Skepticism Quotes

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

Napoleon Bonaparte

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Sri Guru Granth Sahib

The believer is happy; the doubter is wise.

Hungarian Proverb

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

Doubt everything or believe everything: these are two equally convenient strategies. With either we dispense with the need for reflection.

Henri Poincare

It is not uncommon for engineers to accept the reality of phenomena that are not yet understood, as it is very common for physicists to disbelieve the reality of phenomena that seem to contradict contemporary beliefs of physics

H. Bauer

If a man is in too big a hurry to give up an error he is liable to give up some truth with it.

Wilbur Wright

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

Thomas Carlyle

Believe nothing and be on your guard against everything.

Latin proverb

Great intellects are skeptical.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Skepticism is unbelief in cause and effect.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Cautiousness in judgment is nowadays to be recommended to each and every one: if we gained only one incontestable truth every ten years from each of our philosophical writers the harvest we reaped would be sufficient.

Georg C. Lichtenberg

Nearly all the powerful people of this age are unbelievers, the best of them in doubt and misery, the most in plodding hesitation, doing as well as they can, what practical work lies at hand.

John Ruskin

Skepticism is the chastity of the intellect.

George Santayana

Skepticism is the sadism of embittered souls.

Emile M. Cioran

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

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

Elliot Richardson

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

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

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

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.

Bertrand Russell

The skeptic, being a lover of his kind, desires to cure by speech, as best he can, the self-conceit and rashness of the dogmatists.

Sextus Empiricus

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

Sri Guru Granth Sahib

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Updated On : April 12, 2011
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