Doubt Quotes

Wise men, when in doubt whether to speak or to keep quiet, give themselves the benefit of the doubt, and remain silent.
Napolean Hill
If we begin with certainties, we shall end in doubts but if we begin with doubts, and we are patient in them, we shall end in certainties.
Francis Bacon

George gordon byron - there is something pagan in me that i cannot...
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
We dare not tempt them with weakness. For only when our arms are sufficient beyond doubt can we be certain beyond doubt that they will never be employed.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
To believe with certainty we must begin by doubting.
King Stanislas I of Poland

Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
Kahlil Gibran
Everett d. martin - it is easier to believe than to doubt....
There lives more faith in honest doubt, believe me, than in half the creeds.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
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
Frantic orthodoxy is never rooted in faith but in doubt. It is when we are unsure that we are doubly sure.
Reinhold Niebuh
Wayne gretski - it has been proven beyond a shadow of a doubt...
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
There is no harm in doubt and scepticism, for it is through these that new discoveries are made.
Richard Feynman, Letter to Armando Garcia J, December 11, 1985
When in doubt, observe and ask questions. When certain, observe at length and ask many more questions.
George S. Patton
Every step toward Christ kills a doubt. Every thought, word, and deed for Him carries you away from discouragement.
Theodore Ledyard Cuyle
We ought not be over anxious to encourage innovation, in case of doubtful improvement, for an old system must ever have two advantages over a new one; it is established and it is understood.
C. C. Colton
Doubt is not a pleasant state of mind, but certainty is absurd.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
When in doubt, duck.
Malcolm Forbes
If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.
Rene Descartes
Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.
Shakespeare
When in doubt, tell the truth.
Mark Twain
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
I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education.
Wilson Mizne
Undoubtedly, we become what we envisage.
Claude M. Bristol
It has, moreover, been proven that horror, nastiness, and the frightful are what give pleasure when one fornicates. Beauty is a simple thing ugliness is the exceptional thing. And fiery imaginations, no doubt, always prefer the extraordinary thing to the simple thing.
Marquis de Sade
When in doubt, use brute force.
Ken Thompson
To believe God is a Privilege, To doubt God is an insult.
Unknown
If we were to be asked suddenly to give a definition of humility we would doubtless be greatly embarrassed.
Edwin Holt Hughes
Beliefs are what divide people. Doubt unites them.
Peter Ustinov
Was it doubted that those who corrupt their own bodies conceal themselves?
Walt Whitman, "Leaves of Grass".
To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as a means of transportation.
Yann Martel, Life of Pi
Truth is beautiful, without doubt but so are lies.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Friendship improves hapiness and reduces misery, by doubting our joys and dividing our grief.
Joseph Addison, (1672 - 1719)
The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.
Bertrand Russell
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
I never could tell a lie that anybody would doubt, nor a truth that anybody would believe.
Mark Twain
No doubt Jack the Ripper excused himself on the grounds that it was human nature.
A. A. Milne
We know accurately only when we know little; with knowledge doubt increases.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Our belief at the beginning of a doubtful undertaking is the one thing that assures the successful outcome of any venture.
William James