Doubt Quotes

Believe those who are seeking the truth doubt those who find it.
Andr Gide
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
Abraham Lincoln

Michel de montaigne - to philosophize is to doubt....
In completing one discovery we never fail to get an imperfect knowledge of others of which we could have no idea before, so that we cannot solve one doubt without creating several new ones.
Joseph Priestly
This I do know beyond any reasonable doubt. Regardless of what you are doing, if you pump long enough, hard enough and enthusiastically enough, sooner or later the effort will bring forth the reward.
Zig Zigla
The only truly secure system is one that is powered off, cast in a block of concrete and sealed in a lead - Lined room with armed guards - - And even then I have my doubts.
Eugene H. Spafford

If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts he shall end in certainties.
Sir Francis Bacon
Moliere - doubts are more cruel than the worst of truths....
The uncompromising attitude is more indicative of an inner uncertainty than a deep conviction. The implacable stand is directed more against the doubt within than the assailant without.
Eric Hoffe
I doubt that imagination can be suppressed. If you truly eradicated it in a child, he would grow up to be an eggplant.
Ursula K. LeGuin
Believe your beliefs and doubt your doubts.
F. F. Bosworth
Mark twain,
I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London, that a young healthy child well nursed is at a year old a most delicious, nourishing, and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked, or boiled, and I make no doubt that it will equally serve in a fricassee, or a ragout.
Jonathan Swift, "A Modest Proposal".
There are two ways to slide easily through life to believe everything or to doubt everything both ways save us from thinking.
Theodore Isaac Rubin
No doubt alcohol, tobacco, and so forth, are things that a saint must avoid, but sainthood is a thing that human beings must avoid.
George Orwell
It is only about things that do not interest one that one can give really unbiased opinions, which is no doubt the reason why an unbiased opinion is always valueless.
Oscar Wilde
All doubt, despair, and fear become insignificant once the intention of life becomes love, rather than dependence on love.
Sri da Avabhas
It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.
Mark Twain
To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as a means of transportation.
Yann Martel, Life of Pi
The doubt of an earnest, thoughtful, patient and laborious mind is worthy of respect. In such doubt may be found indeed more faith than in half the creeds.
John Lancaster Spalding
We know accurately only when we know little with knowledge doubt increases.
Johann von Goethe
Seize the moment of excited curiosity on any subject to solve your doubts for if you let it pass, the desire may never return, and you may remain in ignorance.
William Wirt
Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.
Shakespeare
When you start to doubt yourself, the real world will eat you alive.
Henry Rollins, From his song "Shine".
A man desires praise that he may be reassured, that he may be quit of his doubting of himself; he is indifferent to applause when he is confident of success.
Alec Waugh
Of all religions, Christianity is without a doubt the one that should inspire tolerance most, although, up to now, the Christians have been the most intolerant of all men.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
Unity in things necessary, liberty in things doubtful, charity in everything.
Anonymous
Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.
Voltaire
Seize the moment of excited curiosity on any subject to solve your doubts; for if you let it pass, the desire may never return, and you may remain in ignorance.
William Wirt
Fidelity to commitment in the face of doubts and fears is a very spiritual thing.
Real Live Preacher, RealLivePreacher. com Weblog, December 16, 2002
Fear of the devil is one way of doubting God.
Kahlil Gibran
To believe with certainty we must begin with doubting.
Stanislaus Lescynski
There are two ways to slide easily through life to believe everything or to doubt everything. Both ways save us from thinking.
Alfred Korzybski
The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.
Bertrand Russell
You are never dedicated to something you have complete confidence in. No one is fanatically shouting that the sun is going to rise tomorrow. They know it is going to rise tomorrow. When people are fanatically dedicated to political or religious faiths or any other kinds of dogmas or goals, its always because these dogmas or goals are in doubt.
Robert M. Pirsig
Your confidence in the people, and your doubt about them, are closely related to your self - Confidence and your self - Doubt.
Kahlil Gibran
Unless I accept my faults, I will most certainly doubt my virtues.
Hugh Prathe
Dubito ergo sum - I doubt therefore I am.
Kayvan Sylvan
Doubt yourself and you doubt everything you see. Judge yourself and you see judges everywhere. But if you listen to the sound of your own voice, you can rise above doubt and judgment. And you can see forever.
Nancy Kerrigan
A lively, disinterested, persistent looking for truth is extraordinarily rare. Action and faith enslave thought, both of them in order not to be troubled or inconvenienced by reflection, criticism or doubt.
Henri Frdric Amiel