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Of one thing I am certain, the body is not the measure of healing, peace is the measure.
In most schools, we measure children on what they know. By and large, they have to memorize the content of whatever test is coming up. Because measuring the results of rote learning is easy, rote prevails. What kids know is just not important in comparison with whether they can think.
This dullness of vision regarding the importance of the general welfare to the individual is the measure of the failure of our schools and churches to teach the spiritual significance of genuine democracy.
Henry A. Wallace
The measure of a decent human being is how he or she treats the defenseless.
Every bad precedent originated as a justifiable measure.
Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear misfortune than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
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
There are two worlds: the world we can measure with line and rule, and the world that we feel with our hearts and imagination.
And I believe we need heroes, I believe we need certain people who we can measure our own shortcomings by.
That is why I believe that art is so much more significant than either economics or philosophy. It is the direct measure of man's spiritual vision.
I don't measure my success anymore by the Grammys. I can't because I'll just end up crushed.
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
If we're honest, we all have some measure of wrong believing in our lives. If you don't believe this, all you need to do is ask yourself, 'Have I often felt anxious, worried, or fearful that the worst would happen to me and my loved ones?'
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.
To measure prices by a currency that is called by the same names as gold, but that is really inferior in value to gold, and then - because those prices are nominally higher than gold prices - to say that they are inflated, relatively to gold, is a perfect absurdity.
It is a measure of the framers' fear that a passing majority might find it expedient to compromise 4th Amendment values that these values were embodied in the Constitution itself.
Sandra Day O'Connor
Research is four things: brains with which to think, eyes with which to see, machines with which to measure and, fourth, money.
The true measure of success for the U.N. is not how much we promise, but how much we deliver for those who need us most.
The measure of your quality as a public person, as a citizen, is the gap between what you do and what you say.
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.
It really helps to know what success is before you get there, and if you know, then you can head right for it. For some people, it's the most money. For some, it's the most power. For some, it's the most girlfriends. Everybody's got a measure. For me, I guess it's having the respect and admiration of your peers.
The death of Pope John Paul II led many of different faiths and of no faith to acknowledge their debt to the Roman Catholic Church for holding on to absolutes that the rest of us can measure ourselves against.
Success has always been easy to measure. It is the distance between one's origins and one's final achievement.
The way we measure productivity is flawed. People checking their BlackBerry over dinner is not the measure of productivity.
How do you measure your value?
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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