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Letter "P" » predictions
«The groundhog is like most other prophets; it delivers its prediction and then disappears.»
«Prediction is very difficult, especially if it's about the future.»
«Nature has color-coded groups of individuals so that statistically reliable predictions of their adaptability to intellectually rewarding and effective lives can easily be made and profitably be used by the pragmatic man in the street»
«Never make predictions, especially about the future.»
«Predictions of the future are never anything but projections of present automatic processes and procedures, that is, of occurrences that are likely to come to pass if men do not act and if nothing unexpected happens; every action, for better or worse, and every accident necessarily destroys the whole pattern in whose frame the prediction moves and where it finds its evidence.»
Author: Hannah Arendt
, Political scientist
, For Better or Worse
«The only relevant test of the validity of a hypothesis is comparison of prediction with experience»
«Each morning the day lies like a fresh shirt on our bed; this incomparably fine, incomparably tightly woven tissue of pure prediction fits us perfectly. The happiness of the next twenty-four hours depends on our ability, on waking, to pick it up.»
Author: Walter Benjamin
, twenty-four hours
«Occurrences in this domain are beyond the reach of exact prediction because of the variety of factors in operation, not because of any lack of order in nature.»
«One of the things that I think we have learned is that we should all be very careful about making predictions about the future.»
«The Brahmins say that in their books there are many predictions of times in which it will rain. But press those books as strongly as you can, you can not get out of them a drop of water. So you can not get out of all the books that contain the best precepts the smallest good deed.»
Author: Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
, the books
, the smallest