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Top 100 Quotes About Calculation

#1. Small businesses have made the call that to stay alive, health care isn't something they can provide. I think it's a tragic calculation. - Author: Peter Lee
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#2. Common sense is calculation applied to life. - Author: Henri Frederic Amiel
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#3. I always work better when I do not reason, when no question of right or wrong enter in,-when my pulse quickens to the form before me without hesitation nor calculation. - Author: Edward Weston
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#4. There will be little rubs and disappointments everywhere, and we are all apt to expect too much; but then, if one scheme of happiness fails, human nature turns to another; if the first calculation is wrong, we make a second better: we find comfort somewhere. - Author: Jane Austen
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#5. In a world in which the price of calculation continues to decrease rapidly, but the price of theorem proving continues to hold steady or increase, elementary economics indicates that we ought to spend a larger and larger fraction of our time on calculation. - Author: John Tukey
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#6. Seems like people could behave themselves without making a calculation regarding how likely or unlikely they are to kill other people. - Author: Robert James Thomson
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#7. One essential object is to choose that arrangement which shall tend to reduce to a minimum the time necessary for completing the calculation. - Author: Ada Lovelace
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#8. Deng Xiaoping made a calculation. He bet on demographics. What he knew was that China had this enormous population of young, underemployed people, people who he could move from the farms to the coast and put them to work in factories, and that would be the lifeblood of China's economy. - Author: Evan Osnos
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#9. Morality must guide calculation, and calculation must guide politics. - Author: Madame De Stael
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#10. When a hypothesis enters a scientist's mind, he checks it by calculation and experiment, that is, by the mimicry and the pantomime of truth. It's plausibility infects others, and the hypothesis is accepted as the true explanation for the given phenomenon, until someone finds its faults. - Author: Vladimir Nabokov
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#11. Cathedrals are an unassailable witness to human passion. Using what demented calculation could an animal build such places? I think we know. An animal with a gorgeous genius for hope. - Author: Lionel Tiger
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#12. I had thought about everything carefully before I had agreed to him. I had made every preparation, every calculation, except for those two essentials that could not be calculated; his heart and mine. - Author: Jeanette Winterson
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#13. Ten thousand pounds is the legal value of a negligently taken life, of a child or a parent. A cold and somewhat mean-spirited calculation: you would do better if you slipped on a paving-stone and broke a front tooth. - Author: Nina Bawden
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#14. The ways of the Antichrist are slow and tortuous. He arrives when we do not expect him: not because the calculation suggested by the apostle was mistaken, but because we have not learned the art. - Author: Umberto Eco
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#15. A skyscraper is at the same time a triumph of the machine and a tremendous emotional experience, almost breath-taking. Not merely its height but its mass and proportions are the result of an emotion, as well as of calculation. - Author: George Gershwin
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#16. In the end the question is: Who is to be master, man or his machines? As long as the control over technology rests primarily on economic calculation, the victor is not likely to be man. - Author: Robert Heilbroner
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#17. With English literature, if you do a bit of shonky spelling, no one dies, but if you're half-way through a maths calculation and you stick in an extra zero, everything just crashes into the ravine. - Author: Mark Haddon
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#18. It was about three o'clock at night when the final result of the calculation [which gave birth to quantum mechanics] lay before me ... At first I was deeply shaken ... I was so excited that I could not think of sleep. So I left the house ... and awaited the sunrise on top of a rock. - Author: Werner Heisenberg
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#19. If ... we choose a group of social phenomena with no antecedent knowledge of the causation or absence of causation among them, then the calculation of correlation coefficients, total or partial, will not advance us a step toward evaluating the importance of the causes at work. - Author: Ronald Fisher
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#20. Revenge is a business of calculation, best served cold. Rescue holds more of sacrifice, suicidal danger, and all manner of other madness that should have me running in the opposite direction. - Author: Mark Lawrence
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#21. God does not wait for us to go to him, but it is he who moves toward us, without calculation, without quantification. - Author: Pope Francis
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#22. Everything that is beautiful and noble is the product of reason and calculation. - Author: Charles Baudelaire
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#23. It is wonderful when a calculation is made, how little the mind is actually employed in the discharge of any profession. - Author: Samuel Johnson
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#24. We have devalued the singular human capacity to see things whole in all their psychic, emotional and moral dimensions, and we have replaced this with faith in the powers of technical calculation. - Author: Neil Postman
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#25. A state-of-the-art calculation requires 100 hours of CPU time on the state-of-the-art computer, independent of the decade. - Author: Edward Teller
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#26. I base my calculation on the expectation that luck will be against me. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#27. The first man to understand the extraordinary magical power of applying mathematical calculation to things in nature was an Italian called Galileo Galilei. - Author: E.H. Gombrich
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#28. Dogs are blameless, devoid of calculation, neither blessed nor cursed with human motives. They can't really be held responsible for what they do. But we can."
--from The Dogs of Bedlam Farm - Author: Jon Katz
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#29. But we agree with the NTSB that if we eliminated the thrust- reverser calculation, it would be an extra margin of safety. Airport capacity and airline efficiency are important, but safety is the most important thing. - Author: Laura Brown
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#30. I am sure that in estimating every man's value either in private or public life, a pure integrity is the quality we take first into calculation, and that learning and talents are only the second. - Author: Thomas Jefferson
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#31. The calculation of ignorance is too great for any calculator, only someone who has experienced bliss and genuine ignorance can determine valid or not, not those whom of which scrutinize it - Author: Aaron Ozee
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#32. Prunella took to the ballrooms of London in the spirit of ruthless calculation of a general entering a battlefield. - Author: Zen Cho
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#33. Virtue by calculation is the virtue of vice. - Author: Joseph Joubert
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#34. Nearly always, so as to live at peace with ourselves, we disguise our own impotence and weakness as calculation and policy; it is our way of placating that half of our being which is in a sense a spectator of the other. - Author: Benjamin Constant
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#35. Kestrel's cruel calculation appalled her. This was part of what had made her resist the military: the fact that she could make decisions like this, that she did have a mind for strategy, that people could be so easily become pieces in a game she was determined to win ... - Author: Marie Rutkoski
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#36. There is no greater good in all the world than motherhood. The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation. - Author: James E. Faust
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#37. The potential savings in the national budgets from the elimination of police, criminal courts, standing armies, pollution control agencies, drug enforcement, and many poverty programs is almost beyond calculation. - Author: Pat Robertson
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#38. To practice space is thus to repeat the joyful and silent experience of childhood; it is, in a place, to be other and to move toward the other ... Kandinsky dreamed of: 'a great city built according to all the rules of architecture and then suddenly shaken by a force that defies all calculation. - Author: Michel De Certeau
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#39. In a body [like Congress] where there are more than one hundred talking lawyers, you can make no calculation upon the termination of any debate. - Author: Franklin Pierce
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#40. I love you, and beneath all that logic, calculation, and superstition, I know you love me too. - Author: Richelle Mead
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#41. The (narcissitic) rage may turn into, or be accompanied by, a cold hatred that gives her qualities of power, invincibility, and calculation. This hatred underlies the desire for vengeance, for wanting to inflict pain and suffering, and for actually enjoying getting back at the person who failed her. - Author: A.H. Almaas
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#42. Probability theory is nothing more than common sense reduced to calculation. -1819 - Author: Pierre-Simon Laplace
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#43. An algorithm is a methodical set of steps that can be used to make calculations, resolve problems and reach decisions. An algorithm isn't a particular calculation, but the method followed when making the calculation. - Author: Yuval Noah Harari
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#44. Sound economy is a sound understanding brought into action; it is calculation realized; it is the doctrine of proportion reduced to practice; it is foreseeing contingencies, and providing against them. - Author: Hannah More
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#45. That mysterious independent variable of political calculation, Public Opinion. - Author: Thomas Huxley
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#46. Experimental work of great refinement is necessary in order to determine atomic weights. No relationships between them have yet been certainly found which make it possible for us to compute by any sort of calculation exactly the value of any one atomic weight from any other. - Author: Theodore William Richards
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#47. Bureaucracy develops the more perfectly, the more it is 'dehumanized', the more completely it succeeds in eliminating from business love, hatred, and all purely personal, irrational, and emotional elements which escape calculation. - Author: Max Weber
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#48. We are perhaps not far removed from the time when we shall be able to submit the bulk of chemical phenomena to calculation. - Author: Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac
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#49. Every relationship is a cost benefit calculation; either it is material or spiritual. - Author: M.F. Moonzajer
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#50. And it was only as he rose from the bed, his body illuminated by the colored lights of the city, that I caught the glint of calculation behind his eyes, a cold, blank set to his face. His shadow self, and not a nice one. - Author: Jennifer Egan
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#51. My errors have been errors of calculation and judging men, not in appreciating the true nature of truth and ahimsa or in their application. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#52. The sum which two married people owe to one another defies calculation. It is an infinite debt, which can only be discharged through all eternity. - Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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#53. I emphasize that virtually every engineering calculation is ultimately a failure calculation, because without a failure criterion against which to measure the calculated result, it is a meaningless number. - Author: Henry Petroski
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#54. Now this foreknowledge cannot be elicited from spirits; it cannot be obtained inductively from experience, nor by any deductive calculation. - Author: Sun Tzu
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#55. I can show you that the art of calculation has to do with odd and even numbers in their numerical relations to themselves and to each other. - Author: Plato
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#56. To be spontaneous means not to act out of the past, because out of the past is all cunningness, cleverness, calculation, arithmetic. - Author: Rajneesh
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#57. For reason, on the one hand, signifies the idea of a free, human social life. On the other hand, reason is the court of judgment of calculation, the instrument of domination, and the means for the greatest exploitation of nature. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#58. The incident, played out for, it seemed, a few infinitely elastic seconds, caused a certain calculation to go through the boy's head. - Author: Neel Mukherjee
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#59. Death is the surest calculation that can be made. - Author: Ludwig Buchner
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#60. Indeed, as the above calculation indicates, to take full advantage of the memory space available, the ultimate laptop must turn all its matter into energy. - Author: Seth Lloyd
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#61. CHAPTER VII Geometrical Details. - Calculation of the Capacity of the Balloon. - The Double Receptacle. - The Covering. - The Car. - The Mysterious Apparatus. - The Provisions and Stores. - The Final Summing up. - Author: Jules Verne
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#62. Failure is Central to engineering. Every single calculation that an engineer makes is a failure calculation. - Author: Henry Petroski
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#63. More than sixty years ago, mathematical logicians, by defining precisely the concept of an algorithm, gave content to the ancient human idea of an effective calculation. Their definitions led to the creation of the digital computer, an interesting example of thought bending matter to its ends. - Author: David Berlinski
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#64. If human nature felt no temptation to take a chance, no satisfaction (profit apart) in constructing a factory, a railway, a mine or a farm, there might not be much investment merely as a result of cold calculation. - Author: John Maynard Keynes
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#65. At a moderate calculation, among a million of persons inhabiting the metropolis, there are, at least, twenty-five thousand children who attend these schools, and cost their parents as many pounds sterling, per annum. - Author: Joseph Lancaster
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#66. The infinite, absolute character of Virtue has passed into a finite, conditional one; it is no longer a worship of the Beautiful and Good; but a calculation of the Profitable. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#67. If we can't get back to principles and integrity and it's reduced just the interest of calculation and Machiavellian manipulation, we are in deep trouble. - Author: Cornel West
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#68. It seems to me, that if statesmen had a little more arithmetic, or were accustomed to calculation, wars would be much less frequent. - Author: Benjamin Franklin
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#69. Value is a perception not a calculation. Value is something people feel, not something we tell them they get - Author: Simon Sinek
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#70. As soon as an Analytical Engine exists, it will necessarily guide the future course of the science. Whenever any result is sought by its aid, the question will then arise - by what course of calculation can these results be arrived at by the machine in the shortest time? - Author: Charles Babbage
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#71. I looked down at the Nightside, spread out before me like the most seductive whore in the world. Promising everything and anytthing, her wide smile and inviting eyes hiding the cold calculation in her heart. - Author: Simon R. Green
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#72. Ethics is not a
geometrical calculation; "others" are never very far from "us"; "they" and "we" are co-constituted and entangled through the very cuts "we" help to enact. Cuts cut "things" together and apart. Cuts are not enacted from the outside, nor are they ever enacted once and for all. - Author: Karen Barad
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#73. We are often more treacherous through weakness than calculation - Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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#74. I do think there are very few extreme right-wing gay Republicans. Although it depends how you define "extreme right-wing." They're making a political calculation. - Author: Kirby Dick
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#75. The closet exists because people don't talk about it, so that people going into political careers make a calculation early on. They say to themselves, "well, the closet is under the radar, I can do this." - Author: Kirby Dick
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#76. It is unworthy of excellent men to lose hours like slaves in the labour of calculation which could safely be relegated to anyone else if machines were used.
(Describing, in 1685, the value to astronomers of the hand-cranked calculating machine he had invented in 1673.) - Author: Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
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#77. The PS3 is not a game machine. We've never once called it a game machine ... With the PS3, our intentions have been to create a machine with supercomputer calculation capabilities for home entertainment. - Author: Ken Kutaragi
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#78. The faith of scientists in the power and truth of mathematics is so implicit that their work has gradually become less and less observation, and more and more calculation ... But the facts which are accepted by virtue of these tests are not actually observed at all. - Author: Susanne Katherina Langer
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#79. Height, weight and body mass index.' Gene was skimming ahead. 'Can't you do the calculation yourself?' 'That's the purpose of the question,' I said. 'Checking they can do basic arithmetic. I don't want a partner who's mathematically illiterate. - Author: Graeme Simsion
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#80. First, inevitably, the idea, the fantasy, the fairy tale. Then, scientific calculation. Ultimately, fulfillment crowns the dream. - Author: Konstantin Tsiolkovsky
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#81. It was so simple to paint things as I saw them; to put without special calculation a red close to a blue. - Author: Paul Gauguin
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#82. Una's face was an unbroken block of calculation, saving where, upon her upper lip, a little down of hair fluttered. Yet it gave one an uncanny feeling. It made one think of a tassel on a hammer. - Author: Djuna Barnes
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#83. Cold calculation, random spots of color, mathematically exact construction (clearly shown or concealed), drawing that is now silent and now strident ... Is this not form? - Author: Giacomo Puccini
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#84. Business, more than any other occupation, is a continual dealing with the future; it is a continual calculation, an instinctive exercise in foresight. - Author: Henry R. Luce
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#85. Mathematics, in the common lay view, is a static discipline based on formulas ... But outside the public view, mathematics continues to grow at a rapid rate ... the guid to this growth is not calculation and formulas, but an open ended search for pattern. - Author: Lynn Steen
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#86. I understood that I was inventing myself, and that I was doing this more in the way of a painter than in the way of a scientist. I could not count on precision or calculation; I could only count on intuition. - Author: Jamaica Kincaid
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#87. I love you because I love you, because it would be impossible not to love you. I love you without question, without calculation, without reason good or bad, faithfully, with all my heart and soul, and every faculty. - Author: Juliette Drouet
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#88. Self-interest and rational calculation can thus look like common sense, but there are other ways of understanding human motivations. - Author: Derek Wall
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#89. Those who have a natural talent for calculation are generally quick-witted at every other kind of knowledge; and even the dull, if they have had an arithmetical training, although they may derive no other advantage from it, always become much quicker than they would have been. - Author: Plato
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#90. Calculation never made a hero. - Author: John Henry Newman
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#91. Nature seems to have poured forth her riches so without calculation, merely to mark the fullness of her joy. - Author: Margaret Fuller
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#92. Our experience is fragmentary. Its parts don't add up. They don't even belong in the same calculation. Sometimes it is hard to believe they are all parts of one thing. Nothing makes sense until we realize that experience does not accumulate like money, or memories, or like years and frailties. - Author: Marilynne Robinson
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#93. Comparing the capacity of computers to the capacity of the human brain, I've often wondered, where does our success come from? The answer is synthesis, the ability to combine creativity and calculation, art and science, into whole that is much greater than the sum of its parts. - Author: Garry Kasparov
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#94. They are supposed to be dispassionate dispensers of Pure Justice, icy islands of emotionless calculation. In short, umpires should be acute Republicans. - Author: George Will
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#95. This love for everyday things,
part natural from the wide eye of Infancy,
part a literary calculation - Author: Billy Collins
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#96. The game of life does not proceed like a mathematical calculation on the principle that two and two make four. Sometimes they make five, or minus four, and sometimes the blackboard topples over in the middle of the sum and the pedagogue is left with a black eye. - Author: Winston S. Churchill
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#97. In India, I learned a proverb that says, 'Distrust the calculation seven times over, the mathematician a hundred times.' - Author: Julio Cesar De Mello E Souza
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#98. A cold-blooded, calculation, unprincipled, usurper, without a virtue, no statesman, knowing nothing of commerce, political economy, or civil government, and supplying ignorance by bold presumption. - Author: Thomas Jefferson
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#99. The circumstances of human society are too complicated to be submitted to the rigor of mathematical calculation. - Author: Marquis De Custine
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#100. You have no idea, how much poetry there is in the calculation of a table of logarithms! - Author: Carl Friedrich Gauss
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