Quotes: magnitude

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  • Marianne Moore
    Marianne Moore
    American poet 1887-1972
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    War is pillage versus resistance and if illusions of magnitude could be transmuted into ideals of magnanimity, peace might be realized.
  • G. C. Lichtenberg
    G. C. Lichtenberg
    German writer and physicist 1742-1799
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    Astronomy is perhaps the science whose discoveries owe least to chance, in which human understanding appears in its whole magnitude, and through which man can best learn how small he is.
  • Percy Bysshe Shelley
    Percy Bysshe Shelley
    English poet 1792-1822
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    Constancy has nothing virtuous in itself, independently of the pleasure it confers, and partakes of the temporizing spirit of vice in proportion as it endures tamely moral defects of magnitude in the object of its indiscreet choice.
  • John Updike
    John Updike
    American writer and criticus 1932-
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    Government is either organized benevolence or organized madness; its peculiar magnitude permits no shading.
  • Arthur Schopenhauer
    Arthur Schopenhauer
    German philosopher 1788-1860
    Arthur Schopenhauer
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    Great minds are related to the brief span of time during which they live as great buildings are to a little square in which they stand: you cannot see them in all their magnitude because you are standing too close to them.
  • Thomas Troward
    Thomas Troward
    English author 1847-1916
    Thomas Troward
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    It is the direction and not the magnitude which is to be taken into consideration.
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    German poet and philosopher 1844-1900
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    Mathematics would certainly have not come into existence if one had known from the beginning that there was in nature no exactly straight line, no actual circle, no absolute magnitude.
  • Ovid
    Ovid
    Roman poet 43 BC - 17 AD
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    People are slow to claim confidence in undertakings of magnitude.
  • Charles Caleb Colton
    Charles Caleb Colton
    English writer 1780-1832
    Charles Caleb Colton
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    The consequences of things are not always proportionate to the apparent magnitude of those events that have produced them. Thus the American Revolution, from which little was expected, produced much; but the French Revolution, from which much was expected, produced little.
  • Raymond Holliwell
    Raymond Holliwell
    American author
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    Understanding reduces the greatest to simplicity, and lack of its causes the least to take on the magnitude.
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