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Skepticism is the first step on the road to philosophy.
Skepticism is the sadism of embittered souls.
Emile M. Cioran
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 same principles which at first view lead to skepticism, pursued to a certain point, bring men back to common sense.
I have a lot of skepticism about marriage and monogamy.
The catchword I use with my classes is: The authority of the writer always overcomes the skepticism of the reader.
In science, a healthy skepticism is a professional necessity, whereas in religion, having belief without evidence is regarded as a virtue.
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.
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
I definitely was attracted to similar things in punk and science. They both depend on a healthy dose of skepticism.
My humor is my creativity, and my skepticism is a gift.
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.
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
The capacity to combine commitment with skepticism is essential to democracy.
Mary Catherine Bateson
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
Skepticism is an important historical tool. It is the starting point of all revision of hitherto accepted history.
Samuel E. Morison
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.
There needs to be a place in the church or just outside - there needs to be a place where people feel free to ask questions without being put upon, where they feel free to ask difficult, challenging questions to voice their skepticism.
D. A. Carson
The strongest continuous thread in America's political tradition is skepticism about government.
We should distinguish carefully skepticism about Big Government from contempt for all government.
Skepticism is not a position that you stake out ahead of time and stick to no matter what.
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
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.
We all approached doing a sequel with great trepidation and skepticism.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
C. S. Lewis
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