Skepticism Quotes

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

On the road from the City of Skepticism, I had to pass through the Valley of Ambiguity.

Adam Smith

Somehow liberals have been unable to acquire from life what conservatives seem to be endowed with at birth: namely, a healthy skepticism of the powers of government agencies to do good.

Daniel P. Moynihan

The primary tool of science is skepticism, whose light shrivels unquestioning faith.

Mike Huben

Few men speak humbly of humility, chastely of chastity, skeptically of skepticism.

Blaise Pascal

The natural cause of the human mind is certainly from credulity to skepticism.

Thomas Jefferson

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist.

Jean-Paul Sartre

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