Doubt Quotes

Every living thing was shunning him. Poor little Peter Pan, he sat down and cried, and even then he did not know that, for a bird, he was sitting on his wrong part. It is a blessing that he did not know, for otherwise he would have lost faith in his power to fly, and the moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it. The reason birds can fly and we can't is simply that they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings.

Sir James Matthew Barrie

The Seal, she lounges like a bride, Much too docile, there's no doubt; Madame Rcamier, on side, (if such she has), and bottom out.

Djuna Barnes

Desperate with fear, I rushed forward with an unceremonious, "You must permit me, Sir " and felt him. My Wife was right. There was not the trace of an angle, not the slightest roughness or inequality: never in my life had I met with a more perfect Circle. He remained motionless while I walked round him, beginning from his eye and returning to it again. Circular he was throughout, a perfectly satisfactory Circle; there could not be a doubt of it. Then followed a dialogue, which I will endeavour to set down as near as I can recollect it, omitting only some of my profuse apologies for I was covered with shame and humiliation that I, a Square, should have been guilty of the impertinence of feeling a Circle. It was commenced by the Stranger with some impatience at the lengthiness of my introductory process. STRANGER. Have you felt me enough by this time? Are you not introduced to me yet?

Edwin Abbott

"There is more joy in giving than in receiving." Never doubt the truth of our Lord's promise that whatever we give him of our creativity, our resources, our persons, will come back to us in abundance.

Pope Benedict XVI

Now the faith is old and the Devil bold Exceedingly bold indeed. And the masses of doubt that are floating about Would smother a mortal creed. But we that sit in a sturdy youth And still can drink strong ale Let us put it away to infallible truth That always shall prevail. And thank the Lord For the temporal sword And howling heretics too. And all good things Our Christendom brings But especially barley brew!

Joseph Hilaire Pierre Ren Belloc

Those, no doubt, are in some way fortunate who have brought themselves, or have been brought by others, to obey some ultimate principle before the bar of which all problems can be brought. Single-minded monists, ruthless fanatics, men possessed by an all-embracing coherent vision do not know the doubts and agonies of those who cannot wholly blind themselves to reality.

Sir Isaiah Berlin

When Jesus was nailed to the cross and hung there in torment - he cried out "God, my God! Why hast thou forsaken me?" He cried out as loud as he could. He thought that his heavenly father had abandoned him. He believed everything he'd ever preached was a lie. The moments before he died, Christ was seized by doubt. Surely that must have been his greatest hardship? God's silence.

Ingmar Bergman

I marveled repeatedly at the providence of God, who had put these naturally impious people in a place where they could not corrupt his beloved ones and had punished them for their pride by leaving them to their own devices. That is why I don't doubt He has put off having the Gospel preached to them: He knows they would abuse it, and their resistance to it would only earn them a harsher punishment in the other world.

Cyrano Hercule Savinien de Bergerac

I have no doubt that in heaven the angels will regard the blessed as a necessary evil.

Alan Bennett

As I have said throughout, I have no doubt that they will find the clearest possible evidence of Saddam's weapons of mass destruction.

Anthony Charles Lynton Blair

He who doubts from what he sees Will ne'er believe, do what you please. If the sun and moon should doubt They'd immediately go out.

William Blake

He who shall teach the child to doubt The rotting grave shall ne'er get out.

William Blake

If you know even as little history as I do, it is hard not to doubt the efficacy of modern war as a solution to any problem except that of retribution the justice of exchanging one damage for another.

Wendell Berry

Socratic dialectic takes place in speech and, although drawn forward by the search for synthesis, always culminates in doubt. ... Marxs dialectic takes place in deed and puts an end to theoretical conflicts.

Allan David Bloom

They [students] learned to doubt beliefs even before they believed in anything.

Allan David Bloom

No real teacher can doubt that his task is to assist his pupil to fulfill human nature against all the deforming forces of convention and prejudice.

Allan David Bloom

Others may doubt us. They may criticize us. They may try to deny us what is rightfully ours. But they will fail. And I promise you, as long as I am mayor, I will never back away from fighting any opponent -- or confronting any obstacle -- that would prevent our people from achieving all of their dreams in Our New York.

Michael Bloomberg

Dont ever forget the moment you began to doubt, transitionin from fittin in to standin out.

Drake

I never have the nagging doubt of wondering whether perhaps I am wrong.

Pieter Willem Botha

Philosophy gets on my nerves. If we analyze the ultimate ground of everything, then everything finally falls into nothingness. But I have decided to resume my lectures again and look the Hydra of doubt straight into the eye, and it be quite ominous if one values one's life.

Ludwig Eduard Boltzmann

And maybe you are starting to notice my quote on the page "Look without, and you will be fulfilled within without a doubt." I really mean that look without, without of yourself not within.

MaryAnne Ysabella

Doubt is one of the names of intelligence.

Jorge Luis Borges

We're wounded by fear,injured in doubt.I can lose myself,You I can't live without

Paul David Hewson

Doubt fucks everything. Take a foundation, no matter how strong, sprinkle generously with doubt, and watch it crumble. Me? I'm unfuckwithable. Not this knee, not bad weather, and certainly not the many men that wish bad intentions on me can stop me. I rise up, not like a phoenix, but like the zombie corpse of Dick Murdoch. This brainbuster is for you.

Phil Brooks
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