Certainty Sayings and Quotes

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

Certainty always produces questions, uncertainty statements. It is a balancing law of nature. Djuna Barnes
The quest for certainty in forecasting outcomes can be the enemy of progress. Nate Silver
Certainty ends inquiry. Jacob Bronowski
When we find our core certainty within, then we no longer look for certainty outside. Deepak Chopra
The one unchangeable certainty is that nothing is certain or unchangeable. John F. Kennedy
The certainty within our spirit made the dream reality. Lailah Gifty Akita
Just because someone seems to have more certainty, doesn't mean they're right. Tony Robbins
It is the essence of certainty to be established only with reservations. Maurice Merleau-Ponty
Life is ever evolving. The only certainty is change. Allison McAtee
The only certainty about following the crowd is that you will all get there together. Mychal Wynn
The demand for certainty is one which is natural to man, but is nevertheless an intellectual vice. Bertrand Russell
People who need certainty are unlikely to make good entrepreneurs. Peter Drucker
Certainty is usually a sign of pathology. B.W. Powe
Nothing consoles and comforts like certainty does. Amit Kalantri
Certainty is the mother of quiet and repose, and uncertainty the cause of variance and contentions. Edward Coke
Certainty is a cruel mindset. It hardens our minds against possibility. Ellen Langer
What is certainty but the refuge of those whose faith is not strong enough to entertain doubt. Robert Brault
Certainty sees things in restrictive, protective, aggressive ways, and thus isn't seeing at all. Jerry Saltz
Certainty, not data, is knowledge. L. Ron Hubbard
Certainty is the most vivid condition of ignorance and the most necessay condition for knowledge. Kedar Joshi
Doubt is long-winded. Certainty is brief. Mason Cooley
Certainty is no guarantor of correctness. Margaret Heffernan
The lack of faith is not doubt. It is certainty. Abigail Van Buren
Incompetence is certainty in the absence of expertise. Overconfidence is certainty in the presence of expertise. Malcolm Gladwell
Certainty is missing the point entirely. Anne Lamott
Certainty is the enemy of change. Salvador Minuchin
To believe with certainty, we must begin with doubting. Stanislaw Leszczynski
Logic is the foundation of the certainty of all the knowledge we acquire. Leonhard Euler
Certainty a strange Ferris wheel of a statement! John Allen Paulos
Such certainty is beautiful, but uncertainty is more beautiful still. Wislawa Szymborska
Certainty without power can be interesting, even amusing. Certainty with power can be dangerous. Donald Rumsfeld
Certainty generally is illusion, and repose is not the destiny of man. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
People prefer the certainty of misery to the misery of uncertainty. Virginia Satir
Certainty abolishes hope, and robs us of renewal. Neil Postman
Tolerance grows only when faith loses certainty; certainty is murderous. Will Durant
It is the certainty that you are about to recover, that brings results, not the hope. Emile Coue
Facts matter not at all. Perception is everything. It's certainty. Stephen Colbert
Certainty is the mother of repose, and therefore the common law aims at certainty. Philip Yorke
The only certainty is that nothing is certain. Pliny the Elder
We often call a certainty a hope, to bring it luck. Elizabeth Bibesco
Certainty is a closing of the mind. To create something new you must have doubt. Milton Glaser
One of the few certainties in life is that persons of certainty should certainly be avoided. Willy Russell
What men want is not knowledge, but certainty. Bertrand Russell
The certainty that everything has already been written annuls us, or renders us phantasmal. Jorge Luis Borges
Not doubt, certainty is what drives one insane. Friedrich Nietzsche
Moral certainty is never more than probability. Giovanni Battista Beccaria
It's good to have some certainty in life, even if it's only that I'm in deep trouble. Ashleigh Brilliant
Certainty is an unrealistic and unattainable ideal. William Lane Craig
It is far better to foresee even without certainty than not to foresee at all. Henri Poincare