Doubt Quotes

George gordon byron - there is something pagan in me that i cannot...
When in doubt, punt.
John Heisman

Richard feynman, letter to armando garcia j, december 11, 1985 - there is no harm in doubt and scepticism, for it...
I show you doubt, to prove that faith exists.
Robert Browning
Legal prove - in case of doubt it is best to lean to the side...
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

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
Beliefs are what divide people. Doubt unites them.
Peter Ustinov
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
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 Huxley
There is no doubt that the first requirement for a composer is to be dead.
Arthur Honegge
When in doubt, use brute force.
Ken Thompson
To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as a means of transportation.
Yann Martel, Life of Pi
Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon. Where there is doubt, faith.
Saint Francis of Assisi
There are two ways to slide easily through life to believe everything or to doubt everything. Both ways save us from thinking.
Alfred Korzybski
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, 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
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
Every step toward Christ kills a doubt. Every thought, word, and deed for Him carries you away from discouragement.
Theodore Ledyard Cuyle
A mind troubled by doubt cannot focus on the course to victory.
Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha
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
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
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
Fear of the devil is one way of doubting God.
Kahlil Gibran
When we are in love we often doubt that which we most believe.
La Rochefoucauld
Doubt of the reality of love ends by making us doubt everything.
Henri Frdric Amiel
It is easier to believe than to doubt.
Everett D. Martin
If you are ever in doubt as to whether to kiss a pretty girl, always give her the benefit of the doubt.
Thomas Carlyle
Truth is beautiful, without doubt but so are lies.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
The doubt of an earnest, thoughtful, patient and laborious mind is worthy of respect. In such doubt may be found indeed more faith than in half the creeds.
John Lancaster Spalding
This I do know beyond any reasonable doubt. Regardless of what you are doing, if you pump long enough, hard enough and enthusiastically enough, sooner or later the effort will bring forth the reward.
Zig Zigla
He who possesses the source of Enthusiasm Will achieve great things. Doubt not. You will gather friends around you As a hair clasp gathers the hair.
I Ching
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
We were all born with wings. In times of doubt spread them.
Unknown
When in doubt, duck.
Malcolm Forbes
Materialists and madmen never have doubts.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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
Wise men, when in doubt whether to speak or to keep quiet, give themselves the benefit of the doubt, and remain silent.
Napolean Hill