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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. Gautama Buddha

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Doubt is the key to knowledge.

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

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

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True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance. Akhenaten

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Suspicion amongst thoughts are like bats amongst birds, they never fly by twilight. Francis Bacon

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Great doubts deep wisdom. Small doubts little wisdom.

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He that knows nothing doubts nothing. George Herbert

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There is no greater folly in the world than for a man to despair. Miguel de Cervantes

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The fearful unbelief is unbelief in yourself. Thomas Carlyle

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The road to perseverance lies by doubt. Francis Quarles

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When in doubt, ask. When not in doubt, ask.

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In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted. Bertrand Russell

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In contemplation, if a man begins with certainties he shall end in doubts; but if he be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties. Francis Bacon

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Feed your faith and doubt will starve to death

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We know accurately only when we know little, with knowledge doubt increases. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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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. René Descartes

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

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Doubt whom you will, but never yourself. Christian Nevell Bovee

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There is no rule more invariable than that we are paid for our suspicions by finding what we suspect. Henry David Thoreau

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Doubt is to certainty as neurosis is to psychosis. The neurotic is in doubt and has fears about persons and things; the psychotic has convictions and makes claims about them. In short, the neurotic has problems, the psychotic has solutions. Thomas Szasz

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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

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

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

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

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Doubt is the incentive to truth and inquiry leads the way. Hosea Ballou

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If the Sun and Moon should ever doubt, they'd immediately go out. William Blake

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Life is doubt, and faith without doubt is nothing but death. Miguel de Unamuno

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When in charge ponder. When in trouble delegate. When in doubt mumble.

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Modest doubt is called the beacon of the wise. William Shakespeare

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

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

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

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There lives more faith in honest doubt, Believe me, than in half the creeds. Alfred Tennyson^! 1st Baron Tennyson

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

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There was a castle called Doubting Castle, the owner whereof was Giant Despair. John Bunyan

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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. Tryon Edwards

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I will listen to anyone's convictions, but pray keep your doubts to yourself. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Despair is the damp of hell, as joy is the serenity of heaven. John Donne

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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

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

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Despair is the conclusion of fools. Benjamin Disraeli

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

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Never despair, but if you do, work on in despair. Edmund Burke

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Suspicions that the mind, of itself, gathers, are but buzzes; but suspicions that are artificially nourished and put into men's heads by the tales and whisperings of others, have stings. Francis Bacon