Certainty Quotes

Read the best selected certainty quotes by some famous people of their times. These certainty quotes will motivate and inspire you and you will be much wiser about the subject.


Ah, what a dusty answer gets the soul when hot for certainties in this our life! George Meredith
What men want is not knowledge, but certainty. Bertrand Russell
There is nothing certain except the unforeseen. Fraude
Certainties are arrived at only on foot. Antonio Porchia
One must verify or expel his doubts, and convert them into the certainty of Yes or NO. Thomas Carlyle
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. Anonymous
The present is the only reality and the only certainty. Arthur Schopenhauer
In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. Benjamin Franklin
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
He who is certain he knows the ending of things when he is only beginning them is either extremely wise or extremely foolish; no matter which is true, he is certainly an unhappy man, for he has put a knife in the heart of wonder. Tad Williams
When we are not sure, we are alive. Graham Greene
The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity. William Butler Yeats
A woman's guess is much more accurate than a man's certainty. Rudyard Kipling
The one unchangeable certainty is that nothing is unchangeable or certain. John F. Kennedy
Education is the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty. Mark Twain
I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections, and the truth of imagination. John Keats
We delight in one knowable thing, which comprehends all that is knowable; in one apprehensible, which draws together all that can be apprehended; in a single being that includes all, above all in the one which is itself the all. Giordano Bruno
It is the dull man who is always sure, and the sure man who is always dull. H. L. Mencken
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 tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for truth; and truth rewarded me. Sylvia Ashton Warner
To be positive: to be mistaken at the top of one's voice. Ambrose Bierce
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies. Friedrich Nietzsche
Inquiry is fatal to certainty. William J. Durant
In these matters the only certainty is that there is nothing certain. Pliny The Elder
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
Only one thing is certain -- that is, nothing is certain. If this statement is true, it is also false. Ancient Paradox
Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes. Benjamin Franklin
If you do know that here is one hand, we'll grant you all the rest. Ludwig Wittgenstein
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
If you have a choice between certainty and hope, choose certainty every time. Anonymous
Doubt is not a pleasant mental state, but certainty is a ridiculous one. Voltaire
There is nothing so uncertain as a sure thing. Scotty Bowman
To be uncertain is to be uncomfortable, but to be certain is to be ridiculous. Chinese Proverb
The more I see the less I know for sure. John Lennon
There is nothing certain in a man's life but that he must lose it. Owen Meredith
There is no such uncertainty as a sure thing. Robert Burns
There is nothing certain, but the uncertain. Proverb
The only certainty is that nothing is certain. Pliny The Elder
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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