Doubt Quotes

Isaac bashevis singer, new york times magazine, mar. 12, 1978 - doubt is part of all religion. all the religious...
Some people say it is better to appear foolish than open your mouth and remove all doubt. I say if it is already thought then you have nothing to lose.
Dane Helmers

The first precept was never to accept a thing as true until I knew it as such without a single doubt.
Rene Descartes
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
William ralph inge - we have enslaved the rest of the animal creation,...
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; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, (attributed)

Unknown - lord, make me an instrument of your peace where...
Wife: one who is sorry she did it, but would undoubtedly do it again.
H. L. Mencken
The vain man is generally a doubter. It is Newton who sees himself as child on the sea shore, and his discoveries in the colored shell.
Willmott
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
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
Believe your beliefs and doubt your doubts.
F. F. Bosworth
Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.
Andre Gide
To believe with certainty we must begin with doubting.
Stanislaus Lescynski
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
If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.
Rene Descartes
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
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
Anyone nit - Picking enough to write a letter of correction to an editor doubtless deserves the error that provoked it.
Alvin Toffle
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
Frantic orthodoxy is never rooted in faith but in doubt. It is when we are unsure that we are doubly sure.
Reinhold Niebuh
Our belief at the beginning of a doubtful undertaking is the one thing that assures the successful outcome of any venture.
William James
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
Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.
Shakespeare
If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts he shall end in certainties.
Sir Francis Bacon
When in doubt, tell the truth.
Mark Twain
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
You are a child of the Universe, no less than the moon and the stars you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the Universe is unfolding as it should.
Max Ehrmann
It may well be doubted whether human ingenuity can construct an enigma... which human ingenuity may not, by proper application, resolve.
Edgar Allen Poe, The Gold Bug
Unity in things necessary, liberty in things doubtful, charity in everything.
Anonymous
Doubt whom you will, but never yourself.
Christine Bovee
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
The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.
Bertrand Russell
Through the doors of perception Down the corridors of uncertainty Into the room of self doubt Opens the window of opportunity.
Unknown
Fidelity to commitment in the face of doubts and fears is a very spiritual thing.
Real Live Preacher, RealLivePreacher. com Weblog, December 16, 2002
Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
Kahlil Gibran
A weak man has doubts before a decision, a strong man has them afterwards.
Karl Kraus
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
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