Yardstick quotes:

  • My yardstick is how somebody treats me. -- Truman Capote
  • For children, parents are a yardstick for normalcy. -- Upasana Saraf
  • Life will never surrender its secrets to a yardstick. -- Dee Hock
  • We cannot measure Divine Providence by the yardstick of human mentality. -- A.J. Cronin
  • Books are still the main yardstick by which I measure true wealth. -- Tamora Pierce
  • Without a yardstick sometimes the high points can be taken for granted. -- Jasper Fforde
  • The predominant yardstick of your government is not human rights but national interests. -- Breyten Breytenbach
  • Originality is what distinguishes art from craft. It is the yardstick of artistic greatness. -- H. W. Janson
  • The freedom of speech is an important yardstick for a society's level of civilization. -- Ai Weiwei
  • The more successful you become, the longer the yardstick people use to measure you by. -- Tom Landry
  • the giver measures his gift with one yardstick, and the receiver measures it with another. -- Laura Huxley
  • You can measure opportunity with the same yardstick that measures the risk involved. They go together. -- Earl Nightingale
  • Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected. -- Steve Jobs
  • If you are poor, shun association with him who measures men with the yardstick of riches. -- Khalil Gibran
  • The minister of the Gospel is really the yardstick by which the nation measures it's morals -- Jimmy Swaggart
  • The minister of the Gospel is really the yardstick by which the nation measures its morals. -- Jimmy Swaggart
  • The only yardstick for success our society has is being a champion. No one remembers anything else. -- John Madden
  • Success is not rightly measured by wealth, prestige and power. Success is measured by the yardstick of happiness. -- Paramahansa Yogananda
  • The great majority of men use their own short-sighted ideas as a yardstick for measuring the divine omnipotence. -- Therese of Lisieux
  • Personal dignity is to be measured with the yardstick of one's conscience, not with that of other people's judgement. -- Fausto Cercignani
  • Success should be measured by the yardstick of happiness; by your ability to remain in peaceful harmony with cosmic laws. -- Paramahansa Yogananda
  • I have one yardstick by which I test every major problem - and that yardstick is: Is it good for America? -- Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • justice itself is a chimera, a delusion. Justice is not a flat yardstick, applied in equal measure to an equal situation. -- Carson McCullers
  • I have only one yardstick by which I test every major problem - and that yardstick is: Is it good for America? -- Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Pick up a yardstick to measure your life against anyone else's, and you've just picked up a stick and beaten up your own soul. -- Ann Voskamp
  • Our civilisation has lost this bond between times, and tends to measure time with a yardstick, bit by bit, from one point to another. -- Lennart Meri
  • There's always the tendency to transform the Church into an ethical agency, and of measuring the Church by the yardstick of social and cultural utility. -- Karl Lehmann
  • To complain that man measures God by his own experience is a waste of time; man measures everything by his own experience; he has no other yardstick. -- Dorothy L. Sayers
  • I was guided by Allah (God) to give a yardstick to the voting public, particularly Black people as to what will set that candidate apart from others. -- Louis Farrakhan
  • Every individual ought to know at least one poet from cover to cover: if not as a guide through the world, then as a yardstick for the language. -- Joseph Brodsky
  • The point of the spiritual life is to realize Truth. But you will never understand the spiritual life, or realize Truth, if you measure it by your own yardstick. -- Dainin Katagiri
  • Not the absorption capacity of the land, but the creative ability of a people, is the true yardstick with which we can measure the immigration potentialities of the land. -- David Ben-Gurion
  • For Castro, freedom starts with education. And if literacy alone were the yardstick, Cuba would rank as one of the freest nations on Earth. The literacy rate is 96 percent. -- Barbara Walters
  • The trouble with institutional investors is that their performance is usually measured relative to their peer group and not by an absolute yardstick. This makes them trend followers by definition. -- George Soros
  • But our minds are bound to the yardstick of yesterday, today and tomorrow, and with that yardstick we try to inquire into the unknown, to measure that which is not measurable. -- Jiddu Krishnamurti
  • Now that the generation that grew up on '80s indie-rock has attained influential positions in the culture, that music is the new yardstick. And that will shift yet again some day. -- Michael Azerrad
  • In my opinion, the entire field of investment management, involving hundreds of billions of dollars, would be more satisfactorily conducted if everyone had a good yardstick for measurement of ability and sensibly applied it. -- Warren Buffett
  • History uses a unit of measure for time that is different from that of the lifespan of the individual, whereas man is only too ready to measure the evolution of history by his own yardstick. -- Gustav Stresemann
  • Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people - your family, friends, and coworkers, and even strangers you meet along the way. -- Barbara Bush