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To be uncertain is to be uncomfortable, but to be certain is to be ridiculous.
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
What men want is not knowledge, but certainty.Bertrand Russell
The one unchangeable certainty is that nothing is unchangeable or certain.John F. Kennedy
To be positive: to be mistaken at the top of one's voice.Ambrose Bierce
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
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
There is no such uncertainty as a sure thing.Robert Burns
There is nothing certain, but the uncertain.
One must verify or expel his doubts, and convert them into the certainty of Yes or NO.Thomas Carlyle
Inquiry is fatal to certainty.Will Durant
It is the dull man who is always sure, and the sure man who is always dull.H. L. Mencken
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
In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.Benjamin Franklin
Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.Benjamin Franklin
When we are not sure, we are alive.Graham Greene
I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections, and the truth of imagination.John Keats
A woman's guess is much more accurate than a man's certainty.Rudyard Kipling
The more I see the less I know for sure.John Lennon
Ah, what a dusty answer gets the soul when hot for certainties in this our life!George Meredith
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.Friedrich Nietzsche
In these matters the only certainty is that there is nothing certain.Pliny the Elder
The only certainty is that nothing is certain.Pliny the Elder
The present is the only reality and the only certainty.Arthur Schopenhauer
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