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Betting on the success of innovative technologies in the marketplace can carry all the uncertainty and risk that betting on the next card in the deck does at a blackjack table in Las Vegas. There is a factor of randomness that must be factored in, but precisely how to do so is anyone's guess.
As policymakers, we need to foster an environment that allows U.S.-based innovators and entrepreneurs to compete and to flourish. Excessive regulations and bureaucratic red tape dramatically increase the cost of doing business and create uncertainty for companies.
We animals live life in all its glorious uncertainty. Why do politicians think they can control events?
Rita Mae Brown
If you just watch a teenager, you see a lot of uncertainty.
Jamie Lee Curtis
The uncertainty of the danger belongs to the essence of terrorism.
Peru is a country where more than half the people would emigrate if given the chance. That's half the population that is willing to abandon everything they know for the uncertainty of a life in a foreign land, in another language.
I'm sad to report that in the past few years, ever since uncertainty became our insistent 21st century companion, leadership has taken a great leap backwards to the familiar territory of command and control.
Margaret J. Wheatley
And, frankly, what happens out of Washington is, it creates a wind in my face, uncertainty over Obamacare, uncertainty over their tax policy, uncertainty over the regulatory policy.
The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning. Uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers.
I never appreciated 'positive heroes' in literature. They are almost always cliches, copies of copies, until the model is exhausted. I prefer perplexity, doubt, uncertainty, not just because it provides a more 'productive' literary raw material, but because that is the way we humans really are.
Ironically, parenting is a shame and judgment minefield precisely because most of us are wading through uncertainty and self-doubt when it comes to raising our children.
Certainty is the mother of quiet and repose, and uncertainty the cause of variance and contentions.
We must become more comfortable with probability and uncertainty.
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.
In conditions of uncertainty, humans, like other animals, herd together for protection.
Uncertainty doesn't make life worth living, quite, but it does make striving and gambling worth attempting.
Uncertainty's not good for anybody.
You don't raise taxes in times of such uncertainty.
I have known uncertainty: a state unknown to the Greeks.
Jorge Luis Borges
The 21st Century has begun as an era of uncertainty, with a heightened focus on security and public safety.
Uncertainty is the worst of all evils until the moment when reality makes us regret uncertainty.
To become comfortable with uncertainty is one of the primary goals in the training of a physician.
Sherwin B. Nuland
You create your life, and you can recreate it, too. In times of economic downturn and uncertainty, it's more important than ever to look deep inside yourself to fathom the sort of life you really want to lead and the talents and passions that can make that possible.
In the face of excruciating pain and uncertainty, I never lost hope, and it never occurred to me to stop fighting - not ever.
A perfect storm is in the making: financial uncertainty, economic downturn, government cuts, rising unemployment and a future that looks less clear the more we try to fathom it.
William Arthur Ward
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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