Skepticism Quotes

We could hardly believe that after so many ordeals, after all the trials of modern skepticism, there was still so much left in our souls to destroy.

Alexander Herzen

Tear down skepticism and dispel your doubt; with your intuition, draw the bow of the Praise of the Lord.

Sri Guru Granth Sahib

If a man have a strong faith he can indulge in the luxury of skepticism.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Skepticism is a virtue in history as well as in philosophy.

Napoleon Bonaparte

People have moved beyond apathy, beyond skepticism into deep cynicism.

Elliot Richardson

Later, you will regret and repent - you fool! Why are you engrossed in evil-mindedness and skepticism?

Sri Guru Granth Sahib

I've encountered a lot of people who sound like critics but very few who have substantive criticisms. There is a lot of skepticism, but it seems to be more a matter of inertia than it is of people having some real reason for thinking something else.

K. Eric Drexler

Skepticism has never founded empires, established principals, or changed the world's heart. The great doers in history have always been people of faith.

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

My position now, especially in this town, adds an element of skepticism with people you meet - especially girls. I mean, it becomes a lot more difficult.

Jason Biggs

I'd say there was a fair amount of skepticism at the time about whether the Internet held any promise. And of course I felt that it did.

Jim Clark

Skepticism is the sadism of embittered souls.

Emile M. Cioran

Skepticism is the chastity of the intellect.

George Santayana

Skepticism is unbelief in cause and effect.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Skepticism means, not intellectual doubt alone, but moral doubt.

Thomas Carlyle

The virtues of science are skepticism and independence of thought.

Walter Gilbert

The same principles which at first view lead to skepticism, pursued to a certain point, bring men back to common sense.

George Berkeley

The logic of validation allows us to move between the two limits of dogmatism and skepticism.

Paul Ricoeur

Skepticism is an important historical tool. It is the starting point of all revision of hitherto accepted history.

Samuel E. Morison

It is the press that has taken these charges and accusations and blown them up without any kind of skepticism whatsoever - blown them into realities and treated them as if they were true.

Dixie Lee Ray

Investors should start with a view of skepticism. They should become intellectual investors rather than emotional investors. They should be careful, and they should be skeptical.

Arthur Levitt

Dogmatism and skepticism are both, in a sense, absolute philosophies; one is certain of knowing, the other of not knowing. What philosophy should dissipate is certainty, whether of knowledge or ignorance.

Bertrand Russell

Know the state of your inner being; meet with the Guru and get rid of your skepticism.

Sri Guru Granth Sahib

Its attitude, which it has preached and practiced, is skepticism. Now, it finds, the public is applying that skepticism to the press.

Thomas Griffith

There is a kind of courtesy in skepticism. It would be an offense against polite conventions to press our doubts too far.

George Santayana

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