Benefit Of The Doubt Quotes

Quotes tagged as "benefit-of-the-doubt" (showing 1-13 of 13)
Shannon L. Alder
“Half of the time, the Holy Ghost tries to warn us about certain people that come into our life. The other half of the time he tries to tell us that the sick feeling we get in a situation is not the other person’s fault, rather it is our own hang-ups. A life filled with bias, hatred, judgment, insecurity, fear, delusion and self-righteousness can cloud the soul of anyone you meet. Our job is never to assume,instead it is to listen, communicate, ask questions then ask more, until we know the true depth of someone’s spirit.”
Shannon L. Alder

Sarah Dessen
“But you don’t have to give everyone the benefit of the doubt.”
“You don’t have to assume the worst about everyone, either. The world isn’t always out to get you.”
Sarah Dessen, Lock and Key

Roxane Gay
“I give the victim the benefit of the doubt when it comes to allegations of rape and sexual abuse. I choose to err on that side of caution. This does not mean I am unsympathetic to the wrongly accused, but if there are sides to be chosen, I am on the side of the victim.”
Roxane Gay, Bad Feminist

Richelle E. Goodrich
“When it comes to the crusty behavior of some people, give them the benefit of the doubt. They may be drowning right before your eyes, but you can't see it. And you would never ask someone to drown with a smile on his face.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway

Shannon L. Alder
“Don't waste your time trying to provide people with proof of deceit, in order to keep their love, win their love or salvage their respect for you. The truth is this: If they care they will go out of their way to learn the truth. If they don't then they really don't value you as a human being. The moment you have to sell people on who you are is the moment you let yourself believe that every good thing you have ever done or accomplished was invisible to the world. And, it is not!”
Shannon L. Alder

Judith McNaught
“Some of the most unkind,judgmental people I've ever known go to church every Sunday and read the Bible.
I don't know how some people are able to
disassociate their own cruelty and shortcomings from their religious obligations and convictions, but many are able to do that.”
Judith McNaught, Someone to Watch Over Me

“Cleave ever to the sunnier side of doubt.”
Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Criss Jami
“One can only return to the fact that even the most ordinary, good-hearted, intelligent people are literally prone to believing the most blatantly nonsensical untruths. And this comes from the realization that there are some opinions and some beliefs so incredibly inane, we may actually on occasion feel insane for not believing them; and that is probably because in giving the benefit of the doubt we self-doubt, we convince ourselves into lame passivity and blind acceptance, we tell ourselves, 'Maybe I'm just missing something here.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Garry Kasparov
“One of the strengths, and weaknesses, of liberal democratic societies is giving the benefit of the doubt even to one's enemies”
Garry Kasparov, Winter Is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped

Michele Jennae
“Most of us make assumptions about how someone will relate to us, and they are often unfounded.”
Michele Jennae, CHARGE! The Patchwork Rhino

J. Aleksandr Wootton
“The great risk of living is that we might not survive it.”
J. Aleksandr Wootton, The Eighth Square

Liz  Newman
“Give people the benefit of the doubt, over and over again, and do the same for yourself. Believe that you’re trying and that they’re trying. See the good in others, so it brings out the best in you.”
Liz Newman

“You all probably think I'm a real dragon."
She was weighing her answer carefully.
"Go ahead," I said. "I can take it."
"We give you the doubt benefit. Always doubt benefit. Not easy to be the boss."
It took a moment to untangle the idiom, and then I liked it too much to correct her.”
Will Boast, Daphne: A Novel