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Without a measureless and perpetual uncertainty, the drama of human life would be destroyed.

Winston Churchill (1874-1965) British politician.

The task we must set for ourselves is not to feel secure, but to be able to tolerate insecurity.

Erich Fromm (1900-1980) Psychoanalyst and social philosopher.

All things human hang by a slender thread; and that which seemed to stand strong suddenly falls and sinks in ruins.

Ovid (BC 43-AD 18) Roman poet.

Whatever has overstepped its due bounds is always in a state of instability.

Seneca (4 BC-65) Roman philosopher and playwright.

Security is the chief enemy of mortals.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) British poet and playwright.


The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.

Publius Cornelius Tacitus (55-117) Roman historian.

It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish poet and dramatist.

There is nothing assured to mortals.

Horace (BC 65-8) Latin lyric poet.

Security will produce danger.

Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) British author.

There is nothing stable in the world; uproar's your only music.

John Keats (1795-1821) British poet.