Certainty Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old certainty quotes, certainty sayings, and certainty proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Certainty always produces questions, uncertainty statements. It is a balancing law of nature.

Djuna Barnes

The quest for certainty in forecasting outcomes can be the enemy of progress.

Nate Silver

Certainty ends inquiry.

Jacob Bronowski

When we find our core certainty within, then we no longer look for certainty outside.

Deepak Chopra

The one unchangeable certainty is that nothing is certain or unchangeable.     

John F. Kennedy

The certainty within our spirit made the dream reality.     

Lailah Gifty Akita

Just because someone seems to have more certainty, doesn't mean they're right.

Tony Robbins

It is the essence of certainty to be established only with reservations.     

Maurice Merleau-Ponty

Life is ever evolving. The only certainty is change.

Allison McAtee

The only certainty about following the crowd is that you will all get there together.

Mychal Wynn

The demand for certainty is one which is natural to man, but is nevertheless an intellectual vice.     

Bertrand Russell

People who need certainty are unlikely to make good entrepreneurs.     

Peter Drucker

Certainty is usually a sign of pathology.     

B.W. Powe

Nothing consoles and comforts like certainty does.

Amit Kalantri

Certainty is the mother of quiet and repose, and uncertainty the cause of variance and contentions.     

Edward Coke

Certainty is a cruel mindset. It hardens our minds against possibility.     

Ellen Langer

What is certainty but the refuge of those whose faith is not strong enough to entertain doubt.

Robert Brault

Certainty sees things in restrictive, protective, aggressive ways, and thus isn't seeing at all.     

Jerry Saltz

Certainty, not data, is knowledge.     

L. Ron Hubbard

Certainty is the most vivid condition of ignorance and the most necessay condition for knowledge.     

Kedar Joshi

Doubt is long-winded. Certainty is brief.     

Mason Cooley

Certainty is no guarantor of correctness.     

Margaret Heffernan

The lack of faith is not doubt. It is certainty.     

Abigail Van Buren

Incompetence is certainty in the absence of expertise. Overconfidence is certainty in the presence of expertise.     

Malcolm Gladwell

Certainty is missing the point entirely.     

Anne Lamott

Certainty is the enemy of change.

Salvador Minuchin

To believe with certainty, we must begin with doubting.

Stanislaw Leszczynski

Logic is the foundation of the certainty of all the knowledge we acquire.

Leonhard Euler

Certainty a strange Ferris wheel of a statement!     

John Allen Paulos

Such certainty is beautiful, but uncertainty is more beautiful still.     

Wislawa Szymborska