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Certain

Definition: Able to be firmly relied on to happen or be the case.
Number of Quotes: 13

He too serves a certain purpose who only stands and cheers.
Henry Adams

If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainty.
Francis Bacon

When dealing with complexity and uncertainty, trust and openness become critical.
David Dotlich

Organizations that are change leaders are designed for change. But people need continuity ... they do not function well if the environment is not predictable, not understandable, not known.
Peter Drucker

In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.
Benjamin Franklin

If businessmen always made the right decisions, business wouldn't be business.
Jean Paul Getty

My momma always said, life was like a box of chocolates - you never know what you're gonna get.
Tom Hanks

A rolling stone gathers no moss, but it gains a certain polish.
Oliver Herford

Oh, if only it were possible to find understanding, Joseph exclaimed. If only there were a dogma to believe in. Everything is contradictory, everything tangential; there are no certainties anywhere. Everything can be interpreted one way and then again interpreted in the opposite sense. The whole of world history can be explained as development and progress and can also be seen as nothing but decadence and meaninglessness. Isn't there any truth? Is there no real and valid doctrine?

The master had never heard him speak so fervently. He walked on in silence for a little, then said: There is truth, my boy. But the doctrine you desire, absolute, perfect dogma that alone provides wisdom, does not exist. Nor should you long for a perfect doctrine, my friend. Rather, you should long for the perfection of yourself. The deity is within you, not in ideas and books. Truth is lived, not taught. Be prepared for conflicts, Joseph Knecht - I can see that they already have begun.
The Glass Bead Game
Hermann Hesse

There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
Aldous Huxley

It is the dull man who is always sure, and the sure man who is always dull.
H. L. Mencken

Creativity can be described as letting go of certainties.
Gail Sheehy

I don't see anything romantic in proposing. It is very romantic to be in love. But there is nothing romantic about a definite proposal. Why, one may be accepted. One usually is, I believe. Then the excitement is all over. The very essence of romance is uncertainty.
Oscar Wilde

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