Far too many relied on the classic formula of a beginning, a muddle, and an end. Larwood
The foreign policy of the noble Earl,Lord Russell, may be summed up in two truly expressive words: meddle and muddle.
It's the bad that's in the best of us Leaves the saint so like the rest of us! It's the good in the darkest-curst of us Redeems and saves the worst of us! It's the muddle of hope and madness; It's the tangle of good and badness; It's the lunacy linked with sanity Makes up, and mocks, humanity!
He was a sociologist; he had gotten into an intellectual muddle early on in life and never managed to get out.Les(lie Allan) Murray
All are deceptions, substitutes for the hard job of using reason and industry and intuition and compassion to solve even a little bit of the muddle with humaneness and awe for the natural world and the complexity of human beings.SirAngus FrankJohnstone Wilson
Only fools think they’re wise; the rest of us just muddle through as we can.charles de lint
Whit Meynell was a sociologist; he had got into an intellectual muddle early on in life and never managed to get out.iris murdoch
There are some good things and some fantastic ones in Auden’s early attitude; if the reader calls it a muddle I shall acquiesce, with the remark that the later position might be considered a more rarefied muddle. But poets rather specialize in muddles and I have no doubt which of the muddles was better for Auden’s poetry: one was fertile and usable, the other decidedly is not. Auden sometimes seems to be saying with Henry Clay, “I had rather be right than poetry”; but I am not sure, then, that he is either.Randall Jarrell
As usual, I'm overstating the case to knock a few neurons loose, but the truth is usually somewhere in the muddle, uh, middle.larry wall
Structured Programming supports the law of the excluded muddle.