Doubt

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt.

Never doubt that a group of thoughtful committed people can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.

There no doubt is good in all the bitter woes that come upon us, because evil cannot proceed from God.

Freedom of speech and freedom of action are meaningless without freedom to think. And there is no freedom of thought without doubt.

Freedom of speech and freedom of action are meaningless without freedom to think. And there is no freedom of thought without doubt.

There can never be any reason for rejecting one instinctive belief except that it clashes with others. It is of course possible that all or any of our beliefs may be mistaken, and therefore all ought to be held with at least some element of doubt. But we cannot have reason to reject a belief except on the ground of some other belief.

The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.

True fear comes from faith; false fear comes from doubt. True fear is joined to hope, because it is born of faith, and because men hope in the God in whom they believe. False fear is joined to despair, because men fear the God in whom they have no belief. The former fear to lose Him; the latter fear to find Him.

The statements of atheists ought to be perfectly clear of doubt. Now it is not perfectly clear that the soul is material.

Doubt is the vestibule which all must pass before they can enter into the temple of wisdom.

Doubt is the vestibule which all must pass before they can enter the temple of wisdom. When we are in doubt and puzzle out the truth by our own exertions, we have gained something that will stay by us and will serve us again. But if to avoid the trouble of the search we avail ourselves of the superior information of a friend, such knowledge will not remain with us; we have not bought, but borrowed it.

We may doubt the existence of matter, if we please, and like Berkeley deny it, without subjecting ourselves to the shame of a very conclusive confutation; but there is this remarkable difference between matter and mind, that he that doubts the existence of mind, by doubting proves it.

I know with a conviction beyond all doubt that the biggest problem you and I have to deal with - in fact, almost the only problem we have to deal with - is choosing the right thoughts. If we can do that, we will be on the highroad to solving all our problems.

Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.

Jealousy lives upon doubts. It becomes madness or ceases entirely as soon as we pass from doubt to certainty.

Philosophy, when superficially studied, excites doubt; when thoroughly explored, it dispels it.

Learning learns but one lesson: doubt!

If you doubt yourself, then indeed you stand on shaky ground.

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

Unless I accept my faults I will most certainly doubt my virtues.