certainty

A Quote by Alfred North Whitehead on certainty, knowledge, and mathematics

On the ostensible exactitude of certain branches of human knowledge, including mathematics. The exactness is a fake.

Alfred Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

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A Quote by Alfred North Whitehead on certainty, knowledge, and mathematics

On the ostensible exactitude of certain branches of human knowledge, including mathematics: The exactness is a fake.

Alfred Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on certainty and universe

There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving and that is your own self.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on certainty, direction, existence, life, purpose, and time

At any given moment, life is completely senseless. But viewed over a period, it seems to reveal itself as an organism existing in time, having a purpose, trending in a certain direction.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on certainty, needs, questions, and thought

We come now to the question: what is a priori certain or necessary, respectively in geometry (doctrine of space) or its foundations? Formerly we thought everything; nowadays we think nothing. Already the distance-concept is logically arbitrary; there need be no things that correspond to it, even approximately.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: "Space-Time." Encyclopaedia Britannica, 14th ed.

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on certainty, laws, mathematics, and reality

As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: J. R. Newman (ed.) The World of Mathematics, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956.

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on action, certainty, communication, destruction, future, energy, and work

Some recent work by E. Fermi and L. Szilard, which has been communicated to me in manuscript, leads me to expect that the element uranium may be turned into a new and important source of energy in the immediate future. Certain aspects of the situation which has arisen seem to call for watchfulness and, if necessary, quick action on the part of the Administration. This new phenomena would also lead to the construction of bombs. . . . A single bomb of this type, carried by boat and exploded in a port, might very well destroy the whole port, together with some of the surrounding territory. However, such bombs might very well prove to be too heavy for transportation by air.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: Ltr. to Pres. F.D. Roosevelt, Aug.2,1939, resulting in funds to develop the atom bomb

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A Quote by Albert Camus on certainty

We are not certain, we are never certain. If we were we could reach some conclusions, and we could, at last, make others take us seriously.

Albert Camus (1913 - 1960)

Source: The Fall, 1957

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A Quote by Albert Camus on age, certainty, and responsibility

Alas, after a certain age every man is responsible for his face.

Albert Camus (1913 - 1960)

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A Quote by Albert Camus on certainty, faith, love, and unhappiness

Some cry: 'Love me!!' Others: 'Don't love me!!' But a certain genus, the worst and most unhappy, cries: 'Don't love me and be faithful to me!!'

Albert Camus (1913 - 1960)

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