True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance.
Profession: Egyptian King, Monotheist
Philosophy when superficially studied, excites doubt, when thoroughly explored, it dispels it.
Suspicion amongst thoughts are like bats amongst birds, they never fly by twilight.
Suspicions that the mind, of itself, gathers, are but buzzes; but suspicions that are artificially nourished and put into men's heads by the tales and whisperings of others, have stings.
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.
Who never doubted, never half believed. Where doubt is, there truth is -- it is her shadow.
Author: Philip James Bailey (1816-1902)
Profession: British Poet
Doubt is the incentive to truth and inquiry leads the way.
Author: Hosea Ballou (1771-1852)
Profession: American Theologian, Founder of ''Universalism''
I wish I could be half as sure of anything as some people are of everything.
Author: Gerald Barzan
Neither in this world nor elsewhere is there any happiness in store for him who always doubts.
Author: Bhagavad Gita
Profession: Sanskrit Poem Incorporated Into the Mahabharata
If the Sun and Moon should ever doubt, they'd immediately go out.
Author: William Blake (1757-1827)
Profession: British Poet, Painter
Doubt whom you will, but never yourself.
Author: Christian Nevell Bovee (1820-1904)
Profession: American Author, Lawyer
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.
Author: Buddha (568-488 BC)
Profession: Founder of Buddhism
There was a castle called Doubting Castle, the owner whereof was Giant Despair.
Author: John Bunyan (1628-1688)
Profession: British Author
Never despair, but if you do, work on in despair.
Author: Edmund Burke (1729-1797)
Profession: British Political Writer, Statesman
Doubt, of whatever kind, can be ended by action alone.
Author: Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)
Profession: Scottish Philosopher, Author