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  • One is so apt to think of people's affection as a fixed quantity, instead of a sort of moving so with the tide, always going out or coming in but still fundamentally there: and I believe this difficulty in making allowance for the tide is the reason for half the broken friendships.

  • Neither the true nor the false roots are always real; sometimes they are imaginary; that is, while we can always imagine as many roots for each equation as I have assigned, yet there is not always a definite quantity corresponding to each root we have imagined.

    Real   Roots   Ontology  
  • I think the number of books published by Mr. Disney has nothing to do with whether or not he is bringing literature to children. That judgment has got to be based on quality rather than quantity. It's the same old problem that continually plagues American culture. I would rather have children playing their own games out of doors in the sunlight than getting the misrepresentation of literature as given by Walt Disney.

    Source: www.hbook.com
  • Among the virtues and vices that make up the British character, we have one vice, at least, that Americans ought to view with sympathy. For they appear to be the only people who share it with us. I mean our worship of the antique. I do not refer to beauty or even historical association. I refer to age, to a quantity of years.

    Character   Mean   Views  
    William Golding (2013). “Moving Target”, p.15, Faber & Faber
  • Speculation in oil stock companies was another great evil ... From the first, oil men had to contend with wild fluctuations in the price of oil. ... Such fluctuations were the natural element of the speculator, and he came early, buying in quantities and holding in storage tanks for higher prices. If enough oil was held, or if the production fell off, up went the price, only to be knocked down by the throwing of great quantities of stocks on the market.

    Men   Buying In   Oil  
  • Not only do I recommend Wendell Berry to anyone who will talk to me for more than seven seconds, but I buy his books in quantity and send them to people. I bought a few dozen of his newest, "Our Only World."

    Book   People   Berries  
    Source: www.bostonglobe.com
  • A greater Quantity of some things may be eaten than of others, some being of lighter Digestion than others.

    Benjamin Franklin (1839). “Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin”, p.39
  • The target of power is more interesting than its quantity.

    Alan Lightman (2012). “Mr g: A Novel About the Creation”, p.25, Vintage
  • All things will be produced in superior quantity and quality, and with greater ease, when each man works at a single occupation, in accordance with his natural gifts, and at the right moment, without meddling with anything else.

    Plato (1866). “The Republic of Plato, tr. with an analysis and notes, by J.L. Davies and D.J. Vaughan”, p.55
  • A nation has a fixed quantity of invention, and it will make itself felt.

    Benjamin Disraeli, Edmund Gosse, Robert Arnot (1904). “The works of Benjamin Disraeli, earl of Beaconsfield: embracing novels, romances, plays, poems, biography, short stories and great speeches”
  • There is a great discovery still to be made in literature, that of paying literary men by the quantity they do not write.

    Writing   Men   Discovery  
    John Stuart Mill, Thomas Carlyle (2010). “Autobiography of J.S. Mill & on Liberty; Characteristics, Inaugural Address at Edinburgh & Sir Walter Scott”, p.413, Cosimo, Inc.
  • The first truth for special operations is that quality is more important than quantity.

    "America's New War: Responding to Terrorism". "Larry King Live", edition.cnn.com. October 1, 2001.
  • Any housing solution that involves paying for industrially produced building materials and commercial building contractors is doomed to certain failure. If houses are to be built at all, in sufficient quantity, they must be built without money. We must go right outside the framework of the money system, bypass the factories, and ignore the contractors.

    Money   Failure   House  
  • Ten decimal places of π are sufficient to give the circumference of the earth to a fraction of an inch, and thirty decimal places would give the circumference of the visible universe to a quantity imperceptible to the most powerful microscope.

    Powerful   Giving   Earth  
  • The sex illusion is not a fixed quantity: not what mathematicians call a constant. It varies from zero in my wife's case to madness in that of our stepsister.

    Sex   Zero   Wife  
    George Bernard Shaw (2015). “The Collected Works of George Bernard Shaw: Plays, Novels, Articles, Lectures, Letters and Essays: Pygmalion, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Candida, Arms and The Man, Man and Superman, Caesar and Cleopatra, Androcles And The Lion, The New York Times Articles on War, Memories of Oscar Wilde and more”, p.5144, e-artnow
  • I am thankful, however, that some of our white brothers have grasped the meaning of this social revolution and committed themselves to it. They are still all too small in quantity, but they are big in quality.

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (2013). “The Essential Martin Luther King, Jr.: "I Have a Dream" and Other Great Writings”, p.99, Beacon Press
  • Snowfall is expected to considerably exceed the normal range, both in frequency and quantity.

    Snowfall   Normal   Range  
  • Through most of its wars, the United States successfully used the attrition approach. It is easier to be proficient at this type of warfare. You need to master only the simplest military skills and possess enormous quantities of arms and munitions.

  • Inflation is always and everywhere a monetary phenomenon in the sense that it is and can be produced only by a more rapid increase in the quantity of money than in output.

    Milton Friedman (1994). “Money Mischief: Episodes in Monetary History”, p.63, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Gold, on the contrary, though of little use compared with air or water, will exchange for a great quantity of other goods.

    Air   Water   Gold  
    David Ricardo (1821). “On the Principles of Political Economy, and Taxation”, p.2
  • I was thoroughly stunned by the quantity and quality of the evidence for Christ.

    Source: www.biblegateway.com
  • Bollywood is huge. Anything that's made in large quantity will evidently overshadow others. But that won't stop artistes from making albums. A person who has faith in his music will go ahead.

  • When I heated my home with oil, I used an average of 800 gallons a year. I have found that I can keep comfortably warm for an entire winter with slightly over half that quantity of beer.

    Fun   Humorous   Home  
  • Though I have no productive worth, I have a certain value as an indestructible quantity.

    Alice James (1934). “Her Brothers Her Journal”
  • There is a strong tendency in explanatory prose to invoke quantities of tension, energy, and whatnot to explain the genesis of pattern. I believe that all such explanations are inappropriate or wrong.

    Strong   Believe   Energy  
  • Typical of the fundamental scientific problems whose solution should lead to important industrial consequences are, for example, the release of atomic energy, which experiment has shown to exist in quantities millions of times greater than is liberated by combustion.

  • England and all civilised nations stand in deadly peril of not having enough to eat. As mouths multiply, food resources dwindle. Land is a limited quantity, and the land that will grow wheat is absolutely dependent on difficult and capricious natural phenomena... I hope to point a way out of the colossal dilemma. It is the chemist who must come to the rescue of the threatened communities. It is through the laboratory that starvation may ultimately be turned into plenty... The fixation of atmospheric nitrogen is one of the great discoveries, awaiting the genius of chemists.

  • Science is concerned about quantity; religion is concerned about quality. Religion is concerned with the art of how to live life and how to die life.

  • Of all evil things the least quantity is to be borne, but of learning and knowledge, the more a man hath, the better he can bear it.

    Learning   Men   Evil  
  • All is more or less proper to serve as a common measure, in proportion as it is more or less in general use, of a more similar quality, and more easy to be divided into aliquot parts. All is more or less applicable for the purpose of a general pledge of exchange, in proportion as it is less susceptible of decay or alteration in quantity or quality.

    Quality   Use   Decay  
    "Reflections on the Formation and Distribution of Wealth". Book by Anne Robert Jacques Turgot (§ 39), 1766.
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