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Our education system is increasingly embracing a black-and-white way of thinking, in which 'learning' and 'play' are diametrically opposed. 'Learning' is the serious stuff that happens inside a classroom and can be measured via multiple choice questions and a No. 2 pencil. 'Play' is frivolous, fun, and worst of all, optional.
The influence of a mother upon the lives of her children cannot be measured. They know and absorb her example and attitudes when it comes to questions of honesty, temperance, kindness, and industry.
Your chances of success in any undertaking can always be measured by your belief in yourself.
To revolt is a natural tendency of life. Even a worm turns against the foot that crushes it. In general, the vitality and relative dignity of an animal can be measured by the intensity of its instinct to revolt.
The strength of a man's virtue should not be measured by his special exertions, but by his habitual acts.
There's even an aircraft sensor system that sends down hundreds of thousands of pulses of light measured at different return rates. It allows you to literally strip away vegetation and see entire cities beneath the rain forest canopy. This is the unbelievable future of archaeology.
The real spiritual progress of the aspirant is measured by the extent to which he achieves inner tranquility.
It's like this: The time between having an idea and its public launch is measured in days not months, weeks not years.
The electron can no longer be conceived as a single, small granule of electricity; it must be associated with a wave, and this wave is no myth; its wavelength can be measured and its interferences predicted.
Louis de Broglie
Good critical writing is measured by the perception and evaluation of the subject; bad critical writing by the necessity of maintaining the professional standing of the critic.
Progress is measured by the degree of differentiation within a society.
The degree of loving is measured by the degree of giving.
Edwin Louis Cole
Greatness is not measured by what a man or woman accomplishes, but by the opposition he or she has overcome to reach his goals.
Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.
Success must never be measured by how much money you have.
At some future period, not very distant as measured by centuries, the civilized races of man will almost certainly exterminate, and replace the savage races throughout the world.
The health of a democratic society may be measured by the quality of functions performed by private citizens.
Alexis de Tocqueville
The hallmark of a healthy society has always been measured by how it cares for the disadvantaged.
Joni Eareckson Tada
I am convinced that success is not measured by what you get out of life, but by what you give back.
Damn the great executives, the men of measured merriment, damn the men with careful smiles oh, damn their measured merriment.
The importance of poetry is not measured, finally, by what the poet says but by how he says it.
Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace.
Age is not measured by years. Nature does not equally distribute energy. Some people are born old and tired while others are going strong at seventy.
I was an awful critic. I operated on the assumption that there was an absolute scale of values against which art could be measured. I didn't trust my own subjective responses.
You can win all the tournaments you want, but the majors are what you're remembered for. It's how you're measured as a champion in our sport. The majors are where it's at.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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