Quantity Quotes

Quotes tagged as "quantity" (showing 1-28 of 28)
Joseph Stalin
“Quantity has a quality all its own.”
Joseph Stalin

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Focus your attention on the quality of your words, and not the quantity, because few sensible talks attracts millions of listeners more than a thousand gibberish.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Santosh Kalwar
“The world has changed from quality to quantity, and so have we.”
Santosh Kalwar

Bill Watterson
“We don't value craftsmanship anymore! All we value is ruthless efficiency, and I say we deny our own humanity that way! Without appreciation for grace and beauty, there's no pleasure in creating things and no pleasure in having them! Our lives are made drearier, rather than richer! How can a person take pride in his work when skill and care are considered luxuries! We're not machines! We have a human need for craftsmanship!”
Bill Watterson, There's Treasure Everywhere

Jaron Lanier
“There are at least two ways to believe in the idea of quality. You can believe there's something ineffable going on within the human mind, or you can believe we just don't understand what quality in a mind is yet, even though we might someday. Either of those opinions allows one to distinguish quantity and quality. In order to confuse quantity and quality, you have to reject both possibilities. The mere possibility of there being something ineffable about personhood is what drives many technologists to reject the notion of quality. They want to live in an airtight reality that resembles an idealized computer program, in which everything is understood and there are no fundamental mysteries. They recoil from even the hint of a potential zone of mystery or an unresolved seam in one's worldview. This desire for absolute order usually leads to tears in human affairs, so there is a historical reason to distrust it. Materialist extremists have long seemed determined to win a race with religious fanatics: Who can do the most damage to the most people?”
Jaron Lanier, You Are Not a Gadget

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“We are quantity-obsessed: Instead of living for 30 pleasant years (and then calling it a life), most people would rather live for 80 unpleasant years.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Israelmore Ayivor
“Power is defined as an ability to do qualitative work with a quantitative passion, backed by a compelling conviction, directed by a propelling purpose, fulfilling a divine destiny. That is power!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Michelangelo | Beethoven | Shakespeare: 15 Things Common to Great Achievers

“It's better to do something with quality, no matter how long it takes you rather than do something mediocre, with constant quantity.”
Auliq Ice

“Surround yourself with people that want more out of life. That won’t settle for average. People that you can connect with on a deeper level. Keep your circle fresh. Keep your circle full of quality rather than quantity. Full of cool ass humans that you can be yourself around. People that fill you up with nothing but love. People that want to see you succeed. People that GET IT. Good circle, good life!”
Genereux Philip

“Time: A quantity of the multiverse.”
Khalid Masood

Jaron Lanier
“A fashionable idea in technical circles is that quantity not only turns into quality at some extreme of scale, but also does so according to principles we already understand. Some of my colleagues think a million, or perhaps a billion, fragmentary insults will eventually yield wisdom that surpasses that of any well-thought-out essay, so long as sophisticated secret statistical algorithms recombine the fragments. I disagree. A trope from the early days of computer science comes to mind: garbage in, garbage out.”
Jaron Lanier, You Are Not a Gadget

Hans Delbrück
“Die Kategorie der Qualität ist für die Masse zu fein; sie setzt sie um in die Kategorie der Quantität.”
Hans Delbrück, Geschichte Der Kriegskunst

Shahla Khan
“I can quote you several examples where women were physically and violently hurt by men but at the same time, they were also supported by men. The numbers of course would always be out of proportion. The ones who care are always lesser than the ones who hurt. That is simply a quality vs. quantity argument. A hundred men who hurt you will fail against one man who cares for you.”
Shahla Khan, I Want Back My Sparkle!: Breaking the Global Chains of Gender Slavery.

“Don’t live by quantity, live by quality.”
Avina Celeste

Will Advise
“If you have half a nothing - sell it for a double something, resell half at double-price, and buy another something and a half - how much nothing will you have two days from then? Like three. Because three is the short version of π, and π is involved in virtually anything, in some form, if you believe what the internet tells you.”
Will Advise, Nothing is here...

“But just as quantity wins respect and honour for a church, it is quality that provides a church with safety and protection.”
Sunday Adelaja

René Guénon
“It is strange that people should talk so much about ending all war at a time when the ravages it causes are greater than they have ever been, not only because the means of destruction have been multiplied, but also because, as wars are no longer fought between comparatively small armies composed solely of professional soldiers, all the individuals on both sides are flung against each other indiscriminately, including those who are the least qualified for this kind of function. Here again is a striking example of modern confusion, and it is truly portentous, for those who care to reflect upon it, that a 'mass uprising' or a 'general mobilization' should have come to be considered quite natural, and that with very few exceptions the minds of all should have accepted the idea of an 'armed nation'. In this also can be seen an outcome of the belief in the power of numbers alone: it is in keeping with the quantitative character of modern civilization to set in motion enormous masses of combatants; and at the same time, egalitarianism also finds its expression here, as well as in systems such as 'compulsory education' and 'universal suffrage'. Let it be added that these generalized wars have only been made possible by another specifically modern phenomenon, that is, by the formation of 'nations' -a consequence on the one hand of the destruction of the feudal system, and on the other of the disruption of the higher unity of medieval Christendom.”
René Guénon

“Time isn't just a quantity. It's information.”
Khalid Masood

“I believe we could both maintain growth and increase, both in quality and quantity”
Sunday Adelaja

“After you defined Quality, it was the turn of quantity. Now apply judicious quality control. Select what can be improved? Strive for achieving the perceived Quality as above. Practically, a virtuous circle to this Quality is followed through deploying Deming's PDSA”
Priyavrat Thareja

René Guénon
“[...] Sans entrer encore dans la question de la « composition du continu », on voit donc que le nombre, quelque extension qu’on donne à sa notion, ne lui est jamais parfaitement applicable : cette application revient en somme toujours à remplacer le continu par un discontinu dont les intervalles peuvent être très petits, et même le devenir de plus en plus par une série indéfinie de divisions successives, mais sans jamais pouvoir être supprimés, car, en réalité, il n’y a pas de « derniers éléments » auxquels ces divisions puissent aboutir, une quantité continue, si petite qu’elle soit, demeurant toujours indéfiniment divisible. C’est à ces divisions du continu que répond proprement la considération des nombres fractionnaires ; mais, et c’est là ce qu’il importe particulièrement de remarquer, une fraction, si infime qu’elle soit, est toujours une quantité déterminée, et entre deux fractions, si peu différentes l’une de l’autre qu’on les suppose, il y a toujours un intervalle également déterminé.”
René Guénon, The Metaphysical Principles of the Infinitesimal Calculus

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Quality is better than quantity.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“When it comes to friendship, you should always focus on quality instead of quantity.”
Edmond Mbiaka

Clarice Lispector
“Beatitude starts in the moment when the act of thinking has freed itself from the necessity of form. Beatitude starts at the moment when the thinking-feeling has surpassed the author's need to thinking - he no longer needs to think and now finds himself close to the grandeur of the nothing. I could say of the "everything". But "everything" is a quanitity, and quantity has a limit in its very beginning. The true incommensurability is the nothing, which has no barriers adn where a person can scatter their thinking-feeling.”
Clarice Lispector

“The ceramics teacher announced on opening day that he was dividing the class into two groups. All those on the left side of the studio, he said, would be graded solely on the quantity of work they produced, all those on the right solely on its quality.
His procedure was simple: on the final day of class he would bring in his bathroom scales and weigh the work of the “quantity” group: 50 pounds of pots rated an “A”, 40 pounds a “B”, and so on. Those being graded on “quality”, however, needed to produce only one pot — albeit a perfect one — to get an “A”.
Well, came grading time and a curious fact emerged: the works of highest quality were all produced by the group being graded for quantity.
It seems that while the “quantity” group was busily churning out piles of work-and learning from their mistakes — the “quality” group had sat theorizing about perfection, and in the end had little more to show for their efforts than grandiose theories and a pile of dead clay.”
David Bayles and Ted Orland

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Opulence and fame will shorten your life, ask for long life, and you'll enjoy the former in small quantities, for it is a substitute.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, Classic Quotations From The Otherworlds

Mohsin Hamid
“I’m best in small doses, believe me.”
Mohsin Hamid, Moth Smoke

“Are those people you call friends, actually friends? Or are you addicted to gossip, drama, and negativity, aka "the rumor mill"? Are you lacking the ability to find excitement in your own life and seeking it through other means? Is it safety in numbers that you're seeking? Are you surrounding yourself with superficial relationships because you're afraid to be alone, alone with yourself? Does it give you a false sense confidence, the feeling of being a part of something? Are you avoiding facing yourself and your life? Are you avoiding being authentic, true to yourself?

Remember, real true friends, are few and far between. We also don't get to choose our family, and there is no guarantee that family members will be our friends.

People travel in packs. Like hangs with like. If you are different in any way many people do not know what to do, how to act, or react. It makes many people terribly insecure. The last thing a lot of people want to do is question themselves when someone is different or does things differently. Avoidance is easier. They can continue doing what they do, in the way they do it.

Hold a higher standard to who and what you would call and consider as a friend. This discernment is likely one of the primary reasons why you won't have as many friends.
But, I'm willing to bet you'll have a deeper, more meaningful and substantial relationships than many do who have hundreds of so-called "friends". Quality over quantity.”
Akiroq Brost