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Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
German writer and poet 1749-1832+2
Doubt can only be removed by action.
Charles Caleb Colton
English writer 1780-1832+1
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+1
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+1
I never could tell a lie that anybody would doubt, nor a truth that anybody would believe.
British science-fiction writer 1952-+1
We demand rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty!
Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam better known as A 1931-20150
... 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 1894-19630
A fanatic is a man who consciously over compensates a secret doubt.
Irish writer 1854-19000
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.
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 BC0
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 politician, philosopher, and writer 1740-18140
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.
An intellectual is going to have doubts, for example, about a fundamentalist religious doctrine that admits no doubt, about an imposed political system that allows no doubt, about a perfect aesthetic that has no room for doubt.
English poet 1572-16320
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
British author 1859-19300
Any truth is better than indefinite doubt.Source: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1893)