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Uncertainty Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Uncertainty.

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

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My life is the eye of the hurricane -
an island of calm in a sea of uncertainty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Cherish the uncertainty of life's adventures.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is lived in the mists -
little is fully visible, less is certain.
Yet rejoice in the unknowing,
and let all of life be a wonderful adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

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

Uncertainty that comes from knowledge
(knowing what you don't know)
is different from uncertainty coming from ignorance.
- Isaac Asimov

I rest in the light of forgiveness.
I forgive myself and others for that
which is done (and better left undone)
and also that which is not done (and better if done).
I give myself permission to enjoy this moment without guilt.
I freely release all uncertainty, regret, and fear.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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"Uncertainty" is NOT "I don't know."
It is "I can't know."
"I am uncertain" does not mean "I could be certain."
- Wener Karl Heisenberg

The movie character Forrest Gump describing life
as being "like a box of chocolates,"
is such a positive upbeat way of
characterizing the uncertainty of life.
I have no idea what life will give me next,
but whatever it is, it will be sweet.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A state of expectancy is a great asset;
a state of uncertainty -
one moment thinking "perhaps"
and the next moment thinking "I don't know" -
will never get desired results.
- Ernest Holmes

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

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

The fastest way to break the cycle of perfectionism
and become a fearless is mother is to give up the idea of doing it perfectly -
indeed to embrace uncertainty and imperfection.
- Arianna Huffington

The 21st Century has begun as an era of uncertainty,
with a heightened focus on security and public safety.
- Gavin Newsom

The real effect of the WTC calamity has been depressed spirits,
anxiety, and uncertainty among publishers,
and of course those emotions are not restricted to publishers.
- Richard Curtis

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

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

There is no doubt that life can be a bumpy ride.
But so were those roller coasters you loved as a kid.
Savor the adventure.
Find excitement in the uncertainty and the constant change.
Even let a touch of fear add spice to your life -
as you did on that roller coaster.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Uncertainty and fear and ignorance about immigrants,
about people who are different, has a history as old as our Nation.
- Luis Gutierrez

Investors don't like uncertainty.
- Kenneth Lay

Never Have Your Dog Stuffed is really advice to myself,
a reminder to myself not to avoid change or uncertainty,
but to go with it, to surf into change.
- Alan Alda

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

The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning.
Uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers.
- Erich Fromm

There is no such uncertainty as a sure thing.
- Robert Burns

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

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

Fear comes from uncertainty.
When we are absolutely certain, whether of our worth or worthlessness,
we are almost impervious to fear.
- William Congreve

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

Uncertainty is the refuge of hope.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

Information is the resolution of uncertainty.
- Claude Shannon

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!
- Blaise Pascal

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

We measure our days out in steps of uncertainty not
turning to see how far we've come.
And peer down the highway from here to eternity and
reach out for love on the run.
- Al Stewart

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

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

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

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

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

To allow all U.S.
workers to put part of their earnings into private
investment accounts would definitely erode the Social
Security system and cause uncertainty for new investors.
- Grace Napolitano

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

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

Uncertainty is a sign of humility, and humility is
just the ability or the willingness to learn.
- Charlie Sheen

The glorious uncertainty of the law was a thing well known and complained of,
by all ignorant people, but all learned gentleman considered
it as its greatest excellency.
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

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

The problem here is that there will always be some
uncertainty about how quickly Saddam can acquire nuclear weapons.
But we don't want the smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud.
- Condoleezza Rice

The idea of the sacred is quite simply one of the most
conservative notions in any culture,
because it seeks to turn other ideas -
uncertainty,
progress, change - into crimes.
- Salman Rushdie

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

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

Without the element of uncertainty, the bringing off of even,
the greatest business triumph would be dull,
routine, and eminently unsatisfying.
- J. Paul Getty

The markets don't like instability and they don't like uncertainty.
- Peter Mandelson

When there's uncertainty they always think there's another shoe to fall.
There is no other shoe to fall.
- Kenneth Lay

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

Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty,
our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
- Karl Von Clausewitz

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

Truth is confirmed by inspection and delay;
falsehood by haste and uncertainty.
- Tacitus

I have known uncertainty: a state unknown to the Greeks.
- Jorge Luis Borges

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

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

If you don't think you want to go on a train and read
the paper every day and work from nine to six at night,
there was something about the uncertainty when I was
younger which was very attractive.
- Ron Silver

I never appreciated 'positive heroes' in literature.
They are almost always cliches, copies of copies,
until the model is exhausted.
I prefer perplexity, doubt, uncertainty,
not just because it provides a more 'productive' literary raw material,
but because that is the way we humans really are.
- Jose Saramago

The action we take and the decisions we make in this
decade will have consequences far into this century.
If America shows weakness and uncertainty,
the world will drift toward tragedy.
That will not happen on my watch.
- George W. Bush

The interval between the decay of the old and the formation
and establishment of the new constitutes a period of
transition which must always necessarily be one of uncertainty,
confusion, error, and wild and fierce fanaticism.
- John C. Calhoun

Listen, I think what's best for the economy and to
create jobs is to extend all of the current tax rates -
for all Americans.
It - it begins to reduce the uncertainty.
And for small businesspeople, they can look up and begin to plan.
- John Boehner

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

If it is widely assumed that the new President cannot
move forward simply because of a narrow victory,
there can easily develop a sense of unease and uncertainty,
adversely affecting every sector of American society,
our economy and the perception of other nations.
- Richard V. Allen

Although economists have studied the sensitivity of
import and export volumes to changes in the exchange rate,
there is still much uncertainty about just how much
the dollar must change to bring about any given reduction in our trade deficit.
- Martin Feldstein

Well, as a former small businessperson -
I understand what's going on,
I think in the business community.
And businesspeople around the country are looking at
all the spending and all the debt.
They're looking at all the policies coming out of this
Congress and this administration the last two years,
and they - it's created all this uncertainty.
- John Boehner

I believe the most solemn duty of the American president
is to protect the American people.
If America shows uncertainty and weakness in this decade,
the world will drift toward tragedy.
This will not happen on my watch.
- George W. Bush

The basic fault lines today are not between people
with different beliefs but between people who hold
these beliefs with an element of uncertainty and people
who hold these beliefs with a pretense of certitude.
- Peter L. Berger

It is in the admission of ignorance and the admission
of uncertainty that there is a hope for the continuous
motion of human beings in some direction that doesn't get confined,
permanently blocked, as it has so many times before
in various periods in the history of man.
- Richard P. Feynman


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