Vague Sayings and Quotes

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


Vagueness is at times an indication of nearness to a perfect truth.     

Charles Ives

Valuation is vague and arbitrary, when there is no assurance that it will be generally acquiesced in by others.     

Jean-Baptiste Say

Vague statements are interchangeable.     

Robert Mager

Vague expression permits the hearer to imagine whatever suits him and what he already thinks in any case.     

Theodor Adorno

A vague uncritical idealism always lends itself to ridicule and too much of it might be a danger to mankind, leading it round in a futile wild-goose chase for imaginary ideals.     

Lin Yutang

Vagueness and procrastination are ever a comfort to the frail in spirit.     

John Updike

Vague and mysterious forms of speech, and abuse of language, have so long passed for mysteries of science; and hard or misapplied words with little or no meaning have, by prescription, such a right to be mistaken for deep learning and height of speculation, that it will not be easy to persuade either those who speak or those who hear them, that they are but the covers of ignorance and hindrance of true knowledge.     

John Locke