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Certainty Quotes

Positiveness is an absurd foible. If you are in the right, it lessens your triumph; if in the wrong, it adds shame to your defeat.

Author: Laurence Sterne (1713-1768)

Profession: British Author

Education is the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty.

Author: Mark Twain (1835-1910)

Profession: American Humorist, Writer

If you have a choice between certainty and hope, choose certainty every time.

Author: Source Unknown


There are only two things you HAVE TO do in life. You HAVE TO die. You HAVE TO live until you die. You make up all the rest.

Author: Source Unknown


Doubt is not a pleasant mental state, but certainty is a ridiculous one.

Author: Voltaire (1694-1778)

Profession: French Historian, Writer

I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for truth; and truth rewarded me.

Author: Sylvia Ashton Warner


He who is certain he knows the ending of things when he is only beginning them is either extremely wise or extremely foolish; no matter which is true, he is certainly an unhappy man, for he has put a knife in the heart of wonder.

Author: Tad Williams

Profession: American Author

If you do know that here is one hand, we'll grant you all the rest.

Author: Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951)

Profession: Austrian Philosopher

The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.

Author: William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)

Profession: Irish Poet, Playwright.