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"The most precious thing in life is its uncertainty" - Yoshida Kenko

"The uncertainty of death is, in effect, the great support of the whole system of life." - Samuel Johnson

"His whole life was now summed up in two words: absolute uncertainty within an impenetrable fog." - Victor Hugo

"The greatest certainty in life is death. The greatest uncertainty is the time." - Carl Sandburg

"The nature of the spiritual life is that we are certain in our uncertainty." - Oswald Chambers

"When you become comfortable with uncertainty, infinite possibilities open up in your life." - Eckhart Tolle

"In moments of uncertainty...i mmerse yourself in the life you would be most proud to live." - Adam Braun

"To be present - really, truly present - in art and life requires empathizing with uncertainty and wrestling with risk." - Andy Greenwald

"We animals live life in all its glorious uncertainty. Why do politicians think they can control events?" - Rita Mae Brown

"Teach yourself to work in uncertainty." - Bernard Malamud

"I like uncertainty in roles, and I like uncertainty in art, really." - Martin Freeman

"Life is the love that reaches out, building bridges across gulfs of uncertainty to touch hands, hearts, and souls in the experience of union." - Peter Seymour

"Faith means living with uncertainty - feeling your way through life, letting your heart guide you like a lantern in the dark." - Dan Millman

"In medicine, uncertainty is the water we swim in." - Lisa Sanders

"And, frankly, what happens out of Washington is, it creates a wind in my face, uncertainty over Obamacare, uncertainty over their tax policy, uncertainty over the regulatory policy." - John Kasich

"Nothing in the world causes so much misery as uncertainty." - Martin Luther

"You dont raise taxes in times of such uncertainty." - Jason Chaffetz

"Meditation is about learning how to rest in uncertainty." - Andy Puddicombe

"We need to be humble in the face of uncertainty" - Paul DePodesta

"My voice is born repeatedly in the fields of uncertainty." - Terry Tempest Williams

"It's only in uncertainty that we're naked and alive." - Peter Gabriel

"Fear is born in uncertainty and nourished by pessimism." - Lois Wyse

"You don't raise taxes in times of such uncertainty." - Jason Chaffetz

"If there's one thing that's certain in business, it's uncertainty." - Stephen Covey

"Dogmatism spreads its roots in the fertile soil of uncertainty." - Walter Darby Bannard

"Every patient reacts a little differently, both biologically and psychologically. The only constant in cancer is inconstancy; the only certainty is a future of uncertainty, a truism for all of modern life but one made vivid by life-threatening illness." - Jonathan Alter

"As you become comfortable with uncertainty, infinite possibilities open up in your life. It means fear is no longer a dominant factor in what you do and no longer prevents you from taking action to initiate change." - Eckhart Tolle

"There is no other proposition in economics that has more solid empirical evidence supporting it than the Efficient Market Hypothesis... In the literature of finance, accounting, and the economics of uncertainty, the EMH is accepted as a fact of life." - Michael Jensen

"This is the first teaching of the Knights: You will erase everything you had written in the book of your life up until now: restlessness, uncertainty, lies. And in the place of all this you will write the word courage." - Paulo Coelho

"Drink, in those days, was an evil inconceivable in ours. The fearful uncertainty of life, unemployment, the appalling squalor of slums, drove millions of the weaker nerve to drink." - Joyce Cary

"If man were never to fade away ... but lingered on forever in the world, how things would lose their power to move us. The most precious thing in life is its uncertainty." - Yoshida Kenko

"My friends call me a 'pace-setter.' Sometimes I am impatient, I think, but you must be fast and flexible in business because uncertainty is the only certainty in life." - Guler Sabanci

"The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty: not knowing what comes next." - Ursula K Le Guin

"Fashion is like life. It needs fear and uncertainty if you are to move forward." - Alber Elbaz

"The quality of your life is directly related to how much uncertainty you can comfortably handle." - Tony Robbins

"Without measureless and perpetual uncertainty the drama of human life would be destroyed." - Winston Churchill

"I have devoted my life to uncertainty. Certainty is the death of wisdom, thought, creativity." - Shekhar Kapur

"Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life. Security is an insipid thing." - William Congreve

"The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty; not knowing what comes next." - Ursula K Le Guin

"Turns out Picasso's passion for uncertainty, mystery, and the thrill of life never ended." - Jerry Saltz

"Uncertainty doesn't make life worth living, quite, but it does make striving and gambling worth attempting." - Walter Kirn

"I realize that if I were stable, prudent and static; I'd live in death. Therefore I accept confusion, uncertainty, fear and emotional ups and downs; because that's the price I'm willing to pay for a fluid, perplexed and exciting life." - Carl Rogers

"From age eleven to age sixteen I lived a spartan life without the usual adolescent uncertainty. I wanted to be the best swimmer in the world, and there was nothing else." - Diana Nyad

"Religion is (a) a pre-scientific system of explanation and technology; (b) a source of meaning, direction and emotional expression in life; (c) a means of social control; (d) a means of coping with uncertainty and death." - Max More

"All that's left now is purely poetic work, putting more life into individual places, as I've made so sure of the fundamental mood and dimension of expression that it won't leave me groping around in uncertainty any more." - Oskar Kokoschka

"Uncertainty and the prospect of failure can be very scary noises in the shadows. Most people will choose unhappiness over uncertainty." - Tim Ferriss

"War is the realm of uncertainty; three quarters of the factors on which action is based are wrapped in a fog of greater or lesser uncertainty." - Carl Von Clausewitz

"War is the realm of uncertainty; three-quarters of the factors on which action is based are wrapped in a fog of greater or lesser uncertainty." - Carl Von Clausewitz

"When you become comfortable with uncertainty, infinite possibilities open up in your life. It means fear is no longer a dominant factor in what you do and no longer prevents you from taking action to initiate change. The Roman philosopher Tacitus rightly observed that 'the desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.' If uncertainty is unacceptable to you, it turns into fear. If it is perfectly acceptable, it turns into aliveness, alertness and creativity." - Eckhart Tolle

"Certainty is the mark of the commonsense life-gracious uncertainty is the mark of the spiritual life." - Oswald Chambers

"Part of the excitement was just seeing how the world would respond. I kind of like uncertainty to some extent, because it's a little bit of suspense and excitement and adventure, almost, right? And you can learn a lot even if things don't work out. But not everyone likes adventure. A lot of people seem to be against uncertainty, actually. In all areas of life." - Paul Buchheit

"Uncertainty in a leader is always magnified in the heart of the follower." - Andy Stanley

"Science deals in evidence and uncertainty. Religion deals in certainty without evidence." - David Milne

"Most business people today are not going to invest in the uncertainty that exists in America." - Howard Schultz

"Faith doesn't reduce uncertainty. Faith embraces uncertainty." - Mark Batterson

"A Start Up is an institution designed to thrive in the soil of extreme uncertainty" - Eric Ries

"In the face of uncertainty, there is nothing wrong with hope." - O. Carl Simonton

"There's a lot of uncertainty that's not clear in my mind." - Gib Lewis

"Poverty with security is better than plenty in the midst of fear and uncertainty." - Aesop

"I am living proof that uncertainty is vastly underrated and often times a blessing in disguise." - Tony Shalhoub

"In a climate of uncertainty and fear, without strong and visionary leadership, people panic." - Patrick Dodson

"In the courageous standing of uncertainty, faith shows most visibly its dynamic character." - Paul Tillich

"One of the brightest gems in the New England weather is the dazzling uncertainty of it." - Mark Twain

"It is in the realm of uncertainty, that your passion is found." - Tony Robbins

"There isn't any fear in existence itself, or any uncertainty, but living creates it." - Yukio Mishima

"In collaborative cultures, failure and uncertainty are not protected but shared and discussed to gain support." - Andy Hargreaves

"So in my uncertainty, I went to graduate school and there it all happened." - Ted Nelson

"The power of the lawyer is in the uncertainty of the law." - Jeremy Bentham

"We sail within a vast sphere, ever drifting in uncertainty, driven from end to end." - Blaise Pascal

"We are closed in, and the key is turned / On our uncertainty..." - William Butler Yeats

"Uncertainty is normal in the first few days of a new government." - Victor Ponta

"In conditions of uncertainty, humans, like other animals, herd together for protection." - James Surowiecki

"The uncertainty of parenting can bring up feelings in us that range from frustration to terror." - Brene Brown

"Life is. I am. Anything might happen. And I believe I may invest my life with meaning. The uncertainty is a blessing in disguise. If I were absolutely certain about all things, I would spend my life in anxious misery, fearful of losing my way. But since everything and anything are always possible, the miraculous is always nearby and wonders shall never, ever cease." - Robert Fulghum

"The certainty of death and the uncertainty of the hour of death is a source of grief throughout our life." - Edgar Morin

"If life were eternal, all interest and anticipation would vanish. It is uncertainty which lends it fascination." - Yoshida Kenko

"When we reflect on the shortness and uncertainty of life, how despicable seem all our pursuits of happiness." - David Hume

"What if rather than being disheartened by the ambiguity, the uncertainty of life, we accepted it and relaxed into it?" - Pema Chodron

"Life on earth, filled with uncertainty and change, seemed far more difficult than what lay beyond the grave." - Jane Hamilton

"If life were eternal all interest and anticipation would vanish. It is uncertainty which lends its fascination." - Yoshida Kenko

"Life is full of change and uncertainty. We know this. We experience it on a daily basis." - Carre Otis

"This is what I call understanding. If you understand, insecurity is an intrinsic part of life - and good that it is so, because it makes life a freedom, it makes life a continuous surprise. One never knows what is going to happen. It keeps you continuously in wonder. Don't call it uncertainty - call it wonder. Don't call it insecurity - call it freedom." - Rajneesh

"I just think it's a time where there is a lot of uncertainty. People are questioning life and the finality of life and what happens in the after life. I think sometimes when religions aren't answering certain questions people search elsewhere." - James Van Praagh

"Discard everything except these few truths: we can live only in the present moment, in this brief now; all the rest of our life is dead and buried or shrouded in uncertainty. Short is the life we lead, and small our patch of earth." - Marcus Aurelius

"Investors don't like uncertainty." - Kenneth Lay

"Would any thing but a madman complain of uncertainty? Uncertainty and expectation are joys of life; security is an insipid thing; and the overtaking and possessing of a wish discovers the folly of the chase." - William Congreve

"For nearly a quarter of a century, I have been engaged in the investigation of the fundamentals of life, the material universe and human behavior. Such an adventure leads one down many highways, through many byroads, into many back alleys of uncertainty, through many strata of life..." - L Ron Hubbard

"Animals learn death first at the moment of death;...man approaches death with the knowledge it is closer every hour, and this creates a feeling of uncertainty over his life, even for him who forgets in the business of life that annihilation is awaiting him. It is for this reason chiefly that we have philosophy and religion." - Arthur Schopenhauer

"Deepen you knowledge of Jesus which ends loneliness, overcomes sadness and uncertainty, gives real meaning to life, curbs passions, exalts ideals, expands energies in charity, brings light into decisive choices. Let Christ be for you the Way, the Truth, and the Life." - Pope John Paul Ii

"You create your life, and you can recreate it, too. In times of economic downturn and uncertainty, it's more important than ever to look deep inside yourself to fathom the sort of life you really want to lead and the talents and passions that can make that possible." - Ken Robinson

"Peru is a country where more than half the people would emigrate if given the chance. Thats half the population that is willing to abandon everything they know for the uncertainty of a life in a foreign land, in another language." - Daniel Alarcon

"Every single problem that you have in your life, is the seed of an opportunity for some greater benefit. Stay alert to opportunities by being grounded in the wisdom of uncertainty! When your preparedness meets opportunity the solution will spontaneously appear!" - Deepak Chopra

"In moments of uncertainty, when you must chose between two paths, allowing yourself to be overcome by either the fear of failure or the dimly lit light of possibility, immerse yourself in the life you would be most proud to live." - Adam Braun

"It's walking the razor's edge of the sacred moment where you don't know, you can't count on, and comfort yourself with any sure hope. All you can know is your allegiance to life and your intention to serve it in this moment that we are given. In that sense, this radical uncertainty liberates your creativity and courage." - Joanna Macy

"It's walking the razor's edge of the sacred moment where you do' know, you ca' count on, and comfort yourself with any sure hope. All you can know is your allegiance to life and your intention to serve it in this moment that we are given. In that sense, this radical uncertainty liberates your creativity and courage." - Joanna Macy

"But I am living in the midst of the uncertainty and risk, amid things that can and do bring physical destruction, because I am running from things that can destroy my soul: complacency, comfort, and ignorance. I am much more terrified of living a comfortable life in a self-serving society and failing to follow Jesus than I am of any illness or tragedy." - Katie Davis

"Peru is a country where more than half the people would emigrate if given the chance. That's half the population that is willing to abandon everything they know for the uncertainty of a life in a foreign land, in another language." - Daniel Alarcon

"Hope - Hope in the face of difficulty. Hope in the face of uncertainty. The audacity of hope!" - Barack Obama

"Writing should be an adventure, shrouded in mystery and uncertainty, blessed with amazing grace. In theory, of course" - Syd Field

"When you are in your twenties, even if you're confused and uncertain about your aims and purposes, you have a strong sense of what life itself is, and of what you in life are, and might become. Later.. later there is more uncertainty, more overlapping, more backtracking, more false memories. Back then, you can remember your short life in its entirety. Later, the memory becomes a thing of shreds and patches." - Julian Barnes

"To quarrel with the uncertainty that besets us in intellectual affairs would be about as reasonable as to object to live one's life with due thought for the morrow because no man can be sure he will alive an hour hence." - Thomas Huxley

"For most men, it appears to me, are in a strange uncertainty about it (life), whether it is of the devil or of God, and have somewhat hastily concluded that it is the chief end of man here to 'glorify God and enjoy him forever.'" - Henry David Thoreau

"There is so much uncertainty in cricket. One day you can get a hundred, the next day you can be dismissed for a zero. It makes you become practical about things. Teaches you to accept both success and failure. I think I have learnt a lot about life from cricket." - Mahela Jayawardene

"In times of uncertainty there is a special breed of warrior ready to answer our Nation's call; a common man with uncommon desire to succeed. Forged by adversity, he stands alongside America's finest special operations forces to serve his country and the American people, and to protect their way of life. I am that man." - Marcus Luttrell

"In times of uncertainty there is a special breed of warrior ready to answer our Nation's call; a common man with uncommon desire to succeed. Forged by adversity, he stands alongside America's finest special operations forces to serve his country and the American people, and to protect their way of life. I am that man." - Marcus Luttrell

"I recently found myself going through a period of uncertainty about my future as a performer, my status as a personality, the believability of my Christian witness and the knowledge of God's will in my life. I felt a force bigger than myself saying, 'Lay back. Take it easy. Study hard. Read your bible. Think, write and keep your mouth shut for awhile.'" - Johnny Cash

"There comes a time in every life when the past recedes and the future opens. It's that moment when you turn to face the unknown. Some will turn back to what they already know. Some will walk straight ahead into uncertainty. I can't tell you which one is right. But I can tell you which one is more fun." - Phil Knight

"It's the uncertainty, the challenge and the willingness to put it all on the line that draws a lot of people to climb mountains. That can also apply to a lot of other challenges in life, whether it's running for office, starting a family, going to grad school or taking all of your cash and assets and starting a business." - Mark Udall

"We live in a very uncertain world, and I think that uncertainty of itself generates an environment which we should not make a decision that deprives future generations of the deterrent effect that the nuclear weapons have provided for us and for almost all of my life." - Des Browne

"I had been reading a lot of J.G. Ballard in the 90's and was fascinated by the idea of the vapid consumer society, the erotic charge of modern life, where the consumerist things we are coveting are just another form of destroying oneself - a modern world of uncertainty, where lost souls are trying to grab onto something for sense of contentment." - Miles Aldridge

"Embrace uncertainty. Some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives won't have a title until much later." - Bob Goff

"When the mind is in a state of uncertainty the smallest impulse directs it to either side." - Terence

"Statistics may be defined as "a body of methods for making wise decisions in the face of uncertainty." - W. Allen Wallis

"In an economy where the only certainty is uncertainty, the one sure source of lasting competitive advantage is knowledge." - Ikujiro Nonaka

"Keeping your mind open in the face of uncertainty is the single most powerful secret of unleashing your creative potential." - Michael J. Gelb

"Me? I stand for uncertainty, insecurity, bad taste, fun, and things that go boom in the night." - Tom Robbins

"Having faith doesn't mean I have all the answers. It means trusting God especially in the midst of uncertainty." - Lysa TerKeurst

"Statistics may be defined as a body of methods for making wise decisions in the face of uncertainty." - Wilson Allen Wallis

"It was better to know the worst, whatever it was, than to be left in this hideous uncertainty." - Oscar Wilde

"If you aren't in the moment, you are either looking forward to uncertainty, or back to pain and regret." - Jim Carrey

"In the high country of the mind one has to become adjusted to the thinner air of uncertainty..." - Robert M Pirsig

"Cooking requires confident guesswork and improvisation- experimentation and substitution, dealing with failure and uncertainty in a creative way" - Paul Theroux

"It is not certainty which is creative, but the uncertainty we are pledged to in our works." - Edmond Jabes

"In teaching there can be too much emphasis on certainty and a proper appreciation of uncertainty is to be encouraged." - Dennis Lindley

"To become comfortable with uncertainty is one of the primary goals in the training of a physician." - Sherwin B Nuland

"In the wisdom of uncertainty lies the freedom from our past, from the known, from the prison of past conditioning. Uncertainty is the fertile ground of creativity and freedom." - Deepak Chopra

"I always work out of uncertainty but when a painting's finished it becomes a fixed idea, apparently a final statement. In time though, uncertainty returns.. your thought process goes on." - Georg Baselitz

"Certainty creates strength. Certainty gives one something upon which to learn. Uncertainty creates weakness. Uncertainty makes one tentative if not fearful, and tentative steps, even when in the right direction, may not overcome significant obstacles." - John M Barry

"I always work out of uncertainty but when a painting's finished it becomes a fixed idea, apparently a final statement. In time though, uncertainty returns... your thought process goes on." - Georg Baselitz

"One of the things that has been very difficult in Libya is the sense of uncertainty - the sense that they haven't actually finished the revolution, that there was still a great deal of uncertainty. That uncertainty has made Libya harder for business in terms of oil and other things as well." - Fareed Zakaria

"Let us become thoroughly sensible of the weakness, blindness, and narrow limits of human reason: Let us duly consider its uncertainty and endless contrarieties, even in subjects of common life and practice.... When these topics are displayed in their full light, as they are by some philosophers and almost all divines; who can retain such confidence in this frail faculty of reason as to pay any regard to its determinations in points so sublime, so abstruse, so remote from common life and experience?" - David Hume

"Marriages are always moving from one season to another. Sometimes we find ourselves in winter-discouraged, detached, and dissatisfied; other times we experience springtime, with its openness, hope, and anticipation. On still other occasions we bask in the warmth of summer-comfortable, relaxed, enjoying life. And then comes fall with its uncertainty, negligence, and apprehension. The cycle repeats itself many times throughout the life of a marriage, just as the seasons repeat themselves in nature." - Gary Chapman

"My life would never contain a convenient, pain-saving plan when it could stretch a problem out into an endless agony of uncertainty and torture." - James Patterson

"Uncertainty and mystery are energies of life. Don't let them scare you unduly, for they keep boredom at bay and spark creativity." - R. I. Fitzhenry

"The man who wishes to understand himself thoroughly must with his unrest, uncertainty, and even his weakness and sinfulness, with his life and death, draw near to Christ." - Pope John Paul Ii

"Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life. Security is an insipid thing, and the overtaking and possessing of a wish, discovers the folly of the chase." - William Congreve

"Real frontier-busting math explores new worlds . . . . If you can communicate that experience, somewhere between math and uncertainty, life experience provides the balance." - John Madden

"I think the time is coming for struggle and uncertainty. It comes into every serious and beautiful life. I knew all along that it had to come." - Paula Modersohn-Becker

"Where was it ever promised us that life on this earth can ever be easy, free from conflict and uncertainty, devoid of anguish and wonder and pain? Those who seek the folly of unrelieved 'happiness'-who fear moods, who shun solitude, who do not know the diginity of occasional depression-can find bliss easily enough: in tranquilizing pills, or in senility. The purpose of life is not to be happy." - Leo Rosten

"The only certainty is uncertainty" - Pliny The Elder

"Nothing is certain by uncertainty." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Uncertainty is the normal state." - Tom Stoppard

"Embrace the wisdom of uncertainty." - Deepak Chopra

"Basically, markets don't like uncertainty." - Nomi Prins

"Major organizational changes create uncertainty." - Irene Rosenfeld

"Uncertainty is killing this economy." - Herman Cain

"Uncertainty is a personal matter; it is not the uncertainty but your uncertainty." - Dennis Lindley

"We live here and now. Everything before and in other places is past. Mostly forgotten. What could, what should be done with all the time that lies ahead of us, open and unshaped, feather-light in its freedom and lead-heavy in its uncertainty? Is it a wish? Dream-like and nostalgic, to stand once again at that point in life and be able to take a completely different direction than the one that has made us who we are?" - Pascal Mercier

"Where focus goes, energy flows. And where energy flows, whatever you're focusing on grows. In other words, your life is controlled by what you focus on. That's why you need to focus on where you want to go, not on what you fear. When you next find yourself in a state of uncertainty, resist your fear. Shift your focus toward where you want to go and your actions will take you in that direction." - Tony Robbins

"In a world filled with misery and uncertainty, it is a great comfort to know that, in the end, there is light in the darkness." - Joshua



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