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"To be uncertain is uncomfortable; but to be certain is ridiculous."

Goethe (1749-1832) German writer (and perhaps the last true polymath)

uncertain (adjective): not completely sure (about something); not confident
uncomfortable (adjective): feeling slightly painful; feeling uneasy
certain (adjective): completely sure; absolutely convinced; fully confident
ridiculous (adjective): inviting mockery, ridicule or derision; absurd

Contributor: Josef Essberger