Quotations on Accuracy

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Whoever said love is blind is dead wrong. Love is the only thing that lets us see each other with the remotest accuracy.
- Martha Beck
(Keywords: Love, Accuracy, Blind, Wrong)

The greatest felony in the news business today is to be behind, or to miss a big story. So speed and quantity substitute for thoroughness and quality, for accuracy and context.
- Carl Bernstein
(Keywords: Business, Quality, Accuracy, News, Quantity, Today)

Sensorial perception, for example, certainly occurs with greater or less accuracy according to the degree of interest; it is constantly given other directions by the change of external stimuli and by ideas.
- Hermann Ebbinghaus
(Keywords: Change, Ideas, Perception, Accuracy, Example, Interest)

Accuracy of statement is one of the first elements of truth; inaccuracy is a near kin to falsehood.
- Tryon Edwards
(Keywords: Truth, Accuracy, Falsehood, First)

Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne
(Keywords: Brother, Honesty, Accuracy, Dishonesty)

Accuracy is, in every case, advantageous to beauty, and just reasoning to delicate sentiment. In vain would we exalt the one by depreciating the other.
- David Hume
(Keywords: Beauty, Accuracy, Sentiment)

Accuracy of language is one of the bulwarks of truth.
- Anna Jameson
(Keywords: Truth, Accuracy, Language)

In the plays - that's where I go crazy. But my prose has a much lighter touch; it's not trying to thrill with language, just to be more truthful. I'm not concerned with the accuracy of anything. We don't get to the truth of anything with facts.
- Denis Johnson
(Keywords: Truth, Accuracy, Facts, Language, Prose, Trying)

Success produces confidence; confidence relaxes industry, and negligence ruins the reputation which accuracy had raised.
- Ben Jonson
(Keywords: Success, Accuracy, Confidence, Reputation)

We know something of the history of the spread of Christianity, but much passed from recorded memory and much was transmitted by tradition whose accuracy has been repeatedly questioned.
- Kenneth Scott Latourette
(Keywords: History, Christianity, Accuracy, Memory, Tradition)

How or by what magic is it, that we convey our thoughts to one another with such case and accuracy?
- Henry Martyn
(Keywords: Thoughts, Accuracy, Magic)

Watch every detail that affects the accuracy of your work.
- Arthur C. Nielsen
(Keywords: Work, Accuracy, Detail)

Accuracy is to a newspaper what virtue is to a lady, but a newspaper can always print a retraction.
- Charles Revson
(Keywords: Virtue, Accuracy, Lady)

There is a huge difference between journalism and advertising. Journalism aspires to truth. Advertising is regulated for truth. I'll put the accuracy of the average ad in this country up against the average news story any time.
- Jef I. Richards
(Keywords: Time, Truth, Accuracy, Advertising, Country, Difference, Journalism, News)

Men were not intended to work with the accuracy of tools, to be precise and perfect in all their actions.
- John Ruskin
(Keywords: Men, Work, Accuracy, Actions, Tools)

The game of life is a game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later with astounding accuracy.
- Florence Scovel Shinn
(Keywords: Life, Thoughts, Accuracy, Deeds, Words)

Accuracy to a newspaper is what virtue is to a lady; but a newspaper can always print a retraction.
- Adlai E. Stevenson
(Keywords: Virtue, Accuracy, Lady)

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