Doubt Quotes

The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, message for Jefferson Day, April 13, 1945
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

Bertrand russell - the whole problem with the world is that fools...
When in doubt, duck.
Malcolm Forbes
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
Freedom of speech and freedom of action are meaningless without freedom to think. And there is no freedom of thought without doubt.
Bergen Evans

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
Hosea ballou - weary the path that does not challenge. doubt is...
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace where there is hatred, let me sow love where there is injury, pardon where there is doubt, faith where there is despair, hope where there is darkness, light and where there is sadness, joy.
Unknown
An attempt is already underway to revise history - To leave the impression that the former president had nothing to do with Watergate. But there is no doubt about his obstruction of justice after the Watergate break - In.
John J. Sirica
There lives more faith in honest doubt, Believe me, than in half the creeds.
Alfred, Lord Tennyson, In Memoriam A. H. H. 96, ll. 11 - 12.
G. k. chesterton - men always talk about the most important things...
Doubt is a feeling too lonely to know that faith is its twin.
Khalil Gibran, The Prophet
Believe your beliefs and doubt your doubts.
F. F. Bosworth
To believe with certainty we must begin by doubting.
King Stanislas I of Poland
It is an error to imagine that evolution signifies a constant tendency to increased perfection. That process undoubtedly involves a constant remodelling of the organism in adaptation to new conditions; but it depends on the nature of those conditions whether the directions of the modifications effected shall be upward or downward.
Thomas H. Huxley
If you must tell me your opinions, tell me what you believe in. I have plenty of doubts of my own.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not he knoweth all things but his own ignorance.
Akhenaton
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
Doubts are more cruel than the worst of truths.
Moliere
The sum is, that the worship of God must be spiritual, in order that it may correspond with His nature. For although Moses only speaks of idolatry, yet there is no doubt but that by synecdoche, as in all the rest of the law, he condemns all fictitious services which men in their ingenuity have invented.
John Calvin
Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.
Voltaire
Cleave never to the sunnier side of doubt.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
When you start to doubt yourself, the real world will eat you alive.
Henry Rollins, From his song "Shine".
It has been proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that you miss 100% of the shots you do not take.
Wayne Gretski
Doubt is part of all religion. All the religious thinkers were doubters.
Isaac Bashevis Singer, New York Times Magazine, Mar. 12, 1978
I show you doubt, to prove that faith exists.
Robert Browning
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
No doubt there are other important things in life besides conflict, but there are not many other things so inevitably interesting. The very saints interest us most when we think of them as enganged in a conflict with the Devil.
Robert Lynd
That all our knowledge begins with experience, there is indeed no doubt.... but although our knowledge originates WITH experience, it does not all arise OUT OF experience.
Immanuel Kant
For men become civilized, not in proportion to their willingness to believe, but in their readiness to doubt.
Henry Louis Mencken
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, (attributed)
A weak man has doubts before a decision, a strong man has them afterwards.
Karl Kraus
Dubito ergo sum - I doubt therefore I am.
Kayvan Sylvan
Doubt is the vestibule through which all must pass before they can enter into the temple of wisdom.
Charles Caleb Colton
Far or forgot to me is nearShadow and sunlight are the sameThe vanished gods to me appearAnd one to me are shame and fame. They reckon ill who leave me outWhen me they fly, I am the wingsI am the doubter and the doubt, And I the hymn the Brahmin sings.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If a person offend you and you are in doubt as to whether it was intentional or not, do not resort to extreme measures. Simply watch your chance and hit him with a brick.
Mark Twain, "Advice to Youth" Speech, 1882
Doubt is often the beginning of wisdom.
M Scott Peck
We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form.
William Ralph Inge
Knowledge and personality make doubt possible, but knowledge is also the cure of doubt; and when we get a full and adequate sense of personality we are lifted into a region where doubt is almost impossible, for no man can know himself as he is, and all fullness of his nature, without also knowing God.
T. T. Munge