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Calendars and clocks exist to measure time, but that signifies little because we all know that an hour can seem as eternity or pass in a flash, according to how we spend it.
I wasn't campaigning for a role in a Hollywood television series, it was a fluke. So you've got to have a measure of good luck, you really have, being in the right place at the right time.
Sometimes you have to stop something to really measure the passion that you have, and either you feel like moving, or you don't, and then maybe it's time to stop.
As to the evil which results from a censorship, it is impossible to measure it, for it is impossible to tell where it ends.
Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear misfortune than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
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 what is measurable, and make measurable what is not so.
The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it is the same problem you had last year.
John Foster Dulles
Don't pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches.
One measure of your success will be the degree to which you build up others who work with you. While building up others, you will build up yourself.
James E. Casey
Every life has a measure of sorrow, and sometimes this is what awakens us.
The solution to adult problems tomorrow depends on large measure upon how our children grow up today.
The constitution vests the power of declaring war in Congress; therefore no offensive expedition of importance can be undertaken until after they shall have deliberated upon the subject and authorized such a measure.
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.
God is a concept by which we measure our pain.
Christmas can have a real melancholy aspect, 'cause it packages itself as this idea of perfect family cohesion and love, and you're always going to come up short when you measure your personal life against the idealized personal lives that are constantly thrust in our faces, primarily by TV commercials.
Scientists are supposed to study animals in a totally objective fashion, similar to the way we inspect a rock or measure the circumference of a tree trunk. Emotions are not to interfere with the assessment. The animal-rights movement capitalizes on this perception, depicting scientists as devoid of compassion.
Frans de Waal
The modern meaning of life's end-when does it end? How does it end? How should it end? What is the value of life? How do we measure it?
You measure a democracy by the freedom it gives its dissidents, not the freedom it gives its assimilated conformists.
The greatness of a man's power is the measure of his surrender.
We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.
The said truth is that it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong.
I don't measure America by its achievement but by its potential.
Most people think that a widow is inhabiting some elegiac world of - it's like Mozart's 'Requiem Mass.' You know, it's very beautiful and elevated thoughts and some measure of dignity. I didn't have that experience at all. I had one pratfall after another.
Joyce Carol Oates
One measure of friendship consists not in the number of things friends can discuss, but in the number of things they need no longer mention.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
C. S. Lewis
Leonardo da Vinci
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