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Doubt Quotes

The first step to manage your skepticism or doubt about a subject is to understand its source. Doubts can originate either from an external source of from an internal source. In either case, doubts arise when you do not totally believe something. Self doubt arising from fear of failure, fear of not meeting the expectation, and lack of confidence to reach your goals can limit your success. Read these inspiring doubt quotes to help you understand and manage your doubts better.

William Makepeace Thackeray

It is best to love wisely, no doubt; but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.

Walt Whitman

I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends.

Bertrand Russell

The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.

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Andre Gide

Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.

Ariana Grande

Don't ever doubt yourselves or waste a second of your life. It's too short, and you're too special.

Benjamin Franklin

When in doubt, don't.

Gene Tierney

We cannot calculate the numbers of people who left, fled or were fished out of Europe just ahead of the Holocaust.

Christopher Columbus

After having dispatched a meal, I went ashore, and found no habitation save a single house, and that without an occupant; we had no doubt that the people had fled in terror at our approach, as the house was completely furnished.

Dave Barry

The major parties could conduct live human sacrifices on their podiums during prime time, and I doubt that anybody would notice.

Cameron Diaz

I hate committing myself to anything. It's probably the lack of discipline, honestly. I'm probably a spoiled brat worried about getting my way every time.

Conor McGregor

I'm just a kid that defied the odds. I'm just a kid that ignored the doubt. I'm just a kid from a little place in Dublin, Ireland, that went all the way, and I'm going to continue to go all the way.

Cameron Diaz

I would love a family. I'm at the age where the wish for a child gets stronger. But who knows.

Woodrow Wilson

A conservative is someone who makes no changes and consults his grandmother when in doubt.

John McCain

Only the most deluded of us could doubt the necessity of this war.


Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.

Laurence J. Peter

When in doubt or danger, run in circles, scream and shout.

Barack Obama

You know, my faith is one that admits some doubt.

Joe Biden

I have no doubt that Russia will and should remain a major source of energy supplies for Europe and the world.

Carl Sandburg

I doubt if you can have a truly wild party without liquor.

Kin Hubbard

Live so that you can at least get the benefit of the doubt.

Gertrude Stein

There is too much fathering going on just now and there is no doubt about it fathers are depressing.

Aldous Huxley

A fanatic is a man who consciously over compensates a secret doubt.

Zac Efron

Without a doubt, I'd love to do Broadway. I actually can't wait to get back to musical theater.

William James

Faith means belief in something concerning which doubt is theoretically possible.

Karl Marx

Without doubt, machinery has greatly increased the number of well-to-do idlers.

James Madison

I have no doubt but that the misery of the lower classes will be found to abate whenever the Government assumes a freer aspect and the laws favor a subdivision of Property.

Lou Holtz

The University of Notre Dame does not redshirt, and I endorse that policy completely. I am very much in favor of redshirting, but not at Notre Dame. But there's no doubt about it. It puts us at a huge disadvantage.

Ambrose Bierce

When you doubt, abstain.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We know accurately only when we know little, with knowledge doubt increases.

Jimmy Carter

There's no doubt that usually a president's public image is enhanced by going to war. That never did appeal to me.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Doubt grows with knowledge.

Lord Byron

There's naught, no doubt, so much the spirit calms as rum and true religion.

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Ambrose Bierce

Men become civilized, not in proportion to their willingness to believe, but in proportion to their readiness to doubt.

Aldous Huxley

Defined in psychological terms, a fanatic is a man who consciously over-compensates a secret doubt.

Machine Gun Kelly

As I was coming up, there was so much naysaying, there was so much doubt, whether it was from my peers or people in the industry.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Truth is beautiful, without doubt; but so are lies.

Mark Twain

When in doubt tell the truth.

Khalil Gibran

Love and doubt have never been on speaking terms.

Clint Eastwood

As you get older, you're not afraid of doubt. Doubt isn't running the show. You take out all the self-agonizing.

John McCain

I don't doubt the sincerity of my Democratic friends. And they should not doubt ours.

John McCain

I've always given presidents the benefit of the doubt on their nominees.

John McCain

I used to write books and plays in my mind, but I doubt that any of them would have been above the level of the cheapest dime novel.

It's one of the few regrets of my presidency - that the rancor and suspicion between the parties has gotten worse instead of better. There's no doubt a president with the gifts of Lincoln or Roosevelt might have better bridged the divide, and I guarantee I'll keep trying to be better so long as I hold this office.

Clint Eastwood

When you listen to Ray Charles, there's never any doubt whose voice that is.

I see my face in the mirror and go, 'I'm a Halloween costume? That's what they think of me?

Why does it take a minute to say hello and forever to say goodbye?