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Charles Francis Richter Quotes and Sayings

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I'm glad to see the press now referring to the open-ended Richter scale.
- Charles Francis Richter

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 was lucky because logarithmic plots are a device of the devil.
- Charles Francis Richter

Nothing is less predictable than the development of
an active scientific field.
- Charles Francis Richter

 

I suggested that we might compare earthquakes in terms
of the measured amplitudes recorded at these stations,
with an appropriate correction for distance.
- Charles Francis Richter

I usually point out that most loss of life and property
has been due to the collapse of antiquated and unsafe structures,
mostly of brick and other masonry.
- Charles Francis Richter

In every area of the world where there is earthquake risk,
there are still many buildings of this type;
it is very frustrating to try to get rid of them.
- Charles Francis Richter

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Refining is inevitable in science when you have made
measurements of a phenomenon for a long period of time.
- Charles Francis Richter

If one introduces the concept of energy of an earthquake
then that is a theoretically derived quantity.
- Charles Francis Richter

Logarithmic plots are a device of the devil.
- 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

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

This is very similar to astronomy where different magnitudes
are assigned to the brightness of an astronomical object,
depending on the range of wavelengths being measured.
- Charles Francis Richter

For example, some stars put out large amounts of energy
in the infrared part of the spectrum,
so that this can produce a different relative magnitude
rating than using light energy from the middle of the spectrum.
- Charles Francis Richter

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

What emerged, of course, was that the magnitude scale
presupposed that all earthquakes were alike except
for a constant scaling factor.
And this proved to be closer to the truth than we expected.
- Charles Francis Richter

Incidentally, 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

Intensity like signal strength will generally fall
off with distance from the source,
although it also depends on the local conditions and
the pathway from the source to the point.
- Charles Francis Richter

By moving them vertically, a representative mean curve could be formed,
and individual events were then characterized by individual
logarithmic differences from the standard curve.
- Charles Francis Richter

We would have been happy if we could have assigned just three categories,
large, medium, and small; the point is,
we wanted to avoid personal judgments.
It actually turned out to be quite a finely tuned scale.
- Charles Francis Richter

As seismologists gained more experience from earthquake records,
it became obvious that the problem could not be reduced
to a single peak acceleration.
In fact, a full frequency of vibrations occurs.
- Charles Francis Richter

From here, it becomes an engineering problem;
the engineer considers the ground motion that will
occur and evaluates the requirements of the proposed
structure in the light of the local foundation conditions.
- Charles Francis Richter

Emphasis was usually put on the horizontal acceleration factor,
for the simple reason that ordinary structures have
a built-in safety factor for the vertical component;
that is,
gravity.
- Charles Francis Richter

I leave no trace of wings in the air,
but I am glad I have had my flight.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

Although the world is full of suffering,
it is full also of the overcoming of it.
My optimism, then, does not rest on the absence of evil,
but on a glad belief in the preponderance of good
and a willing effort always to cooperate with the good,
that it may prevail.
- Helen Keller

I'm so glad I never feel important, it does complicate life!
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Our opportunity is to visualize a kinder world.
To sing glad songs of tomorrow -
imagining a world of love -
of the whole world filled with love.
To offer our hand... often.
To breathe deeply and honor ourselves.
To pause and contemplate... just because.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There was never a child so lovely
but his mother was glad to get him to sleep.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It's been a long road back to health and fitness for me.
I am just glad to have been given the opportunity to do what I love most.
- Jonah Lomu

My hope is that 10 years from now, after I've been
across the street at work for a while,
they'll all be glad they gave me that wonderful vote.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is
glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears.
- Anne Roiphe

I am the Wizard. This world is mine.
I speak. It's done. My realm is fine.
My wand, my tongue. My sword, my voice.
It's good. It's bad. I speak my choice.
I say happy, or I say mad.
I say angry, or I say glad.
I name that drawing on the wall.
It's not graffiti after all.
The past has been broken. The prison's not real.
My word holds the magic - the power to heal.
Intent is my weapon - a sword from above.
Cruel hate, fear, and anger transmute into love.
This world's my joy. This mouth's my toy.
Reborn -I'm a brand new girl or boy.
I choose. I speak. My will is done.
Come join. Come play. This can be fun.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I'm afraid I talk a lot, too much, perhaps.
I should have been a lawyer or a college professor or a windy politician,
though I'm glad I am not any of these.
- Tom Glazer

Let the wife make the husband glad to come home,
and let him make her sorry to see him leave.
- Martin Luther

One of the things I was so glad that happened to me
on Knots was that I learned to relax.
- Ted Shackelford

We increase whatever we praise.
The whole creation responds to praise,
and is glad.
- Charles Fillmore

I'm glad I brought this course, this monster,
to its knees.
- Ben Hogan

Youth is to all the glad season of life;
but often only by what it hopes,
not by what it attains, or what it escapes.
- Thomas Carlyle

He that hath deserved hanging may be glad to escape with a whipping.
- Thomas Brooks

I'm glad I haven't married - I crave excitement.
- Cynthia Payne

Country music is still your grandpa's music,
but it's also your daughter's music.
It's getting bigger and better all the time and I'm glad to be a part of it.
- Shania Twain

I'm off to save the universe again.
It's a tough job but someone has to do it,
and I'm glad it's me.
- Lexa Doig

Our family had been shattered, but we now are more united,
and the remains of my family and the majority of my
mother's family are glad to know the truth about a horrible crime.
- Sam Sheppard

You just sort of let them go for a while,
but it was time to have something done to my teeth.
I'm glad.
It's going to be good.
Tom Cruise has braces now, too.
I'm right in style.
- Faye Dunaway

I am glad that I do not have any children.
- Anna Freud

I'm glad I made a piece of art that can be interpreted so widely.
Art is always interpreted subjectively.
- Paula Cole

I'm just glad I got to work with the likes of Spielberg.
- Jason Biggs

I'm kind of glad the web is sort of totally anarchic.
That's fine with me.
- Roger Ebert

I am glad to go with my wife and baby boy.
- Alex Campbell

I'm glad I am a woman who once danced naked in the
Mediterranean Sea at midnight.
- Mercedes McCambridge

Bluegrass is wonderful music.
I'm glad I originated it.
- Bill Monroe

Lord Chancellor, did I deliver the speech well? I am glad of that,
for there was nothing in it.
- George III

It's never the wrong time to call on Toad.
Early or late he's always the same fellow.
Always good-tempered, always glad to see you,
always sorry when you go!
- Kenneth Grahame

I'm glad that it was so physical and so isolated.
- Toni Collette

Gloom and solemnity are entirely out of place in even
the most rigorous study of an art originally intended
to make glad the heart of man.
- Ezra Pound

Dancing is a tough career, but I'm glad I spent it at the Royal Ballet.
- Deborah Bull

I was just glad to meet somebody outside of my group
of small town friends who was into music.
Somebody else who had aspirations to do something more
than sing at a record hop.
- John Oates

My goal is two pages a day, five days a week.
I never want to write, but I'm always glad that I have done it.
After I write, I go to work at the bookstore.
- Kate DiCamillo

I'm glad you're doing this story on us and not on the WNBA.
We're so much prettier than all the other women in sports.
- Martina Hingis

I didn't spend a lot of time on national security the
American people will be glad to know.
- Paul Begala

I'd like to say I was smart enough to finish six grades in five years,
but I think perhaps the teacher was just glad to get rid of me.
- Alan Shepard

The most important lesson I've learned in this business is how to say no.
I have said no to a lot of temptations,
and I am glad I did.
- Penelope Cruz

Audiences always sound like they're glad to see me,
and I'm damned glad to see them.
- Claudette Colbert

I know a lot of people on the field -
players,
coaches, managers - are glad that I'm gone.
- Frank Robinson

But do you know, I shall not be sorry to die.
I shall be glad, Monsieur.
And why glad, you ask? Because I love France and hate
the Germans who have put this war on us.
- Philip Gibbs

Well, we are very glad that Russia is so close with NATO.
- Aleksander Kwasniewski

I've been sampled so much and I'm glad it's happened,
it's a great compliment.
- Roy Ayers

I think these are very improper questions for any American to be asked,
especially under such compulsion as this.
I would be very glad to tell you my life if you want to hear of it.
- Pete Seeger

All the parts I get offered are character and comedy parts,
and I probably wouldn't get them if I had a different face.
So I'm glad I have a comedy face.
- Mackenzie Crook

We must move away from our dependency on fossil fuels,
and I am glad that GM has invested over $1 billion
in hydrogen fuel cells cars to meet this goal.
- Albert Wynn

I will ge glad to have done with this life forever.
- Taylor Caldwell


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