Skepticism is the first step on the road to philosophy.

Denis Diderot

Do not let yourself be tainted with a barren skepticism.

Louis Pasteur

I prefer credulity to skepticism and cynicism for there is more promise in almost anything than in nothing at all.

Ralph B. Perry

This is a company that people bought and put away. But it was made clear in January that you couldn't do that. There is increased skepticism about eBay.

Scott Kessler

When you play soft and loose with the district's money when it comes to yourself, you rightly see skepticism when it comes to not having the money for the lowest-paid workers in the district.

Thomas Dewar

Regardless of people's skepticism, I am pursuing what is (and has been) my dream for my own purposes. I appreciate the importance that so many others have placed on this effort, but I would still do it if I was alone and no one was watching.

Brian Walker

Until now, there's been a lot of skepticism whether these shrink-wrapped licenses are enforceable, ... UCITA says this is a contract, so all arguments that have existed in the past go out the window. The only hope you have is that the Supreme Court will rule that it's pre-empted.

Jonathan Band

Skepticism is the chastity of the intellect, and it is shameful to surrender it too soon or to the first comer: there is nobility in preserving it coolly and proudly through long youth, until at last, in the ripeness of instinct and discretion, it can be safely exchanged for fidelity and happiness.

George Santayana

Wal-Mart does nothing on a small scale. We respectfully suggest that Wal-Mart?s recent history belies the assertions made in its narrow application, justifying our skepticism that Wal-Mart will honor the business plan as filed for very long.

Terry Jorde

The market has done a good job, considering all it's had to take in over the last few days. There's skepticism across the board right now, but no fear, no panic. I like the action today [Wednesday].

Matt Ruane

Despite my skepticism, I thought to myself, 'This is perhaps the only illustration or symbol of what could be the benefits of a co-operational, rather than a confrontational attitude'.

Mort Zuckerman

Hopefully the rally today [Wednesday] means we're breaking through some of the skepticism about accounting.

Robert Morris

Given the historic skepticism of blacks toward Republicans, coupled with the current wounds, there is no easy fix for the president. We're hearing a lot of general charges by blacks that `He's a racist,' implying that `racist' and `conservative' are the same thing.

Harry Jackson

I do not believe the press is guilty of the charge that it abandoned its healthy skepticism in Iraq , and I would hate to see it draw the inference from New Orleans that 'in your face' journalism is the panacea for restoring our lost credibility.

Bob Zelnick

I react with skepticism and reservations. This is a violation of the church's status quo, because each church has its territory and other churches cannot interfere.

Archbishop Aristarchos

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's really getting treated with skepticism. Investors have turned in their rose-colored glasses for accounting visors.

Doug Kass

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

David Suzuki

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

Thomas Griffith

With a healthy dose of skepticism.

Richard Bove