Raising children is an uncertain thing; success is reached only after a life of battle and worry.
Mama grizzlies mate later than other bears. They have two cubs instead of four. They wait four years – about twice as long as other bears – between having cubs. And after they’re pregnant, if winter is hard or their health is not good or the food supply is uncertain, they re-absorb the embryo into their body.
No graduation speaker will ever tell you that the future is anything but uncertain. It never is. But graduations need not only be obsessed with looking ahead; a graduation can be a day on which we turn back and trace our steps to see how we ended up where we are.
The more dubious and uncertain an instrument violence has become in international relations, the more it has gained in reputation and appeal in domestic affairs, specifically in the matter of revolution.
The future is no more uncertain than the present.
What an uncertain thing, marriage – what an elusive thing, happiness!
The best scheme of Phonetics is a stiff uncertain thing.
The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life.
At a certain age you’re always uncertain how other people will take you.
The poets whom I knew then were all men and all seemed dauntingly sure of themselves – although I am sure that really they were as uncertain as I was.