Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Different quotes on scepticism

If scepticism as an investigative method is the foundation
of every sane progress of knowledge, then, as a doctrine, its amusing end.

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

Men are ready to believe everything when they believe nothing.
—They have diviners when they cease to have prophets;
witchcraft when they cease to have religious ceremonies;
and they open the caves of sorcery when they shut the temples
of the Lord.
Chateaubriand, Francois Rene

Scepticism is the beginning of Faith.
Oscar Wilde

A thing is not proved just because no one has ever
questioned it.
What has never been gone into impartially has never
been properly gone into. Hence scepticism is
the first step toward truth.
It must be applied generally, because it is
the touchstone.
Denis Diderot

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