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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.

Neither in this world nor elsewhere is there any happiness in store for him who always doubts.
Faith keeps many doubts in her pay. If I could not doubt, I should not believe.
Doubt can only be removed by action.
There is no despair so absolute as that which comes with the first moments of our first great sorrow, when we have not yet known what it is to have suffered and be healed, to have despaired and have recovered hope.
Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we might win, by fearing to attempt.[Measure For Measure]
Modest doubt is called the beacon of the wise.
We know accurately only when we know little, with knowledge doubt increases.
Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt.
Never despair, but if you do, work on in despair.
True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance.
Great doubts deep wisdom. Small doubts little wisdom.
I will listen to anyone's convictions, but pray keep your doubts to yourself.
Despair is the conclusion of fools.
Doubt, of whatever kind, can be ended by action alone.
The fearful unbelief is unbelief in yourself.
Doubt whom you will, but never yourself.
Feed your faith and doubt will starve to death
The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.
In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.
Doubt is the beginning, not the end, of wisdom.
To have doubted one's own first principles is the mark of a civilized man.
In contemplation, if a man begins with certainties he shall end in doubts; but if he be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.
Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
There is no rule more invariable than that we are paid for our suspicions by finding what we suspect.
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.
The road to perseverance lies by doubt.
I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education.
Doubt is the father of invention.
A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms against himself. He makes his failure certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it.
Despair is the damp of hell, as joy is the serenity of heaven.
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.
There is no greater folly in the world than for a man to despair.
Doubt is the incentive to truth and inquiry leads the way.
I wish I could be half as sure of anything as some people are of everything.
Suspicions that the mind, of itself, gathers, are but buzzes; but suspicions that are artificially nourished and put into men's heads by the tales and whisperings of others, have stings.
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.
When you doubt, abstain.
When in charge ponder. When in trouble delegate. When in doubt mumble.
Life is doubt, and faith without doubt is nothing but death.
Men become civilized, not in proportion to their willingness to believe, but in proportion to their readiness to doubt.
Doubt, indulged and cherished, is in danger of becoming denial; but if honest, and bent on thorough investigation, it may soon lead to full establishment of the truth.
Doubt is the vestibule through which all must pass before they can enter into the temple of wisdom.
Philosophy when superficially studied, excites doubt, when thoroughly explored, it dispels it.
When in doubt, ask. When not in doubt, ask.
There lives more faith in honest doubt, Believe me, than in half the creeds.
Doubt is the key to knowledge.
Doubt, the essential preliminary of all improvement and discovery, must accompany the stages of man's onward progress. The faculty of doubting and questioning, without which those of comparison and judgment would be useless, is itself a divine prerogative of the reason.
To doubt is worse than to have lost; And to despair is but to antedate those miseries that must fall on us.
An honest man can never surrender an honest doubt.
Everybody in the world thought we couldn't do it. But we did, dammit. [After winning the America's Cup]
He that knows nothing doubts nothing.
There was a castle called Doubting Castle, the owner whereof was Giant Despair.
If the Sun and Moon should doubt, They'd immediately Go out
Who never doubted, never half believed. Where doubt is, there truth is -- it is her shadow.
Suspicion amongst thoughts are like bats amongst birds, they never fly by twilight.