Quotes by uncertainty
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German - American philosopher and psychologist 1900-1980
The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning. Uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers.
American author and cartoonist 1933-
One thing you can rely on is that there will always be uncertainty.
British science-fiction writer 1952-
We demand rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty!
American poet 1885-1972
All my life I believed I knew something. But then one strange day came when I realized that I knew nothing, yes, I knew nothing. And so words became void of meaning. I have arrived too late at ultimate uncertainty.
Carl von Clausewitz
Prussian general and military 1780-1831
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.Source: On War (1832)
Marquis de Sade
French nobleman, revolutionary and writer 1740-1814
Do not breed. Nothing gives less pleasure than childbearing. Pregnancies are damaging to health, spoil the figure, wither the charms, and it's the cloud of uncertainty forever hanging over these events that darkens a husband's mood.
American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
Education is the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty.
American writer 1902-1983
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.
American lawyer, educator and politician 1936-1996
For all of its uncertainty, we cannot flee the future.
English writer 1709-1784
He is no wise man who will quit a certainty for an uncertainty.
American singer-songwriter 1942-
He moved with some uncertainty, as if he didn't know
Just what he was there for, or where he ought to go
Once he reached for something golden hanging from a tree
And his hand come down empty...Source: Tapestry (1971)
New Zealand writer 1967-
Human spirit is the ability to face the uncertainty of the future with curiosity and optimism. It is the belief that problems can be solved, differences resolved. It is a type of confidence. And it is fragile. It can be blackened by fear and superstition.
Hubert H. Humphrey
American politician 1911-1978
I think the worst thing this nation could do for humanity would be to leave any uncertainty as to our will, our purpose and our capacity to carry out our purpose.
American educator, author and businessman 1932-2012
If there's one thing that's certain in business, it's uncertainty.
French physicist, mathematician and philosopher 1623-1662
If we must not act save on a certainty, we ought not to act on religion, for it is not certain. But how many things we do on an uncertainty, sea voyages, battles!Source: Thoughts, Letters and Minor Works