Uncertainty Sayings and Quotes

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


Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.     

Philippians 4:6-7

Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.     

1 Peter 5:7

Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.     

Psalm 55:22

Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward.     

Hebrews 10:35

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.     

Jeremiah 29:11

Knowledge is an unending adventure at the edge of uncertainty.     

Jacob Bronowski

An image is a stop the mind makes between uncertainties.     

Djuna Barnes

We demand guaranteed rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty.     

Douglas Adams

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

Edward Coke

To be uncertain is to be uncomfortable, but to be certain is to be ridiculous.     

Chinese Proverb

Not to be absolutely certain is, I think, one of the essential things in rationality.     

Bertrand Russell

No man can ever be secure until he has been forsaken by Fortune.     

Boethius

I believe that uncertainty is really my spirit's way of whispering, "I'm in flux. I can't decide for you. Something is off-balance here.     

Oprah Winfrey

Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.     

Voltaire

Hesitation increases in relation to risk in equal proportion to age.     

Ernest Hemingway

Uncertainty is the refuge of hope.     

Henri Frederic Amiel

The grand perhaps! We look on helplessly, there the old misgivings, crooked questions are.     

Robert Browning

Sometimes you just have to try, even if you know it won't work.     

Junot Diaz

... you should never hesitate to trade your cow for a handful of magic beans.     

Tom Robbins

I'm happy not knowing. Most of the time (except when I'm a neurotic mess about uncertainty) I feel glad that the horizon is a mystery.     

Leslie Jamison