Subjects — D

Doubt Quotations

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.

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

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

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

Who never doubted, never half believed. Where doubt is, there truth is — it is her shadow.

I wish I could be half as sure of anything as some people are of everything.

The real questions are the ones that obtrude upon your consciousness whether you like it or not, the ones that make your mind start vibrating like a jackhammer, the ones that you “come to terms with” only to discover that they are still there. The real questions refuse to be placated. They barge into your life at the times when it seems most important for them to stay away. They are the questions asked most frequently and answered most inadequately, the ones that reveal their true natures slowly, reluctantly, most often against your will.

Doubt whom you will, but never yourself.

No, when the fight begins within himself, A man’s worth something.

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