A Quote by Thomas Henry Huxley on possibility and skepticism

I am too much of a skeptic to deny the possibility of anything.

Thomas Huxley (1825 - 1895)

Source: Letter to Herbert Spencer, 22 March 1886.

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A Quote by George Santayana on chastity, shame, and skepticism

Skepticism is the chastity of the intellect, and it is shameful to surrender it too soon or to the first comer.

George Santayana (1863 - 1952)

Source: Skepticism and Animal Faith, 1923

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on facts and skepticism

The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche on faith, luxury, and skepticism

If a man have a strong faith he can indulge in the luxury of skepticism.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

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A Quote by Eric Ambler on laws and skepticism

For the skeptic there remains only one consolation: if there should be such a thing as superhuman law it is administered with subhuman inefficiency.

Eric Ambler

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A Quote by Daniel Patrick Moynihan on birth, good, government, health, liberals, and skepticism

Somehow liberals have been unable to acquire from birth what conservatives seem to be endowed with at birth: namely, a healthy skepticism of the powers of government to do good.

Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on chastity, humility, men, and skepticism

Few men speak humbly of humility, chastely of chastity, skeptically of skepticism.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: W. H. Auden and L. Kronenberger (eds.) The Viking Book of Aphorisms, New York: Viking Press, 1966.

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A Quote by Arthur Meier Schlesinger, Jr. on government, people, ridicule, and skepticism

A little disrespect is not a bad thing. Skepticism is essential to chasten what Walt Whitman called "the never-ending audacity of elected persons." But, carried too far, ridicule of the people we choose to govern us may undermine self government itself.

Arthur Meier Schlesinger (1917 -)

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A Quote by Albert Camus on death, men, seriousness, sincerity, and skepticism

Men are never convinced of your reasons, of your sincerity, of the seriousness of your sufferings, except by your death. So long as you are alive, your case is doubtful; you have a right only to their skepticism.

Albert Camus (1913 - 1960)

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