Certainty Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Certainty

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


Jealousy lives upon doubts. It becomes madness or ceases entirely as soon as we pass from doubt to certainty.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


Psychologists have set about describing the true nature of women with a certainty and a sense of their own infallibility rarely found in the secular world.
~By Naomi Weisstein ~


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


The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty; not knowing what comes next.
~By Ursula K. Le Guin ~


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.
~By Joseph Glanvill ~


Faith means living with uncertainty - feeling your way through life, letting your heart guide you like a lantern in the dark.
~By Dan Millman ~


Although economists have studied the sensitivity of import and export volumes to changes in the exchange rate, there is still much uncertainty about just how much the dollar must change to bring about any given reduction in our trade deficit.
~By Martin Feldstein ~


The problem here is that there will always be some uncertainty about how quickly Saddam can acquire nuclear weapons. But we don't want the smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud.
~By Condoleezza Rice ~


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.
~By George Boole ~


I don't think we should tell them what we're going to do in advance. Let them think. Worry. Wonder. Uncertainty is the most chilling thing of all.
~By Vernon A. Walters ~


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.
~By William Gibson ~


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


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.
~By Bertrand Russell ~


A bird in hand is a certainty. But a bird in the bush may sing.
~By Bret Harte ~


Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.
~By Voltaire ~


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.
~By John Woolman ~


Fundamentalists are panicked by the apparent disintegration of the family, the disappearance of certainty and the decay of morality. Fear leads them to ask, if we cannot trust the Bible, what can we trust?
~By Garrett Hardin ~


Uncertainty will always be part of the taking charge process.
~By Harold S. Geneen ~


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!
~By Blaise Pascal ~


To counter the avoidance of intellectual challenge and responsibility, we must reduce the domination of certainty in education.
~By William Glasser ~


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.
~By Story Musgrave ~


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.
~By Peter Drucker ~


If you aren't in the moment, you are either looking forward to uncertainty, or back to pain and regret.
~By Jim Carrey ~


In these matters the only certainty is that nothing is certain.
~By Pliny the Elder ~


Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability.
~By William Osler ~


The substantial uncertainty about the path of asset price movements going forward necessarily reduces the case for altering policy in advance of the move.
~By Timothy Geithner ~


We measure our days out in steps of uncertainty not turning to see how far we've come. And peer down the highway from here to eternity and reach out for love on the run.
~By Al Stewart ~


I'm sad to report that in the past few years, ever since uncertainty became our insistent 21st century companion, leadership has taken a great leap backwards to the familiar territory of command and control.
~By Margaret J. Wheatley ~


Well, as a former small businessperson - I understand what's going on, I think in the business community. And businesspeople around the country are looking at all the spending and all the debt. They're looking at all the policies coming out of this Congress and this administration the last two years, and they - it's created all this uncertainty.
~By John Boehner ~


Fear comes from uncertainty. When we are absolutely certain, whether of our worth or worthlessness, we are almost impervious to fear.
~By William Congreve ~


There is no certainty; there is only adventure.
~By Roberto Assagioli ~


Inquiry is fatal to certainty.
~By Will Durant ~


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.
~By Robert Trout ~


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.
~By Hermann Ebbinghaus ~


Knowledge is an unending adventure at the edge of uncertainty.
~By Jacob Bronowski ~


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.
~By Charles Baudelaire ~


All that's left now is purely poetic work, putting more life into individual places, as I've made so sure of the fundamental mood and dimension of expression that it won't leave me groping around in uncertainty any more.
~By Oskar Kokoschka ~


When we deal with questions relating to principles of law and their applications, we do not suddenly rise into a stratosphere of icy certainty.
~By Charles Evans Hughes ~


Only a very bad theologian would confuse the certainty that follows revelation with the truths that are revealed. They are entirely different things.
~By Denis Diderot ~


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.
~By John McCain ~


There is no such uncertainty as a sure thing.
~By Robert Burns ~


Never Have Your Dog Stuffed is really advice to myself, a reminder to myself not to avoid change or uncertainty, but to go with it, to surf into change.
~By Alan Alda ~


I am certain there is too much certainty in the world.
~By Michael Crichton ~


Uncertainty is the refuge of hope.
~By Henri Frederic Amiel ~


I used to be scared of uncertainty; now I get a high out of it.
~By Jensen Ackles ~


Listen, I think what's best for the economy and to create jobs is to extend all of the current tax rates - for all Americans. It - it begins to reduce the uncertainty. And for small businesspeople, they can look up and begin to plan.
~By John Boehner ~


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.
~By Ruth Ann Minner ~


Truth is confirmed by inspection and delay; falsehood by haste and uncertainty.
~By Tacitus ~


Certainty is the mother of quiet and repose, and uncertainty the cause of variance and contentions.
~By Edward Coke ~


From principles is derived probability, but truth or certainty is obtained only from facts.
~By Tom Stoppard ~


I have known uncertainty: a state unknown to the Greeks.
~By Jorge Luis Borges ~


The 21st Century has begun as an era of uncertainty, with a heightened focus on security and public safety.
~By Gavin Newsom ~


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.
~By Clifford D. Simak ~


When I tested for Billy Budd, I had that kind of confidence that comes with the certainty that you're not going to get something. I was very rough around the edges.
~By Terence Stamp ~


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.
~By Sibel Edmonds ~


The only certainty is that nothing is certain.
~By Pliny The Elder ~


To believe with certainty we must begin with doubting.
~By Stanislaus I ~


Information is the resolution of uncertainty.
~By Claude Shannon ~


For any culture which is primarily concerned with meaning, the study of death - the only certainty that life holds for us - must be central, for an understanding of death is the key to liberation in life.
~By Stanislav Grof ~


It is in the admission of ignorance and the admission of uncertainty that there is a hope for the continuous motion of human beings in some direction that doesn't get confined, permanently blocked, as it has so many times before in various periods in the history of man.
~By Richard P. Feynman ~


The new always happens against the overwhelming odds of statistical laws and their probability, which for all practical, everyday purposes amounts to certainty; the new therefore always appears in the guise of a miracle.
~By Hannah Arendt ~


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.
~By Henry Wade ~


The basic fault lines today are not between people with different beliefs but between people who hold these beliefs with an element of uncertainty and people who hold these beliefs with a pretense of certitude.
~By Peter L. Berger ~


Uncertainty! fell demon of our fears! The human soul that can support despair, supports not thee.
~By David Mallet ~


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.
~By Charles Sturt ~


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.
~By Polykarp Kusch ~


Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.
~By Benjamin Franklin ~


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.
~By Nelson A. Miles ~


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.
~By Ewan McGregor ~


The glorious uncertainty of the law was a thing well known and complained of, by all ignorant people, but all learned gentleman considered it as its greatest excellency.
~By Richard Brinsley Sheridan ~


Doubt is to certainty as neurosis is to psychosis. The neurotic is in doubt and has fears about persons and things; the psychotic has convictions and makes claims about them. In short, the neurotic has problems, the psychotic has solutions.
~By Thomas Szasz ~


In this era of uncertainty and conflict, the United States - blessed with the world's strongest military, most ingenious economy, and most tolerant society - remains a model and leader to the world.
~By Joe Lieberman ~


Mystery is gone to the certainty of technological principles. So the real terror, the real aggression against life comes in the form of the pursuit of our technological happiness.
~By Godfrey Reggio ~


Science has proof without any certainty. Creationists have certainty without any proof.
~By Ashley Montagu ~


It is far better to foresee even without certainty than not to foresee at all.
~By Henri Poincare ~


I have moved from certainty to doubt, from devotion to rebellion.
~By Phil Donahue ~


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


Quantum mechanics brought an unexpected fuzziness into physics because of quantum uncertainty, the Heisenberg uncertainty principle.
~By Edward Witten ~


If it is widely assumed that the new President cannot move forward simply because of a narrow victory, there can easily develop a sense of unease and uncertainty, adversely affecting every sector of American society, our economy and the perception of other nations.
~By Richard V. Allen ~


The power of the lawyer is in the uncertainty of the law.
~By Jeremy Bentham ~


I found it peculiar that those who wanted to take military action could - with 100 per cent certainty - know that the weapons existed and turn out to have zero knowledge of where they were.
~By Hans Blix ~


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.
~By Bertrand Russell ~


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.
~By Dylan Thomas ~


Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life. Security is an insipid thing.
~By William Congreve ~


If you just watch a teenager, you see a lot of uncertainty.
~By Jamie Lee Curtis ~


The minute one utters a certainty, the opposite comes to mind.
~By May Sarton ~


If I am fool, it is, at least, a doubting one; and I envy no one the certainty of his self-approved wisdom.
~By George Byron ~


The uncertainty of the danger belongs to the essence of terrorism.
~By Jurgen Habermas ~


The areas of consensus shift unbelievably fast; the bubbles of certainty are constantly exploding.
~By Rem Koolhaas ~


I always work out of uncertainty but when a painting's finished it becomes a fixed idea, apparently a final statement. In time though, uncertainty returns... your thought process goes on.
~By Georg Baselitz ~


For those with ambition, reality is more of a creation than an unalterable certainty.
~By Lori Guinn ~


Certitude is not the test of certainty. We have been cocksure of many things that were not so.
~By Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. ~


One thing, however, I know with certainty: violence, or the direct threat of violence, of the kind we have seen in the past few days, is totally unjustified as a response to any published word or image.
~By Timothy Garton Ash ~


The interval between the decay of the old and the formation and establishment of the new constitutes a period of transition which must always necessarily be one of uncertainty, confusion, error, and wild and fierce fanaticism.
~By John C. Calhoun ~


The markets don't like instability and they don't like uncertainty.
~By Peter Mandelson ~


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.
~By Richard Stallman ~


Adventure upon all the tickets in the lottery, and you lose for certain; and the greater the number of your tickets the nearer your approach to this certainty.
~By Adam Smith ~


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.
~By William Barclay ~


Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.
~By Vaclav Havel ~

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