All the business of war, and indeed all the business of life, is to endeavour to find out what you don't know by what you do; that's what I called "guessing what was at the other side of the hill."
If the prior distribution, at which I am frankly guessing, has little or no effect on the result, then why bother; and if it has a large effect, then since I do not know what I am doing how would I dare act on the conclusions drawn?richard hamming
My only obligation is to keep myself and other people guessing.
The central idea of poetry is the idea of guessing right, like a child.gilbert keith chesterton
“There is no God,” the wicked saith, “And truly it’s a blessing, For what He might have done with us It’s better only guessing.”arthur hugh clough
There is no effective difference between guessing a variable that is not random, but for which information is partial or deficient (...), and a random one (...). In this sense, guessing (what I don't know, but what someone else may know) and predicting (what has not taken place yet) are the same thing.nassim nicholas taleb
Why do you rush through the fields in trains, guessing so much and so much. Why do you flash through the flowery meads, Fat-head poet that nobody reads; And why do you know such a frightful lot About people in gloves and such? See Cornford 237:69.
guessing right for the wrong reason does not merit scientific immortality.stephen jay gould
guessing what the pitcher is going to throw is 80 percent of being a successful hitter. The other 20 percent is just execution.hank aaron