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Calculated Quotes


"Take calculated risks." - George S Patton

"I'm mischievous, but I'm calculated." - Drake

"Calculated and craven political stunt." - Tom Delay

"The Universe rewards calculated risk and passion" - Joe Rogan

"Inexpedient: Not calculated to advance one's interests." - Ambrose Bierce

"I've never been reckless-it's always calculated. I'm mischievous, but I'm calculated." - Drake

"I've never been reckless - it's always calculated. I'm mischievous, but I'm calculated." - Drake

"Freemasonry is an institution calculated to benefit mankind." - Andrew Jackson

"You can't really be too calculated about everything in life." - Kristen Stewart

"Take calculated risks. This is quite different from being rash." - George S Patton

"Charity should be spontaneous. Calculated altruism is an affront." - Edward Abbey

"You have to take the calculated risk,to earn something" - Dhirubhai Ambani

"The secret to winning a woman is calculated neglect." - David Benioff

"War is a calculated and condoned slaughter of human beings." - Harry Patch

"You have to take calculated risks in life." - Anthony Scaramucci

"What was premeditated murder if not calculated leverage?" - James Patterson

"Words calculated to catch everyone may catch no one." - Adlai Stevenson

"INEXPEDIENT, adj. Not calculated to advance one's interests." - Ambrose Bierce

"Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash." - George S Patton

"Calculated is the truth of adulthood, whereas honest is the truth of a child." - Wes Fesler

"Romances, in general are calculated rather to fire the imagination than to inform the judgment." - Samuel Richardson

"Euler calculated without effort, just as men breathe, as eagles sustain themselves in the air." - Francois Arago

"Take calculated risks. Act boldly and thoughtfully. Be an agile company." - Ray Kroc

"From early on, everything I did was calculated to being elected to Congress." - Carl Albert

"Costs do not exist to be calculated. Costs exist to be reduced." - Taiichi Ohno

"anger based on calculated reason is more dangerous than anger based on blind hate" - Richelle Mead

"Those who are formed to win general admiration are seldom calculated to bestow individual happiness." - Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington

"Love without truth devolves into sentimentality. Truth without love becomes cold and calculated." - Robert Barron

"Most successful people are people who take risks-calculated risks-but nevertheless, risks." - Anonymous

"An agricultural life is one eminently calculated for human happiness and human virtue." - Josiah Quincy III

"Intoxication is calculated to put heart into the elderly and give them delight in dancing." - Michel De Montaigne

"Painting quickly is a calculated act to block out rational thought." - Antoni Tapies

"Many actions calculated to procure fame are not conducive to ultimate happiness." - Joseph Addison

"Research is a way of taking calculated risks to bring about incalculable consequences." - Celia Green

"Imagination is actually a form of computation. Imagination gives calculated and instinctive solutions for the future." - L Ron Hubbard

"Theater people work by instinct. I've never known a really calculated artistic decision." - John Goodwin

"The space involving insanity and genius is calculated only by good results." - Bruce Feirstein

"Money is in the exponent. And exponent needs to be calculated precisely." - Lev Landau

"Most comedies are calculated. They tend to pander. They're not about anything important." - Harold Ramis

"Give all thou canst; high Heaven rejects the lore Of nicely calculated less or more." - William Wordsworth

"You calculated how to be uncalculating, and are natural by art!" - Thomas Hardy

"The warning message we sent the Russians was a calculated ambiguity that would be clearly understood." - Alexander Haig

"At a better pace Slower and more calculated No chance of escape" - Thom Yorke

"Between calculated risk and reckless decision-making lies the dividing line between profit and loss." - Charles Duhigg

"Each individual piece is a calculated attempt to entice women to add to their wardrobe." - Bill Blass

"When all actions are mathematically calculated, they also take on a stupid quality." - Theodor Adorno

"Her body calculated to a millimeter to suggest a bud yet guarantee a flower." - F Scott Fitzgerald

"Calculated risks of abuse are taken in order to preserve higher values." - Warren E Burger

"I think there's a difference between a gamble and a calculated risk." - Edmund H North

"Scientists have calculated that the chances of something so patently absurd actually existing are millions to one. But magicians have calculated that million-to-one chances crop up nine times out of ten." - Terry Pratchett

"If the ignorance of nature gave birth to gods, the knowledge of nature is calculated to destroy them." - Baron d'Holbach

"Anger can be an effective negotiating tool, but only as a calculated act, never as a reaction." - Mark Mccormack

"This is what analysts have calculated. It's a number that's out there and we're not arguing with it." - David Edward Kirk

"The difference between a calculated risk and rolling the dice can be expressed in one word: homework." - Georgette Mosbacher

"We passed the Children's Bureau bill calculated to prevent children from being employed too early in factories." - William Howard Taft

"In adding up her assets, the ambitious lady calculated the worth of her beautiful body as coldly as everything else." - Mason Cooley

"We can never achieve absolute truth but we can live hopefully by a system of calculated probabilities." - Agnes Meyer Driscoll

"Someone has calculated that in fifteen minutes a day we can read the Bible through twice in a year's time." - Anonymous

"Talent of the highest order, and such as is calculated to command admiration, may exist apart from wisdom." - Robert Hall

"With nations as with individuals our interests soundly calculated will ever be found inseparable from our moral duties." - Thomas Jefferson

"Those obsessed with health are not healthy; the first requisite of good health is a certain calculated carelessness about oneself." - Sydney J Harris

"I want to take the calculated risk; to dream and to build, to fail and to succeed." - Dean Alfange

"Though a song may race by in a minute and a half, every aspect of it is calculated and intentional." - Jacob Bannon

"She's all for not letting the sun go down without having started something calculated to stagger humanity." - P G Wodehouse

"When the personal worth of individuals is calculated only in money, sense of self becomes confused with financial net worth." - Vanna Bonta

"The representative system of government is calculated to produce the wisest laws, by collecting wisdom where it can be found." - Thomas Paine

"When you're making pictures out of heartfelt passion, it hurts when someone calls them a calculated business move." - Michael Douglas

"I think most astronauts are not risk takers. We take calculated risks for something that we think is worthwhile." - Michael J Massimino

"All equity categories, correctly calculated, create near-identical lifelong returns. They just get there via wildly differing paths." - Kenneth Fisher

"The truth about any man can only be calculated by the sum of everything that has been said about him." - Orson Welles

"Computers are very powerful tools, but in the simulated world of the computer, everything has to be calculated." - Margaret Wertheim

"Pouring concrete on land you don't own is called a calculated risk, if you don't pour you loose millions." - Eddie Perez

"[Gauss calculated the elements of the planet Ceres] and his analysis proved him to be the first of theoretical astronomers no less than the greatest of 'arithmeticians.'" - W. W. Rouse Ball

"The Koran calls for belief and consequent obedience. It is, surely, calculated to inspire fear, indeed abject terror, rather than love." - Antony Flew

"For me, the food I like to make is the food I can enjoy all the time anytime. Its not too calculated or technical." - Daniel Boulud

"For me... it was always about the challenge of making this voyage... It was always a calculated risk, but life is a risk." - Jessica Watson

"Good things that cannot be calculated or quantified are set in motion in your life and in your finances when you give." - Dave Ramsey

"Even the most miserable life is better than a sheltered existence in an organized society where everything is calculated and perfected." - Federico Fellini

"If ever there was a book calculated to make a man in love with its author, this appears to me to be the book," - William Godwin

"Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one's better abilities or ideas, to take a calculated risk - and to act." - Maxwell Maltz

"Accidents did not just happen. From time to time they were carefully plotted, calculated, and arranged to one's advantage-all, of course, under the cloak of happenstance." - Jodi Picoult

"You never know who you will meet along life's journey. You have to be open to risks, but calculated risks, open to winning." - Paula Deen

"Consciously paying more for a stock than its calculated value - in the hope that it can soon be sold for a still-higher price - should be labelled speculation" - Warren Buffett

"The law of honor is a system of rules constructed by people of fashion, and calculated to facilitate their intercourse with one another." - William Paley

"Accidents did not just happen. From time to time they were carefully plotted, calculated, and arranged to one's advantage-all, of course, under the cloak of happenstance." - Jodi Picoult

"The complexity of economics can be calculated mathematically. Write out the algebraic equation that is the human heart and multiply each unknown by the population of the world." - P. J. O'Rourke

"Productivity is the deliberate, strategic investment of your time, talent, intelligence, energy, resources, and opportunities in a manner calculated to move you measurably closer to meaningful goals." - Dan S Kennedy

"Nothing is so well calculated to produce a death-like torpor in the country as an extended system of taxation and a great national debt." - William Cobbett

"Winning children (who appear so guileless) are children who have discovered how effective charm and modesty and a delicately calculated spontaneity are in winning what they want." - Thornton Wilder

"Calculated risks are part of what you do, but the idea that something completely crazy will work just because it's completely crazy is completely crazy." - Bill Walsh

"Believe me, nothing is so calculated to lose you audience sympathy as too many tears. Move your listeners all you can but let them do the crying." - Ilka Chase

"Half the variations which are calculated in a tournament game turn out to be completely superfluous. Unfortunately, no one knows in advance which half" - Jan Timman

"Chess programs are our enemies, they destroy the romance of chess. They take away the beauty of the game. Everything can be calculated." - Levon Aronian

"In modern praxis lost positions are salvaged most often when the play is highly complicated with many sharp dynamic variations to be calculated." - Leonid Shamkovich

"Sociopathy is the inability to process emotional experience, including love and caring, except when such experience can be calculated as a coldly intellectual task." - Martha Stout

"I might act like it's an accident but the opposite is true. I'm incredibly calculated when it comes to my career" - Eva Mendes

"Humility is often only a feigned submissiveness by which men hope to bring other people to submit to them; it is a more calculated sort of pride." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"There is nothing in cricket more calculated to raise a laugh than the sight of some determined and serious man under a spiralling catch." - Peter Roebuck

"Hold'em is a game of calculated aggression. If your cards are good enough for you to call a bet, they are good enough to raise with." - Al Alvarez

"We are ready to compromise. We are ready to take calculated risks, but for a peace that will give us security." - Yitzhak Rabin

"Whenever there is a job to be taken on of a kind calculated to make Humanity shudder, the cry goes up, 'Let Wooster do it." - P G Wodehouse

"There is no yajna (sacrifice) greater than spinning calculated to bring peace to the troubled spirit, to soothe the distracted student's mind, to spiritualize his life." - Mahatma Gandhi

"I don't like the word 'calculated' because it sounds pejorative. Intentional. Intentional is better, I think. Wild in passion and intentional in expression." - Jane Fonda

"Revenge is more wild, less calculated...deeply personal. Retribution is a punishment that is morally right and fully deserved. (Mitch Rapp)" - Vince Flynn

"The law of England has established trial by judge and jury in the conviction that it is the mode best calculated to ascertain the truth." - Jeremy Bentham

"Usually it's a pretty calculated, sustained, and slow process by which you develop something. The effect can be one of spontaneity, but that's part of the artistry." - Richard Estes

"Experience has taught us that men will not adopt and carry into execution measures the best calculated for their own good without the intervention of a coercive power." - George Washington

"There is a thin line between peace of the brave and peace of the hostage... between compromise - even calculated risk - and irresponsibility and capitulation." - Ehud Barak

"You have to know how to read your lie and take a calculated risk when you hit out of the rough." - Ernie Els

"When I take a risk, I like it to be a calculated risk, meaning I make it as small as possible." - David Green

"I'm very big into just feeling good and doing what I want; I'm not very calculated or thoughtful about my moves." - Jen Kirkman

"Every society, all government, and every kind of civil compact therefore, is or ought to be, calculated for the general good and safety of the community." - George Mason

"The human genome contains so much data that, it has been calculated, it would fill 43 volumes of Webster's International Dictionary." - Iain Mcgilchrist

"I might act like it's an accident but the opposite is true. I'm incredibly calculated when it comes to my career." - Eva Mendes

"For me, the food I like to make is the food I can enjoy all the time anytime. It's not too calculated or technical." - Daniel Boulud

"If instead of a figure you put the shadow only of a person, you have found an original starting point, that strangeness of which you have calculated." - Paul Gauguin

"Four years of football are calculated to breed in the average man more of the ingredients of success in life than almost any academic course he takes." - Knute Rockne

"I just love movies, so suddenly, you're political about movies, and that's dark. It's just not fun when something you love becomes calculated." - Kevin Smith

"I write lustily and humorously. It isn't calculated; it's the way I think. I've invented a writing style that expresses who I am." - Erica Jong

"It has been calculated by the ablest politicians that no State, without being soon exhausted, can maintain above the hundredth part of its members in arms and idleness." - Edward Gibbon

"I've rarely done anything that's overtly self-destructive without consciously knowing what I'm doing. And then of course, the astute journalist jumps forward and says, "Why are you being calculated?" Calculated seems to assume a sinister intent. My intent is always for artistic effect." - Billy Corgan

"Birth control appeals to the advanced radical because it is calculated to undermine the authority of the Christian churches. I look forward to seeing humanity free someday of the tryanny of Christianity no less than Capitalism." - Margaret Sanger

"A chance is what you take before you think about it. A calculated risk is what you take after you have evaluated all possible factors and have determined that risk" - Craig Elliott

"Furthermore, they had calculated that if 25,000 of them died for every one of us, they would finish with us first, for they were many and we were but few." - Hernando Cortes

"In [David] Douglas's success in life ... his great activity, undaunted courage, singular abstemiousness, and energetic zeal, at once pointed him out as an individual eminently calculated to do himself credit as a scientific traveler." - Joseph Dalton Hooker

"Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one's ideas, to take a calculated risk - and to act." - Maxwell Maltz

"For a physicist mathematics is not just a tool by means of which phenomena can be calculated, it is the main source of concepts and principles by means of which new theories can be created." - Freeman Dyson

"I think of how life takes unexpected twists and turns, sometimes through sheer happenstance, sometimes through calculated decisions. In the end, it can all be called fate, but to me, it is more a matter of faith." - Emily Giffin

"I have spent too much of my life opening doors for cats-I once calculated that, since the dawn of civilization, nine hundred and seventy-eight man-centuries have been used up that way. I could show you figures." - Robert A Heinlein

"Never was there a dogma more calculated to foster indolence, and to blunt the keen edge of curiosity, than the assumption of the discordance between the former and the existing causes of change." - Charles Lyell

"It is melancholy to reflect that Mankind has suffered more from ill-judged philanthropy than from calculated malice. The road to Hell is no less harrowing for being paved with good intentions." - Giles St. Aubyn

"A hard and unfeeling manner of denouncing the threatenings of the Word of God is not only barbarous and inhuman, but calculated, by inspiring disgust, to rob them of all their efficacy." - Robert Hall

"In the course of carrying through our program for which we have calculated four years, two and one-quarter million out of six million unemployed have already received employment again within a period of eight short months." - Adolf Hitler

"An order of government, established by such an all-wise, powerful being, must be good and perfect, and must be calculated to promote the permanent peace, happiness, and well-being of all his subjects" - Orson Pratt

"Wit generally succeeds more from being happily addressed than from its native poignancy. A jest, calculated to spread at a gaming-table, may be received with, perfect indifference should it happen to drop in a mackerel-boat." - Oliver Goldsmith

"Emptiness is everywhere and it can be calculated, which gives us a great opportunity. I know how to control the universe. So tell me, why should I run for a million?" - Grigori Perelman

"It has been calculated that one marginal win is worth $7 million and we can increase that by five percent each year to figure out the value the Nationals can expect to receive from Scherzer." - Max Scherzer

"I ask the political economists and the moralists if they have ever calculated the number of individuals who must be condemned to misery, overwork, demoralisation, degradation, rank ignorance, overwhelming misfortune and utter penury in order to produce one rich man." - Almeida Garrett

"Let us say boldly, that if the total slum violations of law by the white man over the years were calculated and compared with the lawbreaking of a few days of riots, the hardened criminal would be the white man." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"To become an ace a fighter must have extraordinary eyesight, strength, and agility, a huntsman's eye, coolness in a pinch, calculated recklessness, a full measure of courage and occasional luck!" - Jimmy Doolittle

"His was not the hatred that arises suddenly like a storm and as suddenly abates. It was, once the initial shock of anger and pain was over, a calculated thing that grew in a bloodless way." - Mervyn Peake

"Solicitous care for living things affords satisfaction to one of the most lively instincts of the child's mind. Nothing is better calculated than this to awaken an attitude of foresight." - Maria Montessori

"If some people really see angels where others see only empty space, let them paint the angels: only let not anybody else think they can paint an angel too, on any calculated principles of the angelic." - John Ruskin

"Donald Trump is not going anywhere. And we see as calculated as these are, he has a knack for telling a certain segment of a base what they want." - Chris Hayes

"Imposed philosophical morality (laws/rules) will not save the world. Only a calculated tangible plan to alter our circumstances so such actions pose no merit will stop immoral behaviour." - Peter Joseph

"Haiku is a particularly Zen form of poetry; for Zen detests egoism in the form of calculated effects or self-glorification of any sort. The author of haiku should be absent, and only the haiku present." - Anne Bancroft

"Ideology - that is what gives evildoing its long-sought justification and gives the evildoer the neccessary steadfastness and determination... Thanks to ideology, the twentieth century was fated to experience evildoing on a scale calculated in the millions." - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

"Few policies are more calculated to destroy the existing basis of a free society than the debauching of its currency. And few tasks, if any, are more important to the champion of freedom than creation of a sound monetary system." - Hans F. Sennholz

"Definitions must contain the means of reaching a decision in a finite number off steps, and existence proofs must be conducted so that the quantity in question can be calculated with any degree of accuracy." - Leopold Kronecker

"Is the humanism intuitive or labored over?, the answer is: Yes. It begins intuitively, it becomes the reason for writing the thing, and then it's to be considered and fine-tuned and even calculated." - Steve Erickson



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