The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning. Uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers.
Uncertainty is the only certainty there is, and knowing how to live with insecurity is the only security
The minute one utters a certainty, the opposite comes to mind.
Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.
The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.
To be uncertain is to be uncomfortable, but to be certain is to be ridiculous.
Sooner or later you must move down an unknown road that leads beyond the range of the imagination, and the only certainty is that the trip has to be made
I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections, and the truth of imagination.
Isn't it the moment of most profound doubt that gives birth to new certainties? Perhaps hopelessness is the very soil that nourishes human hope; perhaps one could never find sense in life without first experiencing its absurdity.
To believe with certainty, we must begin with doubting.
I really think that living is the process of going from complete certainty to complete ignorance.
Spending a weekend with Hitler would have been boring in the extreme, although you would have had a greater certainty in coming back alive.
We often call a certainty a hope, to bring it luck.
We regard it as a certainty that the earth, enclosed between poles, is bounded by a spherical surface.
But teleological considerations can lead no further than to a belief and a hope. They do not give certainty.
Certainty is the mother of quiet and repose, and uncertainty the cause of variance and contentions
And for mathematical science, he that doubts their certainty hath need of a dose of hellebore.
You can safely appeal to the UN in the comfortable certainty that it will let you down.
I have moved from certainty to doubt, from devotion to rebellion.
What a dusty answer gets the soul When hot for certainties in this our life!
We have been cocksure of many things that were not so.
There is no certainty; there is only adventure.
Moral certainty, clear standards, and a commitment to spiritual ideals will set you apart in a world that searches for meaning.
In a universe of ambiguity, this kind of certainty comes only once, and never again, no matter how many lifetimes you live.
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