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Top 72 Quotes About Absolute Certainty

#1. Dogmatism and skepticism are both, in a sense, absolute philosophies; one is certain of knowing, the other of not knowing. What philosophy should dissipate is certainty, whether of knowledge or ignorance. - Author: Bertrand Russell
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#2. The hope we have in Christ is an absolute certainty. We can be sure that the place Christ is preparing for us will be ready when we arrive, because with Him nothing is left to chance. Everything He promised He will deliver. - Author: Billy Graham
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#3. People always tell me with absolute certainty that they don't trust themselves. - Author: Richard Bandler
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#4. Absolute certainty will always elude us. We will always be mired in error. The most each generation can hope for is to reduce the error ... - Author: Carl Sagan
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#5. Faith cannot be about absolute certainty in the letters of the Bible and wrath against those who don't comply (Ephesians 2:15). It has to be about overwhelming trust in God's love,6 which as the apostle Paul confirms, is beyond the letter of law and narrow legalistic interpretations. - Author: Amos Smith
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#6. The only principle I'm prepared to absolutely commit to, with absolute certainty, is that I can change my mind. - Author: Alan Richardson
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#7. The quest for absolute certainty is an immature, if not infantile, trait of thinking. - Author: Herbert Feigl
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#8. But Thierry was shaking his head. "It doesn't matter." His voice was still quiet, but it was filled with the authority of absolute conviction, a kind of bedrock certainty that held even Hannah mesmerized. - Author: L.J.Smith
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#9. Only one absolute certainty is possible to man, namely that at any given moment the feeling which he has exists. - Author: Thomas Huxley
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#10. Scientific knowledge is a body of statements of varying degrees of certainty
some most unsure, some nearly sure, none absolutely certain. - Author: Richard P. Feynman
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#11. Nothing can trouble you but your own imagination. - Author: Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
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#12. He recognized with absolute certainty the empty fragility of even the noblest theorizings as compared with the definitive plenitude of the smallest fact grasped in its total, concrete reality. - Author: Pierre Teilhard De Chardin
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#13. I'm sure one of the frustrations of being a Western enthusiast of Japanese food and culture is you're confronted every day with the absolute certainty that you will die ignorant. - Author: Anthony Bourdain
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#14. Suddenly I had this feeling, this absolute certainty, that I was never going to be able to let him go. It was as simple and as hard as that. I had clung to him like a barnacle all these years, and now I couldn't cut away. It was my own fault, really. I couldn't let go of Conrad. - Author: Jenny Han
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#15. Ignorance was ever the iron of certainty, for it was as blind to itself as sleep. It was the absence of questions that made answers absolute - not knowledge! To - Author: R. Scott Bakker
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#16. That though we are certain of many things, yet that Certainty is no absolute Infallibility, there still remains the possibility of our being mistaken in all matters of humane Belief and Inquiry. - Author: Joseph Glanvill
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#17. Robin had never been in love before, which is precisely how he recognized the sensation with such absolute certainty. - Author: Connie Brockway
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#18. To refuse a hearing to an opinion, because they are sure that it is false, is to assume that their certainty is the same thing as absolute certainty. - Author: John Stuart Mill
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#19. I know you can take care of yourself," he said, with absolute certainty. His vivid eyes probed hers. With the same underlying resolve, he lifted a hand and brushed her cheek with his fingertips. "I just don't think ... you shouldn't have to. - Author: Angela N. Blount
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#20. I never imagined it wouldn't work out for me. I had that absolute certainty in myself that has seen me through, I think, and my parents were absolutely behind me all the way. - Author: Ewan McGregor
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#21. 'Et Tu, Babe' was born out of my absolute certainty that a writer's life was solitary and insular, and I was happy with that. I love reading and writing; it's my whole life. - Author: Mark Leyner
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#22. Audiences aren't going to get rid of me. One thing I can say, with absolute certainty, is that my shows will still be performed when I'm dead, buried and forgotten. They're going to absolutely outlive me, which is a wonderful thing to think about. - Author: Cameron Mackintosh
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#23. [For people] to refuse a hearing to an opinion, because they are sure that it is false, is to assume that their certainty is the same thing as absolute certainty. All silencing of discussion is an assumption of infallibility. - Author: John Stuart Mill
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#24. That which draws us by its mystical force; what every created thing, even the very stones, feels with absolute certainty as the center of its being ... is the force of love. Christians call this "eternal blessedness." It is a necessity of man for growth and joy. - Author: Gustav Mahler
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#25. Without absolute certainty, what do we do? We do the best we can. Injustice is happening now; suffering is happening now. We have choices to make now. To insist on absolute certainty before starting to apply ethics to life decisions is a way of choosing to be amoral. - Author: Richard Stallman
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#26. Descartes was not interested in probabilities. He wanted absolute certainty. He had to be sure that indubitable knowledge, immune from skeptical attack, was possible. - Author: Steven Nadler
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#27. The greatest good that can come to anyone is forming within them an absolute certainty of themselves, and of their relationship to the Universe, forever removing the sense of heaven as being outside of them. - Author: Ernest Holmes
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#28. The existence of a first cause of the universe is a necessity of thought ... Amid the mysteries which become more mysterious the more they are thought about, there will remain the one absolute certainty that we are over in the presence of an Infinite, Eternal Energy from which all things proceed. - Author: Herbert Spencer
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#29. I am one of a rare breed of true politicians who definitely say what they may or may not mean with absolute certainty. - Author: Anthony Eden
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#30. I'm quiet for a moment, enchanted by the idea of something stealing over you, settling into you, and telling you, with absolute certainty, who you are and what you're meant to do. - Author: Virginia Boecker
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#31. Sometimes we have the absolute certainty there's something inside us that's so hideous and monstrous that if we ever search it out we won't be able to stand looking at it. But it's when we're willing to come face to face with that demon that we face the angel. - Author: Hubert Selby Jr.
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#32. Absolute certainty is a privilege of uneducated minds and fanatics. - It is, for scientific folk, an unattainable ideal. - Author: Cassius Jackson Keyser
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#33. As a scientist, I don't believe anything. Science shouldn't use the word belief. There are things more likely and less likely. Science can say nothing with absolute certainty. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#34. In the beauty of countless danseuse in my palace, I saw an endless suffering in the form of distorted and diseased figures as the absolute certainty towards which they were heading even as insects unwittingly consign themselves to the blazing flame. - Author: Ajit Kumar Jha
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#35. In the Congress of the United States, Cromwell had known a good many men who were possessed of absolute certainty, and this he feared so much that he felt the only real and enduring evil on the face of the earth was unbending certainty, unshakable orthodoxy. - Author: Howard Fast
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#36. Absolute certainty is the greatest of all illusions. - Author: Jayne Ann Krentz
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#37. I'm through with Tolstoy. He has ceased to exist for me ... If I eat a bowl of soup and like it, I know by that fact alone and with absolute certainty that Tolstoy will find it bad, and vice versa. - Author: Ivan Turgenev
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#38. Science doesn't claim to have absolute certainty about the world; it creates models that provide the best explanation based on the available evidence. If additional evidence is found, the model can be changed. - Author: Armin Navabi
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#39. Do you ever make a meal and just know - I mean know, with absolute certainty - that somewhere in the Hamptons, Ina Garten would be like super proud of you? That even if she were completely absorbed in splitting vanilla beans for homemade extract, she would totally side-eye your dish and smile. - Author: Andie Mitchell
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#40. There's no such thing in this world as absolute certainty. So accept that and go forward acting toward the best outcome no matter what. - Author: Kenneth Atchity
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#41. Happiness is a perceptual reality, not an absolute certainty. - Author: Debasish Mridha
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#42. It is not that there are no certainties, it is that it is an absolute certainty that there are no certainties. - Author: Christopher Hitchens
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#43. If we do everything right, if we do it with absolute certainty, there's still a 30% chance we're going to get it wrong. - Author: Joe Biden
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#44. Science does not give us absolute and final certainty. It only gives us assurance within the limits of our mental abilities and the prevailing state of scientific thought. - Author: Ludwig Von Mises
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#45. Learn to live without self-concern. For this you must know your own true being as indomitable, fearless, ever victorious. Once you know with absolute certainty that nothing can trouble you, you come to disregard your desires and fears, concepts and ideas and live by truth alone. - Author: Nisargadatta Maharaj
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#46. Can you predict the future with absolute certainty? Your answer must be no. You have two options: You can either decide to accept yourself as an imperfect human being with limited knowledge and realize that you will at times make mistakes, or you can hate yourself for it. - Author: David D. Burns
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#47. I can say without absolute certainty that you are the only person in this world that deserves the moon, the ocean, and the stars. You are the only exception. You deserve them and if it takes me our entire lives to give them to you I won't settle until they are yours. - Author: Fisher Amelie
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#48. I can predict with absolute certainty that within another generation there will be another world war if the nations of the world do not concert the method by which to prevent it. - Author: Woodrow Wilson
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#49. He who asserts belief with absolute certainty knows nothing of faith and makes himself into a fool. He who is wise, upon realizing they have done this, recants and searches themselves for further enlightenment. - Author: Cristina Marrero
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#50. When the human mind exists in the light of reason and no more than reason, we may say with absolute certainty that Man and all that made him will be in that instant gone. - Author: Loren Eiseley
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#51. Abandon certainty! That's life's deepest command. That's what life's all about. We're a probe into the unknown, into the uncertain. Why can't you hear Muad'Dib? If certainty is knowing absolutely an absolute future, then that's only death disguised! Such a future becomes now! - Author: Frank Herbert
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#52. We don't know if he ever left England. We don't know who his principal companions were or how he amused himself. His sexuality is an irreconcilable mystery. On only a handful of days in his life can we say with absolute certainty where he was. - Author: Bill Bryson
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#53. She knew with chilling and absolute certainty she was next. - Author: Alexa Grace
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#54. Such is true joy's absolute certainty,
Its slow lit fuse that burns holes
In the shabby shroud of death forever. - Author: Scott Hastie
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#55. Turn yourself inside out. Live with absolute certainty that you have the power to create anything that you desire-anything!-because the power you need is the power of the Universe flowing through you. - Author: Sonia
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#56. The greatest weapon any warrior can carry into battle is absolute certainty of her eternal soul. - Author: Chuck Palahniuk
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#57. We do know, with absolute certainty, that [Saddam] is using his procurement system to acquire the equipment he needs in order to enrich uranium to build a nuclear weapon. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#58. Scientists do not believe in fundamental and absolute certainties. For the scientist, certainty is never an end, but a search; not the ordering of certainty, but its exploration. For the scientist, certainty represents the highest degree of probability. - Author: Ashley Montagu
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#59. Men, and governments, must act to the best of their ability. There is no such thing as absolute certainty, but there is assurance sufficient for the purposes of human life. - Author: John Stuart Mill
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#60. If you develop the absolute sense of certainty that powerful beliefs provide, then you can get yourself to accomplish virtually anything, including those things that other people are certain are impossible. - Author: William Lyon Phelps
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#61. I was matter, like everything else. I could feel the slow decay of my body, the absolute certainty of death. Every heartbeat spelt out a new proof of mortality. Every moment was a premature burial. - Author: Greg Egan
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#62. I cannot say with absolute certainty that my wife is not a professional assassin hired by the People's Republic of China to exterminate me. But I don't spend time worrying about the possibility because there is no evidence whatsoever to support it. - Author: Armin Navabi
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#63. My compulsive thoughts aren't even thoughts, they're absolute certainties and obeying them isn't a choice. - Author: Paul Rudnick
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#64. Tell me something. Why did I have to know the truth about Margot and know it with absolute certainty? Or rather why, knowing the truth, did I have to know more, prove more, see? Does one need to know more, ever more and more, in order that one put off acting on it or maybe even not act at all? - Author: Walker Percy
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#65. Faith to me is having absolute certainty that God is in control of my life and that He has my best interests at heart. - Author: Dan Ellis
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#66. Whether gods exist or not, there is no way to get absolute certainty about ethics. Without absolute certainty, what do we do? We do the best we can. - Author: Richard Stallman
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#67. I can say with absolute certainty that I will run for one of two offices: my state Senate seat or for the governor. I'm still trying to decide, but I do think people are ready for a change from the partisan, very fractured leadership we have in Texas. - Author: Wendy Davis
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#68. Whatever might happen in life, whether I liked it or didn't like it, I could know one thing for sure: it would change. There was absolute certainty in uncertainty, in some ways an enormous comfort. - Author: Steph Davis
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#69. Don't try and understand this with your mind. There will be no absolute knowing, no certainty in these thoughts and philosophies and ideas. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#70. Absolute certainty is not something I strive for anymore. I've learned the hard way that destiny usually looks upon our most strident convictions with amusement, or perhaps even pity. - Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
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#71. One very important difference between color and monochromatic photography is this: in black and white you suggest; in color you state. Much can be implied by suggestion, but statement demands certainty ... absolute certainty. - Author: Paul Outerbridge
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#72. I don't believe it,' Quince says with absolute certainty. ' I don't believe anything magical can make someone more in love.' [ ... ] He looks me right in the eye as he says, 'Love is already the strongest magic in the world. - Author: Tera Lynn Childs
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