Quotes of the Day for 10 March 2003 – Doubt
I often come up with clever reasons for the theme for the day's quotes, sometimes I just get stuck. It's only been ten minutes, but I honestly can't remember why I searched for quotes on Doubt. Maybe I'll be clever tomorrow, but I'll forgive you if you doubt it.
Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it.
- André Gide, 1869 - 1951
For men become civilized, not in proportion to their willingness to believe, but in their readiness to doubt.
- Henry Louis Mencken, 1880 - 1956
Give me the benefit of your convictions, if you have any, but keep your doubts to yourself, for I have enough of my own.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1749 - 1832
Fanatic orthodoxy is never rooted in faith but in doubt. It is when we are not sure that we are doubly sure.
- Reinhold Niebuhr, 1892 - 1971
If there were no falsehood in the world, there would be no doubt; if there were no doubt, there would be no inquiry; if no inquiry, no wisdom, no knowledge, no genius.
- Walter Savage Landor, 1775 - 1864
When in doubt wear red.
- Bill Blass
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