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  • Carly Fiorina
    Carly Fiorina
    American businesswoman and political 1954-
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    That's the thing about business. Facts and numbers and results actually count. It's not just about words as it is in politics.
  • Angela Davis
    Angela Davis
    American political activist, philosopher, academic, and author 1944-
    Angela Davis
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    That's true but I think the contemporary problem that we are facing increasing numbers of black people and other people of color being thrown into a status that involves work in alternative economies and increasing numbers of people who are incarcerated.
  • Ann Veneman
    Ann Veneman
    American politician 1949-
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    The cows have ID numbers. And we should be able, throughout the investigation, which is ongoing as we speak, to be able to track that cow back to where it came from initially.
  • Bernard Mandeville
    Bernard Mandeville
    British writer and artist 1670-1733
    Bernard Mandeville
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    The first Rudiments of Morality, broach'd by skilful Politicians, to render Men useful to each other as well as tractable, were chiefly contrived that the Ambitious might reap the more Benefit from, and govern vast Numbers of them with the greater Ease and Security.
    Source: The Fable of the Bees An Enquiry into the Origin of Moral Virtue, p. 33
  • Buffalo Bill
    Buffalo Bill
    American soldier, bison hunter, and showman 1846-1917
    Buffalo Bill
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    The Indians kept increasing in numbers until it was estimated that we were fighting from 800 to 1,000 of them.
  • Edward F. Halifax
    Edward F. Halifax
    British Conservative Statesman 1881-1959
    Edward F. Halifax
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    The invisible thing called a Good Name is made up of the breath of numbers that speak well of you.
  • Bill Gates
    Bill Gates
    American business magnate, investor, author and philanthropist 1955-
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    The obvious mathematical breakthrough would be development of an easy way to factor large prime numbers.
    Source: The Road Ahead p. 265
  • Carl Friedrich Gauss
    Carl Friedrich Gauss
    German mathematician and physicist 1777-1855
    Carl Friedrich Gauss
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    The problem of distinguishing prime numbers from composite numbers and of resolving the latter into their prime factors is known to be one of the most important and useful in arithmetic.
  • Carl Jung
    Carl Jung
    Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst 1875-1961
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    The teacher pretended that algebra was a perfectly natural affair, to be taken for granted, whereas I didn't even know what numbers were. Mathematics classes became sheer terror and torture to me. I was so intimidated by my incomprehension that I did not dare to ask any questions.
  • David Herbert Lawrence
    David Herbert Lawrence
    English writer 1885-1930
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    The war is dreadful. It is the business of the artist to follow it home to the heart of the individual fighters - not to talk in armies and nations and numbers - but to track it home.
  • David Letterman
    David Letterman
    American television host, comedian, writer, and producer 1947-
    David Letterman
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    There is a new billboard outside Time Square. It keeps an up-to minute count of gun-related crimes in New York. Some goofball is going to shoot someone just to see the numbers move.
  • Gore Vidal
    Gore Vidal
    American writer and criticus 1925-
    Gore Vidal
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    Think of the earth as a living organism that is being attacked by billions of bacteria whose numbers double every forty years. Either the host dies, or the virus dies, or both die.
  • Paul Klee
    Paul Klee
    Swiss artist 1879-1940
    Paul Klee
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    To emphasize only the beautiful seems to me to be like a mathematical system that only concerns itself with positive numbers.
  • Eric Hoffer
    Eric Hoffer
    American writer 1902-1983
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    To grow old is to grow common. Old age equalizes, we are aware that what is happening to us has happened to untold numbers from the beginning of time. When we are young we act as if we were the first young people in the world.
  • Bernard Mandeville
    Bernard Mandeville
    British writer and artist 1670-1733
    Bernard Mandeville
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    Vast Numbers throng'd the fruitful Hive;
    Yet those vast Numbers made 'em thrive;
    Millions endeavouring to supply
    Each other's Lust and Vanity.
    Source: The Fable of the Bees The Grumbling Hive, line 31, p. 3
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