Doubt quotes

  • Good morning, Eeyore," said Pooh. "Good morning, Pooh Bear," said Eeyore gloomily. "If it is a good morning, which I doubt," said he. "Why, what's the matter?" "Nothing, Pooh Bear, nothing. We can't all, and some of us don't. That's all there is to it." "Can't all what?" said Pooh, rubbing his nose. "Gaiety. Song-and-dance. Here we go round the mulberry bush.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Song #Morning #Doubt

  • History is the great propagator of doubt.
    -- A. J. P. Taylor

    #History #Doubt

  • Science is the outcome of being prepared to live without certainty and therefore a mark of maturity. It embraces doubt and loose ends.
    -- A.C. Grayling

    #Science #Maturity #Doubt

  • Servile doubt argues an impotence of mind, that says we fear because we dare not meet misfortunes.
    -- Aaron Hill

    #Doubt #Mind #Arguing

  • It's okay to doubt yourself, it's okay to feel down; just never give up.
    -- Aaron Patzer

    #Giving Up #Business #Doubt

  • Our intention to regard the closing of the Straits as a casus belli was communicated...to the foreign ministers of those states which had supported international navigation in the Straits in 1957 and thereafter. There can be no doubt that these warnings reached Cairo. One thing was now clear. If Nasser imposed a blockade, the explosion would ensue not from 'miscalculation', but from an open-eyed and conscious readiness for war.
    -- Abba Eban

    #War #Doubt #Cairo

  • As the music played over the speakers and the waterfall in the pool filled the silence around us, I knew that without a doubt I had just been ruined.
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Silence #Doubt #Waterfalls

  • My worthiness is all my doubt His Merit- all my fear- Contrasting which my quality Does however appear
    -- Abdul Kalam

    #Doubt #Quality #Doe

  • The lack of faith is not doubt. It is certainty.
    -- Abigail Van Buren

    #Doubt #Certainty #Lack Of Faith

  • Let us not doubt that God has a father's pity towards us, and that in the removal of that which is dearest to us He is still loving and kind. Death separates, but it also unites. It reunites whom it separates.
    -- Abraham Coles

    #Death #Father #Doubt

  • Life for delays and doubts no time does give, None ever yet made haste enough to live.
    -- Abraham Cowley

    #Life #Giving #Doubt

  • I have had so many evidences of [God's] direction, so many instances when I have been controlled by some other power than my own will, that I cannot doubt that this power comes from above.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Doubt #Evidence Of God #Evidence

  • There is no doubt that the Americans losses are very heavy because they are deployed across a wide area and among the people and because it is easy to procure weapons. All of which makes them easy and mouth watering targets for the believers.
    -- Abu Musab al-Zarqawi

    #Loss #People #Doubt

  • When teachers doubt your potential, show them how wrong they truly are.
    -- Ace Antonio Hall

    #Teacher #Doubt #Shows

  • The probability that we face global warming caused by fossil fuels is now so overwhelming that it is legitimate to doubt the motives of those who deny it
    -- Adair Turner, Baron Turner of Ecchinswell

    #Doubt #Fuel #Fossils

  • When we are in our studios, in our private space... we need to block out the outside world; we need to disbelieve anything that would doubt us, because - everyone will doubt us if we allow them that space.
    -- Adam Leipzig

    #Block #Space #Doubt

  • I don't want to speak for my movies; you could say my movies are just completely silly and dumb, but in the case of 'Idiocracy' and 'Borat,' without a doubt there is a really subversive and sophisticated assault on American culture.
    -- Adam McKay

    #Silly #Dumb #Doubt

  • 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.
    -- Ade Edmondson

    #Effectiveness #People #Doubt

  • 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

    #Doubt #Glimpse #Causes

  • Pray and doubt; you’ll do without. Pray and believe; you will receive.
    -- Adrian Rogers

    #Believe #Doubt #Praying

  • Canada is today the most successful pluralist society on the face of our globe, without any doubt in my mind.... That is something unique to Canada. It is an amazing global human asset.
    -- Aga Khan IV

    #Successful #Unique #Doubt

  • You have a tendency, Hastings, to prefer the least likely. That, no doubt, is from reading too many detective stories.
    -- Agatha Christie

    #Reading #Doubt #Stories

  • Believers in political faith-healing enjoy a supreme immunity from doubt.
    -- Agnes Repplier

    #Healing #Political #Doubt

  • But I can't confront the doubts I have. I can't admit that maybe the past was bad, and so, for the sake of momentum I'm condemning the future to death so it can match the past.
    -- Aimee Mann

    #Past #Doubt #Momentum

  • Belief in oneself is incredibly infectious. It generates momentum, the collective force of which far outweighs any kernel of self-doubt that may creep in.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Self #Doubt #May

  • You are your own teacher. Looking for teachers can’t solve your own doubts. Investigate yourself to find the truth - inside, not outside. Knowing yourself is most important.
    -- Ajahn Chah

    #Teacher #Knowing #Doubt

  • There is no doubt that America is a superpower of the world and we cannot ignore them.
    -- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

    #America #Doubt #World

  • Sometimes if I tell people, 'I'm afraid that I'm really a fraud,' or 'I have a lot of self-doubt,' they go, 'Oh, no, you're kidding.' I go, 'No, I'm really honest.'
    -- Al Franken

    #Self #People #Doubt

  • I doubt nuclear power will play a much larger role than it does now.
    -- Al Gore

    #Play #Doubt #Energy

  • There has been a lot of self-doubt and unwelcome events in my life.
    -- Al Pacino

    #Self #Doubt #Events

  • A little doubt is better than total credulity
    -- Al-Maʿarri

    #Doubt #Littles #Credulity

  • Doubt is not below knowledge, but above it.
    -- Alain-Rene Lesage

    #Knowledge #Doubt

  • Laugh at yourself, but don't ever aim your doubt at yourself.
    -- Alan Alda

    #Laughter #Laughing #Doubt

  • Nothing important was ever accomplished without chutzpah. Columbus had chutzpah. The signers of the Declaration of Independence had chutzpah. Don't ever aim doubt at yourself. Laugh at yourself, but don't doubt yourself.
    -- Alan Alda

    #Laughing #Independence #Doubt

  • It's murder to doubt yourself in life. It took until I was 45 to get to that point. As hard as it is in your work, it's harder in your life. But it can be done.
    -- Alan Arkin

    #Doubt #Done #Murder

  • At the drabber moments of my life (swilling some excrement from the steps, for instance, or rooting with a bent coat-hanger down a blocked sink) thoughts occur like 'I bet Tom Stoppard doesn't have to do this' or There is no doubt David Hare would have deputed this to an underling'.
    -- Alan Bennett

    #Doubt #Steps #Coats

  • I've got my doubts, there's no doubt about it
    -- Alan Brazil

    #Doubt

  • Look, I don't know whether God exists. I don't know that. And I tell you one thing, I am not frightened of my beliefs. If there is a God who is threatening me with damnation because I don't believe in Him, so be it. I've lived my life in conscience, and I will suffer damnation willingly in conscience against a tyrannical God who would damn me because, on the basis of the intelligence He gave me, I have come to a conclusion doubting His existence, and I will continue to be a skeptic all of my life.
    -- Alan Dershowitz

    #Believe #If There Is A God #Doubt

  • Scientists search for truth. Philosophers search for morality. A criminal trial searches for only one result: proof beyond a reasonable doubt.
    -- Alan Dershowitz

    #Doubt #Criminals #Trials

  • There is no doubt that to walk with Jesus means to walk on the wilder side of life.
    -- Alan Hirsch

    #Jesus #Mean #Doubt

  • It’s the people who don’t worry—those who never have any doubts that what they’re doing is good and right—they’re the ones that cause the problems.
    -- Alastair Reynolds

    #People #Worry #Doubt

  • Beauty, no doubt, does not make revolutions. But a day will come when revolutions will have need of beauty.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Doubt #Doe #Needs

  • The absurd is a shadow cast over everything we do and even if we try to live life as if it has meaning as if there are reasons for doing things the absurd will linger in the back of our minds as a nagging doubt that perhaps there is no point.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Life #Doubt #Mind

  • Absurdism, like methodical doubt, has wiped the slate clean. It leaves us in a blind alley. But, like methodical doubt, it can, by returning upon itself, open up a new field of investigation, and in the process of reasoning then pursues the same course. I proclaim that I believe in nothing and that everything is absurd, but I cannot doubt the validity of my proclamation and I must at least believe in my protest.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Believe #Doubt #Fields

  • 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

    #Men #Doubt #Growing

  • Given the millions of billions of Earth-like planets, life elsewhere in the Universe without a doubt, does exist. In the vastness of the Universe we are not alone.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Doubt #Doe #Earth

  • 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

    #Men #Discovery #Doubt

  • No doubt concentration camps were a means, a menace used to keep order.
    -- Albert Speer

    #Mean #Order #Doubt

  • 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

    #Doubt #Territory #Helping

  • I had as many doubts as anyone else. Standing on the starting line, we're all cowards.
    -- Alberto Salazar

    #Running #Doubt #Coward

  • There can be no doubt that a society rooted in the soil is more stable than one rooted in pavements.
    -- Aldo Leopold

    #Doubt #Pavement #Soil

  • Only the most uncritical minds are free from doubt.
    -- Aldo Leopold

    #Doubt #Mind

  • I am ignorant and impotent and yet, somehow or other, here I am, unhappy, no doubt, profoundly dissatisfied ... In spite of everything I survive.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Survival #Doubt #Ignorant

  • 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

    #Men #Doubt #Desire

  • One must find out for oneself, and make sure beyond doubt, 'who' one is, 'what' one is, 'why' one is... Being thus conscious of the proper course to pursue, the next thing is to understand the conditions necessary to following it out. After that, one must eliminate from oneself every element alien or hostile to success, and develop those parts of oneself which are specially needed to control the aforesaid conditions.
    -- Aleister Crowley

    #Doubt #Elements #Next

  • However, I don't doubt that a wave of immigration will come to Poland.
    -- Aleksander Kwasniewski

    #Doubt #Immigration #Wave

  • 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

    #Years #Vision #Doubt

  • Sometimes you're not sure about a player. Sometimes you doubt. Sometimes you have to guess. Sometimes you just know.
    -- Alex Ferguson

    #Player #Doubt #Sometimes

  • I mean its an obsession, you follow the obsession but at the same time you have so many doubts, you know. Why am I wasting so much money going back to this place, taking more pictures? What’s the point of it? No one cares about it. I think I care about it but maybe I am deceiving myself.
    -- Alex Webb

    #Mean #Thinking #Doubt

  • The doubtful beam long nods from side to side.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Long #Doubt #Sides

  • Be silent always when you doubt your sense.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Silence #Doubt #Silent

  • To teach vain Wits that Science little known, T' admire Superior Sense, and doubt their own!
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Science #Doubt #Littles

  • Who shall decide when doctors disagree, And soundest casuists doubt, like you and me?
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Doctors #Doubt #Like You

  • Why do you pray if you doubt you are heard?
    -- Alexandra David-Neel

    #Prayer #Doubt #Praying

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

    #Men #Doubt #Enemy

  • You are very amiable, no doubt, but you would be charming if you would only depart.
    -- Alexandre Dumas

    #Doubt #Would Be #Charming

  • Without any doubt, I am striving for power.
    -- Alexei Navalny

    #Doubt #Strive

  • Don't ask the world to stop moving because you have doubts.
    -- Alfred Bester

    #Moving #Doubt #World

  • There's got to be more to life than just living," Foyle said to the robot. Then find it for yourself, sir. Don't ask the world to stop moving because you have doubts." Why can't we all move forward together?" Because you're all different. You're not lemmings. Some must lead, and hope that the rest will follow." Who leads?" The men who must...driven men, compelled men." Freak men." You're all freaks, sir. But you always have been freaks. Life is a freak. That's its hope and glory.
    -- Alfred Bester

    #Moving #Men #Doubt

  • 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

    #Nature #Men #Doubt

  • Doubt is the freedom of thought. Any claim to truth can be doubted.
    -- Alfred de Vigny

    #Truth #Honesty #Doubt

  • Cleave ever to the sunnier side of doubt.
    -- Alfred Lord Tennyson

    #Doubt #Sides #Anticipation

  • Faith lives in honest doubt.
    -- Alfred Lord Tennyson

    #Faith #Feelings #Doubt

  • The worst is over without a doubt.
    -- Alfred P. Sloan

    #Doubt #Worst

  • There can be no doubt that the knowledge of logic is of considerable practical importance for everyone who desires to think and to infer correctly.
    -- Alfred Tarski

    #Thinking #Doubt #Desire

  • Don't always know what I am talking about, feels like I'm living in the middle of doubt.
    -- Alice Cooper

    #Honesty #Talking #Doubt

  • Joy is at its keenest when contrasted with sorrow, courage at its height when it follows fear, faith at its noblest when it grows from doubt.
    -- Alice Hegan Rice

    #Joy #Doubt #Sorrow

  • Joy bubbles on a fountain of doubt.
    -- Alison Croggon

    #Joy #Doubt #Fountain

  • Too many doubts grow in the cracks of silence and separation.
    -- Alison Goodman

    #Silence #Doubt #Cracks

  • Most of us form estimates of our intelligence, wisdom, and moral fiber that are considerably higher than an objective estimate would warrant; no doubt 90 percent of us think ourselves well above average along these lines.
    -- Alvin Plantinga

    #Thinking #Average #Doubt

  • I doubt most people could survive being defined by the least advisable sexual encounter they've engaged in.
    -- Amanda Marcotte

    #Women #People #Doubt

  • Doubt is the father of invention.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Father #Stupidity #Doubt

  • Doubt begins only at the last frontiers of what is possible.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Doubt #Lasts

  • If I do not give a friend "The benefit of the doubt," but put the worst construction instead of the best on what is said or done, then I know nothing of Calvary love.
    -- Amy Carmichael

    #Easter #Giving #Doubt

  • Doubt everything [...]. Doubt everything at least once. What you decide to keep, you'll be able to be confident of. And what you decide to ditch, you will replace with what your instincts tell you is true.
    -- Amy Plum

    #Doubt #Able #Instinct

  • When in doubt, make funny faces.
    -- Amy Poehler

    #Doubt #Faces #Funny Face

  • No doubt the truth is hard to come by for those who do not like the sound of it - dreams and illusions are so much more pleasant.
    -- Anatoli Granovsky

    #Dream #Truth #Doubt

  • My children without a doubt are my greatest accomplishment. If I did nothing else I would feel just having and raising them would be enough. The rest is icing.
    -- Andie MacDowell

    #Children #Accomplishment #Doubt

  • A man writes because he is tormented, because he doubts. He needs to constantly prove to himself and the others that he’s worth something. And if I know for sure that I’m a genius? Why write then? What the hell for?
    -- Andrei Tarkovsky

    #Writing #Men #Doubt

  • 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

    #Vocabulary #Games #Doubt

  • Don't turn your back upon your doctrinal doubts and difficulties. Go up to them and examine them. Perhaps the ghastly object which looks to you in the twilight like a sheeted ghost may prove to be no more than a table-cloth hanging upon a hedge.
    -- Andrew Kennedy Hutchison Boyd

    #Fear #Twilight #Doubt

  • Could I have made mistakes? One does not build cities if one is guided by doubt. But can one govern in absolute certainty? I know that my beliefs have elevated me, just as I know that the things I have rejected would have destroyed me. But the city... it is collapsing before my... have I become so convinced by my own beliefs that I have stopped seeing the truth? Perhaps. But Atlas is out there, and he aims to destroy me, and destroy my city. To question is to surrender. I will not question.
    -- Andrew Ryan

    #Mistake #Cities #Doubt

  • There's no doubt there are issues with clay. Our issues have issues that are issues right now. That's not a secret.
    -- Andy Roddick

    #Issues #Tennis #Doubt

  • Without a doubt. I believe in fate the same way others believe in God. I do believe in fate.
    -- Angeles Mastretta

    #Believe #Fate #Doubt

  • There are going to be moments of deep, deep doubts, and you have to have faith that your initial idea was good and just muddle through.
    -- Ann Brashares

    #Writing #Ideas #Doubt

  • I ought not to doubt the steadiness of your affection. Yet such is the inconsistency of real love, that it is always awake to suspicion, however unreasonable; always requiring new assurances from the object of its interest, and thus it is, that i always feel revived, as by a new convinction, when your words tell me I am dear to you; and wanting these, I relapse into doubt and often into despondency.
    -- Ann Radcliffe

    #Real #Doubt #Affection

  • ...the secret to joy is to keep seeking God where we doubt He is.
    -- Ann Voskamp

    #Joy #Doubt #Secret

  • There are two kinds of doubt: one that fully lives into the questions, and one that uses the questions as weapons against fully living.
    -- Ann Voskamp

    #Two #Doubt #Use

  • Even on the worst days I am without a doubt still happier doing this than I am doing anything else. On acting.
    -- Anna Chlumsky

    #Doubt #Acting #Worst

  • When in doubt, wear what you want to wear. Not what you think the dress code is.
    -- Annabel Tollman

    #Thinking #Doubt #Dresses