Excessively precise economic analysis can lead to assessing everything in terms of its easily measurable melt value – the value that thieves get from stealing copper wiring from isolated houses, that vandals got from tearing down Greek temples for the lead joints holding the marble blocks together, that shortsighted timber companies get from liquidating their forests. The standard to insist on is live value. What is something worth when it's working?
To be a standard shape is not all in life. To know is also important.brian aldiss
Maurice is a born fighter; he’s tricky and aggressive. Maurice confidently contests the sharpest lines of any opening without worrying about whether his opponent will know it better or come up with a novelty. To earn the GM title, Maurice had to go past his natural talents and work hard on raising his positional and endgame play to the GM standard.maurice ashley
We are so proud of our guarantees of freedom in thought and speech and worship, that, unconsciously, we are guilty of one of the greatest errors that ignorance can make — we assume our standard of values is shared by all other humans in the world.
It is my personal conviction that almost any one of the newborn states of the world would far rather embrace Communism or any other form of dictatorship than acknowledge the political domination of another government, even though that brought to each citizen a far higher standard of living.
But the standard churchy spirituality doesn’t require any real action, courage, or sacrifice from its attendees.alan hirsch
Equity is a roguish thing. For Law we have a measure, know what to trust to; Equity is according to the conscience of him that is Chancellor, and as that is larger or narrower, so is Equity. 'T is all one as if they should make the standard for the measure we call a "foot" a Chancellor's foot; what an uncertain measure would this be! One Chancellor has a long foot, another a short foot, a third an indifferent foot. 'T is the same thing in the Chancellor's conscience.john selden
Were I so tall to reach the pole,Or grasp the ocean with my span,I must be measured by my soul;The mind's the standard of the man.Isaac Watts
If a British parliamentarian comes to sue for peace, he must first kneel before the imperial standard, for this is a victory of monarchy over democracy.
Natural historians tend to avoid tendentious preaching in this philosophical mode (although I often fall victim to such temptations in these essays). Our favored style of doubting is empirical: if I wish to question your proposed generality, I will search for a counterexample in flesh and blood. Such counterexamples exist in abundance, for they form a staple in a standard genre of writing in natural history the “wonderment of oddity” or “strange ways of the beaver” tradition.stephen jay gould
“Judge” Andrew Napolitano is at it again, legitimizing some of the worst people in American politics on his Fox News online show. This time around, he’s pimping for Ron Paul and racialist paleocon Lew Rockwell... [Ron Paul is] a kook with weird unworkable ideas about the economy (return to the gold standard? you've gotta be kidding) and unsavory racist connections.charles foster johnson
In the federal confirmation process, a standard question from the judiciary committee is, "Well, if you're confirmed will you legislate?" And, with a look of horror, the nominee says, "Oh, I won't legislate." Well, what about the law of contract and tort; where do they think it came from, the stork?anthony kennedy
The art of advertisement, after the American manner, has introduced into all our life such a lavish use of superlatives, that no standard of value whatever is intact.wyndham lewis
Nixon would like to consign us to to the level of the most backward countries in the whole Middle East. Why lower us to the standard of the Saudis rather than raising the Saudis to meet us?muhammad reza pahlavi
I believe Not more in God's word than in yours; and this Not for your station's sake, nor yet your fame's, How high soe'er the wind of war have blown The splendour of your standard: but, my lord, Your face and heart and speech, being one, require Of any not base-born and servile-souled Faith: and my faith I give you.algernon charles swinburne
Justice has nothing to do with victor nations and vanquished nations, but must be a moral standard that all the world's peoples can agree to. To seek this and to achieve it - that is true civilization.Hideki Tojo
Anyone must be mainly ignorant or thoughtless, who is surprised at everything he sees; or wonderfully conceited who expects everything to conform to his standard of propriety.
It is of the utmost importance that a nation should have a correct standard by which to weigh the character of its rulers.
"Can we afford industrial design?" "Is the industrial design consultant merely a stylist:;?" "Does the employment of a designer tend to raise the standard of design?" These questions leap to the mind. My friend, Raymond Loewy, Honorary r.d.i., has gone to a great deal of trouble in his answers to these questions...
For enlightenment, anything which does not conform to the standard of calculability and utility must be viewed with suspicion.
I refuse to accept other people's ideas of happiness for me. As if there's a 'one size fits all' standard for happiness.Kanye West
Anonymous leaking is an ancient art and many websites publish documents from sources they cannot identify. What Wikileaks has done is to professionalise the operation. They have created a standard procedure for receiving, processing and publishing leaks.
The standard of simple eating is one bowl of rice and one side dish."
This fact, that the opposite of sin is by no means virtue, has been overlooked. The latter is partly a pagan view, which is content with a merely human standard, and which for that very reason does not know what sin is, that all sin is before God. No, the opposite of sin is faith.
The appearance of things to the mind is the standard of every action to man.
The prayer is the standard of Islam. Whosoever loves prayers, and observes their limits, timings and methods, is a true believer.
The great standard of literature as to purity and exactness of style is the Bible.
'Tis all one as if they should make the standard for the measure, we call a Foot, a Chancellor's Foot; what an uncertain Measure would this be! one Chancellor has a long Foot, another a short Foot, a Third an indifferent Foot. 'Tis the same thing in the Chancellor's Conscience.john selden