Quotes of Certainty

“ The greatest happiness of life it the conviction that we are loved — loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves. ”

- Victor Hugo

“ The fact of the matter is that we are facing a small group of bitter-enders who are basically trying turn the tide of history. ”

- Paul Bremer

“ I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for the truth; and truth rewarded me. ”

- Simone De Beauvoir

“ There are no whole truths; all truths are half- truths. It is trying to treat them as whole truths that plays the devil. ”

- Alfred North Whitehead

“ I like the fact that in ancient Chinese art the great painters always included a deliberate flaw in their work: human creation is never perfect. ”

- Madeleine L’Engle

“ Let us take things as we find them: let us not attempt to distort them into what they are not. We cannot make facts. All our wishing cannot change them. We must use them. ”

- John Henry Cardinal Newman

“ I have a lot of memories, but I don't go into capitalizing on that. Something's got to be my own. I'm not doing the record to sit here and broadcast my memories of my father. ”

- Lisa Marie Presley

“ A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there's no action, you haven't truly decided. ”

- Anthony Robbins

“ The fact that you are willing to say, "I do not understand, and it is fine," is the greatest understanding you could exhibit. ”

- Wayne Dyer

“ Never give in, never give in, never; never; never; never - in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. ”

- Winston Churchill

“ How empty is theory in presence of fact! ”

- Mark Twain

“ Never for the sake of peace and quiet deny your convictions. ”

- Dag Hammarskjold

“ As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality. ”

- Albert Einstein

“ From rescuing lives to rebuilding lives. There's no certainty as to when this community will be reestablished. ”

- Rick Perry

“ The reality is that we are hated not because of our democracy, freedoms, and generous social security system; rather, we are hated because of our involvement in foreign conflicts and quarrels that were never our concern. ”

- Amir Butler

“ You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do. ”

- Eleanor Roosevelt

“ To be a good model, I'd need a lot more confidence... and more confidence to be more bare. ”

- Jill Hennessy

“ Most people would die sooner than think; in fact, they do. ”

- Bertrand Russell

“ To believe with certainty we must begin with doubting. ”

- Stanislaw Leszczynski

“ As a matter of fact is an expression that precedes many an expression that isn't. ”

- Laurence J. Peter

“ I have confidence in my campaign. I have assembled a great team that is going to beat George W. Bush, and any rumors to the contrary are completely erroneous. ”

- John F. Kerry

“ There are intangible realities which float near us, formless and without words; realities which no one has thought out, and which are excluded for lack of interpreters. ”

- Natalie Clifford Barney

“ The reality is that the secretary general has come to be viewed as chief diplomatic and political agent of the United Nations,... is widely respected for precisely those qualities. ”

- Kofi Annan

“ Now, in reality, the world have paid too great a compliment to critics, and have imagined them to be men of much greater profundity than they really are. ”

- Henry Fielding

“ Doubt is not a pleasant mental state, but certainty is a ridiculous one. ”

- Francois Marie Arouet de Voltaire

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

- Pliny the Elder

“ Many people would sooner die than think; In fact, they do so. ”

- Bertrand Russell

“ Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality. ”

- Nikos Kazantzakis

“ I liked the fact that I didn't have to worry about being brought up for cheating, but it was kind of a pain to turn it into the Web site. ”

- Kim Basinger

“ It has sometimes been said that we find nowhere, in nature, an analogue of the difference between "happens" and "is," on the one hand, and "ought," on the other hand. ”

- Wolfgang Kohler
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