The foot, the pound, and the pint are all close to the size of many things used in daily life. In contrast, the metre, the kilogram, and the litre are all rather large, and the centimetre, the gram, and the millilitre rather small, for many practical uses.
The size of General Motors is in the service not of monopoly or the economies of scale but of planning.john kenneth galbraith
While local economies may experience significant price imbalances, a national severe price distortion seems most unlikely in the United States, given its size and diversity.Alan Greenspan
A single grain of sand can have an influence far out of proportion to its size, but when it gathers together with vast numbers of its colleagues, very strange things can indeed happen.
The Mahapuranas contain 400,000 slokas . They are four times the size of Mahabharata . In these, six are Satvic or Vaishnava Puranas and glorify Lord Vishnu, six are Rajasic or Brahma Puranas and glorify Lord Brahma, and six are Tamasic or Shiva Puranas and glorify Lord Shiva.
I will defend my title as heavyweight champion of the world against all comers, none barred. By this I mean black, Mexican, Indian or any other nationality without regard to color, size or nativity. I propose to be the champion of the world, not the white or the Canadian or the American or any other limited degree of champion.Tommy Burns
If an apple is magnified to the size of the earth, then the atoms in the apple are approximately the size of the original apple.richard feynman
During the era of Assad junior… Damascus-Tehran relations have changed from alliance to blind obedience... The Iranians have found their way into Syria, which is obvious from the size of Iran 's diplomatic mission in Damascus, numbering hundreds of officials!
In accordance with the foregoing investigations on mathematical principles, let bronze vessels be made, proportionate to the size of the theatre, and let them be so fashioned that, when touched, they may produce with one another the notes of the fourth, the fifth, and so on up the double octave.
You may know by my size, that I have a kind of alacrity in sinking.
Iwanted toattempt something of ambition and size even if that meant I might be accused of straying too close to ambition's ugly twin, pretentiousness.
Fleas know not whether they are upon the body of a giant or upon one of ordinary size.walter savage landor
As the corporation's size and power grew, so did the need to assuage people's fears of it. The corporation suffered its first full-blown legitimacy crisis in the wake of the early-twentieth-century merger movement, when, for the first time, many Americans realized that corporations, now turned behemoths, threatened to overwhelm their social institutions and governments.joel bakan
The horror of the Twentieth Century was the size of each new event, and the paucity of its reverberation.norman mailer
I look at an ant and see myself: a native South African, endowed with a strength much greater than my size, so I might cope with the weight of racism that crushes my spirit.miriam makeba
By increasing the size of the keyhole, today's playwrights are in danger of doing away with the door.peter ustinov
Either Stone Age man was a technological wizard, who carefully removed his technological achievements so as not to upset his inferior progeny, or our population dwindled from a once astronomical size to the mere three billions of today.heinz von foerster
Now we've entered Globalization 3.0, and it is shrinking the world from size small to a size tiny.thomas l. friedman
The only thing we are naturally afraid of is pain, or loss of pleasure. And because these are not annexed to any shape, colour, or size of visible objects, we are frighted of none of them, till either we have felt pain from them, or have notions put into us that they will do us harm.john locke
These are, of course, some things which, for utility's sake, must be made of the same size in a small theatre, and a large one: such as the steps, curved cross-aisles, their parapets, the passages, stairways, stages, tribunals, and any other things which occur that make it necessary to give up symmetry so as not to interfere with utility.vitruvius
The danger is becoming greater. As the arsenals of the superpowers grow in size and sophistication and as other governments perhaps even, in the future, dozens of governments acquire these weapons, it may be only a matter of time before madness, desperation, greed or miscalculation lets loose the terrible force.
Sand grains comes in variety of shapes, which can make measuring its size quite tricky.
IT is not size that counts in business . Some companies with $500,000 capital net more profits than other companies with $5 million. size is a handicap unless efficiency goes with it
The principle of bounded rationality [is] the capacity of the human mind for formulating and solving complex problems is very small compared with the size of the problems whose solution is required for objectively rational behavior in the real world or even for a reasonable approximation to such objective rationality.
They were trolls. Obviously trolls. Even Bilbo, in spite of his sheltered life, could see that: from the great heavy faces of them, and their size, and the shape of their legs, not to mention their language, which was not drawing-room fashion at all, at all.
The Administration's policy on women is often hard to see because it is written in the font size of pharmaceutical ads.
Rocks, torrents, gulfs, and shapes of giant size And glitt'ring cliffs on cliffs, and fiery ramparts rise.james beattie
If there be, or ever were, one such, It’s past the size of dreaming.