Certainty is the mother of quiet and repose, and uncertainty the cause of variance and contentions
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.
If we insist on being as sure as is conceivable... we must be content to creep along the ground, and can never soar.
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.
Convictions are more dangerous foes of truth than lies.
In these matters the only certainty is that there is nothing certain.
In essence we have become addicted to the certainty, sureness or sense of security that our faith provides
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.
When one admits that nothing is certain one must, I think, also add that some things are more nearly certain than others
There are very few certainties that touch us all in this mortal experience, but one of the absolutes is that we will experience hardship and stress at some point.
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...
In a universe of ambiguity, this kind of certainty comes only once, no matter how many lifetimes you live.
To be positive: to be mistaken at the top of one's voice.
To be absolutely certain about something, one must know everything or nothing about it.
Ah, what a dusty answer gets the soul when hot for certainties in this our life!
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