"To believe is very dull.
To doubt is intensely engrossing.
To be on the alert is to live,
to be lulled into security is to die."
by:
Oscar Wilde
(1854-1900) Anglo-Irish poet, novelist, writer
Source:
Oscariana, 1911
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Come hither all ye believers and make me yawn.
 -- anonymous     
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    The first 2 lines are far less accurate than accurate. The last 2 lines are more accurate than not. To believe in life and truth is extremely exhilarating and/or animating. To doubt is only an easy follow-up to knowing or believing something else. Doubt can engross the non-seeker of life, truth and he who is not alert.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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     -- Walter, Boston, MA      
    To believe is very dull, lest you sharpen your wit !
    To doubt is intensely engrossing, making dull the wit !
    To be on the alert is to live, and guard your Liberty through belief.
    To be lulled into security is to die, for the lack of an alert wit.
     -- Ron w13, Or     
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