Life is short and the time of death is uncertain; so apply yourself to meditation. Avoid doing evil, and acquire merit, to the best of your ability, even at the cost of life itself. In short: Act so that you have no cause to be ashamed of yourselves and hold fast to this rule.— Milarepa
Passioned Uncertain Times quotations
The future is uncertain but the end is always near.
At quite uncertain times and places, The atoms left their heavenly path, And by fortuitous embraces, Engendered all that being hath. And though they seem to cling together, And form 'associations' here, Yet, soon or late, they burst their tether, And through the depths of space career.
In strange and uncertain times such as those we are living in, sometimes a reasonable person might despair. But hope is unreasonable and love is greater even than this. May we trust the inexpressible benevolence of the creative impulse.
The future is uncertain... but this uncertainty is at the very heart of human creativity.
In these uncertain times, I know 100 percent that I can stake my life on the unshakeable, unchanging promises of God!
We are uncertain of the next step, but we are certain of God.
Immediately we abandon to God, and do the duty that lies nearest, and He packs our life with surprises all the time.... Leave the whole thing to Him, it is gloriously uncertain how He will come in, but He will come.
Every possession and every happiness is but lent by chance for an uncertain time, and may therefore be demanded back the next hour.
An uncertain evil causes anxiety because, at the bottom of one's heart, one goes on hoping till the last moment that it may not be true; a certain evil, on the other hand, instills, for a time, a kind of dreary tranquillity.
In the uncertain ebb and flow of time and emotions, much of one’s life history is etched in the senses. And things of no particular importance, or irreplaceable things, can suddenly resurface in a café one winter night.
We live in a pretty bleak time. I feel that in the air. Everything is uncertain. Everything feels like its on the precipice of some major transformation, whether we like it or not.
You never fall in love with anyone the same way you fell in love with someone else. It's always different, every time, if you're lucky-or cursed-enough to have it happen more than once. But I've never been uncertain about love, not any of the times I found myself in it. Love is always real, even when it doesn't last.
Delude not yourself with the notion that you may be untrue and uncertain in trifles and in important things the contrary. Trifles make up existence, and give the observer the measure by which to try us; and the fearful power of habit, after a time, suffers not the best will to ripen into action.
We always live in an uncertain world.
What is certain is that the United States will go forward over time.
There was a time when meanings were focused and reality could be fixed;
when that sort of belief disappeared, things became uncertain and open to interpretation.
Let's make sure that there is certainty during uncertain times in our economy.
You need an infinite stretch of time ahead of you to start to think, infinite energy to make the smallest decision. The world is getting denser. The immense number of useless projects is bewildering. Too many things have to be put in to balance up an uncertain scale. You can't disappear anymore. You die in a state of total indecision.
You know, people talk about this being an uncertain time.
You know, all time is uncertain. I mean, it was uncertain back in - in 2007, we just didn't know it was uncertain. It was - uncertain on September 10th, 2001. It was uncertain on October 18th, 1987, you just didn't know it.
We live in uncertain times when it comes to the future of life on Earth.
It is only when people begin to shake loose from their preconceptions, from the ideas that have dominated them, that we begin to receive a sense of opening, a sense of vision...That is the sort of time we live in now. We...live in an epoch in which the solid ground of our preconceived ideas shakes daily under our uncertain feet.
A man who has his initials on his pyjamas must be uncertain of himself.
Surely you should know who you are at bed time.
When you break it all down, my punk rock is my dad's blues.
It's music from the underground, and it's real, and it's written for the downtrodden in uncertain times.
The next time you're faced with something that's unexpected, unwanted and uncertain, consider that it just may be a gift.
These are uncertain times. We cannot be content to rest on yesterday's laurels. These are times when we must strengthen rather than let down those standards which have stood in such good stead in crises that are past. Baseball cannot be selfish, or irresponsible, or lax. Neither can the men who operate it.
In the uncertain ebb and flow of time and emotions much of one's life history is etched in the senses.
We live in changing times, and many people experience the challenges that come with it. In the face of uncertain futures, no one will know what to expect.
A commander in chief ought to say to himself several times a day: If the enemy should appear on my front, on my right, on my left, what would I do? And if the question finds him uncertain, he is not well placed, he is not as he should be, and he should remedy it.
Sustainability is a seemingly laudable goal - it tells us we need to live within our means, whether economic, ecological, or political - but it's insufficient for uncertain times. How can we live within our means when those very means can change, swiftly and unexpectedly, beneath us?
An hour and forty-five minutes before Nazneen's life began-began as it would proceed for quite some time, that is to say uncertainly-her mother, Rupban, felt an iron fist squeeze her belly.
But living in uncertain times does not mean San Franciscans must live in fear.
I was surrounded at the time by about a dozen of the enemy, whose clubs rattled upon me without mercy, and the strokes of my sabre were rendered uncertain by the energetic pushes of an attendant who thus hoped to save me.
In these troubled, uncertain times, we don't need more command and control;
we need better means to engage everyone's intelligence in solving challenges and crises as they arise.
I was actually working throughout the worst of the recession.
I watched half my team lose their jobs, the hours were longer and the future was uncertain... But I worked with an amazing team and even in the worst times I was proud of the work I did and part I played. A lot people are surprised to hear I still miss the bank sometimes!
It's unknown the place and uncertain the time where death awaits you;
thus you must expect death to find you, every time, at every place.
I genuinely did not expect more than half our nation to choose to walk away from our long-term allies into the arms of our new friends Vladimir Putin, Marine Le Pen and Donald Trump. Or that they would do so without an economic plan, a trading strategy, or a credible leader, making the average Briton's future more uncertain than any time since the Blitz.