Ambiguous Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old ambiguous quotes, ambiguous sayings, and ambiguous proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Once life is finished it acquires a sense; up to that point it has not got a sense; its sense is suspended and therefore ambiguous. Pier Paolo Pasolini
The charge of being ambiguous and indefinite may be brought against every human composition, and necessarily arises from the imperfection of language. Perhaps no two men will express the same sentiment in the same manner and by the same words; neither do they connect precisely the same ideas with the same words. Oliver Ellsworth
The greater the ambiguity, the greater the pleasure. Milan Kundera
The mental mist of ambiguity and the fog of ambivalence hamper human existence. Kilroy J. Oldster
Ambiguity supposes eventual resolution of itself whereas certitude implies further ambiguity. John Ashbery
Even righteousness is an ambiguous thing. Nadia Hashimi
The enemy of accountability is ambiguity. Patrick Lencioni
The awareness of the ambiguity of one's highest achievements as well as one's deepest failures is a definite symptom of maturity. Paul Tillich
Ambiguity lurks in generality, and may thus become an instrument of severity. Felix Frankfurter
The truth always carries the ambiguity of the words used to express it. Frank Herbert
All our qualities, whether good or bad, are unstable and ambiguous, and almost all are at the mery of chance. Francois de la Rochefoucauld
The more elusive and ambiguous a symbol is, the more it gains significance and power. Umberto Eco
Testing is the process of comparing the invisible to the ambiguous, so as to avoid the unthinkable happening to the anonymous. James Marcus Bach
Hope is ambiguous, but fear is precious. Leo Rosten
Many are ambitious of saying grand things, that is, of being grandiloquent. Augustus Hare
Stuff that's hidden and murky and ambiguous is scary because you don't know what it does. Jerry Garcia
Life remains ambiguous as long as there is life. Paul Tillich
Ambiguous things that ape goats in their visage, women in their shape. Lord Byron
All things will be ambiguous, for this is the curse of wisdom. Greg Bear
All men are naturally included to obscure the morally ambiguous element in their political cause by investing it with religious sanctity. Reinhold Niebuhr
That ambiguous area of culture where something unfailingly political, though separate from the political choices of the day, infiltrates judgment and language. Roland Barthes
Ambiguity is very interesting in writing; it's not very interesting in science. Janna Levin