For my part, I desire to see the time when education — and by its means, morality, sobriety, enterprise and industry — shall become much more general than at present, and should be gratified to have it in my power to contribute something to the advancement of any measure which might have a tendency to accelerate the happy period.
The only true measure of success is the ratio between what we might have done and what we might have been on the one hand, and the thing we have made and the things we have made of ourselves on the other.
My dad always said, 'Champ, the measure of a man is not how often he is knocked down, but how quickly he gets up'.
With Donald J. Trump's arrival to power, many feel astonished by the growth of populism. Others analyze with extreme care the decline of companies that measure public opinion. I am saddened to watch the lack of temperament and political stability of those who 'represent' a trend or ideology.
Our ability to handle life's challenges is a measure of our strength of character.
There are two worlds: the world we can measure with line and rule, and the world that we feel with our hearts and imagination.
The ability to accept responsibility is the measure of the man.
The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return. It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale.
The measure of a man is what he does with power.
People have to render judgment. In my case, I've said upfront openly, I've made mistakes at times. I've had to go to God for forgiveness. I've had to seek reconciliation. But I'm also a 68-year-old grandfather, and I think people have to measure who I am now and whether I'm a person they can trust.
Measure — quotes and aphorisms
For a while there, I was a stringer. The expression comes from the old habit of stringing together the column inches that you had written. They'd measure it and pay you 10 cents an inch for your printed copy.
The measure of a life, after all, is not its duration, but its donation.
Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art.
Our appreciation of folk art will strengthen our identities, our pride in belonging to a community. People trained in the creative use of their hands soon acquire skills, excellent craftsmanship which will be the most important measure of how well we can industrialize.
Don't pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches.
Maturity is the ability to think, speak and act your feelings within the bounds of dignity. The measure of your maturity is how spiritual you become during the midst of your frustrations.
If you want to see the true measure of a man, watch how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.
Don't let anyone make you believe the length of your skirt is a measure of your character.
The true measure of the value of any business leader and manager is performance.