The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than saying a drunken man is happier than a sober man. - George Bernard Shaw
I am an infidel today. I do not believe what has been served to me to believe. I am a doubter, a questioner, a skeptic. When it can be proved to me that there is immortality, that there is resurrection beyond the gates of death, then will I believe. Until then, no. - Luther Burbank
The true skeptic will never believe you no matter how much proof you offer him. The true believer does not need it.
Take all that you can of this book upon reason, and the balance on faith, and you will live and die a happier man. (When a skeptic expressed surprise to see him reading a Bible) - Abraham Lincoln
[On David Hume]Although he never admitted to being an atheist as such, he was clearly and unquestionably the most vividly elegant skeptic of them all. - Jonathan Miller
If you are searching for sacred knowledge and not just a palliative for your fears, then you will train yourself to be a good skeptic. - Ann Druyan
The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. - George Bernard Shaw
For the skeptic there remains only one consolation: if there should be such a thing as superhuman law it is administered with subhuman inefficiency. - Eric Ambler