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Criterion Quotes

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Only a man's character is the real criterion of worth.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Related topics: Values

If reason is a universal faculty, the decision of the
common mind is the nearest criterion of truth.
- George Bancroft

The winner's edge is not in a gifted birth,
a high IQ, or in talent.
The winner's edge is all in the attitude,
not aptitude.
Attitude is the criterion for success.
- Denis Waitley

When it comes to social consequences,
they've got all different people acting in different ways,
very difficult to even have a proper criterion of success.
So, it's a difficult task.
- George Soros

 

Our empirical criterion for a series of theories is
that it should produce new facts.
The idea of growth and the concept of empirical character are soldered into one.
- Imre Lakatos

There is a criterion by which you can judge whether
the thoughts you are thinking and the things you are doing are right for you.
The criterion is: Have they brought you inner peace?
- Peace Pilgrim

A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions,
not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends.
- George Washington

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If we are to take for the criterion of truth the majority of suffrages,
they ought to be gotten from those philosophic and
patriotic citizens who cultivate their reason.
- James Madison

Ideally citizens are to think of themselves as if they
were legislators and ask themselves what statutes,
supported by what reasons satisfying the criterion of reciprocity,
they would think is most reasonable to enact.
- John Rawls

Appetite is essentially insatiable, and where it operates
as a criterion of both action and enjoyment (that is,
everywhere in the Western world since the sixteenth
century) it will infallibly discover congenial agencies
(mechanical and political) of expression.
- Marshall McLuhan

Our assessment of socio-economic worth is largely a sham.
We scientists should not lend ourselves to it -
though we routinely do.
We should, instead, insist on applying the criterion of quality.
- John Charles Polanyi

We need somebody who's got the heart,
the empathy, to recognize what it's like to be a young teenage mom,
the empathy to understand what it's like to be poor
or African-American or gay or disabled or old -
and that's the criterion by which I'll be selecting my judges.
- Barack Obama

By the fourth grade, I graduated to an erector set
and spent many happy hours constructing devices of
unknown purpose where the main design criterion was
to maximize the number of moving parts and overall size.
- Steven Chu

I believe that the testing of the student's achievements
in order to see if he meets some criterion held by the teacher,
is directly contrary to the implications of therapy
for significant learning.
- Carl Rogers

By what criterion...
can we distinguish among the numberless effects,
that are also causes, and among the causes that may,
for aught we can know, be also effects,
- how can we distinguish which are the means and which are the ends?
- Chauncey Wright

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is an adventure.
I can only wonder what treasure
awaits at the top of the path.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

Don't hurry. Don't worry.
You're only here for a short visit.
So don't forget to stop and smell the roses.
- Walter Hagen

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.
- Marie Curie

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

Minds are like parachutes.
They only function when they are open.
- James Dewar

We can only be said to be truly alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
- Thornton Wilder

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only
grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try something new.
- Brian Tracy

Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Life only
appears to be
rushing toward us
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For some of us, the world appears to provide
only a fixed quantity of each resource -
a limited amount of food, of money,
of love, of success, of appreciation.
For others, life is unlimited.
Their world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that they contribute.
In this world-view, money that is spent
or given away returns multiplied.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition,
is not only a waste of energy
but the worst habit you could possibly have.
- Dale Carnegie

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything.
And that is by making the other person want to do it.
- Dale Carnegie

Only love has the ability to put you in that state of bliss
- don Miguel Ruiz

I have found the paradox,
that if you love until it hurts,
there can be no more hurt, only more love.
- Mother Teresa

Inner peace can be reached
only when we practice forgiveness ...
letting go of the past,
and correcting our misperceptions.
- Gerald Jampolsky

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind -
A Mind is Only Useful When Tamed..
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Could we change our attitude,
we should not only see life differently,
but life itself would be different.
- Katherine Mansfield

The world is moved along, not only
by the mighty shoves of its heroes,
but also by the aggregate of tiny pushes
of each honest worker.
- Helen Keller

There is no "right", there is no "wrong" -
there are only points of view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Resistance to the organized mass can be effected only
by the man who is as well organized
in his individuality as the mass itself.
- Carl Jung

Know that miracles are the natural way of the Universe
Your only job is to move your doubting mind out of the way.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Trust only movement.
Life happens at the level of events, not of words.
Trust movement.
- Alfred Adler

Be not afraid of growing slowly,
be afraid only of standing still.
- Chinese Proverb

The only limits in our life are those we impose on ourselves.
- Bob Proctor

You can conquer almost any fear
if you will only make up your mind to do so.
For remember, fear doesn't exist
anywhere except in the mind.
- Dale Carnegie

Only aim to do your duty,
and mankind will give you credit where you fail.
- Thomas Jefferson

In this life we cannot do great things.
We can only do small things with great love.
- Mother Teresa

There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying
about things which are beyond the power of our will.
- Epictetus

My only reason for not experiencing bliss at this very moment
is thinking about what I don't have.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Without health, life is not life;
it is only a state of languor and suffering -
an image of death.
- The Buddha

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.
- Albert Einstein


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