65 Best Uncertainty Quotes On Success In Life

These Uncertainty quotes will inspire you. Uncertainty refers to cognitive situations that involve incomplete or unknown information. It applies to predictions of future events, to physical measurements already made, or to unknowns.

Below you will find our collection of motivating, enthusiastic, and humorous old uncertainty quotes, uncertainty sayings, and uncertainty proverbs.

Inspirational Uncertainty Quotes

  1. “Faith means living with uncertainty – feeling your way through life, letting your heart guide you like a lantern in the dark.” ~ Dan Millman
  2. “Uncertainty is the only certainty there is, and knowing how to live with insecurity is the only security” ~ John Allen Paulos
  3. “The quality of your life is directly related to how much uncertainty you can comfortably handle.” ~ Tony Robbins
  4. “The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning. Uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers.” ~ Erich Fromm
  5. “Maturity is the capacity to endure uncertainty.” ~ John Huston Finley

  6. “Human spirit is the ability to face the uncertainty of the future with curiosity and optimism.” ~ Bernard Beckett
  7. “We need to practice acting in spite of fear, in spite of doubt, in spite of worry, in spite of uncertainty, in spite of inconvenience, in spite of discomfort, and even to practice acting when we’re not in the mood to act.” ~ T. Harv Eker
  8. “Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.” ~ Voltaire
  9. “Hope — Hope in the face of difficulty. Hope in the face of uncertainty. The audacity of hope! In the end, that is God’s greatest gift to us…A belief in things not seen. A belief that there are better days ahead.” ~ Barack Obama, Uncertainty quotes hope
  10. “The future is uncertain… but this uncertainty is at the very heart of human creativity.” ~ Ilya Prigogine

  11. “The fastest way to break the cycle of perfectionism and become a fearless mother is to give up the idea of doing it perfectly – indeed to embrace uncertainty and imperfection.” ~ Arianna Huffington, Embrace Uncertainty quotes
  12. “For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.” ~ Vincent Van Gogh
  13. “In these matters the only certainty is that nothing is certain.” ~ Pliny the Elder
  14. “The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty; not knowing what comes next.” ~ Ursula K. Le Guin, Uncertainty quotes about life
  15. “So what do we do? Anything. Something. So long as we just don’t sit there. If we screw it up, start over. Try something else. If we wait until we’ve satisfied all the uncertainties, it may be too late.” ~ Lee Iacocca
  16. “The very essence of romance is uncertainty.” ~ Oscar Wilde

  17. “Change is all about motion, motion is all about uncertainty and we are deeply uncomfortable with uncertainty.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert
  18. “All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  19. “I think it’s much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong.” ~ Richard P. Feynman
  20. “Having faith doesn’t mean I have all the answers. It means trusting God especially in the midst of uncertainty.” ~ Lysa TerKeurst
  21. “Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.” ~ Carl von Clausewitz
  22. “One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.” ~ Andre Gide

  23. “Not to be absolutely certain is, I think, one of the essential things in rationality.” ~ Bertrand Russell
  24. “Vulnerability is not weakness. And that myth is profoundly dangerous… I define vulnerability as emotional risk, exposure, uncertainty. It fuels our daily lives.” ~ Brené Brown
  25. “Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life. Security is an insipid thing.” ~ William Congreve
  26. “Don’t be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps.” ~ David Lloyd George
  27. “We demand rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty!” ~ Douglas Adams
  28. “When 99% of people doubt your idea, you’re either gravely wrong or about to make history.” ~ Scott Belsky

  29. “A time of uncertainty, of not knowing exactly where we’re headed, or what kind of choice to make is a Zen moment.” ~ Brenda Shoshanna
  30. “It is in the admission of ignorance and the admission of uncertainty that there is a hope for the continuous motion of human beings in some direction that doesn’t get confined, permanently blocked, as it has so many times before in various periods in the history of man.” ~ Richard P. Feynman
  31. “Without the element of uncertainty, the bringing off of even, the greatest business triumph would be dull, routine, and eminently unsatisfying.” ~ J. Paul Getty, Uncertainty quotes business
  32. “An image is a stop the mind makes between uncertainties.” ~ Djuna Barnes

  33. “It is an act of courage to acknowledge our own uncertainty and sit with it for a while.” ~ Harriet Lerner
  34. “I think it’s much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong. I have approximate answers, and possible beliefs, and different degrees of uncertainty about different things, but I am not absolutely sure of anything. There are many things I don’t know anything about, such as whether it means anything to ask “Why are we here?” I might think about it a little bit, and if I can’t figure it out then I go on to something else. But I don’t have to know an answer. I don’t feel frightened by not knowing things, by being lost in the mysterious universe without having any purpose – which is the way it really is, as far as I can tell.” ~ Richard P. Feynman
  35. “Uncertainty is a sign of humility, and humility is just the ability or the willingness to learn.” ~ Charlie Sheen

  36. “Knowledge is an unending adventure at the edge of uncertainty.” ~ Jacob Bronowski
  37. “Teach yourself to work in uncertainty.” ~ Bernard Malamud
  38. “I used to be scared of uncertainty; now I get a high out of it.” ~ Jensen Ackles
  39. “In detachment lies the wisdom of uncertainty…in the wisdom of uncertainty lies the freedom from our past, from the known, which is the prison of past conditioning. And in our willingness to step into the unknown, the field of all possibilities, we surrender ourselves to the creative mind that orchestrates the dance of the universe.” ~ Deepak Chopra
  40. “For one day, or for one day for a week, refrain from something you habitually do to run away, to escape. Pick something concrete, such as overeating or excessive sleeping or overworking or spending too much time texting or checking e-mails. Make a commitment to yourself to gently and compassionately work with refraining from this habit for this one day. Really commit to it. Do this with the intention that it will put you in touch with the underlying anxiety or uncertainty that you’ve been avoiding. Do it and see what you discover.” ~ Pema Chodron
  41. “He is no wise man who will quit a certainty for an uncertainty.” ~ Samuel Johnson

  42. “All uncertainty is fruitful … so long as it is accompanied by the wish to understand” ~ Antonio Machado
  43. “We are not to be anxious about the unknown future or to fret about it. We are to live in a moment-by-moment dependence upon God.” ~ James Montgomery Boice, Uncertainty quotes about future
  44. “We sail within a vast sphere, ever drifting in uncertainty, driven from end to end.” ~ Blaise Pascal
  45. “If you aren’t in the moment, you are either looking forward to uncertainty, or back to pain and regret.” ~ Jim Carrey
  46. “Fear comes from uncertainty. When we are absolutely certain, whether of our worth or worthlessness, we are almost impervious to fear.” ~ William Congreve
  47. “Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability.” ~ William Osler

  48. “Uncertainty is the refuge of hope.” ~ Henri Frederic Amiel
  49. “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
  50. “Who knows whether the gods will add tomorrow to the present hour?” ~ Horace
  51. “We measure our days out in steps of uncertainty not turning to see how far we’ve come. And peer down the highway from here to eternity and reach out for love on the run.” ~ Al Stewart
  52. “Never Have Your Dog Stuffed is really advice to myself, a reminder to myself not to avoid change or uncertainty, but to go with it, to surf into change.” ~ Alan Alda
  53. “There is no such uncertainty as a sure thing.” ~ Robert Burns

  54. “I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough.” ~ Marissa Mayer
  55. “Certainty is the mother of quiet and repose, and uncertainty the cause of variance and contentions” ~ Edward Coke
  56. “Yes, risk-taking is inherently failure-prone. Otherwise, it would be called sure-thing taking.” ~ Jim McMahon
  57. “Fear comes from uncertainty. When we are absolutely certain, whether, of our worth or worthlessness, we are almost impervious to fear. Thus a feeling of utter unworthiness can be a source of courage.” ~ Eric Hoffer
  58. “Truth is confirmed by inspection and delay; falsehood by haste and uncertainty.” ~ Tacitus

  59. “Scientific views end in awe and mystery, lost at the edge in uncertainty, but they appear to be so deep and so impressive that the theory that it is all arranged as a stage for God to watch man’s struggle for good and evil seems inadequate.” ~ Richard P. Feynman
  60. “Uncertainty is the worst of all evils until the moment when reality makes us regret uncertainty.” ~ Alphonse Karr, Uncertainty quotes worst
  61. “You see, one thing is, I can live with doubt and uncertainty and not knowing. I have approximate answers and possible beliefs and different degrees of certainty about different things… It doesn’t frighten me.” ~ Richard P. Feynman
  62. “The power of the lawyer is in the uncertainty of the law.” ~ Jeremy Bentham

  63. “The basic fault lines today are not between people with different beliefs but between people who hold these beliefs with an element of uncertainty and people who hold these beliefs with a pretense of certitude” ~ Peter L. Berger
  64. “The problem here is that there will always be some uncertainty about how quickly Saddam can acquire nuclear weapons. But we don’t want the smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud.” ~ Condoleezza Rice
  65. “Uncertainty will always be part of the taking charge process.” ~ Harold Genee

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