Doubt Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Doubt

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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.
~By John Lancaster Spalding ~


Assuming China does not become destabilized and continues to grow, it will no doubt develop a military program in proportion to its resources.
~By Martin van Creveld ~


I understand people have doubts, but I'm totally clean.
~By Michael Irvin ~


It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
~By Abraham Lincoln ~


What is at a peak is certain to decline. He who shows his hand will surely be defeated. He who can prevail in battle by taking advantage of his enemy's doubts is invincible.
~By Cao Cao ~


The first test of a truly great man is his humility. By humility I don't mean doubt of his powers or hesitation in speaking his opinion, but merely an understanding of the relationship of what he can say and what he can do.
~By John Ruskin ~


Power runs with ideas that only the crazy would draw into doubt.
~By Lawrence Lessig ~


A belief which leaves no place for doubt is not a belief; it is a superstition.
~By Jose Bergamin ~


If it doesn't work out there will never be any doubt that the pleasure was worth all the pain.
~By Jimmy Buffett ~


In this world of doubt, one thing is certain for me; that I will go on writing songs up to and - I hope, through heavenly means or diabolical - beyond the day I die.
~By Robyn Hitchcock ~


Faith and doubt cannot exist in the same mind at the same time, for one will dispel the other.
~By Thomas S. Monson ~


No doubt Western civilization has in the past been full of wars and revolutions, and the national elements in our culture, even when they were ignored, always provided an unconscious driving force of passion and aggressive self-assertion.
~By Christopher Dawson ~


I'm definitely more influenced by European writers than I am by American writers, there's no doubt about that.
~By Anne Rice ~


Today the theory of evolution is about as much open to doubt as the theory that the earth goes round the sun.
~By Richard Dawkins ~


I've experienced a private doubt, something that I've kept deeply inside, and then eventually delivered a piece of work that people responded to with huge enthusiasm.
~By Trevor Nunn ~


Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.
~By Voltaire ~


The greatest obstacle to being heroic is the doubt whether one may not be going to prove one's self a fool; the truest heroism is to resist the doubt; and the profoundest wisdom, to know when it ought to be resisted, and when it be obeyed.
~By Nathaniel Hawthorne ~


When in doubt do something.
~By Harry Chapin ~


You cannot raise the standard against oppression, or leap into the breach to relieve injustice, and still keep an open mind to every disconcerting fact, or an open ear to the cold voice of doubt.
~By Learned Hand ~


It is best to love wisely, no doubt; but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.
~By William Makepeace Thackeray ~


I would have been happy to have waited till I was in my mid- to late-30s before I got married, but you don't choose when these things happen, and when they do, there's no doubt in your mind.
~By Natalie Imbruglia ~


He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.
~By Louisa May Alcott ~


The world is made up for the most part of morons and natural tyrants, sure of themselves, strong in their own opinions, never doubting anything.
~By Clarence Darrow ~


When in doubt, take more time.
~By John Zimmerman ~


Undoubtedly, there are numerous problems with the immigration system here in The United States.
~By Corrine Brown ~


The legal right of a taxpayer to decrease the amount of what otherwise would be his taxes, or altogether avoid them, by means which the law permits, cannot be doubted.
~By George Sutherland ~


The U.N. has been so disappointing to date on the whole Rwanda issue that despite the people they've sent through, and I have no doubt their competence, in the end, the decision is going to be made by other people and not by them.
~By Tony Greig ~


There is a lot of rubbish written about toilet humour - people saying it is childish and pretending it is beneath them - but there is no doubting the effectiveness of a really good willy gag.
~By Adrian Edmondson ~


Who can doubt that between the English and the French, between the Scotch and the Irish, there are differences of character which have profoundly affected and still affect the course of history?
~By Goldwin Smith ~


When you think you're good, you will play at that level. If you doubt yourself, you will play like crap.
~By Kurt Russell ~


In the future as in the past, both Clausewitz and Sun Tzu will undoubtedly have a lot to offer.
~By Martin van Creveld ~


If there is a doubt, I believe that I must put myself forward and undergo the people's judgment.
~By Moo-hyum Roh ~


The writer interweaves a story with his own doubts, questions, and values. That is art.
~By Naguib Mahfouz ~


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


There is a cultural factor promoting violence which nowadays undoubtedly is highly effective is the mass media. And particularly everything that enters our minds through pictorial media.
~By Alva Myrdal ~


My personal view is that such total planning by the state is an absolute good and not simply a relative good... I do not myself think of the attitude I take as deriving from Marx - though this undoubtedly will be suggested - but from Fichte and Hegel.
~By John Grierson ~


Never ever doubt in magic. The purest honest thoughts come from children, ask any child if they believe in magic and they will tell you the truth.
~By Scott Dixon ~


No fine work can be done without concentration and self-sacrifice and toil and doubt.
~By Max Beerbohm ~


Doubt is the father of invention.
~By Ambrose Bierce ~


For the last half of my life I have had the doubtful benefit of a brother whose literary reputation is much greater than my own.
~By Laurence Housman ~


Doubt is the vestibule through which all must pass before they can enter into the temple of wisdom.
~By Charles Caleb Colton ~


The big hurdle is going out and raising the revenue. There's no doubt about that; it's an uphill battle.
~By Terry Porter ~


If I read not amiss, this powerful race will move down upon Mexico, down upon Central and South America, out upon the islands of the sea, over upon Africa and beyond. And can any one doubt that the results of this competition of races will be the "survival of the fittest?"
~By Josiah Strong ~


Will they attack us? Yes. Will they smear our backgrounds and distort our records? Undoubtedly. Will they lie about us, harass our families, namecall to try to intimidate us? They will. There's nothing safe about it. But is it worth it? Well, let me ask you. Is freedom worth it? Is America worth it?
~By Christine O'Donnell ~


Nearly all the powerful people of this age are unbelievers, the best of them in doubt and misery, the most in plodding hesitation, doing as well as they can, what practical work lies at hand.
~By John Ruskin ~


The labour of the farmers, no doubt is of greater value than the financial capacity of the government and non-government institutions which can only play a supportive role.
~By Girma Woldegiorgis ~


If you were to ask me if I'd ever had the bad luck to miss my daily cocktail, I'd have to say that I doubt it; where certain things are concerned, I plan ahead.
~By Luis Bunuel ~


Without doubt, machinery has greatly increased the number of well-to-do idlers.
~By Karl Marx ~


A Golden Globe is a mood-altering substance, there's no doubt about that.
~By Rachel Griffiths ~


People with lots of doubts sometimes find life more oppressive and exhausting than others, but they're more energetic - they aren't robots.
~By Antonio Tabucchi ~


A Democrat has to show the toughness to govern. People don't doubt that Republicans will be tough.
~By Al From ~


We went into Iraq because Saddam Hussein refused to account for his weapons of mass destruction, consistently violated UN resolutions and in a post-9/11 world no American president could afford to give Saddam Hussein the benefit of the doubt.
~By Peter King ~


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


Buddhism is not a creed, it is a doubt.
~By Gilbert K. Chesterton ~


The dead should be judged like criminals, impartially, but they should be allowed the benefit of the doubt.
~By Samuel Butler ~


God has stated in clear and concise language how He created the universe and we ought not to doubt His Word.
~By Walter Lang ~


The president's claim that Social Security is going broke is misleading at best. The sky is not falling, although there is no doubt that the system needs to be strengthened.
~By Grace Napolitano ~


Doubts are like stains on a shirt. I like shirts with stains, because when I'm given a shirt that's too clean, one that's completely white, I immediately start having doubts.
~By Antonio Tabucchi ~


If you think you've hit a false note, sing loud. When in doubt, sing loud.
~By Robert Merrill ~


Heaven knows that there are plenty of opportunities in later life, too, for being carried away. What of it? We remain what we are and, no doubt, it is all very good for us!
~By Knut Hamsun ~


Doubt is not the opposite of faith; it is one element of faith.
~By Paul Tillich ~


By focusing once and for all on helping the Palestinians build a free society, I have no doubt that an historic compromise between Israelis and Palestinians can be reached and that peace can prevail.
~By Natan Sharansky ~


It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.
~By Mark Twain ~


People in so many countries look up to the United States as a model of democracy, but I doubt if that can continue. It leaves me with a great sense of loss.
~By Bianca Jagger ~


There's no doubt that becoming a mother was the greatest thing I'll ever do.
~By Kim Basinger ~


There are no doubts that, the situation in the country today, indicates that there is much more work to do in the process of reforming the political economy and improving the quality of life of our people and communities.
~By Ibrahim Babangida ~


While we all could agree that the Zionist ideal is alive and well, there is serious doubt whether the Zionist movement can be said to be an ongoing proposition, fragmented as its components are in ideology and in practice.
~By Theodore Bikel ~


I don't have any doubts either about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Perhaps some more should be added to the list, but I don't have the slightest doubt about human rights.
~By Antonio Tabucchi ~


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.
~By Buddha ~


An intellectual is going to have doubts, for example, about a fundamentalist religious doctrine that admits no doubt, about an imposed political system that allows no doubt, about a perfect aesthetic that has no room for doubt.
~By Antonio Tabucchi ~


I want to state upfront, unequivocally and without doubt: I do not believe that any racial, ethnic or gender group has an advantage in sound judging. I do believe that every person has an equal opportunity to be a good and wise judge, regardless of their background or life experiences.
~By Sonia Sotomayor ~


Doubt is an uneasy and dissatisfied state from which we struggle to free ourselves and pass into the state of belief; while the latter is a calm and satisfactory state which we do not wish to avoid, or to change to a belief in anything else.
~By Charles Sanders Peirce ~


But let no one be under any doubt that the scale of the challenge that Europe faces in this emerging global economy is immense and the practical pace of our collective action to meet these challenge to date has just been too slow.
~By John Hutton ~


Doubt, the essential preliminary of all improvement and discovery, must accompany the stages of man's onward progress. The faculty of doubting and questioning, without which those of comparison and judgment would be useless, is itself a divine prerogative of the reason.
~By Albert Pike ~


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


Doubt is the incentive to truth and inquiry leads the way.
~By Hosea Ballou ~


Lara's done very well recently and I never had any doubts about the abilities of Lara or Waugh.
~By Sachin Tendulkar ~


Though I am a Catholic, a professing one, I have serious doubts about the survival of the human personality after death.
~By Taylor Caldwell ~


You see, Africa makes a fool of our idea of justice. It makes a farce of our idea of equality. It mocks our pieties. It doubts our concern. It questions our commitment. Because there is no way we can look at what's happening in Africa, and if we're honest, conclude that it would ever be allowed to happen anywhere else.
~By Bono ~


A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms against himself. He makes his failure certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it.
~By Alexandre Dumas ~


Barbra Streisand is without a doubt one of the most honest people I have ever known. There is no doubt in my mind that she will not be doing any more concerts. Of course, she still will be making records and starring and directing in movies.
~By Marvin Hamlisch ~


If you must tell me your opinions, tell me what you believe in. I have plenty of doubts of my own.
~By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~


This paper will no doubt be found interesting by those who take an interest in it.
~By John Dalton ~


There lives more faith in honest doubt, believe me, than in half the creeds.
~By Alfred Lord Tennyson ~


As long as mixed grills and combination salads are popular, anthologies will undoubtedly continue in favor.
~By Elizabeth Janeway ~


All who consult on doubtful matters, should be void of hatred, friendship, anger, and pity.
~By Sallust ~


If the Sun and Moon should ever doubt, they'd immediately go out.
~By William Blake ~


If I had not actually got into this work and been called of God, I would back out. But I cannot back out: I have no doubt of the truth.
~By Joseph Smith, Jr. ~


To get an Oscar would be an incredible moment in my career, there is no doubt about that. But the 'Lord of the Rings' films are not made for Oscars, they are made for the audience.
~By Peter Jackson ~


There is no doubt that our nation's security and defeating terrorism trump all other priorities.
~By Arlen Specter ~


But I listen to live recordings of things that I did back in the '70s and then how I've done things since. And there's no doubt about it: if I compare the two, it's like chalk and cheese.
~By Rick Wakeman ~


I am content with nothing, restless and ambitious... and I despise myself for the vanity, which formed half the stimulus to my exertions. Oh would that I were one of those plodding wise fools who having once set their hand to the plough go on nothing doubting.
~By Thomas Huxley ~


There can be little doubt that absence from work, and inefficient work, are frequently due to intemperance.
~By William Lyon Mackenzie King ~


The prevalence of suicide, without doubt, is a test of height in civilization; it means that the population is winding up its nervous and intellectual system to the utmost point of tension and that sometimes it snaps.
~By Henry Ellis ~


Your English style will no doubt put all the other gentlemen to bed. I speak figuratively, of course.
~By John Gielgud ~


Right now my mind is on the people who stole our instruments, and, specifically, the person with my guitar, which will no doubt end its days having Green Day songs worked out on it. A better fate was deserved - and while the reverence given to guitars annoys me, I shall miss it.
~By Jonny Greenwood ~


The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.
~By Bertrand Russell ~


When in doubt tell the truth.
~By Mark Twain ~


The first precept was never to accept a thing as true until I knew it as such without a single doubt.
~By Rene Descartes ~


If in doubt, don't. If still in doubt, do what's right.
~By Donald Rumsfeld ~

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