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2,001 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 15 years ago by KikiPeepers

Voltaire once said, `Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.` Do you agree with that statement?

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15 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 1/22/07 - 8:41:48 PM EST (GMT-5)
Well, by the level of questions, yes. Not by the field of interest.
15 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 1/22/07 - 8:42:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
Answers really tell what the person has on their mind and thus an assessment of their values can be made.
15 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 1/22/07 - 8:45:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
Eh, I mean there's no reason to exclude either. Just cuz questions usually get the shaft when it comes to judging people, doesn't mean that you should reverse the whole thing and not judge by a person's answers. Judge by both.
15 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 1/22/07 - 8:46:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
I agree to a certain point. A person can ask a lot of questions and I think that both his questions and answer can show what kind of a person he/she is.
15 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 1/22/07 - 8:47:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
Anyone brave enough to ask questions about the universe, before spouting answers is intelligent in my books.

Great philosophers (like Voltaire) spent thier whole life questioning the world, and wonderful ideas and options opened up from those questions!

Pfft. Answers, who has answers to anything, really?

I wish I took my own advice sometimes.

15 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 1/23/07 - 11:05:47 AM EST (GMT-5)
That's a very insightful statement, and i give it my full agreement.
i'll probably use it in my relationship!!
15 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 1/23/07 - 11:11:04 AM EST (GMT-5)
Voltaire was a jackass.
15 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 1/23/07 - 11:53:28 AM EST (GMT-5)
^ no - tht was freud.
and yes i agree whole heartily with that quote. If someone can spew facts they are repeating covered ground, and are not moving forward. The boundaries you want to push are far more revealing.
15 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Friday 3/9/07 - 11:25:22 AM EST (GMT-5)
Well, yes and no. Like, if someone asked you a personal or very mean question, then that's a great reason for judgement. If you ask an honest one, and they give you a stupid or mean answer, well, judge away.
15 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Friday 3/9/07 - 9:27:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
I can see it both ways. On one side it shows human curiosity and originality...on the other answers can be a lot more insightful.
15 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Monday 4/23/07 - 7:22:22 AM EST (GMT-5)
answers are what you know, questions are what you want to both are important
14 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Saturday 8/18/07 - 5:16:16 AM EST (GMT-5)
there are a lot of good questions out there but they go i disagree with that
14 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Saturday 8/18/07 - 5:23:12 AM EST (GMT-5)
I agree. Most anyone can answer a question, but it takes a lot of thought and insight to ask just the right question.

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