Doubt Quotes

Arthur s. golden, memoirs of a geisha - i never seek to defeat the man i am fighting, i...
Friendship improves hapiness and reduces misery, by doubting our joys and dividing our grief.
Joseph Addison, (1672 - 1719)

Napolean hill - wise men, when in doubt whether to speak or to...
If you are ever in doubt as to whether to kiss a pretty girl, always give her the benefit of the doubt.
Thomas Carlyle
Kahlil gibran - doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is...
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

In necessary things, unity; in doubtful things, liberty; in all things, charity.
Richard Baxte
When we are in love we often doubt that which we most believe.
La Rochefoucauld
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
Anyone nit - Picking enough to write a letter of correction to an editor doubtless deserves the error that provoked it.
Alvin Toffle
Undoubtedly, we become what we envisage.
Claude M. Bristol
In the Norse mythology Loki originally was on the side of the rest of the gods, helping them once or twice using a particularly nast forms of trickery. He was a cunning negotiator with a talent for technicalities. He was sort of the Norse equivalent of a lawyer, no doubt the reason they tied him down in a pit dripping acidic venom on him.
Martin Terman
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
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
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
Margaret Mead
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
Doubt is not a pleasant state of mind, but certainty is absurd.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
Believe those who are seeking the truth doubt those who find it.
Andr Gide
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
Fear of the devil is one way of doubting God.
Kahlil Gibran
We know accurately only when we know little; with knowledge doubt increases.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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
To philosophize is to doubt.
Michel de Montaigne
When in doubt, do the courageous thing.
Jan Smuts
Frantic orthodoxy is never rooted in faith but in doubt. It is when we are unsure that we are doubly sure.
Reinhold Niebuh
Was it doubted that those who corrupt their own bodies conceal themselves?
Walt Whitman, "Leaves of Grass".
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
To believe with certainty we must begin with doubting.
Stanislaus Lescynski
There are occasions when it is undoubtedly better to incur loss than to make gain.
Titus Maccius Plautus, Captivi
Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.
William Shakespeare
Human beings are perhaps never more frightening than when they are convinced beyond doubt that they are right.
Laurens Van der Post, The Lost World of the Kalahari (1958)
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
Abraham Lincoln
There lives more faith in honest doubt, believe me, than in half the creeds.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy. Let a man be one thing or the other, and we then know how to meet him.
Aesop
When in doubt, do without.
Hofni Samuel
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
Wife: one who is sorry she did it, but would undoubtedly do it again.
H. L. Mencken
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)
Doubt is uncomfortable, certainty is ridiculous.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
Without doubt the greatest injury 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.
Herbert Samuel