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The same principles which at first view lead to skepticism, pursued to a certain point, bring men back to common sense.
In science, a healthy skepticism is a professional necessity, whereas in religion, having belief without evidence is regarded as a virtue.
The catchword I use with my classes is: The authority of the writer always overcomes the skepticism of the reader.
I have a lot of skepticism about marriage and monogamy.
Large skepticism leads to large understanding. Small skepticism leads to small understanding. No skepticism leads to no understanding.
The virtues of science are skepticism and independence of thought.
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.
I view my role now as providing more of a macro-level skepticism, rather than saying this poll is good or this poll is evil.
Skepticism, riddling the faith of yesterday, prepared the way for the faith of tomorrow.
I definitely was attracted to similar things in punk and science. They both depend on a healthy dose of skepticism.
It is the press that has taken these charges and accusations and blown them up without any kind of skepticism whatsoever - blown them into realities and treated them as if they were true.
Dixie Lee Ray
Where journalists have gotten themselves in trouble over the last few decades is that their skepticism often extends only to American officials, the U.S. military and Republican politicians.
As a conservative, I maintain a healthy skepticism of the theory of man-made global warming. I also believe that more people enjoying the fruits of modernity and economic development is a good thing - as long as those people arrived legally and obey the law.
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.
The capacity to combine commitment with skepticism is essential to democracy.
Mary Catherine Bateson
I've encountered a lot of people who sound like critics but very few who have substantive criticisms. There is a lot of skepticism, but it seems to be more a matter of inertia than it is of people having some real reason for thinking something else.
K. Eric Drexler
Skepticism is an important historical tool. It is the starting point of all revision of hitherto accepted history.
Samuel E. Morison
Doing a movie about Steve Jobs is just generally a provocative thing to do, whoever does it, and it begs a lot of questioning and skepticism only in that, what is this going to be? What am I going to be looking at? And curiosity as well. I think that's all positive in any film, because you want people to be curious about it.
Joshua Michael Stern
The strongest continuous thread in America's political tradition is skepticism about government.
Skepticism is not a position that you stake out ahead of time and stick to no matter what.
I don't think there was enough skepticism because I think most of us kind of believed that Saddam Hussein was building biological, chemical, and perhaps even, nuclear weapons.
I grew up a child of Watergate. It gave me a good dose of skepticism about authority. One of my favorite movies is 'All the President's Men.' Woodward and Bernstein, those guys were my heroes. I have a degree in journalism.
A majority of Americans support Social Security and Medicare, a progressive tax system and a government that regulates business in the public interest, but most share deep skepticism about the government's ability to do all this well.
The most striking development of the great depression of 1929 is a profound skepticism of the future of contemporary society among large sections of the American people.
C. L. R. James
We all approached doing a sequel with great trepidation and skepticism.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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