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  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas Carlyle
    Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
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    Fame, we may understand, is no sure test of merit, but only a probability of such; it is an accident, not a property of man.
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
    Nathaniel Hawthorne
    American short story writer 1804-1864
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    From principles is derived probability, but truth or certainty is obtained only from facts.
  • Vannevar Bush
    Vannevar Bush
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    If scientific reasoning were limited to the logical processes of arithmetic, we should not get very far in our understanding of the physical world. One might as well attempt to grasp the game of poker entirely by the use of the mathematics of probability.
  • Billy Evans
    Billy Evans
    American umpire in Major League Baseball 1884-
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    In all probability, when the 1919 series is over, a diagnosis of it will show that the final result was brought about by some unusual situation or freak happening that was given no consideration when the relative strength of the two clubs was considered.
  • Antoine Lavoisier
    Antoine Lavoisier
    French nobleman and chemist 1743-1794
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    It is almost possible to predict one or two days in advance, within a rather broad range of probability, what the weather is going to be; it is even thought that it will not be impossible to publish daily forecasts, which would be very useful to soci.
  • Ursula K. Le Guin
    Ursula K. Le Guin
    American author 1929-
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    Legends of prediction are common throughout the whole Household of Man. Gods speak, spirits speak, computers speak. Oracular ambiguity or statistical probability provides loopholes, and discrepancies are expunged by Faith.
  • Sir William Osler
    Sir William Osler
    Canadian Physician 1849-1919
    Sir William Osler
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    Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability.
  • Lewis Thomas
    Lewis Thomas
    American arts 1913-
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    Statistically, the probability of any of us being here is so small that you'd think the mere fact of existing would keep us all in contented dazzlement of surprise.
  • Andy Rooney
    Andy Rooney
    American radio and television writer 1919-2011
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    The 50-50-90 rule: Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there's a 90% probability you'll get it wrong.
  • B. F. Skinner
    B. F. Skinner
    American psychologist, behaviorist and author 1904-1990
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    The consequences of an act affect the probability of it's occurring again.
  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
    Henry Louis Mencken
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    The fact that I have no remedy for all the sorrows of the world is no reason for my accepting yours. It simply supports the strong probability that yours is a fake.
  • Edward Gibbon
    Edward Gibbon
    British historian 1737-1794
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    The laws of probability, so true in general, so fallacious in particular.
  • Hannah Arendt
    Hannah Arendt
    German-born American political theorist 1906-1975
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    The new always happens against the overwhelming odds of statistical laws and their probability, which for all practical, everyday purposes amounts to certainty; the new therefore always appears in the guise of a miracle.
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln
    American statesman 1809-1865
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    The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
  • Buzz Aldrin
    Buzz Aldrin
    American former astronaut, engineer and fighter 1930-
    Buzz Aldrin
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    There may be aliens in our Milky Way galaxy, and there are billions of other galaxies. The probability is almost certain that there is life somewhere in space.
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