Definition of Uncertainties:
A good surgeon knows what is due to happen, but he knows also that there are a thousand uncertainties, a thousand dangerous possibilities, and all he can do is to watch the process and be prepared to meet each emergency as it arises.- "The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society", Upton Sinclair.
I believed that this was insubordination, but I was full of uncertainties about everything military, and so I let the thing pass, and went and ordered Smith, the blacksmith's apprentice, to feed the mule; but he merely gave me a large, cold, sarcastic grin, such as an ostensibly seven- year- old horse gives you when you lift his lip and find he is fourteen, and turned his back on me.- "The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories", Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) Last Updated: February 18, 2009.
- "Life of John Keats", William Michael Rossetti.