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Skeptics Quotes

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The problems of the world cannot possibly
be solved by skeptics or cynics
whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities.
We need men who can dream of things that never were.
- John F. Kennedy

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Modern cynics and skeptics... see no harm in paying those
to whom they entrust the minds of their children
a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom
they entrust the care of their plumbing.
- John F. Kennedy

There was a danger that skeptics and opponents would
misread those likelihood ratio tests as rejections
of an entire class of models,
which of course they were not.
- Thomas J. Sargent

I've stopped caring about skeptics, but if they libel
or defame me they will end up in court.
- Uri Geller

 

I am the skeptic of skeptics.
- Taylor Caldwell

Scientists are always skeptics.
- Donald Norman

Working together during the past three years,
we have confounded the skeptics and the cynics.
We've shown that here in Virginia, Democrats and Republicans can come together,
put politics aside, and make tough decisions when times demand it.
- Mark Warner

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

The skeptic does not mean him who doubts,
but him who investigates or researches,
as opposed to him who asserts and thinks that he has found.
- Miguel de Unamuno

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

Here the skeptic finds chaos and the believer further
evidence that the hand that made us is divine.
- Robert Moses

A skeptic is a person who would ask God for his ID card.
- Edgar A. Shoaff

Perhaps Europeans are a bit more skeptic whereas Americans are more believers.
- Isabelle Huppert

Be skeptical, but learn to listen.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The rich are not born skeptical or cynical.
They are made that way by events, circumstances.
- Paul Getty

Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion,
by which deep thoughts can be winnowed from deep nonsense.
- Carl Sagan

Dan Rather is guilty of not being skeptical enough
about a story that was politically loaded.
- Bill O'Reilly

I was skeptical about doing Texas Chainsaw at first
because it's such a cult classic.
I'd seen some of the sequels and was not a fan of those.
- Jessica Biel

I think you can be cynical about religion on occasion,
and certainly skeptical about the degree to which some
people use religion to manipulate other people.
- Peter Jennings

I agree with Chomsky in almost nothing.
When it comes to innate structures and so on,
I'm very skeptical.
- Clifford Geertz

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

Imagine if it happened to you: All of a sudden you
find this thing on your wrist and people are telling you it has powers.
I would be a little skeptical myself.
- Yancy Butler

I intend to leave after my death a large fund for the
promotion of the peace idea,
but I am skeptical as to its results.
- Alfred Nobel

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

Even the Lord had skeptical members of His party.
- Richard J. Daley

One, I am skeptical of the effectiveness of nutritional supplements.
- Michael Shermer

I don't believe in astrology; I'm a Sagittarius and we're skeptical.
- Arthur C. Clarke

I'm always the last person they go to with a sequel,
because I'm the most skeptical.
You know, I'm very proud of what we've done,
and I don't want to screw up our series.
- Sigourney Weaver

I'm very skeptical about the good intentions of Milosevic.
- Warren Christopher

I'm a little skeptical about using the Constitution this way,
but I also believe marriage is between a man and a
woman and that the courts shouldn't legislate this matter.
- Pete Coors

Journalists, who are skeptical to begin with,
simply do not like to be lied to or made fools of.
- Roger Mudd

It was important to me to find a label that wouldn't
back out after a first single.
Everyone's so used to hearing me with Hootie,
they're going to be skeptical.
- Darius Rucker

Because a truly skeptical position would be a very uncertain one.
- Rupert Sheldrake

Tribulation will not hurt you, unless as it too often does;
it hardens you and makes you sour,
narrow and skeptical.
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Journalists are supposed to be skeptical,
that's what keeps them digging rather than simply accepting the official line,
whether it comes from government or corporate bureaucrats.
- Linda Chavez

There are those who believe we have need of more literature,
of a large international publishing house,
of a great peace newspaper, or the like.
I am rather skeptical about this idea.
- Fredrik Bajer

Then you get to the last half of the 20th century,
Americans are getting very skeptical about their leaders and their institutions,
and another place that is affected is parties and conventions.
- Michael Beschloss

The ultimate end is a nation that lies under the concept
of the Declaration of Indepen dence.
The Declaration of Independence is such an extraordinary statement -
it was designed by people skeptical of government,
local or national, but in particular national.
- Malcolm Wallop

I would think a sense of the absurd is more important
for a political cartoonist,
because that could define things like a sense of hypocrisy
or a sense of the things one has to be skeptical about.
- Jonathan Shapiro

The sky is not burning, and to claim that it is amounts
to journalistic malpractice...
the press only promotes the global warming alarmists
and ignores or minimizes those of us who are skeptical.
- Mark L. Campbell

The parents have a right to say that no teacher paid
by their money shall rob their children of faith in
God and send them back to their homes skeptical,
or infidels, or agnostics, or atheists.
- William Jennings Bryan

We need to ask our policy makers and those we elect
to office who are supposed to make decisions to give
us the evidence of the facts that are behind the decisions that we make.
We should be skeptical.
- Dixie Lee Ray

A majority of American citizens are now becoming skeptical
of the claim that our carbon footprints,
resulting from our use of fossil fuels,
are going to lead to climatic calamities.
But governments are not yet listening to the citizens.
- John Coleman

Scientists tend to be skeptical, but the weakness of
the community of science is that it tends to move into
preformed establishment modes that say this is the
only way of doing science,
the only valid view.
- Walter Gilbert

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
- John Wooden

Is today a day to gather strength from the storm -
a day to to learn life lessons for the next battle?
Or is today a day to sit by the fire
and watch the storm rage outside?
Either way, the storm is just life.
Give thanks for all of Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We learn more by looking for the answer
to a question and not finding it
than we do from learning the answer itself.
- Lloyd Alexander

"Go to the people and live among them
in order to know them and learn from them.
- Jimmy Yen

It's okay to make mistakes.
Mistakes are our teachers - they help us to learn.
- John Bradshaw

Learn to do common things uncommonly well;
we must always keep in mind that anything
that helps fill the dinner pail is valuable.
- George Washington Carver

As we grow as unique persons, we learn to respect
the uniqueness of others.
- Robert H. Schuller

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
The important thing is not to stop questioning.
- Albert Einstein

We are not what we know
but what we are willing to learn.
- Mary Catherine Bateson

If you want to be heroic,
Don't emulate your heroes,
learn from them.
Heroes don't follow anyone,
they set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
- Epictetus

Go to the people
Live among them
Learn from them
Love them
Serve them
Plan with them
Start with what they know
Build on what they have.
- Jimmy Yen (Y. C. James Yen)

We Learn...
10% of what we read,
20% of what we hear,
30% of what we see,
50% of what we see and hear,
70% of what we discuss,
80% of what we experience,
95% of what we teach others.
- William Glasser

Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

We must learn to live together as brothers
or perish together as fools.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We must free ourselves of the hope
that the sea will ever rest.
We must learn to sail in high winds.
- Aristotle Onassis

It is impossible to begin to learn
that which one thinks one already knows.
- Epictetus

I live to experience something new each day -
to learn something new,
meet a new friend,
bring joy into someone's life,
feel the wind newly on my skin,
touch a new fear, a new anger,
and with focused intent and good fortune,
find an ample measure of my own joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If your actions inspire others to dream more,
learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
- John Quincy Adams

Learn to become still. And to take your attention
away from what you don't want, and all the emotional charge around it,
and place your attention on what you wish to experience.
- Michael Beckwith

There are some things you learn best in calm,
and some in storm.
- Willa Cather

Play the game for more than you can afford to lose...
only then will you learn the game.
- Winston Churchill

I think that somehow, we learn who we really are
and then live with that decision.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake,
not by mechanical aid, but by
an infinite expectation of the dawn.
- Henry David Thoreau


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