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Probabilities Quotes

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Religious faith depends on a host of social,
psychological and emotional factors that have little
or nothing to do with probabilities,
evidence and logic.
- Michael Shermer

Philosophy goes no further than probabilities,
and in every assertion keeps a doubt in reserve.
- James Anthony Froude

All business proceeds on beliefs, or judgements of probabilities,
and not on certainties.
- Charles W. Eliot

It is impossible to trap modern physics into predicting
anything with perfect determinism because it deals
with probabilities from the outset.
- Arthur Eddington

 

Sometimes the probabilities are very close to certainties,
but they're never really certainties.
- Murray Gell-Mann

All business proceeds on beliefs, or judgments of probabilities,
and not on certainties.
- William Reddington Hewlett

I find fault with my children because I like them and
I want them to go places -
uprightness and strength and courage and civil respect
and anything that affects the probabilities of failure
on the part of those that are closest to me,
that concerns me - I find fault.
- Branch Rickey

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Probability is expectation founded upon partial knowledge.
A perfect acquaintance with all the circumstances affecting
the occurrence of an event would change expectation into certainty,
and leave nether room nor demand for a theory of probabilities.
- George Boole

The probability that we may fail
in the struggle ought not to deter us
from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
- Abraham Lincoln

Information: the negative reciprocal value of probability.
- Claude Shannon

Life is a school of probability.
- Walter Bagehot

Fourth Law of Thermodynamics: If the probability of
success is not almost one,
then it is damn near zero.
- David R. Ellis

Free yourself from the rigid conduct of tradition and
open yourself to the new forms of probability.
- Hans Bender

The consequences of an act affect the probability of it's occurring again.
- B. F. Skinner

In the U.S.A.
or Europe there is no realistic way to estimate the type,
magnitude, or probability of the risk,
nor any way to narrow down the potentially affected regions.
- Jurgen Habermas

We can say with certainty - or 90% probability -
that the new industries that are about to be born will
have nothing to do with information.
- Peter Drucker

I don't believe in providence and fate,
as a technologist I am used to reckoning with the formulae of probability.
- Max Frisch

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

The scientific imagination always restrains itself
within the limits of probability.
- Thomas Huxley

The 50-50-90 rule: Anytime you have a 50-50 chance
of getting something right,
there's a 90% probability you'll get it wrong.
- Andy Rooney

But to us, probability is the very guide of life.
- Joseph Butler

Only in Britain could it be thought a defect to be too clever by half.
The probability is that too many people are too stupid by three-quarters.
- John Major

From principles is derived probability,
but truth or certainty is obtained only from facts.
- Tom Stoppard

We didn't push the Russians to intervene,
but we knowingly increased the probability that they would.
- Zbigniew Brzezinski

Psychology helps to measure the probability that an aim is attainable.
- Edward Thorndike

The laws of probability, so true in general,
so fallacious in particular.
- Edward Gibbon

In trials of fact, by oral testimony,
the proper inquiry is not whether is it possible that
the testimony may be false,
but whether there is sufficient probability that it is true.
- Simon Greenleaf

The fact that we don't keep repeating tests in the
same arena is not because the probability of the hypothesis
showing its falsity in other arenas goes up after it
has passed tests in one arena.
- Robert Nozick

If scientific reasoning were limited to the logical processes of arithmetic,
we should not get very far in our understanding of the physical world.
One might as well attempt to grasp the game of poker
entirely by the use of the mathematics of probability.
- Vannevar Bush

One important measurement issue concerns the fat tails
problem that I mentioned earlier.
VAR is concerned with extreme outcomes.
If the tails of the probability distributions we are using are too thin,
our VAR measures are likely to be too low.
- John Hull

Entropy theory, on the other hand, is not concerned
with the probability of succession in a series of items
but with the overall distribution of kinds of items in a given arrangement.
- Rudolf Arnheim

A property in the 100-year floodplain has a 96 percent
chance of being flooded in the next hundred years without global warming.
The fact that several years go by without a flood does
not change that probability.
- Earl Blumenauer

If we look at the way the universe behaves,
quantum mechanics gives us fundamental,
unavoidable indeterminacy, so that alternative histories
of the universe can be assigned probability.
- Murray Gell-Mann

Let me state what the official IPCC prediction is:
Sea levels could go up as much as three-quarters of a meter in this century,
but there is a reasonable probability it could be much higher than that.
- Steven Chu

What is being talked about now is the probability of
the Sharon government launching an attack against Lebanon
to eliminate the resistance of Hezbollah by using the
American war against Iraq.
But, of course, in this case, we will certainly fight with all our strength.
- Hassan Nasrallah

The new always happens against the overwhelming odds
of statistical laws and their probability,
which for all practical, everyday purposes amounts to certainty;
the new therefore always appears in the guise of a miracle.
- Hannah Arendt

In the financial system we have today,
with less risk concentrated in banks,
the probability of systemic financial crises may be
lower than in traditional bank-centered financial systems.
- Timothy Geithner

They were being driven to a prison, through no fault of their own,
in all probability for life.
In comparison, how much easier it would be to walk
to the gallows than to this tomb of living horrors!
- Nellie Bly

It is almost possible to predict one or two days in advance,
within a rather broad range of probability,
what the weather is going to be; it is even thought
that it will not be impossible to publish daily forecasts,
which would be very useful to soci.
- Antoine Lavoisier

From one point of view, one individual's vote
doesn't make any difference whatsoever.
The probability of an election swinging
by a single vote is infinitesimal.
On the other hand, if everybody took the attitude
that voting didn't matter, there could never
be a democratically elected government - at all.
So, does your vote matter? You bet your vote matters.
And, at least as much as your vote matters,
your intention for the future of the world matters.
That's so important, it's worth saying again.
At Least As Much As Your Vote Matters,
Your Intention For The Future Of The Entire World Matters.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In order to succeed, you must first be willing to fail.
- Anonymous

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy

When one door closes, another opens.
But often we look so long, so regretfully,
upon the closed door,
that we fail to see the one that is opened for us.
- Helen Keller

Every experiment, by multitudes or by individuals,
that has a sensual and selfish aim, will fail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

All that is necessary to break the spell
of inertia and frustration is this:
Act as if it were impossible to fail.
- Dorthea Brande

There may be times when we are powerless
to prevent injustice, but there must never
be a time when we fail to protest.
- Elie Wiesel

Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
- Samuel Beckett

Act as if it were impossible to fail.
- Dorthea Brande

Women must try to do things as men have tried.
When they fail their failure must be
but a challenge to others.
- Amelia Earhart

Men are born to succeed, not to fail.
- Henry David Thoreau

You ARE what you do - and what you fail to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People in their handlings of affairs
often fail when they are about to succeed.
If one remains as careful at the end
as he was at the beginning,
there will be no failure.
- Lao Tzu

The majority of men meet with failure
because of their lack of persistence
in creating new plans to take
the place of those which fail.
- Napoleon Hill

If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
- Anonymous

Failing to plan is planning to fail.
- Anonymous

What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?
- Robert H. Schuller

A man can fail many times,
but he isn't a failure until
he begins to blame somebody else.
- John Burroughs

More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent.
- Billy Sunday

It's not necessary to fear the prospect of failure
but to be determined not to fail.
- Jimmy Carter

Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.
- John Wooden

You may be disappointed if you fail,
but you are doomed if you don't try.
- Beverly Sills

Only aim to do your duty,
and mankind will give you credit where you fail.
- Thomas Jefferson

A bend in the road is not the end of the road
unless you fail to make the turn.
- Anonymous

Life is a process of becoming,
a combination of states we have to go through.
Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state
and remain in it. This is a kind of death.
- Anais Nin

Pain is what the world inflicts upon us.
Suffering is our emotional reaction when we fail
to make the difficult conscious choice to choose Joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we fail to plan, we merely bob helplessly -
like a cork on the sea of life.
If we resist whatever life delivers to us,
we create untold misery for ourselves.
If we act with vision and commitment,
and then accept whatever Spirit provides,
we live a life of purpose and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions.
All life is an experiment.
The more experiments you make the better.
What if they are a little coarse,
and you may get your coat soiled or torn?
What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled
in the dirt once or twice.
Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Can you achieve your goals?
You can't reach your goal if you haven't
defined your goals.
And you can't succeed if you don't try -
and then pick yourself up
and try again each time you fail.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Study nature, love nature,
stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

The crops were planted, tended, and harvested -
now the ground lies fallow, awaiting the new planting.
Did the year fail? I think not.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When I write software, I know that it will fail,
either due to my own mistake, or due to some other cause.
- Wietse Venema


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