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The path of sound credence is through the thick forest of skepticism.
George Jean Nathan
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.
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.
On the road from the City of Skepticism, I had to pass through the Valley of Ambiguity.
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.
Skepticism: the mark and even the pose of the educated mind.
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 is the sadism of embittered souls.
Emile M. Cioran
Do not let yourself be tainted with a barren skepticism.
There are good intentions behind many people's conversion to veganism, including an admirable devotion to the well-being of animals and a justified skepticism about the crap the USDA allows manufacturers to put in our food. But it's hard to ignore the often sanctimonious nature of what some nutritionists view as an 'extremist' way of eating.
She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist.
Education has failed in a very serious way to convey the most important lesson science can teach: skepticism.
In the United States, the Supreme Court's decision of 1954, outlawing segregation in school systems, was greeted with mixed feelings of hope and skepticism by African-Americans.
John Henrik Clarke
The logic of validation allows us to move between the two limits of dogmatism and skepticism.
People have moved beyond apathy, beyond skepticism into deep cynicism.
My humor is my creativity, and my skepticism is a gift.
The natural cause of the human mind is certainly from credulity to skepticism.
Skepticism is a virtue in history as well as in philosophy.
It is evident that skepticism, while it makes no actual change in man, always makes him feel better.
Skepticism, like chastity, should not be relinquished too readily.
There is a kind of courtesy in skepticism. It would be an offense against polite conventions to press our doubts too far.
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.
Skepticism is the first step on the road to philosophy.
The poison of skepticism becomes, like alcoholism, tuberculosis, and some other diseases, much more virulent in a hitherto virgin soil.
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
John F. Kennedy
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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