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Letter "C" » certainty
«A ''just war'' is hospitable to every self-deception on the part of those waging it, none more than the certainty of virtue, under whose shelter every abomination can be committed with a clear conscience.»
«The self-confidence of the warrior is not the self-confidence of the average man. The average man seeks certainty in the eyes of the onlooker and calls that self-confidence. The warrior seeks impeccability in his own eyes and calls that humbleness. The average man is hooked to his fellow men, while the warrior is hooked only to infinity.»
Author: Carlos Castaneda
, confidence man
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, the self
«Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.»
«Doubt is to certainty as neurosis is to psychosis. The neurotic is in doubt and has fears about persons and things; the psychotic has convictions and makes claims about them. In short, the neurotic has problems, the psychotic has solutions.»
«Don't be too harsh to these poems until they're typed. I always think typescript lends some sort of certainty: at least, if the things are bad then, they appear to be bad with conviction.»
«A woman's guess is much more accurate than a man's certainty.»
«Beauty is desired in order that it may be befouled; not for its own sake, but for the joy brought by the certainty of profaning it.»
«A free press can of course be good or bad, but, most certainly, without freedom it will never be anything but bad. . . . Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better, whereas enslavement is a certainty of the worse.»
«Doubt is uncomfortable, certainty is ridiculous.»
«Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd»