Doubt And Certainty Quotes by Bertrand Russell, Francis Bacon, Charles Bukowski, Thomas Szasz, Lord Byron, William Shakespeare and many others.
Not to be absolutely certain is, I think, one of the essential things in rationality.
If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts, but if he will content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.
The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.
The neurotic has problems; the psychotic has solutions.
If I am fool, it is, at least, a doubting one; and I envy no one the certainty of his self-approved wisdom.
Modest doubt is called the beacon of the wise.
Fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves.
When prayer removes distrust and doubt and enters the field of mental certainty, it becomes faith; and the universe is built on faith.
If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.
The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.
Isn’t it the moment of most profound doubt that gives birth to new certainties? Perhaps hopelessness is the very soil that nourishes human hope; perhaps one could never find sense in life without first experiencing its absurdity.
I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education.
Doubt is to certainty as neurosis is to psychosis. The neurotic is in doubt and has fears about persons and things; the psychotic has convictions and makes claims about them. In short, the neurotic has problems, the psychotic has solutions.
One must verify or expel his doubts, and convert them into the certainty of Yes or NO.
The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.
Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.
It is the dull man who is always sure, and the sure man who is always dull.
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