Quotes of Doubtful

“ Oh, what a blamed uncertain thing This pesky weather is; It blew and snew and then it thew, And now, by jing, it's friz. ”

- Philander Johnson

“ Nothing is improbable until it moves into past tense. ”

- George Ade

“ To believe with certainty we must begin with doubting. ”

- Stanislaw Leszczynski

“ I used to be indecisive; now I'm not sure. ”

- Graffiti

“ Tribulation will not hurt you, unless as it too often does; it hardens you and makes you sour, narrow and skeptical. ”

- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

“ We are definitely slowing down and charging a lot more for it. We are out of Las Vegas. We are very much out of Miami, and we are hesitant in New York City. ”

- Brian Harris

“ Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep insights can be winnowed from deep nonsense. ”

- Carl Edward Sagan

“ Money, which is of very uncertain value, and sometimes has no value at all and even less. ”

- Thomas Carlyle

“ An habitation giddy and unsure Hath he that buildeth on the vulgar heart. - King Henry IV. Part II. Act i. Sc. 3. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Free speech is intended to protect the controversial and even outrageous word; and not just comforting platitudes too mundane to need protection. ”

- General Colin Powell

“ In a way Australia is like Catholicism. The company is sometimes questionable and the landscape is grotesque. But you always come back. ”

- Thomas Keneally

“ If you've got a big mouth and you're controversial, you're going to get attention. ”

- Simon Cowell

“ Public employee union members should not be forced to contribute to causes, candidates and controversial issues that they don't believe in,... That isn't a contribution, it's a tax. ”

- Arnold Schwarzenegger

“ In a Republican district I was a Republican. In a Democratic district I was a Democrat. And in a doubtful district, I was Doubtful. But I was always for Erie. ”

- Jay Gould

“ If men were equally at risk from this condition — if they knew their bellies might swell as if they were suffering from end-stage cirrhosis, that they would have to go nearly a year without a stiff drink, a cigarette, or even an aspirin, that they would be subject to fainting spells and unable to fight their way onto commuter trains — then I am sure that pregnancy would be classified as a sexually transmitted disease and abortions would be no more controversial than emergency appendectomies. ”

- Barbara Ehrenreich

“ The imagination of a boy is healthy, and the mature imagination of a man is healthy; but there is a space of life between, in which the soul is in a ferment, the character undecided, the way of life uncertain, the ambition thick-sighted: thence proceeds mawkishness. ”

- John Keats

“ It is necessary to the happiness of man that he be mentally faithful to himself. Infidelity does not consist in believing, or in disbelieving, it consists in professing to believe what one does not believe. ”

- Thomas Paine

“ Theologians often formulated the most dangerously skeptical arguments in their efforts to test the impregnability of their own faith, and in doing so, they unknowingly furnished atheists with ready-made weapons. ”

- Jonathan Miller

“ It is now clear that the controversial practices of companies that provide directories and an easy interface to libraries of unlicensed music are in fact detrimental to the growth of the music business and those artists whom they claim to support. ”

- Larry Miller

“ I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish church, by the Roman church, by the Greek church, by the Turkish church, by the Protestant church, nor by any church that I know of. My own mind is my own church. All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian, or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit… ”

- Thomas Paine

“ We ought not be over anxious to encourage innovation, in case of doubtful improvement, for an old system must ever have two advantages over a new one; it is established and it is understood. ”

- C. C. Colton

“ In necessary things, unity; in doubtful things, liberty; in all things, charity. ”

- Richard Baxter

“ Unity in things necessary, liberty in things doubtful, charity in everything. ”

- Anonymous

“ The man who sets out to carry a cat by its tail learns something that will always be useful and which never will grow dim or doubtful. ”

- Mark Twain

“ Adam inquires concerning celestial motions, is doubtfully answered, and exhorted to search rather things more worthy of knowledge. ”

- John Milton

“ All who consult on doubtful matters, should be void of hatred, friendship, anger, and pity. ”

- Sallust

“ I take it as a prime cause of the present confusion of society that it is too sickly and too doubtful to use pleasure as a test of value. ”

- Rebecca West

“ I think people really marry far too much; it is such a lottery after all, and for a poor woman a very doubtful happiness. ”

- Queen Victoria

“ It is doubtful if any gift could be brought more precious than the adoration of a heart which has put out all hatred, self-pity and desire for revenge. ”

- Charlotte Bronte

“ It is doubtful that the government knows much more than the public does about how government policies will work. ”

- Allen W. Wallis
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