Quotations The Best Quotes About Certainty  

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To be uncertain is to be uncomfortable, but to be certain is to be ridiculous.

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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

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What men want is not knowledge, but certainty. Bertrand Russell

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To be positive: to be mistaken at the top of one's voice. Ambrose Bierce

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The one unchangeable certainty is that nothing is unchangeable or certain. John F. Kennedy

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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

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Education is the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty. Mark Twain

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

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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

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

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

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There is nothing certain, but the uncertain.

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

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

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Inquiry is fatal to certainty. Will Durant

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

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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

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

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Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies. Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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

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The more I see the less I know for sure. John Lennon

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

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Doubt is not a pleasant mental state, but certainty is a ridiculous one. Voltaire

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When we are not sure, we are alive. Graham Greene

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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

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The present is the only reality and the only certainty. Arthur Schopenhauer

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

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It is the dull man who is always sure, and the sure man who is always dull. H. L. Mencken

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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.

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The only certainty is that nothing is certain. Pliny the Elder