Quotations on Quantity

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It will be readily admitted, that a degree conferred by an university, ought to be a pledge to the public that he who holds it possesses a certain quantity of knowledge.
- Charles Babbage
(Keywords: Knowledge, Public, Quantity, University, Will)

To say that most of us today are purely expansive is only another way of saying that most of us continue to be more concerned with the quantity than with the quality of our democracy.
- Irving Babbitt
(Keywords: Quality, Democracy, Quantity, Saying, Today)

An American of the present day reading his Sunday newspaper in a state of lazy collapse is one of the most perfect symbols of the triumph of quantity over quality that the world has yet seen.
- Irving Babbitt
(Keywords: Quality, American, Day, Present, Quantity, Reading, State, World)

I consider it top priority to improve water quality and increase water quantity in my community.
- Joe Baca
(Keywords: Quality, Community, Quantity, Water)

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)

In this case, the particle formed has correspondingly less energy, whereas the product nucleus passes into the ground state with emission of the quantity of energy saved as gamma radiation.
- Walther Bothe
(Keywords: Energy, Quantity, State)

Wales was in ancient times divided into three parts nearly equal, consideration having been paid, in this division, more to the value than to the just quantity or proportion of territory.
- Giraldus Cambrensis
(Keywords: Consideration, Quantity, Value)

Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art.
- Frederic Chopin
(Keywords: Art, Achievement, Quantity, Reward, Simplicity)

But in truth, should I meet with gold or spices in great quantity, I shall remain till I collect as much as possible, and for this purpose I am proceeding solely in quest of them.
- Christopher Columbus
(Keywords: Truth, Purpose, Gold, Quantity, Quest)

The only thing I do worry about is that the more films I do the more visible I am going to become as a personality because of press and because of the sheer quantity of films.
- Vincent D'Onofrio
(Keywords: Personality, Press, Quantity, Worry)

I have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about bad men not looking you in the face. Don't trust that conventional idea. Dishonesty will stare honesty out of countenance any day in the week, if there is anything to be got by it.
- Charles Dickens
(Keywords: Men, Trust, Idea, Honesty, Day, Dishonesty, Nonsense, Quantity, Will)

What makes a specific quality or quantity of innovation retain its intense newness over the years?
- Brian Ferneyhough
(Keywords: Quality, Innovation, Quantity, Years)

Nothing of the kind; they do all these things in their houses and sheds, with common charcoal fires, and a quantity of straw to stop up the crevices in the doors and windows.
- Robert Fortune
(Keywords: Houses, Nothing, Quantity, Windows)

It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity.
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Keywords: Work, Quality, God, Quantity, Will)

We are rich in the quantity of songs rather than in the quality. The singer has to go through hundreds of compositions before he finds one that really says something.
- Alma Gluck
(Keywords: Quality, Quantity, Songs)

The first requisite of a sound monetary system is that it put the least possible power over the quantity or quality of money in the hands of the politicians.
- Henry Hazlitt
(Keywords: Money, Power, Quality, First, Politicians, Quantity, Sound)

What appeared to the earlier physicists to be the constant quantity of heat is nothing more than the whole motive power of the motion of heat, which remains constant so long as it is not transformed into other forms of work, or results afresh from them.
- Hermann von Helmholtz
(Keywords: Power, Work, Motive, Nothing, Quantity, Results)

The law in question asserts, that the quantity of force which can be brought into action in the whole of Nature is unchangeable, and can neither be increased nor diminished.
- Hermann von Helmholtz
(Keywords: Nature, Action, Force, Law, Quantity, Question)

Badness you can get easily, in quantity; the road is smooth, and it lies close by, But in front of excellence the immortal gods have put sweat, and long and steep is the way to it.
- Hesiod
(Keywords: Gods, Excellence, Lies, Quantity, Road)

Corn is the leading food and feed crop of the United States in geographic range of production, acreage, and quantity of product. The vital importance of a large acreage of this crop, properly cared for, therefore, is obvious.
- David F. Houston
(Keywords: Food, Importance, Leading, Obvious, Production, Quantity, states, United)

In the twelve months immediately preceding the outbreak; of war, the quantity of spirits, both domestic and imported released for sale in Canada, amounted to over three and a half million proof gallons.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King
(Keywords: War, Canada, Months, Proof, Quantity, Spirits)

Knowledge is like money: to be of value it must circulate, and in circulating it can increase in quantity and, hopefully, in value.
- Louis L'Amour
(Keywords: Knowledge, Quantity, Value)

The trouble with the public is that there is too much of it; what we need in public is less quantity and more quality.
- Don Marquis
(Keywords: Quality, Public, Quantity, Trouble)

The numbers may be said to rule the whole world of quantity, and the four rules of arithmetic may be regarded as the complete equipment of the mathematician.
- James C. Maxwell
(Keywords: Arithmetic, May, Numbers, Quantity, Rules, World)

All things will be produced in superior quantity and quality, and with greater ease, when each man works at a single occupation, in accordance with his natural gifts, and at the right moment, without meddling with anything else.
- Plato
(Keywords: Quality, Gifts, Man, Occupation, Quantity, Right, Will)

Gold and silver, like other commodities, have an intrinsic value, which is not arbitrary, but is dependent on their scarcity, the quantity of labour bestowed in procuring them, and the value of the capital employed in the mines which produce them.
- David Ricardo
(Keywords: Gold, Quantity, Value)

In the same manner if any nation wasted part of its wealth, or lost part of its trade, it could not retain the same quantity of circulating medium which it before possessed.
- David Ricardo
(Keywords: Wealth, Nation, Quantity, Trade)

It is not by the absolute quantity of produce obtained by either class, that we can correctly judge of the rate of profit, rent, and wages, but by the quantity of labour required to obtain that produce.
- David Ricardo
(Keywords: Class, Profit, Quantity, Wages)

Gold, on the contrary, though of little use compared with air or water, will exchange for a great quantity of other goods.
- David Ricardo
(Keywords: Gold, Quantity, Water, Will)

As the revenue of the farmer is realized in raw produce, or in the value of raw produce, he is interested, as well as the landlord, in its high exchangeable value, but a low price of produce may be compensated to him by a great additional quantity.
- David Ricardo
(Keywords: May, Quantity, Value)

Quantity in food is more to be regarded than quality. A full meal is a great enemy both to study and industry.
- Samuel Richardson
(Keywords: Food, Quality, Enemy, Quantity, Study)

If I cannot overwhelm with my quality, I will overwhelm with my quantity.
- Emile Zola
(Keywords: Quality, Quantity, Will)









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