One writer, for instance, excels at a plan, or a title-page, another works away the body of the book, and a third is a dab at an index.
The true index of a man's character is the health of his wife.
The world is a great volume, and man the index of that book.john donne
The real index of this country is the smiles of the people, not the economic index.
If frequent teabreaks and other manifestations of disguised leisure are regarded as goodsand economics suggests that they be so regardedtheir inclusion in any index of output per capita might go some way to enhance Britain's comparative performance.
I certainly think that the best book in the world would owe the most to a good index, and the worst book, if it had but a single good thought in it, might be kept alive by it.
So essential did I consider an index to be to every book, that I proposed to bring a bill into Parliament to deprive an author who publishes a book without an index of the privilege of copyright, and, moreover, to subject him for his offense to a pecuniary penalty.
An index is a necessary implement. * * * Without this, a large author is but a labyrinth without a clue to direct the readers within.thomas fuller
The index tells us the contents of stories and directs to the particular chapters.
Philosophy is the science of estimating values. The superiority of any state or substance over another is determined by philosophy. By assigning a position of primary importance to what remains when all that is secondary has been removed, philosophy thus becomes the true index of priority or emphasis in the realm of speculative thought.manly palmer hall
The only index by which to judge a government or a way of life is by the quality of the people it acts upon. No matter how noble the objectives of a government, if it blurs decency and kindness, cheapens human life, and breeds ill will and suspicion it is an evil government.Eric Hoffer
Any inaccuracies in this index may be explained by the fact that it has been sorted with the help of a computer.donald knuth
In the absence of truth there is no necessity, and this observation may serve as an index to the position of the modern egotist. Having become incapable of knowing, he becomes incapable of working, in the sense that all work is a bringing of the ideal from potentiality into actuality. … The modern worker does not, save in rare instances, respond to the ideal in the task.richard weaver
It is often said that a monkey could run an index fund. Nothing could be further fro the truth. Precisely tracking an index requires a very high degree of market savvy, discipline and nerve.
The marble index of a mind forever Voyaging through strange seas of thought, alone.william wordsworth
The index of a search engine can be thought of as analogous to the stars in [the] sky. What we see has never existed, as the light has traveled different distances to reach our eye. Similarly, Web pages referenced in an index were also explored at different dates and they may not exist any more.
"I and the person who looks after an orphan and provides for him, will be in Paradise like this," putting his index and middle fingers together.
The important thing is not the planning of an index Verborum Prohibitorum of current noble nouns, but rather the examination of their linguistic function.theodor adorno
"Oh, I cannot abide these complacent clods," I exclaim. "I cannot relate to these opulent oafs who are laughing in the streets. They are not high enough or low enough. For my love I must find the poor, the deprived, the fornicators, the addicts, the drunkards, the unwashed, ..." "Oh, these are the poor," the clod told me. "This is the poorest street in town, index Y-Z. It's hard to tell them apart now except that the poor spend more ostentatiously than the rich do."r. a. lafferty
The Gross National Happiness index is often used by cities, campuses, communities , companies and other groups to assess their area or group's well-being.