Doubt Quotes

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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
Beliefs are what divide people. Doubt unites them.
Peter Ustinov
All doubt, despair, and fear become insignificant once the intention of life becomes love, rather than dependence on love.
Sri da Avabhas
William shakespeare,

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
Through the doors of perception Down the corridors of uncertainty Into the room of self doubt Opens the window of opportunity.
Unknown
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
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
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
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
Believe your beliefs and doubt your doubts.
F. F. Bosworth
Cleave never to the sunnier side of doubt.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Doubt of the reality of love ends by making us doubt everything.
Henri Frdric Amiel
Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.
Voltaire
Fidelity to commitment in the face of doubts and fears is a very spiritual thing.
Real Live Preacher, RealLivePreacher. com Weblog, December 16, 2002
When in doubt, punt.
John Heisman
A mind troubled by doubt cannot focus on the course to victory.
Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha
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
Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon. Where there is doubt, faith.
Saint Francis of Assisi
There lives more faith in honest doubt, Believe me, than in half the creeds.
Alfred, Lord Tennyson, In Memoriam A. H. H. 96, ll. 11 - 12.
In necessary things, unity in doubtful things, liberty in all things, charity.
Richard Baxte
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers. In the perfect stranger we perceive man himself; the image of a God is not disguised by resemblances to an uncle or doubts of wisdom of a mustache.
G. K. Chesterton
A weak man has doubts before a decision, a strong man has them afterwards.
Karl Kraus
It has, moreover, been proven that horror, nastiness, and the frightful are what give pleasure when one fornicates. Beauty is a simple thing ugliness is the exceptional thing. And fiery imaginations, no doubt, always prefer the extraordinary thing to the simple thing.
Marquis de Sade
To philosophize is to doubt.
Michel de Montaigne
Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.
Shakespeare
Worry affects the circulation, the heart, the glands, the whole nervous system. I have never known a man who died from overwork, but many who died from doubt.
Charles H. Mayo
That all our knowledge begins with experience, there is indeed no doubt.... but although our knowledge originates WITH experience, it does not all arise OUT OF experience.
Immanuel Kant
The sum is, that the worship of God must be spiritual, in order that it may correspond with His nature. For although Moses only speaks of idolatry, yet there is no doubt but that by synecdoche, as in all the rest of the law, he condemns all fictitious services which men in their ingenuity have invented.
John Calvin
Doubt is not a pleasant state of mind, but certainty is absurd.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
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
Frantic orthodoxy is never rooted in faith but in doubt. It is when we are unsure that we are doubly sure.
Reinhold Niebuh
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
If a person offend you and you are in doubt as to whether it was intentional or not, do not resort to extreme measures. Simply watch your chance and hit him with a brick.
Mark Twain, "Advice to Youth" Speech, 1882
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
Doubt is part of all religion. All the religious thinkers were doubters.
Isaac Bashevis Singer, New York Times Magazine, Mar. 12, 1978
If we get our information from the biblical material there is no doubt that the Christian life is a dancing, leaping, daring life.
Eugene Peterson