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If we begin with certainties, we shall end in doubts; but if we begin with doubts, and are patient in them, we shall end in certainties.

Author: Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

Profession: British Philosopher, Essayist, Statesman

If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts, but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.

Author: Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

Profession: British Philosopher, Essayist, Statesman

To be positive: to be mistaken at the top of one's voice.

Author: Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

Profession: American Author, Editor, Journalist, "The Devil's Dictionary"

I have lived in this world just long enough to look carefully the second time into things that I am the most certain of the first time.

Author: Josh Billings (1815-1885)

Profession: American Humorist, Lecturer

There is nothing so uncertain as a sure thing.

Author: Scotty Bowman

Profession: American Hockey Coach

We delight in one knowable thing, which comprehends all that is knowable; in one apprehensible, which draws together all that can be apprehended; in a single being that includes all, above all in the one which is itself the all.

Author: Giordano Bruno (1548-1600)

Profession: Italian Philosopher, Scientist

There is no such uncertainty as a sure thing.

Author: Robert Burns (1759-1796)

Profession: Scottish Poet

We are not certain, we are never certain. If we were we could reach some conclusions, and we could, at last, make others take us seriously.

Author: Albert Camus (1913-1960)

Profession: French Existential Writer

One must verify or expel his doubts, and convert them into the certainty of Yes or NO.

Author: Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)

Profession: Scottish Philosopher, Author

Inquiry is fatal to certainty.

Author: William J. Durant (1885-1981)

Profession: American Historian, Essayist

Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.

Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat

In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.

Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat

There is nothing certain except the unforeseen.

Author: Fraude

Profession:

When we are not sure, we are alive.

Author: Graham Greene (1904-1991)

Profession: British Novelist

I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections, and the truth of imagination.

Author: John Keats (1795-1821)

Profession: British Poet