Consider well, then decide positively.
Dare to do right, fear to do wrong.
Endure trials patiently.
Fight life's battles bravely.
Go not into the society of the vicious.
Hold your integrity sacred.
Injure not another's reputation.
Join hands only with the virtuous.
Keep your mind free from evil thoughts.
Lie not for any consideration.
Make few special acquaintances.
Never try to appear what you are not.
Observe good manners.
Pay your debts promptly.
Question not the verity of a friend.
Respect the desires of your parents.
Sacrifice money rather than principle.
Touch not, taste not, handle not intoxicating drinks.
Use your leisure for improvement.
Venture not upon the threshold of wrong.
Watch carefully over your passions.
Xtend to everyone a kindly greeting.
Yield not to discouragement.
Zealously labor for the right, and success is certain. [ Ladies Home Journal ]
When money is in question, good day to friendly feeling. [ D. Hansemann ]
Said to no purpose; irrelevant to the question at issue.
Love without return is like a question without an answer. [ German Proverb ]
Where there is a question of economy, I prefer privation. [ Madam Swetchine ]
The grand question of life is, Is my name written in heaven? [ D. L. Moody ]
If you ask me a question I don't know, I'm not going to answer. [ Yogi Berra ]
The question is not who is the most learned, but who is the best. [ Montaigne ]
To answer a question so as to admit of no reply, is the test of a man. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]
Everywhere in life, the true question is not what we gain, but what we do. [ Carlyle ]
I wish I had an answer to that, because I'm tired of answering that question. [ Yogi Berra ]
Of the right that is born with us, of that unhappily there is never a question. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Mephisto in "Faust." ]
Let the judges answer to the question of law, and the jurors to the matter of fact. [ Law Maxim ]
We can only know a little, and the question is merely whether or not we know this well. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]
He that makes a question where there is no doubt, must take an answer where there is no reason. [ Proverb ]
Your absence of mind we have borne, till your presence of body came to be called in question by it. [ Charles Lamb ]
When a great man strikes out into a sudden irregularity, he needs not question the respect of a retinue. [ Collier ]
The question is not at what door of fortune's palace shall we enter in, but what doors does she open to us? [ Burns ]
Men are atheistical because they are first vicious, and question the truth of Christianity because they bane the practice. [ South ]
Some of our weaknesses are born in us, others are the result of education; it is a question which of the two give us most trouble. [ Goethe ]
Is not marriage an open question when it is alleged, from the beginning of the world, that such as are in the institution wish to get out, and such as are out wish to get in? [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]
All my experience of the world teaches me that in ninety-nine cases out of a hundred the safe side and the just side of a question is the generous side and the merciful side. [ Mrs. Jameson ]
Twenty people can gain money for one who can use it; and the vital question for individuals and for nations, is never
how much do they make, but
to what purpose do they spend. [ John Ruskin ]
Truth, in the great practical concerns of life, is so much a question of the reconciling and combining of opposites, that very few have minds sufficiently capacious and impartial to make the adjustment with an approach to correctness. [ J. S. Mill ]
The sovereign good of man is a mind that subjects all things to itself and is itself subject to nothing; such a man's pleasures are modest and reserved, and it may be a question whether he goes to heaven, or heaven comes to him; for a good man is influenced by God Himself, and has a kind of divinity within him. [ Seneca ]
There is no one passion which all mankind so naturally give in to as pride, nor any other passion which appears in such different disguises. It is to be found in all habits and all complexions. Is it not a question whether it does more harm or good in the world, and if there be not such a thing as what we may call a virtuous and laudable pride? [ Steele ]
As long as there are cold and nakedness in the land around you, so long can there be no question at all but that splendor of dress is a crime. In due time, when we have nothing better to set people to work at, it may be right to let them make lace and cut jewels; but as long as there are any who have no blankets for their beds, and no rags for their bodies, so long it is blanketmaking and tailoring we must set people to work at, not lace. [ Ruskin ]
Good taste is essentially a moral quality. Taste is not only a part and an index of morality — it is the only morality. The first, last, and closest trial question to any living creature is,
What do you like? - and the entire object of true education is to make people not merely do right things, but enjoy the right things. What we like determines what we are, and is the sign of what we are; and to teach taste is inevitably to form character. [ Ruskin ]