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Spending is not caring. Spending is what politicians do instead of caring. Spending more does not guarantee success. Politicians like to measure spending because it is easier than measuring actual metrics of accomplishment.
The steady expansion of welfare programs can be taken as a measure of the steady disintegration of the Negro family structure over the past generation in the United States.
Daniel Patrick Moynihan
I think that has to do with my awareness that in a sense we all have a certain measure of responsibility to those who have made it possible for us to take advantage of the opportunities.
What you need to do is get that tape measure out, and start measuring that gut. Then you start working out and you start eating properly till that gut gets down close to it was when you were in your 20's. Then you'll find out what your weight should be.
A dwarf who brings a standard along with him to measure his own size, take my word, is a dwarf in more articles than one.
I have thought a sufficient measure of civilization is the influence of good women.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There's a certain spiritual nature and something of the mind that we can't measure. We can't find it. With all our sophisticated equipment, we cannot monitor or define it, and yet it's there.
My dad always said, 'Champ, the measure of a man is not how often he is knocked down, but how quickly he gets up.'
Measure your mind's height by the shade it casts.
The measure of life is not its duration, but its donation.
Man is the measure of all things.
The greatest mathematicians, as Archimedes, Newton, and Gauss, always united theory and applications in equal measure.
Every life has a measure of sorrow, and sometimes this is what awakens us.
Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them.
The secret to modern life is finding the measure in time management. I have two kids, career and I travel, and I don't think my life is any different than most couples. The most valuable commodity now for many people is time and how to parcel that out.
Success depends in a very large measure upon individual initiative and exertion, and cannot be achieved except by a dint of hard work.
Many churches are measuring the wrong things. We measure things like attendance and giving, but we should be looking at more fundamental things like anger, contempt, honesty, and the degree to which people are under the thumb of their lusts. Those things can be counted, but not as easily as offerings.
The depth of darkness to which you can descend and still live is an exact measure of the height to which you can aspire to reach.
Pliny the Elder
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
We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.
You can't get rid of it with exercise alone. You can do the most vigorous exercise and only burn up 300 calories in an hour. If you've got fat on your body, the exercise firms and tones the muscles. But when you use that tape measure, what makes it bigger? It's the fat!
The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.
Peter Nivio Zarlenga
I'm more comfortable with whatever's wrong with me than my father was whenever he felt he failed or didn't measure up to the standard he set.
The SAT is not perfect. We all know smart, knowledgeable people who do badly on standardized tests. But neither is it useless. SAT scores do measure both specific knowledge and valuable thinking skills.
The way we measure productivity is flawed. People checking their BlackBerry over dinner is not the measure of productivity.
John F. Kennedy
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