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John WoodenDon’t measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.

—  John Wooden, 1910-2010, American basketball coach

George Bernard ShawThe only man I know who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he takes my measurements anew each time he sees me. The rest go on with their old measurements and expect me to fit them.

—  George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950, Irish writer, Nobel 1925

Peter DruckerWhat gets measured gets managed.

—  Peter Drucker, 1909–2005, Austrian management guru

T. S. EliotI have measured out my life with coffee spoons.

—  T. S. Eliot, 1888-1965, British poet, Nobel 1948

Andy WarholDon't pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches.

—  Andy Warhol, 1928-1987, American artist

Oscar WildePeople who count their chickens before they are hatched act very wisely because chickens run about so absurdly that it's impossible to count them accurately.

—  Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900, Irish writer

Pablo PicassoArt is not the application of a canon of beauty but what the instinct and the brain can conceive beyond any canon. When we love a woman we don't start measuring her limbs.

—  Pablo Picasso, 1881-1973, Spanish painter


Funny Quotes

Steven WrightIt doesn’t matter what temperature a room is, it’s always room temperature.

—  Steven Wright, 1955-, American comedian

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Ancient Greek

ProtagorasMan is the measure of all things.

Πάντων χρημάτων μέτρον έστιν άνθρωπος.

—  Protagoras, 487-412 BC, Ancient Greek sophist

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Proverbs

Yiddish proverbWords should be weighed and not counted.

—  Yiddish proverb

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International proverbDon't count your chickens before they hatch.

—  International proverb

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French proverbWe will be measured with the same measure that we measure others.

—  French proverb


Movie Quotes

The Wizard of Oz (1939)A heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others.

—  from the film The Wizard of Oz (1939)

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Zorba the Greek (1964)You think too much.That is your trouble. Clever people and grocers, they weigh everything.

—  from the film Zorba the Greek (1964)

The Bucket List (2007)You measure yourself by the people who measure themselves by you.

—  from the film The Bucket List (2007)










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