accuracy

A Quote by Thomas Henry Huxley on accuracy, common sense, logic, observation, and science

Science is simply common sense at its best that is, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic.

Thomas Huxley (1825 - 1895)

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A Quote by Thomas Henry Huxley on accuracy, appearance, authority, mathematics, and world

This seems to be one of the many cases in which the admitted accuracy of mathematical processes is allowed to throw a wholly inadmissible appearance of authority over the results obtained by them. Mathematics may be compared to a mill of exquisite workmanship, which grinds your stuff to any degree of fineness; but, nevertheless, what you get out depends on what you put in; and as the grandest mill in the world will not extract wheat flour from peascods, so pages of formulae will not get a definite result out of loose data.

Thomas Huxley (1825 - 1895)

Source: Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society, 25,1869.

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A Quote by Harry Emerson Fosdick, D.D. on accuracy, change, courage, cowardice, ethics, facts, falsehood, fidelity, honesty, life, love, loyalty, persistence, science, theft, and truth

Granted the endless variations of moral customs, still the essential standards persist. As in a scientific laboratory, all else may change but the standards are unalterable- disinterested love of truth, fidelity to facts, accuracy in measurement, exactness of verification-so, in life as a whole, the towering ethical criteria remain unshaken. Falsehood is never better than truth, theft better than than honesty, treachery better than loyalty, cowardice better than courage.

Harry Fosdick (1878 - 1979)

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A Quote by Grant Von Harrison on accuracy and life

When a person is groping in life, we say "he has not found himself." This statement is not accurate. Self is created, not found.

Grant Von Harrison

Source: Drawing on the Powers of Heaven, p. 43.

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on accuracy, cynicism, observation, and power

The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by Frederic William Farrar on accuracy, certainty, difficulty, elderly, fatherhood, history, independence, judaism, labor, names, patience, and traditions

It is now almost certain that the genealogies in both Gospels are genealogies of Joseph, which if we may rely on early traditions of their consanguinity involve genealogies of Mary also. The Davidic descent of Mary is implied in Acts 2:30; 13:23; Rom. 1:3; Luke 1:32, etc. St. Matthew gives the legal descent of Joseph through the elder and regal line, as heir to the throne of David; St. Luke gives the natural descent. Thus, the real father of Salathiel was heir of the house of Nathan, but the childless Jeconiah (Jer. 22:30) was the last lineal representative of the elder kingly line. The omission of some obscure names and the symmetrical arrangement into tesseradecads were common Jewish customs. It is not too much to say that after the labors of Mill (on the Mythical Interpretation of the Gospels, pp. 147-217) and Lord A. C. Hervey (on the Genealogies of our Lord, 1853) scarcely a single difficulty remains in reconciling the apparent divergencies. And thus in this as in so many other instances, the very discrepancies which appear to be most irreconcilable, and most fatal to the historic accuracy of the four evangelists, turn out, on closer and more patient investigation, to be fresh proofs that they are not only entirely independent, but also entirely trustworthy.

Frederic William Farrar (1831 - 1903)

Source: Farrar in The Life of Christ, footnote p 27

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A Quote by Florence Schovel on accuracy, deed, life, and words

The game of life is a game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later with outstanding accuracy.

Florence Schovel

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A Quote by Eugene G. Grace on accuracy, direction, habits, men, observation, and success

If I were to prescribe one process in the training of men which is fundamental to success in any direction, it would be thoroughgoing training in the habit of accurate observation. It is a habit which every one of us should be seeking ever more to perfect.

Eugene G. Grace (1876 - 1960)

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A Quote by General Douglas MacArthur on accuracy, good, and intelligence

Expect only five percent of an intelligence report to be accurate. The trick of a good commander is to isolate the five percent.

Douglas MacArthur (1880 - 1964)

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A Quote by Dave Sim on accuracy, darkness, ideas, justice, and reality

These are ideas. I could say that they just came to me, but it would be more accurate to say that I went to them. Ideas - and new connections between ideas - lead you away from commonly held perceptions of reality. Ideas lead you out here. Ideas lead you into the darkness.

Dave Sim (1957 -)

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