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Quotations: Doubt

I never doubted my ability, but when you hear all your life you're inferior, it makes you wonder if the other guys have something you've never seen before. If they do, I'm still looking for it.
Hank Aaron

I love to doubt as well as know.
Dante Alighieri

Doubt is an incentive to truth, and patient inquiry leadeth the way.
Hosea Ballou

A castle called Doubting Castle, the owner whereof was Giant Despair.
John Bunyan

Doubt, of whatever kind, can be ended by action alone.
Thomas Carlyle

I'd rather see folks doubt what's true than accept what isn't.
Frank Clark

All the strength and force of man comes from his faith in things unseen. He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.
James Freeman Clarke

I slept with faith and found a corpse in my arms on awakening; I drank and danced all night with doubt and found her a virgin in the morning.
Aleister Crowley

Truth is beautiful, without doubt; but so are lies.
Ralph Emerson

Freedom of speech and freedom of action are meaningless without freedom to think. And there is no freedom of thought without doubt.
Bergen Evans

There is no harm in doubt and skepticism, for it is through these that new discoveries are made.
Richard Feynman

A civilized society is one which tolerates eccentricity to the point of doubtful sanity.
Robert Frost

Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.
Andre Gide

If you have any doubts that we live in a society controlled by men, try reading down the index of contributors to a volume of quotations, looking for women's names.
Elaine Gill

A mind troubled by doubt cannot focus on the course to victory.
Arthur Golden

To have doubted one's own first principles is the mark of a civilized man.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

There is no doubt that the first requirement for a composer is to be dead.
Arthur Honegger

We work in the dark, We do what we can, We give what we have, Our doubt is our passion, and our passion is our task, The rest is the madness of art.
Henry James

This better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
Samuel Johnson

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 respect faith, but doubt is what gives you an education.
Wilson Mizner

Four be the things I'd been better without Love, curiosity, freckles, and doubt.
Dorothy Parker

Unless I accept my faults, I will most certainly doubt my virtues.
Hugh Prather

Jealousy is bred in doubts. When those doubts change into certainties, then the passion either ceases or turns absolute madness.
La Rochefoucauld

The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Let us move forward with strong and active faith.
Franklin D Roosevelt

When unhappy, one doubts everything; when happy, one doubts nothing.
Joseph Roux

Those who feel certainty are stupid and those with any imagination or understanding are filled with doubt and indecision.
Bertrand Russell

Doubt that the stars are fire, doubt that the sun doth move, doubt truth to be a liar, but never doubt I love.
William Shakespeare

Doubt is part of all religion. All religious thinkers were doubters.
Isaac Singer

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 Spalding

Cleave ever to the sunnier side of doubt.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Faith lives in honest doubt.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

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

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