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It is far better to foresee even without certainty than not to foresee at all.
– Henri Poincare
I don’t have Gandalf the White’s certainty about everything.
– Ian Mckellen
No one can forecast the economy with certainty.
– Jamie Dimon
A bird in hand is a certainty. But a bird in the bush may sing.
– Bret Harte
The demand for certainty is one which is natural to man, but is nevertheless an intellectual vice.
– Bertrand Russell
U.S. intelligence services routinely use collection methods against foreigners that foreseeably – with certainty – ingest high volumes of U.S. communications as well.
– Barton Gellman
Don’t be too harsh to these poems until they’re typed. I always think typescript lends some sort of certainty: at least, if the things are bad then, they appear to be bad with conviction.
– Dylan Thomas
We regard it as a certainty that the earth, enclosed between poles, is bounded by a spherical surface.
– Nicolaus Copernicus
In these matters the only certainty is that nothing is certain.
– Pliny the Elder
Only a very bad theologian would confuse the certainty that follows revelation with the truths that are revealed. They are entirely different things.
– Denis Diderot
We often call a certainty a hope, to bring it luck.
– Elizabeth Bibesco
The integrated automotive group of Volkswagen and Porsche is a certainty.
– Martin Winterkorn
The Bush tax cuts, they ought to be made permanent in my mind so there is certainty out there.
– Gary Herbert
No great deed is done by falterers who ask for certainty.
– George Eliot
The only certainty is that nothing is certain.
The judgements about the severity of the threat posed by Iraq’s weapons of a mass destruction – WMD – were presented with a certainty that was not justified.
– John Chilcot
And for mathematical science, he that doubts their certainty hath need of a dose of hellebore.
– Joseph Glanvill
Many slaves on this continent are oppressed, and their cries have reached the ears of the Most High. Such are the purity and certainty of his judgments, that he cannot be partial in our favor.
– John Woolman
The minute one utters a certainty, the opposite comes to mind.
– May Sarton
That though we are certain of many things, yet that Certainty is no absolute Infallibility, there still remains the possibility of our being mistaken in all matters of humane Belief and Inquiry.
There is no certainty; there is only adventure.
– Roberto Assagioli
A woman’s guess is much more accurate than a man’s certainty.
– Rudyard Kipling
Certitude is not the test of certainty. We have been cocksure of many things that were not so.
– Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
To believe with certainty we must begin with doubting.
– Stanislaus I
Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.
The significance and volume of repairs that are needed across the country demand that we give state and local governments the long-term certainty they need to effectively execute these projects.
– Sam Graves
Inquiry is fatal to certainty.
– Will Durant
One must verify or expel his doubts, and convert them into the certainty of Yes or NO.
– Thomas Carlyle