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Doubt Quotes

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.

Author: Akhenaton

Profession: Egyptian King, Monotheist

Philosophy when superficially studied, excites doubt, when thoroughly explored, it dispels it.

Author: Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

Profession: British Philosopher, Essayist, Statesman

Suspicion amongst thoughts are like bats amongst birds, they never fly by twilight.

Author: Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

Profession: British Philosopher, Essayist, Statesman

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.

Author: Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

Profession: British Philosopher, Essayist, Statesman

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.

Author: Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

Profession: British Philosopher, Essayist, Statesman

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

Profession:

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