Quotes of Criterion

“ Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch - what makes you go beyond the norm. ”

- Cicely Tyson

“ A touchstone to determine the actual worth of an "intellectual" - find out how he feels about astrology. ”

- Robert Anson Heinlein

“ Other Definitions of Adversity Adversity is the touchstone of virtue. ”

- Unknown

“ One measure of a civilization, either of an age or of a single individual, is what that age or person really wishes to do. A man's hope measures his civilization. The attainability of the hope measures, or may measure, the civilization of his nation and time. ”

- Ezra

“ The dogs of war have been unleashed in Florida, and that's what happens when you deviate from the rule of law and go into this morass of subjective hand counting with no standards, changing standards all of the time. ”

- Fred Thompson

“ You can become an even more excellent person by constantly setting higher and higher standards for yourself and then by doing everything possible to live up to those standards. ”

- Brian Tracy

“ A child's hand in yours-what tenderness it arouses, what power it conjures. You are instantly the very touchstone of wisdom and strength. ”

- Marjorie Holmes

“ Oh, what times! Oh, what standards! ”

- Cicero

“ The ultimate touchstone of constitutionality is the Constitution itself and not what we have said about it. ”

- Felix Frankfurter

“ The minister of the Gospel is really the yardstick by which the nation measures its morals. ”

- Jimmy Swaggart

“ When the world becomes standard, I will start caring about standards. ”

- Rasmus Lerdorf

“ Not a whit, Touchstone. Those that are good manners at the court are as ridiculous in the country as the behaviour of the country is most mockable at the court. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch, what make you go beyond the norm. ”

- Cicely Tyson

“ I like companies that try and break away from the norm. ”

- Lawrence Taylor

“ For the first time, the weird and the stupid and the coarse are becoming our cultural norms, even our cultural ideal. ”

- Carl Bernstein

“ The true spirit of delight, the exaltation, the sense of being more than Man, which is the touchstone of the highest excellence, is to be found in mathematics as surely as in poetry. ”

- Bertrand Russell

“ 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

“ Well we can try to measure democracy, just as you measure temperature with a thermometer, or pressure with a barometer. ”

- Hugo Chavez

“ If they can constitute a free and just society with this constitution that they're working on right now, I think that that will be something, a real measurement, a real benchmark. ”

- George Allen

“ Acceptance of prevailing standards often means we have no standards of our own. ”

- Jean Toomer

“ Maintaining our standard; that's our challenge day-in and day-out. ”

- Tim Rice

“ You can measure opportunity with the same yardstick that measures the risk involved. They go together. ”

- Earl Nightingale

“ We intend to be the benchmark of collegiate football polls. ”

- John Robinson

“ Herman Brown was a businessman who wanted value for money spent. His relationships with politicians were measured by that criterion. ”

- Robert Caro

“ Actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends. ”

- George Washington

“ Appetite is essentially insatiable, and where it operates as a criterion of both action and enjoyment of expression. ”

- Marshall McLuhan

“ The criterion of simplicity requires that the minimum number of assumptions be postulated. ”

- Albert Low

“ There is one inevitable criterion of judgment touching religious faith… Can you reduce it to practice? If not, have none of it. ”

- Hosea Ballou

“ The season of love is the carnival of egoism and it brings a touchstone to our natures. ”

- George Meredith

“ Money-giving is a very good criterion of a person's mental health. Generous people are rarely mentally ill people. ”

- Karl A. Menninger
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