Skepticism, like chastity, should not be relinquished too readily.
-- George Santayana
What we especially like about Santayana's sentiment is its lack of absolutism. It doesn't insist that under no circumstances should skepticism - or chastity - be abandoned. Rather, it implies there should be a significant even compelling, reason for relinquishing either.
-- Alan Abelson, Barrons, July 30, 2001, Page 5.