Top 55 Skepticism Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Skepticism Quotes from famous people such as Jason Biggs, Phil Dunster, Thomas Jefferson, Michael Shermer, Stephanie Coontz, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

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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
I think I have an inbuilt British skepticism.
Phil Dunster
The natural cause of the human mind is certainly from credulity to skepticism.
Thomas Jefferson
Skepticism is not a position that you stake out ahead of time and stick to no matter what.
Michael Shermer
In 1992, I critiqued the panic over growing family diversity. My skepticism about the doomsayers has since been proven correct.
Stephanie Coontz
In my opinion I think there’s a difference between skepticism and cynicism; I tend to avoid cynicism because I feel it can err sometimes on the side of ignorance, by just disregarding something without actually seeing it or experiencing it first-hand.
Tyler Henry
People have moved beyond apathy, beyond skepticism into deep cynicism.
Elliot Richardson
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
Only a well-rounded intellect, a spirit nourished in the eternal sources of intelligence and culture, of justice and wisdom, is a safeguard against both indifference and skepticism.
Ameen Rihani
Skepticism is an important historical tool. It is the starting point of all revision of hitherto accepted history.
Samuel E. Morison
Asian parents, or a lot of parents in general, they have no idea what goes on in this industry. Mine were born in the Philippines, where it’s different, because it is about who you know, and who knows what you have to do to get to the top? So they had a lot of that skepticism.
Manny Jacinto
The logic of validation allows us to move between the two limits of dogmatism and skepticism.
Paul Ricoeur
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
The catchword I use with my classes is: The authority of the writer always overcomes the skepticism of the reader.
Nikki Giovanni
Everybody’s part of the greater whole and skepticism and virtue are a part of that.
Marc Webb
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 Patrick Moynihan
I believe that it’s condescending to think that women and their claims can’t stand up to interrogation and can’t handle skepticism.
Bari Weiss
I share the skepticism that my friends have about NAFTA. It was woefully weak in protecting workers and on the enforcement side. The question is can we meaningfully build a trade regime that has as its North Star protecting American workers and American jobs through meaningful enforcement? I think we can.
Tom Perez
In the summer of 2009, in the wake of a crisis in her life, my mother moved from San Diego to San Francisco to live with my 16-year-old daughter and me. My mother was 77. I was 51. Despite a chorus of skepticism from friends – who knew about my upbringing – I was determined to do what I could to help my mother.
Katie Hafner
Marxism is a success because it fuses the two inconsistent strains in Western thought – moral skepticism and moral indignation – and makes them complements in the attack against existing society.
Paul Craig Roberts
For most of my life, I, like many Americans, had greeted the idea of an arranged marriage with a mixture of fascination and skepticism.
Elizabeth Flock
The more general skepticism about another millennial that likes to claim they’re disrupting another industry – that doesn’t serve me well.
Vivek Ramaswamy
Russia’s assertiveness in global affairs is something I look upon with great concern, which we need to address with eyes wide open and a healthy degree of skepticism.
Dan Coats
When my fans and actors like Rajinikanth and Amitabh garu wished that I do films once again, I thought I should do. I had some skepticism in me, initially. But looking at the encouragement, I grew in confidence.
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
Large skepticism leads to large understanding. Small skepticism leads to small understanding. No skepticism leads to no understanding.
The virtues of science are skepticism and independence of thought.
Walter Gilbert
Its attitude, which it has preached and practiced, is skepticism. Now, it finds, the public is applying that skepticism to the press.
Thomas Griffith
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
The path of sound credence is through the thick forest of skepticism.
George Jean Nathan
The Federalist was one of the only publications to consistently express skepticism toward the Resistance’s conspiracy theory that Donald Trump was a traitor who had colluded with Russia to steal the 2016 election.
Mollie Hemingway
Where journalists have gotten themselves in trouble ove

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 think I’ve always had a certain amount of skepticism of this whole ‘shut up and smile’ theory. I haven’t ever swallowed that pill so easily, although I tried.
Amber Heard
Bob Gates has unusual standing in the debate about the Obama administration’s foreign policy: He was defense secretary for both a hawkish President George W. Bush and a wary President Obama. He understood Bush’s desire to project power and Obama’s skepticism.
David Ignatius
I think comics is a really good way to talk about skepticism and atheism and things like that… it was easy to tell those stories and, I think, helpful to some people to tell them in comic form. Using visuals makes it easier to break stuff down and makes it somewhat easier to understand.
Box Brown
It is evident that skepticism, while it makes no actual change in man, always makes him feel better.
Ambrose Bierce
The poison of skepticism becomes, like alcoholism, tuberculosis, and some other diseases, much more virulent in a hitherto virgin soil.
Simone Weil
I knew that this was going to be questioned and it was going to come under skepticism as to why I left ‘Star Wars’.
Josh Trank
I think there is some kind of disillusionment in the West about the gains of modernity and of economic growth and it takes a form of skepticism about the gains of prosperity generally.
Claire Fox
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
There is a kind of courtesy in skepticism. It would be an offense against polite conventions to press our doubts too far.
George Santayana
Education has failed in a very serious way to convey the most important lesson science can teach: skepticism.
David Suzuki
In European countries and some Asian countries I’ve been to, there’s a lot less hesitation and skepticism when it comes to enjoying culture. People are encouraged to be fans and be passionate about what they like.
Andrew W.K.
I don’t think there was enough skepticism because I think most of us kind of believed that Saddam Hussein was building biological, chemical, and perhaps even, nuclear weapons.
Walter Isaacson
There’s a tacit belief that actors shouldn’t write books, they’re sort of allowed to direct movies but there will be a lot of skepticism, and they shouldn’t do artwork or music. There are these invisible roadblocks to gain entree to these areas for actors, and you kind of have to crash through those invisible barriers.
James Franco
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
Founding a company is a sheer act of will and tenacity in the face of immense skepticism from everyone – investors, customers, friends, family, and employees, to name a few.
Steve Blank
We all approached doing a sequel with great trepidation and skepticism.
Jason Biggs
In the United States, the Supreme Court’s decision of 1954, outlawing segregation in school systems, was greeted with mixed feelings of hope and skepticism by African-Americans.
John Henrik Clarke
The strongest continuous thread in America’s political tradition is skepticism about government.
George Will
I totally understand skepticism, and I think it’s so important for me to show validation of my readings.
Tyler Henry
I view my role now as providing more of a macro-level skepticism, rather than saying this poll is good or this poll is evil.
Nate Silver
Vaccines don’t cause autism. Vaccines, instead, prevent disease. Vaccines have wiped out a score of formerly deadly childhood diseases. Vaccine skepticism has helped to bring some of those diseases back from near extinction.
Alex Pareene
My skepticism doesn’t come from no one. There’s a root to it, and it’s my family.
Rachel Lindsay
In my view, as a country we need to rediscover some of that skepticism about government and revisit that libertarian agenda.
Charles Kennedy