Certainty Quotes

There’s no absolutes in life – only vodka.

I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable… but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.

When Anaxagoras was told of the death of his son, he only said, “I knew my son was mortal.” So we in all casualties of life should say, I knew my riches were uncertain; that my friend was but a man. Such considerations would soon pacify us, because all our troubles proceed from their being […]

Inquiry is fatal to certainty.

“There are no absolutes,” they chatter, blanking out the fact that they are uttering an absolute.

No great deed is done by falterers who ask for certainty.

Do not feel certain of anything.

More important than the quest for certainty is the quest for clarity.

To teach how to live with uncertainty, and yet without being paralyzed by hesitation, is perhaps the chief thing that philosophy in our age can still do for those who study it.

His doubts are better than most people’s certainties.