Quotes by measure
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Swiss philosopher and poet 1821-1881
Common sense is the measure of the possible; it is composed of experience and prevision; it is calculation applied to life.
Carl Gustav Jung
Swiss psychiatrist 1875-1961
Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.
Henry David Thoreau
American writer 1817-1862
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.
Harold S. Geneen
American Accountant, Industrialist, CEO, ITT 1910-
It is much more difficult to measure non-performance than performance. Performance stands out like a ton of diamonds. Non-performance can almost always be explained away.
Bryant H. McGill
American journalist and author 1969-
The realities of the world seldom measure up to the sublime designs of human imagination.
Ali ibn Abi Talib
Cousin and son-in-law of the Islamic prophet Muhammad 601-661
A man's measure is his will.
English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
A misery is not to be measure from the nature of the evil, but from the temper of the sufferer.
American quotation and quip writer 1923-2008
A true measure of your worth includes all the benefits others have gained from your success.
Russian writer 1828-1910
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.
American self-help author 1883-1970
Action is the real measure of intelligence.
American writer of science fiction 1912-2005
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.
Catharine Esther Beecher
American educator 1800-1878
As if reasoning were any kind of writing or talking which tends to convince people that some doctrine or measure is true and right.
Czech statesman, writer and former dissident 1936-2011
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
American sociologist 1864-1929
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.
American movie director and actor 1935 -
Capital punishment would be more effective as a preventive measure if it were administered prior to the crime.
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