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Letter "P" » predict
«It is almost possible to predict one or two days in advance, within a rather broad range of probability, what the weather is going to be; it is even thought that it will not be impossible to publish daily forecasts, which would be very useful to soci»
«Cutting up fowl to predict the future is, if done honestly and with as little interpretation as possible, a kind of randomization. But chicken guts are hard to read and invite flights of fancy or corruption.»
«If God has made the world a perfect mechanism, He has at least conceded so much to our imperfect intellect that in order to predict little parts of it, we need not solve innumerable differential equations, but can use dice with fair success»
Author: Max Born
, differential equation
«In conditions of great uncertainty people tend to predict the events that they want to happen actually will happen»
«It is a test of true theories not only to account for but to predict phenomena»
«Economists predict that this year's federal surplus will be $120 billion less than predicted in January. The missing $120 billion was reportedly last seen on a date with Congressman Gary Condit.»
Author: Dennis Miller
, this year
«In the future, instead of striving to be right at a high cost, it will be more appropriate to be flexible and plural at a lower cost. If you cannot accurately predict the future then you must flexibly be prepared to deal with various possible futures.»
Author: Edward de Bono
, high and low
«It is impossible to predict the time and progress of revolution. It is governed by its own more or less mysterious laws.»
«In the decade ahead I can predict that we will provide over twice the productivity improvement that we provided in the 90's.»
«From now on, I think it is safe to predict, neither the Democratic nor the Republican Party will ever nominate for President a candidate without good looks, stage presence, theatrical delivery, and a sense of timing.»