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Quotations on Certainty

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To be positive: to be mistaken at the top of one's voice.

~ Ambrose Bierce

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.

~ John Wesley

Convictions are more dangerous foes of truth than lies.

~ Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

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.

~ Sir Francis Bacon

In these matters the only certainty is that there is nothing certain.

~ Pliny the Elder

Ah, what a dusty answer gets the soul when hot for certainties in this our life!

~ George Meredith

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