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43 Uncertainty Quotes


  • Uncertainty is the refuge of hope. – Henri Frederic Amiel


  • For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream. – Vincent Van Gogh


  • The trouble with the world is that the stupid are so confident while the intelligent are full of doubt. – Bertrand Russell


  • The quality of your life is in direct proportion to the amount of uncertainty you can comfortably deal with. – Tony Robbins


  • Knowledge is an unending adventure at the edge of uncertainty. – Jacob Bronowski


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


  • I believe that uncertainty is really my spirit’s way of whispering, “I’m in flux. I can’t decide for you. Something is off-balance here. – Oprah Winfrey


  • Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life. Security is an insipid thing, though the overtaking and possessing of a wish discovers the folly of the chase. – William Congreve


  • If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor. – Eleanor Roosevelt


  • When the mind is in a state of uncertainty the smallest impulse directs it to either side. – Terence


  • Not to be absolutely certain is, I think, one of the essential things in rationality. – Bertrand Russell


  • I can live with doubt and uncertainty. I think it’s much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong. – Richard P. Feynman
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  • Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved. – Bible


  • The future is uncertain but this uncertainty is at the very heart of human creativity. – Ilya Prigogine


  • Doubt, of whatever kind, can be ended by action alone. – Thomas Carlyle


  • Only do what your heart tells you. – Princess Diana


  • If we insist on being as sure as is conceivable… we must be content to creep along the ground, and can never soar. – John Henry Cardinal Newman


  • The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand. – Frank Herbert


To be uncertain is to be uncomfortable, but to be certain is to be ridiculous. – Chinese Saying

Uncertain quotes

  • The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty; not knowing what comes next. – Ursula K. Leguin


  • It’s not a terrible thing that we feel fear when faced with the unknown. It is part of being alive, something we all share. – Pema Chodron


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


  • No man can ever be secure until he has been forsaken by fortune. – Boethius


  • An image is a stop the mind makes between uncertainties. – Djuna Barnes


  • One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time. – Andre Gide
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  • Faith means living with uncertainty – feeling your way through life, letting your heart guide you like a lantern in the dark. – Dan Millman


  • The longing for certainty, is in every human mind. But certainty is generally illusion. – Oliver Wendell Holmes


  • When one admits that nothing is certain one must, I think, also add that some things are more nearly certain than others. – Bertrand Russell


  • Hesitation increases in relation to risk in equal proportion to age. – Ernest Hemingway


  • The grand perhaps! We look on helplessly, there the old misgivings, crooked questions are. – Robert Browning


  • For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. – Bible


  • Money takes wings. The only thing that endures is character. – O. J. Simpson


  • This I ever held worse that all certitude, To know not what the worst ahead might be. – Algernon Charles Swinburne


  • Uncertainty is the only certainty there is, and knowing how to live with insecurity is the only security. – John Allen Paulos


  • There are years that ask questions and years that answer. – Zora Neale Hurston


  • We demand guaranteed rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty. – Douglas Adams


  • Maturity of mind is the capacity to endure Uncertainty. – John Finley


  • Everything in life is luck. – Donald Trump


  • Madness is the result not of uncertainty but of certainty. – Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • Have you heard that it was good to gain the day? I also say it is good to fall, battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won. – Walt Whitman


  • Uncertainty and mystery are energies of life. Don’t let them scare you unduly, for they keep boredom at bay and spark creativity. – Unknown


  • All human things hang on a slender thread, the strongest fall with a sudden crash. – Ovid


  • Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd. – Voltaire