A Quote by Marquise Magdeleine de Sablé on blindness, boldness, ignorance, people, timidity, and uncertainty

Even the best-natured people, if uninstructed, are always blind and uncertain. We must take pains to instruct ourselves so that ignorance makes us neither too timid nor too bold.

Magdeleine Sable (c. 1599 - 1678)

Source: the Marquise Sablé’s work is in Maxims and Various Thoughts (Maximes et pensées diverses) 1678

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A Quote by Marquise Magdeleine de Sablé on deception, kindness, merit, needs, and uncertainty

Although most friendships that exist do not merit the name, we can nevertheless make use of them in accordance with our needs, as a kind of commercial venture based on uncertain foundations and in which we are very often deceived.

Magdeleine Sable (c. 1599 - 1678)

Source: the Marquise Sablé’s work is in Maxims and Various Thoughts (Maximes et pensées diverses) 1678

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A Quote by Loyd J. Ericson on ability, commitment, competition, conflict, direction, emotion, evil, guidance, ideas, life, lust, parenthood, rules, seriousness, solution, spirit, uncertainty, war, weakness, and youth

When confronted with an issue, the stones and thorns in life will reveal a weakness - by unrest within. Sometimes a confusing unrest is caused by the uncertainty of conflicts between external and internal directions. A person often finds himself in a mental and emotional tug-of-war as differing ideas compete for his commitment. The Apostle Paul recommended a solution to this when he counseled: "Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh, for the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would." (Galatians 5:16,17) Not all external direction is wrong or evil. For instance, our parents gave us specific directions and rules in our childhood and youth to protect us and guide us away from serious misadventures. This direction is usually continued until we gradually demonstrated an ability to act for ourselves.

Loyd J. Ericson

Source: Loyd J. Ericson, The Sower and the Divine Pattern of Progress, Boise, Idaho, 1998

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A Quote by John Bunyan on christianity, day, despair, god, heaven, losing, men, mind, reason, trouble, truth, uncertainty, and understanding

Read and read again, and do not despair of help to understand the will and mind of God though you think they are fast locked up from you. Neither trouble your heads though you have not commentaries and exposition. Pray and read, read and pray; for a little from God is better than a great deal from men. Also, what is from men is uncertain, and is often lost and tumbled over by men; but what is from God is fixed as a nail in a sure place. There is nothing that so abides with us as what we receive from God; and the reason why the Christians in this day are at such a loss as to some things is that they are contented with what comes from men's mouths, without searching and kneeling before God to know of Him the truth of things. Things we receive at God's hands come to us as truths from the minting house, though old in themselves, yet new to us. Old truths are always new to us if they come with the smell of Heaven upon them.

John Bunyan (1628 - 1688)

Source: Christ a Complete Saviour

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on merit, reputation, uncertainty, and world

Reputation is in itself only a farthing candle, of a wavering and uncertain flame, and easily blown out, but it is the light by which the world looks for and finds merit.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

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A Quote by James F. Byrnes on action, adoption, belief, education, fear, goals, inspiration, leadership, men, men and women, thinking, time, uncertainty, women, and world

Trained and inspired leadership is needed in the troubled world of today. We live in uncertainty and fear. The times call for thinking and straight thinking - one of the goals of true education. Unfortunately, the world so clamors for action that men and women devote little time to thinking. Many believe in second-hand thinking. They find it easier to ascertain and adopt the thoughts of others than to think for themselves.

James F. Byrnes

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A Quote by James Allen on courage, darkness, defeat, despair, doubt, faith, heart, life, energy, patience, sorrow, strength, struggle, superiority, temptation, trouble, uncertainty, and victory

Where faith is there is courage, there is fortitude, there is steadfastness and strength. . . . Faith bestows that sublime courage that rises superior to the troubles and disappointments of life, that acknowledges no defeat except as a step to victory; that is strong to endure, patient to wait, and energetic to struggle. . . . Light up, then, the lamp of faith in your heart. . . . It will lead you safely through the mists of doubt and the black darkness of despair; along the narrow, thorny ways of sickness and sorrow, and over the treacherous places of temptation and uncertainty.

James Allen (1864 - 1912)

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A Quote by J. Paul Getty on business and uncertainty

Without the element of uncertainty, the bringing off of even the greatest business triumph would be a dull, routine, and eminently unsatisfying affair.

J. Paul Getty (1892 - 1976)

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A Quote by Henry Alfred Kissinger on good and uncertainty

A little uncertainty is good for everything.

Henry Kissinger (1923 -)

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A Quote by Herbert Ernest Bates on appearance, character, climate, expectation, gratitude, incredulity, patience, people, suffering, surprises, and uncertainty

Climate helps to shape the character of peoples, certainly no people more than the English. The uncertainty of their climate has helped to make the English, a long-suffering, phlegmatic, patient people rather insensitive to surprise, stoical against storms,. slightly incredulous at every appearance of the sun, touched by the lyrical gratitude of someone who expects nothing and suddenly receives more than he dreamed.

H.E. Bates (1905 - 1974)

Source: The Country Heart

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