Quote from Clarence S. Darrow,
The fear of God is not the beginning of wisdom. The fear of God is the death of wisdom. Skepticism and doubt lead to study and investigation, and investigation is the beginning of wisdom.
The modern world is the child of doubt and inquiry, as the ancient world was the child of fear and faith.
Clarence S. Darrow (more quotes by Clarence S. Darrow or books by/about Clarence S. Darrow)
Why I Am An Agnostic, 1929
Fear, God, Wisdom, Death, Skepticism, Knowledge, Intelligence, Inquiry, Faith, Perseverance