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  1. Picture quote by Erich Fromm about creativity

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


  2. 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


  3. Picture quote by Voltaire about doubt

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


  4. 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

The more I see the less I know for sure.

John Lennon

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

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

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

John F. Kennedy

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

Benjamin Franklin

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

John Keats

The only certainty is that nothing is certain.

Pliny The Elder

When we are not sure, we are alive.

Graham Greene

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

Pliny The Elder

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

The present is the only reality and the only certainty.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Certainties are arrived at only on foot.

Antonio Porchia

Inquiry is fatal to certainty.

Will Durant

There is nothing certain, but the uncertain.

Proverbs

What men want is not knowledge, but certainty.

Bertrand Russell

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

H. L. Mencken

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

Unknown

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

William Butler Yeats

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

Rudyard Kipling

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

Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

Ludwig Wittgenstein

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

Tom Stoppard

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

Thomas Carlyle

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

George Meredith

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

Edward Coke

There is nothing certain except the unforeseen.

Fraude

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

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

Owen Meredith

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

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.

Unknown

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

No one can forecast the economy with certainty.

Jamie Dimon

To believe with certainty we must begin with doubting.

Stanislaus I

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

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

Conor Cruise O'Brien

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

Voltaire

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

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

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

Pliny The Elder

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nicolaus Copernicus

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

There is nothing so uncertain as a sure thing.

Scotty Bowman

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

Michael Crichton

There is no such uncertainty as a sure thing.

Robert Burns

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

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

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

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

Elizabeth Bibesco

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

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

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

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

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

Rem Koolhaas

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

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

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

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

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

Joseph Glanvill

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

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

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

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

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

Henri Poincare

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

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

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

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

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

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