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Uncertainty Of Life Quotes


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

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

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

"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

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

"Embrace the wisdom of uncertainty." - Deepak Chopra

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

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

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

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

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

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

"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

"Falsehood avails itself of haste and uncertainty." - Tacitus

"Information is the resolution of uncertainty." - Claude Shannon

"Information is the resolution of uncertainty." - Claude Elwood Shannon

"very essence of romance is uncertainty." - Oscar Wilde

"The very essence of romance is uncertainty." - Oscar Wilde

"Uncertainty is the refuge of hope." - Henri Frederic Amiel

"Information is the resolution of uncertainty." - Claude Shannon

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

"Uncertainty is the worst of all evils until the moment when reality makes us regret uncertainty." - Alphonse Karr

"Quantum mechanics brought an unexpected fuzziness into physics because of quantum uncertainty, the Heisenberg uncertainty principle." - Edward Witten

"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

"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

"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

"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

"Madness is not a consequence of uncertainty but of certainty." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"The lens of fear magnifies the size of uncertainty." - Charles R Swindoll

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

"Uncertainty is inevitable at the frontiers of knowledge." - Joel Achenbach

"The willingness to consider possibility requires a tolerance of uncertainty." - Rachel Naomi Remen

"The uncertainty of events disturbs the purest enjoyments." - Francis de Gaston, Chevalier de Levis

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

"It is the job of leaders to eliminate uncertainty." - Colin Powell

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

"Uncertainty will always be part of the taking charge process." - Harold Geneen

"assuredly of all earthly conditions uncertainty is the most unblest ..." - Fanny Kemble

"The bittersweetness of uncertainty: To win or to lose." - Markus Zusak

"Madness is the result not of uncertainty but certainty." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Uncertainty is the fertile ground of pure creativity and freedom." - Deepak Chopra

"Uncertainty is the necessary companion of all explorers." - Marilyn Ferguson

"We demand rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty!" - Douglas Adams

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

"Uncertainty will always be part of the taking charge process." - Harold S Geneen

"For all of its uncertainty, we cannot flee the future." - Barbara Jordan

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

"There's a certain kind of scepticism that can't bear uncertainty." - Rupert Sheldrake

"Knowledge is an unending adventure at the edge of uncertainty." - Jacob Bronowski

"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

"Life can only be understood backwards but you have to live it forward. You can only do that by stepping into uncertainty and by trying, within this uncertainty, to create your own islands of security....The new security will be a belief that ...if this doesn't work out you could do something else. You are your own security." - Charles Handy

"The bottom line is there is large uncertainty because nobody has a very good handle on the aerodynamics at those altitudes and at those speeds. Given that large degree of uncertainty, life could be normal during entry or some bad things could happen." - Wayne Hale

"How little can we foresee the consequences either of wise or unwise action, of virtue or of malice. Without this measureless and perpetual uncertainty, the drama of human life would be destroyed." - Winston Churchill

"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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"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

"Having the choice at the end of my life has become incredibly important. It has given me a sense of peace during a time that otherwise would be dominated by fear, uncertainty and pain." - Brittany Maynard

"That's the beauty of life, the uncertainty that we experience, literally, as we go about our day-to-day activities. We're not certain of anything, so fear comes up very often. Fear comes naturally." - Denzel Whitaker

"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

"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." - Ezra Pound

"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." - Ezra Pound

"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

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

"This implies that the laws governing organic cohesion, the organization leading from the part to the whole, represent a biological uncertainty, indeed an uncertainty of the first order." - Walter Rudolf Hess

"People prefer the certainty of misery to the misery of uncertainty" - Virginia Satir

"Christians should be troublemakers, creators of uncertainty, agents of a dimension incompatible with society." - Jacques Ellul

"The uncertainty of our future is nothing more than a fog of breath on a windowpane." - Libba Bray

"Uncertainty is the friend of the buyer of long term values." - Warren Buffett

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

"Certainty is the mother of quiet and repose, and uncertainty the cause of variance and contentions" - Edward Coke

"The seduction of safety is always more dangerous than the illusion of uncertainty." - Robin S. Sharma

"Over a very small number of rolls of the dice, the uncertainty principle is very important." - Stephen Hawking

"I used to be scared of uncertainty; now I get a high out of it." - Jensen Ackles

"The uncertainty of the danger belongs to the essence of terrorism." - Jurgen Habermas

"Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability." - William Osler

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

"Certainty is the mother of quiet and repose, and uncertainty the cause of variance and contentions." - Edward Coke

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

"Apprehension, uncertainty, waiting, expectation, fear of surprise, do a patient more harm than any exertion." - Florence Nightingale

"There are no conventional games involving conditions of uncertainty without risk." - Richard Arnold Epstein

"The goal of leadership is not to eradicate uncertainty but rather to navigate it." - Andy Stanley

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

"At sixty, I would like to give my future back its vistas of uncertainty." - Mason Cooley

"I'm constantly searching for the truth amidst a sea of confusion and uncertainty." - Ryan Hall

"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

"Cast between the extremes of happiness and misfortune, uncertainty is a cruel torment." - Pierre Choderlos de Laclos

"When energy prices go up, the difficulty of projecting demand also goes up - uncertainty goes up." - Al Gore

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

"An obsession with control generally seems to reflect a fear of uncertainty." - Henry Mintzberg

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

"Or maybe you're merely uncomfortable with uncertainty. Like the rest of the human race." - Jerry Spinelli

"Or maybe you're merely uncomfortable with uncertainty. Like the rest of the human race." - Jerry Spinelli

"He whom fortune has never deceived, rarely considers the uncertainty of human events." - Livy

"There is also something deeply lovely about uncertainty: the possibility of optimism." - Joan Wickersham

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

"The future is uncertain... but this uncertainty is at the very heart of human creativity." - Ilya Prigogine

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

"Knowing where you are going takes the uncertainty out of getting there" - Anne Graham Lotz

"Certainty always produces questions, uncertainty statements. It is a balancing law of nature." - Djuna Barnes

"Human spirit is the ability to face the uncertainty of the future with curiosity and optimism." - Bernard Beckett

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

"The one who recognizes the uncertainty of phenomena is the Dharma within you." - Ajahn Chah

"Deciding under uncertainty is bad enough, but deciding under an illusion of certainty is catastrophic." - Kenneth E. Boulding

"Don't let uncertainty talk you into pursuing a backup plan instead of your purpose." - Bob Goff

"It is the glorious uncertainty of golf that makes it the game it is." - P G Wodehouse

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

"We have to be careful of not injecting more uncertainty than economy can handle" - Raghuram Rajan

"I think the economy is the point of greatest uncertainty for most people." - Don Iveson

"Or maybe you're merely uncomfortable with uncertainty. Like the rest of the human race." - Jerry Spinelli

"If you just watch a teenager, you see a lot of uncertainty." - Jamie Lee Curtis

"Uncertainty! fell demon of our fears! The human soul that can support despair, supports not thee." - David Mallet

"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

"Uncertainty is a permanent part of the leadership landscape. It never goes away." - Andy Stanley

"Uncertainty is not an indication of poor leadership; it underscores the need for leadership." - Andy Stanley

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

"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

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

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

"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

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

"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

"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

"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

"The artist is always searching for the meaning of life, his own and that of mankind, searching for truth. A system of uncertainty has entered our daily life. The pressures of mechanization and uniformity to which it is subject call for protest and the artist has only one means of expressing this, by music." - Bohuslav Martinu

"Animals learn death first at the moment of death; 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

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

"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? ... The purpose of life is to matter, to be productive, to have it make some difference that you lived at all." - Leo Rosten

"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

"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

"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

"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

"Without uncertainty and the unknown, life is just a stale repetition of outworn memories. You become the victim of the past, and your tormentor today is yourself left over from yesterday. Relinquish your attachment to the known, step into the unknown, and you will step into the field of all possibilities." - 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

"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



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