uncertainty

A Quote by Harold Geneen on uncertainty

Uncertainty will always be part of the taking charge process.

Harold Geneen

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A Quote by Hannah More on blessings, goodness, humility, reflection, thankfulness, and uncertainty

There are three requisites to the proper enjoyment of earthly blessings: a thankful reflection on the goodness of the giver; a deep sense of our own unworthiness; and a recollection of the uncertainty of our long possessing them. The first will make us grateful; the second, humble; and the third, moderate.

Hannah More (1745 - 1833)

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A Quote by George Leonard on certainty, chaos, doubt, evolution, life, order, play, survival, theory, uncertainty, and universe

In terms of the game theory, we might say the universe is so constituted as to maximize play. The best games are not those in which all goes smoothly and steadily toward a certain conclusion, but those in which the outcome is always in doubt. Similarly, the geometry of life is designed to keep us at the point of maximum tension between certainty and uncertainty, order and chaos. Every important call is a close one. We survive and evolve by the skin of our teeth. We really wouldn't want it any other way.

George Leonard

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A Quote by George Eliot on life, uncertainty, and writing

Life is too precious to be spent in this weaving and unweaving of false impressions, and it is better to live quietly under some degree of misrepresentation than to attempt to remove it by the uncertain process of letter-writing.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Letter, 8 Jun 1856, published in George Eliot's Life as Related in Her Letters and Journals, 1885-86

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A Quote by George Dantzig on originality, planning, problems, research, stability, time, uncertainty, and world

. . . it is interesting to note that the original problem that started my research is still outstanding - namely the problem of planning or scheduling dynamically over time, particularly planning dynamically under uncertainty. If such a problem could be successfully solved it could eventually through better planning contribute to the well-being and stability of the world.

George Dantzig (1914 - ?)

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A Quote by Frederick Frye Rockwell on books, certainty, disappointment, imagination, rules, seasons, trouble, uncertainty, weather, and work

The gardener who imagines that his work can be reduced to a set of rules and formulae, followed and applied according to special days marked on the calendar, is but preparing himself for a double disappointment. Few things are so certain to be uncertain as the seasons and the weather; and these, rather than a set of dates, even for a single locality, form the signs which the real gardener follows. That is the great trouble with much book and magazine gardening.

Frederick Frye Rockwell

Source: Around the Year in the Garden, 1917

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A Quote by Frederic William Farrar on cruelty, desires, husbands, imagination, journeys, necessity, suspicion, taxes, uncertainty, and women

It appears to be uncertain whether the journey of Mary with her husband was obligatory or voluntary. . . . Women were liable to a capitation tax, if this enrolment also involved taxation. But, apart from any legal necessity, it may easily be imagined that at such a moment Mary would desire not to be left alone. The cruel suspicion of which she had been the subject, and which had almost led to the breaking off of her betrothal (Matt. 1: 19) would make her cling all the more to the protection of her husband.

Frederic William Farrar (1831 - 1903)

Source: Farrar in The Life of Christ, footnote p 24

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A Quote by Ezra Pound on fear, trouble, and uncertainty

See, they return; ah, see the tentative Movements, and the slow feet, The trouble in the pace and the uncertain Wavering! See, they return, one, and by one, With fear, as half-awakened; As if the snow should hesitate And murmur in the wind, and half turn back;

Ezra Pound (1885 - 1972)

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A Quote by Ernestine Ulmer on life and uncertainty

Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.

Ernestine Ulmer

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A Quote by Eric Hoffer on certainty, courage, fear, feeling, uncertainty, and worth

Fear comes from uncertainty. When we are absolutely certain, whether of our worth or worthlessness, we are almost impervious to fear. Thus a feeling of utter unworthiness can be a source of courage.

Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)

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