Most popular doubt quotes
The first key to wisdom is constant and frequent questioning... for by doubting we are led to questioning and by questioning we arrive at the truth.
Doubt springs from the mind; faith is the daughter of the soul.
Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it.
A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy.
Doubt is the vestibule through which all must pass before they can enter into the temple of wisdom.
Doubt isn't the opposite of faith; it is an element of faith.
Doubt is part of all religion. All the religious thinkers were doubters.
The greatest leaders in God's tribe have been those men who have left room for doubt.
Give me the benefit of your convictions, if you have any; but keep your doubts to yourself, for I have enough of my own.
To believe with certainty, we must begin with doubting.
To doubt everything or to believe everything are two equally convenient solutions; both dispense with the necessity of reflection.
Doubt springs eternal in the human breast.
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.
Doubt is to certainty as neurosis is to psychosis.
There lives more faith in honest doubt, Believe me, than in half the creeds.
Doubt is not below knowledge, but above it.
Doubt is a necessary precondition to meaningful action.
Can that which is the greatest virtue in philosophy, Doubt (called "the father of inventions" by Galileo), be in religion what the priests term it, the greatest of sins?
Doubt is the vestibule which all must pass, before they can enter into the temple of wisdom.
A quart of doubt to an ounce of truth is the safest brew.
Doubt comes in at the window, when Inquiry is denied at the door.
Doubts, like facts, are stubborn things.
Doubt must be no more than vigilance, otherwise it can become dangerous.
All human progress, even in morals, has been the work of men who have doubted the current moral values, not of men who have whooped them up and tried to enforce them. The truly civilized man is always skeptical and tolerant, in this field as in all others. His culture is based on "I am not too sure."
I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education.
I think there is no suffering greater than what is caused by the doubts of those who want to believe.
Modest doubt is call'd the beacon of the wise.
Our doubts are traitors And make us lose the good we oft might win By fearing to attempt.
Faith and doubt both are needed—not as antagonists but working side by side—to take us around the unknown curve.
Life is doubt, And faith without doubt is nothing but death.
To believe is very dull. To doubt is intensely engrossing. To be on the alert is to live, to be lulled into security is to die.
There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.
Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
Faith and doubt both are needed—not as antagonists, but working side by side to take us around the unknown curve.
Love and doubt have never been on speaking terms.
The doubter is a true man of science; he doubts only himself and his interpretations, but he believes in science.