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Knowledge and personality make doubt possible, but knowledge is also the cure of doubt; and when we get a full and adequate sense of personality we are lifted into a region where doubt is almost impossible, for no man can know himself as he is, and all the fulness of his nature, without also knowing God.

Man was not made to question, but adore.

Misgive, that you may not mistake.

Modest doubt is called the beacon of the wise - the tent that searches to the bottom of the worst.

Never do anything concerning the rectitude of which you have a doubt.

Of that there is no manner of doubt - No probable, possible shadow of doubt - No possible doubt whatever.

Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.

The doubts of an honest man contain more moral truth than the profession of faith of people under a worldly yoke.

The end of doubt is the beginning of repose.

The vain man is generally a doubter. - It is Newton who sees himself as a child on the seashore, and his discoveries in the colored shells.

There is no moral power in doubt, or in the denial of truth, and any human soul that tries to live on it will die, both morally and spiritually. - It is negative, and there is no life in it.

There is no weariness like that which rises from doubting - from the perpetual jogging of unfixed reason. - The torment of suspense is very great; but as soon as the wavering, perplexed mind begins to determine, be the determination which way soever it may be, it will find itself at ease.

There lives more faith in honest doubt, believe me, than in half the creeds.

To be, or not to be, that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune; Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them?

Uncertain ways unsafest are, and doubt a greater mischief than despair.

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

When a doubt is propounded, learn to distinguish, and show wherein a thing holds, and wherein it doth not hold. The not distinguishing where things should be distinguished, and the not confounding, where things should be confounded, is the cause of all the mistakes in the world.

Who never doubted, never half believed. - Where doubt is, there truth is - it is her shadow.

Wonder, rather than doubt, is the root of all knowledge.


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