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We hear only those questions for which we are in a position to find answers
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"We hear only those questions for which we are in a position to find answers"

- Friedrich Nietzsche

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This quote by Friedrich Nietzsche suggests that our ability to hear and understand questions is restricted by our personal understanding and experiences. We can just find answers to questions that line up with and build on what we currently know. Any questions that fall beyond our world of understanding are unlikely to capture our attention or register in our minds. Thus, our ability to look for knowledge and grow as individuals is restricted by the scope of our own experiences and viewpoints.

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Friedrich Nietzsche This quote is written / told by Friedrich Nietzsche between October 15, 1844 and August 25, 1900. She was a famous Philosopher from Germany. The author also have 185 other quotes.

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