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Best 118 Quotes About The Unknown

Quotes About The Unknown

This post contains some of the best quotes about the unknown.

Quotes About The Unknown

1. “A cheerful readiness is what seems honest now, facing an uncertain future with humor, grace and dignity.” -Marty Rubin

2. “A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown.” – Denis Waitley

3. “A fear of the unknown keeps a lot of people from leaving bad situations.” Kathie Lee Gifford

4. “A hero is somebody who voluntarily walks into the unknown.”- Tom Hanks

5. “A lot of us don’t know about another world that exists for us because it’s on the other side of suffering.” – David Goggins

6. “All we know is still infinitely less than all that remains unknown.” -William Harvey

7. “Any plunge into the unknown is reckless, but that’s where the treasure lies.” – Brendon Burchard

8. “Art is a step in the known toward the unknown.” – Kahlil Gibran

9. “As you move outside of your comfort zone, what was once frightening becomes your new normal.” – Robin Sharma

10. “Be bold and fly toward the unknown. Discover a road that was never known.” Debasish Mridha, M.D.

11. “Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.” -Rainer Maria Rilke

12. “Being at ease with not knowing is crucial for answers to come to you.” – Eckhart Tolle

13. “Change is always tough. Even for those who see themselves as agents of change, the process of starting a new thing can cause times of disorientation, uncertainty and insecurity.” -Joyce Meyer

14. “Columbus dreamed of an unknown shore at the rim of a far flung sky.” -Edgar Albert Guest

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15. “Conquer the fear of the unknown.” – Unknown

16. “Daring to plunge into the unknown may very well land you in paradise.” Bronnie Ware

17. “Do not fear the unknown. Dare to be adventurous in life.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

18. “Do not fear to step into the unknown, where there is risk, there is also reward.” – Lori Hard

19. “Don’t be in such a rush to figure everything out. Embrace the unknown and let your life surprise you.” – Unknown

20. “Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else.” – Sara Blakely

21. “Don’t fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest memory of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, should have.” – Louis E. Boone

22. “Don’t let the fear of the unknown keep you from experiencing a life greater than you have ever known.” – Jeff Mcclung

23. “Each time you try something for the first time you will grow. A little piece of the fear unknown is removed and replaced with a sense of empowerment.” – Annette White

24. “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

25. “Exploring the unknown requires tolerating uncertainty.” – Brian Greene

26. “Faith and doubt are both needed – not as antagonists, but working side by side to take us around the unknown curve.” – Lillian Smith

27. “Faith means living with uncertainty―feeling your way through life, letting your heart guide you like a lantern in the dark.” -Dan Millman

28. “Fear defeats more people than any other thing in the world.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

29. “Fear is not real. It is a product of thoughts you create. Do not misunderstand me. Danger is very real, but fear is a choice.” – Will Smith

30. “Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.” – Bertrand Russell

31. “Fear is the unknown.” M. Night Shyamalan

32. “Fear not the unknown. It is a sea of possibilities.” -Tom Althouse

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33. “Fear of the unknown is a destructive force. It causes people to make suboptimal choices by avoiding that fear.” – Cliff Lerner

34. “Fear of the unknown is a terrible fear.” – Joan D. Vinge

35. “Fear of the unknown is the greatest fear of all.” Yvon Chouinard

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

37. “Going into the unknown is how you expand what is known.” Julien Smith

38. “Growth means change and change involves risk, stepping from the known to the unknown.” – George Shin

39. “Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am with you, therefore no harm can befall you; all is very, very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence.” – Pope John Paul II

40. “How can we live without the unknown before us?” – Rene Char

41. “How can you know what you’re capable of if you don’t embrace the unknown?” Esmeralda Santiago

42. “I am choosing happiness over suffering. I’m making space for the unknown future to fill up my life with yet to come surprises.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

43. “I am going into an unknown future, but I’m still all here, and still while there’s life, there’s hope.”- John Lennon

44. “I find the lure of the unknown irresistible.” -Sylvia Earle

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45. “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

46. “If uncertainty is unacceptable to you, it turns into fear. If it is perfectly acceptable, it turns into increased aliveness, alertness, and creativity.” -Eckhart Tolle

47. “If we fear the unknown then surely we fear ourselves.” – Bryant H. McGill

48. “If you are too comfortable, it’s time to move on. Terrified of what’s next? You’re on the right track.” – Susan Fales-Hill

49. “If you stay in your comfort zone, that is where you will fail. Success is not a comfortable procedure. It’s a very uncomfortable thing to attempt.” – Steve Harvey

50. “If you want to go somewhere new, you have to throw out the old, tired map and stop traveling the same road to the same dead end.” – Tim Grover

51. “If you’ve always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always be where you’ve always been.” – T.D. Jakes

52. “Instead of filling the unknown in our minds with expectations of the tragic, we can choose to fill the void with a different expectation – the expectation of adventure.” – David Jones

53. “It is good to love the unknown.” – Charles Lamb

54. “It is not a terrible thing that we fear the unknown. It is part of being alive, something we all share.” – Pema Chodron

55. “It is the unknown that excites the ardor of scholars, who, in the known alone, would shrivel up with boredom.” – Wallace Stevens

56. “It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.” – J.K. Rowling

57. “It’s actually quite a good ethos for life: go into the unknown with truth, commitment, and openness and mostly you’ll be okay.” -Alan Cumming

58. “It’s much easier to work with an unknown.” – Taylor Hackford

59. “It’s the unknown that draws people.” E.A. Bucchianeri

60. “It’s unknown the place and uncertain the time where death awaits you; thus you must expect death to find you, every time, at every place.” – Seneca

61. “Know that the greatest fear is fear of the unknown. Seek to meet the unknown with courage and a sense of adventure.” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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62. “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

63. “Look forward to the future and look forward to the unknown. Nothing stays the same and people change. One day hurt and pain will be a distant memory.” – Angela Merkel

64. “Looking deeper, we could say that the real cause of suffering is not being able to tolerate uncertainty—and thinking that it’s perfectly sane, perfectly normal, to deny the fundamental groundlessness of being human.” -Pema Chödrön

65. “Man can learn nothing except by going from the known to the unknown.” – Claude Bernard

66. “Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves – regret for the past and fear of the future.” – Fullon Oursler

67. “Many people say when they’re in the unknown, “I can’t predict my future, this doesn’t feel right.” Well the best way to predict your future is to create it. Not in the known, but in the unknown.” – Joe Dispenza

68. “Most people talk about fear of the unknown, but if there is anything to fear, it is the known.”-Deepak Chopra

“Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am with you, therefore no harm can befall you; all is very, very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence.” Pope John Paul II

69. “Most people talk about fear of the unknown. But if there is anything to fear, it is the known.” – Deepak Chopra

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70. “No amount of anxiety makes any difference to anything that is going to happen.” – Alan Watts

71. “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

72. “One can never know enough. The unknown and its call lies even in what we know.” -Eduardo Chillida

73. “One is never afraid of the unknown; one is afraid of the known coming to an end.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti

74. “Only the unknown frightens men. But once a man has faced the unknown, that terror becomes the known.”-Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

75. “People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer the suffering that is familiar.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

76. “Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.” -George S. Patton

77. “Relinquish your attachment to the known, step into the unknown, and you will step into the field of all possibilities.” – Deepak Chopra

78. “Replace the fear of the unknown with curiosity.” Unknown

79. “Sometimes we can trace our fears through the actions we take, and sometimes it’s the actions we’re reluctant to take.” – Jay Shetty

80. “Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere, and sometimes in the middle of nowhere you find yourself.” – Unknown

81. “The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.” – Joseph Campbell

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82. “The challenge of the unknown future is so much more exciting than the stories of the accomplished past.” Simon Sinek

83. “The closer man gets to the unknown, the more inventive he becomes — the quicker he adopts new ways.” – Buckminster Fuller

84. “The ego relies on the familiar. It is reluctant to experience the unknown, which is the very essence of life.” – Deepak Chopra

85. “The fear of the unknown is so powerful, it convinces us to stay in the misery of our current situation simply because we know it already.” – Tory Eletto

86. “The fear of the unknown tends to be a harmless giant once you find the courage to face him.” – Ralph Harlow

87. “The key to growth is acknowledging your fear of the unknown and jumping in anyway.” – Jen Sincero

88. “The mind loves the unknown. It loves images whose meaning is unknown, since the meaning of the mind itself is unknown.” – Rene Magritte

89. “The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.” – Howard Phillips Lovecraft

90. “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” – Alan Watts

91. “The quality of your life is in direct proportion to the amount of uncertainty you can comfortably deal with.” -Tony Robbins

92. “The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning. Uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers.” -Erich Fromm

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93. “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

94. “The unknown always passes for the marvelous.” – Unknown

95. “The unknown is always frightening.” – Naveen Andrews McGill

96. “The unknown is too vast to live in known unhappiness.” – Russell Eric Dobda

97. “There are a few times in life when you leap up and the past that you’d been standing on falls away behind you, and the future you mean to land on is not yet in place, and for a moment you’re suspended knowing nothing and no one, not even yourself.” -Ann Patchett

98. “There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.” Aldous Huxley

99. “There is nothing that man fears more than the touch of the unknown. He wants to see what is reaching towards him, and to be able to recognize or at least classify it. Man always tends to avoid physical contact with anything strange.” – Elias Canetti

100. “There’s always the risk that there are unknown unknowns.” – Nate Silver

101. “There’s one thing that is guaranteed to increase your feelings of control over your life; a bias towards action” – Mel Robbins

102. “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are too busy living our fears.” – Les Brown

103. “Uncertainty and mystery are energies of life. Don’t let them scare you unduly, for they keep boredom at bay and spark creativity.” -R. I. Fitzhenry

104. “Until you step into the unknown, you have no idea what you’re made of.” – Roy T. Bennett

105. “Waking up to who you are requires letting go of who you imagine yourself to be.” – Alan Watts

106. “We all have a fear of the unknown what one does with that fear will make all the difference in the world.” Lillian Russell

107. “We are always more afraid than we wish to be, but we can always be braver than we expect.” – Robert Jordan

108. “We are sickened by the unknown, but knowledge can prove poisonous.” Steven Erikson

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109. “We do not fear the unknown. We fear what we think we know about the unknown.” – Teal Swan

110. “We have found a strange footprint on the shores of the unknown.” -Arthur Eddington

111. “When you walk into the unknown, you must believe that one of two things will happen. There will be something solid for you to stand upon or you will be taught to fly.” – Patrick Overton

112. “When you’re trying to move away from the unknown and the hard things in life, you’re actively choosing to move further away from what you want in life.” – Andy Frisella

113. “Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the most important thing.” – Georgia O’Keefe

114. “Writing is a journey into the unknown.” Charlie Kaufman

115. “You can’t reach your full potential by holding onto where you are.” – Grant Cardone

116. “You must be fearless to travel on the journey of unknown.” -Lailah Gifty Akita

117. “You’ve got to bumble forward into the unknown.” – Frank Gehry

118. “Your first enemy, your biggest enemy, is the person who shook your certainty.” -Meir Ezra

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