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|CHAPTER SIX ''In these matters the only certainty is that nothing is certain.'' —|
PLINY THE ELDER In October 1996, doctors predicted that Lance Armstrong
would be dead from cancer in less than six months. In July 1999, he won the Tour
|For a Sophist, truth in any absolute or complete sense didn't really exist, and of |
this (they might say) we can be certain, a refrain echoed by Pliny the Younger (
1st century AD) when he intoned: “The only certainty is that nothing is certain.
|The only certainty is that nothing is certain. —Pliny the Elder I met a little man |
who told me I did not exist. He also said he did not exist. In both cases, he was
right. He said we are each figments of the other's imagination. Therefore, for me,
|The only certainty is that nothing is certain. -Pliny the Elder I entered my final year |
in high school with apprehension. The memory of past failures kept me from
wrapping myself in confidence. The remote possibility that I might achieve some ...
|Eternal life may be a gift, but it can be given only to someone capable of |
receiving it. Wagering preliminaries of action and attitude can lead to ... that we
all should wager. The only certainty is that nothing is certain. — Pliny the Elder (c.
|He is best known today for a few pithy quotes concerning human nature—“The |
only certainty is that nothing is certain,” “The best plan is to profit from the folly of
others” and “There is always something new out of Africa” are a few of his more ...
|Winston Churchill "Solem certum nihil esse certi - The only certainty is that |
nothing is certain" Pliny the Elder "Chaos was the law of nature; order was the
dream of man" Henry Adams Introduction to Risk and Uncertainty The previous
|abolish the real world, the apparent world is abolished as well, for it is only in |
relation to the real world that the apparent world "is" as such. ... That is to say, it
may occur to us that nothing is certain except for the certainty of nothing itself.
|The only certainty in these very exciting, yet deeply troubling, times was that |
nothing was certain. All the cards were on the table and everything was up for
grabs. The sudden departure of the Soviet Union from the region allowed for
Jean-Luc Marion - 2007 - 230 pages
|But, one might reply, metaphysics has understood this very well: it has |
succeeded in extending the certainty of things of the world to theego, which only
opens that certainty because it is itself excepted from it. Nothing is more certain
than my ...