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    We spend so much time defending our choice to do this that it becomes hard to show any vulnerability at all. There's only so many times you can handle someone asking about your fall back for when things don't work before you start thinking that maybe the fall back should just be your plan.

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    We stayed here for only a few hours. We rested and went on. But the camera snatched this fraction of a second from the eternal flow of time and froze it forever. At this moment we didn’t know that in a few hours we would fall into an ambush. At this moment, while we were filling our canteens from the stream, we didn’t yet know that we would stay in the mountains for three days without a drop of water. We didn’t yet know anything …

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    Whatever her dream was, it rested somewhere in the most vague of directions.

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    What if you have all the pieces and the puzzle still doesn't fit?

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    What need of prompt or hint when it is open to yourself to discern what needs to be done - and, if you can see your way, to follow it with kind but undeviating intent. If you cannot see the way, hold back and consult your best advisors. if some other factors obstruct this advice, proceed on your present resources, but with cautious deliberations, keeping always to what seems just. Justice is the best aim, as any failure is in fact a failure of justice. A man following reason in all things combines relaxation with initiative, spark with composure.

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    When it comes to the zone of uncertainty, questology is the compass to lead through the smoke of doubt.

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    When comparing 100 years of experience to 1, there is a way to close the gap. One must simply understand the choices that were taken, the roads that were walked, and that there are no guarantees to an unseen future.

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    Whenever that tiny bulb of revelation flashes over your head, it almost always follows a period of uncertainty. These periods are usually dark and distorted, with nary a sliver of light, yet they serve us because they contribute to understanding.

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    When the big things in our life start changing, we rely more heavily on small certainties to make us feel secure.

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    Who's to say that once I run, I'll find that isn't enough? Who's to say I won't end up feeling exactly the way I do right now-not safe, but stifled? Maybe I'll want to run again, and again, and eventually I'll end up back on those old tracks, because there's nowhere left to go. Maybe. Maybe not. You have to take the risk, don't you

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    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

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    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

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    When the future is fogged and ahead lays opportunity but risk, it is better to tread a careful path through the uncertainty than to wait for the mist to clear, if it ever does.

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    When we change and grow into new versions of ourselves, we have to tolerate a lot of uncertainty.

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    Why do we resist the mystery that change brings? When we get too rigid and inflexible, rigor mortis of the soul sets in. For proof of this, we need look no further than to those who choose to stay in a relationship or job long after the soul, or life force, that originally brought it passion and joy has vacated the premises.

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    With uncertainty, there is never a dull moment.

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    With positive mind-set, you can graciously withstand the uncertainties of life.

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    William Osler, often referred to as the father of modern medicine, told a graduating class of medical students: "A distressing feature in the life of which you are about to enter...is the uncertainty which pertains not alone to our science and art, but to the very hopes and fears which make us men. In seeking out the absolute truth we aim for the unattainable, and must be content with finding broken portions.

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    You cannot know" he said simply. "Very little is certain in this life, my lady.

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    You always want one more day. You always want one more picture as the old ones begin to fade. You always want that one final hug to have lasted just a tad longer. You always want the fondness of the remember-whens to outnumber the might-have-beens. You want more years, more months, more weeks, more days, more minutes, and more seconds. You want the happily ever after you always thought you deserved, but the only thing actually promised in this life is uncertainty.

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    In grasping at uncertainties we lost that which is certain.

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    You can’t prepare for the details of every single possible thing that might come your way in the future, because the future is uncertain.

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    You don't know how to live. You live.

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    You look like you’ve swallowed a live fish, and you’re not certain if you’re enjoying the experience.

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    Your life can change in the blink of an eye, on a calm and beautiful Midsummer night. You lose what you love while you think it is still safe beside you.

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    And nothing is, but what is not.

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    Fear is born in uncertainty and nourished by pessimism.

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    You can think a thing over many times and still have no idea how you'll answer the question, if ever it's asked.

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    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.

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    You have no control of uncertainties! You can only control your life and your reaction to any event. May you find grace for patient endurance.

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    You may encounter unexpected circumstance. Don’t be discouraged. God is greater than any condition.

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    Cast between the extremes of happiness and misfortune, uncertainty is a cruel torment.

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    Change is all about motion, motion is all about uncertainty and we are deeply uncomfortable with uncertainty.

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    Creativity is an unending exercise in uncertainty.

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    Don't call it uncertainty-call it wonder.

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    Fear comes from uncertainty; we can eliminate the fear within us when we know ourselves better.

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    In moments of great uncertainty on my travels, I have always felt that something is protecting me, that i will come to no harm.

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    In the face of uncertainty, there is nothing wrong with hope.

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    Knowing where you are going takes the uncertainty out of getting there

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    It is an act of courage to acknowledge our own uncertainty and sit with it for a while.

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    Just remember that everyone is struggling; everyone is living with fear and uncertainty and it doesn't matter what their politics are.

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    I think that cynicism is the enemy. Cynicism thinks it knows how things work. "Oh yeah, you know how that works." I think uncertainty is the thing you have to keep embracing. You have to keep saying, I actually don't know, and going out is going to tell me something every time.

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    It's only in uncertainty that we're naked and alive.

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    My uncertainty disappeared. Segregation is evil, and I cannot, as a minister, condone evil.

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    Madness is not a consequence of uncertainty but of certainty.

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    Major organizational changes create uncertainty.

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    People prefer the certainty of misery to the misery of uncertainty

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    Not only do you have to trust the definite, you must also trust the uncertainty.

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    One thing you can rely on is that there will always be uncertainty.

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    People read books to escape the uncertainties of life.