Doubt Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old doubt quotes, doubt sayings, and doubt proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Doubt whom you will, but never yourself. Christine Bovee
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Franklin D. Roosevelt
Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt. Shakespeare
The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting; by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth. Pierre Abelard
A mind troubled by doubt cannot focus on the course to victory. Arthur Golden
Doubt grows with knowledge. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
To have doubted one's own first principles is the mark of a civilized man. Oliver Wendell Holmes
Doubt is useful, it keeps faith a living thing. After all, you cannot know the strength of your faith until it has been tested. David Magee
To know much is often the cause of doubting more. Michel de Montaigne
When in doubt, win the trick. Edmund Hoyle
Doubt is the father of invention. Galileo Galilei
Doubt comes in at the window, when Inquiry is denied at the door. Benjamin Jowett
To believe with certainty we must begin with doubting. Stanis_Aw Leszczy_Ski
Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother. Khalil Gibran
Doubt is the origin of wisdom. Rene Descartes
It is by doubting that we come to investigate, and by investigating that we recognize the truth. Peter Abelard
One must verify or expel his doubts, and convert them into the certainty of Yes or NO. Thomas Carlyle
Doubt is a killer. You just have to know who you are and what you stand for. Jennifer Lopez
Doubt is what gets you an education. Wilson Mizne
Your doubt can become a good quality if you train it. It must become knowing, it must become criticism. Rainer Maria Rilke
Modest doubt is called the beacon of the wise. William Shakespeare
Doubt is not the opposite of faith; it is one element of faith. Paul Tillich
Doubts are death. Doubts are the dry rot of life. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
When in doubt, don't. Benjamin Franklin
Deep doubts, deep wisdom; small doubts, little wisdom. Chinese Proverb
Doubt is the vestibule through which all must pass before they can enter into the temple of wisdom. Colton
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
If doubt is challenging you and you do not act, doubts will grow. Challenge the doubts with action and you will grow. Doubt and action are incompatible. John Kanary
If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can't accomplish it. You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through. Rosalyn Carter
Doubt is the beginning, not the end, of wisdom. George Iles
Doubt must be no more than vigilance, otherwise it can become dangerous. Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Doubt is a virus that attacks our self-esteem, productivity and confidence. Faith that you and your life are perfectly unfolding is the strongest vaccine. Sean Stephenson
Never believe what you cannot doubt. Robin Skelton
Doubt is the incentive to truth and inquiry leads the way. Hosea Ballou
Doubt, of whatever kind, can be ended by action alone. Thomas Carlyle
Doubt is the middle position between knowledge and ignorance. It encompasses cynicism but also genuine questioning. Vera Farmiga
Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will. Suzy Kassem
There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills. Buddha
Doubt is the thing that'll kill you, the only thing, and it'll kill your friends, too. Ron Leshem
Even a wise man knows doubt from time to time, it is the fool who allows it to rule his judgement. Jennifer Hudock
Doubt is a creature within the air.It grows when someone hesitates. Toba Beta
Doubt is the ally of hope, not its enemy, and together they made all the blessing he had. Barry Unsworth
Doubts are the ants in the pants of faith. They keep it awake and moving. Frederick Buechner
Doubt is one of the main paths on the highway to failure. Rick Pitino & Bill Reynolds
Doubt ... is an illness that comes from knowledge and leads to madness. Gustave Flaubert
Doubt is the herald of progress; the genius of reason; the pathway to truth; the advance guard in the contest with intellectual darkness. Henry M. Taber
Doubt is a catalyst for owning one's faith and allowing the faith story to continue. Eric Venable
Doubt is the stepping-stone to faith. Harwood Huntingtin
When you doubt your power, you give power to your doubt. Honoré de Balzac
When in doubt, tell the truth. Mark Twain
Laugh at yourself, but don't ever aim your doubt at yourself. Be bold. When you embark for strange places, don't leave any of yourself safely on shore. Have the nerve to go into unexplored territory. Alan Alda
There are two ways to slide easily through life; to believe everything or to doubt everything. Both ways save us from thinking. Alfred Korzybski
My mind is clouded with a doubt. Alfred Lord Tennyson
Doubt tempers belief with sanity. Barbara Kruger
The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts. Bertrand Russell
The problem with the wise is they are so filled with doubts while the dull are so certain. Bertrand Russell
To doubt is a misfortune, but to seek when in doubt is an indispensable duty. So he who doubts and seeks not is at once unfortunate and unfair. Blaise Pascal
Our toil must be in silence, and our efforts all in secret for this enlightened age, when men believe not even what they see, the doubting of wise men would be his greatest strength. Bram Stoker
Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt. Clarence Darrow
Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. Dale Carnegie
Willpower is the key to success. Successful people strive no matter what they feel by applying their will to overcome apathy, doubt or fear Dan Millman
Four be the things I'd have been better without love, curiosity, freckles, and doubt. Dorothy Parker
Doubt indulged soon becomes doubt realized. Frances Ridley Havergal
Philosophy when superficially studied, excites doubt, when thoroughly explored, it dispels it. Francis Bacon
Doubt everything. Find your own light. Gautama Buddha
He that knows nothing doubts nothing. George Herbert
Doubt is part of all religion. All the religious thinkers were doubters. Isaac Bashevis Singer
Doubt can only be removed by action. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Doubt comes to the door in darkness, pretending to be alone and in need of your compassionate ear. But if you let him in, he'll bring his friends. Julia Cameron
Human beings are perhaps never more frightening than when they are convinced beyond doubt that they are right. Laurens Van Der Post
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead
Doubt yourself and you doubt everything you see. Judge yourself and you see judges everywhere. But if you listen to the sound of your own voice, you can rise above doubt and judgment. And you can see forever. Nancy Lopez
Faith doesn't mean you never doubt. It only means you never act upon your doubts. Orson Scott Card
Sometimes I think it is my mission to bring faith to the faithless, and doubt to the faithful. Paul Tillich
Beliefs are what divide people. Doubt unites them. Peter Ustinov
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Truth is beautiful, without doubt, but so are lies. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
Fanaticism is overcompensation for doubt. Robertson Davies
Every mental act is composed of doubt and belief, but it is belief that is the positive, it is belief that sustains thought and holds the world together. Soren Kierkegaard
Everybody drags its shadow, and every mind its doubt. Victor Hugo
Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd. Voltaire
Doubts must be resolved alone within the soul. Otherwise one would profane one's own powerful solution. Wassily Kandinsky
Doubt thou the stars are fire. Doubt that the sun doth move; Doubt truth to be a liar; But never doubt I love. William Shakespeare
But now I am cabined, cribbed, confined, bound into saucy doubts and fears. William Shakespeare
I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education. Wilson Mizner