Doubt Quotes

Johann wolfgang von goethe - we know accurately only when we know little; with...
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts about reality.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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
We ought not be over anxious to encourage innovation, in case of doubtful improvement, for an old system must ever have two advantages over a new one; it is established and it is understood.
C. C. Colton
Andr gide - believe those who are seeking the truth doubt...
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

Chinese prove - deep doubts, deep wisdom; small doubts, little...
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
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
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
Knowledge and personality make doubt possible, but knowledge is also the cure of doubt; and when we get a full and adequate sense of personality we are lifted into a region where doubt is almost impossible, for no man can know himself as he is, and all fullness of his nature, without also knowing God.
T. T. Munge
To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as a means of transportation.
Yann Martel, Life of Pi
Cleave never to the sunnier side of doubt.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.
William Shakespeare
Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
Kahlil Gibran
To philosophize is to doubt.
Michel de Montaigne
The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting; by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth.
Pierre Abelard
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
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
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
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
Doubt is uncomfortable, certainty is ridiculous.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
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
I doubt that imagination can be suppressed. If you truly eradicated it in a child, he would grow up to be an eggplant.
Ursula K. LeGuin
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
Life is like music, it must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule. Nevertheless one had better know the rules, for they sometimes guide in doubtful cases, though not often.
Samuel Butle
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
You are never dedicated to something you have complete confidence in. No one is fanatically shouting that the sun is going to rise tomorrow. They know it is going to rise tomorrow. When people are fanatically dedicated to political or religious faiths or any other kinds of dogmas or goals, its always because these dogmas or goals are in doubt.
Robert M. Pirsig
Fidelity to commitment in the face of doubts and fears is a very spiritual thing.
Real Live Preacher, RealLivePreacher. com Weblog, December 16, 2002
Our belief at the beginning of a doubtful undertaking is the one thing that assures the successful outcome of any venture.
William James
Wise men, when in doubt whether to speak or to keep quiet, give themselves the benefit of the doubt, and remain silent.
Napolean Hill
Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.
Voltaire
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)
All doubt, despair, and fear become insignificant once the intention of life becomes love, rather than dependence on love.
Sri da Avabhas
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
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
In completing one discovery we never fail to get an imperfect knowledge of others of which we could have no idea before, so that we cannot solve one doubt without creating several new ones.
Joseph Priestly
It must be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to plan, more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to manage, than the creation of a new system. For the initiator has the enmity of all who would profit by the preservation of the old institutions and merely lukewarm defenders in those who would gain by the new ones.
Machiavelli
When we are in love we often doubt that which we most believe.
La Rochefoucauld
Youth is not a time of life, it is a state of mind. You are as old as your doubt, your fear, your despair. The way to keep young is to keep your faith young. Keep your self confidence young. Keep your hope young.
Luella F. Phean