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Ambiguity

What is important is to keep learning, to enjoy challenge, and to tolerate ambiguity. In the end there are no certain answers. - Marina Horner
If we are to perceive all the implications of the new, we must risk, at least temporarily, ambiguity and is order. - William J. J. Gordon
Intolerance of ambiguity is the mark of an authoritarian personality. - Theodor W. Adorno, born Theodor Ludwig Wiesengrund
The greater the ambiguity, the greater the impact of preconceptions. - Richard K. Betts
Just as life is defined as biological change and death as its lack, so meaning in life is characterized by the application of stable patterns to changing circumstances and the replacing of old patterns of understanding with new and exploratory ones. Meaning is found in the losing of it, the searching after it, and in the finding of it again. The meaning in your life is in flux and is to be found in the flux (the flow) of meaning, which is therefore itself a source of meaning in your life. All this does require, however, the developing of a tolerance for ambiguity, of a willingness to accept the inevitability of change and the precariousness of your present vision, and of an openness to the unending richness of your experience of the world in its manifold variety and diversity. - Robert E. Carter, fully Robert Edgar Carter
Moral ambiguity creates mental cramps of various sorts, which lead to reflection, discussion, and argument… Morality resists theoretical unification under either a set of special-purpose rules or single general-purpose rule or principle, such as the categorical imperative or the principle of unity. If this is right, and if it is right because the ends of moral life are plural and heterogeneous in kind and because our practices of moral education rightly reflect this, then we have some greater purchase on why the project of finding a single theoretically satisfying moral theory has failed. - Owen Flanagan
I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity. - Gilda Radner, fully Gilda Susan Radner
The goal is to live a full, productive life even with all that ambiguity. No matter what happens, whether the cancer never flares up again or whether you die, the important thing is that the days that you have had you will have lived. - Gilda Radner, fully Gilda Susan Radner
What is important is to keep learning, to enjoy challenge, and to tolerate ambiguity. In the end there are no certain answers. - Matina Horner, fully Matina Souretis Horner
The awareness of the ambiguity of one's highest achievements (as well as one's deepest failures) is a definite symptom of maturity. - Paul Tillich, fully Paul Johannes Tillich
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