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#1. Our trials and our times of pain get the most recognition, but 'Straight Outta Compton' speaks to triumph. When it's doubtful, when nobody is on your side, when your back is against the wall, you triumph and make it through. Showing growth through movies promotes growth. - Author: O'Shea Jackson Jr.
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#2. [T]he true key for the construction of everything doubtful in a law is the intention of the law-makers. This is most safely gathered from the words, but may be sought also in extraneous circumstances provided they do not contradict the express words of the law. - Author: Thomas Jefferson
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#3. I would love to go on 'MasterChef'. But while I really like cooking, I'm doubtful anyone would ever want to pay for what I'd cooked. - Author: Ed Balls
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#4. Many people think that if they were only in some other place, or had some other job, they would be happy. Well, that is doubtful. So get as much happiness out of what you are doing as you can and don't put off being happy until some future date. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#5. Men are never convinced of your reasons, of your sincerity, of the seriousness of your sufferings, except by your death. So long as you are alive, your case is doubtful; you have a right only to their skepticism. - Author: Albert Camus
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#6. Hardness of heart is a dreadful quality, but it is doubtful whether in the long run it works more damage than softness of head. - Author: Theodore Roosevelt
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#7. And if you take one from three hundred and sixty-five what remains?"
"Three hundred and sixty-four, of course."
Humpty Dumpty looked doubtful, "I'd rather see that done on paper," he said. - Author: Lewis Carroll
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#8. It is clear enough by now to most people that the camera never lies is a foolish saying. Yet it is doubtful whether most people realize how extraordinarily slippery a liar the camera is. - Author: James Agee
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#9. It is doubtful whether anyone who has travelled widely has found anywhere in the world regions more ugly than in the human face. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#10. Emerson has said, "When half-gods go, the gods arrive." That is a very doubtful maxim. Better say, "When God arrives (and only then) the half-gods can remain." Left to themselves they either vanish or become demons. - Author: C.S. Lewis
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#11. A man was meant to be doubtful about himself, but undoubting about the truth; this has been exactly reversed. - Author: G.K. Chesterton
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#12. For in some ways the world was like a shopping centre, and he himself was a doubtful customer, often ineffectual, being talked into buying things he didn't want, things indeed which nobody in their right mind would want to buy. - Author: Margaret Mahy
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#13. And even then it would be doubtful. - Author: Howard Harrison
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#14. All those instances to be found in history, whether real or fabulous, of a doubtful public spirit, at which morality is perplexed, reason is staggered, and from which affrighted Nature recoils, are their chosen and almost sole examples for the instruction of their youth. - Author: Edmund Burke
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#15. It is very doubtful whether man is enough of a political animal to produce a good, sensible, serious and efficient constitution. All the evidence is against it. - Author: George Bernard Shaw
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#16. The monsters are gone."
"Really?" Doubtful.
"I killed the monsters. That's what fathers do. - Author: Fiona Wallace
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#17. It is doubtful that anyone has contributed more in a lifetime to the overall coverage of cricket than Christopher Martin-Jenkins. - Author: Jonathan Agnew
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#18. I knew it to be very doubtful whether the Cabinet, Parliament, and the country would take this view on the outbreak of war, and through the whole of this week I had in view the probable contingency that we should not decide at the critical moment to support France. - Author: Edward Grey
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#19. way." The giant scratched his head and looked doubtful. - Author: Mary Lasswell
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#20. The longer they were together the more doubtful seemed the nature of his regard, and sometimes for a few painful minutes she believed it to be no more than friendship - Author: Jane Austen
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#21. Men have various subjects in which they may excel, or at least would be thought to excel, and though they love to hear justice done to them where they know they excel, yet they are most and best flattered upon those points where they wish to excel and yet are doubtful whether they do or not. - Author: Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl Of Chesterfield
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#22. We are in a strange world,' one senior Israeli official said to me, 'where the defense minister and to a lesser degree the prime minister are focused intently on the military option, and the intelligence services and the military, with some exceptions, are deeply doubtful. - Author: David E. Sanger
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#23. Several years have now passed since I first realized how numerous were the false opinions that in my youth I had taken to be true, and thus how doubtful were all those that I had subsequently built upon them. - Author: Rene Descartes
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#24. And let it be noted that there is no more delicate matter to take in hand, nor more dangerous to conduct, nor more doubtful in its success, than to set up as a leader in the introduction of changes. - Author: Niccolo Machiavelli
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#25. False and doubtful positions, relied upon as unquestionable maxims, keep those who build on them in the dark from truth. Such are usually the prejudices imbibed from education, party, reverence, fashion, interest, et cetera. - Author: John Locke
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#26. It used to be the boast of free men that, so long as they kept within the bounds of the known law, there was no need to ask anybody's permission or to obey anybody's orders. It is doubtful whether any of us can make this claim today. - Author: Friedrich August Von Hayek
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#27. It is doubtful that the government knows much more than the public does about how government [Economic] policies will work. - Author: W. Allen Wallis
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#28. A civilized society is one which tolerates eccentricity to the point of doubtful sanity. - Author: Robert Frost
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#29. A widow of doubtful age will marry almost any sort of a white man. - Author: Horace Greeley
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#30. Glory and curiosity are the scourges of the soul; the last prompts us to thrust our noses into everything, the other forbids us to leave anything doubtful and undecided. - Author: Michel De Montaigne
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#31. I think of myself as somebody who, in a moment-to-moment way, I'm quite happy. But I think I am a bit doubtful and wary of true happiness, and, like a lot of my friends, there's been a good degree of self-sabotage. - Author: Patrick DeWitt
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#32. The Saviour is, by His Spirit, still on earth; let this cheer us. He is ever in the midst of the fight, and therefore the battle is not doubtful. - Author: Charles Haddon Spurgeon
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#33. Everything is false, everything is possible, everything is doubtful. - Author: Guy De Maupassant
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#34. When it's hard and you are doubtful, give more. Or, as Deuteronomy says, "Give liberally and be ungrudging when you do so, for on this account the Lord your God will bless you in all your work an din all that you undertake." (15:10 NRSV) - Author: Francis Chan
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#35. Our belief at the beginning of a doubtful undertaking is the one thing that assures the successful outcome of any venture. - Author: William James
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#36. He saw something that makes a man doubtful of the constancy of the realities outside himself. It was the shocking discovery that makes a man wonder if I've missed this, what else have I failed to see? - Author: John Steinbeck
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#37. In exploring new and doubtful tracts of speculation, the mind strikes out true and original views; as a drop of water hesitates at first what direction it will take, but afterwards follows its own course. - Author: William Hazlitt
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#38. At times it has been doubtful to me if Emerson really knows or feels what Poetry is at its highest, as in the Bible, for instance, or Homer or Shakspeare. I see he covertly or plainly likes best superb verbal polish, or something old or odd - Author: Walt Whitman
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#39. There is no such way to gain admittance, or give defence to strange and absurd Doctrines, as to guard them round about with Legions of obscure, doubtful, and undefin'd Words. - Author: John Locke
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#40. Trust me, I know what self loathing is. But to kill myself? That would put a damper on my search for answers. Not at all productive. Besides, I've become increasingly doubtful as to whether I can die at all. But let's not get into that. - Author: Jhonen Vasquez
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#41. The Vietnam War and the Iraq war, in different ways, both made me feel like I could not not address them. I'm very doubtful about the usefulness of poetry to do that. - Author: Robert Hass
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#42. I felt more doubtful than usual with 'Goon Squad,' because I knew that the book's genre wasn't easily named - Novel? Stories? Novel-in-stories? - and I worried that its lack of a clear category would count against it. My hopes for it were pretty modest. - Author: Jennifer Egan
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#43. It is beginning to be doubtful whether Parliament and Congress sit in Westminster and Washington, or in the editorial rooms of the leading journals,
so thoroughly is everything debated before the authorized and responsible debaters get on their legs. - Author: James Russell Lowell
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#44. Naysayers are frightened of their own power. - Author: T.F. Hodge
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#45. It is doubtful we can be Christian in anything unless we are Christian in everything. - Author: Aiden Wilson Tozer
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#46. Men Wanted: For hazardous journey. Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in case of success. - Author: Ernest Shackleton
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#47. Be not held back by fear's insane insistence that sureness lies in doubt. I am not doubtful, but certain. The miracle is always there. I will see them in the light. - Author: Helen Shucman
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#48. It is doubtful whether God can bless a man greatly until He has hurt him deeply. - Author: A.W. Tozer
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#49. For the last half of my life I have had the doubtful benefit of a brother whose literary reputation is much greater than my own. - Author: Laurence Housman
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#50. Since peace is alone in the gift of God; and since it is He who gives it, why should we be afraid? His unspeakable gift in His beloved Son is the ground of no doubtful hope. - Author: Michael Faraday
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#51. In the life of a man, his time is but a moment, his being an incessant flux, his sense a dim rushlight, his body a prey of worms, his soul an unquiet eddy, his fortune dark, his fame doubtful. In short, all that is body is as coursing waters, all that is of the soul as dreams and vapors. - Author: Marcus Aurelius
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#52. The years rolled their brutal course down the hill of time. Still poor, my clothes still smelling of the horse barn, still writing those doubtful poems where too much emotion clashed with too many words. - Author: Paul Engle
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#53. The doubtful beam long nods from side to side. - Author: Alexander Pope
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#54. In necessary things, unity; in doubtful things, liberty; in all things, charity. - Author: Anne Baxter
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#55. Although a skillful flatterer is a most delightful companion if you have him all to yourself, his taste becomes very doubtful when he takes to complimenting other people. - Author: Charles Dickens
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#56. He believed in God even if he was doubtful of men's claims to know God's mind. But that a God unable to forgive was no God at all. - Author: Cormac McCarthy
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#57. The uplift of a fearless heart will help us over barriers. No one ever overcomes difficulties by going at them in a hesitant, doubtful way. - Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder
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#58. If you have never felt your soul poured out before the Lord with a consequent exhaustion, it is doubtful whether you have advanced far in the school of prayer. - Author: Walter J Chantry
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#59. It is doubtful if a more extensive anthology of errors (William Shirer's Rise and Fall of the Third Reich) concerning the personality and policies of Hitler and the causes and responsibility for the Second World War has ever been assembled, even in war time. - Author: Harry Elmer Barnes
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#60. Men be so foolish as to have delight and pleasure in the doubtful glistering of a trifling little stone, which may behold any of the stars or else the sun itself. - Author: Thomas More
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#61. I put forward formless and unresolved notions, as do those who publish doubtful questions to debate in the schools, not to establish the truth but to seek it. - Author: Michel De Montaigne
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#62. Many of the historical proverbs have a doubtful paternity. - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#63. unscathed. As a victim, you might be taken to the point of not wanting to live anymore due to the loss of the soul mate illusion. Just know this, if you were to die, the Narcissist may have a slight feeling sorrow for a brief moment (although highly doubtful), but the Narcissist simply - Author: Steve Craig
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#64. There is nothing dreary or doubtful about (the life). It is meant to be continually joyful ... We are called to a settled happiness in the Lord whose joy is our strength. - Author: Amy Carmichael
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#65. What I loved in the man was his health, his unity with himself; all people and all things seemed to find their quite peaceable adjustment with him, not a proud domineering one, as after doubtful contest, but a spontaneous-looking peaceable, even humble one. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#66. Is a civilization worth the name, which requires, for its existence the very doubtful prop of a racial legislation and a lynch law? - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#67. You have a great heart, but will only find it to be so through great pain. This is the wisdom of love, and its doubtful gift ... I have endured much suffering and still remain unbitter and unclosed. - Author: Alison Croggon
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#68. So if you want to prove something, it shows that you are doubtful about it. You want to destroy your doubt through others' eyes, through their opinions. - Author: Osho
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#69. I am more likely to be the mate of that old mare in the field than the mate of a royal, let alone the Alpha of our pack. And for the signs to appear even before I am sixteen seems quite doubtful. - Author: Quinn Loftis
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#70. Freedom as a possession is a doubtful thing for a church; freedom must be won under the compulsion of a necessity. Freedom for the church comes from the necessity of the Word of God. Otherwise it becomes arbitrariness and ends in a great many new ties. Whether - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#71. Nature makes us buy her presents at the price of so many sufferings that it is doubtful whether she deserves most the name of parent or stepmother. - Author: Pliny The Elder
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#72. And even if there was an end, it seemed doubtful that I would ever know about it - which meant that the story would go on and on, secreting its poison inside me forever. - Author: Paul Auster
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#73. The key to all strange things is in thy heart ... / My spirit has come home, that sailed the doubtful seas. - Author: Countee Cullen
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#74. Daemon scratched his chest, his expression doubtful. "And how are we
going to get her to exert energy." Andrew grinned from across the room. "We could take her out to a field
and chase her around in our cars. That sounds fun. - Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
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#75. The fortune of war is always doubtful. - Author: Seneca The Younger
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#76. What about ... Cinder?" There was a hesitation, and she could tell they were doubtful about the name. She lifted her chin and explained, "It's an unassuming name, but also ... powerful. Because of where she came from. She survived that fire. She was reborn from the cinders." They - Author: Marissa Meyer
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#77. if a woman doubts as to whether she should accept a man or not, she certainly ought to refuse him. If she can hesitate as to 'Yes,' she ought to say 'No' directly. It is not a state to be safely entered into with doubtful feelings, with half a heart. - Author: Jane Austen
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#78. Beware prejudices. They are like rats, and men's minds are like traps; prejudices get in easily, but it is doubtful if they ever get out. - Author: Francis Jeffrey
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#79. Pure honesty is a doubtful quality; it means often lack of imagination. - Author: Virginia Woolf
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#80. When you face tough times but keep on going; when you're discouraged and doubtful, but still show up; when you are not sure of what to do, but you give it you best anyway--you will, in the end, succeed. Just be willing to do whatever it takes. - Author: Mo Anderson
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#81. For a strolling damsel a doubtful reputation bears. - Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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#82. There was a small risk that Rosie's father was a transsexual. I made a mental note to check the women for signs of male features and test any that appeared doubtful. Overall, however, the numbers looked promising. - Author: Graeme Simsion
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#83. [A]rt can't ever be programmatic ... it needs on the contrary to be complicating, subtle, questioning, doubtful and doubting. - Author: Tony Leuzzi
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#84. I take it as a prime cause of the present confusion of society that it is too sickly and too doubtful to use pleasure frankly as a test of value. - Author: Rebecca West
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#85. Past experiences are doubtful food for Christians; a present coming to Christ alone can give us joy and comfort. - Author: Charles Haddon Spurgeon
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#86. Tis reason's part
To govern and to guard the heart,
To lull the wayward soul to rest,
When hopes and fears distract the breast;
Reason may calm this doubtful strife,
And steer thy bark through various life. - Author: Nathaniel Cotton
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#87. I'm not doubtful that I am doing what I should be doing - writing for theater - and that I'm doing it in a way no one else does it. Whether anyone else is paying attention or anyone else cares, I'm still ambivalent about that. It's still an open question. - Author: Jason Robert Brown
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#88. It may be doubtful, at first, whether a person is an enemy or friend. Meat, if not properly digested, becomes poison; But poison, if used rightly, may turn medicinal. - Author: Saskya Pandita
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#89. Most people are always doubtful as to whether they are happy or not, cheerful or not. This is the normal state of happiness, as doubt is a most natural thing. - Author: Yukio Mishima
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#90. Doubtful it stood, as two spent swimmers that do cling together and choke their art. - Author: William Shakespeare
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#91. Good advice is often a doubtful remedy, but generally not dangerous because it has so little
effect ... - Author: C. G. Jung
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#92. Always doubtful is the one who always looks for certainty. - Author: Raheel Farooq
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#93. A writer who hasn't written anything worth-while is a most doubtful person. - Author: Richard Wright
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#94. Men whose lives are doubtful want a strong government and a hot religion - Author: Elbert Hubbard
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#95. Beneath that arch of unmoved and eternal lights: some, so remote from this little earth that the learned tell us it is doubtful whether their rays have been yet discovered it, as a point in space where anything is suffered or done: the shadows of the night were broad and black. - Author: Charles Dickens
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#96. Golden years' must have been coined by the young. It is doubtful that anyone over seventy would have described this phase of life with such a symbolic word. - Author: Billy Graham
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#97. Yet I am doubtful, for I am mainly ignorant. What place this is, and all the skill I have
Remembers not these garments. Nor I know not
Where I did lodge last night. Do not laugh at me,
For as I am a man, I think this lady
To be my child Cordelia. - Author: William Shakespeare
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#98. He lived at a little distance from his body, regarding his own acts with doubtful side-glances. He had an odd autobiographical habit which led him to compose in his mind from time to time a short sentence about himself containing a subject in the third person and a verb in the past tense. - Author: James Joyce
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#99. Eyeing her as a critic eyes a doubtful painting. - Author: Thomas Hardy
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#100. A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy. Let a man be one thing or the other, and we then know how to meet him. - Author: Aesop
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