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.
  • Charles Caleb Colton
    Charles Caleb Colton
    English writer 1780-1832
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    Doubt is the vestibule through which all must pass before they can enter into the temple of wisdom.
  • 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.
  • Carl Jung
    Carl Jung
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    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
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • Arlen Specter
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    As I think through the issue of funding the rebuilding of Iraq, I think about the analogy of a bankruptcy proceeding. There is no doubt that Iraq as a country is bankrupt.
  • As the egalitarianism of Marxism is attractive to many, socialism could have attracted many followers in America, anyway. But there is no doubt that it could not possibly have affected us so widely and so deeply as it has, had it not been heavily financed.
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