Doubt Quotes

Doubt is part of all religion. All the religious thinkers were doubters.
Isaac Bashevis Singer, New York Times Magazine, Mar. 12, 1978
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

Henry wadsworth longfellow - doubtless criticism was originally benignant,...
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
Our achievements speak for themselves. What we have to keep track of are our failures, discouragements and doubts. We tend to forget the past difficulties, the many false starts, and the painful groping. We see our past achievements as the end results of a clean forward thrust, and our present difficulties as signs of decline and decay.
Eric Hoffe
I have supported my deviations with reasons I did not stop at mere doubt I have vanquished, I have uprooted, I have destroyed everything in my heart that might have interfered with my pleasure.
Marquis de Sade

When unhappy, one doubts everything when happy, one doubts nothing.
Joseph Roux
Ken thompson - when in doubt, use brute force....
By doubting we come at truth.
Cicero
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".
When in doubt, tell the truth.
Mark Twain
Edgar allen poe, the gold bug - it may well be doubted whether human ingenuity...
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
When we are in love we often doubt that which we most believe.
La Rochefoucauld
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
When in doubt, punt.
John Heisman
Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon. Where there is doubt, faith.
Saint Francis of Assisi
There lives more faith in honest doubt, believe me, than in half the creeds.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
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
A weak man has doubts before a decision, a strong man has them afterwards.
Karl Kraus
The vain man is generally a doubter. It is Newton who sees himself as child on the sea shore, and his discoveries in the colored shell.
Willmott
There are two ways to slide easily through life; to believe everything or to doubt everything. Both ways save us from thinking.
Alfred Korzybski
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
Abraham Lincoln
Every step toward Christ kills a doubt. Every thought, word, and deed for Him carries you away from discouragement.
Theodore Ledyard Cuyle
Doubt is often the beginning of wisdom.
M Scott Peck
He saw that it was an ironical thing for him to be running thus toward that which he had been at such pains to avoid. But he said, in substance, to himself that if the earth and the moon were about to clash, many people would doubtless plan to get upon the roofs to witness the collision.
Stephen Crane, The Red Badge of Courage, chapter 8
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
I doubt whether the world holds for anyone a more soul - Stirring surprise than the first adventure with ice cream.
Heywood
All doubt, despair, and fear become insignificant once the intention of life becomes love, rather than dependence on love.
Sri da Avabhas
Deep doubts, deep wisdom; small doubts, little wisdom.
Chinese Prove
Truth is beautiful, without doubt but so are lies.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, message for Jefferson Day, April 13, 1945
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
If we were to be asked suddenly to give a definition of humility we would doubtless be greatly embarrassed.
Edwin Holt Hughes
When in doubt, do without.
Hofni Samuel
Friendship is the allay of our sorrows, the ease of our passions, the discharge of our oppressions, the sanctuary to our calamities, the counselor of our doubts, the clarity of our minds.
Jeremy Taylo
In necessary things, unity; in doubtful things, liberty; in all things, charity.
Richard Baxte
He who knows nothing doubts nothing.
Italian Prove
Believe your beliefs and doubt your doubts.
F. F. Bosworth