Answer Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old answer quotes, answer sayings, and answer proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.     

Naguib Mahfouz

Our sweat is answer to all those who question our effort and hard work.     

Akash Rathi

I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did. I said I didn't know.     

Mark Twain

At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.     

Lao Tzu

A solid answer to everything is not necessary. Blurry concepts influence one to focus, but postulated clarity influences arrogance.     

Criss Jami

The reason I talk to myself is that I'm the only one whose answers I accept.     

George Carlin

The great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is 'What does a woman want?     

Sigmund Freud

The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.     

Henry David Thoreau

Education is not the answer to the question. Education is the means to the answer to all questions.      

William Allin

Charm is a way of getting the answer 'Yes' without asking a clear question.     

Albert Camus

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.     

Bruce Lee

It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to.     

W.C. Fields

Historians are like deaf people who go on answering questions that no one has asked them.     

Leo Tolstoy

A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questions--as attempts to find out something. Success and failure are for him answers above all.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.     

James Thurber

Never answer a critic, unless he's right.     

Bernard M. Baruch

Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.     

Voltaire

I would rather have questions that can't be answered than answers that can't be questioned.     

Richard Feynman

To get answers, ask questions; but to get good answers, ask good questions.     

Israelmore Ayivor

Live your questions now, and perhaps even without knowing it, you will live along some distant day into your answers.     

Rainer Maria Rilke

There are always answers...We just fail to notice them.     

Sahina

He who asks questions, cannot avoid the answers     

African Proverb

I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer.     

Douglas Adams

A wise man's question contains half the answer.     

Solomon Ibn Gabirol

Life is made up of constant calls to action, and we seldom have time for more than hastily contrived answers.     

Learned Hand

It is wise to direct your anger towards problems - not people; to focus your energies on answers - not excuses.     

William Arthur Ward

Man is a question; woman is an answer. The mistake women make today is to offer themselves as answers before being questioned.     

Jose Bergamin

You're like a wrong answer to the unpredictable question. Busy asking for certainty, you're like the wrong answer to which I am compelled to attempt, knowing that it won't be correct hoping to score full marks.     

Mrunjan

Our desires always disappoint us; for though we meet with something that gives us satisfaction, yet it never thoroughly answers our expectation.      

Elbert Hubbard