That medicine is not mathematics.
That uncertainty is in fact truth.
That logic is often unbound to reality.
That humility lies in the adverbs.1
This quote concluded a short piece in JAMA by Dr. Khanjan Baxi Shah about expressing probability, and the resulting room for uncertainty, when communicating with patients. A well-written reminder to acknowledge the limitations of knowledge.
1Shah K. Adverbs. JAMA. 2014;311(8):801. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.912.