Quotes: doubt

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  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
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    Doubt can only be removed by action.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    I have no doubt that it is a part of the destiny of the human race, in its gradual improvement, to leave off eating animals, as surely as the savage tribes have left off eating each other when they came in contact with the more civilized.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
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    I never could tell a lie that anybody would doubt, nor a truth that anybody would believe.
  • Abdul Kalam
    Abdul Kalam
    Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam better known as A 1931-2015
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    ... 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

  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
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    A fanatic is a man who consciously over compensates a secret doubt.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    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.
  • Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Roman statesman and writer 106 BC - 43 BC
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    All pain is either severe or slight, if slight, it is easily endured; if severe, it will without doubt be brief.
  • Marquis de Sade
    Marquis de Sade
    French nobleman, revolutionary politician, philosopher, and writer 1740-1814
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    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.
  • An accurate observer is, no doubt, rare; but an accurate thinker is far rarer.
  • John Donne
    John Donne
    English poet 1572-1632
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    And new Philosophy calls all in doubt, the element of fire is quite put out; the Sun is lost, and the earth, and no mans wit can well direct him where to look for it.
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    British author 1859-1930
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    Any truth is better than indefinite doubt.

    Source: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1893)

  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
    Mark Twain
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    As to the adjective, when in doubt strike it out.
  • Robert M. Lindner
    Robert M. Lindner
    American author and psychologist 1914-1956
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    Authority has every reason to fear the skeptic, for authority can rarely survive in the face of doubt.
  • Jean Anouilh
    Jean Anouilh
    French playwright 1910-1987
    Jean Anouilh
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    Beauty is one of the rare things that do not lead to doubt of God.
  • André Gide
    André Gide
    French writer 1869-1951
    André Gide
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    Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it.
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