Quotes and Sayings about Quantity



"It will be readily admitted, that a degree conferred by an university, ought to be a pledge to the public that he who holds it possesses a certain quantity of knowledge."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Knowledge, Public, Quantity, University, Will)

"To say that most of us today are purely expansive is only another way of saying that most of us continue to be more concerned with the quantity than with the quality of our democracy."
- Irving Babbitt
(Related: Quality, Democracy, Quantity, Saying, Today)

"An American of the present day reading his Sunday newspaper in a state of lazy collapse is one of the most perfect symbols of the triumph of quantity over quality that the world has yet seen."
- Irving Babbitt
(Related: Quality, American, Day, Present, Quantity, Reading, State, World)

"I consider it top priority to improve water quality and increase water quantity in my community."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Quality, Community, Quantity, Water)

"Number is different from quantity."
- Gregory Bateson
(Related: Quantity)

"Rather, for all objects and experiences, there is a quantity that has optimum value. Above that quantity, the variable becomes toxic. To fall below that value is to be deprived."
- Gregory Bateson
(Related: Quantity, Value)

"It is impossible, in principle, to explain any pattern by invoking a single quantity."
- Gregory Bateson
(Related: Quantity)

"The greatest felony in the news business today is to be behind, or to miss a big story. So speed and quantity substitute for thoroughness and quality, for accuracy and context."
- Carl Bernstein
(Related: Business, Quality, Accuracy, News, Quantity, Today)

"It is not of the essence of mathematics to be conversant with the ideas of number and quantity."
- George Boole
(Related: Ideas, Mathematics, Quantity)

"In this case, the particle formed has correspondingly less energy, whereas the product nucleus passes into the ground state with emission of the quantity of energy saved as gamma radiation."
- Walther Bothe
(Related: Energy, Quantity, State)

"Wales was in ancient times divided into three parts nearly equal, consideration having been paid, in this division, more to the value than to the just quantity or proportion of territory."
- Giraldus Cambrensis
(Related: Consideration, Quantity, Value)

"There is a great discovery still to be made in literature, that of paying literary men by the quantity they do not write."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Men, Discovery, Literary, Literature, Quantity)

"We were totally unprepared for such a large quantity of visitors, and in view of the preservation of the antiquities they being very crowded and in poor preservation, we were obliged to refuse admission until some preparation was made to safeguard the objects."
- Howard Carter
(Related: Being, Poor, Preparation, Quantity)

"It is not the quantity but the quality of knowledge which determines the mind's dignity."
- William Ellery Channing
(Related: Quality, Knowledge, Dignity, Mind, Quantity)

"Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art."
- Frederic Chopin
(Related: Art, Achievement, Quantity, Reward, Simplicity)

"But in truth, should I meet with gold or spices in great quantity, I shall remain till I collect as much as possible, and for this purpose I am proceeding solely in quest of them."
- Christopher Columbus
(Related: Truth, Purpose, Gold, Quantity, Quest)

"Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast quantity of face within a comparatively short time, but the ability to form judgments requires the severe discipline of hard work and the tempering heat of experience and maturity."
- Calvin Coolidge
(Related: Experience, Wisdom, Work, Time, Knowledge, Discipline, Ability, Hard work, Maturity, May, Mind, Quantity)

"I have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about bad men not looking you in the face. Don't trust that conventional idea. Dishonesty will stare honesty out of countenance any day in the week, if there is anything to be got by it."
- Charles Dickens
(Related: Men, Trust, Idea, Honesty, Day, Dishonesty, Nonsense, Quantity, Will)

"The only thing I do worry about is that the more films I do the more visible I am going to become as a personality because of press and because of the sheer quantity of films."
- Vincent D'Onofrio
(Related: Personality, Press, Quantity, Worry)

"To those who ask what the infinitely small quantity in mathematics is, we answer that it is actually zero. Hence there are not so many mysteries hidden in this concept as they are usually believed to be."
- Leonhard Euler
(Related: Mathematics, Quantity)

"What makes a specific quality or quantity of innovation retain its intense newness over the years?"
- Brian Ferneyhough
(Related: Quality, Innovation, Quantity, Years)

"Nothing of the kind; they do all these things in their houses and sheds, with common charcoal fires, and a quantity of straw to stop up the crevices in the doors and windows."
- Robert Fortune
(Related: Houses, Nothing, Quantity, Windows)

"It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Work, Quality, God, Quantity, Will)

"We are rich in the quantity of songs rather than in the quality. The singer has to go through hundreds of compositions before he finds one that really says something."
- Alma Gluck
(Related: Quality, Quantity, Songs)

"Beauty is composed of an eternal, invariable element whose quantity is extremely difficult to determine, and a relative element which might be, either by turns or all at once, period, fashion, moral, passion."
- Jean-Luc Godard
(Related: Beauty, Fashion, Passion, Quantity)

"The first requisite of a sound monetary system is that it put the least possible power over the quantity or quality of money in the hands of the politicians."
- Henry Hazlitt
(Related: Money, Power, Quality, First, Politicians, Quantity, Sound)

"There's not a good poet I know who has not at the beck and call of his memory a vast quantity of poetry that composes his mental library."
- Anthony Hecht
(Related: Poetry, Memory, Quantity)

"What appeared to the earlier physicists to be the constant quantity of heat is nothing more than the whole motive power of the motion of heat, which remains constant so long as it is not transformed into other forms of work, or results afresh from them."
- Hermann von Helmholtz
(Related: Power, Work, Motive, Nothing, Quantity, Results)

"The older view of the nature of heat was that it is a substance, very fine and imponderable indeed, but indestructible, and unchangeable in quantity, which is an essential fundamental property of all matter."
- Hermann von Helmholtz
(Related: Nature, Property, Quantity)

"The law in question asserts, that the quantity of force which can be brought into action in the whole of Nature is unchangeable, and can neither be increased nor diminished."
- Hermann von Helmholtz
(Related: Nature, Action, Force, Law, Quantity, Question)

"Badness you can get easily, in quantity; the road is smooth, and it lies close by, But in front of excellence the immortal gods have put sweat, and long and steep is the way to it."
- Hesiod
(Related: Gods, Excellence, Lies, Quantity, Road)

"Corn is the leading food and feed crop of the United States in geographic range of production, acreage, and quantity of product. The vital importance of a large acreage of this crop, properly cared for, therefore, is obvious."
- David F. Houston
(Related: Food, Importance, Leading, Obvious, Production, Quantity, states, United)

"Though I have no productive worth, I have a certain value as an indestructible quantity."
- Alice James
(Related: Quantity, Value, Worth)

"Each year, therefore, a dollar spent on alcoholic beverages has purchased a smaller quantity."
- William Lyon Mackenzie King
(Related: Quantity)

"In the twelve months immediately preceding the outbreak; of war, the quantity of spirits, both domestic and imported released for sale in Canada, amounted to over three and a half million proof gallons."
- William Lyon Mackenzie King
(Related: War, Canada, Months, Proof, Quantity, Spirits)

"Knowledge is like money: to be of value it must circulate, and in circulating it can increase in quantity and, hopefully, in value."
- Louis L'Amour
(Related: Knowledge, Quantity, Value)

"It's difficult to get started-when it comes to dealing with an unknown quantity, people are reluctant to trust their own opinion. It helps if two or three people give you a boost."
- Lyle Lovett
(Related: Trust, People, Opinion, Quantity)

"It is our best work that God wants, not the dregs of our exhaustion. I think he must prefer quality to quantity."
- George MacDonald
(Related: Work, Quality, God, Exhaustion, Quantity)

"Everyone is looking for the sure thing. They are looking to hedge their bet. They think the way to do that is to go with a proven quantity, a remake of something you have already seen. That is their mindset."
- Leonard Maltin
(Related: Quantity)

"Education alone can conduct us to that enjoyment which is, at once, best in quality and infinite in quantity."
- Horace Mann
(Related: Education, Quality, Enjoyment, Infinite, Quantity)

"The trouble with the public is that there is too much of it; what we need in public is less quantity and more quality."
- Don Marquis
(Related: Quality, Public, Quantity, Trouble)

"The numbers may be said to rule the whole world of quantity, and the four rules of arithmetic may be regarded as the complete equipment of the mathematician."
- James C. Maxwell
(Related: Arithmetic, May, Numbers, Quantity, Rules, World)

"We can make a commitment to promote vegetables and fruits and whole grains on every part of every menu. We can make portion sizes smaller and emphasize quality over quantity. And we can help create a culture - imagine this - where our kids ask for healthy options instead of resisting them."
- Michelle Obama
(Related: Quality, Commitment, Culture, Help, Kids, Options, Quantity)

"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
(Related: Quality, Gifts, Man, Occupation, Quantity, Right, Will)

"It is the quality of lending over the quantity of lending."
- Lewis Thompson Preston
(Related: Quality, Quantity)

"I am not one of the great composers. All the great have produced enormously. There is everything in their work - the best and the worst, but there is always quantity. But I have written relatively little."
- Maurice Ravel
(Related: Work, Composers, Quantity)

"Talent is a matter of quantity. Talent does not write on page, it writes three hundred."
- Jules Renard
(Related: Talent, Quantity)

"If the quantity of labour realized in commodities, regulate their exchangeable value, every increase of the quantity of labour must augment the value of that commodity on which it is exercised, as every diminution must lower it."
- David Ricardo
(Related: Quantity, Value)

"If a commodity were in no way useful, - in other words, if it could in no way contribute to our gratification, - it would be destitute of exchangeable value, however scarce it might be, or whatever quantity of labour might be necessary to procure it."
- David Ricardo
(Related: Quantity, Value, Words)

"Gold and silver, like other commodities, have an intrinsic value, which is not arbitrary, but is dependent on their scarcity, the quantity of labour bestowed in procuring them, and the value of the capital employed in the mines which produce them."
- David Ricardo
(Related: Gold, Quantity, Value)

"In the same manner if any nation wasted part of its wealth, or lost part of its trade, it could not retain the same quantity of circulating medium which it before possessed."
- David Ricardo
(Related: Wealth, Nation, Quantity, Trade)

"It is not by the absolute quantity of produce obtained by either class, that we can correctly judge of the rate of profit, rent, and wages, but by the quantity of labour required to obtain that produce."
- David Ricardo
(Related: Class, Profit, Quantity, Wages)

"Gold, on the contrary, though of little use compared with air or water, will exchange for a great quantity of other goods."
- David Ricardo
(Related: Gold, Quantity, Water, Will)

"As the revenue of the farmer is realized in raw produce, or in the value of raw produce, he is interested, as well as the landlord, in its high exchangeable value, but a low price of produce may be compensated to him by a great additional quantity."
- David Ricardo
(Related: May, Quantity, Value)

"Quantity in food is more to be regarded than quality. A full meal is a great enemy both to study and industry."
- Samuel Richardson
(Related: Food, Quality, Enemy, Quantity, Study)

"If one introduces the concept of energy of an earthquake then that is a theoretically derived quantity."
- Charles Francis Richter
(Related: Energy, Quantity)

"There were sometimes from forty to sixty English machines, but unfortunately the Germans were often in the minority. With them quality was more important than quantity."
- Manfred von Richthofen
(Related: Quality, English, Machines, Minority, Quantity)

"Because of my age and because there's more work on the small screen. What it's missing in quality it makes up for in quantity. From an actor's selfish point of view."
- Cesar Romero
(Related: Age, Work, Quality, Actor, Quantity)

"The belief is growing on me that the disease is communicated by the bite of the mosquito... She always injects a small quantity of fluid with her bite - what if the parasites get into the system in this manner."
- Ronald Ross
(Related: Belief, Disease, Quantity)

"The strength and power of a country depends absolutely on the quantity of good men and women in it."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Men, Power, Women, Strength, Country, Quantity)

"In bodies moved, the motion is received, increased, diminished, or lost, according to the relations of the quantity of matter and velocity; each diversity is uniformity, each change is constancy."
- Charles de Secondat
(Related: Change, Constancy, Diversity, Quantity)

"It is the quality rather than the quantity that matters."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Quality, Quantity)

"It is quality rather than quantity that matters."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Quality, Quantity)

"Value denotes a relation reciprocally existing between two objects, and the precise relation which it denotes is the quantity of the one which can be obtained in exchange for a given quantity of the other."
- Nassau William Senior
(Related: Quantity, Value)

"The first truth for special operations is that quality is more important than quantity."
- Hugh Shelton
(Related: Quality, Truth, First, Quantity)

"I must have a prodigious quantity of mind; it takes me as much as a week sometimes to make it up."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Mind, Quantity)

"Greatness, generally speaking, is an unusual quantity of a usual quality grafted upon a common man."
- William Allen White
(Related: Quality, Greatness, Man, Quantity)

"Everyone who comes out does a very foolish thing in bringing such a quantity of clothes that he never wants."
- William John Wills
(Related: Clothes, Quantity)

"If I cannot overwhelm with my quality, I will overwhelm with my quantity."
- Emile Zola
(Related: Quality, Quantity, Will)