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PROBABILITY
[ Also see Impossibility Mathematics Possibility Prophecy (Prophesy) Statistics Success ]

Life is a school of probability.
      - Walter Bagehot, quoting,
        "The World of Mathematics" by J.R. Newman (ed.)
         (p. 1360)

But to us, probability is the very guide of life.
      - Bishop Joseph Butler

To us probability is the very guide of life.
      - Bishop Joseph Butler, Analogy (preface)

Probability is the very guide of life.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short),
        De Natura Deorum (5, 12)

When it is not in our power to determine what it true, we ought to follow what is most probable.
      - Rene Descartes

Rowe's Rule: the odds are five to six that the light at the end of the tunnel is the headlight of an oncoming train.
      - Paul Dickson,
        in the "Washingtonian", Nov., 1978

A pinch of probability is worth a pound of perhaps.
      - James Thurber


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