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Started by Unbeliever, September 05, 2007, 05:00:52 pm

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September 05, 2007, 05:00:52 pm Last Edit: June 14, 2012, 11:28:47 am by Unbeliever
 
Quote from: Akhenaton?( c. B.C. 1375) Egyptian KingTrue 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.


Quote from: Christopher HitchensThe person who is certain, and who claims divine warrant for his certainty, belongs now to the infancy of our species.


Quote from: Thomas JeffersonRidicule is the only intelligible response to absurd propositions.


Quote from: Huang PoThe foolish reject what they see and not what they think; the wise reject what they think and not what they see.


Quote from: Albert Einstein( 1879-1955) German/American PhysicistThe important thing is not to stop questioning.


Quote from: Alexander Pope( 1688-1744) English Poet, Critic, and TranslatorWho shall decide when doctors disagree, And soundest casuists doubt, like you and me?


Quote from: Alexander Pope( 1688-1744) English Poet, Critic, and TranslatorHow prone to doubt, how cautious are the wise!


Quote from: Alfred Tennyson( 1809-1892) English PoetThere lives more faith in honest doubt, believe me, than in half the creeds.


Quote from: Andre GideBelieve those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.


Quote from: Bailey ( 1816-1902) English PoetWho never doubted, never half believed. Where doubt is, there truth is...it is her shadow.


Quote from: Benjamin Jowett( 1817-1893) English Theologian and ScholarDoubt comes in at the window when inquiry is denied at the door.


Quote from: Bergen Evans( 1812-1889) English PoetFreedom of speech and freedom of action are meaningless without freedom to think. And there is no freedom of thought without doubt.


Quote from: Bertrand Russell(1872-1970) English matematician and philosopherThe whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.


Quote from: Chinese ProverbGreat doubts...deep wisdom. Small doubts... little wisdom.


Quote from: Christian N. Bovee( 1820-1904) American Author and EditorDoubt is the opposite of belief.


Quote from: Christian N. Bovee( 1820-1904) American Author and EditorCan that which is the greatest virtue in philosophy, doubt, be in religion what the priests term it, the greatest of sins?


Quote from: Clarence Darrow( 1857-1938) American LawyerJust think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt.


Quote from: Colton( 1780-1832) English Sportsman and WriterDoubt is the vestibule through which all must pass before they can enter into the temple of wisdom.


Quote from: Descartes( 1596-1650) French Philosopher and ScientistIf you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.


Quote from: Francis Bacon( 1561-1626) English Philosopher, Essayist, and StatesmanIn 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.


Quote from: Galileo( 1564-1642) Italian Astronomer and MathematicianDoubt is the father of invention.


Quote from: George Herbert( 1593-1632) English Metaphysical PoetHe that knows nothing doubts nothing.


Quote from: George IlesDoubt is the beginning, not the end, of wisdom.


Quote from: H. L. Mencken( 1880-1956) American Editor, Author, and CriticMen become civilized, not in proportion to their willingness to believe, but in proportion to their readiness to doubt.


Quote from: Hosea Ballou( 1771-1852) American Clergyman, Founder of UniversalismDoubt is an incentive to truth, and patient inquiry leadeth the way.


Quote from: John Burroughs( 1837-1921) American Naturalist and AuthorIt is always easier to believe than to deny. Our minds are naturally affirmative.


Quote from: Landor( 1775-1864) English Poet and EssayistIf there were no falsehood in the world, there would be no doubt; if there were no doubt, there would be no inquiry; if no inquiry, no wisdom, no knowledge, no genius.


Quote from: Laurens Van der PostSouth African mystic/The Lost World of the Kalahari ( 1958)Human beings are perhaps never more frightening than when they are convinced beyond doubt that they are right.


Quote from: Miguel de Unamuno( 1864-1936) Spanish Philosopher and WriterLife is doubt, and faith without doubt is nothing but death.


Quote from: Oliver Wendell Holmes( 1809-1894) American Author, Wit and PoetTo have doubted one's own first principles, is the mark of a civilized man.


Quote from: Persian ProverbDoubt is the key to knowledge.


Quote from: Thomas Carlyle( 1795-1881) Scottish Author and PhilosopherSkepticism means not intellectual doubt alone, but moral doubt.


Quote from: Thomas Jefferson( 1743-1826) American...3rd President of the U.SThe natural course of the human mind is certainly from credulity to skepticism.



Quote from: Vergil ( B.C. 70-19) Roman Epic, Didactic, and Idyllic PoetConfidence is nowhere safe.


Quote from: Walter Malone( 1866-1915) American JuristAn honest man can never surrender an honest doubt.


Quote from: William Shakespeare( 1564-1616) English Dramatist and PoetModest doubt is called the beacon of the wise.


Quote from: Wilson MiznerI respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education.

"Some say God is living there [in space]. I was looking around very attentively, but I did not see anyone there. I did not detect either angels or gods....I don't believe in God. I believe in man - his strength, his possibilities, his reason."
Gherman Titov, Soviet cosmonaut, in The Seattle Daily Ti