Doubt Quotes

Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.
Andre Gide
Without a doubt the greatest injury of all was done by basing morals on myth. For, sooner or later, myth is recognized for what it is, and disappears. Then morality loses the foundation on which it has been built.
Lord Samuel, "Romanes Lecture", 1947

Stanislaus lescynski - to believe with certainty we must begin with...
Doubt is often the beginning of wisdom.
M Scott Peck
Doubtless criticism was originally benignant, pointing out the beauties of a work rather that its defects. The passions of men have made it malignant, as a bad heart of Procrustes turned the bed, the symbol of repose, into an instrument of torture.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
When in doubt, do without.
Hofni Samuel

There are two ways to slide easily through life to believe everything or to doubt everything. Both ways save us from thinking.
Alfred Korzybski
Johann von goethe - we know accurately only when we know little with...
And whether I come to my own today or in ten thousand or ten million years, I can cheefully take it now, or with equal cheerfulness I can wait... And as to you, Life, I reckon you are the leavings of many deaths, No doubt I have died myself ten thousand times before.
Walt Whitman
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
No doubt Jack the Ripper excused himself on the grounds that it was human nature.
A. A. Milne
Chinese prove - deep doubts, deep wisdom; small doubts, little...
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts about reality.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Worry affects the circulation, the heart, the glands, the whole nervous system. I have never known a man who died from overwork, but many who died from doubt.
Charles H. Mayo
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, you shall begin it well and serenely...
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Doubt is uncomfortable, certainty is ridiculous.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, message for Jefferson Day, April 13, 1945
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, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth. So what the hell, leap.
Cynthia Heimel
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 weak man has doubts before a decision, a strong man has them afterwards.
Karl Kraus
If we get our information from the biblical material there is no doubt that the Christian life is a dancing, leaping, daring life.
Eugene Peterson
Weary the path that does not challenge. Doubt is an incentive to truth and patient inquiry leadeth the way.
Hosea Ballou
Doubt is not a pleasant state of mind, but certainty is absurd.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.
Voltaire
To believe with certainty we must begin by doubting.
King Stanislas I of Poland
Was it doubted that those who corrupt their own bodies conceal themselves?
Walt Whitman, "Leaves of Grass".
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
Our doubts are traitors, And make us lose the good we oft might winBy fearing to attempt.
William Shakespeare
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
Believe those who are seeking the truth doubt those who find it.
Andr Gide
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
Through the doors of perception Down the corridors of uncertainty Into the room of self doubt Opens the window of opportunity.
Unknown
For men become civilized, not in proportion to their willingness to believe, but in their readiness to doubt.
Henry Louis Mencken
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
I respect faith, but doubt is what gives you and education.
Wilson Mizne
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
Every step toward Christ kills a doubt. Every thought, word, and deed for Him carries you away from discouragement.
Theodore Ledyard Cuyle
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
Your confidence in the people, and your doubt about them, are closely related to your self - Confidence and your self - Doubt.
Kahlil Gibran