Certainty Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Certainty

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The idea of the sacred is quite simply one of the most conservative notions in any culture, because it seeks to turn other ideas - uncertainty, progress, change - into crimes.
~By Salman Rushdie ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


The demand for certainty is one which is natural to man, but is nevertheless an intellectual vice.
~By Bertrand Russell ~


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.
~By Loren Eiseley ~


There's a certain kind of scepticism that can't bear uncertainty.
~By Rupert Sheldrake ~


The fastest way to break the cycle of perfectionism and become a fearless is mother is to give up the idea of doing it perfectly - indeed to embrace uncertainty and imperfection.
~By Arianna Huffington ~


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


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


When there's uncertainty they always think there's another shoe to fall. There is no other shoe to fall.
~By Kenneth Lay ~


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 ~


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 ~


If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house with the conscious design of doing me good, I should run for my life.
~By Henry David Thoreau ~


So in my uncertainty, I went to graduate school and there it all happened.
~By Ted Nelson ~


Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
~By Karl Von Clausewitz ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


Uncertainty is a sign of humility, and humility is just the ability or the willingness to learn.
~By Charlie Sheen ~


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 Resistance is a moral certainty, not a poetic one. The true poet never uses words in order to punish someone. His judgment belongs to a creative order; it is not formulated as a prophetic scripture.
~By Salvatore Quasimodo ~


Beauty is desired in order that it may be befouled; not for its own sake, but for the joy brought by the certainty of profaning it.
~By Tom Stoppard ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


A woman's guess is much more accurate than a man's certainty.
~By Rudyard Kipling ~


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 ~


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


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


Investors don't like uncertainty.
~By Kenneth Lay ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


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


The real effect of the WTC calamity has been depressed spirits, anxiety, and uncertainty among publishers, and of course those emotions are not restricted to publishers.
~By Richard Curtis ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


Uncertainty is the worst of all evils until the moment when reality makes us regret uncertainty.
~By Alphonse Karr ~


If you don't think you want to go on a train and read the paper every day and work from nine to six at night, there was something about the uncertainty when I was younger which was very attractive.
~By Ron Silver ~


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


No great deed is done by falterers who ask for certainty.
~By George Eliot ~


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 ~


We sail within a vast sphere, ever drifting in uncertainty, driven from end to end.
~By Blaise Pascal ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


If you develop the absolute sense of certainty that powerful beliefs provide, then you can get yourself to accomplish virtually anything, including those things that other people are certain are impossible.
~By William Lyon Phelps ~


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 ~


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 ~


I believe the most solemn duty of the American president is to protect the American people. If America shows uncertainty and weakness in this decade, the world will drift toward tragedy. This will not happen on my watch.
~By George W. Bush ~


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 ~


Scientific views end in awe and mystery, lost at the edge in uncertainty, but they appear to be so deep and so impressive that the theory that it is all arranged as a stage for God to watch man's struggle for good and evil seems inadequate.
~By Richard P. Feynman ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


Inquiry is fatal to certainty.
~By Will Durant ~


But teleological considerations can lead no further than to a belief and a hope. They do not give certainty.
~By Christian Lous Lange ~


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


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


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


The action we take and the decisions we make in this decade will have consequences far into this century. If America shows weakness and uncertainty, the world will drift toward tragedy. That will not happen on my watch.
~By George W. Bush ~


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 ~


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


Markets are constantly in a state of uncertainty and flux and money is make by discounting the obvious and betting on the unexpected.
~By George Soros ~


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 ~


For all of its uncertainty, we cannot flee the future.
~By Barbara Jordan ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


To allow all U.S. workers to put part of their earnings into private investment accounts would definitely erode the Social Security system and cause uncertainty for new investors.
~By Grace Napolitano ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


This implies that the laws governing organic cohesion, the organization leading from the part to the whole, represent a biological uncertainty, indeed an uncertainty of the first order.
~By Walter Rudolf Hess ~


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


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 ~


We often call a certainty a hope, to bring it luck.
~By Elizabeth Bibesco ~


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 ~


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 ~

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May 23 ,2024
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