Quotes: measure

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  • Henri-Frédéric Amiel
    Henri-Frédéric Amiel
    Swiss philosopher and poet 1821-1881
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    Common sense is the measure of the possible; it is composed of experience and prevision; it is calculation applied to life.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    If a thousand men were not to pay their tax-bills this year, that would not be a violent and bloody measure, as it would be to pay them, and enable the State to commit violence and shed innocent blood. This is, in fact, the definition of a peaceable revolution, if any such is possible.
  • A man's measure is his will.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    A misery is not to be measure from the nature of the evil, but from the temper of the sufferer.
  • Cullen Hightower
    Cullen Hightower
    American quotation and quip writer 1923-2008
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    A true measure of your worth includes all the benefits others have gained from your success.
  • Leo Tolstoy
    Leo Tolstoy
    Russian writer 1828-1910
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    A writer is dear and necessary for us only in the measure of which he reveals to us the inner workings of his very soul.
  • Napoleon Hill
    Napoleon Hill
    American self-help author 1883-1970
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    Action is the real measure of intelligence.
  • Andre Norton
    Andre Norton
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    As for courage and will - we cannot measure how much of each lies within us, we can only trust there will be sufficient to carry through trials which may lie ahead.
  • As if reasoning were any kind of writing or talking which tends to convince people that some doctrine or measure is true and right.
  • Vaclav Havel
    Vaclav Havel
    Czech statesman, writer and former dissident 1936-2011
    Vaclav Havel
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    As soon as man began considering himself the source of the highest meaning in the world and the measure of everything, the world began to lose its human dimension, and man began to lose control of it.
  • Charles Horton Cooley
    Charles Horton Cooley
    American sociologist 1864-1929
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    By recognizing a favorable opinion of yourself, and taking pleasure in it, you in a measure give yourself and your peace of mind into the keeping of another, of whose attitude you can never be certain. You have a new source of doubt and apprehension.
  • Woody Allen
    Woody Allen
    American movie director and actor 1935 -
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    Capital punishment would be more effective as a preventive measure if it were administered prior to the crime.
  • Cents are the most universally used interval measure.
  • Clemency is also a revolutionary measure.
  • Courage - a perfect sensibility of the measure of danger, and a mental willingness to endure it.
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