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William ShakespeareDoubt that the sun doth move, doubt truth to be a liar, but never doubt I love.

—  William Shakespeare, 1564-1616, English poet & playwright ‐ Hamlet

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Wilson MiznerFaith is a wonderful thing, but doubt gets you an education.

—  Wilson Mizner, 1876-1913, American playwright

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René DescartesIf you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.

—  René Descartes, 1596-1650, French philosopher

Benjamin DisraeliNever take anything for granted.

—  Benjamin Disraeli, 1804-1881, British Prime Minister

Wolfgang GoetheYou really only know when you know little. Doubt grows with knowledge.

—  Wolfgang Goethe, 1749-1832, German poet & philosopher

Mark TwainWhen in doubt, tell the truth.

—  Mark Twain, 1835-1910, American writer

Eric HofferThe uncompromising attitude is more indicative of an inner uncertainty than of deep conviction. The implacable stand is directed more against the doubt within than the assailant without.

—  Eric Hoffer, 1902-1983, American writer & philosopher

Lord ByronThere is something pagan in me that I cannot shake off. In short, I deny nothing, but doubt everything.

—  Lord Byron, 1788-1824, British poet

Francis BaconIf a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts, but if he will content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.

—  Francis Bacon, 1561-1626, English philosopher

André GideBelieve those who seek the truth, doubt those who find it; doubt all, but do not doubt yourself.

—  André Gide, 1869-1951, French writer, Nobel 1947

Karl KrausA weak man has doubts before a decision; a strong man has them afterwards.

—  Karl Kraus, 1874-1936, Austrian writer

Georg Christoph LichtenbergDoubt must be no more than vigilance, otherwise it can become dangerous.

—  Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, 1742-1799, German author of maxims

William ShakespeareOur doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.

—  William Shakespeare, 1564-1616, English poet & playwright ‐ Measure for Measure


Latin Quotes

Latin phraseWhen in doubt, abstain.

In dubio abstine.

—  Latin phrase


Quotes in Verse

William BlakeIf the Sun and Moon should ever doubt, they'd immediately go out.

—  William Blake, 1757-1827, English poet & painter


Funny Quotes

Yogi BerraTake it with a grin of salt.

—  Yogi Berra, 1925-2015, American baseball player & humorist










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