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Doubt Quotes


These are some of the best 'Doubt' quotations and sayings.

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"If you are in doubt," says Talleyrand, "whether to write a letter or not - don't!" - And the advice applies to many doubts in life besides that of letter writing.

'Doubt, indulged and cherished, is in danger of becoming denial; but if honest, and bent on thorough investigation, it may soon lead to full establishment in the truth.

A bitter and perplexed, "What shall I do?" is worse to man than worse necessity.

All is to be doubted.

And he that doubteth is damned if he eat.

Doubt comes in at the window when inquiry is denied at the door.

Doubt is almost a natural phase of life; but as certainly as it is natural, it is also temporary, unless it is unwisely wrought into conduct.

Doubt is hell in the human soul.

Doubt is the disease of this inquisitive, restless age. - It is the price we pay for our advanced intelligence and civilization - the dim night of our resplendent day. - But as the most beautiful light is born of darkness, so the faith that springs from, conflict is often the strongest and best.

Doubt is the origin of wisdom.

Doubt is the vestibule which all must pass before they can enter the temple of wisdom. - When we are in doubt and puzzle out the truth by our own exertions, we have gained something that will stay by us and will serve us again. - But if to avoid the trouble of the search we avail ourselves of the superior information of a friend, such knowledge will not remain with us; we have not bought, but borrowed it.

Doubt, indulged and cherished, is in danger of becoming denial; but if honest, and bent on thorough investigation, it may soon lead to full establishment of the truth.

Fanaticism is overcompensation for doubt.

Galileo called doubt the father of invention; it is certainly the pioneer.

Give me the benefit of your convictions, if you have any, but keep your doubts to yourself, for I have enough of my own.

Human knowledge is the parent of doubt.

I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education.

In contemplation, if a man begins with certainties he shall end in doubts; but if he be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.

In the hands of unbelief half-truths are made to do the work of whole falsehoods. - The sowing of doubts is the sowing of dragon's teeth, which ere long will sprout up into armed and hostile men.

It is never worth while to suggest doubts in order to show how cleverly we can answer them.


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