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Letter "P" » probabilities
«All business proceeds on beliefs, or judgments of probabilities, and not on certainties.»
«Philosophy goes no further than probabilities, and in every assertion keeps a doubt in reserve.»
«If judged only by the results that challenge the laws of probabilities, then the power of prayer is nil»
«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.»
«REASON, v.i. To weight probabilities in the scales of desire.»
«Ignorance gives one a large range of probabilities»
«Arguments derived from probabilities are idle»
«He who sees different ways to the same end, will, unless he watches carefully over his own conduct, lay out too much of his attention upon the comparison of probabilities and the adjustment of expedients, and pause in the choice of his road, till some accident intercepts his journey.»
Author: Samuel Johnson
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«It is a profitable Wisdom to know when we have done enough: Much time and Pains are spared, in not flattering our selves against Probabilities.»