„There is no such uncertainty as a sure thing.“

Reported as attributed to Burns but unverified in Suzy Platt (ed.), Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations Requested from the Congressional Research Service (Washington, DC : Library of Congress 1989) http://www.bartleby.com/73/172.html
Disputed
Quelle: Collected Poems of Robert Burns

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schottischer Schriftsteller und Poet 1759 - 1796

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„It might have meant something, or it might not have. That was the thing about uncertainty, you were never sure.“

—  Robert Sheckley, buch Hunter/Victim

Quelle: Hunter/Victim (1988), Chapter 18 (p. 100)

„In an economy where the only certainty is uncertainty, the one sure source of lasting competitive advantage is knowledge.“

—  Ikujiro Nonaka Japanese business theorist 1935

Ikujiro Nonaka (1991), "The Knowledge-Creating Company", Harvard Business Review 69 (6 Nov-Dec): 96–104

Yoshida Kenkō Foto

„The most precious thing in life is its uncertainty.“

—  Yoshida Kenkō japanese writer 1283 - 1350

Essays in Idleness (1967 Columbia University Press, Trns: Donald Keene)
Kontext: If man were never to fade away like the dews of Adashino never to vanish like the smoke over Toribeyama, 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. Consider living creatures- none lives so long a man. The May fly waits not for the evening, the summer cicada knows neither spring nor autumn. What a wonderfully unhurried feeling it is to live even even a single year in perfect serenity.

Jorge Luis Borges Foto

„I have known that thing the Greeks knew not – uncertainty.“

—  Jorge Luis Borges Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, and a key figure in Spanish language literature 1899 - 1986

"The Lottery in Babylon"; tr. Andrew Hurley, Collected Fictions (1998)
The Garden of Forking Paths (1942)
Variante: I have known uncertainty: a state unknown to the Greeks.

William Congreve Foto

„Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life. Security is an insipid thing.“

—  William Congreve, Love for Love

Act IV, scene xx
Love for Love (1695)

„Uncertainty is a personal matter; it is not the uncertainty but your uncertainty.“

—  Dennis Lindley British statistician 1923 - 2013

1. Introduction. p. 1.
Understanding Uncertainty (2006)

Oscar Wilde Foto

„Knowledge would be fatal. It is the uncertainty that charms one. A mist makes things wonderful.“

—  Oscar Wilde, buch Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray

Quelle: The Picture of Dorian Gray

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John Elkann Foto

„Many things are linked to being able to live with uncertainty, …with paradoxes. But this can be a strength of an organisation and a situation.“

—  John Elkann Italian businessman 1976

"Unlikely heir who saved the family jewels" http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/0693507a-4830-11e0-b323-00144feab49a.html#axzz1GZU7VVRA, Financial Times, 03-06-11

Ursula K. Le Guin Foto

„The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty: not knowing what comes next.“

—  Ursula K. Le Guin, Hainish Cycle

Quelle: Hainish Cycle, The Left Hand of Darkness (1969), Chapter 5 “The Domestication of Hunch” (p. 70)

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Olivier Blanchard Foto

„Crises feed uncertainty. And uncertainty affects behaviour, which feeds the crisis.“

—  Olivier Blanchard French economist 1948

Economics focus: (Nearly) nothing to fear but fear itself (2009) https://www.economist.com/node/13021961/all-comments?page=1,

„We ought to recognize that uncertainty of mind is not all a bad thing. It is a sign that your mind is still alive, still sensitive.“

—  Halford E. Luccock American Methodist minister 1885 - 1960

Keeping Life Out of Confusion (1938)
Kontext: We ought to recognize that uncertainty of mind is not all a bad thing. It is a sign that your mind is still alive, still sensitive. If you are not at all confused in this day you are dead mentally and spiritually.
There is of course the peace of the cemetery. If you want that you can have it. But you will pay for such complacent serenity with blind eyes which do not see the world's fear and agony; with deaf ears, into which the still sad music of humanity never comes; with deadened nerves and unsensitized conscience.
We will never be brought to confusion, even in such a baffling and muddled world as ours, if we have a faith in a God of love as the ultimate power in the universe. The words "God is love" have this deep meaning: that everything that is against love is ultimately doomed and damned.

Leonard Mlodinow Foto

„It is one of those contradictions of life that although measurement always carries uncertainty, the uncertainty in measurement is rarely discussed.“

—  Leonard Mlodinow, buch The Drunkard's Walk

Quelle: The Drunkard's Walk, Chapter 7, Measurement And The Law Of Errors, p. 129

Richard Feynman Foto

„I can live with doubt, and uncertainty, and not knowing. I think it's much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong. I have approximate answers, and possible beliefs, and different degrees of certainty about different things, but I'm not absolutely sure of anything. There are many things I don't know anything about, such as whether it means anything to ask "Why are we here?"“

—  Richard Feynman, buch The Pleasure of Finding Things Out

I might think about it a little bit, and if I can't figure it out then I go on to something else. But I don't have to know an answer. I don't feel frightened by not knowing things, by being lost in the mysterious universe without having any purpose — which is the way it really is, as far as I can tell. Possibly. It doesn't frighten me.
Quelle: No Ordinary Genius (1994), p. 239, from interview in "The Pleasure of Finding Things Out" (1981): video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEwUwWh5Xs4&t=48m10s

Nassim Nicholas Taleb Foto

„Some things benefit from shocks; they thrive and grow when exposed to volatility, randomness, disorder, and stressors and love adventure, risk, and uncertainty.“

—  Nassim Nicholas Taleb Lebanese-American essayist, scholar, statistician, former trader and risk analyst 1960

Quelle: Antifragile: Things That Gain From Disorder

Cassandra Clare Foto

„I'm not sure there's such thing a thing as a normal life.“

—  Cassandra Clare, buch City of Ashes

Quelle: City of Ashes

Tom Stoppard Foto

„Uncertainty is the normal state.“

—  Tom Stoppard, buch Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Quelle: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Henri-Frédéric Amiel Foto

„Uncertainty is the refuge of hope.“

—  Henri-Frédéric Amiel Swiss philosopher and poet 1821 - 1881

Amiel's journal; the Journal intime of Henri-Frédéric Amiel 1890 (p.368)
Journal Intime (1882), Journal entries
Quelle: https://archive.org/details/amielsjournaljou00amieiala

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