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The grand aim of all science is to cover the greatest number of empirical facts by logical deduction from the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms.
The secret to success is to offend the greatest number of people.
George Bernard Shaw
He is the greatest artist who has embodied, in the sum of his works, the greatest number of the greatest ideas.
That country is the richest which nourishes the greatest number of noble and happy human beings.
And what is the greatest number? Number one.
The said truth is that it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong.
The theory that can absorb the greatest number of facts, and persist in doing so, generation after generation, through all changes of opinion and detail, is the one that must rule all observation.
The greatest happiness of the greatest number is the foundation of morals and legislation.
It is the greatest good to the greatest number of people which is the measure of right and wrong.
But on a utilitarian level, I realize that to try to accomplish the greatest good for the greatest number of people, sometimes we have to become salesmen for what we believe, and part of being a salesman is being effective.
Conservatism vests in and depends on the widespread, informed understanding of human nature, self-governance and the First Principle of Progress: free people interacting in free markets produce the greatest good for the greatest number always, but only, when tethered to virtue and morality.
To whom does design address itself: to the greatest number, to the specialist of an enlightened matter, to a privileged social class? Design addresses itself to the need.
I write by stealing time. The hours in the day have never felt as if they belonged to me. The greatest number has belonged to my day job as a physician and professor of medicine - eight to 12 hours, and even more in the early days.
If we glance at the most important revolutions in history, we see at once that the greatest number of these originated in the periodical revolutions on the human mind.
Wilhelm von Humboldt
The action is best that secures the greatest happiness for the greatest number.
William Dean Howells
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