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Uncertainty
 
Quis scit, an adjiciant hodiernæ crastina summæ
Tempora di superi?
  Who knows whether the gods will add to-morrow to the present hour?
        Horace—Carmina. IV. 7. 17.
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Omnia sunt hominum tenui pendentia filo:
Et subito casu, quæ valuere, ruunt.
  All human things hang on a slender thread: the strongest fall with a sudden crash.
        Ovid—Epistolæ Ex Ponto. IV. 3. 35.
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Nothing is but what is not.
        Macbeth. Act I. Sc. 3. L. 141.
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                This
I ever held worse than all certitude,
To know not what the worst ahead might be.
        Swinburne—Marino Faliero. Act V.
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  Dum in dubio est animus, paulo momento huc illuc impellitur.
  When the mind is in a state of uncertainty the smallest impulse directs it to either side.
        Terrence—Andria. I. 5. 32.
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