“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.”

~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
Questioning Children by Karel Appel, ca 1962-3

More on questioning:

“If you do not know how to ask the right question, you discover nothing.”
~ W. Edwards Deming

“The question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be… The nation and the world are in dire need of creative extremists.”
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

“A sudden bold and unexpected question doth many times surprise a man and lay him open.”
~ Francis Bacon

“A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I or are the others crazy?”
~ Albert Einstein

Question     /ˈkwesCH(ə)n/

a sentence worded or expressed so as to elicit information. “we hope this leaflet has been helpful in answering your questions”

ask questions of (someone), especially in an official context. “four men were being questioned about the killings”

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