A Quote by Roger Swain on certainty, death, friendship, and people

People in suburbia see trees differently than foresters do. They cherish every one. It is useless to speak of the probability that a certain tree will die when the tree is in someone's backyard . . . . You are talking about a personal asset, a friend, a monument, not about board feet of lumber.

Roger Swain

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A Quote by Robert Lee Frost on certainty and praise

It asks a little of us here. It asks of us a certain height, So when at times the mob is swayed To carry praise or blame too far, We may take something like a star To stay our minds on and be staid.

Robert Frost

Source: Take Something Like a Star, 1949

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A Quote by Robert Burton on certainty

Fabricius finds certain spots and clouds in the sun.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert A. Millikan on architecture, certainty, failure, jobs, justice, philosophy, planning, and responsibility

Just how we fit into the plans of the Great Architect and how much He has assigned us to do, we do not know, but if we fail in our assignment it is pretty certain that part of the job will be left undone. But fit in we certainly do somehow, else we would not have a sense of our own responsibility. A purely materialistic philosophy is to me the height of unintelligence.

Robert A. Millikan

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A Quote by Richard David Bach on certainty, farewells, friendship, good, and meetings

Don't be dismayed at good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.

Richard Bach (1936 -)

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A Quote by René J. Dubos on certainty and expectation

Gauss replied, when asked how soon he expected to reach certain mathematical conclusions, that he had them long ago, all he was worrying about was how to reach them!

Rene J. Dubos

Source: Mechanisms of Discovery in I. S. Gordon and S. Sorkin (eds.) The Armchair Science Reader, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1959.

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A Quote by René Descartes on animals, certainty, knowledge, and nature

If we possessed a thorough knowledge of all the parts of the seed of any animal (e.g. man), we could from that alone, be reasons entirely mathematical and certain, deduce the whole conformation and figure of each of its members, and, conversely if we knew several peculiarities of this conformation, we would from those deduce the nature of its seed.

René Descartes (1596 - 1650)

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A Quote by Dame Rebecca West on certainty, generations, survival, and talent

Of Virginia Woolf: The talent of this generation which is most certain of survival.

Rebecca West (1892 - 1983)

Source: Ending in Earnest, 1931

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A Quote by Ray H. Wood on certainty, god, lies, power, and problems

When we lose power with God, we know of a certainty that the problem lies within us and not with God.

Ray H. Wood (1931 -)

Source: General Conference, April 1999, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on certainty, company, electricity, men, power, time, and wisdom

Wisdom is like electricity. There is no permanently wise man, but men capable of wisdom, who, being put into certain company, or other favorable conditions, become wise for a short time, as glasses rubbed acquire electric power for a while.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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