Certainty Quotes

Certainty generally is illusion, and repose is not the destiny of man.

Our best built certainties are but sand-houses and subject to damage from any wind of doubt that blows.

Certitude is not the test of certainty.

It is our doubts that unite us and our certainties that divide us.

He who will determine… against that which he knows, because there may be something which he knows not; he that can set hypothetical possibility against acknowledged certainty, is not to be admitted among reasonable beings.

Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is an absurd one.

I am certain of nothing but the Holiness of the Heart’s affections and the Truth of the Imagination.

When I was young I was sure of everything; in a few years, having been mistaken a thousand times, I was not half so sure of most things as I was before; at present, I am hardly sure of anything but what God has revealed to me.

The only thing that makes life possible is a permanent, intolerable uncertainty: not knowing what comes next.

Too much subtlety in law is condemned, and so much exactitude destroys exactness.