Measure - Quotes

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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.

Clifton Fadiman

A simple way to take measure of a country is to look at how many want in and how many want out.

Tony Blair

A measure of a man is in the moment when he is confronted by himself.

Black Sails (movie)

We are for ourselves in large measure what we see and have seen of ourselves reflected back to us by our friends, our loves, and our enemies.

Carlo Rovelli

The measure of how free a society is is not how it treats its good, obedient, compliant citizens, but how it treats its dissidents and those who resist orthodoxy.

Glenn Greenwald

The history of philosophy is in large measure the history of very smart people making very tempting mistakes, and if you don`t know the history, you are doomed to making the same darn mistakes all over again.

Daniel Dennett

The only real failure is the failure to try, and the measure of success how we cope with disappointment.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (movie)

Measure what is measurable, and make measurable what is not so.

Galileo Galilei

The opinions that are held with passion are always those for which no good ground exists; indeed the passion is the measure of the holders lack of rational conviction. Opinions in politics and religion are almost always held passionately.

Bertrand Russell

You can measure the happiness of a marriage by the number of scars that each partner carries on their tongues, earned from years of biting back angry words.

Elizabeth Gilbert

God is a concept by which we measure our pain.

John Lennon

If history and science have taught us anything, it is that passion and desire are not the same as truth. The human mind evolved to believe in the gods. It did not evolve to believe in biology. Acceptance of the supernatural conveyed a great advantage throughout prehistory, when the brain was evolving. Thus it is in sharp contrast to biology, which was developed as a product of the modern age and is not underwritten by genetic algorithms. The uncomfortable truth is that the two beliefs are not factually compatible. As a result those who hunger for both intellectual and religious truth will never acquire both in full measure.

Edward O. Wilson

There are those of your kind who feel that everything happens by design, and there are those who feel all events are simply a matter of luck or chance. The truth is that life is both random and on purpose, although not in equal measure.

Stephen King

So much of what is best in us is bound up in our love of family, that it remains the measure of our stability because it measures our sense of loyalty.

Haniel Clark Long

Of my sad heart - you're the pleasure,
You're my soul's fondest desire -
You're my good cheer without measure
You're the Godsend I require...

Bálint Balassi

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