A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from April 25, 2017
“I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education”

"I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education” is a popular education epigram from American playwright Wilson Mizner (1876-1933). The quotation has been cited in print since at least 1935. It’s not known when Mizner first said it.


Wikiquote: Wilson Mizner
Wilson Mizner (May 19, 1876 – April 3, 1933) was an American playwright, raconteur, and entrepreneur. His best-known plays are The Deep Purple, produced in 1910, and The Greyhound, produced in 1912. He was manager and co-owner of The Brown Derby restaurant in Los Angeles, California, and was affiliated with his brother, Addison Mizner, in a series of scams and picaresque misadventures that inspired Stephen Sondheim’s Bounce!.

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Faith is a wonderful thing, but doubt gets you an education.
Quoted by Stuart B. McIver, Dreamers, Schemers and Scalawags, Pineapple Press, Sarasota, Florida, 1994. ISBN 1-56164-034-4.

18 March 1935, The Nashville Tennessean (Nashville, TN), “All in a Day” by Mark Hellinger, pg. 4, col. 4:
With Mr. Sullivan’s permission, I offer you herewith just a few of the many to be found in “The Fabulous Wilson Mizner.”
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“I respect faith—but doubt is what gets you an education.”

30 October 1937, The Daily Messenger (Canandaigua, NY), “Whoozit: At the Academy” by Don McCarthy, pg. 3, col. 5:
Faith is O. K., but doubt is what gets you an education.

30 November 1940, Binghamton (NY) Press, “On Broadway” by Walter Winchell, pg. 15, col. 3:
Wilson Mizner’s: I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education.

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I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education.--Wilson Mizner

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Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityEducation/Schools • Tuesday, April 25, 2017 • Permalink