Doubt Quotes

If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can't accomplish it. You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.

Rosalyn Carter

He that knows nothing, doubts nothing.


A mind that questions everything, unless strong enough to bear the weight of its ignorance, risks questioning itself and being engulfed in doubt.

Emile Durkheim

If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts, but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.

Francis Bacon

Don't waste life in doubts and fears; spend yourself on the work before you, well assured that the right performance of this hour's duties will be the best preparation for the hours and ages that will follow it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The basic stimulus to the intelligence is doubt, a feeling that the meaning of an experience is not self-evident.

Wystan Hugh Auden

Laugh at yourself, but don't ever aim your doubt at yourself.

Alan Alda

I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education.

Wilson Mizner

Knowledge is gained by learning; trust by doubt; skill by practice; love by love.

Thomas Szasz

As to the Adjective: when in doubt, strike it out.

Mark Twain

Advice should always be consumed between two thick slices of doubt.

Will Schmidt

The more doubt you have, the less likely it is that the creation will come to life.


Faith and doubt both are needed -- not as antagonists, but working side by side -- to take us around the unknown curve.

Lillian Smith

To deny, to believe, and to doubt absolutely -- this is for man what running is for a horse.

Blaise Pascal

Doubt is part of all religion. All the religious thinkers were doubters.

Isaac Bashevis Singer

To have doubted one's own first principles is the mark of a civilized man.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Jealousy lives upon doubts, it becomes madness or ceases entirely as soon as we pass from doubt to certainty.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Galileo called doubt the father of invention; it is certainly the pioneer.


If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts he shall end in certainties.

Francis Bacon

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

Tonight's show is about doubt. Or maybe it isn't - haven't made my mind up yet.

Bill Bailey

Oh! let us never, never doubt What nobody is sure about!

Joseph Hilaire Pierre Ren Belloc

Materialists and madmen never have doubts.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Don't ever aim your doubt at yourself. Laugh at yourself, but don't doubt yourself.

Alan Alda

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Updated On : March 11, 2014
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