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Quotations on Doubt

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Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.

~ Kahlil Gibran

Faith keeps many doubts in her pay. If I could not doubt, I should not believe.

~ Henry David Thoreau

Men become civilized, not in proportion to their willingness to believe, but in proportion to their readiness to doubt.

~ H.L. Mencken

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.

~ Bertrand Russell

We know accurately only when we know little; with knowledge doubt enters.

~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

To have doubted one's own first principles, is the mark of a civilized man.

~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

Modest doubt is called the beacon of the wise.

~ William Shakespeare

Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.

~ William Shakespeare

Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt.

~ Clarence Darrow

I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education.

~ Wilson Mizner

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