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Uncertainty In War Quotes


"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

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

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

"War is the realm of uncertainty; three-quarters of the factors on which action in war is based are wrapped in a fog of greater or lesser uncertainty. ... war is the realm of chance. No other human activity gives it greater scope; no other has such incessant and varied dealings with this intruder. Chance makes everything more uncertain and interferes with the whole course of events." - Carl Von Clausewitz

"Four elements make up the climate of war: danger, exertion, uncertainty and chance." - Carl Von Clausewitz

"The great uncertainty of all data in war is because all action, to a certain extent, planned in a mere twilight - like the effect of a fog - gives things exaggerated dimensions and unnatural appearance." - Carl Von Clausewitz

"He was weary of the uncertainty of the vicious circle of that eternal war that always found him in the same place, but always older, wearier, even more in the position of not knowing why, or how, or even when." - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

"War is the province of chance. in no other sphere of human activity must such a margin be left for this intruder. it increases the uncertainty of every circumstance and deranges the course of events." - Carl Von Clausewitz

"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

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

"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

"In fact, the same difficulties faced by Reagan in the 1980-s are still there [in the beginning of 21 century]: how do you hit a bullet with a bullet? The technology is getting better, but it still is focused on one interceptor knocking down one missile. In war, there would be many more challenges, more chaos, more uncertainty." - David Hoffman

"It was in World War I that the age-old certainties were lost. Until then aristocrats and capitalists felt secure in their position, and even socialists felt certain in their faith. It was never to be so again. The Age of Uncertainty began." - John Kenneth Galbraith

"An American leader would be derelict of duty if he did not seek to understand all his options in such unprecedented circumstances. Presidents Lincoln during the Civil War and Roosevelt in the lead-up to World War II sought legal advice about the outer bounds of their power - even if they did not always use it. Our leaders should ask legal questions first, before setting policy or making decisions in a fog of uncertainty." - John Yoo

"The basic gamut of civil and political rights in terms of disappearances, detainees, people who are surrendered, what happened the missing. Any talk about allegations of war crimes. Those are the kind of thing that lead to a great deal of fear and uncertainty." - Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu

"When you are on assignment, you stick to the facts, limit your vision, and often cut out the most revealing material. There is no texture, no shades of gray. In fiction, you can bring the reader on the perilous journey with your characters as they discover that war is more like a wilderness of mirrors, full of danger and uncertainty." - Leslie Cockburn

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

"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

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

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

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

"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

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

"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

"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

"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

"I'm in a war, a cultural war." - Howard Stern

"Often, very often, I am alone. My studio in Amsterdam, (Beckmann lived in the center of Amsterdam during World War 2.) an enormous old tobacco storeroom is again filled in my imagination with figures from the old days and from the new, like an ocean moved by storm and sun and always present in my thoughts. Then shapes become beings and seem comprehensible to me in the great void and uncertainty of the space which I call god." - Max Beckmann

"Violence, with its ever-present economy of uncertainty, fear, and terror, is no longer merely a side effect of police brutality, war, or criminal behavior. It has become fundamental to neoliberalism as a particularly savage facet of capitalism. And in doing so it has turned out to be central to legitimating those social relations in which the political and pedagogical are redefined in order to undercut possibilities for authentic democracy." - Henry Giroux

"I had kissed my share of men, particularly during the war years, when flirtation and instant romance were the light-minded companions of death and uncertainty. Jamie, thought, was something different. His extreme gentleness was in no way tentative; rather it was a promise of power known and held in leash; a challenge and a provocation the more remarkable for its lack of demand. I am yours, it said. And if you will have me, then..." - Diana Gabaldon

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

"In the closed circle of the war cabinet, pounded by terrible report after terrible report, there had been uncertainty about whether he could fend off the drift to exploring a deal with Hitler. The determination of the larger group trumped the tentativeness of the smaller, and Churchill fulfilled his role as leader by disentangling himself from defeatism-one of his singular achievements at the end of May 1940." - Jon Meacham

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

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

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

"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

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

"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

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

"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

"Seldom, if ever, has a war ended leaving the victors with such a sense of uncertainty and fear, with such a realization that the future is obscure and that survival is not assured." - Edward R Murrow

"Laws are inoperative in war" - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Morality is contraband in war." - Mahatma Gandhi

"War is in the eyes." - David Douglas Duncan

"In every war, there's looting." - Cate Blanchett

"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

"Success in war depends upon the golden rule of war." - George S Patton

"The war on terror is the war in Afghanistan." - Nancy Pelosi

"A holy war is a contradiction in terms. War dehumanizes, war diminishes, war debases all those who wage it." - Elie Wiesel

"War in our time is always indiscriminate, a war against innocents, a war against children." - Howard Zinn

"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

"When mankind was in its infancy, steeped in uncertainty, ignorance, and error, was it possible to foresee what system it would adopt for preservation." - Simon Bolivar

"She hesitated, then reached out to Jared in her mind, and uncertainty washed away in the wave of reassurance she got back." - Sarah Rees Brennan

"About the only certainty, other than uncertainty, in fly fishing is that a fly won't catch fish if it stays in its box." - Arnold Gingrich

"The study of acting consists in the main of getting out of one's own way, and in learning to deal with uncertainty and being comfortable being uncomfortable." - David Mamet

"The task of the strategist and leadership team is to reduce uncertainty in the areas that they can directly influence in order to pursue attractively difficult objectives." - Max Mckeown

"The study of acting consists in the main of getting out of one's own way, and in learning to deal with uncertainty and being comfortable being uncomfortable." - David Mamet

"We're in a pretty tumultuous world, and there's a lot of uncertainty. Treasurys are where people go as one of the few safe havens in the world." - Gary Shilling

"It is better to have a line drawn somewhere in the penumbra between darkness and light, than to remain in uncertainty." - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr

"In the midst of global recession, in the face of uncertainty about what's going to happen next, film looks for inspiration to real people." - Simon Beaufoy

"Some people, both scientists and religious people, deal with uncertainty by being certain. That is dangerous in the fundamentalists and it is dangerous in the fundamentalist scientists." - Robert Winston

"In reality, both religion and science are expressions of man's uncertainty. Perhaps the paradox is that certainty, whether it be in science or religion, is dangerous." - Robert Winston

"Enemies in War, in Peace Friends." - Thomas Jefferson

"In war, luck is half in everything." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"Sticking with that uncertainty, getting the knack of relaxing in the midst of chaos, learning not to panic-this is the spiritual path." - Pema Chodron

"For men who had easily endured hardship, danger and difficult uncertainty, leisure and riches, though in some ways desirable, proved burdensome and a source of grief." - Sallust

"In moments of great uncertainty on my travels, I have always felt that something is protecting me, that i will come to no harm." - Tahir Shah

"In uncertainty I am certain that underneath their topmost layers of frailty men want to be good and want to be loved." - John Steinbeck

"I brought Hassan's son from Afghanistan to America, lifting him from the certainty of turmoil and dropping him in a turmoil of uncertainty" - Khaled Hosseini

"Markets are fundamentally volatile. No way around it. Your problem is not in the math. There is no math to get you out of having to experience uncertainty." - Ed Seykota

"Uncertainty in the pressure of vivid hopes and fears is painful, but must be endured if we wish to live without the support of comforting fairy tales." - Bertrand Russell

"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

"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." - Seth Godin

"In a world of turmoil and uncertainty, it is more important than ever to make our families the center of our lives and the top of our priorities." - L. Tom Perry

"I think you have an enormous amount of fear and uncertainty in this country. And it`s not just from San Bernardino or from Paris." - Bernie Sanders

"Photography was not invented to serve a clearly understood function. There was in fact widespread uncertainty, even among its inventors, as to what it might be good for." - John Szarkowski

"There is a big lesson in experiencing uncertainty and calamity with a sober focus - the most chaotic moments are the ones from which we can learn the most." - Tara Stiles

"In the face of uncertainty, many companies will default to asking their innovators to study and analyze, which can't actually ever provide a definitive answer." - Scott D. Anthony

"We've seen that in the past that where you've had uncertainty, and even where the Fed is raising rates, Treasurys rise as everybody heads for safety." - Gary Shilling

"Markets are fundamentally volatile. No way around it. Your prolem is not in the math. There is no math to get you out of having to experience uncertainty." - Ed Seykota

"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." - Oprah Winfrey

"Individuality, conceived as a temporal development involves uncertainty, indeterminacy, or contingency. Individuality is the source of whatever is unpredictable in the world." - John Dewey

"I'm hearing right and wrong so clearly There must be more than this It's only in uncertainty That we're naked and alive." - Peter Gabriel

"Researchers believe laughter may in fact be a release valve when we experience the discomfort and excitement of uncertainty, but without fear of harm.
" - Hooked

"In the face of excruciating pain and uncertainty, I never lost hope, and it never occurred to me to stop fighting - not ever." - Farrah Fawcett

"My religious training told me that in times of personal uncertainty one should seek God's direction through personal prayer and study of the Christian scriptures." - Preston Manning

"I am an artist, I trade in uncertainty and superstition and cant. I invent dark visions of impossible situations that can never be resolved." - Ralph Steadman

"To thrive in this new age of hyper-change and growing uncertainty, it is now an imperative to learn a new competency - how to accurately anticipate the future." - Daniel Burrus

"I brought Hassan's son from Afghanistan to America, lifting him from the certainty of turmoil and dropping him in a turmoil of uncertainty" - Khaled Hosseini

"I don't think we should tell them what we're going to do in advance. Let them think. Worry. Wonder. Uncertainty is the most chilling thing of all." - Vernon A Walters

"The substantial uncertainty about the path of asset price movements going forward necessarily reduces the case for altering policy in advance of the move." - Timothy Geithner

"Terrorism is a psychological warfare. Terrorists try to manipulate us and change our behavior by creating fear, uncertainty, and division in society." - Patrick J Kennedy

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

"I think people want to get married to end their emotional uncertainty. In a way, they want to end powerful feelings, or certainly the negative ones." - Alain De Botton

"There is so much uncertainty out there, and the government in Washington doesn't seem to get it. What's needed is a new business environment." - Rob Portman

"Markets are constantly in a state of uncertainty and flux and money is made by discounting the obvious and betting on the unexpected." - George Soros

"No one has any idea what's next... the uncertainty of the business climate in America is frightening, frightening to everybody, and it's delaying the recovery." - Steve Wynn



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