Quotes containing word "measure"

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Sell also: amount, appraise, assess, bar, beat, bill, cadence, criterion, evaluate, measurement, measuring, meter, metre, quantify, quantity, standard, step, touchstone, value

Definitions and meanings of word "measure"

• Noun: the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule; examples: "the measurements were carefully done", "his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate"

• Noun: a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated; examples: "the schools comply with federal standards", "they set the measure for all subsequent work"

• Noun: how much there is of something that you can quantify

• Noun: any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal; examples: "the situation called for strong measures", "the police took steps to reduce crime"

• Noun: a statute in draft before it becomes law; example: "they held a public hearing on the bill"

• Noun: (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse

• Noun: musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats; example: "the orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song"

• Noun: measuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervals; used as a reference in making measurements

• Verb: determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of; example: "Measure the length of the wall"

• Verb: express as a number or measure or quantity; example: "Can you quantify your results?"

• Verb: have certain dimensions; example: "This table surfaces measures 20inches by 36 inches"

• Verb: place a value on; judge the worth of something; example: "I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional"

Featured authors with quotes containing word "measure"

H. G. Wells
3 quotes about measure
English Writer, Author
Friday 21 September 1866 - Tuesday 13 August 1946
Jeremy Bentham
3 quotes about measure
English Philosopher
Thursday 15 February 1748 - Wednesday 6 June 1832
Margaret Mead
2 quotes about measure
American Writer, Scientist, Speaker
Monday 16 December 1901 - Wednesday 15 November 1978
James Larkin
one quote about measure
Irish Leader, Activist
Thursday 21 January 1875 - Thursday 30 January 1947
Malcolm Forbes
one quote about measure
American Publisher
Sunday 19 August 1917 - Saturday 24 February 1990
Jiddu Krishnamurti
2 quotes about measure
Indian Writer, Philosopher, Speaker
Sunday 12 May 1895 - Monday 17 February 1986
Elena Kagan
2 quotes about measure
American Judge
Born Thursday 28 April 1960
Lance Ito
2 quotes about measure
American Criminal, Judge
Born Wednesday 2 August 1950
Jack LaLanne
2 quotes about measure
American Athlete
Saturday 26 September 1914 - Sunday 23 January 2011
Gerald Vann
one quote about measure
British Philosopher, Theologian
Friday 24 August 1906 - Sunday 14 July 1963
Murray Gell-Mann
2 quotes about measure
American Physicist
Sunday 15 September 1929 - Friday 24 May 2019
Napoleon Hill
2 quotes about measure
American Writer, Author, Producer
Friday 26 October 1883 - Sunday 8 November 1970

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.

Alberto Giacometti

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Poetry is emotion put into measure. The emotion must come by nature, but the measure can be acquired by art.

Thomas Hardy

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History uses a unit of measure for time that is different from that of the lifespan of the individual, whereas man is only too ready to measure the evolution of history by his own yardstick.

Gustav Stresemann

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Of one thing I am certain, the body is not the measure of healing, peace is the measure.

Phyllis McGinley

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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.

James Larkin

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To help all created things, that is the measure of all our responsibility; to be helped by all, that is the measure of our hope.

Gerald Vann

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To measure the man, measure his heart.

Malcolm Forbes

Words: measure, man, heart
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With any work worth its salt, you have to trust the author enough to take its measure. And if you apply too many preconceptions, you are not taking its measure.

Art Spiegelman

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I think there is a tendency in science to measure what is measurable and to decide that what you cannot measure must be uninteresting.

Donald Norman

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It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

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Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness. Listen to it carefully.

Richard Bach

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Action is the real measure of intelligence.

Napoleon Hill

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The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.

Samuel Johnson

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To be an atheist requires an indefinitely greater measure of faith than to recieve all the great truths which atheism would deny.

Joseph Addison

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I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.

George S. Patton

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Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art.

Frank Lloyd Wright

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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.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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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.

Stephen Cambone

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Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.

Marianne Williamson

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

Galileo Galilei

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