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As for courage and will - we cannot measure how much of each lies within us, we can only trust there will be sufficient to carry through trials which may lie ahead.
You can't always measure the effects of activist work; you just have to wish and pray that the message gets through.
How do you measure your value?
The joy of the mind is the measure of its strength.
Ninon de L'Enclos
Because bankers measure their self-worth in money, and pay themselves a lot of it, they think they're fine fellows and don't need to explain themselves.
It is the greatest good to the greatest number of people which is the measure of right and wrong.
The measure of your quality as a public person, as a citizen, is the gap between what you do and what you say.
With everything that is complex, we learn. If you don't learn, then it's an utter and abject failure. If you do learn, and you're able to apply that to the next situation, then you take away a measure of success.
I used to weigh myself every day at a certain time of day. Then I would write down the number and measure my body fat. It wasn't a healthy way to live.
One needs a Seer's Vision and an Angel's voice to be of any avail. I do not know of any Indian man or woman today who has those gifts in their most complete measure.
We know: of course, with regard to the market and similar social structures, a great many facts which we cannot measure and on which indeed we have only some very imprecise and general information.
Friedrich August von Hayek
Research is four things: brains with which to think, eyes with which to see, machines with which to measure and, fourth, money.
The slum is the measure of civilization.
Planning ahead is a measure of class. The rich and even the middle class plan for future generations, but the poor can plan ahead only a few weeks or days.
Emancipation came to the colored race in America as a war measure. It was an act of military necessity. Manifestly it would have come without war, in the slower process of humanitarian reform and social enlightenment.
Being best is a false goal, you have to measure success on your own terms.
Miller didn't write Death of a Salesman. He released it. It was there inside him, waiting to be turned loose. That's the measure of its merit.
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.
We are the children of our landscape; it dictates behavior and even thought in the measure to which we are responsive to it.
Like all writers, he measured the achievements of others by what they had accomplished, asking of them that they measure him by what he envisaged or planned.
Jorge Luis Borges
In every work of art the subject is primordial, whether the artist knows it or not. The measure of the formal qualities is only a sign of the measure of the artist's obsession with his subject; the form is always in proportion to the obsession.
Success depends in a very large measure upon individual initiative and exertion, and cannot be achieved except by a dint of hard work.
Scholarship except by accident is never the measure of a person's power.
J. G. Holland
The accumulation of numbers always augments in some measure moral corruptions, and the consequences to health of the various vices incident thereto, are well known.
The true measure of life is not length, but honesty.
I measure in my palm and use my eyes to estimate amounts; a tablespoon is a full palm of dried spices.
The constant need for special waivers is symptomatic of poorly written public policy. It's a signal that the cost of compliance is unreasonably high; the benefits are hard to measure; and either legislators or regulators have failed to do their homework.
There has to be a measure of faith. That's what this business is all about: trusting in something that may never show up, that you have no concrete proof of.
That should be the measure of success for everyone. It's not money, it's not fame, it's not celebrity; my index of success is happiness.
Man is the measure of all things.
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