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Uncertainty that comes from knowledge
by Isaac Asimov

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

Related topics: Wisdom Deep

The true delight is in the finding out,
rather than in the knowing.
- Isaac Asimov

Never let your sense of morals
get in the way of doing what's right.
- Isaac Asimov

It's humbling to think that all animals,
including human beings,
are parasites of the plant world.
- Isaac Asimov

 

People who think they know everything
are a great annoyance to those of us who do.
- Isaac Asimov

All sorts of computer errors are now turning up.
You'd be surprised to know the number of doctors who
claim they are treating pregnant men.
- Isaac Asimov

I do not fear computers.
I fear the lack of them.
- Isaac Asimov

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Creationists make it sound as though a "theory'
is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night.
- Isaac Asimov

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science
gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
- Isaac Asimov

The most exciting phrase to hear in science,
the one that heralds new discoveries,
is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...'
- Isaac Asimov

Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that,
once it is competently programmed and working smoothly,
it is completely honest.
- Isaac Asimov

John Dalton's records, carefully preserved for a century,
were destroyed during the World War II bombing of Manchester.
It is not only the living who are killed in war.
- Isaac Asimov

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
- Isaac Asimov

There is a single light of science, and to brighten
it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere.
- Isaac Asimov

If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live,
I wouldn't brood.
I'd type a little faster.
- Isaac Asimov

Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable,
and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable,
solutions are not.
- Isaac Asimov

I am not a speed reader.
I am a speed understander.
- Isaac Asimov

To insult someone we call him "bestial."
For deliberate cruelty and nature,
"human" might be the greater insult.
- Isaac Asimov

When I read about the way in which library funds are being cut and cut,
I can only think that American society has found one
more way to destroy itself.
- Isaac Asimov

I don't believe in personal immortality;
the only way I expect to have some version of such
a thing is through my books.
- Isaac Asimov

Meanwhile, fears of universal disaster sank to an all time low over the world.
- Isaac Asimov

It takes more than capital to swing business.
You've got to have the A. I. D. degree to get by - Advertising, Initiative,
and Dynamics.
- Isaac Asimov

Dalton's records, carefully preserved for a century,
were destroyed during the World War II bombing of Manchester.
It is not only the living who are killed in war.
- Isaac Asimov

To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature,
and it remains premature today.
- Isaac Asimov

Self-education is, I firmly believe,
the only kind of education there is.
- Isaac Asimov

It is not only the living who are killed in war.
- Isaac Asimov

Humanity has the stars in its future,
and that future is too important to be lost under the
burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition.
- Isaac Asimov

I write for the same reason I breathe -
because if I didn't,
I would die.
- Isaac Asimov

Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers.
- Isaac Asimov

If knowledge can create problems, it is not through
ignorance that we can solve them.
- Isaac Asimov

No sensible decision can be made any longer without
taking into account not only the world as it is,
but the world as it will be.
- Isaac Asimov

Life is pleasant.
Death is peaceful.
It's the transition that's troublesome.
- Isaac Asimov

It pays to be obvious, especially if you have a reputation for subtlety.
- Isaac Asimov

A subtle thought that is in error may yet give rise
to fruitful inquiry that can establish truths of great value.
- Isaac Asimov

I have never written a book that didn't teach me
far more than it taught any reader.
- Isaac Asimov

And above all things, never think that you're not good enough yourself.
A man should never think that.
My belief is that in life people will take you at your own reckoning.
- Isaac Asimov

Those people who think they know everything are a great
annoyance to those of us who do.
- Isaac Asimov

Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial
as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today -
but the core of science fiction,
its essence has become crucial to our salvation if
we are to be saved at all.
- Isaac Asimov

He had read much, if one considers his long life;
but his contemplation was much more than his reading.
He was wont to say that if he had read as much as other
men he should have known no more than other men.
- Isaac Asimov

It is change, continuing change, inevitable change,
that is the dominant factor in society today.
No sensible decision can be made any longer without
taking into account not only the world as it is,
but the world as it will be.
- Isaac Asimov

Suppose that we are wise enough to learn and know -
and yet not wise enough to control our learning and knowledge,
so that we use it to destroy ourselves? Even if that is so,
knowledge remains better than ignorance.
- Isaac Asimov

From my close observation of writers...
they fall into two groups: 1) those who bleed copiously
and visibly at any bad review,
and 2) those who bleed copiously and secretly at any bad review.
- Isaac Asimov

I don't believe in an afterlife, so I don't have to
spend my whole life fearing hell,
or fearing heaven even more.
For whatever the tortures of hell, I think the boredom
of heaven would be even worse.
- Isaac Asimov

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

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

Cherish the uncertainty of life's adventures.
- 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

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

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

"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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Information is the resolution of uncertainty.
- Claude Shannon


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