Doubt Quotes

Doubt is not a pleasant state of mind, but certainty is absurd.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
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

Joseph roux - when unhappy, one doubts everything when happy,...
Wise men, when in doubt whether to speak or to keep quiet, give themselves the benefit of the doubt, and remain silent.
Napolean Hill
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
Abraham Lincoln
It must be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to plan, more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to manage, than the creation of a new system. For the initiator has the enmity of all who would profit by the preservation of the old institutions and merely lukewarm defenders in those who would gain by the new ones.
Machiavelli

I respect faith, but doubt is what gives you and education.
Wilson Mizne
Real live preacher, reallivepreacher. com weblog, december 16, 2002 - fidelity to commitment in the face of doubts and...
Some people say it is better to appear foolish than open your mouth and remove all doubt. I say if it is already thought then you have nothing to lose.
Dane Helmers
Dubito ergo sum - I doubt therefore I am.
Kayvan Sylvan
To believe God is a Privilege, To doubt God is an insult.
Unknown
Henry rollins, from his song
Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt.
Clarence Darrow
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
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, message for Jefferson Day, April 13, 1945
Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon. Where there is doubt, faith.
Saint Francis of Assisi
Doubt whom you will, but never yourself.
Christine Bovee
Liberty is the possibility of doubting, the possibility of making a mistake, the possibility of searching and experimenting, the possibility of saying No to any authority - - Literary, artistic, philosophic, religious, social and even political.
Ignazio Silone, The God That Failed (1950)
We are living the events which for centuries to come will be minutely studied by scholars who will undoubtedly describe these days as probably the most exciting and creative in the history of mankind. But preoccupied with our daily chores, our worries and personal hopes and ambitions, few of us are actually living in the present.
Lawrence K. Frank
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
The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting; by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth.
Pierre Abelard
Friendship improves hapiness and reduces misery, by doubting our joys and dividing our grief.
Joseph Addison, (1672 - 1719)
To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as a means of transportation.
Yann Martel, Life of Pi
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
To believe with certainty we must begin by doubting.
King Stanislas I of Poland
Our doubts are traitors, And make us lose the good we oft might winBy fearing to attempt.
William Shakespeare
Doubt is a feeling too lonely to know that faith is its twin.
Khalil Gibran, The Prophet
Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.
Andre Gide
Believe those who are seeking the truth doubt those who find it.
Andr Gide
To philosophize is to doubt.
Michel de Montaigne
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.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers. In the perfect stranger we perceive man himself; the image of a God is not disguised by resemblances to an uncle or doubts of wisdom of a mustache.
G. K. Chesterton
When in doubt, punt.
John Heisman
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts about reality.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
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
This is the true nature of home - - It is the place of Peace; the shelter, not only from injury, but from all terror, doubt and division.
John Ruskin
I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education.
Wilson Mizne
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
It has been proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that you miss 100% of the shots you do not take.
Wayne Gretski
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