Quotes: fraction

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  • Leo Tolstoy
    Leo Tolstoy
    Russian writer 1828-1910
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    A man is like a fraction whose numerator is what he is and whose denominator is what he thinks of himself. The larger the denominator the smaller the fraction.
  • Ali Smith
    Ali Smith
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    Happy is what you realize you are a fraction of a second before it's too late.
  • Carl Bernstein
    Carl Bernstein
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    If you are a great news organization, you can't have the best obtainable version of the truth if your vision and your scale is reduced to a fraction of its former self.
  • Paul Gauguin
    Paul Gauguin
    French artist 1848-1903
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    Life is hardly more than a fraction of a second. Such a little time to prepare oneself for eternity!
  • Only a fraction of book learning will seep into practical life anyhow; and the more foolish the theory, the less of it.
    Source: On War (1832) Ch. 23
  • Burton Richter
    Burton Richter
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    Since stepping down as laboratory director in 1999, I have devoted an increasing fraction of my time to international issues. I am involved with energy, environment, and sustainability issues, particularly as they involve new energy sources free of greenhouse gases.
  • Carl Sagan
    Carl Sagan
    American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
    Carl Sagan
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    The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot.
  • Barney Oliver
    Barney Oliver
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    The factor most ignored in discussing interstellar flight is the kinetic energy that must be invested in the ship to make its tons of matter move at a substantial fraction of the speed of light.
  • Charlotte Perkins Gilman
    Charlotte Perkins Gilman
    American feminist, sociologist, novelist, writer and poet 1860-1935
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    The mother as a social servant instead of a home servant will not lack in true mother duty. From her work, loved and honored though it is, she will return to her home life, the child life, with an eager, ceaseless pleasure, cleansed of all the fret and fraction and weariness that so mar it now.
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
    Robert Louis Stevenson
    Scottish writer and poet 1850-1895
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    There are not words enough in all Shakespeare to express the merest fraction of a man's experience in an hour.
    Source: The Pocket R.L.S.
  • To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.
  • Andre Breton
    Andre Breton
    French writer 1896-1966
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    Perhaps I am doomed to retrace my steps under the illusion that I am exploring, doomed to try and learn what I should simply recognize, learning a mere fraction of what I have forgotten.
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