skepticism

A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on skepticism

The doctrine of foreordination is not a doctrine of repose; instead, it is a doctrine for second- and third-milers, and it will draw out of them the last full measure of devotion. It is a doctrine for the deep believer but it will bring only scorn from the skeptic.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: But for a Small Moment, see BYU Speeches, 1978, 1979, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on skepticism and understanding

This notion [skepticism] is more clearly understood by asking "What do I know?"

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essais

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A Quote by Marsilio Ficino on balance, extremism, labor, plants, and skepticism

The abstractionist and the materialist thus mutually exasperating each other, and the scoffer expressing the worst of materialism, there arises a third party to occupy the middle ground between these two, the skeptic, namely. He finds both wrong by being in extremes. He labors to plant his feet, to be the beam of the balance.

Marsilio Ficino (1433 - 1499)

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A Quote by Louis Pasteur on skepticism

Do not let yourself be tainted with a barren skepticism.

Louis Pasteur (1822 - 1895)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on death, egotism, heart, ideas, life, skepticism, and taoism

Can you dissolve your ego? Can you abandon the idea of self and other? Can you relinquish the notions of male and female, short and long, life and death? Can you let go of all these dualities and embrace the Tao without skepticism or panic? If so, you can reach the heart of the Integral Oneness.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (14)

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on good and skepticism

A wise skepticism is the first attribute of a good critic.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: Shakespeare Once More.

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A Quote by J. B. Charles on achievement, desires, destruction, discipline, mind, purpose, skepticism, skill, and thinking

Hands untrained in the use of tools destroy what they want to build. It takes skill to use tools to achieve the result desired, whether it's tearing down an old house or building a new one. Skepticism is a tool serving both purposes. But it must be used by a trained mind, a mind capable of disciplined thinking.

J. B. Charles

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A Quote by Immanuel Kant on atheism, criticism, danger, fanaticism, idealism, schools, skepticism, superstition, and thinking

Criticism alone can sever the root of materialism, fatalism, atheism, free-thinking, fanaticism, and superstition, which can be injurious universally; as well as of idealism and skepticism, which are dangerous chiefly to the Schools, and hardly allow of being handed on to the public.

Immanuel Kant (1724 - 1804)

Source: Critique of Pure Reason, 1781

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A Quote by Hugh B. Brown on birds, brothers, day, faith, fear, goals, god, good, heart, humor, intelligence, jokes, laughter, life, men, needs, optimism, people, pessimism, relationships, sense of humor, skepticism, soul, tolerance, and women

A sense of relationship and copartnership with God involves the concept of universal brotherhood and that will help to develop intelligent tolerance, open-mindedness, and good-natured optimism. Life is really a battle between fear and faith, pessimism and optimism. Fear and pessimism paralyze men with skepticism and futility. One must have a sense of humor to be an optimist in times like these. And you young women will need a sense of humor if you marry these young men and try to live with them. Golden Kimball once said in a conference, "The Lord Himself must like a joke or he wouldn't have made some of you people." But your good humor must be real, not simulated. Let your smiles come from the heart and they will become contagious. You may see men on the street any day whose laugh is only a frozen grin with nothing in it but teeth. Men without humor tend to forget their source, lose sight of their goal, and with no lubrication in their mental crankshafts, they must drop out of the race. Lincoln said, "Good humor is the oxygen of the soul." And someone paraphrased, "The surly bird catches the germ."

Hugh B. Brown (1883 - 1975)

Source: The Abundant Life, p. 50.

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A Quote by Hosea Ballou on argument, life, practice, and skepticism

Preaching is to much avail, but practice is far more effective. A godly life is the strongest argument you can offer the skeptic.

Hosea Ballou (1771 - 1852)

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