Quotations on Measure

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In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.
- James Allen
(Keywords: Strength, Effort, Measure, Result, Results)

The mission of the playwright is to look in his heart and write, to write whatever concerns him at the moment; to write with passion and conviction. Of course the measure of the man will be the measure of the play.
- Robert Anderson
(Keywords: Heart, Conviction, Man, Measure, Mission, Passion, Play, Will)

All I ever seek from good deeds is a measure of respect.
- Walter Annenberg
(Keywords: Deeds, Measure, Respect)

Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness. Listen to it carefully.
- Richard Bach
(Keywords: Honesty, Conscience, Measure, Selfishness)

The exact measure of the progress of civilization is the degree in which the intelligence of the common mind has prevailed over wealth and brute force.
- George Bancroft
(Keywords: Intelligence, Civilization, Progress, Wealth, Force, Measure, Mind)

Do not measure your loss by itself; if you do, it will seem intolerable; but if you will take all human affairs into account you will find that some comfort is to be derived from them.
- Saint Basil
(Keywords: Comfort, Loss, Measure, Will)

Cowardice and courage are never without a measure of affectation. Nor is love. Feelings are never true. They play with their mirrors.
- Jean Baudrillard
(Keywords: Love, Feelings, Courage, Affectation, Cowardice, Measure, Play)

The said truth is that it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong.
- Jeremy Bentham
(Keywords: Happiness, Truth, Measure, Right, Wrong)

It is the greatest good to the greatest number of people which is the measure of right and wrong.
- Jeremy Bentham
(Keywords: People, Measure, Right, Wrong)

As to the evil which results from a censorship, it is impossible to measure it, for it is impossible to tell where it ends.
- Jeremy Bentham
(Keywords: Censorship, Evil, Measure, Results)

At a time when the insurgents are saying that time is working against them, my Democratic colleagues are introducing a measure to set a timetable for withdrawal in Iraq that will undercut the momentum that the insurgents themselves say we have built in Iraq.
- Kit Bond
(Keywords: Time, Iraq, Measure, Saying, Will)

This emergency spending measure is certainly only the beginning, since we here in Washington will continue to work closely with the president and emergency agencies to ensure they continue receiving the funding they need.
- Jo Bonner
(Keywords: Work, Beginning, Measure, President, Washington, Will)

The greatness of a man's power is the measure of his surrender.
- William Booth
(Keywords: Power, Greatness, Man, Measure, Surrender)

While it's very hard to know exactly how to measure public opinion there, because there's no really good polling, the fact of the matter is that in all the polls I've seen the vast majority of the Iraqis prefer to be free and are pleased that the coalition freed them.
- Paul Bremer
(Keywords: Fact, Majority, Measure, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

Because bankers measure their self-worth in money, and pay themselves a lot of it, they think they're fine fellows and don't need to explain themselves.
- James Buchan
(Keywords: Money, Measure, Self)

If it be true that our people represent a high percentage of mental vigor, the distinction is probably due, in some measure, to the extremely important part which Talmud studies have played in the spiritual life of the race.
- Abraham Cahan
(Keywords: Life, People, Measure, Race, Spiritual)

The measure would set criminal penalties, the same as those that would apply if harm or death happened to the pregnant woman, for those who harm a fetus.
- Ken Calvert
(Keywords: Death, Harm, Measure, Woman)

One measure of your success will be the degree to which you build up others who work with you. While building up others, you will build up yourself.
- James E. Casey
(Keywords: Success, Work, Building, Measure, Will)

Religion is of general and public concern, and on its support depend, in great measure, the peace and good order of government, the safety and happiness of the people.
- Samuel Chase
(Keywords: Happiness, Peace, Religion, Government, People, Concern, Measure, Order, Public, Safety, Support)

In my writing with Extreme, there are heavy themes. The cover photo has me with a gun to my neck. I am not advocating suicide. I am taking the philosophy that man is the measure of his own fate.
- Gary Cherone
(Keywords: Extreme, Fate, Man, Measure, Philosophy, Suicide, Writing)

Nobody leaves a hotel without getting a full measure of three months of rental assistance. So no one has been evicted - no one who's eligible has been evicted from a hotel without getting a significant amount of money to find - to pay for their rent.
- Michael Chertoff
(Keywords: Money, Measure, Months)

I don't measure America by its achievement but by its potential.
- Shirley Chisholm
(Keywords: Achievement, America, Measure, Potential)

The measure of your quality as a public person, as a citizen, is the gap between what you do and what you say.
- Ramsey Clark
(Keywords: Quality, Measure, Public)

No doubt, man will continue to weigh and to measure, watch himself grow, and his Universe around him and with him, according to the ever growing powers of his tools.
- Albert Claude
(Keywords: Doubt, Man, Measure, Tools, Universe, Will)

It is true that women tend to be more identified with their bodies because in this crazy world, both men and women measure women's value as human beings in relationship to their physical appearance.
- Andrew Cohen
(Keywords: Men, Women, Appearance, Measure, Value, World)

In revolt against this new and very evil thing came the republicanism of the eighteenth century, inspired and directed in large measure by members of the fast perishing aristocracy of race, character and tradition.
- Ralph A. Cram
(Keywords: Character, Aristocracy, Evil, Measure, Race, Tradition)

If we had this back, and in full measure; if society were infused by it, through and through, and men lived its life, and in its life, philosophy would take care of itself and the nature of our institutions would not matter.
- Ralph A. Cram
(Keywords: Men, Nature, Society, Life, Care, Measure, Philosophy)

I think that has to do with my awareness that in a sense we all have a certain measure of responsibility to those who have made it possible for us to take advantage of the opportunities.
- Angela Davis
(Keywords: Awareness, Measure, Responsibility, Sense)

Saddam Hussein was a brutal tyrant. I am glad he is now on trial for crimes against humanity. But, opposition to a dictator is not the measure I use when deciding whether to send our men and women in uniform off to war and possible death.
- Peter DeFazio
(Keywords: Death, Men, War, Women, Humanity, Measure, Now, Opposition)

The modern meaning of life's end-when does it end? How does it end? How should it end? What is the value of life? How do we measure it?
- Don DeLillo
(Keywords: Life, End, Meaning, Measure, Value)

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them.
- Frederick Douglass
(Keywords: People, Injustice, Measure, Will, Wrong)

The poorer is a family, the greater is the proportion of the total outgo which must be used for food... The proportion of the outgo used for food, other things being equal, is the best measure of the material standard of living of a population.
- Ernst Engel
(Keywords: Family, Food, Being, Living, Measure, Population)

The accumulation of numbers always augments in some measure moral corruptions, and the consequences to health of the various vices incident thereto, are well known.
- William Falconer
(Keywords: Health, Consequences, Measure, Numbers, Vices)

The death of Pope John Paul II led many of different faiths and of no faith to acknowledge their debt to the Roman Catholic Church for holding on to absolutes that the rest of us can measure ourselves against.
- Suzanne Fields
(Keywords: Death, Faith, Church, Debt, Measure, Rest)

Nature generally struggles against this treatment for a while, until her powers seem in a great measure exhausted, when she quietly yields to the power of the art.
- Robert Fortune
(Keywords: Art, Nature, Power, Measure, Treatment)

For above all things Love means sweetness, and truth, and measure; yea, loyalty to the loved one and to your word. And because of this I dare not meddle with so high a matter.
- Marie de France
(Keywords: Love, Truth, Loyalty, Measure, Sweetness, Word)

What I worry about is climate change, because that would have untold effects that we can't even measure yet.
- Susan George
(Keywords: Change, Climate, Climate change, Measure, Worry)

In every work of art the subject is primordial, whether the artist knows it or not. The measure of the formal qualities is only a sign of the measure of the artist's obsession with his subject; the form is always in proportion to the obsession.
- Alberto Giacometti
(Keywords: Art, Work, Artist, Measure, Obsession)

When you take a drug to treat high blood pressure or diabetes, you have an objective test to measure blood pressure and the amount of sugar in the blood. It is straight-forward. With autism, you are looking for changes in behavior.
- Temple Grandin
(Keywords: Behavior, Blood, Measure, Pressure)

Research is four things: brains with which to think, eyes with which to see, machines with which to measure and, fourth, money.
- Albert Szent Gyorgyi
(Keywords: Money, Eyes, Machines, Measure, Research)

How man evolved with such an incredible reservoir of talent and such fantastic diversity isn't completely understood... he knows so little and has nothing to measure himself against.
- Edward T. Hall
(Keywords: Talent, Diversity, Man, Measure, Nothing)

As soon as man began considering himself the source of the highest meaning in the world and the measure of everything, the world began to lose its human dimension, and man began to lose control of it.
- Vaclav Havel
(Keywords: Control, Man, Meaning, Measure, World)

The true measure of your worth includes all the benefits others have gained from your success.
- Cullen Hightower
(Keywords: Success, Benefits, Measure, Worth)

A true measure of your worth includes all the benefits others have gained from your success.
- Cullen Hightower
(Keywords: Success, Benefits, Measure, Worth)

While I do commend the Administration on its commitment and focus on high school reform, I believe that we must focus on graduation as the key accountability measure.
- Ruben Hinojosa
(Keywords: Graduation, Commitment, Focus, Key, Measure, Reform, School)

In the state of nature profit is the measure of right.
- Thomas Hobbes
(Keywords: Nature, Measure, Profit, Right, State)

Destroy or take away the employment and wages of those artisans - which the corn laws in a great measure do - and you will, ere long, render the land in Great Britain of as little value as it is in other countries.
- Joseph Hume
(Keywords: Countries, Land, Laws, Measure, Value, Wages, Will)

There are two worlds: the world we can measure with line and rule, and the world that we feel with our hearts and imagination.
- Leigh Hunt
(Keywords: Imagination, Measure, World)

One of the things that Africa needs, everybody seems to agree, is some measure of debt relief.
- Gwen Ifill
(Keywords: Debt, Measure, Needs)

And if you take the cameras out of the courtroom, then you hide, I think, a certain measure of truth from the public, and I think that's very important for the American public to know.
- Lance Ito
(Keywords: Truth, American, Measure, Public)



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