Uncertainty Sayings and Quotes

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

Who knows whether the gods will add tomorrow to the present hour? Horace
All human things hang on a slender thread, the strongest fall with a sudden crash. Ovid
This I ever held worse that all certitude, To know not what the worst ahead might be. Algernon Charles Swinburne
When the mind is in a state of Uncertainty the smallest impulse directs it to either side Terence
Maturity of mind is the capacity to endure Uncertainty. John Finley
Have you heard that it was good to gain the day? I also say it is good to fall, battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won. Walt Whitman
If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor. Eleanor Roosevelt
Everything in life is luck. Donald Trump
Money takes wings. The only thing that endures is character. O. J. Simpson
Doubt, of whatever kind, can be ended by action alone. Thomas Carlyle
It's not a terrible thing that we feel fear when faced with the unknown. It is part of being alive, something we all share. Pema Chodron
Madness is the result not of uncertainty but of certainty. Friedrich Nietzsche
The trouble with the world is that the stupid are so confident while the intelligent are full of doubt. Bertrand Russell
The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand. Frank Herbert
Only do what your heart tells you. Princess Diana
For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream. Vincent Van Gogh
Uncertainty is the only certainty there is, and knowing how to live with insecurity is the only security. John Allen Paulos
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 only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty; not knowing what comes next. Ursula K. Leguin
The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning. Uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers. Erich Fromm
There are years that ask questions and years that answer. Zora Neale Hurston
Faith means living with uncertainty - feeling your way through life, letting your heart guide you like a lantern in the dark. Dan Millman
One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time. Andre Gide
The quality of your life is in direct proportion to the amount of uncertainty you can comfortably deal with. Tony Robbins
Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life. Security is an insipid thing, though the overtaking and possessing of a wish discovers the folly of the chase. William Congreve
The longing for certainty ... is in every human mind. But certainty is generally illusion. Oliver Wendell Holmes
When one admits that nothing is certain one must, I think, also add that some things are more nearly certain than others. Bertrand Russell
If we insist on being as sure as is conceivable... we must be content to creep along the ground, and can never soar. John Henry Cardinal Newman
I can live with doubt and uncertainty. I think it's much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong. Richard P. Feynman
The future is uncertain but this uncertainty is at the very heart of human creativity. Ilya Prigogine