Doubt And Certainty Quotes

Doubt And Certainty Quotes by Bertrand Russell, Francis Bacon, Charles Bukowski, Thomas Szasz, Lord Byron, William Shakespeare and many others.

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Not to be absolutely certain is, I think, one of the essential things in rationality.
Bertrand Russell
If 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
The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.
Charles Bukowski
The neurotic has problems; the psychotic has solutions.
Thomas Szasz
If I am fool, it is, at least, a doubting one; and I envy no one the certainty of his self-approved wisdom.
Lord Byron
Modest doubt is called the beacon of the wise.
William Shakespeare
Fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves.
Bertrand Russell
When prayer removes distrust and doubt and enters the field of mental certainty, it becomes faith; and the universe is built on faith.
Ernest Holmes
If 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.
Rene Descartes
The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.
Bertrand Russell
Isn’t it the moment of most profound doubt that gives birth to new certainties? Perhaps hopelessness is the very soil that nourishes human hope; perhaps one could never find sense in life without first experiencing its absurdity.
Vaclav Havel
I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education.
Wilson Mizner
Doubt is to certainty as neurosis is to psychosis. The neurotic is in doubt and has fears about persons and things; the psychotic has convictions and makes claims about them. In short, the neurotic has problems, the psychotic has solutions.
Thomas Szasz
One must verify or expel his doubts, and convert them into the certainty of Yes or NO.
Thomas Carlyle
The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.
William Butler Yeats
Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.
It is the dull man who is always sure, and the sure man who is always dull.
H. L. Mencken