Doubt Quotes

Luella f. phean - youth is not a time of life, it is a state of...
Matrix, the - morpheus you have to let it all go, neo. fear,...

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
When in doubt, punt.
John Heisman
I never could tell a lie that anybody would doubt, nor a truth that anybody would believe.
Mark Twain
Francis bacon - if we begin with certainties, we shall end in...

When in doubt, use brute force.
Ken Thompson
If we were to be asked suddenly to give a definition of humility we would doubtless be greatly embarrassed.
Edwin Holt Hughes
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
This I do know beyond any reasonable doubt. Regardless of what you are doing, if you pump long enough, hard enough and enthusiastically enough, sooner or later the effort will bring forth the reward.
Zig Zigla
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
Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is an absurd one.
Voltaire
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
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
There is no doubt that life is given us, not to be enjoyed, but to be overcome - To be got over.
Arthur Schopenhaue
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
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 doubt of an earnest, thoughtful, patient and laborious mind is worthy of respect. In such doubt may be found indeed more faith than in half the creeds.
John Lancaster Spalding
Doubtless criticism was originally benignant, pointing out the beauties of a work rather that its defects. The passions of men have made it malignant, as a bad heart of Procrustes turned the bed, the symbol of repose, into an instrument of torture.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.
Shakespeare
Beliefs are what divide people. Doubt unites them.
Peter Ustinov
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
Skepticism means, not intellectual doubt alone, but moral doubt.
Thomas Carlyle
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
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
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
Fidelity to commitment in the face of doubts and fears is a very spiritual thing.
Real Live Preacher, RealLivePreacher. com Weblog, December 16, 2002
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
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
When in doubt, have two guys come through the door with guns.
Raymond Chandle
All doubt, despair, and fear become insignificant once the intention of life becomes love, rather than dependence on love.
Sri da Avabhas
I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education.
Wilson Mizne
There are two ways to slide easily through life; to believe everything or to doubt everything. Both ways save us from thinking.
Alfred Korzybski
The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.
Bertrand Russell
It is easier to believe than to doubt.
Everett D. Martin
Our doubts are traitors, And make us lose the good we oft might winBy fearing to attempt.
William Shakespeare
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 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".
There is something Pagan in me that I cannot shake off. In short, I deny nothing, but doubt everything.
George Gordon Byron