There is no greater impediment to the advancement of knowledge than the ambiguity of words.
Intolerance of ambiguity is the mark of an authoritarian personality.
The character of human life, like the character of the human condition, like the character of all life, is "ambiguity": the inseparable mixture of good and evil, the true and false, the creative and destructive forces-both individual and social.
As long as there have been men and they have lived, they have all felt this tragic ambiguity of their condition, but as long as there have been philosophers and they have thought, most of them have tried to mask it.
Take advantage of the ambiguity in the world. Look at something and think what else it might be.
A smile is the chosen vehicle of all ambiguities.
Neurosis is the inability to tolerate ambiguity.
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.
I fear explanations explanatory of things explained.
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.
The ambiguities of language, both in terms of vocabulary and syntax, are fascinating: how important connotation is, what is lost and what is gained in the linguistic transition.
If I take refuge in ambiguity, I assure you that it's quite conscious.
People are concrescences of ambiguity.
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.
We live in times that are in many ways ambiguous. Maybe that's why kids want precision in what they read - they don't like that moral ambiguity.
Some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle and end.
My path to wisdom began when I stopped pretending to know things I didn't know. When I explicitly admitted to the limits of my knowledge, stopped building on ambiguity and ignorance, and instead realized that I knew nothing, not even the things I thought I knew.
The blues is an art of ambiguity, an assertion of the irrepressibly human over all circumstances, whether created by others or by one's own human failing.
The film is ambiguous, an ambiguity that reflects on Japan today, and a world in which nothing is clear. Once I made the film, I realized it was about this feeling of vague disquiet in Japan and in the rest of the world, a feeling that is gaining on us, getting less vague.
The election is another element of ambiguity, .. and oil remains the crucial variable.
When it appears as though the governors of the Federal Reserve believe that the end of the rate increases is near, that's very good news for investors. A lack of ambiguity from the Federal Reserve is always a little bit of a shocker.
During the Cold War, we lived in coded times when it wasn't easy and there were shades of grey and ambiguity.
The purpose of narrative is to present us with complexity and ambiguity.
The use of the polygraph has done little more than create confusion, ambiguity and mistakes.
From the very beginning, existentialism defined itself as a philosophy of ambiguity.
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