Doubt Quotes

Ralph waldo emerson - truth is beautiful, without doubt; but so are...
Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.
Voltaire
La rochefoucauld - when we are in love we often doubt that which we...
There is something Pagan in me that I cannot shake off. In short, I deny nothing, but doubt everything.
George Gordon Byron
C. c. colton - we ought not be over anxious to encourage...
The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.
Bertrand Russell
Weary the path that does not challenge. Doubt is an incentive to truth and patient inquiry leadeth the way.
Hosea Ballou
When in doubt, do without.
Hofni Samuel
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
Was it doubted that those who corrupt their own bodies conceal themselves?
Walt Whitman, "Leaves of Grass".
I show you doubt, to prove that faith exists.
Robert Browning
There is no doubt that life is given us, not to be enjoyed, but to be overcome - To be got over.
Arthur Schopenhaue
Of all religions, Christianity is without a doubt the one that should inspire tolerance most, although, up to now, the Christians have been the most intolerant of all men.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
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 H. Huxley
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 win By fearing to attempt.
William Shakespeare, "Measure for Measure", Act 1 scene 4
Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
Dale Carnegie
I never seek to defeat the man I am fighting, I seek to defeat his confidence. A mind troubled by doubt cannot focus on the course to victory. Two men are equals - True equals - Only when they both have equal confidence.
Arthur S. Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha
There are two ways to slide easily through life; to believe everything or to doubt everything. Both ways save us from thinking.
Alfred Korzybski
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
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
An attempt is already underway to revise history - To leave the impression that the former president had nothing to do with Watergate. But there is no doubt about his obstruction of justice after the Watergate break - In.
John J. Sirica
Wife: one who is sorry she did it, but would undoubtedly do it again.
H. L. Mencken
We know accurately only when we know little with knowledge doubt increases.
Johann von Goethe
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
If you are ever in doubt as to whether or not you should kiss a pretty girl, give her the benefit of the doubt.
Thomas Carlyle
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
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
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
It has been proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that you miss 100% of the shots you do not take.
Wayne Gretski
We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form.
William Ralph Inge
To believe with certainty we must begin with doubting.
Stanislaus Lescynski
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
To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as a means of transportation.
Yann Martel, Life of Pi
The first precept was never to accept a thing as true until I knew it as such without a single doubt.
Rene Descartes
Doubt is often the beginning of wisdom.
M Scott Peck
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
Friendship improves hapiness and reduces misery, by doubting our joys and dividing our grief.
Joseph Addison, (1672 - 1719)
Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon. Where there is doubt, faith.
Saint Francis of Assisi
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