Crimes are more effectually prevented by the certainty than the severity of punishment— Cesare Beccaria
Breathtaking doubt and certainty quotes that are about absolute certainty
Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainty.
The self-confidence of the warrior is not the self-confidence of the average man. The average man seeks certainty in the eyes of the onlooker and calls that self-confidence. The warrior seeks impeccability in his own eyes and calls that humbleness. The average man is hooked to his fellow men, while the warrior is hooked only to infinity.
There is no such thing as permanence at all.
Everything is constantly changing. Everything is in a flux. Because you cannot face the impermanence of all relationships, you invent sentiments, romance, and dramatic emotions to give them certainty. Therefore you are always in conflict.
Doubt is an uncomfortable condition, but certainty is a ridiculous one.
The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.
I am not accustomed to saying anything with certainty after only one or two observations.
Obedience to God's will is the secret of spiritual knowledge and insight.
It is not willingness to know, but willingness to DO (obey) God's will that brings certainty.
I know nothing with any certainty. But the sight of the stars make me dream.
I don't know anything with certainty, but seeing the stars makes me dream.
Whoever builds his faith exclusively on demonstrative proofs and deductive arguments, builds a faith on which it is impossible to rely. For he is affected by the negativities of constant objections. Certainty(al-yaqin) does not derive from the evidences of the mind but pours out from the depths of the heart.
We must realize that the Reformation world view leads in the direction of government freedom. But the humanist world view with inevitable certainty leads in the direction of statism. This is so because humanists, having no god, must put something at the center, and it is inevitably society, government, or the state.
Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.
I am, somehow, less interested in the weight and convolutions of Einstein’s brain than in the near certainty that people of equal talent have lived and died in cotton fields and sweatshops.
The only reality I can possibly know is the world as I perceive it at this moment. The only reality you can possibly know is the world as you see it at this moment. And the only certainty is that those perceived realities are different. There are as many “real worlds” as there are people!
No plan of operations extends with any certainty beyond the first contact with the main hostile force.
There are many levels of life which we cannot see and know, yet which certainly exist. There is a larger world, vast enough to include immortality.... Our spiritual natures belong to this larger world ... If death is apparently an outward fact, immortality is an inner certainty.
People, chained by monotony, afraid to think, clinging to certainties... they live like ants.
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.
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.
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.
Only one absolute certainty is possible to man, namely that at any given moment the feeling which he has exists.
For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.
Grace cannot prevail...until our lifelong certainty that someone is keeping score has run out of steam and collapsed.
While the individual man is an insoluble puzzle, in the aggregate he becomes a mathematical certainty. You can, for example, never foretell what any one man will be up to, but you can say with precision what an average number will be up to. Individuals vary, but percentages remain constant. So says the statistician.
The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning.
Uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers.
I have a certainty about eternity that is a wonderful thing, and I thank God for giving me that certainty. I do not fear death. I may fear a little bit about the process, but not death itself, because I think the moment that my spirit leaves this body, I will be in the presence of the Lord.
Nothing can trouble you but your own imagination.
One very important difference between color and monochromatic photography is this: in black and white you suggest; in color you state. Much can be implied by suggestion, but statement demands certainty... absolute certainty.
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Nihilism - can be found in solipsism. However, despite the fact that both deny the certainty of objects' true existence, the nihilist would deny the existence of self
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Certitude is not the test of certainty.
Every area of trouble gives out a ray of hope;
and the one unchangeable certainty is that nothing is certain or unchangeable.
The afflicted are not listened to. They are like someone whose tongue has been cut out and who occasionally forgets the fact. When they move their lips no ear perceives any sound. And they themselves soon sink into impotence in the use of language, because of the certainty of not being heard.
I feel, sometimes, as the renaissance man must have felt in finding new riches at every point and in the certainty that unexplored areas of knowledge and experience await at every turn.
I can predict with absolute certainty that within another generation there will be another world war if the nations of the world do not concert the method by which to prevent it.
The miracle of the appropriateness of the language of mathematics for the formulation of the laws of physics is a wonderful gift which we neither understand nor deserve.
I can't keep from fooling around with our irrefutable certainties.
It is, for example, a pleasure knowingly to mix up two and three dimensionalities, flat and spatial, and to make fun of gravity.
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.
A compassionate willingess is required - as is the courage to live before the fact, before the understanding, before any rational support or certainty, to live the moment to its natural peak and conclusion, and to accept with dignity whatever joy, grief, misfortune, or unexpectedness occurs.