Quotes: numbers

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  • Carl Sandburg
    Carl Sandburg
    American Poet 1878-1967
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    Arithmetic is numbers you squeeze from your head to your hand to your pencil to your paper till you get the answer.
  • Carroll Quigley
    Carroll Quigley
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    ...when a society is reaching its end, in the last couple of centuries you have... a misplacement of satisfactions. You find your emotional satisfaction in making a lot of money... or in proving to the poor, half-naked people in Southeast Asia that you can kill them in large numbers.
    Source: Oscar Iden Lecture Series, Lecture 3: The State of Individuals (1976)
  • Oliver Cromwell
    Oliver Cromwell
    Parliamentarian General, Lord Protector of England 1599-1658
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    A few honest men are better than numbers.
  • Auberon Herbert
    Auberon Herbert
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    And what sort of philosophical doctrine is thi - that numbers confer unlimited rights, that they take from some persons all rights over themselves, and vest these rights in others.
  • Branch Rickey
    Branch Rickey
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    Baseball people are generally allergic to new ideas; it took years to persuade them to put numbers on uniforms, and it is the hardest thing in the world to get Major League Baseball to change anything—even spikes on a new pair of shoes—but they will eventually...they are bound to.
    Source: In 1954
  • Branch Rickey
    Branch Rickey
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    Baseball people, and that includes myself, are slow to change and accept new ideas. I remember that it took years to persuade them to put numbers on uniforms.
  • Alain de Botton
    Alain de Botton
    Swiss-born British author 1969-
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    Booksellers are the most valuable destination for the lonely, given the numbers of books that were written because authors couldn't find anyone to talk to.
  • Barbara Tuchman
    Barbara Tuchman
    American historian 1912-1989
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    Chroniclers habitually matched numbers to the awesomeness of the event.
    Source: A Distant Mirror
  • Aaron Hill
    Aaron Hill
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    Courage is poorly housed that dwells in numbers; the lion never counts the herd that are about him, nor weighs how many flocks he has to scatter.
  • George Washington
    George Washington
    First president of the US 1732-1799
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    Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.
  • Abdallah II
    Abdallah II
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    Historic changes and challenges. Breakthroughs in human knowledge and opportunity. And yet, for vast numbers across the globe, the daily realities have not altered.
  • Mark Haddon
    Mark Haddon
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    I think prime numbers are like life. They are very logical but you could never work out the rules, even if you spent all your time thinking about them.
    Source: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (2005) p. 34
  • Bruce Davison
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    I was always a visual person. I could see things visually. I had a harder time with numbers and logic, and I always had more of an artistic sensibility. So that I could do. And it was something that I really loved.
  • I'm not engaged in predicting random number generators. I actually get phone calls from people who want to know what lottery numbers are going to win. I don't have a clue.
  • Steven Wright
    Steven Wright
    American stand-up comedian, actor, and writer 1955-
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    I'm writing a book. I've got the page numbers done.
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