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She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist.
Do not let yourself be tainted with a barren skepticism.
There is a kind of courtesy in skepticism. It would be an offense against polite conventions to press our doubts too far.
Large skepticism leads to large understanding. Small skepticism leads to small understanding. No skepticism leads to no understanding.
The improver of natural knowledge absolutely refuses to acknowledge authority, as such. For him, skepticism is the highest of duties; blind faith the one unpardonable sin.
I think I've always had a certain amount of skepticism of this whole 'shut up and smile' theory. I haven't ever swallowed that pill so easily, although I tried.
The logic of validation allows us to move between the two limits of dogmatism and skepticism.
The path of sound credence is through the thick forest of skepticism.
George Jean Nathan
People have moved beyond apathy, beyond skepticism into deep cynicism.
On the road from the City of Skepticism, I had to pass through the Valley of Ambiguity.
Dogmatism and skepticism are both, in a sense, absolute philosophies; one is certain of knowing, the other of not knowing. What philosophy should dissipate is certainty, whether of knowledge or ignorance.
There's a tacit belief that actors shouldn't write books, they're sort of allowed to direct movies but there will be a lot of skepticism, and they shouldn't do artwork or music. There are these invisible roadblocks to gain entree to these areas for actors, and you kind of have to crash through those invisible barriers.
Skepticism: the mark and even the pose of the educated mind.
The poison of skepticism becomes, like alcoholism, tuberculosis, and some other diseases, much more virulent in a hitherto virgin soil.
I discourage passive skepticism, which is the armchair variety where people sit back and criticize without ever subjecting their theories or themselves to real field testing.
My humor is my creativity, and my skepticism is a gift.
Somehow liberals have been unable to acquire from life what conservatives seem to be endowed with at birth: namely, a healthy skepticism of the powers of government agencies to do good.
Daniel Patrick Moynihan
Skepticism has never founded empires, established principals, or changed the world's heart. The great doers in history have always been people of faith.
Edwin Hubbel Chapin
In science, a healthy skepticism is a professional necessity, whereas in religion, having belief without evidence is regarded as a virtue.
Americans born since World War II have grown up in a media-saturated environment. From childhood, we have developed a sort of advertising literacy, which combines appreciation for technique with skepticism about motives. We respond to ads with at least as much rhetorical intelligence as we apply to any other form of persuasion.
Education has failed in a very serious way to convey the most important lesson science can teach: skepticism.
The natural cause of the human mind is certainly from credulity to skepticism.
Skepticism is a virtue in history as well as in philosophy.
Skepticism, like chastity, should not be relinquished too readily.
Skepticism is the first step on the road to philosophy.
The virtues of science are skepticism and independence of thought.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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