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The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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.
The slum is the measure of civilization.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
The measure of life is not its duration, but its donation.
Maturity is the ability to think, speak and act your feelings within the bounds of dignity. The measure of your maturity is how spiritual you become during the midst of your frustrations.
The measure of a man is what he does with power.
I am a huge believer in giving back and helping out in the community and the world. Think globally, act locally I suppose. I believe that the measure of a person's life is the affect they have on others.
It is the greatest good to the greatest number of people which is the measure of right and wrong.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art.
Frank Lloyd Wright
If you want to see the true measure of a man, watch how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
J. K. Rowling
To be an atheist requires an indefinitely greater measure of faith than to recieve all the great truths which atheism would deny.
But the person who scored well on an SAT will not necessarily be the best doctor or the best lawyer or the best businessman. These tests do not measure character, leadership, creativity, perseverance.
William Julius Wilson
Action is the real measure of intelligence.
My dad always said, 'Champ, the measure of a man is not how often he is knocked down, but how quickly he gets up.'
All four elements were happening in equal measure - the cuisine, the wine, the service, and the overall ambience. It taught me that dining could happen at a spiritual level.
Our ability to handle life's challenges is a measure of our strength of character.
The true measure of the value of any business leader and manager is performance.
Instead of looking outside of ourselves and counting potential enemies, fasting summons us to turn our glance inward, and to take the measure of our greatest challenge: the self, the ego, in our own eyes and as others see us.
There is nothing in machinery, there is nothing in embankments and railways and iron bridges and engineering devices to oblige them to be ugly. Ugliness is the measure of imperfection.
H. G. Wells
For above all things Love means sweetness, and truth, and measure; yea, loyalty to the loved one and to your word. And because of this I dare not meddle with so high a matter.
Marie de France
Freedom is fragile and must be protected. To sacrifice it, even as a temporary measure, is to betray it.
It is the function of science to discover the existence of a general reign of order in nature and to find the causes governing this order. And this refers in equal measure to the relations of man - social and political - and to the entire universe as a whole.
The true measure of a man is what he would do if he knew he would never be caught.
C. S. Lewis
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We can't command our love, but we can our actions.
Arthur Conan Doyle
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