Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.
If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.Francis Bacon
I slept with Faith, and found a corpse in my arms on awaking; I drank and danced all night with Doubt, and found her a virgin in the morning.aleister crowley
Doubt grows with knowledge.
To have doubted one's own first principles is the mark of a civilized man.
To rest upon a formula is a slumber that, prolonged, means death.
I will not attack your doctrines nor your creeds if they accord liberty to me. If they hold thought to be dangerous — if they aver that doubt is a crime, then I attack them one and all, because they enslave the minds of men.
The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.
The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity.William Butler Yeats
Doubt is for the dying.
Who never doubted, never half believed. Where doubt there truth is—'tis her shadow.philip james bailey
He would not, with a peremptory tone, Assert the nose upon his face his own.william cowper
But the gods are dead— Ay, Zeus is dead, and all the gods but Doubt, And doubt is brother devil to Despair!
Fain would I but dare not; I dare, and yet I may not; I may, although I care not for pleasure when I play not.Sir Walter Raleigh
And he that doubteth is damned if he eat.
William James used to preach the "will-to-believe." For my part, I should wish to preach the "will-to-doubt." None of our beliefs are quite true; all at least have a penumbra of vagueness and error. What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the will to find out, which is the exact opposite.
But now I am cabin'd, cribb'd, confin'd, bound in To saucy doubts and fears.william shakespeare
To believe with certainty we must begin with doubting.
There lives more faith in honest doubt, Believe me, than in half the creeds.
I follow my law and fulfil it all duly—and look! when your doubt runneth high— North points to the needle!
To get rid of your doubts, part with your sin. Put away your intemperance, your dishonesty, your unlawful ways of making money, your sensuality, your falsehood, acted or spoken, and see if a holy life be not the best disperser of unwelcome doubts, and new obedience the most certain guide to fresh assurance.James Hamilton
I will not attack your doctrines nor your creeds if they accord liberty to me. If they hold thought to be dangerous if they aver that doubt is a crime, then I attack them one and all, because they enslave the minds of men.
But the gods are dead Ay, Zeus is dead, and all the gods but Doubt, And doubt is brother devil to Despair!
But yet, madam I do not like, "but yet," it does allay The good precedence; fie upon "but yet!" "But yet" is a gaoler to bring forth Some monstrous malefactor.william shakespeare
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