Skepticism Quotes

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

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

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