Uncertainty Quotes

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

John Allen Paulos

The surest sign that a man has a genuine taste of his own is that he is uncertain of it.

Wystan Hugh Auden

Maturity of mind is the capacity to endure uncertainty.

John Finley

The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty; not knowing what comes next.

Ursula K. LeGuin

For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.

Vincent van Gogh

Uncertainty is the refuge of hope.

Henri Frederic Amiel

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

Samuel Johnson

We demand guaranteed rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty.

Douglas Adams

Knowledge is an unending adventure at the edge of uncertainty.

Jacob Bronowski

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

Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life. Security is an insipid thing, through the overtaking and possessing of a wish discovers the folly of the chase.

William Congreve

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

Erich Fromm

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

In these matters the only certainty is that nothing is certain.

Pliny the Elder

When one admits that nothing is certain one must, I think, also admit that some things are much more nearly certain than others.

Bertrand Russell

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

Paul Getty

Education is the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty.

Mark Twain

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

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.

Seneca

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

Bertrand Russell

Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.

Voltaire

The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning. uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers.

Erich Fromm

Sometimes I feel the fear of uncertainty stinging clear.

Brandon Boyd

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

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