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  • Somehow we have to detach from feeling as though money is a quick and easy standard by which we can gauge how well we're doing.

    Feelings   Gauges   Easy  
  • It is more interesting to be compared to someone famous, because it lets you gauge what perceptions people have about your appearance.

    "Carry on gurning" by Arthur Smith, July 11, 2002.
  • ...the way a man might hesitate before he kissed a woman, to gauge her reaction, to see how he would be received. Perhaps he would hesitate to prolong the moment, that ideal moment of anticipation, sometimes better than kiss itself.

    Kissing   Men   Gauges  
    Stephenie Meyer (2009). “Twilight: Twilight”, p.188, Hachette UK
  • Power with God will be the gauge of real power with men.

    Real   Men   Gauges  
    "Hudson Taylor's Choice Sayings: A Compilation from His Writings and Addresses" by Hudson Taylor, London: China Inland Mission, (p. 49), 2018.
  • - Might it console you to know that I expect nothing but torture from her return? That I regard you as a bird of paradise? She shook her head. - That my admiration for you is painfully strong? - I want Van – she cried – and not intangible admiration. - Intangible? You goose. You my gauge it, you may brush it once very lightly with the knuckles of you gloved hand. I said knuckles. I said once. That will do. I can't kiss you. Not even your burning face. Good-bye, pet. Tell Edmond to take a nap after he returns. I shall need him at two in the morning.

  • I've found that the way a person feels about cats-and the way they feel about him or her in return-is usually an excellent gauge by which to measure a person's character

    Character   Cat   Gauges  
    P. C. Cast, Kristin Cast (2013). “House of Night Series”, p.40, Macmillan
  • Not one of our mortal gauges is suitable for evaluating non-existence, for making judgments about that which is not a person.

    Afterlife   Soul   Gauges  
    Note-Book of Anton Chekhov, 1921.
  • I have a suggestion for all of those award seekers and blue ribbon hunters. Spend your efforts on making art that connects with people. Awards impress the grandkids but they don't move the gauge on selling your product. Art needs to touch the emotions of the buyer.

    Art   Moving   Awards  
  • The degree of freedom from unwanted thoughts and the degree of concentration on a single thought are the measures to gauge spiritual progress.

  • For comedians, we're all kind of tweeting our thoughts instead of spending time developing them. You can gauge how good a joke might be by how many times it gets retweeted, but it takes discipline to go back through the tweets and then develop jokes from them.

  • The men at the top aren't that great at properly assessing the women under them, certainly not enough to gauge their potential or intestinal fortitude.

    Men   Gauges   Fortitude  
  • The only way to escape the abyss is to look at it, gauge it, sound it out and descend into it.

  • I'm way past the idea of using ideology or political view as a gauge of human character. I simply don't believe it. And many people, I tend to think most people, feel that way. Since I don't have to worry about it, I'm happy.

    Interview with Keith Phipps, September 9, 2010.
  • I don't need the audience, but sometimes it's nice to have a gauge - not so I know how I feel, but so I get what is or isn't working for moviegoers.

    Nice   Gauges   Needs  
    "Wesley Morris, boston globe film critic: 'they hate people who have opinions that run contrary to their fanaticism'". The Believer interview, April 15, 2013.
  • Within your own generation-the same songs, the same wars, the same attitudes toward those wars, the same rules and radio shows in the air-you can gauge the possibilities and impossibilities. With a person of another generation, you are treading water, playing with fire.

    Song   Attitude   War  
    John Updike (2010). “Rabbit at Rest”, p.462, Random House
  • Politically, Donald Trump doesn't seem to care much about what he says. He gauges the effect. Sometimes, in the middle of a speech, he will change his direction if the audience doesn't like him.

    Gauges   Care   Speech  
  • In a lifestyle where there are no boundaries, it becomes a challenge to find one's true self. If everything comes easily, there is no way to establish worth. And if nothing has real value, then there is no way to gauge satisfaction or accomplishment or contentment.

    Tami Hoag (2007). “The Alibi Man”, p.265, Bantam
  • We gauge risk literally hundreds of times per day, usually well and often subconsciously. We start assessing risk before the disaster even happens. We are doing is right now. We decide where to live and what kind of insurance to buy, just like we process all kinds of everyday risks: we wear bike helmets, or not. We buckle our seatbelts, smoke cigarettes, and let our kids stay out until midnight. Or not.

    Kids   Risk   Everyday  
  • Gay culture is surviving and thriving. Some activists believe the recent rise in homophobic violence might be a gauge of the success of positive gay images.

    Believe   Gay   Gauges  
  • Most of us, when asked to gauge the richness of our lives, think immediately of people. Those who have cried with us, laughed with us, and shaped who we are.

    Life   Thinking   People  
    Phil Callaway (2009). “Making Life Rich Without Any Money”, p.137, Harvest House Publishers
  • Can you imagine the hopelessness of trying to live a spiritual life when you’re secretly looking up at the skies not for illumination or direction, but to gauge, miserably, the odds of rain?

    Spiritual   Rain   Odds  
    Anne Lamott (2000). “Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith”, p.204, Anchor
  • What is a human-like droid that operates from a place of free will and has been designed to have a soul? That's fascinating stuff that you just can't quite comprehend quickly. It's not like playing a fireman with a wife and kid. You can gauge where that's going to go and what's going to happen, and you can talk to other people who have done it.

    Kids   Wife   People  
    "Michael Ealy Talks ALMOST HUMAN, Connection to His Character, Finding His Performance, Approaching the Humor, and More". Interview with Christina Radish, December 8, 2013.
  • There are no limitations set by this electric universe upon any man's multiplication power. Each man sets his own limitations in accordance with his desires. He be a thin wire which gathers little energy and carries a weak current, or he may be a heavy one. That is true of all energy borrowed from the universe by all of us. It is there in unlimited quantities, but the gauge of the kind of wire each of us is set by ourselves.

    Men   Secret   Desire  
  • The scary truth is, you have to scratch some veneer off to gauge where the moral fiber really is in certain pockets of society. It's raw. It's scary. But it gives us a place to work with.

  • Independence is the only gauge of human virtue and value. What a man is and makes of himself; not what he has or hasn’t done for others. There is no substitute for personal dignity.

    Ayn Rand (1999). “Ayn Rand Reader”, p.75, Penguin
  • To overcome negative emotions, consulting intuition is always useful. How can it guide you. During nervous periods, it offers a more centered alternative to agitation. Intuition is a neutral from of information that allows you to soberly gauge the validity of your worries. If you tune in and find out they're unfounded, you'll be relieved. If they are founded, you can develop a strategy to deal with them.

  • I am 58 and it's difficult for people to gauge my age.

    People   Age   Gauges  
  • Man has a single basic choice: to think or not, and that is the gauge of his virtue. Moral perfection is an unbreached rationality-not the degree of your intelligence, but the full and relentless use of your mind, not the extent of your knowledge, but the acceptance of reason as an absolute.

    Ayn Rand (2005). “Atlas Shrugged”, p.999, Penguin
  • Sharp increases in the minimum wage rate are also inflationary. Frequently workers paid more than the minimum gauge their wages relative to it. This is especially true of those workers who are paid by the hour. An increase in the minimum therefore increases their demands for higher wages in order to maintain their place in the structure of wages. And when the increase is as sharp as it is in H.R. 7935, the result is sure to be a fresh surge of inflation.

    Impact   Order   Gauges  
    "Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Richard M. Nixon, 1973".
  • Chicago's downtown seems to me to constitute, all in all, the best-looking twentieth-century city, the city where contemporary technique has best been matched by artistry, intelligence, and comparatively moderated greed. No doubt about it, if style were the one gauge, Chicago would be among the greatest of all the cities of the world.

    Cities   Greed   Doubt  
    Jan Morris (1993). “Locations”, Oxford University Press, USA
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