Uncertainty Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 100 Quotes About Uncertainty

#1. Wholeheartedness. There are many tenets of Wholeheartedness, but at its very core is vulnerability and worthiness; facing uncertainty, exposure, and emotional risks, and knowing that I am enough. - Author: Brene Brown
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#2. If we can recognize that change and uncertainty are basic principles, we can greet the future and the transformation we are undergoing with the understanding that we do not know enough to be pessimistic. - Author: Hazel Henderson
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#3. certainty makes you beautiful and uncertainty makes you dutiful. - Author: Rajesh Walecha
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#4. Cast between the extremes of happiness and misfortune, uncertainty is a cruel torment. - Author: Pierre Choderlos De Laclos
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#5. Uncertainty is inevitable at the frontiers of knowledge. - Author: Joel Achenbach
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#6. I do not approve of naval historians who seek out flaws in the losers' battle plans and tactics. The way to profit from history is to put oneself in the shoes of the tactical decision maker as he confronts a many-faceted problem in an atmosphere of uncertainty. - Author: Wayne Hughes
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#7. I did not distinguish the successive theories of which that uncertainty was composed any more than, when we watch a horse running, we isolate the successive positions of its body as they appear upon a bioscope. But - Author: Marcel Proust
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#8. In daily life there is an inner transition I can consciously practice. This is the transition from fear to faith. Faced with ambiguity and uncertainty, I can choose to believe things will work out for the best. - Author: Julia Cameron
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#9. When all is said and done, the weather and love are the two elements about which one can never be sure. - Author: Alice Hoffman
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#10. The issue of imitation has always occupied fly fishers, and part of its endless attraction has been the imponderable uncertainty of how much it matters to the fish in the first place. - Author: Paul Schullery
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#11. Henry dropped his voice to a horrifed, but confused, whisper. "A knife? Or a dagger?" ... Vlad wrinkled his forehead in uncertainty. "What's the difference?"Henry shrugged as if it were obvious. "One's for eating; one's for stabbing. - Author: Heather Brewer
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#12. You must not procrastinate. Rather, you should make preparations so that even if you did die tonight, you would have no regrets. If you develop an appreciation for the uncertainty and imminence of death, your sense of the importance of using your time wisely will get stronger and stronger. - Author: Dalai Lama
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#13. If you can, dance on the edge play with the chaos, uncertainty, and new possibilities. - Author: Amit Ray
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#14. There's a certain kind of scepticism that can't bear uncertainty. - Author: Rupert Sheldrake
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#15. The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty: not knowing what comes next. - Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
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#16. I felt the first soft glow of intoxication that makes the blood warmer and spreads an illusion of adventure over uncertainty. - Author: Erich Maria Remarque
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#17. Four elements make up the climate of war: danger, exertion, uncertainty and chance. - Author: Carl Von Clausewitz
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#18. Most business people today are not going to invest in the uncertainty that exists in America. - Author: Howard Schultz
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#19. The scariest thing about death is not dying, it's the uncertainty of what happens after - Author: Peyton J Glenn
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#20. Christians should be troublemakers, creators of uncertainty, agents of a dimension incompatible with society. - Author: Jacques Ellul
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#21. Experts who acknowledge the full extent of their ignorance may expect to be replaced by more confident competitors, who are better able to gain the trust of clients. An unbiased appreciation of uncertainty is a cornerstone of rationality - but it is not what people and organizations want. - Author: Daniel Kahneman
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#22. I still thought that to get something you had to go straight for your goal whereas it is only distractions, uncertainty, distance that bring us closer to our targets, and then it is the targets which strike us. - Author: Fleur Jaeggy
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#23. Would it not be better to learn the truth once and for all instead of living in a state of perpetual uncertainty? - Author: Paul Auster
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#24. The American biblical scholar Bart Ehrman, in a book whose subtitle is The Story Behind Who Changed the New Testament and Why, unfolds the huge uncertainty befogging the New Testament texts. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#25. After all, most of us have lived lives based on commitments made without any way of knowing where they would lead. The uncertainty is an essential element in commitment, the acceptance of consequences an essential element in fidelity. [p. 80] - Author: Mary Catherine Bateson
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#26. When in doubt, be ridiculous. - Author: Sherwood Smith
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#27. Bleeding, idleness and mist, he murmured in an unusual mood of poetry.
It's like life, isn't it...
First the wound, then the resting, and then the uncertainty of it all. - Author: Leon Garfield
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#28. A world of death is a world of stagnation, without the change that makes it worthwhile. What you call uncertainty, I call life itself. - Author: Graham McNeill
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#29. This is life. It's messy and unpredictable, full of wonderful surprises and mind.numbing disappointment. the uncertainty of it all is why I hide, trying to avoid all the pain and the heartache. - Author: Denise Grover Swank
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#30. The only uncertainty surrounding the decision is the wording of the accompanying statement and, in particular, whether the assessment that 'some further policy firming may be needed to keep the risks ... roughly in balance' will be dropped. - Author: Paul Ashworth
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#31. What does it mean to trust, and how do I become more trusting? What I know so far is this: when I approach life's uncertainty with a willingness to not know the answers, more is possible than I could ever dream of. - Author: Julia Aziz
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#32. Isn't that what friends do?" It hurt to hear the uncertainty in his voice. "You're my friend Kate, and you're miserable. What could possibly be more important than taking care of you? - Author: Aimee Carter
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#33. At heart, "uncertainty" and "investing" are synonyms. - Author: Benjamin Graham
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#34. I think there are two types of people - those who view life's uncertainty with dread and fear, and those who recognize that life's unpredictability is what makes life worth living. - Author: Christopher E. Long
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#35. Dogmatism spreads its roots in the fertile soil of uncertainty. - Author: Walter Darby Bannard
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#36. How horrible uncertainty was. How cruel. - Author: Rose Christo
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#37. A person can always be sure of what they don't know. They might not be sure of what they know. - Author: Tom Rob Smith
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#38. It is one of God's blessings that we cannot foreknow the hour of our death; for a time fixed, even beyond the possibility of living, would trouble us more than doth this uncertainty. - Author: King James I
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#39. My uncertainty disappeared. Segregation is evil, and I cannot, as a minister, condone evil. - Author: Martin Luther King Jr.
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#40. 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. - Author: Michael Jensen
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#41. If you're speaking of love, you really must include the element of uncertainty - and perhaps it's best approached as the art of constant maintenance. - Author: Twyla Tharp
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#42. In the face of excruciating pain and uncertainty, I never lost hope, and it never occurred to me to stop fighting - not ever. - Author: Farrah Fawcett
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#43. The weatherman is always as honest as he is vague. - Author: Laura Kasischke
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#44. Only the stupid conquer in life; the other man foresees
too many obstacles and becomes uncertain before he starts. - Author: Erich Maria Remarque
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#45. We are fools when we love. I was terrified of losing her. I thought I saw her changing
I don't know if she really was, but I couldn't bear the uncertainty any longer. I ran toward the finish just like a coward runs toward the enemy and wins a medal. I wanted to get death over. - Author: Graham Greene
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#46. Since death is an inevitablility and life an uncertainty, it all comes down to how we live the precious moments of our lives. When all is said and done, when you are ready to slip peacefully from this world into the next, how do you want to be remembered? - Author: S. Cameron Roach
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#47. If we are to find contentment in the midst of trial and uncertainty, we must accept our situation as being purposely allowed into our lives by a personal and loving God. - Author: Linda Dillow
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#48. Dive again and again into the river of uncertainty. Create in the dark, only then can you recognize the light. - Author: Jyrki Vainonen
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#49. There is stability in walking an uncertain path, because you never allow yourself to be misled by what you think you know. - Author: A.J. Darkholme
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#50. Loneliness is the penalty of leadership, but the man who has to make the decisions is assisted greatly if he feels that there is no uncertainty in the minds of those who follow him, and that his orders will be carried out confidently and in expectation of success. - Author: Ernest Shackleton
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#51. A plague rides on the air here. The smell of rot! This is Doal's realm. Can't you feel it? The keep is doomed, don't you see? No, I will not pass through this gate. There is a disease in there I will not touch. - Author: Kaoru Kurimoto
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#52. Here I stand on the brink of war again, a citizen of no place, no time, no country but my own ... and that a land lapped by no sea but blood, bordered only by the outlines of a face long-loved. - Author: Diana Gabaldon
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#53. Most people and most organizations can't stand the uncertainty and the risk of real innovation. Learning and creating are inherently vulnerable. There's never enough certainty. People want guarantees. - Author: Brene Brown
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#54. You can think a thing over many times and still have no idea how you'll answer the question, if ever it's asked. - Author: Laurie Graham
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#55. Uncertainty and change are life's constraints. And that's the fun part. - Author: Ed Catmull
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#56. The willingness to consider possibility requires a tolerance of uncertainty. - Author: Rachel Naomi Remen
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#57. I have devoted my life to uncertainty. Certainty is the death of wisdom, thought, creativity. - Author: Shekhar Kapur
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#58. We are living in a time of uncertainty, anxiety, fear, and despair. It is essential that you become aware of the light, power, and strength within each of you, and that you learn to use those inner resources in service of your own and others' growth. - Author: Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
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#59. Don't let not knowing how it'll end keep you from beginning. Uncertainty chases us out into the open where God is waiting. - Author: Bob Goff
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#60. Is better to know the truth that live in uncertainty. - Author: Mary Ann Shaffer
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#61. Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability. - Author: William Osler
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#62. There is always something moving, brewing. There are ambitious people everywhere. Wicked people. The only thing to do is to deal with them with courage and decision. One must beware of uncertainty, weakness or conflicting emotions - they lead to defeat - Author: Haile Selassie
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#63. Grow or Die - Don't let your fear of uncertainty keep you from achieving your dreams, it is far riskier to stagnate. - Author: Malti Bhojwani
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#64. When we advance more confident claims and they fail to come to fruition, this constitutes much more powerful evidence against our hypothesis. We can't really blame anyone for losing faith when this occurs - Author: Nate Silver
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#65. I grew up in the South Bronx, raised by my grandmother, who scrapped and scraped to make sure I had a roof over my head and food in my stomach. I was painfully aware of what it was like to live with limited resources and a certain level of uncertainty. - Author: Joy Bryant
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#66. Most DRM solutions diminish the value of the product by either directly restricting a customer's use or by creating uncertainty. - Author: Gabe Newell
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#67. The street was full of animals, milling around uncertainly. When animals are in a state of uncertainty they get nervous, and the street was already, as it were, paved with anxiety. - Author: Terry Pratchett
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#68. The invigorating scent of the sea was nectar to her wearied body, the immensity of the lonely cliffs was silent and dreamlike. Her brain only remained conscious of its ceaseless, its intolerable torture of uncertainty. - Author: Emmuska Orczy
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#69. You must always be puzzled by mental illness. The thing I would dread most, if I became mentally ill, would be your adopting a common sense attitude; that you could take it for granted that I was deluded - Author: Ludwig Wittgenstein
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#70. I love watching her, watching her uncertainty and her hesitation. And her attempts at denying what we both know she's feeling. Teasing her is going to be so much fun. Hot, sweet, sexy, delicious fun. - Author: M. Leighton
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#71. In essence, capitalist systems are a mechanism by which economies may generate growth in knowledge - with much uncertainty in the process, owing to the incompleteness of knowledge. - Author: Edmund Phelps
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#72. We demand rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty! - Author: Douglas Adams
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#73. You'd think God would come right out and tell us what to do in the Bible, but He doesn't. He mostly tells stories, and He rarely stops the story to say what the point is. He just lets the characters and conflict hang in the air like smoke. - Author: Donald Miller
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#74. Uncertainty to me was like Aardvaark to other people. A curious thing I had no notion of, but recongnised through secondhand illustrations. - Author: Jeanette Winterson
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#75. Certainty is the culprit. The spiritual person knows uncertainty - a state of mind unknown to the religious fanatic. - Author: Anthony De Mello
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#76. I feel lost and confused, but happy and certain. I am like a ball of tangled yarn. The parts that are untangled are available, useable; the rest is a mess, useless until it is untied. That mess feels endless and at most times unyielding. - Author: Astrid Lee Miles
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#77. He tried to think of all the people in his life as chemicals, the uncertainty of mixing them together, the potential for explosions and scarring. - Author: Kevin Wilson
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#78. when the uncertainty is known, certainty is guaranteed. Until we unravel the uncertainties of our lives, we shall always be uncertain with the life we live - Author: Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
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#79. In my life, I had lost only two things: my favorite pair of gloves and a handful of my favorite people. But now? Now I was starting to lose the ground under my feet. - Author: Orson De Witt
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#80. If we get total certainty, we get ... bored out of our minds. So, God, in Her infinite wisdom, gave us a second human need, which is uncertainty. We need variety. We need surprise. - Author: Tony Robbins
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#81. Granted that we want the truth: WHY NOT RATHER untruth? And uncertainty? Even ignorance? The problem of the value of truth presented itself before us - or was it we who presented ourselves before the problem? - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#82. There's too much pain and uncertainty in the world. You should seize happiness whenever it comes, and hold onto it for as long as you can. - Author: Anna White
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#83. We must content ourselves with the mystery, the absurdity, the contradictions, the hostility, but also the generosity that our environment offers us. It's not much, but it's always better than the deadly, defeatist certainty of the paranoid. - Author: Philip K. Dick
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#84. Liquor and loss were a desperate combination but particularly for my family, where the precipice between darkness and lightness was mired in the uncertainty of which side held salvation. - Author: Angela Amman
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#85. I prefer to drift rather than steer toward some known shore. - Author: Marty Rubin
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#86. Only I wasn't steering anything, not even myself. - Author: Sylvia Plath
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#87. Uncertainty about sales impedes business planning and could harm capital formation just as much as uncertainty about inflation can create uncertainty about relative prices and harm business planning. - Author: Janet Yellen
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#88. Debate is an attempt to cling to the illusion of control provided by a point of view designed to keep the ego in place; dialogue is an attempt to dance with the unknown at the risk of losing what we think we know. - Author: Oli Anderson
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#89. He had the feeling that he must make a decision, and though he was used to making many decisions every day, this time he was beset with uncertainty; in fact he had no idea what was being asked of him - Author: Amos Oz
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#90. If uncertainty is unacceptable to you, it turns into fear. If it is perfectly acceptable, it turns into increased aliveness, alertness, and creativity. - Author: Eckhart Tolle
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#91. What word or expression do you most overuse? Re-reading a collection of my stuff, I was rather startled to find that it was 'perhaps. - Author: Christopher Hitchens
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#92. There's an interesting trend that occurs in times of mounting pressure and high uncertainty, which is that it's a natural human tendency to seek out people that agree with us, that are similar to us because it's a source of comfort in a world that's so rapidly changing. - Author: John Hagel III
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#93. Uncertain of uncertainty, skeptical of skepticism, it seems that the most important question is whether there is an important question. - Author: Mitchell Heisman
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#94. To lose yourself: a voluptuous surrender, lost in your arms, lost to the world, utterly immersed in what is present so that its surroundings fade away. In Benjamin's terms, to be lost is to be fully present, and to be fully present is to be capable of being in uncertainty and mystery. - Author: Rebecca Solnit
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#95. For a full two hours, he stood at that door, a cloud of uncertainty ruling his mind. Damian felt like his heart was about to burst. Could she love him? Was it really true? - Author: Elaine White
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#96. We crave explanations for most everything, but innovation and progress happen when we allow ourselves to embrace uncertainty. - Author: Simon Sinek
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#97. You know you are getting old when yesterday turns out to be a fading memory you have difficulties recollecting, when today becomes a challenge that is hard to grasp and when tomorrow promises an uncertainty that you dread encountering. - Author: Janvier Chouteu-Chando
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#98. Silence nurtures the soul, relaxes the body temple and gives us the strength we need in moments of uncertainty. Welcome it. - Author: Ana Ortega
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#99. The malaise and military decline of the post-Vietnam years under President Jimmy Carter set the stage for Russian aggression abroad and uncertainty among our allies. - Author: Paul Cook
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#100. When we spend our lives (knowingly or unknowingly) pushing away vulnerability, we can't hold space open for the uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure of joy. - Author: Brene Brown
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