But the person who scored well on an SAT will not necessarily be the best doctor or the best lawyer or the best businessman. These tests do not measure character, leadership, creativity, perseverance.
There’s no preventative measure between the Palestinians, between those terrorists to the state of Israel.
Don’t measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.
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.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
One of the things that I’ve always thought I would like to do is to develop an environmental index. Then people can measure their own environmental performance on an index as they do in other ways.
You measure a democracy by the freedom it gives its dissidents, not the freedom it gives its assimilated conformists.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
Then I started graduate school at UCLA. I got a part time research assistant job as a programmer on a project involving the use of one computer to measure the performance of another computer.
Why would Senator Allen want to oppose saving money for the state? It’s simply another example of Republicans fighting the governor tooth and nail against any measure where she might be able to turn the state’s budget around.
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.
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.
My private measure of success is daily. If this were to be the last day of my life would I be content with it? To live in a harmonious balance of commitments and pleasures is what I strive for.
We are born knowing nothing and with much striving we learn but a little; yet all the while we are bound by laws that hearken to no plea of ignorance, and measure out their rewards and punishments with calm indifference.
It means that the men who hold the means of life control our lives, and, because we workingmen have tried to get some measure of justice, some measure of betterment, they deny the right of the human being to associate with his fellow.
Many scientists will have to contribute to the solution of the great problem; they will have to follow up and measure all those phenomena in which the atomic structure is directly expressed.
By any reasonable measure of achievement, the faith of the Enlightenment thinkers in science was justified.
For a while there, I was a stringer. The expression comes from the old habit of stringing together the column inches that you had written. They’d measure it and pay you 10 cents an inch for your printed copy.
Oh the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are.
Desire is creation, is the magical element in that process. If there were an instrument by which to measure desire, one could foretell achievement.
The measure would set criminal penalties, the same as those that would apply if harm or death happened to the pregnant woman, for those who harm a fetus.
The poorer is a family, the greater is the proportion of the total outgo which must be used for food… The proportion of the outgo used for food, other things being equal, is the best measure of the material standard of living of a population.
It’s easy to measure success by the number of dollars spent or by the number of programs initiated, without having too much regard for what was bought and how useful it was to the people who need it – the war fighter and the analyst.
The steady expansion of welfare programs can be taken as a measure of the steady disintegration of the Negro family structure over the past generation in the United States.
Common sense is the measure of the possible; it is composed of experience and prevision; it is calculation applied to life.
I would say that the surest measure of a man’s or a woman’s maturity is the harmony, style, joy, and dignity he creates in his marriage, and the pleasure and inspiration he provides for his spouse.
What is attempted in these film is of course a synthesis. But it can be seen by someone who has his feet in both cultures. Someone who will bring to bear on the films involvement and detachment in equal measure.
We are the children of our landscape; it dictates behavior and even thought in the measure to which we are responsive to it.
The measure of your quality as a public person, as a citizen, is the gap between what you do and what you say.
Just after World War II, this country led the world in science by every way you could measure it, yet the number of scientists was a tiny proportion of what it is now.
Of course, relative citation frequencies are no measure of relative importance. Who has not aspired to write a paper so fundamental that very soon it is known to everyone and cited by no one?