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Definition of Certainty


  1. The quality, state, or condition, of being certain.
  2. A fact or truth unquestionable established.
  3. Clearness; freedom from ambiguity; lucidity.

Certainty Quotations

For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.
Vincent Van Gogh

If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house with the conscious design of doing me good, I should run for my life.
Henry David Thoreau

Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.

Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.
Vaclav Havel

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.
Bertrand Russell
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Certainty Translations

certainty in French is certitude, assurance
certainty in Hungarian is biztos
certainty in Italian is certezza
certainty in Spanish is certidumbre
certainty in Swedish is visshet

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