Certainty Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Certainty

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


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


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


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


It has become a certainty now that if you will only advertise sufficiently you may make a fortune by selling anything.
~By Anthony Trollope ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


Inquiry is fatal to certainty.
~By Will Durant ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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.
~By Bridget Riley ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


You can safely appeal to the United Nations in the comfortable certainty that it will let you down.
~By Conor Cruise O'Brien ~


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


The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning. Uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers.
~By Erich Fromm ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~

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