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As mathematics had been my best subject at school, my parents proposed - and I accepted - studies at the University of Lund in mathematics, statistics, and economics. The choice of the latter subject is said to be due to the fact that at the age of five years, I was very fond of calculating the cost of the various cakes my mother used to bake.
French writer, journalist and playwright 1741-17940
Education must have two foundations - morality as a support for virtue, prudence as a defense for self against the vices of others. By letting the balance incline to the side of morality, you only make dupes or martyrs; by letting it incline to the other, you make calculating egoists.
Great works are done when one is not calculating and thinking.
I do what I do, and write what I write, without calculating what is worth what and so on. Fortunately, I am not a banker or an accountant. I feel that there is a time when a political statement needs to be made and I make it.
British Labor politician 1897-19600
I know that the right kind of political leader for the Labour Party is a desiccated calculating machine.
English writer 1709-17840
Nay, Madam, when you are declaiming, declaim; and when you are calculating, calculate.
Irish writer 1854-19000
No woman should ever be quite accurate about her age. It looks so calculating.
Frank Moore Colby
American Editor, Essayist 1865-19250
Sin in this country has been always said to be rather calculating than impulsive.
J. G. Ballard
British author 1930-0
What our children have to fear is not the cars on the highways of tomorrow but our own pleasure in calculating the most elegant parameters of their deaths.