Quotes and Sayings about Doubt



"The key to wisdom is this - constant and frequent questioning, for by doubting we are led to question and by questioning we arrive at the truth."
- Peter Abelard
(Related: Wisdom, Truth, Key, Question, Questioning)

"It is by doubting that we come to investigate, and by investigating that we recognize the truth."
- Peter Abelard
(Related: Truth)

"Undoubtedly, there are members of the former regime that are cooperating in some fashion and then there are extremists that are within Iraq that are cooperating with them."
- John Abizaid
(Related: Fashion, Iraq)

"Scholars and historians have dubbed the last 100 years the American Century, and I think there can be little doubt that the Council on Foreign Relations helped to make it so."
- Spencer Abraham
(Related: American, Doubt, Foreign relations, Historians, Years)

"If the word gets out, if the perception exists that by speaking to a CBS journalist you are, therefore, inevitably, immediately speaking to the police, I don't think there's any doubt but that people won't talk. And, therefore, the public won't learn."
- Floyd Abrams
(Related: People, Perception, Doubt, Police, Public, Talk, Word)

"I will undoubtedly have to seek what is happily known as gainful employment, which I am glad to say does not describe holding public office."
- Dean Acheson
(Related: Office, Public, Will)

"No man likes to have his intelligence or good faith questioned, especially if he has doubts about it himself."
- Henry B. Adams
(Related: Faith, Intelligence, Man)

"Individual ambition is undoubtedly a strong motive in student work, but there is such a thing among students everywhere as ambition for others, call it class spirit, esprit de corps, good fellowship, or good will to men."
- Herbert Baxter Adams
(Related: Men, Work, Ambition, Class, Motive, Spirit, Students, Will)

"The right of a nation to kill a tyrant in case of necessity can no more be doubted than to hang a robber, or kill a flea."
- John Adams
(Related: Nation, Necessity, Right)

"A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy. Let a man be one thing or the other, and we then know how to meet him."
- Aesop
(Related: Friend, Enemy, Man)

"Well, the Communists at that moment were very strong in Italy and the Italian Communist Party was the biggest Communist Party outside Soviet Union, there's no doubt about that."
- Gianni Agnelli
(Related: Doubt, Italy, Party)

"I have a huge respect for writers and realise that this is not an area that I find easy. I doubt that I would have the patience in front of a blank sheet of paper to become a writer."
- Jenny Agutter
(Related: Doubt, Patience, Respect, Writer, Writers)

"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."
- Akhenaton
(Related: Wisdom, Folly, Fool, Ignorance, Man, Mind)

"No doubt that the U.S. is a super-power capable of conquering a relatively small country, but is it able to control it?"
- Bashar al-Assad
(Related: Control, Country, Doubt)

"Doubt the conventional wisdom unless you can verify it with reason and experiment."
- Steve Albini
(Related: Wisdom, Doubt, Reason)

"He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions."
- Louisa May Alcott
(Related: Actions)

"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
(Related: Doubt)

"There is no rational reason to doubt that the universe has existed indefinitely, for an infinite time. It is only myth that attempts to say how the universe came to be, either four thousand or twenty billion years ago."
- Hannes Alfven
(Related: Time, Doubt, Infinite, Myth, Reason, Universe, Years)

"I love to doubt as well as know."
- Dante Alighieri
(Related: Love, Doubt)

"They who have conquered doubt and fear have conquered failure."
- James Allen
(Related: Fear, Failure, Doubt)

"He who has conquered doubt and fear has conquered failure."
- James Lane Allen
(Related: Fear, Failure, Doubt)

"In arriving at a decision in a question of doubt, the apostles in the Acts were guided solely by their sense of the Spirit behind the action, not by any speculations as to consequences which might ensue. And so they found the truth."
- Roland Allen
(Related: Truth, Action, Decision, Consequences, Doubt, Question, Sense, Spirit)

"Action and faith enslave thought, both of them in order not be troubled or inconvenienced by reflection, criticism, and doubt."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Faith, Thought, Action, Criticism, Doubt, Order, Reflection)

"Beauty is one of the rare things which does not lead to doubt of God."
- Jean Anouilh
(Related: Beauty, God, Doubt)

"If none were to Marry, but Men of strict Vertue and Honour, I doubt the World would be but thinly peopled."
- Mary Astell
(Related: Men, Doubt, World)

"Metaphysical thinking will always no doubt be a strong element in her mentality, and it is to be hoped that she will never lose her great, her sovereign powers in that direction."
- Sri Aurobindo
(Related: Direction, Doubt, Thinking, Will)

"There are no doubts that, the situation in the country today, indicates that there is much more work to do in the process of reforming the political economy and improving the quality of life of our people and communities."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Life, Work, Quality, People, Country, Economy, Today)

"If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts, but if he will content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Content, End, Man, Will)

"Argument is conclusive, but it does not remove doubt, so that the mind may rest in the sure knowledge of the truth, unless it finds it by the method of experiment."
- Roger Bacon
(Related: Truth, Knowledge, Argument, Doubt, May, Mind, Rest)

"That a majority of the Abolitionists in this place would patronize a free labor store, in preference to others, I do not doubt; but we do not muster money in Cincinnati."
- Gamaliel Bailey
(Related: Money, Doubt, Labor, Majority)

"There is a large body of abolitionists in Clinton and Clark Counties in this state, and in Wayne County Indiana, that would undoubtedly support such a store, but whether their support would be sufficient, I am unable to say."
- Gamaliel Bailey
(Related: Body, State, Support)

"It has since been agreed that speeches given in English will be translated into French and vice versa, and even into German and Italian when necessary. No doubt translations into Esperanto will also soon be in demand."
- Fredrik Bajer
(Related: Doubt, English, Vice, Will)

"As to judging our own time, and thereby gaining some basis for a judgment of future possibilities, we are doubtless not only too close to it to appraise it but too much formed by it and enclosed within it to do so."
- Emily Greene Balch
(Related: Time, Future, Judgment, Possibilities)

"In terms of the romantic kind of lead, I just never enjoy those movies very much. Maybe they'll come to interest me more as I get older. I doubt it, but maybe. Romantic comedies tend to be, for me, an oxymoron."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Movies, Doubt, Interest, Romantic)

"Not only must Americans admire Israel, there can be no doubt that we have an interest in, and special responsibility for, that valiant nation."
- George Ball
(Related: Americans, Doubt, Interest, Israel, Nation, Responsibility)

"Doubt is the incentive to truth and inquiry leads the way."
- Hosea Ballou
(Related: Truth, Doubt)

"Without a doubt, at the center of the New Testament there stands the Cross, which receives its interpretation from the Resurrection."
- Hans Urs von Balthasar
(Related: Doubt, New testament)

"At one time I thought the Editor of the Lancet would kindly publish a letter from me on the subject, but further reflection led me to doubt whether so insignificant an individual would be noticed without some special introduction."
- William Banting
(Related: Time, Thought, Doubt, Reflection)

"If a man fights his way through his doubts to the conviction that Jesus Christ is Lord, he has attained to a certainty that the man who unthinkingly accepts things can never reach."
- William Barclay
(Related: Certainty, Christ, Conviction, Man)

"I just did what I did and I still am. It makes you unpopular, maybe for a lifetime, but I'd rather do that than be popular and doubt what I am."
- Robert Barnes
(Related: Doubt, Popular)

"That justice should be administered between men, it is necessary that testimonies of fact be alleged; and that witnesses should apprehend themselves greatly obliged to discover the truth, according to their conscience, in dark and doubtful cases."
- Isaac Barrow
(Related: Men, Truth, Conscience, Fact, Justice)

"The major parties could conduct live human sacrifices on their podiums during prime time, and I doubt that anybody would notice."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Time, Doubt)

"Our achievements speak for themselves. What we have to keep track of are our failures, discouragements and doubts. We tend to forget the past difficulties, the many false starts, and the painful groping."
- Ethel Barrymore
(Related: Difficulties, Forget, Past)

"There's no doubt that becoming a mother was the greatest thing I'll ever do."
- Kim Basinger
(Related: Mother, Doubt)

"In necessary things, unity; in doubtful things, liberty; in all things, charity."
- Anne Baxter
(Related: Charity, Liberty, Unity)

"No fine work can be done without concentration and self-sacrifice and toil and doubt."
- Max Beerbohm
(Related: Work, Doubt, Self)

"The pursuit of pretty formulas and neat theorems can no doubt quickly degenerate into a silly vice, but so can the quest for austere generalities which are so very general indeed that they are incapable of application to any particular."
- E. T. Bell
(Related: Doubt, Pretty, Pursuit, Quest, Silly, Vice)

"Nothing seems to me more doubtful than Aristotle's remark that it is probable the arts and philosophy have several times been discovered and several times lost."
- Julien Benda
(Related: Nothing, Philosophy)

"A belief which leaves no place for doubt is not a belief; it is a superstition."
- Jose Bergamin
(Related: Belief, Doubt, Superstition)

"Political and social events must also be effective, but not in a very obvious fashion. But political confusion and prolonged peace undoubtedly affect creative thought but whether they respectively hinder or help it is not at all certain."
- John Desmond Bernal
(Related: Peace, Thought, Confusion, Events, Fashion, Help, Obvious)

"I feel safe in saying this, and that is that Peter Weir is without a doubt one of the greatest filmmakers of all time. I'd open a door in a movie for him if he asked me to."
- Paul Bettany
(Related: Time, Doubt, Open, Saying)

"Men become civilized, not in proportion to their willingness to believe, but in proportion to their readiness to doubt."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Men, Doubt)

"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
(Related: Truth, Danger, Denial, Doubt, Investigation, May)

"Doubt is the father of invention."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Father, Doubt, Invention)

"Doubt begins only at the last frontiers of what is possible."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Doubt)

"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
(Related: Failure, Being, Enemies, First, Man)

"Who never doubted, never half believed. Where doubt is, there truth is - it is her shadow."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Truth, Doubt, Shadow)

"When you doubt, abstain."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Doubt)

"Of your own indefatigable labor from early dawn and of your explicit instructions, that the batteries should reserve their ammunition, until the grand charge should commence, for which the enemy were undoubtedly preparing."
- John Bigelow
(Related: Dawn, Enemy, Labor)

"While we all could agree that the Zionist ideal is alive and well, there is serious doubt whether the Zionist movement can be said to be an ongoing proposition, fragmented as its components are in ideology and in practice."
- Theodore Bikel
(Related: Doubt, Ideology, Practice)

"No doubt unity is something to be desired, to be striven for, but it cannot be willed into being by mere declarations."
- Theodore Bikel
(Related: Being, Doubt, Unity)

"During my six years with them Dr Garnet Davey (subsequently Research Director) constantly supported me and, I have no doubt, fought many battles on my behalf to keep the initially controversial programme going."
- James W. Black
(Related: Doubt, Research, Years)

"If the Sun and Moon should ever doubt, they'd immediately go out."
- William Blake
(Related: Doubt, Moon, Sun)

"When in doubt wear red."
- Bill Blass
(Related: Doubt)

"The South Africans decided that they would like to prove to the world they did not have any nuclear weapons and their decision was not doubted because it was the end of the Cold War, it was also the end of apartheid."
- Hans Blix
(Related: War, Decision, End, Weapons, World)

"I always made a point of telling the doctors I was sane, and asking to be released, but the more I endeavored to assure them of my sanity, the more they doubted it."
- Nellie Bly
(Related: Doctors, Sanity)

"But what of black women?... I most sincerely doubt if any other race of women could have brought its fineness up through so devilish a fire."
- W. E. B. Du Bois
(Related: Women, Doubt, Fire, Race)

"Forethought we may have, undoubtedly, but not foresight."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Foresight, May)

"You see, Africa makes a fool of our idea of justice. It makes a farce of our idea of equality. It mocks our pieties. It doubts our concern. It questions our commitment. Because there is no way we can look at what's happening in Africa, and if we're honest, conclude that it would ever be allowed to happen anywhere else."
- Bono
(Related: Equality, Idea, Commitment, Concern, Fool, Justice, Questions)

"When in doubt, mumble; when in trouble, delegate; when in charge, ponder."
- James H. Boren
(Related: Doubt, Trouble)

"Doubt whom you will, but never yourself."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Doubt, Will)

"What makes a river so restful to people is that it doesn't have any doubt - it is sure to get where it is going, and it doesn't want to go anywhere else."
- Hal Boyle
(Related: People, Doubt, Want)

"There can be no doubt that the transportation sector is the most critical sector of our economy."
- Robert Brady
(Related: Doubt, Economy)

"But my doubt would not be overcome. Kierkegaard had declared that it was only to the consciousness of sin that Christianity was not horror or madness. For me it was sometimes both."
- Georg Brandes
(Related: Christianity, Consciousness, Doubt, Horror, Madness, Sin)

"There is but little room for doubt that Egypt led the way in the creation of the earliest known group of civilizations which arose on both sides of the land bridge between Africa and Eurasia in the fourth millennium B.C."
- James H. Breasted
(Related: Creation, Doubt, Land)

"To the present writer a careful study of the facts now available seems to leave no doubt that civilization was born at the southeast corner of the Mediterranean."
- James H. Breasted
(Related: Civilization, Doubt, Facts, Now, Present, Study, Writer)

"There's no doubt that scientific training helps many authors to write better science fiction. And yet, several of the very best were English majors who could not parse a differential equation to save their lives."
- David Brin
(Related: Science, Doubt, English, Fiction, Training)

"Dissent is the native activity of the scientist, and it has got him into a good deal of trouble in the last years. But if that is cut off, what is left will not be a scientist. And I doubt whether it will be a man."
- Jacob Bronowski
(Related: Dissent, Doubt, Man, Trouble, Will, Years)

"I doubt whether the world holds for any one a more soul-stirring surprise than the first adventure with ice-cream."
- Heywood Broun
(Related: Soul, Adventure, Doubt, First, World)

"Undoubtedly, there are numerous problems with the immigration system here in The United States."
- Corrine Brown
(Related: Problems, states, United)

"One who never turned his back but marched breast forward, never doubted clouds would break, Never dreamed, though right were worsted, wrong would triumph, Held we fall to rise, are baffled to fight better, sleep to wake."
- Robert Browning
(Related: Clouds, Fight, Right, Sleep, Wrong)

"And I mean I never doubt anybody's record."
- Inge de Bruijn
(Related: Doubt)

"I don't doubt a number of those ballots, of those votes that were cast for me, probably were intended for Vice President Gore."
- Pat Buchanan
(Related: Doubt, President, Vice)

"One can't doubt that the American objective in Iraq has failed - different plans have to be made. And the kernel here is the acknowledgement of defeat."
- William F. Buckley, Jr.
(Related: American, Defeat, Doubt, Iraq)

"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
(Related: People, Habit, Doubt, Nothing, Poison)

"If it doesn't work out there will never be any doubt that the pleasure was worth all the pain."
- Jimmy Buffett
(Related: Work, Doubt, Pain, Pleasure, Will, Worth)

"I always knew I was going to be rich. I don't think I ever doubted it for a minute."
- Warren Buffett
"English policy may not yet have made the definite decision to attack us; but it doubtless wishes, by all and every means, even the most extreme, to hinder every further expansion of German international influence and of German maritime power."
- Bernhard von Bulow
(Related: Power, Policy, Decision, English, Extreme, Influence, May, Wishes)

"If you were to ask me if I'd ever had the bad luck to miss my daily cocktail, I'd have to say that I doubt it; where certain things are concerned, I plan ahead."
- Luis Bunuel
(Related: Doubt, Luck)

"There was a castle called Doubting Castle, the owner whereof was Giant Despair."
- John Bunyan
(Related: Despair)

"Banks properly established and conducted are highly useful to the business of the country, and will doubtless continue to exist in the States so long as they conform to their laws and are found to be safe and beneficial."
- Martin Van Buren
(Related: Business, Banks, Country, Laws, states, Will)

"There can be no doubt that the practice of opening legislative sessions with prayer has become part of the fabric of our society."
- Warren E. Burger
(Related: Society, Doubt, Practice, Prayer)

"For diplomacy to be effective, words must be credible - and no one can now doubt the word of America."
- George W. Bush
(Related: America, Diplomacy, Doubt, Now, Word, Words)

"There is no doubt that Iraqis, like Australians and Americans, love and desire freedom. However, if freedom doesn't mean the right to complete self-determination, unfettered by interests other than one's own, then that freedom is less than worthless - it's oppression."
- Amir Butler
(Related: Love, Americans, Desire, Doubt, Freedom, Oppression, Right, Self)

"Without a doubt, Ozzy is the craziest person I've ever met. Son of Sam is a close second."
- Geezer Butler
(Related: Son, Doubt)

"Thus there is no doubt the eye was intended for us to see with."
- Joseph Butler
(Related: Doubt, Eye)

"However, without considering this connection, there is no doubt but that more good than evil, more delight than sorrow, arises from compassion itself; there being so many things which balance the sorrow of it."
- Joseph Butler
(Related: Balance, Being, Compassion, Connection, Delight, Doubt, Evil, Sorrow)

"The dead should be judged like criminals, impartially, but they should be allowed the benefit of the doubt."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Doubt)

"When a man is in doubt about this or that in his writing, it will often guide him if he asks himself how it will tell a hundred years hence."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Doubt, Man, Will, Writing, Years)

"People in general are equally horrified at hearing the Christian religion doubted, and at seeing it practiced."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Religion, People, Christian, Hearing)

"John Paul II, above all, managed to contain the huge mass of frustration, of hate that had accumulated in that region, in favour of a peaceful transition. This was, without doubt, something that changed European history."
- Rocco Buttiglione
(Related: History, Doubt, Frustration, Hate)

"If I am fool, it is, at least, a doubting one; and I envy no one the certainty of his self-approved wisdom."
- George Byron
(Related: Wisdom, Certainty, Envy, Fool, Self)

"There is something pagan in me that I cannot shake off. In short, I deny nothing, but doubt everything."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Doubt, Nothing)

"There's naught, no doubt, so much the spirit calms as rum and true religion."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Religion, Doubt, Spirit)

"Though I am a Catholic, a professing one, I have serious doubts about the survival of the human personality after death."
- Taylor Caldwell
(Related: Death, Survival, Personality)

"You have to not listen to the nay sayers because there will be many and often they'll be much more qualified than you and cause you to sort of doubt yourself."
- James Cameron
(Related: Cause, Doubt, Will)

"There is no doubt: the study of man is just beginning, at the same time that his end is in sight."
- Elias Canetti
(Related: Time, Beginning, End, Man, Sight, Study)

"If the President says, oh, Washington's got to change, and people are doubting whether my change can really happen, I think instead what the public's begun to see is the change they're seeing is not the change they voted for."
- Eric Cantor
(Related: Change, People, President, Public, Washington)

"What is at a peak is certain to decline. He who shows his hand will surely be defeated. He who can prevail in battle by taking advantage of his enemy's doubts is invincible."
- Cao Cao
(Related: Battle, Enemy, Will)

"If there are Muslims who believe that they've got to kill Christians to make a way for the Islamic faith in the West, not only would they be disappointed, but it will lead to conflict, there's no doubt about that."
- George Carey
(Related: Faith, Conflict, Doubt, Will)

"My understanding is that what was provided was general order of battle information, not operational intelligence. I certainly have no knowledge of US participation in preparing battle and strike packages and doubt strongly that that occurred."
- Frank Carlucci
(Related: Intelligence, Knowledge, Battle, Doubt, Information, Order, Participation, Understanding)

"One must verify or expel his doubts, and convert them into the certainty of Yes or NO."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Certainty)

"Doubt, of whatever kind, can be ended by action alone."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Action, Doubt)

"If you are ever in doubt as to whether to kiss a pretty girl, always give her the benefit of the doubt."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Kiss, Doubt, Pretty)

"There is little doubt that Iran is on a mission to rebuild its nuclear weapons and use that capability to wreak havoc and destruction on Israel and others throughout the world."
- Russ Carnahan
(Related: Destruction, Doubt, Israel, Mission, Weapons, World)

"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
(Related: Home, Fear, Action, Courage, Confidence, Doubt, Inaction, Want)

"Should I perchance still feel after my death, I would no longer have any doubt, but I would most certainly give the lie to anyone asserting before me that I was dead."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: Death, Lie, Doubt)

"People may doubt what you say, but they will believe what you do."
- Lewis Cass
(Related: People, Doubt, May, Will)

"As a consequence of these hesitations and of the vague character of such innovations, the Commission on Human Rights itself had doubts from the beginning about its role and its functions in general."
- Rene Cassin
(Related: Character, Beginning, Rights, Human rights)

"Britain in the 1970s was undoubtedly an economic mess because of the oil price explosion."
- Barbara Castle
(Related: Oil)

"The several tribes of Indians inhabiting the regions of the Upper Missouri, and of whom I spoke in my last Letter, are undoubtedly the finest looking, best equipped, and most beautifully costumed of any on the Continent."
- George Catlin
"Doubtless there are things in nature which have not yet been seen. If an artist discovers them, he opens the way for his successors."
- Paul Cezanne
(Related: Nature, Artist)

"When in doubt, have a man come through the door with a gun in his hand."
- Raymond Chandler
(Related: Doubt, Man)

"Undoubtedly a man is to labor to better his condition, but first to better himself."
- William Ellery Channing
(Related: First, Labor, Man)

"When in doubt do something."
- Harry Chapin
(Related: Doubt)

"The Senator from Massachusetts has given us ample grounds to doubt the judgment and the attitude he brings to bear on vital issues of national security."
- Dick Cheney
(Related: Attitude, Doubt, Judgment, National security)

"The only solid and lasting peace between a man and his wife is, doubtless, a separation."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Peace, Wife, Man, Separation)

"Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers. In the perfect stranger we perceive man himself; the image of a God is not disguised by resemblances to an uncle or doubts of wisdom of a mustache."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Men, Wisdom, God, Man, Strangers, Talk)

"Buddhism is not a creed, it is a doubt."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Buddhism, Doubt)

"I give everyone the benefit of the doubt."
- Claudia Christian
(Related: Doubt)

"There was no doubt that sooner or later we will fight. But we will fight not in the way of the dissidents' protests. We understood that we needed to be as professional as possible."
- Anatoly Chubais
(Related: Doubt, Fight, Will)

"I guess some people are brilliant enough to be brilliant on their own and never doubt anything and come up with fabulous things. But I think it's good to get into arguments with people and have them say, 'That sucks' or 'You're crazy' or 'That's cheesy"'or 'What do you think of this?'"
- Madonna Ciccone
(Related: People, Arguments, Doubt)

"All pain is either severe or slight, if slight, it is easily endured; if severe, it will without doubt be brief."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Doubt, Pain, Will)

"In doubtful cases the more liberal interpretation must always be preferred."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Liberal)

"I'd rather see folks doubt what's true than accept what isn't."
- Frank Howard Clark
(Related: Doubt)

"We cannot afford to have any large section of the business world in doubt whether they have broken the laws or not, and we cannot let the laws become a dead letter through vagueness. In this view it is clear that an administrative commission can render invaluable service."
- John Bates Clark
(Related: Business, Doubt, Laws, Service, World)

"All the strength and force of man comes from his faith in things unseen. He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions."
- James Freeman Clarke
(Related: Faith, Strength, Actions, Force, Man)

"No doubt, man will continue to weigh and to measure, watch himself grow, and his Universe around him and with him, according to the ever growing powers of his tools."
- Albert Claude
(Related: Doubt, Man, Measure, Tools, Universe, Will)

"Almost all the ideas we have about being a man or being a woman are so burdened with pain, anxiety, fear and self-doubt. For many of us, the confusion around this question is excruciating."
- Andrew Cohen
(Related: Fear, Ideas, Anxiety, Being, Confusion, Man, Pain, Question, Self, Woman)

"Doubt is the vestibule through which all must pass before they can enter into the temple of wisdom."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Wisdom, Temple, Doubt)

"After having dispatched a meal, I went ashore, and found no habitation save a single house, and that without an occupant; we had no doubt that the people had fled in terror at our approach, as the house was completely furnished."
- Christopher Columbus
(Related: People, Doubt, Terror)

"We are involved in youth testing internationally. We want to try to prove without a shadow of a doubt the relationship between physical fitness and health, not just physical fitness and ability to perform."
- Kenneth H. Cooper
(Related: Fitness, Health, Ability, Doubt, Shadow, Testing, Want, Youth)

"I don't think there's any artist of any value who doesn't doubt what they're doing."
- Francis Ford Coppola
(Related: Artist, Doubt, Value)

"You have a class of investors and you have a class of speculators. The speculators historically haven't been big enough to cause the investors to doubt the long-term vision of stock."
- Jim Cramer
(Related: Vision, Cause, Class, Doubt)

"Your primary presumption that The Bridge was proffered as an epic has no substantial foundation. You know quite well that I doubt that our present stage of cultural development is so ordered yet as to provide the means or method for such an organic manifestation as that."
- Hart Crane
(Related: Development, Doubt, Present)

"Assuming China does not become destabilized and continues to grow, it will no doubt develop a military program in proportion to its resources."
- Martin van Creveld
(Related: Doubt, Military, Will)

"In the future as in the past, both Clausewitz and Sun Tzu will undoubtedly have a lot to offer."
- Martin van Creveld
(Related: Future, Past, Sun, Will)

"We have pledged ourselves, and of this the United Nations of the world are witness, to give the fullest opportunity for attainment of self-government by India as soon as hostilities are over. I repeat that that is beyond doubt."
- Stafford Cripps
(Related: Opportunity, Doubt, Nations, Self, United, World)

"So far I, at least, have no fault to find with implications of Hamilton's Federalism, but unfortunately his policy was in certain other respects tainted with a more doubtful tendency."
- Herbert Croly
(Related: Policy, Fault)

"I slept with faith and found a corpse in my arms on awakening; I drank and danced all night with doubt and found her a virgin in the morning."
- Aleister Crowley
(Related: Faith, Doubt, Night)

"The right of petition is an old undoubted household right of the blood of England, which runs in our veins."
- Caleb Cushing
(Related: Blood, England, Old, Right)

"Pain was something we were expected to endure. But I doubt very much if you would be entirely happy today if a doctor threw a towel in your face and jumped on you with a knife."
- Roald Dahl
(Related: Doubt, Pain, Today)

"The future of that ancient chamber remains in considerable doubt."
- Robert A. Dahl
(Related: Doubt, Future)

"Look at our Lords disciples. One denied Him; one doubted Him; one betrayed Him. If our Lord couldn't have perfection, how are you going to have it in city government?"
- Richard J. Daley
(Related: Government, Perfection)

"This paper will no doubt be found interesting by those who take an interest in it."
- John Dalton
(Related: Doubt, Interest, Will)

"Artificial Intelligence leaves no doubt that it wants its audiences to enter a realm of pure fantasy when it identifies one of the last remaining islands of civilization as New Jersey."
- Godfried Danneels
(Related: Intelligence, Civilization, Audiences, Doubt, Fantasy, Islands)

"The world is made up for the most part of morons and natural tyrants, sure of themselves, strong in their own opinions, never doubting anything."
- Clarence Darrow
(Related: Opinions, World)

"Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt."
- Clarence Darrow
(Related: Children, Doubt, Teaching, Tragedy)

"Let there be no doubt: the state of our union is strong - stronger than the terrorists who seek to harm us and stronger than the challenges that confront us. At the same time, we know that our union can be stronger still."
- Tom Daschle
(Related: Time, Harm, State)

"Fanaticism is overcompensation for doubt."
- Robertson Davies
(Related: Doubt, Fanaticism)

"Today the theory of evolution is about as much open to doubt as the theory that the earth goes round the sun."
- Richard Dawkins
(Related: Doubt, Earth, Evolution, Open, Sun, Theory, Today)

"No doubt Western civilization has in the past been full of wars and revolutions, and the national elements in our culture, even when they were ignored, always provided an unconscious driving force of passion and aggressive self-assertion."
- Christopher Dawson
(Related: Civilization, Culture, Doubt, Driving, Force, Passion, Past, Self, Unconscious)

"Of course it can be said of jails, too, that they try - by punishing the troublesome - to deter others. No doubt, in certain instances this deterrence actually works. But generally speaking it fails conspicuously."
- Barbara Deming
(Related: Doubt)

"The first precept was never to accept a thing as true until I knew it as such without a single doubt."
- Rene Descartes
(Related: Doubt, First)

"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
(Related: Life, Truth, Doubt)

"There's no doubt about Prakash's abilities as a director."
- Ajay Devgan
(Related: Doubt)

"Although a skillful flatterer is a most delightful companion if you have him all to yourself, his taste becomes very doubtful when he takes to complimenting other people."
- Charles Dickens
(Related: People, Taste)

"When you go out onto the stage, all the preparation has to be forced into your subconscious. For the moment of the performance, we all have to return to a new level of unconsciousness. All the reflection and all the doubts have to be laid aside before you start."
- Dietrich Fischer Dieskau
(Related: Performance, Preparation, Reflection)

"Never ever doubt in magic. The purest honest thoughts come from children, ask any child if they believe in magic and they will tell you the truth."
- Scott Dixon
(Related: Truth, Thoughts, Children, Doubt, Magic, Will)

"I found my first novel difficult. I don't want to make it sound like it's any more difficult than driving a cab or going to any other job, but there are so many opportunities for self-doubt, that you just kind of need to soldier on."
- Anthony Doerr
(Related: Driving, First, Job, Self, Sound, Want)

"There is no doubt that now, more than ever, we must work to end our dependence on foreign oil sources. But we cannot do so by ignoring the wishes of the coastal communities that oppose drilling."
- Elizabeth Dole
(Related: Work, Dependence, Doubt, Drilling, Now, Oil, Wishes)

"I have moved from certainty to doubt, from devotion to rebellion."
- Phil Donahue
(Related: Certainty, Devotion, Doubt, Rebellion)

"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."
- John Donne
(Related: Doubt, Earth, Fire, Philosophy, Sun, Wit)

"Any truth is better than indefinite doubt."
- Arthur Conan Doyle
(Related: Truth, Doubt)

"Ulysses could have done with a good editor. You know people are always putting Ulysses in the top 10 books ever written but I doubt that any of those people were really moved by it."
- Roddy Doyle
(Related: People, Books, Doubt)

"One of the fundamental questions of today's world is undoubtedly the question of equitable globalisation."
- Janez Drnovsek
(Related: Question, Questions, Today, World)

"He was thinking alone, and seriously racking his brain to find a direction for this single force four times multiplied, with which he did not doubt, as with the lever for which Archimedes sought, they should succeed in moving the world, when some one tapped gently at his door."
- Alexandre Dumas
(Related: Direction, Doubt, Force, Succeed, Thinking, World)

"A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms against himself. He makes his failure certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it."
- Alexandre Dumas
(Related: Failure, Being, Enemies, First, Man)

"When you are young you don't always realise how full of doubts everybody is."
- Helen Dunmore
"We are going to inherit the earth; there is not the slightest doubt about that."
- Buenaventura Durruti
(Related: Doubt, Earth)

"What is important is that one utilizes one's intellect and not to be 100 percent sure about one's convictions. One should always leave room for doubt."
- Shirin Ebadi
(Related: Doubt, Intellect)

"There is a lot of rubbish written about toilet humour - people saying it is childish and pretending it is beneath them - but there is no doubting the effectiveness of a really good willy gag."
- Adrian Edmondson
(Related: People, Saying)

"The citizen is becoming a pawn in a game where nobody knows the rules, where everybody consequently doubts that there are rules at all, and where the vocabulary has been diminished to such an extent that nobody is even sure what the game is all about."
- Andrew Eldritch
(Related: Rules, Vocabulary)

"The prevalence of suicide, without doubt, is a test of height in civilization; it means that the population is winding up its nervous and intellectual system to the utmost point of tension and that sometimes it snaps."
- Henry Ellis
(Related: Civilization, Doubt, Population, Suicide, Tension)

"If there's another 9/11 or a major war in the Middle-East involving a U.S. attack on Iran, I have no doubt that there will be, the day after or within days an equivalent of a Reichstag fire decree that will involve massive detentions in this country."
- Daniel Ellsberg
(Related: War, Country, Day, Doubt, Fire, Will)

"Real love is more than a physical feeling. If there's even the slightest doubt in your head about a guy, then forget about it. It's not real."
- Ethan Embry
(Related: Love, Doubt, Feeling, Forget)

"Truth is beautiful, without doubt; but so are lies."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Truth, Doubt, Lies)

"A lot of directors are overbearing and tend to make you doubt your instincts."
- Omar Epps
(Related: Doubt)

"I doubt if a single individual could be found from the whole of mankind free from some form of insanity. The only difference is one of degree. A man who sees a gourd and takes it for his wife is called insane because this happens to very few people."
- Desiderius Erasmus
(Related: Wife, People, Difference, Doubt, Insanity, Man, Mankind)

"There is little doubt that we are in the midst of a revolution of a much more profound and fundamental nature than the social and political revolutions of the last half century."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Nature, Doubt, Revolution)

"Doubt is the brother of shame."
- Erik Erikson
(Related: Brother, Doubt, Shame)

"The worst part is doubt. When you doubt yourself, which we are taught to do, you get lost."
- Kevin Eubanks
(Related: Doubt)

"That a great battle must soon be fought no one could doubt; but, in the apparent and perhaps real absence of plan on the part of Lee, it was impossible to foretell the precise scene of the encounter."
- Edward Everett
(Related: Absence, Battle, Doubt)

"I didn't have any doubts about my choice of career, but I had constant doubts about my ability, yes."
- Suzanne Farrell
(Related: Ability, Career, Choice)

"There is little doubt that the majority of Mr. Mill's supporters in 1865 did not know what his political opinions were, and that they voted for him simply on his reputation as a great thinker."
- Millicent Fawcett
(Related: Doubt, Majority, Opinions, Reputation)

"My favorite holiday spot has to be New York, on the St. Lawrence River. Without a doubt that area there is perfect for me. Very, very spacious. It's nice."
- Tom Felton
(Related: Doubt, Favorite, Holiday)

"With respect to the respective French and German traditions you are no doubt correct, although I am reluctant to see individual achievement reduced to archetypes."
- Brian Ferneyhough
(Related: Achievement, Doubt, Respect, Traditions)

"No doubt exists that all women are crazy; it's only a question of degree."
- W. C. Fields
(Related: Women, Doubt, Question)

"I have asked myself once or twice lately what was my natural bent. I have no doubt at all: It is to look at each day for the evil of that day and have a go at it, and that is why I have never failed to have an acute interest in each morning's letters."
- Geoffrey Fisher
(Related: Day, Doubt, Evil, Interest, Letters)

"The tendency of modern scientific teaching is to neglect the great books, to lay far too much stress upon relatively unimportant modern work, and to present masses of detail of doubtful truth and questionable weight in such a way as to obscure principles."
- Ronald Fisher
(Related: Work, Truth, Books, Detail, Neglect, Present, Principles, Stress, Teaching, Weight)

"One of the great problems of the world today is undoubtedly this problem of not being able to talk to scientists, because we don't understand science; they can't talk to us because they don't understand anything else, poor dears."
- Michael Flanders
(Related: Science, Being, Poor, Problems, Scientists, Talk, Today, World)

"One must always hope when one is desperate, and doubt when one hopes."
- Gustave Flaubert
(Related: Hope, Doubt)

"The deplorable mania of doubt exhausts me. I doubt about everything, even my doubts."
- Gustave Flaubert
(Related: Doubt)

"You will encounter many distractions and many temptations to put your goal aside: The security of a job, a wife who wants kids, whatever. But if you hang in there, always following your vision, I have no doubt you will succeed."
- Larry Flynt
(Related: Wife, Goal, Vision, Doubt, Job, Kids, Security, Succeed, Temptations, Will)

"If you don't know what to do with many of the papers piled on your desk, stick a dozen colleagues initials on them and pass them along. When in doubt, route."
- Malcolm Forbes
(Related: Doubt)

"No doubt these rocky islands have suggested the idea worked out in gardens, and they have been well imitated."
- Robert Fortune
(Related: Idea, Doubt, Gardens, Islands)

"It is easier to believe than to doubt."
- Gene Fowler
(Related: Doubt)

"Maybe if I'd not been able to kick a ball it would have been different, but I doubt it because all my mates are decent blokes now, just normal fellas with families."
- Robbie Fowler
(Related: Doubt, Now)

"There's no doubt that Mexican men and women full of dignity, willpower and a capacity for work are doing the work that not even blacks want to do in the United States."
- Vicente Fox
(Related: Men, Women, Work, Willpower, Dignity, Doubt, states, United, Want)

"When in doubt, don't."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Doubt)

"A Democrat has to show the toughness to govern. People don't doubt that Republicans will be tough."
- Al From
(Related: People, Doubt, Republicans, Will)

"A civilized society is one which tolerates eccentricity to the point of doubtful sanity."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Society, Eccentricity, Sanity)

"Philosophy goes no further than probabilities, and in every assertion keeps a doubt in reserve."
- James Anthony Froude
(Related: Doubt, Philosophy)

"I find that the best way to do things is to constantly move forward and to never doubt anything and keep moving forward, if you make a mistake say you made a mistake."
- John Frusciante
(Related: Mistake, Doubt)

"I was ready to accept the philosophy that the Party is right and that in the coming struggle you could not permit yourself any doubts after the party had made a decision."
- Klaus Fuchs
(Related: Decision, Party, Philosophy, Right, Struggle)

"In the post war period I began again to have my doubts about Russian policy."
- Klaus Fuchs
(Related: War, Policy, Post)

"This is a work of fiction. All the characters in it, human and otherwise, are imaginary, excepting only certain of the fairy folk, whom it might be unwise to offend by casting doubts on their existence. Or lack thereof."
- Neil Gaiman
(Related: Work, Existence, Fiction, Folk)

"He was afflicted by the thought that where Beauty was, nothing ever ran quite straight, which no doubt, was why so many people looked on it as immoral."
- John Galsworthy
(Related: Beauty, Thought, People, Doubt, Nothing)

"When we bring back with us the objects most dear, and find those we left unchanged, we are tempted to doubt the lapse of time; but one link in the chain of affection broken, and every thing seems altered."
- Marguerite Gardiner
(Related: Time, Affection, Doubt)

"Well, where there is freedom doubt itself must be free."
- Garet Garrett
(Related: Doubt, Freedom)

"I mean the word proof not in the sense of the lawyers, who set two half proofs equal to a whole one, but in the sense of a mathematician, where half proof = 0, and it is demanded for proof that every doubt becomes impossible."
- Carl Friedrich Gauss
(Related: Doubt, Lawyers, Proof, Sense, Word)

"There's no doubt that the squad needs strengthening if we are to get back up among the top three because they are operating on another level to us at the moment."
- Steven Gerrard
(Related: Doubt, Needs)

"I think people are going to have a choice to make in the fall. But I think there's no doubt there are enough seats in play that could cause Republicans to gain control. There's no doubt about that."
- Robert Gibbs
(Related: People, Control, Cause, Choice, Doubt, Gain, Play, Republicans)

"Our writers are full of cliches just as old barns are full of bats. There is obviously no rule about this, except that anything that you suspect of being a cliche undoubtedly is one and had better be removed."
- Wolcott Gibbs
(Related: Being, Cliches, Old, Writers)

"Love and doubt have never been on speaking terms."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Love, Doubt)

"Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Faith, Brother, Doubt, Lonely, Pain)

"Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it."
- Andre Gide
(Related: Truth, Doubt)

"Your English style will no doubt put all the other gentlemen to bed. I speak figuratively, of course."
- John Gielgud
(Related: Bed, Doubt, English, Gentlemen, Style, Will)

"And for mathematical science, he that doubts their certainty hath need of a dose of hellebore."
- Joseph Glanvill
(Related: Science, Certainty)

"Most redoubted lord and right sovereign cousin, may the Almighty Lord have you in his keeping."
- Owen Glendower
(Related: May, Right)

"If he who employs coercion against me could mould me to his purposes by argument, no doubt he would. He pretends to punish me because his argument is strong; but he really punishes me because his argument is weak."
- William Godwin
(Related: Argument, Doubt)

"We know accurately only when we know little, with knowledge doubt increases."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Knowledge, Doubt)

"Doubt grows with knowledge."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Knowledge, Doubt)

"If you must tell me your opinions, tell me what you believe in. I have plenty of doubts of my own."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Opinions)

"I will listen to anyone's convictions, but pray keep your doubts to yourself."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Will)

"If our music survives, which I have no doubt it will, then it will because it is good."
- Jerry Goldsmith
(Related: Music, Doubt, Will)

"Many a trace, and many a germ of this infantile disease, to which without a doubt, I also am a victim, has been chased away by your brochure, or will yet be eradicated by it."
- Herman Gorter
(Related: Disease, Doubt, Will)

"Faith given back to us after a night of doubt is a stronger thing, and far more valuable to us than faith that has never been tested."
- Elizabeth Goudge
(Related: Faith, Doubt, Night)

"Slowly, but with no doubt or hesitation whatever, and in something of a solemn expectancy, the two animals passed through the broken tumultuous water and moored their boat at the flowery margin of the island."
- Kenneth Grahame
(Related: Animals, Doubt, Hesitation, Water)

"At my public school I had hated every other face for fear the owner was a lord, at university, I was to court the rich while doubting whether there should be great inequalities between incomes."
- Henry Green
(Related: Fear, Court, Public, School, University)

"Everyone is coming after me now. Fine, let them keep on coming. I'm the fastest man in the world, no doubt."
- Maurice Greene
(Related: Doubt, Man, Now, World)

"How it came to pass that man, originally taught, as we doubt not he was, to know and to worship the true Jehovah, is found, at so early a period of his history, a worshiper of baser objects, it is foreign to our present purpose to inquire."
- Simon Greenleaf
(Related: History, Purpose, Doubt, Man, Present, Worship)

"By competent evidence, is meant such as the nature of the thing to be proved requires; and by satisfactory evidence, is meant that amount of proof, which ordinarily satisfies an unprejudiced mind, beyond any reasonable doubt."
- Simon Greenleaf
(Related: Nature, Doubt, Mind, Proof)

"Right now my mind is on the people who stole our instruments, and, specifically, the person with my guitar, which will no doubt end its days having Green Day songs worked out on it. A better fate was deserved - and while the reverence given to guitars annoys me, I shall miss it."
- Jonny Greenwood
(Related: People, Day, Doubt, End, Fate, Guitar, Mind, Now, Right, Songs, Will)

"The U.N. has been so disappointing to date on the whole Rwanda issue that despite the people they've sent through, and I have no doubt their competence, in the end, the decision is going to be made by other people and not by them."
- Tony Greig
(Related: People, Decision, Competence, Doubt, End)

"I knew it to be very doubtful whether the Cabinet, Parliament, and the country would take this view on the outbreak of war, and through the whole of this week I had in view the probable contingency that we should not decide at the critical moment to support France."
- Edward Grey
(Related: War, Country, France, Parliament, Support)

"My personal view is that such total planning by the state is an absolute good and not simply a relative good... I do not myself think of the attitude I take as deriving from Marx - though this undoubtedly will be suggested - but from Fichte and Hegel."
- John Grierson
(Related: Attitude, Planning, State, Will)

"Roger King is, without a doubt, the greatest salesman in the history of anything. And I don't ever limit him just to television. He could sell you anything."
- Merv Griffin
(Related: History, Doubt, Television)

"A Golden Globe is a mood-altering substance, there's no doubt about that."
- Rachel Griffiths
(Related: Doubt)

"This searching and doubting and vacillating where nothing is clear but the arrogance of quest. I, too, had such noble ideas when I was still a boy."
- Franz Grillparzer
(Related: Ideas, Arrogance, Nothing, Quest)

"What man or woman of common sense now doubts the intellectual capacity of colored people? Who does not know, that with all our efforts as a nation to crush and annihilate the mind of this portion of our race, we have never yet been able to do it."
- Angelina Grimke
(Related: People, Common sense, Man, Mind, Nation, Now, Race, Woman)

"I seriously doubt I would ever have written the first story had I not been a lawyer. I never dreamed of being a writer. I wrote only after witnessing a trial."
- John Grisham
(Related: Being, Doubt, First, Writer)

"I doubt that the imagination can be suppressed. If you truly eradicated it in a child, he would grow up to be an eggplant."
- Ursula K. Le Guin
(Related: Imagination, Doubt)

"A reasonable doubt is nothing more than a doubt for which reasons can be given. The fact that 1 or 2 men out of 12 differ from the others does not establish that their doubts are reasonable."
- Lord Hailsham
(Related: Men, Doubt, Fact, Nothing)

"Barbra Streisand is without a doubt one of the most honest people I have ever known. There is no doubt in my mind that she will not be doing any more concerts. Of course, she still will be making records and starring and directing in movies."
- Marvin Hamlisch
(Related: Movies, People, Doubt, Mind, Will)

"Heaven knows that there are plenty of opportunities in later life, too, for being carried away. What of it? We remain what we are and, no doubt, it is all very good for us!"
- Knut Hamsun
(Related: Life, Being, Doubt, Heaven)

"No doubt one may quote history to support any cause, as the devil quotes scripture."
- Learned Hand
(Related: History, Cause, Devil, Doubt, May, Quotes, Scripture, Support)

"You cannot raise the standard against oppression, or leap into the breach to relieve injustice, and still keep an open mind to every disconcerting fact, or an open ear to the cold voice of doubt."
- Learned Hand
(Related: Doubt, Fact, Injustice, Mind, Open, Oppression, Voice)

"Life is made up of a series of judgments on insufficient data, and if we waited to run down all our doubts, it would flow past us."
- Learned Hand
(Related: Life, Past)

"A statesman, we are told, should follow public opinion. Doubtless, as a coachman follows his horses; having firm hold on the reins and guiding them."
- Augustus Hare
(Related: Horses, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

"While few religious leaders and scholars would doubt the commonalities that exist among the various religious groups, the followers of these religions unfortunately struggle in their effort to peacefully coexist."
- Alcee Hastings
(Related: Doubt, Effort, Followers, Leaders, Religious, Struggle)

"Isn't it the moment of most profound doubt that gives birth to new certainties? Perhaps hopelessness is the very soil that nourishes human hope; perhaps one could never find sense in life without first experiencing its absurdity."
- Vaclav Havel
(Related: Life, Hope, Absurdity, Doubt, First, Sense)

"There is no doubt that this government and this country are benefiting from the reforms that we brought in the 1980s, and that couldn't have been done without the co-operation of the trade union movement."
- Bob Hawke
(Related: Government, Country, Doubt, Trade)

"I didn't for a moment doubt the choice, but if life is ever fearsome, it is truly fearsome then."
- John C. Hawkes
(Related: Life, Choice, Doubt)

"The greatest obstacle to being heroic is the doubt whether one may not be going to prove one's self a fool; the truest heroism is to resist the doubt; and the profoundest wisdom, to know when it ought to be resisted, and when it be obeyed."
- Nathaniel Hawthorne
(Related: Wisdom, Being, Doubt, Fool, Heroism, May, Self)

"It's great fun if you get a good piece of writing and you can pretend to be someone else, tell a story that needs to be told, make some kind of connection. I've always fancied myself as a leading man, but I really doubt whether anyone else sees me that way."
- Colin Hay
(Related: Connection, Doubt, Fun, Leading, Man, Needs, Writing)

"Increasingly, stars are recruited from the ranks of professional models, with the result that today's starlets are better dressed and better groomed than ever before, though it is doubtful if they are better actresses."
- Rita Hayworth
(Related: Result, Stars, Today)

"To give a reason for anything is to breed a doubt of it."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Doubt, Reason)

"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
(Related: Acting, Being, Doubt, Earth, Fool, Hell)

"When in doubt, punt!"
- John Heisman
(Related: Doubt)

"We all love musical architecture; there's no doubt about that."
- Levon Helm
(Related: Love, Architecture, Doubt)

"Ezra was right half the time, and when he was wrong, he was so wrong you were never in any doubt about it."
- Ernest Hemingway
(Related: Time, Doubt, Right, Wrong)

"Attempt the end, and never stand to doubt. Nothing's so hard but search will find it out."
- Robert Herrick
(Related: Doubt, End, Nothing, Will)

"How can a rabbi not live with doubt? The Bible itself is a book of doubt."
- Arthur Hertzberg
(Related: Bible, Doubt)

"Wonder rather than doubt is the root of all knowledge."
- Abraham Joshua Heschel
(Related: Knowledge, Doubt, Wonder)

"Wise men, when in doubt whether to speak or to keep quiet, give themselves the benefit of the doubt, and remain silent."
- Napoleon Hill
(Related: Men, Doubt, Quiet)

"Understand this law and you will then know, beyond room for the slightest doubt, that you are constantly punishing yourself for every wrong you commit and rewarding yourself for every act of constructive conduct in which you indulge."
- Napoleon Hill
(Related: Act, Doubt, Law, Will, Wrong)

"It will undoubtedly happen, that the enemy will make the attempt, today, tomorrow or the next day, at some time, to break into this fortress of Europe at one point or another. That will undoubtedly be the case."
- Heinrich Himmler
(Related: Time, Day, Enemy, Europe, Today, Tomorrow, Will)

"In this world of doubt, one thing is certain for me; that I will go on writing songs up to and - I hope, through heavenly means or diabolical - beyond the day I die."
- Robyn Hitchcock
(Related: Hope, Day, Doubt, Songs, Will, World, Writing)

"As soon as by one's own propaganda even a glimpse of right on the other side is admitted, the cause for doubting one's own right is laid."
- Adolf Hitler
(Related: Cause, Propaganda, Right)

"I think Picasso was, without doubt, the greatest portraitist of the 20th century, if not any other century."
- David Hockney
(Related: Doubt)

"There can, therefore, be no doubt that Presbyterians do carry out the principle that Church power vests in the Church itself, and that the people have a right to a substantive part in its discipline and government."
- Charles Hodge
(Related: Government, Power, People, Discipline, Church, Doubt, Right)

"The suspicious mind believes more than it doubts. It believes in a formidable and ineradicable evil lurking in every person."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Evil, Mind)

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people are full of doubts."
- James P. Hogan
(Related: People, Fanatics, Fools, World)

"When prayer removes distrust and doubt and enters the field of mental certainty, it becomes faith; and the universe is built on faith."
- Ernest Holmes
(Related: Faith, Certainty, Distrust, Doubt, Prayer, Universe)

"When in doubt, do it."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Doubt)

"To have doubted one's own first principles is the mark of a civilized man."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
(Related: First, Man, Principles)

"There is no doubt that the first requirement for a composer is to be dead."
- Arthur Honegger
(Related: Doubt, First)

"Do you know, a horrible thing has happened to me. I have begun to doubt Tennyson."
- Gerard Manley Hopkins
(Related: Doubt)

"For the last half of my life I have had the doubtful benefit of a brother whose literary reputation is much greater than my own."
- Laurence Housman
(Related: Life, Brother, Literary, Reputation)

"I would not be gotten into a schoolhouse until I was eight years old. Nor did I accomplish much after I started. I doubt if I had gone to school six months in all when my father died. I was fourteen at the time."
- Sam Houston
(Related: Time, Father, Doubt, Months, Old, School, Years)

"A woman will doubt everything you say except it be compliments to herself."
- Elbert Hubbard
(Related: Compliments, Doubt, Will, Woman)

"Live so that you can at least get the benefit of the doubt."
- Kin Hubbard
(Related: Doubt)

"The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize."
- Robert Hughes
(Related: Artist, Confidence, Doubt)

"I have no doubts that it will be a major sport-in the United States. I'm probably not going to live to see that day because Americans are a little afraid of getting interested in something at which they're not very good."
- Lamar Hunt
(Related: Americans, Day, states, United, Will)

"I doubt if the public thought of me as Christ when they next saw me as Temple Houston on television."
- Jeffrey Hunter
(Related: Thought, Temple, Christ, Doubt, Houston, Public, Television)

"But let no one be under any doubt that the scale of the challenge that Europe faces in this emerging global economy is immense and the practical pace of our collective action to meet these challenge to date has just been too slow."
- John Hutton
(Related: Action, Challenge, Doubt, Economy, Europe, Faces)

"Defined in psychological terms, a fanatic is a man who consciously over-compensates a secret doubt."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Doubt, Man)

"A fanatic is a man who consciously over compensates a secret doubt."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Doubt, Man)

"I am content with nothing, restless and ambitious... and I despise myself for the vanity, which formed half the stimulus to my exertions. Oh would that I were one of those plodding wise fools who having once set their hand to the plough go on nothing doubting."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Content, Fools, Nothing, Vanity)

"I would have been happy to have waited till I was in my mid- to late-30s before I got married, but you don't choose when these things happen, and when they do, there's no doubt in your mind."
- Natalie Imbruglia
(Related: Doubt, Mind)

"We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form."
- William Ralph Inge
(Related: Religion, Creation, Devil, Doubt, Rest)

"I will not attack your doctrines nor your creeds if they accord liberty to me. If they hold thought to be dangerous - if they aver that doubt is a crime, then I attack them one and all, because they enslave the minds of men."
- Robert Green Ingersoll
(Related: Men, Thought, Crime, Doubt, Liberty, Will)

"That some Forms of Government are preferable to others, cannot be doubted; yet neither our Saviour, nor his Apostles have decided where that Preference is due."
- Charles Inglis
(Related: Government)

"Mr. Gonzales' failure to respond to questions legitimately posed to him by the Senate raises grave doubts in my mind as to his fitness to serve the people of the United States as their Attorney General."
- Daniel Inouye
(Related: Fitness, People, Failure, Grave, Mind, Questions, Senate, states, United)

"I understand people have doubts, but I'm totally clean."
- Michael Irvin
(Related: People)

"Let there be no reservation or doubt that I believe the Senate should vote on each and every judicial appointment made by the President of the United States and that no rule or procedure should ever stop the Senate from exercising its constitutional responsibility."
- Johnny Isakson
(Related: Doubt, President, Responsibility, Senate, states, United, Vote)

"When in doubt, throw it out."
- Jeremy Jackson
(Related: Doubt)

"To get an Oscar would be an incredible moment in my career, there is no doubt about that. But the 'Lord of the Rings' films are not made for Oscars, they are made for the audience."
- Peter Jackson
(Related: Career, Doubt)

"There is always a point when one senses one's lack of skill, the doubt."
- Arne Jacobsen
(Related: Doubt, Senses, Skill)

"People in so many countries look up to the United States as a model of democracy, but I doubt if that can continue. It leaves me with a great sense of loss."
- Bianca Jagger
(Related: People, Countries, Democracy, Doubt, Loss, Sense, states, United)

"We work n the dark - we do what we can - we give what we have. Our doubt is our passion and our passion is our task. The rest is the madness of art."
- Henry James
(Related: Art, Work, Doubt, Madness, Passion, Rest)

"Faith means belief in something concerning which doubt is theoretically possible."
- William James
(Related: Faith, Belief, Doubt)

"As long as mixed grills and combination salads are popular, anthologies will undoubtedly continue in favor."
- Elizabeth Janeway
(Related: Popular, Will)

"Beware prejudices. They are like rats, and men's minds are like traps; prejudices get in easily, but it is doubtful if they ever get out."
- Lord Jeffrey
(Related: Men)

"The intellectual, the man of thought, doubt and analysis, should give the best of himself."
- Tahar Ben Jelloun
(Related: Thought, Doubt, Man)

"I wouldn't put it past God to arrange a virgin birth if He wanted, but I very much doubt if He would."
- David Edward Jenkins
(Related: God, Doubt, Past)

"When you come to Christ as a real young person, I think when you become a teen-ager either you rebel or you search, doubt, and wonder."
- Jerry B. Jenkins
(Related: Teen, Christ, Doubt, Wonder)

"Those who have expressed doubts and misgivings about their ability to live this kind of life shouldn't try, because being a musician is not something you chose to be, it is something you are."
- Billy Joel
(Related: Life, Ability, Being)

"No doubt it is true that science cannot study God, but it hardly follows that God had to keep a safe distance from everything that scientists want to study."
- Phillip E. Johnson
(Related: Science, God, Doubt, Scientists, Study, Want)

"It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than open one's mouth and remove all doubt."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Thought, Doubt, Fool, Open)

"Doubt comes in at the window when inquiry is denied at the door."
- Benjamin Jowett
(Related: Doubt)

"The consequence of Mr. Bush's and Blair's historic lie that the reason for invading Iraq was weapons of mass destruction, is that everything is being doubted."
- Walid Jumblatt
(Related: Lie, Being, Destruction, Iraq, Reason, Weapons)

"Test yourself on mankind. It is something that makes the doubter doubt, the believer believe."
- Franz Kafka
(Related: Doubt, Mankind)

"My guiding principle is this: Guilt is never to be doubted."
- Franz Kafka
(Related: Guilt)

"It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge that begins with experience."
- Immanuel Kant
(Related: Experience, Knowledge, Doubt)

"Without a doubt, first thing we should do is clean up our fiscal house, and that starts with balancing our budgets and digging out of this red ink. We cannot expect to continue in this fashion and remain the leader of the free world."
- Marcy Kaptur
(Related: Leader, Budgets, Doubt, Fashion, First, World)

"I spoke without fear of contradiction. I simply did not suffer self-doubt."
- Elia Kazan
(Related: Fear, Contradiction, Self)

"There was no doubt that there was a vast organization which was making fools of all the liberals in Hollywood and taking their money, that there was a police state among the Left element in Hollywood and Broadway."
- Elia Kazan
(Related: Money, Doubt, Fools, Hollywood, Liberals, Police, State)

"This is definitely the first curmudgeon, no doubt about it."
- Stacy Keach
(Related: Doubt, First)

"In the garment trades, on the other hand, the presence of a body of the disfranchised, of the weak and young, undoubtedly contributes to the economic weakness of these trades."
- Florence Kelley
(Related: Body, Weakness)

"There's no doubt I expect to die in prison."
- Jack Kevorkian
(Related: Doubt, Prison)

"If I do something caring for a friend, I have no doubt in my mind they would do it for me."
- Larry King
(Related: Friend, Caring, Doubt, Mind)

"We went into Iraq because Saddam Hussein refused to account for his weapons of mass destruction, consistently violated UN resolutions and in a post-9/11 world no American president could afford to give Saddam Hussein the benefit of the doubt."
- Peter King
(Related: American, Destruction, Doubt, Iraq, Post, President, Weapons, World)

"In the post-9/11 world you cannot give him the benefit of the doubt. As a result of our going into Iraq, not only is Saddam Hussein gone, but Qaddafi has given up his weapons of mass destruction and tremendous progress is being made in Iraq."
- Peter King
(Related: Progress, Being, Destruction, Doubt, Iraq, Post, Result, Weapons, World)

"There can be little doubt that absence from work, and inefficient work, are frequently due to intemperance."
- William Lyon Mackenzie King
(Related: Work, Absence, Doubt, Intemperance)

"As to the advantages of temperance in the training of the armed forces and of its benefits to the members of the forces themselves, there can be no doubt in the world."
- William Lyon Mackenzie King
(Related: Benefits, Doubt, Temperance, Training, World)

"And I have no doubt that the American people generally believe the world is safer, and that we are safer, when we are stronger."
- Jeane Kirkpatrick
(Related: People, American, Doubt, World)

"Face your fears and doubts, and new worlds will open to you."
- Robert Kiyosaki
(Related: Open, Will)

"A proof tells us where to concentrate our doubts."
- Morris Kline
(Related: Proof)

"It is now proved beyond doubt that smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics."
- Fletcher Knebel
(Related: Causes, Doubt, Leading, Now, Smoking, Statistics)

"We're very open and outspoken about our faith and our beliefs. We also talk about our doubts, our moments of insecurities. We talk about it all day, how we're inspired by God. We recognize little miracles every day, and that's how we're raising our daughter."
- Boris Kodjoe
(Related: Faith, Daughter, God, Beliefs, Day, Miracles, Moments, Open, Talk)

"I think it's the people who have no doubt that every word they put down is gold that probably don't write very well."
- Dean Koontz
(Related: People, Doubt, Gold, Word)

"There are two ways to slice easily thorugh life; to believe everything or to doubt everything. Both ways save us from thinking."
- Alfred Korzybski
(Related: Life, Doubt, Thinking)

"I knew German history well, and out of my experiences in the rest of the world I believed to know the German kind; therefore I never doubted that, although for the time being all indications were against it, one day a change would come."
- Gustav Krupp
(Related: Change, History, Time, Being, Day, Rest, World)

"I think you're not a human being unless you have doubts and fears."
- Mike Krzyzewski
(Related: Being)

"We all live in a free Poland, and there would be no free Poland without you, Twenty-five years ago, I did not stand on the same side together with you, but today I have no doubts that it was your vision of Poland which led us in the right direction."
- Aleksander Kwasniewski
(Related: Vision, Direction, Right, Today, Years)

"However, I don't doubt that a wave of immigration will come to Poland."
- Aleksander Kwasniewski
(Related: Doubt, Will)

"But God, who is the Eternal Mind, is undoubtedly of excellence, complete and perfect in every part."
- Lactantius
(Related: God, Excellence, Mind)

"Most people, no doubt, when they espouse human rights, make their own mental reservations about the proper application of the word human."
- Suzanne Lafollette
(Related: People, Doubt, Rights, Human rights, Word)

"Indeed, I am sometimes inclined to doubt whether some men consider youth as rational and intelligent beings, with minds capable of expansion, and talents formed for usefulness."
- Joseph Lancaster
(Related: Men, Doubt, Usefulness, Youth)

"God has stated in clear and concise language how He created the universe and we ought not to doubt His Word."
- Walter Lang
(Related: God, Doubt, Language, Universe, Word)

"There is no doubt that I, also, had long been aware of the problem, i.e. producing X-ray interferences, before the inherent difficulties had finally been surmounted."
- Max von Laue
(Related: Difficulties, Doubt)

"I have my moments. Ever since I was a boy, I never was someone who was at ease with happiness. Too often I embrace introspection and self-doubt. I wish I could embrace the good things."
- Hugh Laurie
(Related: Happiness, Moments, Self)

"Melancholy and sadness are the start of doubt... doubt is the beginning of despair; despair is the cruel beginning of the differing degrees of wickedness."
- Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont
(Related: Beginning, Despair, Doubt, Melancholy, Sadness, Wickedness)

"Nobody doubts my partisanship, but a lot of the activity is nonpartisan."
- Norman Lear
"Whenever man begins to doubt himself, he does something so stupid that he is reassured."
- Stanislaw Lec
(Related: Doubt, Man)

"Power runs with ideas that only the crazy would draw into doubt."
- Lawrence Lessig
(Related: Power, Ideas, Doubt)

"In these times, the hardest task for social or political activists is to find a way to get people to wonder again about what we all believe is true. The challenge is to sow doubt."
- Lawrence Lessig
(Related: People, Challenge, Doubt, Wonder)

"Doubt must be no more than vigilance, otherwise it can become dangerous."
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
(Related: Doubt, Vigilance)

"I know that we're being inexorably taken over by the Americans. Without a doubt. I don't mean invaded or anything like that, just taken over. By degrees."
- Gordon Lightfoot
(Related: Americans, Being, Doubt)

"It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Thought, Doubt, Fool, Open)

"There is no doubt that we should take solar radiation into account. We have seen ground temperatures rising since 1975, and it is important to know to what extent that has been caused by the sun or by carbon dioxide."
- Bjorn Lomborg
(Related: Doubt, Sun)

"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
(Related: Doubt, Judges, Judgment, Sound, Voice)

"If we are ever in doubt about what to do, it is a good rule to ask ourselves what we shall wish on the morrow that we had done."
- John Lubbock
(Related: Doubt)

"I have no doubt that there are great people about though... the thing of it is, nothing to this day moves me like classical music (Debussy, Vaughn Williams)."
- Gary Lucas
(Related: Music, People, Day, Doubt, Nothing)

"If you look at the whole thing, I think the most gratifying thing is my kids, without a doubt."
- Shannon Lucid
(Related: Doubt, Kids)

"Bourgeois class domination is undoubtedly an historical necessity, but, so too, the rising of the working class against it. Capital is an historical necessity, but, so too, its grave digger, the socialist proletariat."
- Rosa Luxemburg
(Related: Class, Grave, Necessity)

"Some say that AIDS came from the monkeys, and I doubt that because we have been living with monkeys from time immemorial, others say it was a curse from God, but I say it cannot be that."
- Wangari Maathai
(Related: Time, God, Doubt, Living)

"Similarly, many a young man, hearing for the first time of the refraction of stellar light, has thought that doubt was cast on the whole of astronomy, whereas nothing is required but an easily effected and unimportant correction to put everything right again."
- Ernst Mach
(Related: Time, Thought, Astronomy, Correction, Doubt, First, Hearing, Light, Man, Nothing, Right)

"I cannot explain it; but when difficulties arise, I am not perplexed or doubtful. I know how to meet them."
- Anne Sullivan Macy
(Related: Difficulties)

"The capacity of the female mind for studies of the highest order cannot be doubted, having been sufficiently illustrated by its works of genius, of erudition, and of science."
- James Madison
(Related: Science, Genius, Mind, Order)

"And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in showing that religion and Government will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together."
- James Madison
(Related: Government, Religion, Doubt, Example, Past, Purity, Succeed, Will)

"I have no doubt but that the misery of the lower classes will be found to abate whenever the Government assumes a freer aspect and the laws favor a subdivision of Property."
- James Madison
(Related: Government, Doubt, Laws, Misery, Property, Will)

"The writer interweaves a story with his own doubts, questions, and values. That is art."
- Naguib Mahfouz
(Related: Art, Values, Questions, Writer)

"You will certainly not doubt the necessity of studying astronomy and physics, if you are desirous of comprehending the relation between the world and Providence as it is in reality, and not according to imagination."
- Maimonides
(Related: Imagination, Astronomy, Doubt, Necessity, Physics, Providence, Reality, Will, World)

"Our authorities leave us no doubt that the trust lodged with the oligarchy was sometimes abused, but it certainly ought not to be regarded as a mere usurpation or engine of tyranny."
- Henry James Sumner Maine
(Related: Trust, Doubt, Tyranny)

"The ancient codes were doubtless originally suggested by the discovery and diffusion of the art of writing."
- Henry James Sumner Maine
(Related: Art, Discovery, Writing)

"I wasn't really raised to be the type of person to have doubts."
- John Malkovich
"All of this suggests that while citizens became more comfortable with President Bush after September 11 and thought him to have the requisite leadership skills, they continue to harbor doubts about his priorities, loyalties, interests, and policies."
- Thomas E. Mann
(Related: Leadership, Thought, President, Priorities)

"There is no doubt that this film is autobiographical, but at the same time it also tries to portray an ordinary couple in a language that everyone can understand."
- Sophie Marceau
(Related: Time, Doubt, Film, Language)

"When we are sure that we are on the right road there is no need to plan our journey too far ahead. No need to burden ourselves with doubts and fears as to the obstacles that may bar our progress. We cannot take more than one step at a time."
- Orison Swett Marden
(Related: Time, Progress, Burden, Journey, May, Obstacles, Right, Road)

"Your goals, minus your doubts, equal your reality."
- Ralph Marston
(Related: Goals, Reality)

"Medicine heals doubts as well as diseases."
- Karl Marx
(Related: Medicine)

"Without doubt, machinery has greatly increased the number of well-to-do idlers."
- Karl Marx
(Related: Doubt)

"To doubt is worse than to have lost; and to despair is but to antedate those miseries that must fall on us."
- Philip Massinger
(Related: Despair, Doubt)

"If you've ever been around a group of actors, you've noticed, no doubt, that they can talk of nothing else under the sun but acting. It's exactly the same way with baseball players. Your heart must be in your work."
- Christy Mathewson
(Related: Work, Heart, Acting, Actors, Baseball, Doubt, Nothing, Sun, Talk)

"The relationship between commitment and doubt is by no means an antagonistic one. Commitment is healthiest when it's not without doubt but in spite of doubt."
- Rollo May
(Related: Commitment, Doubt)

"Only the most deluded of us could doubt the necessity of this war."
- John McCain
(Related: War, Doubt, Necessity)

"I don't doubt the sincerity of my Democratic friends. And they should not doubt ours."
- John McCain
(Related: Doubt, Friends, Sincerity)

"I have myself no more doubt that these metals were prepared by the Almighty for this very purpose, than I have that iron and coal were prepared for the purposes in which they are being used."
- Hugh McCulloch
(Related: Purpose, Being, Doubt)

"There is no doubt that it is more difficult to read and more difficult to write but I still manage."
- Colleen McCullough
(Related: Doubt)

"Never have doubted it, even when the plane crash happened. I wasn't mad at God. I just knew that there was a reason that I didn't know about why it happened."
- Reba McEntire
(Related: God, Reason)

"When you make work, your goal might not be first and foremost to have as many people as possible see it, but it might be more about honing your craft as a storyteller or making art, but, there's no doubt about it, you want lots of people to see it."
- Jim McKay
(Related: Art, Work, People, Goal, Doubt, First, Want)

"It's just so fragile. The growing sense of 'Oh, God, what am I doing? Am I any good? Will I ever work again?' All those questions of self doubt, they do creep in."
- Jacqueline McKenzie
(Related: Work, God, Doubt, Questions, Self, Sense, Will)

"I have never been in doubt since I was old enough to think intelligently that I would someday be made president."
- William McKinley
(Related: Doubt, Old, President)

"I'd say without a doubt I've had the most sex scenes in any television show, ever. Last season I did eight sex scenes in one day - I haven't topped that yet."
- Julian McMahon
(Related: Sex, Day, Doubt, Television)

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
- Margaret Mead
(Related: Change, Doubt, Thoughtful, World)

"Anybody who has any doubt about the ingenuity or the resourcefulness of a plumber never got a bill from one."
- George Meany
(Related: Doubt)

"There can be no doubt that the average man blames much more than he praises. His instinct is to blame. If he is satisfied he says nothing; if he is not, he most illogically kicks up a row."
- Golda Meir
(Related: Blame, Doubt, Instinct, Man, Nothing)

"My esoteric doctrine, is that if you entertain any doubt, it is safest to take the unpopular side in the first instance. Transit from the unpopular, is easy... but from the popular to the unpopular is so steep and rugged that it is impossible to maintain it."
- Lord Melbourne
(Related: Doctrine, Doubt, First, Popular)

"Faith, like a jackal, feeds among the tombs, and even from these dead doubts she gathers her most vital hope."
- Herman Melville
(Related: Faith, Hope)

"This is the first time in 10 years I don't know what I'm doing next, and I'm rather enjoying it. Soon I'll be climbing the walls no doubt, but right now, it's not clear, I'm just enjoying the freedom."
- Sam Mendes
(Related: Time, Doubt, First, Freedom, Now, Right, Years)

"Is it hard for the reader to believe that suicides are sometimes committed to forestall the committing of murder? There is no doubt of it. Nor is there any doubt that murder is sometimes committed to avert suicide."
- Karl A. Menninger
(Related: Doubt, Murder, Suicide)

"If you think you've hit a false note, sing loud. When in doubt, sing loud."
- Robert Merrill
(Related: Doubt)

"When in doubt, sing loud."
- Robert Merrill
(Related: Doubt)

"To be deeply committed to negotiations, to be opposed to a particular war or military action, is not only considered unpatriotic, it also casts serious doubt on one's manhood."
- Myriam Miedzian
(Related: War, Action, Doubt, Military)

"They were, I doubt not, happy enough in their dark stalls, because they were horses, and had plenty to eat; and I was at times quite happy enough in the dark loft, because I was a man, and could think and imagine."
- Hugh Miller
(Related: Doubt, Horses, Man)

"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
(Related: Success, People, Fear, Successful, Willpower, Apathy, Doubt, Key)

"An attitude of philosophic doubt, of suspended judgment, is repugnant to the natural man. Belief is an independent joy to him."
- William Minto
(Related: Attitude, Belief, Doubt, Joy, Judgment, Man)

"I was a little doubtful about the propriety of going to the Mammoth Cave without a gentleman escort, but if two ladies travel alone they must have the courage of men."
- Maria Mitchell
(Related: Men, Travel, Courage, Ladies, Gentleman)

"In case of doubt, do a little more than you have to."
- Warren Mitchell
(Related: Doubt)

"I respect faith, but doubt is what gives you an education."
- Wilson Mizner
(Related: Education, Faith, Doubt, Respect)

"All around me insisted that my doubts proved only my own ignorance and sinfulness; that they knew by experience they would soon give place to true knowledge, and an advance in religion; and I felt something like indecision."
- Maria Monk
(Related: Experience, Religion, Knowledge, Ignorance, Indecision)

"Others too would occasionally entertain and privately express such doubts; though we all had been most solemnly warned by the cruel murder of Saint Francis."
- Maria Monk
(Related: Murder)

"Should doubt knock at your doorway, just say to those skeptical, disturbing, rebellious thoughts, I propose to stay with my faith, with the faith of my people."
- Thomas S. Monson
(Related: Faith, People, Thoughts, Doubt)

"Faith and doubt cannot exist in the same mind at the same time, for one will dispel the other."
- Thomas S. Monson
(Related: Faith, Time, Doubt, Mind, Will)

"I forbid you, agnostic, doubting thoughts, to destroy the house of my faith."
- Thomas S. Monson
(Related: Faith, Thoughts)

"I put forward formless and unresolved notions, as do those who publish doubtful questions to debate in the schools, not to establish the truth but to seek it."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Truth, Debate, Questions, Schools)

"Psychology which explains everything explains nothing, and we are still in doubt."
- Marianne Moore
(Related: Doubt, Nothing, Psychology)

"If technique is of no interest to a writer, I doubt that the writer is an artist."
- Marianne Moore
(Related: Artist, Doubt, Interest, Writer)

"In such a state, humility is the virtue of men, and their only defense; to walk humbly with God, never doubting, whatever befall, that His will is good, and that His law is right."
- Paul Elmer More
(Related: God, Men, Virtue, Defense, Humility, Law, Right, State, Will)

"Some people swear by writing courses, but whether it really helps American poetry, I have doubts."
- Robert Morgan
(Related: Poetry, People, American, Writing)

"The short English miles are delightful for walking. You are always pleased to find, every now and then, in how short a time you have walked a mile, though, no doubt, a mile is everywhere a mile, I walk but a moderate pace, and can accomplish four English miles in an hour."
- Karl Philipp Moritz
(Related: Time, Doubt, English, Now, Walking)

"If on the one side we do not harbor the illusion that the entire proletariat must be enlightened before it can be called into battle, so on the other we do not doubt that as much enlightenment as possible must be produced with oral and printed agitation."
- Johann Most
(Related: Agitation, Battle, Doubt, Illusion)

"We criticize, copy, patronize, idolize and insult but we never doubt that the U.S. has a unique position in the history of human hopes."
- Ferdinand Mount
(Related: History, Doubt, Insult)

"It is doubtless one of Aristotle's great services that he conceived so clearly the truth that literature is a thing that grows and has a history."
- Gilbert Murray
(Related: History, Truth, Literature)

"Who has suffered? The families of the dead, no doubt. But a greater loss was inflicted on Pakistan because, as I said, we lost the pillars of our society."
- Pervez Musharraf
(Related: Society, Doubt, Loss)

"There is a cultural factor promoting violence which nowadays undoubtedly is highly effective is the mass media. And particularly everything that enters our minds through pictorial media."
- Alva Myrdal
(Related: Media, Violence)

"The president's claim that Social Security is going broke is misleading at best. The sky is not falling, although there is no doubt that the system needs to be strengthened."
- Grace Napolitano
(Related: Doubt, Misleading, Needs, President, Security, Sky)

"People have always doubted whether I was good enough to play this game at this level. I thought I was, and I thought I could be. What other people thought was really always irrelevant to me."
- Steve Nash
(Related: Thought, People, Play)

"I like every single actor or actress in the world, because we never know what the conditions are like when they are working. I give everyone the benefit of the doubt and root for them like a psychotic sports fan."
- Judd Nelson
(Related: Sports, Actor, Doubt, World)

"I doubt that the Lord cares much which honorable vocation you choose. But He does care if you love one another and serve one another."
- Russell M. Nelson
(Related: Love, Care, Doubt, Vocation)

"Doubts raced through my mind as I considered the feasibility of enforcing a law which the majority of honest citizens didn't seem to want."
- Eliot Ness
(Related: Law, Majority, Mind, Want)

"Jack Benny was, without a doubt, the bravest comedian I have ever seen work. He wasn't afraid of silence. He would take as long as it took to tell the story."
- Bob Newhart
(Related: Work, Doubt, Silence)

"Ten thousand difficulties do not make one doubt."
- John Henry Newman
(Related: Difficulties, Doubt)

"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."
- Anais Nin
(Related: Courage, Strength, Doubt, Instinct, Man, Woman)

"I've experienced a private doubt, something that I've kept deeply inside, and then eventually delivered a piece of work that people responded to with huge enthusiasm."
- Trevor Nunn
(Related: Work, People, Enthusiasm, Doubt)

"If it wasn't for music, I doubt whether we'd be friends."
- John Oates
(Related: Music, Doubt, Friends)

"You know, my faith is one that admits some doubt."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Faith, Doubt)

"Yes, I will bring the understanding of a woman to the Court, but I doubt that alone will affect my decisions."
- Sandra Day O'Connor
(Related: Court, Decisions, Doubt, Understanding, Will, Woman)

"Will they attack us? Yes. Will they smear our backgrounds and distort our records? Undoubtedly. Will they lie about us, harass our families, namecall to try to intimidate us? They will. There's nothing safe about it. But is it worth it? Well, let me ask you. Is freedom worth it? Is America worth it?"
- Christine O'Donnell
(Related: Lie, America, Freedom, Nothing, Will, Worth)

"It takes a big idea to attract the attention of consumers and get them to buy your product. Unless your advertising contains a big idea, it will pass like a ship in the night. I doubt if more than one campaign in a hundred contains a big idea."
- David Ogilvy
(Related: Idea, Advertising, Attention, Doubt, Night, Will)

"I'm not going to doubt my life."
- Yoko Ono
(Related: Life, Doubt)

"Then, in the next place, we must know that every being which is endowed with reason, and transgresses its statutes and limitations, is undoubtedly involved in sin by swerving from rectitude and justice."
- Origen
(Related: Being, Justice, Limitations, Reason, Rectitude, Sin)

"To walk through the ruined cities of Germany is to feel an actual doubt about the continuity of civilization."
- George Orwell
(Related: Civilization, Cities, Doubt, Germany)

"I doubt whether classical education ever has been or can be successfully carried out without corporal punishment."
- George Orwell
(Related: Education, Doubt, Punishment)

"If, amid the multitude of contending counsel, you have hesitated and doubted; if, when a great measure suggested itself, you have shrunk from the vast responsibility, afraid to go forward lest you should go wrong, what wonder?"
- Robert Dale Owen
(Related: Measure, Responsibility, Wonder, Wrong)

"We know that, when it comes to technology and the economy, if you're not constantly moving forward, then - without a doubt - you're moving backwards."
- Bill Owens
(Related: Technology, Doubt, Economy)

"Almost the moment he died, they put him in Playboy as one of the greatest drummers, which he was - there's no doubt about it. There's never been anybody since. He's one of the greatest drummers that ever lived."
- Jimmy Page
(Related: Doubt)

"And we've become very doubtful of our information sources, because they're all controlled by these huge multilateral corporations."
- Brian De Palma
(Related: Corporations, Information)

"It may be doubtful, at first, whether a person is an enemy or friend. Meat, if not properly digested, becomes poison; But poison, if used rightly, may turn medicinal."
- Saskya Pandita
(Related: Friend, Enemy, First, May, Poison)

"Life is like music, it must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule. Nevertheless one had better know the rules, for they sometimes guide in doubtful cases, though not often."
- Philipus Aureolus Paracelsus
(Related: Life, Music, Feeling, Instinct, Rules)

"If observed facts of undoubted accuracy will not fit any of the alternatives it leaves open, the system itself is in need of reconstruction."
- Talcott Parsons
(Related: Accuracy, Facts, Open, Will)

"Undoubtedly, at the moment, the major cause of CO2 emission is what happens in developed countries."
- Chris Patten
(Related: Cause, Countries)

"I never doubted that equal rights was the right direction. Most reforms, most problems are complicated. But to me there is nothing complicated about ordinary equality."
- Alice Paul
(Related: Equality, Direction, Rights, Nothing, Problems)

"The idea of bringing young people up to Literature is doubtless calculated to raise the eyebrows almost as much as the suggestion of bringing them up to the Stage."
- James Payn
(Related: People, Idea, Literature)

"Doubt is an uneasy and dissatisfied state from which we struggle to free ourselves and pass into the state of belief; while the latter is a calm and satisfactory state which we do not wish to avoid, or to change to a belief in anything else."
- Charles Sanders Peirce
(Related: Change, Belief, Doubt, State, Struggle)

"Normal military trade is undoubtedly part of the normal State-to-State relations."
- Li Peng
(Related: Military, State, Trade)

"There is no doubt that, with the exception of a very small number of people close to a vicious regime, the people of Iraq have been liberated and they understand that they've been liberated."
- Richard Perle
(Related: People, Doubt, Iraq)

"When in doubt or danger, run in circles, scream and shout."
- Laurence J. Peter
(Related: Danger, Doubt)

"Without a doubt, professional boxers are the most exploited athletes in our Nation."
- Charles W. Pickering
(Related: Athletes, Doubt, Nation)

"Never doubt that you can change history. You already have."
- Marge Piercy
(Related: Change, History, Doubt)

"What I would say to the young men and women who are beset by hopelessness and doubt is that they should go and see what is being done on the ground to fight poverty, not like going to the zoo but to take action, to open their hearts and their consciences."
- Abbe Pierre
(Related: Men, Women, Action, Being, Doubt, Fight, Open, Poverty)

"Doubt, the essential preliminary of all improvement and discovery, must accompany the stages of man's onward progress. The faculty of doubting and questioning, without which those of comparison and judgment would be useless, is itself a divine prerogative of the reason."
- Albert Pike
(Related: Progress, Discovery, Doubt, Improvement, Judgment, Man, Questioning, Reason)

"And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt."
- Sylvia Plath
(Related: Imagination, Life, Creativity, Enemy, Self)

"Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before."
- Edgar Allan Poe
(Related: Dreams, Darkness, Deep)

"To doubt everything, or, to believe everything, are two equally convenient solutions; both dispense with the necessity of reflection."
- Henri Poincare
(Related: Doubt, Necessity, Reflection)

"It is odd how learned persons fail to see that new terms and definitions are apt to mean new doubts and litigation."
- Frederick Pollock
"Who shall decide when doctors disagree, And soundest casuists doubt, like you and me?"
- Alexander Pope
(Related: Doctors, Doubt)

"How prone to doubt, how cautious are the wise!"
- Alexander Pope
(Related: Doubt)

"I have no doubt that we will be successful in harnessing the sun's energy. If sunbeams were weapons of war, we would have had solar energy centuries ago."
- George Porter
(Related: War, Successful, Doubt, Energy, Sun, Weapons, Will)

"The big hurdle is going out and raising the revenue. There's no doubt about that; it's an uphill battle."
- Terry Porter
(Related: Battle, Doubt)

"To doubt everything or to believe everything are two equally convenient solutions; both dispense with the necessity of reflection."
- Jerry Pournelle
(Related: Doubt, Necessity, Reflection)

"Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt, to offer a solution everybody can understand."
- Colin Powell
(Related: Argument, Debate, Doubt, Leaders, Solution)

"The purposes of the United States should not be doubted. The Security Council resolutions will be enforced - the just demands of peace and security will be met - or action will be unavoidable. And a regime that has lost its legitimacy will also lose its power."
- Colin Powell
(Related: Peace, Power, Action, Security, states, United, Will)

"You go down some street - no doubt it's there, and we have to do something about it, and our programmes are designed to do that - but if that's a picture of Newcastle, it's not the one I recognise and I bet none in the North East do either."
- John Prescott
(Related: Doubt)

"For most entertainers, there is a single experience, one defining moment, when confidence replaces the self-doubt that most of us wrestle with."
- Charley Pride
(Related: Experience, Confidence, Self)

"As a Democrat in this Senate, I felt aggrieved by some things the other side has done. I have no doubt they feel aggrieved about some of the things we have done."
- Mark Pryor
(Related: Doubt, Senate)

"Being in love was like China: you knew it was there, and no doubt it was very interesting, and some people went there, but I never would. I'd spend all my life without ever going to China, but it wouldn't matter, because there was all the rest of the world to visit."
- Philip Pullman
(Related: Life, Love, People, Being, Doubt, Rest, Visit, World)

"The road to perseverance lies by doubt."
- Francis Quarles
(Related: Perseverance, Doubt, Lies, Road)

"There is no doubt that America is a superpower of the world and we cannot ignore them."
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
(Related: America, Doubt, World)

"I have not the slightest doubt that this form of individuation represents a higher stage in the evolution of mankind."
- Herbert Read
(Related: Doubt, Evolution, Mankind)

"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."
- B. Carroll Reece
(Related: America, Doubt, Followers, Marxism, Socialism)

"But I'm also talented and I know when I created something great and Perfect Night is something great, no doubt, no but."
- Lou Reed
(Related: Doubt, Night)

"A philosopher is, no doubt, entitled to examine even those distinctions that are to be found in the structure of all languages... in that case, such a distinction may be imputed to a vulgar error, which ought to be corrected in philosophy."
- Thomas Reid
(Related: Doubt, Error, May, Philosophy)

"Gold and silver are no doubt subject to fluctuations, from the discovery of new and more abundant mines; but such discoveries are rare, and their effects, though powerful, are limited to periods of comparatively short duration."
- David Ricardo
(Related: Discovery, Doubt, Gold)

"I'm definitely more influenced by European writers than I am by American writers, there's no doubt about that."
- Anne Rice
(Related: American, Doubt, Writers)

"There's no doubt that it's still a dangerous place, Afghanistan. The fortunate thing is that the United States was helping to provide security for Chairman Karzai. And it shows that the United States is committed to that regime."
- Condoleezza Rice
(Related: Afghanistan, Doubt, Security, states, United)

"For the human mind is seldom at stay: If you do not grow better, you will most undoubtedly grow worse."
- Samuel Richardson
(Related: Mind, Will)

"It is, no doubt, an immense advantage to have done nothing, but one should not abuse it."
- Antoine Rivarol
(Related: Abuse, Doubt, Nothing)

"Cocteau is someone who has made such a profound impression on me that there's no doubt he's influenced every one of my films."
- Jacques Rivette
(Related: Impression, Doubt)

"It's a technical, fairly difficult job that has no particular political connotations, so I doubt there are any big campaign contributors dying to be on the Fed. And remember, it doesn't pay very well, certainly by Republican standards."
- Alice Rivlin
(Related: Doubt, Dying, Job, Republican)

"There is no doubt that someone who tries to throw a curve or pitch at any early age before he's developed, before his hand is big enough to grip the ball correctly, will damage his arm."
- Robin Roberts
(Related: Age, Doubt, Will)

"Are we a Christian nation now? It's doubtful. But did we start out as one? Without question."
- Pat Robertson
(Related: Christian, Nation, Now, Question)

"In love we often doubt what we most believe."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Love, Doubt)

"Jealousy is bred in doubts. When those doubts change into certainties, then the passion either ceases or turns absolute madness."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Change, Jealousy, Madness, Passion)

"When a man is in love, he doubts, very often, what he most firmly believes."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Love, Man)

"When we are in love we often doubt that which we most believe."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Love, Doubt)

"Jealousy lives upon doubts. It becomes madness or ceases entirely as soon as we pass from doubt to certainty."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Certainty, Doubt, Jealousy, Madness)

"I cannot doubt that women will line up, like the men elected, with the groups whose political thinking and convictions are in accord with their own political convictions."
- Edith Rogers
(Related: Men, Women, Doubt, Thinking, Will)

"When in doubt, one can rarely go wrong by going public."
- James E. Rogers
(Related: Doubt, Public, Wrong)

"If there is a doubt, I believe that I must put myself forward and undergo the people's judgment."
- Moo-hyum Roh
(Related: People, Doubt, Judgment)

"The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
(Related: Today, Tomorrow, Will)

"I love what I'm doing most of the time, but it's hard work. People only see your albums in the charts. They see us at award shows and after-show parties. They don't know about your doubts, the hard work that goes in."
- Gavin Rossdale
(Related: Love, Work, Time, People, Hard work)

"The ideal, without doubt, varies, but its enemies, alas, are always the same."
- Jean Rostand
(Related: Doubt, Enemies)

"When unhappy, one doubts everything; when happy, one doubts nothing."
- Joseph Roux
(Related: Nothing)

"Squabbling in public will eventually ruin football; there's no doubt it's hurting us already. Polls taken by Louis Harris - polls as valid as any political polls - indicate that very clearly."
- Pete Rozelle
(Related: Doubt, Football, Public, Ruin, Will)

"There will be a lot of competitive and strong companies coming here and even though Kosovo is a small country that undoubtedly has a lot to offer to global trade; one of our main interests is to expose it to the world market."
- Ibrahim Rugova
(Related: Country, Trade, Will, World)

"If in doubt, move decisions up to the President."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: Decisions, Doubt, President)

"If in doubt, don't. If still in doubt, do what's right."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: Doubt, Right)

"Doubt, it seems to me, is the central condition of a human being in the twentieth century."
- Salman Rushdie
(Related: Being, Doubt)

"The first test of a truly great man is his humility. By humility I don't mean doubt of his powers or hesitation in speaking his opinion, but merely an understanding of the relationship of what he can say and what he can do."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Doubt, First, Hesitation, Humility, Man, Opinion, Understanding)

"Nearly all the powerful people of this age are unbelievers, the best of them in doubt and misery, the most in plodding hesitation, doing as well as they can, what practical work lies at hand."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Age, Work, People, Doubt, Hesitation, Lies, Misery)

"The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Doubt, Trouble, World)

"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
(Related: People, Fanatics, Fools, World)

"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
(Related: People, Doubt, Measure, Opinions, Philosophy)

"When you think you're good, you will play at that level. If you doubt yourself, you will play like crap."
- Kurt Russell
(Related: Doubt, Play, Will)

"Look, the president is elected to lead and to face the country's biggest challenges. The country's biggest challenge domestically speaking, no doubt about it, is a debt crisis, and I'm really hoping that he is going to give us a budget that tackles this debt crisis."
- Paul Ryan
(Related: Challenge, Country, Crisis, Debt, Doubt, President)

"I was regarded as the school freak which further reinforced a lot of inhibitions and doubts I had about myself. I was a shy, frightened teenager for a long time."
- Winona Ryder
(Related: Time, School)

"I doubt God would want to touch America's tax code, since it is already located in the third rung of Hell."
- Larry J. Sabato
(Related: God, America, Doubt, Tax, Hell, Want)

"I doubt I'll ever do another book collaboration; I've been spoiled. Roger and I both happened to move to New Mexico at about the same time, when we each had a family of young kids to raise. Socializing seemed to lead naturally to working together."
- Fred Saberhagen
(Related: Family, Time, Collaboration, Doubt, Kids)

"In my view, there is an urgent need to communicate with the public and help to explain where there is consensus, and where are there doubts about the issues of sustainable development."
- Jeffrey Sachs
(Related: Development, Help, Public)

"Authority has every reason to fear the skeptic, for authority can rarely survive in the face of doubt."
- Vita Sackville-West
(Related: Fear, Authority, Doubt, Reason)

"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."
- Marquis de Sade
(Related: Nature, Competition, Desire, Doubt, Passion, Theft)

"Who knows who will be on board? A couple of spies, for sure. At least one grand duke; a few beautiful woman, no doubt very rich and very troubled. Anything can happen and usually does on the Orient Express."
- Morley Safer
(Related: Doubt, Will, Woman)

"Doubt is not below knowledge, but above it."
- Alain Rene Le Sage
(Related: Knowledge, Doubt)

"The opposition may have the right to doubt every thing, but for myself, I call on opposition to practice its role within limits of objectively, responsibility and country interests."
- Ali A. Saleh
(Related: Country, Doubt, Limits, May, Opposition, Practice, Responsibility, Right)

"All who consult on doubtful matters, should be void of hatred, friendship, anger, and pity."
- Sallust
(Related: Anger, Friendship, Hatred, Pity)

"All those who offer an opinion on any doubtful point should first clear their minds of every sentiment of dislike, friendship, anger or pity."
- Sallust
(Related: Anger, Friendship, First, Opinion, Pity, Sentiment)

"No doubt it was better to have become president than not."
- Kim Y. Sam
(Related: Doubt, President)

"I doubt if you can have a truly wild party without liquor."
- Carl Sandburg
(Related: Doubt, Liquor, Party)

"There is a kind of courtesy in skepticism. It would be an offense against polite conventions to press our doubts too far."
- George Santayana
(Related: Courtesy, Press, Skepticism)

"I never appreciated 'positive heroes' in literature. They are almost always cliches, copies of copies, until the model is exhausted. I prefer perplexity, doubt, uncertainty, not just because it provides a more 'productive' literary raw material, but because that is the way we humans really are."
- Jose Saramago
(Related: Cliches, Doubt, Heroes, Literary, Literature, Uncertainty)

"The citizen's job is to be rude - to pierce the comfort of professional intercourse by boorish expressions of doubt."
- John Ralston Saul
(Related: Comfort, Doubt, Job)

"No doubt the artist is the child of his time; but woe to him if he is also its disciple, or even its favorite."
- Friedrich Schiller
(Related: Time, Artist, Doubt, Favorite)

"There is no doubt that life is given us, not to be enjoyed, but to be overcome; to be got over."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Related: Life, Doubt)

"Whatever the details of union may be, there's no doubt we need more policy coordination in Europe."
- Gerhard Schroder
(Related: Policy, Doubt, Europe, May)

"There's no doubt in the world that directing makes you a better actor. Me, anyway. There's no doubt in the world that it makes me a more collaborative actor."
- Campbell Scott
(Related: Actor, Doubt, World)

"There is a vulgar incredulity, which in historical matters, as well as in those of religion, finds it easier to doubt than to examine."
- Walter Scott
(Related: Religion, Doubt, Incredulity)

"Kill the snake of doubt in your soul, crush the worms of fear in your heart and mountains will move out of your way."
- Kate Seredy
(Related: Soul, Heart, Fear, Doubt, Mountains, Will)

"Better to trust the man who is frequently in error than the one who is never in doubt."
- Eric Sevareid
(Related: Trust, Doubt, Error, Man)

"Modest doubt is called the beacon of the wise."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Doubt)

"Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt."
- William Shakespeare
"I have no doubt that given a real choice, the vast majority of Muslims and Arabs, like everyone else will choose a free society over a fear society."
- Natan Sharansky
(Related: Society, Fear, Choice, Doubt, Majority, Will)

"By focusing once and for all on helping the Palestinians build a free society, I have no doubt that an historic compromise between Israelis and Palestinians can be reached and that peace can prevail."
- Natan Sharansky
(Related: Peace, Society, Compromise, Doubt)

"I'm not too fond of the hard work and the constant battle with self-doubt that goes on when I write, but I figure that's part of the territory."
- Robert Sheckley
(Related: Work, Battle, Hard work, Self)

"A novel is often a longer process in handling self-doubt."
- Robert Sheckley
(Related: Self)

"If you've got talent, stick with it... because talent wins out, without a doubt."
- Bobby Sherman
(Related: Talent, Doubt)

"Yes, winning the gold medal was undoubtedly the biggest day of my career - mostly because I won the way I had prepared to run it. It was a totally satisfying experience."
- Frank Shorter
(Related: Experience, Winning, Career, Day, Gold)

"Liberty is the possibility of doubting, the possibility of making a mistake, the possibility of searching and experimenting, the possibility of saying No to any authority - literary, artistic, philosophic, religious, social and even political."
- Ignazio Silone
(Related: Mistake, Possibility, Authority, Liberty, Literary, Religious, Saying)

"The worst thing about that kind of prejudice... is that while you feel hurt and angry and all the rest of it, it feeds you self-doubt. You start thinking, perhaps I am not good enough."
- Nina Simone
(Related: Hurt, Prejudice, Rest, Self, Thinking)

"An involuntary return to the point of departure is, without doubt, the most disturbing of all journeys."
- Iain Sinclair
(Related: Departure, Doubt)

"Doubt is part of all religion. All the religious thinkers were doubters."
- Isaac Bashevis Singer
(Related: Religion, Doubt, Religious)

"An attempt is already underway to revise history - to leave the impression that the former president had nothing to do with Watergate. But there is no doubt about his obstruction of justice after the Watergate break-in."
- John J. Sirica
(Related: History, Impression, Doubt, Justice, Nothing, President)

"Socialism is undoubtedly in the throes of a crisis greater than at any time since 1917. The last half of 1989 saw the dramatic collapse of most of the communist party governments of Eastern Europe."
- Joe Slovo
(Related: Time, Crisis, Europe, Party, Socialism)

"If I have another child, I doubt I'll get married again. I don't think men particularly want to be with me."
- Anna Nicole Smith
(Related: Men, Doubt, Want)

"Who can doubt that between the English and the French, between the Scotch and the Irish, there are differences of character which have profoundly affected and still affect the course of history?"
- Goldwin Smith
(Related: History, Character, Doubt, English, Irish)

"Faith and doubt both are needed - not as antagonists, but working side by side to take us around the unknown curve."
- Lillian Smith
(Related: Faith, Doubt)

"In your hands or that of any other person, so much power would, no doubt, be dangerous. I am the only man in the world whom it would be safe to trust with it. Remember, I am a prophet!"
- Joseph Smith, Jr.
(Related: Power, Trust, Doubt, Man, World)

"If I had not actually got into this work and been called of God, I would back out. But I cannot back out: I have no doubt of the truth."
- Joseph Smith, Jr.
(Related: Work, God, Truth, Doubt)

"Never let up. The more you can win by, the more doubts you put in the other players' minds the next time out."
- Sam Snead
(Related: Time)

"Well, there's no doubt about the fact that, that higher energy prices lead to greater conservation, greater energy efficiency, and they also, of course, play a useful role on the supply side."
- John W. Snow
(Related: Conservation, Doubt, Efficiency, Energy, Fact, Play)

"I think he's informing himself, reaching out and getting ideas and information and advice. I haven't the slightest doubt that internally taking shape in that marvelous brain of his is a philosophy of foreign affairs. But it would be premature to say that one is fully formed."
- Theodore C. Sorensen
(Related: Ideas, Advice, Doubt, Information, Philosophy)

"I want to state upfront, unequivocally and without doubt: I do not believe that any racial, ethnic or gender group has an advantage in sound judging. I do believe that every person has an equal opportunity to be a good and wise judge, regardless of their background or life experiences."
- Sonia Sotomayor
(Related: Life, Opportunity, Gender, Sound, State, Want)

"The doubt of an earnest, thoughtful, patient and laborious mind is worthy of respect. In such doubt may be found indeed more faith than in half the creeds."
- John Lancaster Spalding
(Related: Faith, Doubt, May, Mind, Respect, Thoughtful)

"There is no doubt that our nation's security and defeating terrorism trump all other priorities."
- Arlen Specter
(Related: Doubt, Nation, Priorities, Security, Terrorism)

"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."
- Arlen Specter
(Related: Country, Doubt, Iraq)

"No doubt concentration camps were a means, a menace used to keep order."
- Albert Speer
(Related: Doubt, Order)

"To believe with certainty we must begin with doubting."
- Stanislaus I
(Related: Certainty)

"Suspicion and doubt lead to animosity and hatred."
- Ralph Steadman
(Related: Doubt, Hatred, Suspicion)

"Now I'm a wife and a mother of two. It's a really different role. I always referred to No Doubt as a marriage, because that's what it's like to be together for so long and go through what we've been through. I can't really have that relationship with them anymore."
- Gwen Stefani
(Related: Marriage, Mother, Wife, Doubt, Now)

"There is too much fathering going on just now and there is no doubt about it fathers are depressing."
- Gertrude Stein
(Related: Doubt, Fathers, Now)

"If atheism is to be used to express the state of mind in which God is identified with the unknowable, and theology is pronounced to be a collection of meaningless words about unintelligible chimeras, then I have no doubt, and I think few people doubt."
- Leslie Stephen
(Related: God, People, Atheism, Doubt, Mind, State, Theology, Words)

"Ever since I became a Muslim, I've had to deal with attempts to damage my reputation and countless insinuations seeking to cast doubt on my character and trying to connect me to causes which I do not subscribe to."
- Cat Stevens
(Related: Character, Muslim, Causes, Doubt, Reputation, Trying)

"New York is a field of tireless and antagonistic interests undoubtedly fascinating but horribly unreal. Everybody is looking at everybody else a foolish crowd walking on mirrors."
- Wallace Stevens
(Related: Walking)

"There is no doubt that Formula 1 has the best risk management of any sport and any industry in the world."
- Jackie Stewart
(Related: Management, Doubt, Formula, Risk, World)

"And so, I mean, he declared war right there and then in so many words and Alex says later in the book, nobody in the White House from that point on had any doubt that we were going to bomb the mainland of Asia."
- James Stockdale
(Related: War, Doubt, Right, Words)

"If God, as some now say, is dead, He no doubt died of trying to find an equitable solution to the Arab-Jewish problem."
- I. F. Stone
(Related: God, Doubt, Now, Solution, Trying)

"Nobody is surprised that women writers accurately represent male characters over and over again, no doubt because everybody knows that women understand men much better than vice-versa."
- Peter Straub
(Related: Men, Women, Doubt, Vice, Writers)

"The supernatural birth of Christ, his miracles, his resurrection and ascension, remain eternal truths, whatever doubts may be cast on their reality as historical facts."
- David Friedrich Strauss
(Related: Christ, Facts, May, Miracles, Reality, Supernatural)

"If I read not amiss, this powerful race will move down upon Mexico, down upon Central and South America, out upon the islands of the sea, over upon Africa and beyond. And can any one doubt that the results of this competition of races will be the "survival of the fittest?""
- Josiah Strong
(Related: America, Competition, Doubt, Islands, Race, Results, Sea, Will)

"Toyota was the first to put a commercial fuel cell powered car on the road, and I have no doubt that Toyota will continue to be in the front lines in the development of competitive fuel cell vehicles."
- Maurice Strong
(Related: Car, Development, Doubt, First, Road, Will)

"In this respect I expressed my doubts about using the Corps directly on the South coast, to form a bridgehead for the Army - as the area immediately behind the coast was now covered with obstacles. These doubts were accepted by Hitler."
- Kurt Student
(Related: Army, Now, Obstacles, Respect)

"When I started doing my work years ago, I had doubts as to whether the informed-consent question was answerable."
- Jock Sturges
(Related: Work, Question, Years)

"Undoubtedly there are, in connection with each of these things, cases of fraud, swindling, and other financial crimes; that is to say, the greed and selfishness of men are perpetual."
- William Graham Sumner
(Related: Men, Financial, Connection, Fraud, Greed, Selfishness)

"There are individuals who have never done anything for Jesus Christ, and I have no doubt there are preachers as well, who have never done anything for the God Almighty."
- Billy Sunday
(Related: God, Christ, Doubt)

"The legal right of a taxpayer to decrease the amount of what otherwise would be his taxes, or altogether avoid them, by means which the law permits, cannot be doubted."
- George Sutherland
(Related: Legal, Law, Right, Taxes)

"I doubted that there were Communists hiding behind every corporation desk and director's chair."
- Gloria Swanson
"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
(Related: Certainty, Doubt, Neurosis, Problems)

"It's very useful when politicians have doubts because there are so many choices to be made in the world."
- Antonio Tabucchi
(Related: Choices, Politicians, World)

"People with lots of doubts sometimes find life more oppressive and exhausting than others, but they're more energetic - they aren't robots."
- Antonio Tabucchi
(Related: Life, People)

"It's the job of intellectuals and writers to cast doubt on perfection."
- Antonio Tabucchi
(Related: Doubt, Intellectuals, Job, Perfection, Writers)

"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."
- Antonio Tabucchi
(Related: Doctrine, Doubt, Example, Religious)

"I don't have any doubts either about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Perhaps some more should be added to the list, but I don't have the slightest doubt about human rights."
- Antonio Tabucchi
(Related: Doubt, Rights, Human rights)

"Doubts are like stains on a shirt. I like shirts with stains, because when I'm given a shirt that's too clean, one that's completely white, I immediately start having doubts."
- Antonio Tabucchi
"No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor."
- Tacitus
(Related: Ability)

"In such an environment, I was able to study things that could be of immediate usefulness to the world. That learning experience undoubtedly served me well when I eventually entered the work force."
- Koichi Tanaka
(Related: Experience, Work, Environment, Force, Learning, Study, Usefulness, World)

"We have for the past year and undoubtedly will be for the next year, dealing with an electorate that is more alienated and more cynical than at any point in modern time."
- Robert Teeter
(Related: Time, Past, Will)

"Lara's done very well recently and I never had any doubts about the abilities of Lara or Waugh."
- Sachin Tendulkar
"There lives more faith in honest doubt, believe me, than in half the creeds."
- Alfred Lord Tennyson
(Related: Faith, Doubt)

"While the mind is in doubt it is driven this way and that by a slight impulse."
- Terence
(Related: Doubt, Mind)

"It is best to love wisely, no doubt; but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all."
- William Makepeace Thackeray
(Related: Love, Doubt)

"These poems, with all their crudities, doubts, and confusions, are written for the love of Man and in praise of God, and I'd be a damn' fool if they weren't."
- Dylan Thomas
(Related: Love, God, Fool, Man, Poems, Praise)

"I realize now that I was a feminist and the minute I heard the word I certainly knew it meant me, but at that time I don't think we had the label yet. But there's no doubt about it that I was born a feminist."
- Marlo Thomas
(Related: Time, Doubt, Now, Word)

"When in doubt, use brute force."
- Ken Thompson
(Related: Doubt, Force)

"I have seen how the foundations of the world are laid, and I have not the least doubt that it will stand a good while."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Doubt, Will, World)

"Faith keeps many doubts in her pay. If I could not doubt, I should not believe."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Faith, Doubt)

"My view is that when in doubt, society should err on the side of life."
- Mac Thornberry
(Related: Life, Society, Doubt)

"There is no doubt in my mind who is number one - I have always been number one."
- George Thorogood
(Related: Doubt, Mind)

"Segregation in the South is honest, open and aboveboard. Of the two systems, or styles of segregation, the Northern and the Southern, there is no doubt whatever in my mind which is the better."
- Strom Thurmond
(Related: Doubt, Mind, Open)

"Men are wonderful. I adore them. They always give you the benefit of the doubt."
- Gene Tierney
(Related: Men, Doubt)

"Doubt is not the opposite of faith; it is one element of faith."
- Paul Tillich
(Related: Faith, Doubt)

"The courage to be is rooted in the God who appears when God has disappeared in the anxiety of doubt."
- Paul Tillich
(Related: God, Courage, Anxiety, Doubt)

"Anyone nit-picking enough to write a letter of correction to an editor doubtless deserves the error that provoked it."
- Alvin Toffler
(Related: Correction, Error)

"I doubt whether any girl would be satisfied with her lover's mind if she knew the whole of it."
- Anthony Trollope
(Related: Doubt, Mind)

"All TV can do is capture the spirit of a book because the medium is so utterly different. But I'm very grateful for the readers that Masterpiece Theatre has undoubtedly brought me."
- Joanna Trollope
(Related: Spirit, Theatre)

"Defence was an afterthought, prompted by necessity; and its introduction as a State function, though effected doubtless with a view to the strengthening of the State, was really and in principle the initiation of the State's destruction."
- Benjamin Tucker
(Related: Destruction, Necessity, State)

"In days of doubt, in days of dreary musings on my country's fate, you alone are my comfort and support, oh great, powerful, righteous, and free Russian language!"
- Ivan Turgenev
(Related: Comfort, Country, Doubt, Fate, Support)

"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Thought, Doubt, Fool)

"When in doubt tell the truth."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Truth, Doubt)

"It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt."
- Mark Twain
(Related: People, Doubt, Fool, Open)

"Without a doubt, the best way to get to know me is through my music."
- Shania Twain
(Related: Music, Doubt)

"Prohibit the taking of omens, and do away with superstitious doubts. Then, until death itself comes, no calamity need be feared."
- Sun Tzu
(Related: Death, Calamity)

"The skeptic does not mean him who doubts, but him who investigates or researches, as opposed to him who asserts and thinks that he has found."
- Miguel de Unamuno
"True science teaches, above all, to doubt and to be ignorant."
- Miguel de Unamuno
(Related: Science, Doubt)

"Faith which does not doubt is dead faith."
- Miguel de Unamuno
(Related: Faith, Doubt)

"Life is doubt, and faith without doubt is nothing but death."
- Miguel de Unamuno
(Related: Death, Faith, Life, Doubt, Nothing)

"I have no doubt I was someone very interesting in a past life."
- Patricia Velasquez
(Related: Life, Doubt, Past)

"It is true that men themselves made this world of nations... but this world without doubt has issued from a mind often diverse, at times quite contrary, and always superior to the particular ends that men had proposed to themselves."
- Giambattista Vico
(Related: Men, Doubt, Mind, Nations, World)

"I think people really marry far too much; it is such a lottery after all, and for a poor woman a very doubtful happiness."
- Queen Victoria
(Related: Happiness, People, Poor, Woman)

"The acts of the human race on the world's stage have doubtless a coherent unity, but the meaning of the vast tragedy enacted will be visible only to the eye of God, until the end, which will reveal it perhaps to the last man."
- Alfred de Vigny
(Related: God, End, Eye, Man, Meaning, Race, Tragedy, Unity, Will, World)

"From this, without doubt, sprang the fable. Man created it thus, because it was not given him to see more than himself and nature, which surrounds him; but he created it true with a truth all its own."
- Alfred de Vigny
(Related: Nature, Truth, Doubt, Man)

"Beyond a doubt truth bears the same relation to falsehood as light to darkness."
- Leonardo da Vinci
(Related: Truth, Darkness, Doubt, Falsehood, Light)

"What matters to us, the judgment of men? What have we to doubt, since we are pure before life?"
- Renee Vivien
(Related: Life, Men, Doubt, Judgment)

"Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd."
- Voltaire
(Related: Certainty, Doubt)

"I would say that without any doubt he's the killer - the law says beyond a reasonable doubt and to a moral certainty which I - there's no question that he was the killer of President Kennedy."
- Henry Wade
(Related: Certainty, Doubt, Law, President, Question)

"But I listen to live recordings of things that I did back in the '70s and then how I've done things since. And there's no doubt about it: if I compare the two, it's like chalk and cheese."
- Rick Wakeman
(Related: Doubt)

"If we define an American fascist as one who in case of conflict puts money and power ahead of human beings, then there are undoubtedly several million fascists in the United States."
- Henry A. Wallace
(Related: Money, Power, American, Conflict, states, United)

"When you're a father, you know exactly where your heart really is. There's no question of it, no doubt. That part of your life has no second guessing."
- Fred Ward
(Related: Life, Father, Heart, Doubt, Question)

"In these days, it is doubtful that any child may reasonably be expected to succeed in life if he is denied the opportunity of an education."
- Earl Warren
(Related: Education, Life, Opportunity, May, Succeed)

"By the Declaration of Independence, dreaded by the foes an for a time doubtfully viewed by many of the friends of America, everything stood on a new and more respectable footing, both with regard to the operations of war or negotiations with foreign powers."
- Mercy Otis Warren
(Related: Time, War, America, Friends, Independence)

"There was a time in the marriage when I could no longer look at myself in a mirror, couldn't feel I was a nice person. A bad relationship can do that, can make you doubt everything good you ever felt about yourself."
- Dionne Warwick
(Related: Marriage, Time, Doubt)

"I used all that doubt as fuel for my own music, fuel for my drive to succeed."
- Jody Watley
(Related: Music, Doubt, Succeed)

"I've got to start listening to those quiet, nagging doubts."
- Bill Watterson
(Related: Listening, Nagging, Quiet)

"A man desires praise that he may be reassured, that he may be quit of his doubting of himself; he is indifferent to applause when he is confident of success."
- Alec Waugh
(Related: Success, Applause, Man, May, Praise)

"I'm no Ripley. I had doubts that I could play her as strongly as she had to be played, but I must say that it was fun exploring that side of myself. Women don't get to do that very often."
- Sigourney Weaver
(Related: Women, Fun, Play)

"There are always some doubts when you do a new album though. You wonder whether you succeeded or not, especially when you waited as long as I did for this one - seven years. You're never really sure if it will be a nice record or not."
- Eberhard Weber
(Related: Will, Wonder, Years)

"The danger is not lest the soul should doubt whether there is any bread, but lest, by a lie, it should persuade itself that it is not hungry."
- Simone Weil
(Related: Lie, Soul, Danger, Doubt)

"There's no doubt about it, earmarks are not very popular. There are good earmarks and bad earmarks. The good earmarks are the ones I get for my district."
- Anthony Weiner
(Related: Doubt, Popular)

"There's no doubt about it that Mubarak has been indeed a partner with Israel, but there's also no doubt about something else. Conditions in Egypt were getting worse and worse, and it was almost just a matter of time before the popular uprising started."
- Anthony Weiner
(Related: Time, Doubt, Israel, Popular)

"There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that Saddam Hussein had and used significant weapons of mass destruction on his own people, both the Kurds and the Iranians."
- Curt Weldon
(Related: People, Destruction, Doubt, Mind, Weapons)

"I am, of course, delighted but there was never any doubt about Sol staying."
- Arsene Wenger
(Related: Doubt)

"One has to accept pain as a condition of existence. One has to court doubt and darkness as the cost of knowing. One needs a will stubborn in conflict, but apt always to the total acceptance of every consequence of living and dying."
- Morris West
(Related: Acceptance, Conflict, Court, Darkness, Doubt, Dying, Existence, Living, Needs, Pain, Will)

"In the past, it was easier to believe in my own effectiveness. If I worked hard, with good colleagues and good ideas, we could make a difference. But now, I sincerely doubt that."
- Margaret J. Wheatley
(Related: Ideas, Difference, Doubt, Now, Past)

"I wonder much that a court of Law should be in doubt whether a Resolution of Congress can superceed the Law of a Sovereign State."
- William Whipple
(Related: Congress, Court, Doubt, Law, Resolution, State, Wonder)

"I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends."
- Walt Whitman
(Related: Doubt, Enemies, Friends)

"You are undoubtedly acquainted with my Reputation, and as for my Penmanship it must speak for itself; this is to desire your Approbation to keep a public school."
- Eli Whitney
(Related: Desire, Public, Reputation, School)

"They've tried to manufacture other Marilyn Monroes and they will undoubtedly keep trying. But it won't work. She was an original."
- Billy Wilder
(Related: Work, Trying, Will)

"At the end of the day, there is no doubt that the unique spirit embodied by this country has worked, not just to make the world safer, but to make it better."
- Armstrong Williams
(Related: Country, Day, Doubt, End, Spirit, World)

"The moment-of-conception fallacy implies that fertilization is a simple process with never a doubt as to whether it has or has not happened."
- George C. Williams
(Related: Doubt)

"When in doubt, go for the dick joke."
- Robin Williams
(Related: Doubt)

"There is no doubt that environmentally related diseases will continue to pose problems in the future."
- Samuel Wilson
(Related: Doubt, Future, Problems, Will)

"Whether the family goes on a spiritual basis or not, the alcoholic member has to if he would recover. The others must be convinced of his new status beyond the shadow of a doubt. Seeing is believing to most families who have lived with a drinker."
- William Griffith Wilson
(Related: Family, Doubt, Shadow, Spiritual)

"A conservative is someone who makes no changes and consults his grandmother when in doubt."
- Woodrow Wilson
(Related: Conservative, Doubt)

"Seize the moment of excited curiosity on any subject to solve your doubts; for if you let it pass, the desire may never return, and you may remain in ignorance."
- William Wirt
(Related: Curiosity, Desire, Ignorance, May)

"The labour of the farmers, no doubt is of greater value than the financial capacity of the government and non-government institutions which can only play a supportive role."
- Girma Woldegiorgis
(Related: Government, Financial, Doubt, Play, Value)

"Ambiguity is necessary in some of my stories, not in all. In those, it certainly contributes to the richness of the story. I doubt that thematic closure is never attainable."
- Gene Wolfe
(Related: Ambiguity, Doubt, Richness)

"There are a few very small incompatible changes - I really doubt most people will ever run into them."
- Stephen Wolfram
(Related: People, Doubt, Will)

"The cloud of doubt that surrounds political figures tends to remain and never dissipate or be clarified."
- Bob Woodward
(Related: Doubt)

"I thought I saw him for what he was-or what I thought he was. And he was talented, no doubt about that. But, he thought his talent was based on misery and that if he became happy it would just go. He believed that."
- Fay Wray
(Related: Talent, Thought, Doubt, Misery)

"If anybody doubts my loyalty to my country, I'll punch him in the nose, and I don't care how old he is."
- William Wyler
(Related: Care, Country, Loyalty, Old)

"I lost a lot of territory I really enjoyed having, but there was no doubt I had to do it to help Democrats."
- Albert Wynn
(Related: Democrats, Doubt, Help)

"There is absolutely no doubt about it, and I may not be the one that does it, but the cloned child is coming. There is absolutely no way that it will not happen."
- Panayiotis Zavos
(Related: Doubt, May, Will)

"When in doubt, take more time."
- John Zimmerman
(Related: Time, Doubt)

"When in doubt, exchange."
- John Zimmerman
(Related: Doubt)

"For an event that was wholly created in the poisonous psychological warfare kitchens of the Second World War, run by the ministries of propaganda in many countries, not just by the British or the Americans, but also the Russians and undoubtedly the world Jewish organizations."
- Ernst Zundel
(Related: War, Americans, Countries, Propaganda, World, World war)