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"Thou liar of the first magnitude." - William Congreve

"Sometimes I underestimate the magnitude of me." - Reggie Jackson

"We are each other's magnitude and bond." - Gwendolyn Brooks

"Intellect is a magnitude of intensity, not a magnitude of extensity." - Arthur Schopenhauer

"It's not the magnitude of the task that matters, it's the magnitude of our courage." - Matthieu Ricard

"Confidence tends to minimize the magnitude of the choice." - Susan Meissner

"Negro slavery is an evil of colossal magnitude." - John Adams

"One magnitude is said to be the limit of another magnitude when the second may approach the first within any given magnitude, however small, though the second may never exceed the magnitude it approaches." - Jean le Rond d'Alembert

"People are slow to claim confidence in undertakings of magnitude." - Ovid

"No one knows how to make going to orbit orders of magnitude safer and orders of magnitude more affordable." - Burt Rutan

"The magnitude of the atomic weight determines the character of the element, just as the magnitude of the molecule determines the character of a compound body." - Dmitri Mendeleev

"But nobody predicted anything of this magnitude in terms of resistance. And in part, the magnitude of the resistance was spurred by our failures in reconstruction." - Wayne White

"The magnitude of a progress is gauged by the greatness of the sacrifice that it requires." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"The Super Bowl now takes on a magnitude that almost defies the imagination." - Paul Tagliabue

"I protest against the use of infinite magnitude ..., which is never permissible in mathematics." - Carl Friedrich Gauss

"I doubt you can understand the magnitude of the stupidity in your statement" - Robert Jordan

"I just want you to be motivated by the magnitude of the opportunity." - Mark V Hurd

"God is as great in minuteness as He is in magnitude." - Charles Caleb Colton

"Good intentions are not an excuse for maladministration of this magnitude," - Jean Chretien

"There are many vices which are not believed because of their magnitude ..." - Delarivier Manley

"Not since Reggie White have the Packers had a pass rusher of this magnitude." - Warren Sapp

"I have no satisfaction in formulas unless I feel their numerical magnitude." - Lord Kelvin

"Never underestimate the magnitude of the power of the forces that reinforce the status quo." - John P Kotter

"A mind is not weighed by its magnitude, but by the dimensions of its thoughts." - Anthony Liccione

"Ferdinand Mendez Pinto was but a type of thee, thou liar of the first magnitude." - William Congreve

"I doubt you can understand the magnitude of the stupidity in your statement." - Robert Jordan

"There are more active volcanoes beneath the sea than on land by two orders of magnitude." - Robert Ballard

"It is the direction and not the magnitude which is to be taken into consideration." - Thomas Paine

"I couldn't help but be impressed by the magnitude of the earthquake." - Dan Quayle

"Government is either organized benevolence or organized madness; its peculiar magnitude permits no shading." - John Updike

"I'm well known because I do music at a professional level, and a certain magnitude." - Kid Cudi

"The method of magnitude estimation provided a direct measure of sensation." - Stanley Smith Stevens

"We live in an age where anonymity is growing in magnitude like a bomb going off." - Jock Sturges

"We all have the ability to study the causes of suffering and gradually to free ourselves from them....it is not the magnitude of the task that matters, it's the magnitude of our courage." - Matthieu Ricard

"The line has magnitude in one way, the plane in two ways, and the solid in three ways, and beyond these there is no other magnitude because the three are all." - Aristotle

"It is not the magnitude of our actions, but the amount of love that is put into them that matters." - Mother Teresa

"FREEBOOTER, n. A conqueror in a small way of business, whose annexations lack of the sanctifying merit of magnitude." - Ambrose Bierce

"Hanging in a golden chain This pendent world, in bigness as a star Of smallest magnitude close by the moon." - John Milton

"We are each other's harvest; we are each other's business; we are each other's magnitude and bond." - Gwendolyn Brooks

"My amateur interest in astronomy brought out the term "magnitude," which is used for the brightness of a star." - Charles Richet

"I think as a kid I never really understood the magnitude of a hurricane and what it could do." - Marshall Faulk

"Look at your life in contrast with the magnitude of creation, space and time. Your life becomes insignificant. Ego disappears." - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

"No one is strong enough&8202; - &8202;given the magnitude of the task, everyone has to step up their game." - Bill Mckibben

"The magnitude of life is overwhelming. Angels are here to help us take it peace by peace." - Levende Waters

"As we grow in our understanding of knowledge of Him in heaven, our worship will surely increase in magnitude." - Paul Enns

"For in the end, it is all about memory, its sources and its magnitude, and, of course, its consequences." - Elie Wiesel

"It is often said that the magnitude of a people is measured by their ability to know how to win." - Jose Eduardo Dos Santos

"We have witnessed the most extraordinary devastation. The magnitude of the situation is unbelievable. It's just heartbreaking." - Kathleen Blanco

"Sometimes people honestly don't realize the magnitude of their words and have no idea that boundaries have been crossed." - Judy Smith

"My amateur interest in astronomy brought out the term 'magnitude', which is used for the brightness of a star." - Charles Francis Richter

"My amateur interest in astronomy brought out the term 'magnitude,' which is used for the brightness of a star." - Charles Francis Richter

"Understanding reduces the greatest to simplicity, and lack of its causes the least to take on the magnitude." - Raymond Holliwell

"What strikes me most about Best Buddies International is the simplicity and magnitude of the mission. Friendship is a simple idea." - Tom Brady

"Geology, in the magnitude and sublimity of the objects of which it treats, undoubtedly ranks, in the scale of the sciences, next to astronomy." - John Herschel

"It is not always the magnitude of the differences observed between species that must determine specific distinctions, but the constant preservation of those differences in reproduction." - Jean-Baptiste Lamarck

"I measure Your love for me by the magnitude of the wrath I deserved, and the wonder of Your mercy by putting Christ in my place." - John Piper

"Because the acts or events of true history have not that magnitude which satisfieth the mind of man, poesy feigneth acts and events greater and more heroical." - Francis Bacon

"France, like other countries, is facing a terror threat that is unprecedented in its nature and magnitude, ... Terrorists are targeting France to divide us." - Manuel Valls

"War, at the best, is terrible, and this war of ours, in its magnitude and in its duration, is one of the most terrible." - Abraham Lincoln

"In experimental researches... the ultimate object is to measure something which we have already seen-to obtain a numerical estimate of some magnitude." - James Clerk Maxwell

"Our treatment of animals, in every department, is deeply and systematically immoral. Becoming a vegetarian is only the most minimal ethical response to the magnitude of the evil." - Colin McGinn

"And fast by, hanging in a golden chain, This pendent world, in bigness as a star Of smallest magnitude, close by the moon." - John Milton

"War is pillage versus resistance and if illusions of magnitude could be transmuted into ideals of magnanimity, peace might be realized." - Marianne Moore

"The Father and His angelic hierarchy That made the magnitude and glory there Stood in the circuit of a needle's eye." - William Butler Yeats

"I am ... a realist. The magnitude of what one terms license or civil liberties or personal freedom has got to be adjusted to the circumstances." - Lee Kuan Yew

"A warming of this magnitude would risk the end of civilization as we know it by the end of this century." - Peter Barrett

"I would say the damage here is much more [than the tsunami], the magnitude of the calamity here is much more" - Bill Vaughan

"It is the impulse of our century, with its nearly religious belief in magnitude, to fling an institution into every void." - Shirley Hazzard

"Nuclear weapons will not be gotten rid of until the United States confronts the magnitude of the horror, the tragedy, and the long-term suffering of the victims" - Bernard Lown

"Infinities and indivisibles transcend our finite understanding, the former on account of their magnitude, the latter because of their smallness; Imagine what they are when combined." - Galileo Galilei

"A super-sized fraud of this magnitude was bound to happen given the lack of regulation of these off-shore entities." - Harry Markopolos

"Sin is not weakness, it is a disease; it is red-handed rebellion against God and the magnitude of that rebellion is expressed by Calvary's cross." - Oswald Chambers

"Ayrton Senna was an extraordinary racing driver. His skills, craft, subtlety and courage were of such magnitude that he dwarfed his generation of drivers." - Ron Dennis

"Norman Mailer decocts matters of the first philosophical magnitude from an examination of his own ordure, and I am not talking about his books." - William F Buckley Jr

"H. L. Mencken suffers from the hallucination that he is H. L. Mencken - there is no cure for a disease of that magnitude." - Maxwell Bodenheim

"Our world is facing a refugee crisis of a magnitude not seen since the Second World War. This presents us with great challenges and many hard decisions." - Pope Francis

"Mozart shows a creative power of such magnitude that one can virtually say that he tossed out of himself one great masterpiece after another." - Claudio Arrau

"I knew what I was doing, but I never really considered the magnitude of how my images were transformative to people." - Mickalene Thomas

"Negro Slavery is an evil of Colossal magnitude and I am utterly averse to the admission of Slavery into the Missouri Territories." - John Adams

"There is another common misapprehension that the magnitude scale is itself some kind of instrument or apparatus. Visitors will frequently ask to 'see the scale." - Charles Francis Richter

"It would be a blunder of the first magnitude for the British to be a party, in any way whatsoever, to the division of India." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Jail threats did not dissuade Martin Luther King - and intergenerational justice is a moral issue of comparable magnitude to civil rights." - James Hansen

"Al Jazeera is not a tool of revolution. We do not create revolutions. However, when something of that magnitude happens, we are at the center of the coverage." - Wadah Khanfar

"As more information becomes available, and the magnitude of the storm's impact becomes even more apparent, it becomes clear that this recovery will be lengthy." - Jo Bonner

"The magnitude of discrimination and stigma faced by people with disability in Australia cannot be underestimated. People do not understand disability, and people fear what they don't understand." - Stella Young

"I always appreciated the magnitude of my mother's imagination. She always saw beauty in what was broken, and she'd preserve it." - Blake Lively

"Lately there have been complaints that the use of the magnitude scale is confusing, or at least the reporting of magnitudes in the newspapers 'confuses the public." - Charles Francis Richter

"In producers, loafing is productive; and no creator, of whatever magnitude, has ever been able to skip that stage, any more than a mother can skip gestation." - Jacques Barzun

"To do anything of magnitude takes at least five years, more likely seven or eight. Rightfully or wrongfully, that's how I think." - Steve Jobs

"There is another common misapprehension that the magnitude scale is itself some kind of instrument or apparatus. Visitors will frequently ask to 'see the scale.'" - Charles Francis Richter

"A reprisal of this magnitude... has never been carried out before. I paced back and forth in my room perplexed and completely depressed, feeling helpless." - Moshe Sharett

"Few people understand the magnitude of the catastrophe that happened late in the 1980s when the Communist Party had failed to modernize the Soviet Union." - Vladimir Putin

"Sports, entertainment and aviation are three of the most exciting professions in the world; you are dealing with the same magnitude." - John Travolta

"I suspect there have been a number of conspiracies that never were described or leaked out. But I suspect none of the magnitude and sweep of Watergate." - Bob Woodward

"People get mad at me very easily. The magnitude of your anger toward me is the measure of how much you know you are doing wrong." - Laura Schlessinger

"The more you understand the magnitude of God's grace, the more accurate will be your view of the depth of your unrighteousness ; and the more you understand the depth of your unrighteousness , the more you will appreciate the magnitude of God's gift of grace." - Paul David Tripp

"One way to think about the magnitude of the changes to come is to think about how you went about your business before powerful Web search engines. You probably wouldn't have imagined that a world of answers would be available to you in under a second. The next set of advances will have an different effect, but similar in magnitude." - Tim Bernerslee

"One way to think about the magnitude of the changes to come is to think about how you went about your business before powerful Web search engines. You probably wouldn't have imagined that a world of answers would be available to you in under a second. The next set of advances will have an different effect, but similar in magnitude." - Tim Berners-Lee

"I repeatedly have to correct this belief. In a sense, magnitude involves steps of 10 because every increase of one magnitude represents a tenfold amplification of the ground motion. But there is no 'scale of 10' in the sense of an upper limit." - Charles Francis Richter

"I'm a great believer in particularly being alert to changes that change something, anything, by an order of magnitude, and nothing operates with the factors of 10 as profoundly as the Internet." - Andy Grove

"For most people, we often marvel at the beauty of a sunrise or the magnificence of a full moon, but it is impossible to fathom the magnitude of the universe that surrounds us." - Richard Baker

"The magnitude of this evil among us is so deeply felt, and so universally acknowledged, that no merit could be greater than that of devising a satisfactory remedy for it." - James Madison

"One has only to contemplate the magnitude of this task to concede that the spontaneous generation of a living organism is impossible. Yet here we are-as a result, I believe, of spontaneous generation." - George Wald

"The potential gains from improved stabilization policies are on the order of hundredths of a percent of consumption, perhaps two orders of magnitude smaller than the potential benefits of available supply-side fiscal reforms." - Robert Lucas, Jr.

"There is no way to overstate the magnitude of the collective spiritual transformation that will occur when we shift from food of violent oppression to food of gentleness and compassion." - Will Tuttle

"Neither party expected for the war, the magnitude, or the duration, which it has already attained. Neither anticipated that the cause of the conflict might cease with, or even before, the conflict itself should cease." - Abraham Lincoln

"In between training sessions, I'll often watch DVDs of King Kong, Godzilla or Frankenstein, just to keep my mind on the task in hand and remind myself of the magnitude of the challenge." - David Haye

"There are certain things that have universal attributes, like music. Something of greater magnitude is conveyed by them. They connect us with the universal storehouse of life and knowledge." - Swami Paramananda

"..all I left with was the magnitude of my mistake, of my missing you. And I have to watch you from this distance, watch you achieve your dreams, live what seemed like this perfect life." - Gayle Forman

"It is not a question of observation which propels mankind forward as if toward a looking glass of great magnitude; it is an instance of aggrandized reflection that insinuates the human psyche to the inhuman." - Gaston Bachelard

"When you consider the magnitude of how many people use Wikipedia globally, there is a potential here for really creating some noise and getting some attention in the U.S." - Jimmy Wales

"But let us not forget that human love and compassion are equally deeply rooted in our primate heritage, and in this sphere too our sensibilities are of a higher order of magnitude than those of chimpanzees." - Jane Goodall

"Astronomy is perhaps the science whose discoveries owe least to chance, in which human understanding appears in its whole magnitude, and through which man can best learn how small he is." - Georg C Lichtenberg

"Greatness of spirit is to bear finely both good fourtune and bad, honor and disgrace, and not to think highly of luxury or attention or power or victories in contests, and to possess a certain depth and magnitude of spirit." - Aristotle

"We find, therefore, under this orderly arrangement, a wonderful symmetry in the universe, and a definite relation of harmony in the motion and magnitude of the orbs, of a kind that is not possible to obtain in any other way." - Johannes Kepler

"From a large planet of overwhelming magnitude, unlimited resources and endless mystery, the Earth has suddenly become a small planet, thoroughly explored, limited in resources, and reduced in mystery." - Thomas Berry

"I love you, with a love so great that it simply couldn't keep growing inside my heart, but had to leap out and reveal itself in all its magnitude." - Anne Frank

"Real greatness has nothing to do with a man's sphere. It does not lie in the magnitude of his outward agency, in the extent of the effects which he produces. The greatest men may do comparatively little." - William Ellery Channing

"There's such a magnitude of record taking. It's so exhaustive. Bandwidth and hard drive space are able to accommodate limitless capacities to take a record of anything and everything." - Sufjan Stevens

"Sometimes you're overwhelmed when a thing comes, and you do not realize the magnitude of the affair at that moment. When you get away from it, you wonder, did it really happen to you." - Marian Anderson

"Many veterans dream of being buried here. These grounds speak of dignity and respect, and the magnitude of the cemetery guarantees that America will never forget service members' sacrifices." - John C. Metzler

"Griefs are like the beings that endure them - the little ones are the most clamorous and noisy; those of older growth and greater magnitude are generally tranquil, and sometimes silent." - Horace Smith

"As the dimensions of the tree are not always regulated by the size of the seed, so the consequences of things are not always proportionate to the apparent magnitude of those events that have produced them." - Charles Caleb Colton

"There is a special aura about artists who take their visions to the highest pinnacles of success ... I get very excited about the magnitude of the aura I see, when Alan performs." - Bill Aucoin

"Practice being gentle, respectful and loving toward the life force in all things. Remind yourself that your efforts do make a difference, even if you think they are miniscule in comparison to the magnitude of the problem." - Wayne Dyer

"When one is required to preside over the Church, and be entrusted with the care of so many souls, the whole female sex must retire before the magnitude of the task, and the majority of men also." - Saint John Chrysostom

"Constancy has nothing virtuous in itself, independently of the pleasure it confers, and partakes of the temporizing spirit of vice in proportion as it endures tamely moral defects of magnitude in the object of its indiscreet choice." - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"Mathematics would certainly have not come into existence if one had known from the beginning that there was in nature no exactly straight line, no actual circle, no absolute magnitude." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Our brains have evolved to help us survive within the orders of magnitude of size and speed which our bodies operate at. We never evolved to navigate in the world of atoms." - Richard Dawkins

"The usual designation of the magnitude scale to my name does less than justice to the great part that Dr. Gutenberg played in extending the scale to apply to earthquakes in all parts of the world." - Charles Francis Richter

"A tragedy is the imitation of an action that is serious and also, as having magnitude, complete in itself . . . with incidents arousing pity and fear, wherewith to accomplish its catharsis of such emotions." - Aristotle

"I sometimes struggle with how to properly respond to God's magnitude in a world bent on ignoring or merely tolerating Him. But know this: God will not be tolerated. He instructs us to worship and fear Him." - Francis Chan

"The magnitude of pleasure reaches its limit in the removal of all pain. When such pleasure is present, so long as it is uninterrupted, there is no pain either of body or of mind or of both together." - Epicurus

"I know that the precise magnitude and patterns of climate change cannot be fully predicted. But global warming clearly is a growing, long-term threat with profound consequences. And make no mistake about it, it will take decades to reverse." - William J Clinton

"The best programmers are not marginally better than merely good ones. They are an order-of-magnitude better, measured by whatever standard: conceptual creativity, speed, ingenuity of design, or problem-solving ability." - Randall E. Stross

"The number of teachers and guides that a soul has depends upon what it seeks to accomplish and its level of awareness. Souls that take upon themselves projects of more magnitude bring to themselves more assistance." - Gary Zukav

"Drawing on impressive achievements in academics and athletics as well as his own personal disappointments and challenges, Jordan provides students with a unique opportunity to discover the magnitude of their own potential." - Hyrum W. Smith

"Many...have learned that the magnitude of lives is not as to their external displacements, but as to their subjective experiences. The impressionable peasant leads a larger, fuller, more dramatic life than the pachydermatous king." - Thomas Hardy

"The sheer magnitude of Speaker Pelosis spending spree is mind boggling. Most of us do not use the number 1,000,000,000,000 in our daily lives, so it is difficult to attach tangible value to the figure." - Geoff Davis

"Degrees of accuracy are only degrees of refinement and magnitude in no way affects the fundamental reliability, which refers, as directional or angular sense, toward centralized truths. Truth is a relationship." - R Buckminster Fuller

"All relaxation does is allow the truth to be felt. The mind is cleared, like a dirty window wiped clean, and the magnitude of what we might ordinarily take for granted inspires tears." - Jay Michaelson

"It is important not to allow ourselves to be put off by the magnitude of others' suffering. The misery of millions is not a cause for pity. Rather it is a cause for compassion." - Dalai Lama

"It was like everyone suddenly knew what mattered. Money didn't matter. Politics didn't matter. Tabloid news didn't matter. No-compassion mattered. Calm mattered. Respect mattered. Did it really take something of this magnitude to make us realize this?" - David Levithan

"I sometimes struggle with how to properly respond to God's magnitude in a world bent on ignoring or merely tolerating Him. But know this: God will not be tolerated. He instructs us to worship and fear Him." - Francis Chan

"For me the starting point for everything - before strategy, tactics, theories, managing, organizing, philosophy, methodology, talent, or experience - is work ethic. Without one of significant magnitude, you're dead in the water." - Bill Walsh

"No matter to what degree China opens up to the outside world and admits foreign capital, its relative magnitude will be small and it can't affect our system of socialist public ownership of the means of production." - Deng Xiaoping

"We have volcanoes also in our immediate neighborhood. I wish we didn't have to travel that far. Probably the kind of magnitude and awesome raw power of them is very fascinating, and of course it's very cinematic." - Werner Herzog

"It's just kind of, we do a lot of songs when it's an artist of that magnitude, like Beyonce. You're not sending her one song; you're sending her 20 ideas." - Rodney Jerkins

"Astronomy is perhaps the science whose discoveries owe least to chance, in which human understanding appears in its whole magnitude, and through which man can best learn how small he is." - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

"Real greatness has nothing to do with a man's sphere. It does not lie in the magnitude of his outward agency, in the extent of the effects which he produces. The greatest men may do comparatively little." - William Ellery Channing



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