Doubt Quotes

Alfred lord tennyson - cleave never to the sunnier side of doubt....
There is no harm in doubt and scepticism, for it is through these that new discoveries are made.
Richard Feynman, Letter to Armando Garcia J, December 11, 1985

Doubt is not a pleasant state of mind, but certainty is absurd.
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
Andre gide - believe those who are seeking the truth. doubt...
There are occasions when it is undoubtedly better to incur loss than to make gain.
Titus Maccius Plautus, Captivi

Franklin d. roosevelt, message for jefferson day, april 13, 1945 - the only limit to our realization of tomorrow...
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
Anyone nit - Picking enough to write a letter of correction to an editor doubtless deserves the error that provoked it.
Alvin Toffle
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
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
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
We were all born with wings. In times of doubt spread them.
Wife: one who is sorry she did it, but would undoubtedly do it again.
H. L. Mencken
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
In case of doubt it is best to lean to the side of mercy.
Legal Prove
Truth is beautiful, without doubt; but so are lies.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
Kahlil Gibran
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.
Francis Bacon
When in doubt, observe and ask questions. When certain, observe at length and ask many more questions.
George S. Patton
When in doubt, have two guys come through the door with guns.
Raymond Chandle
It has been proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that you miss 100% of the shots you do not take.
Wayne Gretski
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
There is no doubt that life is given us, not to be enjoyed, but to be overcome - To be got over.
Arthur Schopenhaue
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
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
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
A mind troubled by doubt cannot focus on the course to victory.
Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha
Every step toward Christ kills a doubt. Every thought, word, and deed for Him carries you away from discouragement.
Theodore Ledyard Cuyle
I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education.
Wilson Mizne
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
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
Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.
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
Our achievements speak for themselves. What we have to keep track of are our failures, discouragements and doubts. We tend to forget the past difficulties, the many false starts, and the painful groping. We see our past achievements as the end results of a clean forward thrust, and our present difficulties as signs of decline and decay.
Eric Hoffe
If we were to be asked suddenly to give a definition of humility we would doubtless be greatly embarrassed.
Edwin Holt Hughes
Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is an absurd one.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon. Where there is doubt, faith.
Saint Francis of Assisi
When unhappy, one doubts everything when happy, one doubts nothing.
Joseph Roux
Dubito ergo sum - I doubt therefore I am.
Kayvan Sylvan