Skepticism Quotes

Skepticism is the first step on the road to philosophy.

Denis Diderot

In the end we shall have had enough of cynicism and skepticism and humbug and we shall want to live more musically.

Vincent van Gogh

Modern cynics and skeptics... see no harm in paying those to whom they entrust the minds of their children a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom they entrust the care of their plumbing.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Education has failed in a very serious way to convey the most important lesson science can teach: skepticism.

David Suzuki

The skeptic does not mean him who doubts, but him who investigates or researches, as opposed to him who asserts and thinks that he has found.

Miguel de Unamuno

To believe in luck - is skepticism.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The parents have a right to say that no teacher paid by their money shall rob their children of faith in God and send them back to their homes skeptical, or infidels, or agnostics, or atheists.

William Jennings Bryan

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

Jean-Paul Sartre

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

Thomas Jefferson

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

Blaise Pascal

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

Mike Huben

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

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

Adam Smith

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

George Santayana

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

Thomas Griffith

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

Sri Guru Granth Sahib

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

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

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

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

Samuel E. Morison

The improver of natural knowledge absolutely refuses to acknowledge authority, as such. For him, skepticism is the highest of duties; blind faith the one unpardonable sin.

Thomas Huxley

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

Paul Ricoeur

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

George Berkeley

The virtues of science are skepticism and independence of thought.

Walter Gilbert

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Updated On : July 10, 2014
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