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Funny Skepticism Quotes
Funny Quotes about Skepticism

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The natural cause of the human mind
is certainly from credulity to skepticism.
- Thomas Jefferson

Man's most valuable trait is a judicious sense
of what not to believe.
- Euripides

Maintain a balance between skepticism and faith.
Maintain a beginner mind. Be open to possibility.
Don't give in to skepticism,
but don't give in to fantasy either.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everyone has an opinion on many subjects
and is ready to share those opinions -
labeling them as "truth."
Sometimes it is relatively easy
to filter out these opinions.
Upon hearing an ad for the latest
weight-loss powder on late-night TV,
our skepticism leaps to our defense.
However, if we have heard the same opinion for years
from our parents, friends,
government officials, or religious leaders,
we are more likely to believe without questioning
than to raise our filter of skepticism
and ask the hard questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


 

The logic of validation allows us to move between the
two limits of dogmatism and skepticism.
- Paul Ricoeur

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

We all approached doing a sequel with great trepidation and skepticism.
- Jason Biggs


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I'm the most cynical person, and I know what that sounds like when you say,
I don't drink and drive, and I don't.
But I know people look at that with skepticism,
and I understand.
- Tracey Gold

Education has failed in a very serious way to convey
the most important lesson science can teach:
skepticism.
- David Suzuki

The path of sound credence is through the thick forest of skepticism.
- George Jean Nathan

The poison of skepticism becomes, like alcoholism,
tuberculosis, and some other diseases,
much more virulent in a hitherto virgin soil.
- Simone Weil

I'd say there was a fair amount of skepticism at the
time about whether the Internet held any promise.
And of course I felt that it did.
- Jim Clark

The same principles which at first view lead to skepticism,
pursued to a certain point, bring men back to common sense.
- George Berkeley

It is evident that skepticism, while it makes no actual change in man,
always makes him feel better.
- Ambrose Bierce

Skepticism, riddling the faith of yesterday,
prepared the way for the faith of tomorrow.
- Romain Rolland

My position now, especially in this town,
adds an element of skepticism with people you meet -
especially girls.
I mean, it becomes a lot more difficult.
- Jason Biggs

Investors should start with a view of skepticism.
They should become intellectual investors rather than emotional investors.
They should be careful, and they should be skeptical.
- Arthur Levitt

Its attitude, which it has preached and practiced,
is skepticism.
Now, it finds, the public is applying that skepticism to the press.
- Thomas Griffith

The virtues of science are skepticism and independence of thought.
- Walter Gilbert

The capacity to combine commitment with skepticism
is essential to democracy.
- Mary Catherine Bateson

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.
- Thomas Huxley

Large skepticism leads to large understanding.
Small skepticism leads to small understanding.
No skepticism leads to no understanding.
- Xi Zhi

Skepticism is the first step on the road to philosophy.
- Denis Diderot

Skepticism: the mark and even the pose of the educated mind.
- John Dewey

Skepticism is an important historical tool.
It is the starting point of all revision of hitherto accepted history.
- Samuel E. Morison

Skepticism is a virtue in history as well as in philosophy.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

There is a kind of courtesy in skepticism.
It would be an offense against polite conventions to
press our doubts too far.
- George Santayana

On the road from the City of Skepticism,
I had to pass through the Valley of Ambiguity.
- Adam Smith

Skepticism is the sadism of embittered souls.
- Emile M. Cioran

People have moved beyond apathy, beyond skepticism into deep cynicism.
- Elliot Richardson

Do not let yourself be tainted with a barren skepticism.
- Louis Pasteur

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

Skepticism, like chastity, should not be relinquished too readily.
- George Santayana

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

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.
- Bertrand Russell

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

Well, I had a small degree, that little infection of
skepticism about America which resides in the minds
of even America's closest friends.
That America can't be quite as good as it says it is.
And why does it need so relentlessly to keep saying how good it is?
- Robert MacNeil

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 P. Moynihan

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.
- Linda Chavez

I believe that sex is one of the most beautiful,
natural, wholesome things that money can buy.
- Steve Martin

Magic is natural to Wizards,
and only a little harder for the rest of us.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes.
Don't resist them - that only creates sorrow.
Let reality be reality.
Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.
- Lao Tzu

Once you know yourself as a genuine seeker,
and when your own inner chamber is quite enlightened,
then comes the natural unfoldment of pure love and compassion
and a genuine desire to serve others.
- Rod Stryker

Grief is a normal and natural response to loss.
It is originally an unlearned feeling process.
Keeping grief inside increases your pain.
- Anne Grant

Happiness is the natural flower of duty.
- Phillips Brooks

The road to freedom lies not through
mysteries or occult performances,
but through the intelligent use
of natural forces and laws.
- Ernest Holmes

Marriage cannot be severed from its cultural,
religious and natural roots without weakening the good influence of society.
- Jack Kingston

Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark;
and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales,
so is the other.
- Francis Bacon

If you do something once,
people will call it an accident.
If you do it twice, t
hey call it a coincidence.
But do it a third time, and
you've just proven a natural law.
- Grace Hopper

Children are natural Zen masters;
their world is brand new in each and every moment.
- John Bradshaw

Every natural fact is a symbol of some spiritual fact.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Beauty is a manifestation of secret natural laws,
which otherwise would have been hidden from us forever.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Nobody's a natural.
You work hard to get good and then work to get better.
It's hard to stay on top.
- Paul Coffey

The natural progress of things is for liberty
to yield and government to gain ground.
- Thomas Jefferson

The future has nothing in common with the past -
except natural laws and human nature.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness.
When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe.
You relinquish that position to your children.
- Jessica Lange

The whole art of teaching is only the art
of awakening the natural curiosity
of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
- Anatole France

Soar - it's your natural state.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Women's natural role is to be a pillar of the family.
- Grace Kelly

Not all is doom and gloom.
We are beginning to understand the natural world and
are gaining a reverence for life -
all life.
- Roger Tory Peterson

If it's natural to kill, how come men have to go into training to learn how?
- Joan Baez

Judge your natural character
by what you do in your dreams.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is a natural aristocracy among men.
The grounds of this are virtue and talents.
- Thomas Jefferson

Love never dies a natural death. It dies because
we don't know how to replenish its source.
It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals.
It dies of illness and wounds;
it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.
- Anais Nin

The forces that are driving mankind toward unity and
peace are deep-seated and powerful.
They are material and natural, as well as moral and intellectual.
- Arthur Henderson

Clearly, society has a tremendous stake in insisting
on a woman's natural fitness for the career of mother:
the alternatives are all too expensive.
- Ann Oakley

Breaking up is a natural evolution
when you try to figure out what you want in life.
If you're with an individual
who isn't moving in the same direction
and at the same rate that you are,
it ain't going to work.
- Usher Raymond

Reverse every natural instinct and do the opposite
of what you are inclined to do,
and you will probably come very close to having a perfect golf swing.
- Ben Hogan

Confidence is the most important single factor in this game,
and no matter how great your natural talent,
there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.
- Jack Nicklaus


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