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1. ". . . for us there still exists a serene, unfathomable abyss in which God and the spirits dwell. The soul, in moments of ecstasy, often soars across it; poetry unveils it at times with childlike naivete; but science with its hammer and yardstick is often perched at the rim and may, in many cases, contribute nothing at all."
Author: Adalbert Stifter
2. "The predominant yardstick of your government is not human rights but national interests."
Author: Breyten Breytenbach
3. "Even terror needs a yardstick, and surely the yardstick for the unknown is the known?"
Author: Carsten Jensen
4. "The point of the spiritual life is to realize Truth. But you will never understand the spiritual life, or realize Truth, if you measure it by your own yardstick."
Author: Dainin Katagiri
5. "I have one yardstick by which I test every major problem - and that yardstick is: Is it good for America?"
Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower
6. "There is much reading material that is available which is either time-wasting or corrupting. The best yardstick to use in discerning the worth of true knowledge and learning is to go first and foremost to the words of the Lord's prophets."
Author: Ezra Taft Benson
7. "A spirit of license makes a man refuse to commit himself to any standards. The right time is the way he sets his watch. The yardstick has the number of inches that he wills it to have. Liberty becomes license, and unbounded license leads to unbounded tyranny. When society reaches this stage, and there is no standard of right and wrong outside of the individual himself, then the individual is defenseless against the onslaught of cruder and more violent men who proclaim their own subjective sense of values. Once my idea of morality is just as good as your idea of morality, then the morality that is going to prevail is the morality that is stronger."
Author: Fulton J. Sheen
8. "How strange it is, Anna. Yesterday, I have filed in my mind as a good day, notwithstanding it was filled with mortal illness and the grieving of the recently bereft. Yet it is a good day, for the simple fact that no one died upon it. We are brought to a sorry state, that we measure what is good by such a shortened yardstick."
Author: Geraldine Brooks
9. "History uses a unit of measure for time that is different from that of the lifespan of the individual, whereas man is only too ready to measure the evolution of history by his own yardstick."
Author: Gustav Stresemann
10. "A good column is one that sells paper. It doesn't matter how beautifully it is written and how much you admire the author... if it doesn't sell any papers, it's not a good column. It's a terrible yardstick to use, but in the newspaper business, that's the whole thing."
Author: Herb Caen
11. "Hope,... which whispered from Pandora's box after all the other plagues and sorrows had escaped, is the best and last of all things. Without it, there is only time. And time pushes at our backs like a centrifuge, forcing outward and away, until it nudges us into oblivion... It's a law of motion, a fact of physics..., no different from the stages of white dwarves and red giants. Like all things in the universe, we are destined from birth to diverge. Time is simply the yardstick of our separation. If we are particles in a sea of distance, exploded from an original whole, then there is a science to our solitude. We are lonely in proportion to our years."
Author: Ian Caldwell
12. "Within half an hour almost all the women were drunk, a yardstick Laing had long used to measure the success of a party."
Author: J.G. Ballard
13. "The minister of the Gospel is really the yardstick by which the nation measures its morals."
Author: Jimmy Swaggart
14. "The only yardstick for success our society has is being a champion. No one remembers anything else."
Author: John Madden
15. "Our civilisation has lost this bond between times, and tends to measure time with a yardstick, bit by bit, from one point to another."
Author: Lennart Meri
16. "I think as a filmmaker one should make all kinds of films. It is not that one should make only one kind of film. I love to see romantic films; I loved watching 'Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge,' 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.' If I make such films, I will make it with my yardstick, according to my parameters."
Author: Madhur Bhandarkar
17. "That picture has become a sort of yardstick for everything else I've done."
Author: Robert Hamer
18. "There is one Christian commandment that can be used as a yardstick...'Thou shalt not kill.' That is clear enough...'Thou shalt not kill' says you shall not kill your neighbor no matter how you feel about him."
Author: Seth
19. "What ability there is in an individual may be measured by the yardstick of how far there is between his understanding and his will. What a person can understand he must also be able to force himself to will. Between understanding and willing is where excuses and evasions have their being."
Author: Søren Kierkegaard
20. "Self-correction makes me check the ruler of my life against the yardstick of my inner voice. I acknowledge when I don't measure up. Self-correction is an ongoing process. If done often enough, I can stop myself from straying off the path."
Author: Stella Payton
21. "Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected."
Author: Steve Jobs
22. "Books are still the main yardstick by which I measure true wealth."
Author: Tamora Pierce
23. "My yardstick is how somebody treats me."
Author: Truman Capote
24. "For children, parents are a yardstick for normalcy."
Author: Upasana Saraf

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