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Doubt, the essential preliminary of all improvement and discovery,
by Albert Pike

Doubt, the essential preliminary of all improvement and discovery,
must accompany the stages of man's onward progress.
The faculty of doubting and questioning,
without which those of comparison and judgment would be useless,
is itself a divine prerogative of the reason.
- Albert Pike

The eyes of the cheerful and of the melancholy man
are fixed upon the same creation;
but very different are the aspects which it bears to them.
- Albert Pike

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us;
what we have done for others and the world
remains and is immortal.
- Albert Pike

A war for a great principle ennobles a nation.
- Albert Pike

 

War is a series of catastrophes which result in victory.
- Albert Pike

The sovereignty of one's self over one's self is called Liberty.
- Albert Pike

Faith begins where Reason sinks exhausted.
- Albert Pike

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To work with the hands or brain, according to our requirements and our capacities,
to do that which lies before us to do,
is more honorable than rank and title.
- Albert Pike

Will is the dynamic soul-force.
- Albert Pike

Philosophy is a kind of journey, ever learning yet
never arriving at the ideal perfection of truth.
- Albert Pike

Above all things let us never forget that mankind constitutes one great brotherhood;
all born to encounter suffering and sorrow,
and therefore bound to sympathize with each other.
- Albert Pike

One man is equivalent to all Creation.
One man is a World in miniature.
- Albert Pike

A man should live with his superiors as he does with his fire:
not too near,
lest he burn; nor too far off, lest he freeze.
- Albert Pike

We have all the light we need, we just need to put it in practice.
- Albert Pike

Almost all the noblest things that have been achieved in the world,
have been achieved by poor men; poor scholars,
poor professional men, poor artisans and artists,
poor philosophers, poets, and men of genius.
- Albert Pike

The universal medicine for the Soul is the Supreme
Reason and Absolute Justice;
for the mind,
mathematical and practical Truth; for the body,
the Quintessence, a combination of light and gold.
- Albert Pike

But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers
shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth:
for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
God is a spirit: and they that worship him must worship
him in spirit and in truth.
- Albert Pike

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers,
who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt
to offer a solution everybody can understand.
- Colin Powell

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,
committed people can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead

Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.
- Voltaire

When in doubt, do it.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Doubt is the beginning of wisdom.
- Aristotle

Beyond a doubt, truth bears the same relation
to falsehood as light to darkness.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Inaction breeds doubt and fear.
Action breeds confidence and courage.
If you want to conquer fear,
do not sit home and think about it.
Go out and get busy.
- Dale Carnegie

It is not my place to doubt the sincere beliefs of others.
My job is to question my own beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Believe those who are seeking the truth.
Doubt those who find it.
- Andre Gide

Doubt is the vestibule which we all must pass through
before we can enter the temple of truth.
- Osho

I no doubt deserved my enemies,
but I don't believe I deserved my friends.
- Walt Whitman

My life is for living, not for worry or doubt,
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When all is said and done,
the one sole condition that makes
spiritual happiness and preserves it
is the absence of doubt.
- Mark Twain

Doubt and mistrust are the mere panic of timid imagination,
which the steadfast heart will conquer,
and the large mind will transcend.
- Helen Keller

Once we doubt ourselves, success slips beyond our grasp.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I do not believe in the God of the theologians;
but that there is a Supreme Intelligence I do not doubt.
- Thomas Edison

When prayer removes distrust and doubt
and enters the field of mental certainty,
it becomes faith; and the universe is built on faith.
- Ernest Holmes

Truth is beautiful, without doubt; but so are lies.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt.
Doubt separates people.
It is a poison that disintegrates
friendships and breaks up pleasant relations.
It is a thorn that irritates and hurts;
it is a sword that kills.
- The Buddha

If you doubt the virtue in self-honor,
remember what the flight attendant says,
"Put your own oxygen mask on first."
You are of no use to anyone else
if you have not taken care of your own needs first -
this includes your own emotional,
as well as physical, well-being.
In addition, your greatest value to your children,
your family, your friends, and your community
is the example you set, leading a great life that inspires
those around you to emulate your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What makes a river so restful to people is that it doesn't have any doubt -
it is sure to get where it is going,
and it doesn't want to go anywhere else.
- Hal Boyle

Faith keeps many doubts in her pay.
If I could not doubt, I should not believe.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool,
than to speak and remove all doubt.
- sometimes attributed to Mark Twain, Abraham Lincoln, or Samuel Johnson

I don't think there's any artist of any value who doesn't
doubt what they're doing.
- Francis Ford Coppola

Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
- Khalil Gibran

I doubt that the imagination can be suppressed.
If you truly eradicated it in a child,
he would grow up to be an eggplant.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Faith means belief in something concerning which doubt
is theoretically possible.
- William James

Never doubt that you can change history.
You already have.
- Marge Piercy

To walk through the ruined cities of Germany is to
feel an actual doubt about the continuity of civilization.
- George Orwell

Doubt is part of all religion.
All the religious thinkers were doubters.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer

When in doubt, take more time.
- John Zimmerman

When in doubt, mumble; when in trouble,
delegate; when in charge, ponder.
- James H. Boren

There is too much fathering going on just now and there
is no doubt about it fathers are depressing.
- Gertrude Stein

Authority has every reason to fear the skeptic,
for authority can rarely survive in the face of doubt.
- Robert Lindner

Faith and doubt both are needed - not as antagonists,
but working side by side to take us around the unknown curve.
- Lillian Smith

I don't doubt God. I have firm faith absolutely in God.
It's religion I'm doubting.
- Bono

I, with a deeper instinct,
choose a man who compels my strength,
who makes enormous demands on me,
who does not doubt my courage or my toughness,
who does not believe me naive or innocent,
who has the courage to treat me like a woman.
- Anais Nin

Psychology which explains everything explains nothing,
and we are still in doubt.
- Marianne Moore

Who never doubted, never half believed.
Where doubt is, there truth is - it is her shadow.
- Ambrose Bierce

Pain was something we were expected to endure.
But I doubt very much if you would be entirely happy
today if a doctor threw a towel in your face and jumped on you with a knife.
- Roald Dahl

The deplorable mania of doubt exhausts me.
I doubt about everything, even my doubts.
- Gustave Flaubert

I think we ought always to entertain our opinions with some measure of doubt.
I shouldn't wish people dogmatically to believe any philosophy,
not even mine.
- Bertrand Russell

Should doubt knock at your doorway, just say to those skeptical,
disturbing, rebellious thoughts, I propose to stay with my faith,
with the faith of my people.
- Thomas S. Monson

If you've got talent, stick with it...
because talent wins out, without a doubt.
- Bobby Sherman

This is definitely the first curmudgeon,
no doubt about it.
- Stacy Keach

This paper will no doubt be found interesting by those
who take an interest in it.
- John Dalton

Metaphysical thinking will always no doubt be a strong
element in her mentality,
and it is to be hoped that she will never lose her great,
her sovereign powers in that direction.
- Sri Aurobindo

Today the theory of evolution is about as much open
to doubt as the theory that the earth goes round the sun.
- Richard Dawkins

If technique is of no interest to a writer,
I doubt that the writer is an artist.
- Marianne Moore

I doubt whether any girl would be satisfied with her
lover's mind if she knew the whole of it.
- Anthony Trollope

Test yourself on mankind.
It is something that makes the doubter doubt,
the believer believe.
- Franz Kafka

We criticize, copy, patronize, idolize and insult but
we never doubt that the U.S.
has a unique position in the history of human hopes.
- Ferdinand Mount

I spoke without fear of contradiction.
I simply did not suffer self-doubt.
- Elia Kazan


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