Doubt Quotes

Stephen crane, the red badge of courage, chapter 8 - he saw that it was an ironical thing for him to...
I have no doubt that faith is only pure when it does not negate the faith of another. I have no doubt that evil can be fought and that indifference is no option. I have no doubt that fanaticism is dangerous. And of all the books in the world on life, I have no doubt that the life of one person weighs more than them all.
Elie Wiesel, O Magazine, November 2000

William james - our belief at the beginning of a doubtful...
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
Italian prove - he who knows nothing doubts nothing....
I respect faith, but doubt is what gives you and education.
Wilson Mizne

It is only about things that do not interest one that one can give really unbiased opinions, which is no doubt the reason why an unbiased opinion is always valueless.
Oscar Wilde
I show you doubt, to prove that faith exists.
Robert Browning
When in doubt, do without.
Hofni Samuel
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
Frantic orthodoxy is never rooted in faith but in doubt. It is when we are unsure that we are doubly sure.
Reinhold Niebuh
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 you are ever in doubt as to whether to kiss a pretty girl, always give her the benefit of the doubt.
Thomas Carlyle
When we are in love we often doubt that which we most believe.
La Rochefoucauld
There lives more faith in honest doubt, believe me, than in half the creeds.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
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 you start to doubt yourself, the real world will eat you alive.
Henry Rollins, From his song "Shine".
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
It must be considered that there is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle, than to initiate a new order of things. For the reformer has enemies in all those who would profit by the old order, only lukewarm defenders in all those who would profit by the new.
Machiavelli
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
To philosophize is to doubt.
Michel de Montaigne
There are two ways to slide easily through life to believe everything or to doubt everything both ways save us from thinking.
Theodore Isaac Rubin
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
By doubting we come at truth.
Cicero
In necessary things, unity in doubtful things, liberty in all things, charity.
Richard Baxte
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
Believe those who are seeking the truth doubt those who find it.
Andr Gide
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
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
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
Morpheus You have to let it all go, Neo. Fear, doubt, and disbelief. Free your mind.
Matrix, The
We know accurately only when we know little with knowledge doubt increases.
Johann von Goethe
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
There are two ways to slide easily through life to believe everything or to doubt everything. Both ways save us from thinking.
Alfred Korzybski
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; Where there is sadness, joy.
Saint Francis of Assisi, "Prayer of St Francis" (attributed)
Wise men, when in doubt whether to speak or to keep quiet, give themselves the benefit of the doubt, and remain silent.
Napolean Hill
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".
Fear of the devil is one way of doubting God.
Kahlil Gibran
We dare not tempt them with weakness. For only when our arms are sufficient beyond doubt can we be certain beyond doubt that they will never be employed.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Doubt is part of all religion. All the religious thinkers were doubters.
Isaac Bashevis Singer, New York Times Magazine, Mar. 12, 1978