- Once believing in the isolation and insignificance of life, one is sceptical of all worth save such as may be tasted in the moment of its purchase. - "The Approach to Philosophy", Ralph Barton Perry.
- A sceptical reader, therefore, like myself, is left in the lurch. - "Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson", Thomas Jefferson.
- " I should like to know," said Felicity, giving herself away as the most sceptical victim always does, " whether the person I care for is true to me." - "The Twelfth Hour", Ada Leverson.