"If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts,
but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties."
Francis Bacon
(1561-1626) Philosopher, British Lord Chancellor
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In context, I like it a lot. Religion, science and politics would all progress for the better with the quote's sentiment as a foundation.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Religious fundamentalists start with certainties and stay with certainties. Reason never enters their minds.
     -- jim k, Austin     
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    Very true, but a bit of a broad stroke, jim k, Austin. The best place to fool people starts from the pulpit. False confidence arises through cloaked uncertainty. 
    "THROUGH DESIRE a man having separated himself seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom." Prov 18:1
    To be content when in doubt of leadership gives way for hidden treasure to be found.  
     -- Ronw13, Idaho     
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     -- jim k, austin      
    The search for truth includes skepticism of the results.  Best to simply speak truthfully, and allow the truth to be humbly revealed.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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