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Picture quote by Erich Fromm about creativity

Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainty. ⏤ Erich Fromm

Picture quote by Vincent Van Gogh about dream

I know nothing with any certainty. But the sight of the stars make me dream. ⏤ Vincent Van Gogh

Picture quote by Voltaire about doubt

Doubt is an uncomfortable condition, but certainty is a ridiculous one. ⏤ Voltaire

Picture quote by Margaret Drabble about uncertainty

When nothing is sure, everything is possible. ⏤ Margaret Drabble

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Education is the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty.

Mark Twain, author

The more I see the less I know for sure.

John Lennon, musician

To be uncertain is to be uncomfortable, but to be certain is to be ridiculous.

Chinese Proverbs,

Doubt is not a pleasant mental state, but certainty is a ridiculous one.

Voltaire, writer

When prayer removes distrust and doubt and enters the field of mental certainty, it becomes faith; and the universe is built on faith.

Ernest Holmes, theologian

The one unchangeable certainty is that nothing is unchangeable or certain.

John F. Kennedy, president

Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.

Benjamin Franklin, president

The only certainty is that nothing is certain.

Pliny The Elder, author

I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections, and the truth of imagination.

John Keats, poet

When we are not sure, we are alive.

Graham Greene, playwright

In these matters the only certainty is that there is nothing certain.

Pliny The Elder, author

Certainties are arrived at only on foot.

Antonio Porchia, poet

The present is the only reality and the only certainty.

Arthur Schopenhauer, philosopher

The unique and supreme voluptuousness of love lies in the certainty of committing evil. And men and women know from birth that in evil is found all sensual delight.

Charles Baudelaire, poet

There is nothing certain, but the uncertain.


What men want is not knowledge, but certainty.

Bertrand Russell, philosopher

Inquiry is fatal to certainty.

Will Durant, historian

If you have a choice between certainty and hope, choose certainty every time.


It is the dull man who is always sure, and the sure man who is always dull.

H. L. Mencken, writer

The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.

William Butler Yeats, poet

A woman's guess is much more accurate than a man's certainty.

Rudyard Kipling, writer

In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.

Benjamin Franklin, president

If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.

Francis Bacon, philosopher

We are not certain, we are never certain. If we were we could reach some conclusions, and we could, at last, make others take us seriously.

Albert Camus, philosopher

If you do know that here is one hand, we'll grant you all the rest.

Ludwig Wittgenstein, philosopher

Certainty is the mother of quiet and repose, and uncertainty the cause of variance and contentions.

Edward Coke, businessman

One must verify or expel his doubts, and convert them into the certainty of Yes or NO.

Thomas Carlyle, philosopher

From principles is derived probability, but truth or certainty is obtained only from facts.

Tom Stoppard, dramatist

Ah, what a dusty answer gets the soul when hot for certainties in this our life!

George Meredith, novelist

Positiveness is an absurd foible. If you are in the right, it lessens your triumph; if in the wrong, it adds shame to your defeat.

Laurence Sterne, novelist

There are only two things you HAVE TO do in life. You HAVE TO die. You HAVE TO live until you die. You make up all the rest.


Spending a weekend with Hitler would have been boring in the extreme, although you would have had a greater certainty in coming back alive.

Alan Bullock, historian

Could we have prevented in 100% certainty? I don't think anything is that certain. However, we would have had a very, very good chance for preventing it.

Sibel Edmonds, public servant

Step by step a powerful and enterprising race has driven them back from the Atlantic to the West until at last there is scarcely a spot of ground upon which the Indians have any certainty of maintaining a permanent abode.

Nelson A. Miles, soldier

When the human mind exists in the light of reason and no more than reason, we may say with absolute certainty that Man and all that made him will be in that instant gone.

Loren Eiseley, scientist

Dogmatism and skepticism are both, in a sense, absolute philosophies; one is certain of knowing, the other of not knowing. What philosophy should dissipate is certainty, whether of knowledge or ignorance.

Bertrand Russell, philosopher

I'm not resigned, but I'm realistic too. The statistics in my case are very poor. Not many people come through esophageal cancer and live to talk about it, or not for long. And the other wager is, the part of the wager, it's a certainty you'll have a terrible time and you may wish you were dying because it's an awful process.

Christopher Hitchens, author

Unfortunately, poetry is not born in noise, in crowds, or on a bus. There have to be four walls and the certainty that the telephone will not ring. That's what writing is all about.

Wislawa Szymborska, poet

No one can forecast the economy with certainty.

Jamie Dimon, businessman

To believe with certainty we must begin with doubting.

Stanislaus I, royalty

Don't be too harsh to these poems until they're typed. I always think typescript lends some sort of certainty: at least, if the things are bad then, they appear to be bad with conviction.

Dylan Thomas, poet

You can safely appeal to the United Nations in the comfortable certainty that it will let you down.

Conor Cruise O'Brien, politician

Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.

Voltaire, writer

Jealousy lives upon doubts. It becomes madness or ceases entirely as soon as we pass from doubt to certainty.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer

In these matters the only certainty is that nothing is certain.

Pliny The Elder, author

Many slaves on this continent are oppressed, and their cries have reached the ears of the Most High. Such are the purity and certainty of his judgments, that he cannot be partial in our favor.

John Woolman, clergyman

I'm a scientist, not a theologian. I don't know if there is a God or not. Religion requires certainty.

James Lovelock,

Ideas which have been developed simultaneously or in immediate succession in the same mind mutually reproduce each other, and do this with greater ease in the direction of the original succession and with a certainty proportional to the frequency with which they were together.

Hermann Ebbinghaus, psychologist

It is only of life on Earth, however, that one can speak with any certainty. It seems to me that all life on Earth, the sum total of life upon the Earth, has purpose.

Clifford D. Simak, writer

I never imagined it wouldn't work out for me. I had that absolute certainty in myself that has seen me through, I think, and my parents were absolutely behind me all the way.

Ewan McGregor, actor

To teach how to live without certainty and yet without being paralysed by hesitation is perhaps the chief thing that philosophy, in our age, can do for those who study it.

Bertrand Russell, philosopher

If we must not act save on a certainty, we ought not to act on religion, for it is not certain. But how many things we do on an uncertainty, sea voyages, battles!

Blaise Pascal, mathematician

We regard it as a certainty that the earth, enclosed between poles, is bounded by a spherical surface.

Nicolaus Copernicus, scientist

There is nothing so uncertain as a sure thing.

Scotty Bowman, coach

There is no such uncertainty as a sure thing.

Robert Burns, poet

I am certain there is too much certainty in the world.

Michael Crichton, author

Probability is expectation founded upon partial knowledge. A perfect acquaintance with all the circumstances affecting the occurrence of an event would change expectation into certainty, and leave nether room nor demand for a theory of probabilities.

George Boole, mathematician

Whether gods exist or not, there is no way to get absolute certainty about ethics. Without absolute certainty, what do we do? We do the best we can.

Richard Stallman, scientist

Benjamin Franklin said there were only two things certain in life: death and taxes. But I'd like to add a third certainty: trash. And while some in this room might want to discuss reducing taxes, I want to talk about reducing trash.

Ruth Ann Minner, politician

We often call a certainty a hope, to bring it luck.

Elizabeth Bibesco, poet

And, for an instant, she stared directly into those soft blue eyes and knew, with an instinctive mammalian certainty, that the exceedingly rich were no longer even remotely human.

William Gibson, writer

If a man fights his way through his doubts to the conviction that Jesus Christ is Lord, he has attained to a certainty that the man who unthinkingly accepts things can never reach.

William Barclay, theologian

I would say that without any doubt he's the killer - the law says beyond a reasonable doubt and to a moral certainty which I - there's no question that he was the killer of President Kennedy.

Henry Wade, lawyer

I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for truth; and truth rewarded me.

Sylvia Ashton Warner,

I really think that living is the process of going from complete certainty to complete ignorance.

Richard Dreyfuss, actor

The areas of consensus shift unbelievably fast; the bubbles of certainty are constantly exploding.

Rem Koolhaas, architect

A liberal knows that the only certainty in this life is change but believes that the change can be directed toward a constructive end.

Henry A. Wallace, vice president

The statistics of life out there and the statistics of intelligent beings and advanced civilization is a certainty, the way I look at it. that It has not been accepted, because we've been in an anthropocentric era.

Story Musgrave, astronaut

It is to be feared that those who emigrate to New South Wales, generally anticipate too great facility in their future operations and certainty of success in conducting them; but they should recollect that competency cannot be obtained without labour.

Charles Sturt, explorer

That though we are certain of many things, yet that Certainty is no absolute Infallibility, there still remains the possibility of our being mistaken in all matters of humane Belief and Inquiry.

Joseph Glanvill, writer

And for mathematical science, he that doubts their certainty hath need of a dose of hellebore.

Joseph Glanvill, writer

As a painter today you have to work without that essential platform. But if one does not deceive oneself and accepts this lack of certainty, other things may come into play.

Bridget Riley, artist

From this bestial view that the human mind consists of only sense certainty, pleasure and pain, Locke developed an equally bestial theory of the nation. Man originally existed in a State of Nature of complete liberty.

Robert Trout, journalist

He who is certain he knows the ending of things when he is only beginning them is either extremely wise or extremely foolish; no matter which is true, he is certainly an unhappy man, for he has put a knife in the heart of wonder.

Tad Williams, writer

The American people want us to stop spending. And so let's just give them some certainty. Let's extend the tax - the existing tax cuts. And then let's give some more tax breaks to small businesses and large. And then maybe the American people will have some confidence.

John McCain, politician

It is far better to foresee even without certainty than not to foresee at all.

Henri Poincare, mathematician

We can say with certainty - or 90% probability - that the new industries that are about to be born will have nothing to do with information.

Peter Drucker, consultant

Certitude is not the test of certainty. We have been cocksure of many things that were not so.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., judge

If we begin with certainties, we shall end in doubts; but if we begin with doubts, and are patient in them, we shall end in certainties.

Francis Bacon, philosopher

I have lived in this world just long enough to look carefully the second time into things that I am the most certain of the first time.

Josh Billings, comedian

We delight in one knowable thing, which comprehends all that is knowable; in one apprehensible, which draws together all that can be apprehended; in a single being that includes all, above all in the one which is itself the all.

Giordano Bruno, philosopher

There is nothing certain except the unforeseen.


When men are the most sure and arrogant they are commonly the most mistaken, giving views to passion without that proper deliberation and suspense which alone can secure them from the grossest absurdities.

David Hume, philosopher

There is nothing certain in a man's life but that he must lose it.

Owen Meredith,

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