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  • Calculating selfishness is the annihilation of self. -- Anton Chekhov
  • Calculating how much carbon is absorbed by which forests and farms is a tricky task, especially when politicians do it. -- Donella Meadows
  • Calculating how much carbon is absorbed by which forests and farms is a tricky task, especially when politicians do it." -- Donella Meadows
  • Calculating machines do sums better than even the cleverest peopleā?¦ As arithmetic has grown easier, it has come to be less respected. -- Bertrand Russell
  • I'm calculating, self-sufficient, reserved, and I enjoy being alone. -- Melissa Sue Anderson
  • Computers do the calculating to allow people to transform the world. -- Conrad Wolfram
  • No woman should ever be quite accurate about her age. It looks so calculating. -- Oscar Wilde
  • Choosing writing as a career, just by itself, is a measure of not being a calculating person. -- Justin Cronin
  • But I wanted marriage for myself. I was not calculating about it. I wish I was more calculating. -- Linda McCartney
  • I know that the right kind of political leader for the Labour Party is a desiccated calculating machine. -- Aneurin Bevan
  • I'm pretty calculating. I take stuff that I know appeals to people's bad sides and match it up with stuff that appeals to their good sides. -- Kanye West
  • What our children have to fear is not the cars on the highways of tomorrow but our own pleasure in calculating the most elegant parameters of their deaths. -- J. G. Ballard
  • Too many talented and supremely calculating politicians, including Nixon and Clinton, have destroyed their careers, or come close, by acting in ways that were obviously against their own interests. -- George Packer
  • My doctor asked me how many golf balls I had hit in my career. I'm lying there in bed calculating somewhere between four and five million golf balls I had hit to do that on my body. -- Greg Norman
  • I have never been so calculating as to sing some Barry White song to get a girl. But I do think it's very romantic to cook dinner and sit around the piano at night and sing together. -- John Stamos
  • Chemistry, until my childhood, not that long ago, was regarded as a calculating device. Because you couldn't reduce to physics. So it's just some way of calculating the result of experiments. The Bohr atom was treated that way. -- Noam Chomsky
  • Having a Congress with a more diverse educational and professional background would serve the country well. And given the budget challenges facing America today, we might benefit from a few more cold, calculating problem solvers, and fewer courtroom impresarios. -- John Sununu
  • The great thing about behavioural psychology and economics is that they help us to see that there are actually pretty good reasons why human beings swing from greed to fear, and why we're not really calculating machines or utility-maximisers. -- Niall Ferguson
  • I have no interest in gender or race or anything like that. But everyone else is kind of, with their calculating - is this the exact right mix? I think that's - to me it's anti-comedy. It's more about PC-nonsense. -- Jerry Seinfeld
  • I recently read that it's the left brain that does all that calculating, and the right brain that does the poetry. Somehow I've veered way towards the left. I've been doing it for years. Maybe I do art to balance it out. -- Jason Mraz
  • I'm always calculating what I want to do, who I want to be, what I want to accomplish. I don't need to worry about that - that's always there on a slow simmer. The muscle I have to work on is being more present. -- Chris Pine
  • I do what I do, and write what I write, without calculating what is worth what and so on. Fortunately, I am not a banker or an accountant. I feel that there is a time when a political statement needs to be made and I make it. -- Arundhati Roy
  • Although it may seem callous to say so, millions of Americans are lucky that Magic Johnson was infected with H.I.V. There is no way of calculating how many lives he has saved. No advertising agency could have invented a better, or more effective, role model. -- Michael Specter
  • It is only when you watch the dense mass of thousands of ants, crowded together around the Hill, blackening the ground, that you begin to see the whole beast, and now you observe it thinking, planning, calculating. It is an intelligence, a kind of live computer, with crawling bits for its wits. -- Lewis Thomas
  • I have to be a lot more calculating because I'm a very private person. I actually really struggle with the attention; I'm generally a pretty shy kind of a person. So it's tough figuring out how to manage it. But there are ways of managing it, and you just have to be smart. -- Emily Watson
  • People don't realize what a brilliant politician Lincoln was. Looking back, we want to ascribe a level of providence to his every decision but he was a cunning and calculating politician; from the cultivation of his image as a hayseed from Illinois, to his ability to keep this country together under dire circumstances. -- Henry Louis Gates
  • As any parent knows, part of your mind is always engaged - wondering and worrying that everything is okay and calculating all the stuff that has to get done in the course of a day. When the children are asleep in their beds, I can go where I really need to go in my head. -- Anne Michaels
  • Easter' is a movable event, calculated by the relative positions of sun and moon, an impossible way of fixing year by year the anniversary of a historical event, but a very natural and indeed inevitable way of calculating a solar festival. These changing dates do not point to the history of a man, but to the hero of a solar myth. -- Annie Besant
  • Why have computers? Politicians are far more calculating. -- Andre Brie
  • Keke Rosberg is as calculating as a slot machine. -- Louis Stanley
  • I'm calculating, self-sufficient, reserved, and I enjoy being alone -- Melissa Sue Anderson
  • Traditional market researchers are cold and calculating and scientific. -- Frank Luntz
  • All our fret and worry is caused by calculating without God. -- Oswald Chambers
  • Great works are done when one is not calculating and thinking. -- D.T. Suzuki
  • Nay, Madam, when you are declaiming, declaim; and when you are calculating, calculate. -- Samuel Johnson
  • A gamester, as such, is the cool, calculating, essential spirit of concentrated, avaricious selfishness. -- Henry Ward Beecher
  • Art begins when an observer's sensibilities engage with the understatements of a calculating craftsman. -- Sara Genn
  • Sin in this country has been always said to be rather calculating than impulsive. -- Frank Moore Colby
  • When a peasant begins to feel the need for instruction, he usually becomes fiercely calculating. -- Emile Zola
  • I would never have supposed that inexperienced girl was capable of such cold-blooded, calculating manipulation! -- Barbara Mertz
  • Innocence alone dares commit certain acts of audacity. Virtue, when tutored, is as calculating as vice. -- Honore de Balzac
  • The first step in calculating which way to go is to find out where you are. -- Margaret Thatcher
  • Behind every coincidence, every stroke of luck, and every miracle, there is inevitably a cold and calculating mind. -- Ryohgo Narita
  • ... the courage of one's opinions is always a form of calculating cowardice in the eyes of the 'other side'... -- Marcel Proust
  • The courage of one's opinions is always a form of calculating cowardice in the eyes of the "other side. -- Marcel Proust
  • There is a proverbial saying chiefly concerned with warning against too closely calculating the numerical value of un-hatched chicks. -- Neil Gaiman
  • The law is not a series of calculating machines where answers come tumbling out when the right levers are pushed. -- William O. Douglas
  • Good players develop a tactical instinct, a sense of what is possible or likely and what is not worth calculating. -- Samuel Reshevsky
  • At a time when so many scholars in the world are calculating, is it not desirable that some, who can, dream ? -- Rene Thom
  • Mind can come. All this world is minds. But something is not concerned with the calculating, interpreting tendency of the mind. -- Mooji
  • The runner's greatest asset, apart from essential fitness of body, is a cool and calculating brain allied to confidence and courage. -- Franz Stampfl
  • Kyoya: Some say I only became more calculating but I don't care... because you lose out if you don't have fun, right? -- Bisco Hatori
  • Hope doesn't come from calculating whether the good news is winning out over the bad. Its simply a choice to take action. -- Anna Lappe
  • Capablanca's phenomenal move-searching algorithm in those early years, when he possessed a wonderful ability for calculating variations very rapidly, made him invincible. -- Mikhail Botvinnik
  • Vegetarians have wicked, shifty eyes, and laugh in a cold calculating manner. They pinch little children, steal stamps, drink water, favor beards. -- J. B. Morton
  • Why are so many very smart people not also rich? I guess they are too busy calculating risks rather than getting into action. -- Ziad K. Abdelnour
  • Someone cold, politically calculating with no moral compass who can't be trusted. That's what polling and discussions with voters indicate [about Hillary Clinton]. -- Tamara Keith
  • A calculating engine is one of the most intricate forms of mechanism, a telegraph key one of the simplest. But compare their value. -- George Iles
  • You are perfectly right in making some slight alteration. Indeed, no woman should ever be quite accurate about her age. It looks so calculating. -- Oscar Wilde
  • Grand strategy is the art of looking beyond the present battle and calculating ahead. Focus on your ultimate goal and plot to reach it. -- Robert Greene
  • My God, how badly one calculates in this world! ... Let us leave off calculating on anything but death -- it is the only certainty. -- Eugenie de Guerin
  • Many of my personal enemies picture me as a cold type - a person who acts according to a certain line, a calculating type. -- Walter Schellenberg
  • I see Hillary [Clinton] as a calculating politician without any vision. It depends what the next thing is that they calculate she needs to say. -- John Kasich
  • If the assumptions used in calculating energy are changed, then this seriously affects the final result, even though the same body of data might be used. -- Charles Francis Richter
  • I have always considered "Pascal's Wager" a questionable bet to place. Any God worth "believing in" would surely prefer an honest agnostic to a calculating hypocrite. -- Alan Dershowitz
  • Avarice has ruined more men than prodigality, and the blindest thoughtlessness of expenditure has not destroyed so many fortunes as the calculating but insatiable lust of accumulation. -- Charles Caleb Colton
  • Fatal North was being poisoned to death aboard his own vessel and by someone from his hand-picked crew... a cold-blooded, calculating, pre-meditated murder by a diabolical killer. -- Bruce Henderson
  • It may look as though two chess players are sitting at the board peacefully calculating possibilities, but in actuality they are seething with a kaleidoscope of emotions. -- Shankarananda
  • Humans. Violent but peace-loving. Passionate but cerebral. Humane but cruel. Impulsive but calculating. Generous but selfish. And yet, somehow I knew that they represented the best hope of the galaxy. -- Katherine Applegate
  • What a great advantage a man can have over women, if he only knew what cold and calculating thoughts are going through her mind.... while her eyes are brimming with tears. -- Esther Vilar
  • A cold, calculating nightmare. Sharp as a finely honed blade. 'The Lucid Dreaming' cuts, separating the flesh before you even know you've been injured. It makes you bleed as a reader. -- Del Howison
  • Some super-calculating intellect must have designed the properties of the carbon atom, otherwise the chance of my finding such an atom through the blind forces of nature would be utterly minuscule. -- Fred Hoyle
  • Drop the mind and the divine. God is not an object, it is a merger. The mind resists a merger, the mind is against surrender; the mind is very cunning and calculating. -- Rajneesh
  • In our life an obstacle is just like wind, you never know how & when it's going to effect the flight of the bullet and when you are done calculating; it has already changed. -- Srinivas Shenoy
  • Every math curriculum in the world is based on the idea of hand-calculating, and most of what you're teaching is how to calculate. And I think the resistance to this is very variable. -- Paul Wolfowitz
  • Every math curriculum in the world is based on the idea of hand-calculating, and most of what you're teaching is how to calculate. And I think the resistance to this is very variable. -- Paul Wolfowitz
  • Passion has helped us; but can do so no more. It will in future be our enemy. Reason, cold, calculating, unimpassioned reason, must furnish all the materials for our future support and defence. -- Abraham Lincoln
  • I don't think baseball could survive without all the statistical appurtenances involved in calculating pitching, hitting and fielding percentages. Some people could do without the games as long as they got the box scores. -- John M. Culkin
  • There's all sorts of things I was always meaning to get around to - learning to play the flute, calculating the square root of nought, going mad - but I just didn't have the time. -- Tom Holt
  • Noticing when the stoplights are in sync, or calculating the length of your strides between floor tiles - normal people notice that kind of stuff, but a certain kind of person will do some calculations. -- Myles Munroe
  • I don't like that sort of school... where the bright childish imagination is utterly discouraged... where I have never seen among the pupils, whether boys or girls, anything but little parrots and small calculating machines. -- Charles Dickens
  • Today Eratosthenes' method [of calculating the circumference of the earth] seems almost banal ... yet it is inaccessible to prescientific civilizations, and in all of Antiquity not a single Latin author succeeded in stating it coherently. -- Lucio Russo
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