Uncertainty Quotes

To teach how to live with uncertainty, yet without being paralyzed by hesitation, is perhaps the chief thing that philosophy can do

Bertrand Russell

We need to practice acting in spite of fear, in spite of doubt, in spite of worry, in spite of uncertainty, in spite of inconvenience, in spite of discomfort, and even to practice acting when weĆ­re not in the mood to act

T. Harv Eker

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

R. I. Fitzhenry

Both the uncertainty principle and the negentropy principle of information make Laplace's scheme [of exact determinism] completely unrealistic. The problem is an artificial one; it belongs to imaginative poetry, not to experimental science.

Lon Nicolas Brillouin

How very paltry and limited the normal human intellect is, and how little lucidity there is in the human consciousness, may be judged from the fact that, despite the ephemeral brevity of human life, the uncertainty of our existence and the countless enigmas which press upon us from all sides, everyone does not continually and ceaselessly philosophize, but that only the rarest of exceptions do


He is no wise man who will quit a certainty for an uncertainty.

Samuel Johnson

Uncertainty is the refuge of hope.

Henri Frederic Amiel

Maturity of mind is the capacity to endure uncertainty.

John Finley

All my life I have entirely missed the point; and the turning, as I also have no sense of direction. This long period of uncertainty in the twilight land of the fuddled (it is now more than sixty years) has taken its toll.

Tom Baker

Maturity is the capacity to endure uncertainty.

John Huston Finley

Without a measureless and perpetual uncertainty, the drama of human life would be destroyed.

Winston Churchill

The greatest loss of time is delay and expectation, which depend upon the future. We let go the present, which we have in our power, and look forward to that which depends upon chance, and so relinquish a certainty for an uncertainty.


Education is the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty.

Mark Twain

Without the element of uncertainty, the bringing off of even, the greatest business triumph would be dull, routine, and eminently unsatisfying. J.

Paul Getty

Uncertainty is the only certainty there is, and knowing how to live with insecurity is the only security.

John Allen Paulos
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