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Quotes of the Day for 5 July 2000 – Certainty

It is what it is, unless it isn't. Some thoughts on certainty.

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The quotes:

There is no lostness like that which comes to a man when a perfect and certain pattern has dissolved about him.
     - John Steinbeck

True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous and conflicting information.
     - Sir Winston Churchill

Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life. Security is an insipid thing, though the overtaking and possessing of a wish discovers the folly of the chase.
     - William Congreve

I have lived in this world just long enough to look carefully the second time into things that I am most certain of the first time.
     - Josh Billings

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