Quotes: calculating

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  • Bertil Ohlin
    Bertil Ohlin
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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.
  • Nicolas Chamfort
    Nicolas Chamfort
    French writer, journalist and playwright 1741-1794
    Nicolas Chamfort
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    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.
  • Arundhati Roy
    Arundhati Roy
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    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.
  • Aneurin Bevan
    Aneurin Bevan
    British Labor politician 1897-1960
    Aneurin Bevan
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    I know that the right kind of political leader for the Labour Party is a desiccated calculating machine.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
    Samuel Johnson
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    Nay, Madam, when you are declaiming, declaim; and when you are calculating, calculate.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
    Oscar Wilde
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    No woman should ever be quite accurate about her age. It looks so calculating.
  • Frank Moore Colby
    Frank Moore Colby
    American Editor, Essayist 1865-1925
    Frank Moore Colby
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    Sin in this country has been always said to be rather calculating than impulsive.
  • J. G. Ballard
    J. G. Ballard
    British author 1930-
    J. G. Ballard
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    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.
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