Calculation quotes:

  • Calculation has its advantages, but no one likes naked calculation. -- Rich Lowry
  • Many of the opposition [to the new Federal Constitution] wish to take from Congress the power of internal taxation. Calculation has convinced me that this would be very mischievous. -- Thomas Jefferson
  • Calculation never made a hero. -- John Henry Newman
  • Common sense is calculation applied to life. -- Henri Frederic Amiel
  • The results of philanthropy are always beyond calculation. -- Mary Ritter Beard
  • We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation. -- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  • All which is beautiful and noble is the result of reason and calculation. -- Charles Baudelaire
  • Everything that is beautiful and noble is the product of reason and calculation. -- Charles Baudelaire
  • The circumstances of human society are too complicated to be submitted to the rigor of mathematical calculation. -- Marquis de Custine
  • I've done the calculation and your chances of winning the lottery are identical whether you play or not. -- Fran Lebowitz
  • Time-space as commonly understood, in the sense of the distance measured between two time-points, is the result of time calculation. -- Martin Heidegger
  • Common sense is the measure of the possible; it is composed of experience and prevision; it is calculation applied to life. -- Henri Frederic Amiel
  • Business, more than any other occupation, is a continual dealing with the future; it is a continual calculation, an instinctive exercise in foresight. -- Henry R. Luce
  • Like Americans, people outside America want fun, want an emotional compensation for the utilitarianism and calculation that mark the rest of their lives. -- Todd Gitlin
  • 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. -- Seth Lloyd
  • Failure is central to engineering. Every single calculation that an engineer makes is a failure calculation. Successful engineering is all about understanding how things break or fail. -- Henry Petroski
  • However I am is however I am. When you see me onstage or in the press, there's not a lot of thought and calculation that goes into it. -- Sheryl Crow
  • There will be no misgiving, no shrinking back, no calculation of overpowering odds, no terror of possible consequences, if you frankly accept the gift which God offers you tomorrow. -- Joseph Barber Lightfoot
  • 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. -- Henry Petroski
  • Most of the tasks we do are for humans. For example, a tax calculation is counting numbers so the government can pull money out from my wallet, but government consists of humans. -- Yukihiro Matsumoto
  • 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. -- Joseph Lancaster
  • Even in modern art, artists have used methods based on calculation, inasmuch as these elements, alongside those of a more personal and emotional nature, give balance and harmony to any work of art. -- Max Bill
  • You could argue that war is always an irrational act, and yet many states enter into military conflict out of rational calculation or national interest or the stability or longevity of their regime. -- William Kirby
  • 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. -- Mark Haddon
  • In any crass political calculation, drilling for oil will always win more votes than putting a price on carbon. But if I recall what I was taught in fifth-grade American government class, we elect presidents to do more than crass political calculations. -- Jeff Goodell
  • When you look at the calculation, it's amazing that every time you try to prove or disprove time travel, you've pushed Einstein's theory to the very limits where quantum effects must dominate. That's telling us that you really need a theory of everything to resolve this question. And the only candidate is string theory. -- Michio Kaku
  • How much is an hour of your time worth? It's worth whatever wage you would get if you spent that hour working. If you work for an hourly rate, this is an easy calculation. Even if you work for a salary and a fixed number of hours, the principle is the same: It's whatever your salary works out to per hour. -- Emily Oster
  • Chess is 99 percent calculation. -- Andrew Soltis
  • Virtue by calculation is the virtue of vice. -- Joseph Joubert
  • Fear was stronger than the calculation of probabilities. -- George Eliot
  • That mysterious independent variable of political calculation, Public Opinion. -- Thomas Huxley
  • Death is the surest calculation that can be made. -- Ludwig Buchner
  • Morality must guide calculation, and calculation must guide politics. -- Madame de Stael
  • Probability theory is nothing but common sense reduced to calculation. -- Pierre-Simon Laplace
  • Music is a calculation which the soul makes unconsciously in secret. -- Gottfried Wilhelm Von Leibnitz
  • Courage does not consist in calculation, but in fighting against chances. -- John Henry Newman
  • I base my calculation on the expectation that luck will be against me. -- Napoleon Bonaparte
  • Wondrous is the strength of cheerfulness, altogether past calculation its powers of endurance. -- Thomas Carlyle
  • A state-of-the-art calculation requires 100 hours of CPU time on the state-of-the-art computer, independent of the decade. -- Edward Teller
  • Failure is Central to engineering. Every single calculation that an engineer makes is a failure calculation. -- Henry Petroski
  • What economic calculation requires is a monetary system whose functioning is not sabotaged by government interference. -- Ludwig von Mises
  • I love you, and beneath all that logic, calculation, and superstition, I know you love me too. -- Richelle Mead
  • This love for everyday things, part natural from the wide eye of Infancy, part a literary calculation -- Billy Collins
  • You have no idea, how much poetry there is in the calculation of a table of logarithms! -- Carl Friedrich Gauss
  • First, inevitably, the idea, the fantasy, the fairy tale. Then, scientific calculation. Ultimately, fulfillment crowns the dream. -- Konstantin Tsiolkovsky
  • Nature seems to have poured forth her riches so without calculation, merely to mark the fullness of her joy. -- Margaret Fuller
  • Value is a perception not a calculation. Value is something people feel, not something we tell them they get -- Simon Sinek
  • The success of any society must be judged by the life of its worst off. No other calculation will do. -- Victor LaValle
  • The most common misconception people have had in the past is about my own control and calculation of my career. -- George Michael
  • In India, I learned a proverb that says, 'Distrust the calculation seven times over, the mathematician a hundred times.' -- Julio Cesar de Mello e Souza
  • Now this foreknowledge cannot be elicited from spirits; it cannot be obtained inductively from experience, nor by any deductive calculation. -- Sun Tzu
  • Seems like people could behave themselves without making a calculation regarding how likely or unlikely they are to kill other people. -- Robert James Thomson
  • It is wonderful when a calculation is made, how little the mind is actually employed in the discharge of any profession. -- Samuel Johnson
  • It was so simple to paint things as I saw them; to put without special calculation a red close to a blue. -- Paul Gauguin
  • They are supposed to be dispassionate dispensers of Pure Justice, icy islands of emotionless calculation. In short, umpires should be acute Republicans. -- George Will
  • When I have something to work against, it liberates my imagination. I believe very much in authentic inspiration. I'm not about calculation. -- Jørgen Leth
  • To be spontaneous means not to act out of the past, because out of the past is all cunningness, cleverness, calculation, arithmetic. -- Rajneesh
  • It seems to me, that if statesmen had a little more arithmetic, or were accustomed to calculation, wars would be much less frequent. -- Benjamin Franklin
  • [S]he stood for some moments gazing at the sisters, with affection beaming in one eye, and calculation shining out of the other. -- Charles Dickens
  • We are perhaps not far removed from the time when we shall be able to submit the bulk of chemical phenomena to calculation. -- Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac
  • 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. -- Peter Lee
  • One essential object is to choose that arrangement which shall tend to reduce to a minimum the time necessary for completing the calculation. -- Ada Lovelace
  • If human nature felt no temptation to take a chance there might not be much investment merely as a result of cold calculation. -- John Maynard Keynes
  • 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. -- Kirby Dick
  • My errors have been errors of calculation and judging men, not in appreciating the true nature of truth and ahimsa or in their application. -- Mahatma Gandhi
  • 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. -- Franklin Pierce
  • 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. -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Surely love has nothing to do with the mind, it is not the product of the mind; love is entirely independent of calculation, of thought. -- Jiddu Krishnamurti
  • 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? -- Giacomo Puccini
  • 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. -- Thomas Jefferson
  • 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. -- Cornel West
  • Art forms that appeal to [leftists] tend to focus on ... defeat and despair ... as if there were no hope of accomplishing anything through rational calculation. -- Theodore Kaczynski
  • 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. -- James E. Faust
  • As a rule, so-called "positional" sacrifices are considered more difficult, and therefore more praise-worthy, than those which are based exclusively on an exact calculation of tactical possibilities. -- Alexander Alekhine
  • No theory about our bodies as mere objects of observation and calculation (as distinct from partners in communicative interaction, assumed to be free) can comprehend human nature. -- Allen W. Wood
  • It is unworthy of excellent men to lose hours like slaves in the labor of calculation which could be relegated to anyone else if machines were used. -- Gottfried Leibniz
  • The most fertile districts of the habitable globe are now actually cultivated by men for animals, at a delay and waste of aliment absolutely incapable of calculation -- Percy Bysshe Shelley
  • A thriller must be thrilling. A mystery may or may not be a thriller depending on how much breathless emotion it has, as opposed to cerebral calculation. -- David Morrell
  • 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. -- Plato
  • Action on the move creates its own route, creates to a very great extent the conditions under which it is to be fulfilled and thus baffles all calculation. -- Henri Bergson
  • Let your beauty manifest itself without talking and calculation."? You are silent. It says for you: I am. And comes in meaning thousandfold"?, comes at long last over everyone. -- Rainer Maria Rilke
  • The mind has its illusions as the sense of sight; and in the same manner that the sense of feeling corrects the latter, reflection and calculation correct the former. -- Pierre-Simon Laplace
  • 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. -- Pat Robertson
  • 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. -- Hannah More
  • A 99% Value-at-Risk calculation does not evaluate what happens in the last one percent... This is like an airbag that works all the time, except when you have a car accident. -- David Einhorn
  • I cannot bear to think that our young men are merely living four years in a country club and spending their lives wholly in a spirit of calculation and snobbishness. -- John Grier Hibben
  • 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. -- Thomas Carlyle
  • 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. -- Lionel Tiger
  • 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. -- Edward Weston
  • Le Verrier-without leaving his study, without even looking at the sky-had found the unknown planet [Neptune] solely by mathematical calculation, and, as it were, touched it with the tip of his pen! -- Camille Flammarion
  • Foreknowledge cannot be gotten from ghosts and spirits, cannot be had by analogy, cannot be found out by calculation. It must be obtained from people, people who know the conditions of the enemy. -- Sun Tzu
  • 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. -- Ken Kutaragi
  • 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. -- Robert Heilbroner
  • 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. -- Thomas Jefferson
  • Even the simplest calculation in the purest mathematics can have terrible consequences. Without the invention of the infinitesimal calculus most of our technology would have been impossible. Should we say therefore that calculus is bad? -- Stanislaw Ulam