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The believer is happy; the doubter is wise.
~ Hungarian Proverb

 

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The empiricist... thinks he believes only what he sees, but he is much better at believing than at seeing.
~ George Santayana

 

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The path of sound credence is through the thick forest of skepticism.
~ George Jean Nathan

 

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The poison of skepticism becomes, like alcoholism, tuberculosis, and some other diseases, much more virulent in a hitherto virgin soil.
~ Simone Weil

 

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The skeptic does not mean him who doubts, but him who investigates or researches, as opposed to him who asserts and thinks that he has found.
~ Miguel De Unamuno

 

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There is a kind of courtesy in skepticism. It would be an offense against polite conventions to press our doubts too far.
~ George Santayana

 

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There is something pagan in me that I cannot shake off. In short, I deny nothing, but doubt everything.
~ Lord Byron

 

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Truth, Sir, is a cow which will yield such people no more milk, and so they are gone to milk the bull.
~ Samuel Johnson

 

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We, when we sow the seeds of doubt deeper than the most up-to-date and modish free-thought has ever dreamed of doing, we well know what we are about. Only out of radical skeptics, out of moral chaos, can the Absolute spring, the anointed Terror of which the time has need.
~ Thomas Mann

 

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