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

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

Skepticism, like chastity, should not be relinquished too readily.

George Santayana

The poison of skepticism becomes, like alcoholism, tuberculosis, and some other diseases, much more virulent in a hitherto virgin soil.

Simone Weil

The goal of every culture is to decay through over-civilization; the factors of decadence, -- luxury, skepticism, weariness and superstition, -- are constant. The civilization of one epoch becomes the manure of the next.

Cyril Connolly

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

Large skepticism leads to large understanding. Small skepticism leads to small understanding. No skepticism leads to no understanding.

Xi Zhi

The capacity to combine commitment with skepticism is essential to democracy.

Mary Catherine Bateson

With most people, doubt about one thing is simply blind belief in another.

G. C. Lichtenberg

Skeptics are never deceived.

French proverb

An open mind, like an open window, should be screened to keep the bugs out.

Virginia Hutchinson

False facts are highly injurious to the progress of science, for they often endure long; but false views, if supported by some evidence, do little harm, for everyone takes a salutory pleasure in proving their falseness; and when this is done, one path toward errors is closed and the road to truth is often at the same time opened.

Charles Darwin

Skepticism must go hand in hand with rationality. When theories are shown to be false, the correct thing to do is to move on.

Brian Cox

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