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Quotations by Subject: Uncertainty
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Not to be absolutely certain is, I think, one of the essential things in rationality.
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Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970), "Am I An Atheist Or An Agnostic?", 1947
When one admits that nothing is certain one must, I think, also admit that some things are much more nearly certain than others.
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Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970), "Am I An Atheist Or An Agnostic?", 1947
No man can ever be secure until he has been forsaken by Fortune.
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Boethius, 522, The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom, 2005
I believe that uncertainty is really my spirit's way of whispering, "I'm in flux. I can't decide for you. Something is off-balance here."
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Oprah Winfrey (1954 - ), O Magazine, June 2003
In these matters the only certainty is that nothing is certain.
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Pliny the Elder (23 AD - 79 AD)
The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty; not knowing what comes next.
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Ursula K. LeGuin
Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.
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Voltaire (1694 - 1778)
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