Doubt Quotes (134) Spiritual Sayings

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Summary: Definition of Doubt. Doubt, a status between belief and disbelief, involves uncertainty or distrust or lack of sureness of an alleged fact, an action, a motive, or a decision. Doubt brings into question some notion of a perceived "reality", and may involve delaying or rejecting relevant action out of concerns for mistakes or faults or appropriateness. Some definitions of doubt emphasize the state in which the mind remains suspended between two contradictory propositions and unable to assent to either of them. The concept of doubt covers a range of phenomena: one can characterise both deliberate questioning of uncertainties and an emotional state of indecision as "doubt".

"Wise men, when in doubt whether to speak or to keep quiet, give themselves
the benefit of the doubt, and remain silent."
~ Napoleon Hill


"If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least
once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things."
~ Rene Descartes


"Defined in psychological terms, a fanatic is a man who consciously
over-compensates a secret doubt."
~ Aldous Huxley


"Hence the saying: If you know the enemy and you know yourself, your victory
will not stand in doubt; if you now Heaven and you know Earth, you may make
your victory complete."
~ Sun Tzu


"A fanatic is a man who consciously over compensates a secret doubt."
~ Aldous Huxley


"Beyond a doubt truth bears the same relation to falsehood as light to
darkness."
~ Leonardo da Vinci


"There is no doubt that life is given us, not to be enjoyed, but to be
overcome; to be got over."
~ Arthur Schopenhauer


"They who have conquered doubt and fear have conquered failure."
~ James Allen


"Willpower is the key to success. Successful people strive no matter what
they feel by applying their will to overcome apathy, doubt or fear."
~ Dan Millman


"Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we often might win, by
fearing to attempt."    
~ Jane Addams


"Doubt everything. Find your own light."      
~ Buddha        


"There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates
people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant
relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills."
~ Buddha        


"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."      
~ Dale Carnegie


"He who possesses the source of enthusiasm will achieve great things. Doubt
not. You will gather friends around you as a hair clasp gathers the hair."
~ I Ching          


"Don't waste life in doubts and fears; spend yourself on the work before you
well assured that the right performance of this hour's duties will be the
best preparation for the hours and ages that will follow it."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson          


"Doubt is a pain too lovely to know that faith is his twin brother."    
~ Kahlil Gibran


"Neither in this world nor elsewhere is there any happiness in store for him
who always doubts."    
~ Bhagavad Gita          


"When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line
between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot
on earth. So what the hell, leap."
~ Cynthia Heimel        


"Wonder, rather than doubt, is the root of knowledge."        
~ Abraham Heschel      


"The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you
will make one."
~ Elbert Hubbard        


"Nothing will ever be attempted, if all possible objections must first be
overcome."
~ Samuel Johnson        


"It is an act of courage to acknowledge our own uncertainty and sit with it
for a while."    
~ Harriet Goldhor Lerner        


"He who hesitates because he feels inferior is being surpassed by he who is
busy making mistakes and becoming superior."        
~ Henry Link    


"Creativity requires introspection, self-examination, and a willingness to
take risks. Because of this, artists are perhaps more susceptible to
self-doubt and despair than those who do not court the creative muses."
~ Eric Maisel    


"If, because of enxiety and self-doubt, you procrastinate and only think
about working, you'll feel more exhausted than if you'd created for hours."
~ Eric Maisel    


"The relationship between commitment and doubt is by no means an antagonistic
one. Commitment is healthiest when it is not without doubt, but in spite of
doubt."
~ Rollo May    


"Nothing will kill what you've been called to do more than comparing yourself
to someone else."  
~ Beth Moore  


"It is the tension between creativity and skepticism that has produced the
stuffing and unexpected findings of science."          
~ Carl Sagan    


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


"If you are going to doubt something, doubt your limits."      
~ Don Ward    


"Doubt means don't. Don't move. Don't answer. Don't rush forward."        
~ Oprah Winfrey          


The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt


Doubt yourself and you doubt everything you see. Judge yourself and you see judges everywhere. But if you listen to the sound of your own voice, you can rise above doubt and judgment. And you can see forever.
~ Nancy Lopez


Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


There lives more faith in honest doubt, believe me, than in half the creeds.
~ Alfred Lord Tennyson


Willpower is the key to success. Successful people strive no matter what they feel by applying their will to overcome apathy, doubt or fear.
~ Dan Millman


I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that's how you grow. When there's that moment of 'Wow, I'm not really sure I can do this,' and you push through those moments, that's when you have a breakthrough.
~ Marissa Mayer


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


Love and doubt have never been on speaking terms.
~ Khalil Gibran


I wish I were dumber so I could be more certain about my opinions. It looks fun.
~ Scott Adams


If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.
~ Rene Descartes


Laugh at yourself, but don't ever aim your doubt at yourself. Be bold. When you embark for strange places, don't leave any of yourself safely on shore. Have the nerve to go into unexplored territory.
~ Alan Alda


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


Doubt is part of all religion. All the religious thinkers were doubters.
~ Isaac Bashevis Singer


Four be the things I'd have been better without: love, curiosity, freckles and doubt.
~ Dorothy Parker


I show you doubt, to prove that faith exists.
~ Robert Browning


To saucy doubts and fears.
~ William Shakespeare


But now I am cabined, cribbed, confined, bound in To saucy doubts and fears.
~ William Shakespeare


There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt.
~ Gautama Buddha


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


Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.
~ Voltaire


When in doubt tell the truth.
~ Mark Twain


Doubt, of whatever kind, can be ended by action alone.
~ Thomas Carlyle


Doubt, indulged and cherished, is in danger of becoming denial; but if honest, and bent on thorough investigation, it may soon lead to full establishment of the truth.
~ Ambrose Bierce


Wonder rather than doubt is the root of all knowledge.
~ Abraham Joshua Heschel


There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant...
~ Gautama Buddha


Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt.
~ Clarence Darrow


Doubt everything. Find your own light.
~ Gautama Buddha


To have doubted one's own first principles is the mark of a civilized man.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.


Fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves.
~ Bertrand Russell


Our toil must be in silence, and our efforts all in secret; for this enlightened age, when men believe not even what they see, the doubting of wise men would be his greatest strength.
~ Bram Stoker


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


Doubt thou the stars are fire; Doubt that the sun doth move; Doubt truth to be a liar; But never doubt I love.
~ William Shakespeare


Doubt can only be removed by action.
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Philosophy when superficially studied, excites doubt, when thoroughly explored, it dispels it.
~ Francis Bacon


Truth is beautiful, without doubt; but so are lies.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


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


Believe those who seek the truth, doubt those who find it; doubt all, but do not doubt yourself.
~ Andre Gide


They who have conquered doubt and fear have conquered failure.
~ James Allen


A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms agains himself. He makes his failure certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it.
~ Ambrose Bierce


Despair is the conclusion of fools.
~ Benjamin Disraeli


Any truth is better than indefinite doubt.
~ Arthur Conan Doyle


There is no despair so absolute as that which comes with the first moments of our first great sorrow, when we have not yet known what it is to have suffered and be healed, to have despaired and have recovered hope.
~ George Eliot


When we are not sure, we are alive.
~ Graham Greene


To walk through the ruined cities of Germany is to feel an actual doubt about the continuity of civilization.
~ George Orwell


Doubt, it seems to me, is the central condition of a human being in the twentieth century.
~ Salman Rushdie


I think we ought always to entertain our opinions with some measure of doubt. I shouldn't wish people dogmatically to believe any philosophy, not even mine.
~ Bertrand Russell


There is a kind of courtesy in skepticism. It would be an offense against polite conventions to press our doubts too far.
~ George Santayana


We learn from failure, not from success!
~ Bram Stoker


Every mental act is composed of doubt and belief, but it is belief that is the positive, it is belief that sustains thought and holds the world together.
~ Soren Kierkegaard


A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms against himself.
~ Alexandre Dumas


The human spirit glows from that small inner light of doubt whether we are right, while those who believe with certainty that they possess the right are dark inside and darken the world outside with cruelty, pain, and injustice.
~ Saul Alinsky


Frantic orthodoxy is never rooted in faith but in doubt. It is when we are unsure that we are doubly sure.
~ Reinhold Niebuhr


Oh, you should never, never doubt what nobody is sure about.
~ Hilaire Belloc


Everything is false, everything is possible, everything is doubtful.
~ Guy de Maupassant


I had to nurture those doubts as if they were tiny, sickly kittens, until eventually they became sturdy, healthy grievances, with their own cat doors, which allowed them to wander in and out of our conversation at will.
~ Nick Hornby


Sometimes I think it is my mission to bring faith to the faithless, and doubt to the faithful.
~ Paul Tillich


A hunted man sometimes wearies of distrust and longs for friendship.
~ J. R. R. Tolkien


He who replies to words of doubt doth put the light of knowledge out.
~ William Blake


The basic stimulus to the intelligence is doubt, a feeling that the meaning of an experience is not self-evident.
~ W. H. Auden


I started having doubts right on top of my certainty.
~ David James Duncan


Hope and reality lie in inverse proportions, inside the walls of a hospital... Doubt is like dye. Once is spreads into the fabric of excuses you've woven, you'll never get rid of the stain.
~ Jodi Picoult


What are men? Children who doubt.
~ Derek Walcott


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


Don't waste life in doubts and fears; spend yourself on the work before you, well assured that the right performance of this hour's duties will be the best preparation for the hours and ages that will follow it.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


Human beings are perhaps never more frightening than when they are convinced beyond doubt that they are right.
~ Laurens van der Post


The relationship between commitment and doubt is by no means an antagonistic one. Commitment is healthiest when it is not without doubt but in spite of doubt.
~ Rollo May


When even the brightest mind in our world has been trained up from childhood in a superstition of any kind, it will never be possible for that mind, in its maturity, to examine sincerely, dispassionately, and conscientiously any evidence or any circumstance which shall seem to cast a doubt upon the validity of that superstition. I doubt if I could do it myself.
~ Mark Twain


I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends.
~ Walt Whitman


Truth will have no gods before it.- The belief in truth begins with the doubt of all truths in which one has previously believed.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche


Believe your beliefs and doubt your doubts.
~ F. F. Bosworth


He that knows nothing doubts nothing.
~ George Herbert


The road to perseverance lies by doubt.
~ Francis Quarles


Creativity requires introspection, self-examination, and a willingness to take risks. Because of this, artists are perhaps more susceptible to self-doubt and despair than those who do not court the creative muses.
~ Eric Maisel


Philosophy takes as her aim the state of happiness...she shows us what are real and what are only apparent evils. She strips men's minds of empty thinking, bestows a greatness that is solid and administers a check to greatness where it is puffed up and all an empty show; she sees that we are left no doubt about the difference between what is great and what is bloated.
~ Seneca the Younger


Hence the saying: If you know the enemy and you know yourself, your victory will not stand in doubt; if you now Heaven and you know Earth, you may make your victory complete.
~ Sun Tzu


Faith which does not doubt is dead faith.
~ Miguel de Unamuno


The problem with the wise is they are so filled with doubts while the dull are so certain.
~ Bertrand Russell


Doubt comes to the door in darkness, pretending to be alone and in need of your compassionate ear. But if you let him in, he'll bring his friends.
~ Julia Cameron


Doubt is one of the main paths on the highway to failure.
~ Rick Pitino


Doubt is the tax man pays for the luxury of useless knowledge.
~ Ivan Panin


If we had the courage to confront the doubts we timidly conceive about ourselves, none of us would utter an 'I' without shame.
~ Emile M. Cioran


Like belief, doubt takes a lot of different forms, from ancient Skepticism to modern scientific empiricism, from doubt in many gods to doubt in one God, to doubt that recreates and enlivens faith and doubt that is really disbelief.
~ Jennifer Michael Hecht


Most men appear wiser in their doubts than in their belief.
~ Norm MacDonald


The minute you begin to have doubts, the floor under your feet starts to shake.
~ Kobo Abe


With knowledge grows doubt.
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Doubt is the thing that'll kill you, the only thing, and it'll kill your friends, too.
~ Ron Leshem


Doubt indulged soon becomes doubt realized.
~ Frances Ridley Havergal


I'd rather see folks doubt what's true than accept what isn't.
~ Frank Howard Clark


I have doubts! I have such doubts!
~ John Patrick Shanley


All we have gained then by our unbelief Is a life of doubt diversified by faith, For one of faith diversified by doubt: We called the chess-board white-we call it black.
~ Robert Browning


Unthinking faith is a curious offering to be made to the creator of the human mind.
~ John Hutchinson


Doubts in your mind are a much greater roadblock to success than obstacles on the journey.
~ Orrin Woodward


When in doubt, win the trick.
~ Edmond Hoyle


O God, for as much as without Thee We are not enabled to doubt Thee, Help us all by Thy grace To convince the whole race It knows nothing whatever about Thee.
~ Ronald Knox


My mind is clouded with a doubt.
~ Alfred Lord Tennyson


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