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.
The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligenct are full of doubt.
‘Truth’ never set anyone free. It is only ‘doubt’ which will bring mental emancipation.
Modest doubt is call’d The beacon of the wise. (Troilus and Cressida)
Doubt is not below knowledge but above it.
When all is said and done, the one sole condition that makes spiritual happiness and preserves it is the absence of doubt.
He who dallies is a dastard, he who doubts is damned.
(1) When in charge, ponder. (2) When in trouble, delegate. (3) When in doubt, mumble.
When you are deluded and full of doubt, even a thousand books of scripture are not enough. When you have realized understanding, even one word is too much.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever does.