Here’s a collection of uncertainty quotes to help you embrace and be comfortable with the unknown side of life. 

Uncertainty is one of the things that most of us fear and always tried to avoid and yet often, regardless of how much we try to know everything and predict the outcome of every decision, we just can’t. 

Because uncertainty is a part of life. Uncertainty is a part of living. 

I for one hated not being in control. I was a control freak, I wanted to always know what’s ahead of me before I take the step. 

I controlled every aspect of my life that every time something don’t go my way, or if my plans fail, I ended up crushed and more disappointed.

One thing that I’ve realized is, instead of being scared of uncertainty, we must learn to accept it and see it as a good thing. 

Because let me tell you, spending my life trying to control everything was not a happy life. I was so unhappy and I missed out on so many wonderful opportunities just because I didn’t want to take risks.

Uncertainty is growth. Successful people finds uncertainty fascinating. Yes, they know that there is always a chance of failing every time we step into the unknown and take risks but there is also learning, experiencing, and growing better. 

If you want to improve and change your life, you must embrace the uncertainty, make mistakes, fail, learn and grow. Don’t miss out on life just because you’re too afraid to deal with uncertainty. 

Now, how do we learn the deal with uncertainty? 

I’ve gathered a collection of inspiring and motivational uncertainty quotes that will help you stay calm and mindful when uncertainty overwhelms us. 

These inspiring quotes will help you navigate life’s uncertainty. It will help you be prepared to step into the unknown, take the risk and stay present when everything feels overwhelming. 

Here are 60 uncertainty quotes and quotes about embracing uncertainty

Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. 

…live in the question.

Rainer Maria Rilke

Maturity, one discovers, has everything to do with the acceptance of ‘not knowing.

Mark Z. Danielewski

The mistake is thinking that there can be an antidote to the uncertainty.

David Levithan

I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next.

Delicious Ambiguity, Gilda Radner

You are a child of the universe, 

no less than the trees and the stars; 

you have a right to be here. 

And whether or not it is clear to you, 

no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Max Ehrmann, Desiderata: A Poem for a Way of Life

Let go of certainty. The opposite isn’t uncertainty. It’s openness, curiosity and a willingness to embrace paradox, rather than choose up sides. The ultimate challenge is to accept ourselves exactly as we are, but never stop trying to learn and grow.

Tony Schwartz

I can live with doubt and uncertainty and not knowing. I think it is much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers that might be wrong. If we will only allow that, as we progress, we remain unsure, we will leave opportunities for alternatives. We will not become enthusiastic for the fact, the knowledge, the absolute truth of the day, but remain always uncertain … In order to make progress, one must leave the door to the unknown ajar.

– Richard P. Feynman

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But I have my life, I’m living it. It’s twisted, exhausting, uncertain, and full of guilt, but nonetheless, there’s something there.

Banana Yoshimoto

Life isn’t meant to be lived perfectly…but merely to be LIVED. Boldly, wildly, beautifully, uncertainly, imperfectly, magically LIVED.

Mandy Hale

If I cease searching, then, woe is me, I am lost. That is how I look at it – keep going, keep going come what may.

Vincent van Gogh, The Letters of Vincent van Gogh

But nothing is solid and permanent. Our lives are raised on the shakiest foundations. You don’t need to read history books to know that. You only have to know the history of your own life.

– Ron Rash

Nobody knows how things will turn out, that’s why they go ahead and play the game…You give it your all and sometimes amazing things happen, but it’s hardly ever what you expect.

Gennifer Choldenko

The more you go with the flow of life and surrender the outcome to God, and the less you seek constant clarity, the more you will find that fabulous things start to show up in your life.

Mandy Hale

Beyond all sciences, philosophies, theologies, and histories, a child’s relentless inquiry is truly all it takes to remind us that we don’t know as much as we think we know.

Criss Jami

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

Embrace relational uncertainty. It’s called romance. Embrace spiritual uncertainty. It’s called mystery. Embrace occupational uncertainty. It’s called destiny. Embrace emotional uncertainty. It’s called joy. Embrace intellectual uncertainty. It’s called revelation.

Mark Batterson

The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty; not knowing what comes next.

Ursula K. Le Guin

Only I wasn’t steering anything, not even myself.

Sylvia Plath

Uncertainty is a quality to be cherished, therefore – if not for it, who would dare to undertake anything?

Auguste de Villiers de L’Isle-Adam

Don’t pray for better days, pray for a better attitude to withstand uncertain days

Mac Duke The Strategist

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Fear is often our immediate response to uncertainty. There’s nothing wrong with experiencing fear. The key is not to get stuck in it.

Gabrielle Bernstein

Still, if I don’t believe in the possibility, I might go mad from fear.

Libbie Hawker

Everyone should have the experience of getting lost in life at least once. Part of growing up is learning how to tolerate uncertainty, and when the time is right, to find or create a new path for yourself.

Cole Todd

Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our own light.

Brené Brown

Uncertainty is a sign of humility, and humility is just the ability or the willingness to learn.

Charlie Sheen

This is how it is for all of us. Life will send us across a bridge we did not want to cross, but when we finally open our eyes on the other side, we see that there had been nothing to fear at all.

Susan Meissner

Accepting that the world is full of uncertainty and ambiguity does not and should not stop people from being pretty sure about a lot of things.

Julian Baggini

Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life. Security is an insipid thing.

William Congreve

There are things that will happen to you and there is nothing you can do about this. Isn’t it exciting beyond belief?

Charlotte Eriksson

To survive and flourish in such a world, you will need a lot of mental flexibility and great reserves of emotional balance. You will have to repeatedly let go of some of what you know best, and feel at home with the unknown.

Yuval Noah Harari

You don’t know how to live. You live.

Marty Rubin

Embrace uncertainty. Some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives won’t have a title until much later.

Bob Goff

A cheerful readiness is what seems honest now, facing an uncertain future with humor, grace and dignity.

Marty Rubin

Life is full of change and uncertainty. We know this. We experience it on a daily basis.

Carre otis

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These are hard and uncertain times we’re living in,” he said. “You never know what will still be here tomorrow. That’s why we must take joy every day in what we do have, so it’s something we can carry in our memories when things change.

Jaye L. Knight

With uncertainty, there is never a dull moment.

Haresh Sippy

One of life’s most nurturing notions is to realize that this is a finite and unpredictable experience.

Kayo K.

Accepting that the world is full of uncertainty and ambiguity does not and should not stop people from being pretty sure about a lot of things.

Julian Baggini

We can’t go on a journey of discovery where everything is as we expect.

Karl Forehand

Uncertainty is the refuge of hope.

Henri Frederic Amiel

I think that’s what they call an adventure. You know, when you don’t know what lies around the corner, but you think it might be fun.

Emma Eggleston


The phrase ‘travelling towards uncertainty’ is unnecessary because all journeys are always towards uncertainty! Why? Because there is no certainty even after a second!

Mehmet Murat ildan

The moment you realize there is incredible beauty in not knowing.

Azra Gregor

The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty; not knowing what comes next.

Ursula K. Le Guin

I would choose uncertainty with a chance of happiness over certainty with guaranteed unhappiness on any given day.

Omar Cherif

The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning. Uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers.

Erich Fromm

Uncertainty is part of the tapestry of life.

Emiljano Citaku

For all of its uncertainty, we cannot flee the future.

Barbara Jordan

What we are certain of is the uncertainty of the future. I can’t assure you that tomorrow will be good when yesterday was bad.

Carmela Epra Salvador

The world is noisy and messy. You need to deal with the noise and uncertainty.

Daphne Koller

Most times, it is not that we cannot; it is that we will not, or we are too afraid to even try. Fear limits us. Uncertainty limits us. Doubt limits us. We must get out of our own way to reach our chosen destination

Carlos Wallace

Uncertainty will always be part of the taking charge process.” 

Harold S. Geneen

Leave everything undefined, including yourself. Befriend uncertainty. Fall in love with mystery. Kneel at the altar of Not Knowing. Give your questions time to breathe. And the answers will find you.

– Jeff Foster

We must become more comfortable with probability and uncertainty.

Nate Silver

The uncertainty, the void, is the perfect place from which to create. It is the place where you can re-invent yourself.

Laurence Galian

The test of a strong spirit is that it can live with uncertainty.

Marty Rubin

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The uncertainties of life will attempt to throw you off balance. Make peace with it, and the scale will tip back in your favor.

Christine E. Szymanski

Faith means living with uncertainty – feeling your way through life, letting your heart guide you like a lantern in the dark.

Dan Millman

I think the uncertainty of our lives is one such commonality that unites us all despite our varied difference.

Aman Tiwari

Wanting to know. Everybody wants to know. But maybe growing up means accepting that you’re not always able to.

Graham Moore

Final Thoughts on Dealing with Uncertainty

When you feel too overwhelmed about the uncertainty of your future or of life itself, just pause, take a step back, let go of negativity and just breathe. It will all be okay. Things will fall into place. So, let face the unknown side of life together.

Which of these inspirational uncertainty quotes resonated with you the most? Let me know.





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