Certain - Quotes


If we don`t start, it`s certain we can`t arrive.

Zig Ziglar

Given (...) that two truths can never contradict each other, the task of wise interpreters is to strive to find the true meanings of scriptural passages agreeing with those physical conclusions of which we are already certain and sure from clear sensory experience or from necessary demonstrations.

Galileo Galilei

When you reach a certain age you have, it seems to me, a right to expect some parts of your life to stay stable. Like what, for instance? Like money, for instance.

Frederick Pohl

To understand our civilisation, one must appreciate that the extended order resulted not from human design or intention but spontaneously: it arose from unintentionally conforming to certain traditional and largely moral practices, many of which men tend to dislike, whose significance they usually fail to understand, whose validity they cannot prove, and which have nonetheless fairly rapidly spread by means of an evolutionary selection - the comparative increase of population and wealth - of those groups that happened to follow them.

Friedrich Hayek

There`s never been a true war that wasn`t fought between two sets of people who were certain they were in the right.

Neil Gaiman


This is certain, that a man that studieth revenge keeps his wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well.

Francis Bacon

People say they "find" love, as if it were an object hidden by a rock. But love takes many forms, and it is never the same for any man and woman. What people find then is a certain love.

Mitch Albom

Christmas isn`t about presents or Santa Clause or cows, it`s about a feeling. It`s about people. It`s about us forgetting about our problems and reaching out to help other people. Christmas doesn`t have to happen in one certain place, it happens in our hearts.

Full House (movie)

The sciences do not try to explain, they hardly even try to interpret, they mainly make models. By a model is meant a mathematical construct which, with the addition of certain verbal interpretations, describes observed phenomena. The justification of such a mathematical construct is solely and precisely that it is expected to work. 

John von Neumann

Mathematics is a game played according to certain rules with meaningless marks on paper.

David Hilbert

So far as the theories of mathematics are about reality, they are not certain; so far as they are certain, they are not about reality.

Albert Einstein

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

Bertrand Russell

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.

Bertrand Russell

Imagine a world in which generations of human beings come to believe that certain films were made by God or that specific software was coded by him. Imagine a future in which millions of our descendants murder each other over rival interpretations of Star Wars or Windows 98. Could anything - anything - be more ridiculous? And yet, this would be no more ridiculous than the world we are living in.

Sam Harris

We are always trying to convert people to a belief in our own explanation of the universe. We think that the more people there are who believe as we do, the more certain it will be that what we believe is the truth. But it doesn`t work that way at all.

Paulo Coelho


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