Uncertainty Quotes

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

Ursula K. LeGuin

There is no such uncertainty as a sure thing.

Robert Burns

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

Chinese Proverb

An image is a stop the mind makes between uncertainties.

Djuna Barnes

Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.

Erich Fromm

Certainty is the mother of quiet and repose, and uncertainty the cause of variance and contentions

Edward Coke

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

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.


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

Erich Fromm

I think the worst thing this nation could do for humanity would be to leave any uncertainty as to our will, our purpose and our capacity to carry out our purpose.

Hubert H. Humphrey

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Updated On : May 25, 2013
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