A Quote by Randall Jacobs on accuracy, business, knowledge, and men

There is no substitute for accurate knowledge. Know yourself, know your business, know your men.

Randall Jacobs

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A Quote by R. M. Dawes on accuracy, challenge, graduation, hope, imagination, life, schools, success, and uncertainty

Imagine a life without uncertainty... Imagine how dull life would be if variables assessed for admission to a professional school, graduate program, or executive training program really did predict with great accuracy who would succeed and who would fall. Life would be intolerable - no hope, no challenge

R. M. Dawes

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A Quote by Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac on accuracy, agreement, beauty, confidence, progress, theory, and work

I think that there is a moral to this story, namely that it is more important to have beauty in one's equations that to have them fit experiments. If Schroedinger had been more confident of his work, he could have published it some months earlier, and he could have published a more accurate equation. It seems that if one is working from the point of view of getting beauty in one's equations, and if one has really a sound insight, one is on a sure line of progress. If there is not complete agreement between the results of one's work and experiment, one should not allow oneself to be too discouraged, because the discrepancy may well be due to minor features that are not properly taken into account and that will get cleared up with further development of the theory.

Paul A.M. Dirac (1902 - 1984)

Source: Scientific American, May 1963.

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on accuracy, insanity, logic, and mind

Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtaxed.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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A Quote by Mark Twain on accuracy, contempt, familiarity, opportunity, reason, respect, and truth

Familiarity breeds contempt. How accurate that is. The reason we hold truth in such respect is because we have so little opportunity to get familiar with it.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Louis Ruthenburg on ability, accuracy, art, management, patience, persistence, progress, reflection, and sincerity

The technical progress of industry has been a reflection of our ability to apply increasingly accurate methods of measurement to material things. The art of measuring psychological human dimensions is relatively undeveloped. To all of the complexities of management we must bring to bear infinite patience and persistence, consistency and complete sincerity.

Louis Ruthenburg

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A Quote by John Dalberg, Lord Acton on accuracy, habits, history, learning, proof, theory, and writers

Writers the most learned, the most accurate in details, and the soundest in tendency, frequently fall into a habit which can neither be cured nor pardoned - the habit of making history into the proof of their theories.

Lord Acton Dalberg (1834 - 1902)

Source: Letter to Mary Gladstone, 24 April 1881.

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A Quote by Judith Crist on accuracy and entertainment

In this lovely land of corrugated cartons and plastic bags, we want our entertainment packaged neatly . . . an attractive label on the outside, a complete and accurate detailing of contents . . . no loose ends, no odd parts, nothing left out.

Judith Crist (1922 -)

Source: Hud: Unpackaged Reality, 1963; The Private Eye, the Cowboy and the Very Naked Girl, 1968

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A Quote by Jean-Paul Sartre on accuracy, commitment, conquest, force, persecution, police, principles, silence, and thought

Because the Nazi venom worked its way even into our thoughts, every accurate thought was a conquest; because an all-powerful police sought to force us into silence every word became as precious as a declaration of principle; because we were persecuted, each of our gestures carried the weight of a commitment.

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905 - 1980)

Source: Les Mouches (The Flies), 1943

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A Quote by James R. Newman on accuracy, economics, knowledge, and mathematics

To be sure, mathematics can be extended to any branch of knowledge, including economics, provided the concepts are so clearly defined as to permit accurate symbolic representation. That is only another way of saying that in some branches of discourse it is desirable to know what you are talking about.

James R. Newman

Source: J. R. Newman (ed.) The World of Mathematics, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956.

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