Quotes by doubt
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Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
German writer and poet 1749-1832
Doubt can only be removed by action.
Charles Caleb Colton
English writer 1780-1832
Doubt is the vestibule through which all must pass before they can enter into the temple of wisdom.
American attorney, soldier, writer, and Freemason 1809-1891
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.
American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
I never could tell a lie that anybody would doubt, nor a truth that anybody would believe.
Scottish Poet 1759-1796
I want someone to laugh with me, someone to be grave with me, someone to please me and help my discrimination with his or her own remark, and at times, no doubt, to admire my acuteness and penetration.
American self-help author 1883-1970
Understand this law and you will then know, beyond room for the slightest doubt, that you are constantly punishing yourself for every wrong you commit and rewarding yourself for every act of constructive conduct in which you indulge.
British science-fiction writer 1952-
We demand rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty!
English actor 1981-
You still get these waves of doubt that come over you, for example, when you get a bad review or you accept a part and think, 'Oh, God, what have I just accepted? I can't do that.' I don't think that's something that will ever go away in me.
11th President of India 1931-2015
... the best way to win was to not need to win. The best performances are accomplished when you are relaxed and free of doubt.Source: Wings of Fire
English writer 1894-1963
A fanatic is a man who consciously over compensates a secret doubt.
Irish writer 1854-1900
A man's very highest moment is, I have no doubt at all, when he kneels in the dust, and beats his breast, and tells all the sins of his life.
Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst 1875-1961
All ages before ours believed in gods in some form or other. Only an unparalleled impoverishment in symbolism could enable us to rediscover the gods as psychic factors, which is to say, as archetypes of the unconscious. No doubt this discovery is hardly credible as yet.Source: The Integration of the Personality (1939)
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Roman statesman and writer 106 BC - 43 BC
All pain is either severe or slight, if slight, it is easily endured; if severe, it will without doubt be brief.
Marquis de Sade
French nobleman, revolutionary and writer 1740-1814
All, all is theft, all is unceasing and rigorous competition in nature; the desire to make off with the substance of others is the foremost - the most legitimate - passion nature has bred into us and, without doubt, the most agreeable one.
American spiritual teacher 1955-
Almost all the ideas we have about being a man or being a woman are so burdened with pain, anxiety, fear and self-doubt. For many of us, the confusion around this question is excruciating.