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The slum is the measure of civilization.
– Jacob Riis
Grades don’t measure anything other than your relevant obedience to a manager.
– John Taylor Gatto
The success of the Allies in the west was in a measure offset by Teutonic victories in the east. When the invasion of Belgium began, Russia made immediate efforts to counteract by invasion of East Prussia.
– Kelly Miller
The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it is the same problem you had last year.
– John Foster Dulles
A dwarf who brings a standard along with him to measure his own size, take my word, is a dwarf in more articles than one.
– Laurence Sterne
To give reason for fancy were to weigh the fire, and measure the wind.
– John Lyly
Money can be taken away from you, by the IRS or by pistol. That’s why I always measure riches in terms of wisdom. No one can ever take from you what you know.
– Juan Gabriel
We measure everything – why not governance?
– Mo Ibrahim
Appropriate assessments are a crucial part of effectively educating students. But they only measure a narrow segment of what kids need to learn.
– Randi Weingarten
eBay’s business is based on enabling someone to do business with another person, and to do that, they first have to develop some measure of trust, either in the other person or the system.
– Pierre Omidyar
The true measure of a leader is what it takes to stop him.
– Robert Jeffress
At the start of first terms, presidents invariably have a measure of goodwill.
– Robert Dallek
Man is the measure of all things.
The amusing thing about ‘X-Force’ is that it was highly rated – and hated – in about equal measure, Which suited me just fine. If no-one’s feathers were a little ruffled, we probably wouldn’t have been doing our jobs right.
– Peter Milligan
My measure of success is whether I’m fulfilling my mission.
– Robert Kiyosaki
In revolt against this new and very evil thing came the republicanism of the eighteenth century, inspired and directed in large measure by members of the fast perishing aristocracy of race, character and tradition.
– Ralph Adams Cram
And I believe we need heroes, I believe we need certain people who we can measure our own shortcomings by.
– Richard Attenborough
I have a background in theater. At the time I read ‘The Loved Ones’ script, I was playing Catherine the Great of Russia onstage. Straight after that, I played Stella in ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ and Isabella in ‘Measure for Measure.’
– Robin McLeavy
You can’t really measure your game. You can shoot seven under and lose and you can shoot even and win.
– Retief Goosen
Do not measure your loss by itself; if you do, it will seem intolerable; but if you will take all human affairs into account you will find that some comfort is to be derived from them.
– Saint Basil
Let a man be but in earnest in praying against a temptation as the tempter is in pressing it, and he needs not proceed by a surer measure.
– Robert South
You can often measure a person by the size of his dream.
– Robert H. Schuller
We live in a material world, not a dramatic one. And truth resides not in melodrama, but in the precise measure of material things.
– Richard Flanagan
Measure your mind’s height by the shade it casts.
– Robert Browning
You cannot measure a man by his failures. You must know what use he makes of them. What did they mean to him. What did he get out of them.
– Orison Swett Marden
Things happen to us and reaction is sometimes tough to measure.
– Richard Schiff
The measure of your quality as a public person, as a citizen, is the gap between what you do and what you say.
– Ramsey Clark
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
Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness. Listen to it carefully.
– Richard Bach
We should measure welfare’s success by how many people leave welfare, not by how many are added.
– Ronald Reagan