Quotation Explorer - 'Degree'

To the degree you experience God's love towards you - seeing you as beautiful and radiant - to that degree sex won't ruin your life. - Timothy J. Keller
In the common degree of the moral, there is no virtue. Virtue is excellence. - Adam Smith
The power of the Executive to cast a man into prison without formulating any charge known to the law and particularly to deny him the judgement of his peers is in the highest degree odious and is the foundation of all totalitarian government whether Nazi or Communist. - Winston S. Churchill
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniencies attending too much liberty than those attending too small a degree of it. - Thomas Jefferson
All men are in some degree impressed by the face of the world; some men even to delight. This love of beauty is taste. Others have the same love in such success that, not content with admiring, they seek to embody it in new forms. The creation of beauty is art. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
And since, in our passage through this world, painful circumstances occur more frequently than pleasing ones, and since our sense of evil is, I fear, more acute than our sense of good, we become the victims of our feelings, unless we can in some degree command them. - Ann Radcliffe
Turning an experience about to observe it, results in a lessening of the experience directly proportional to the amount of observation. To think about it is, to some degree, to stop the pleasure, to stop the experience, to step outside it. - Geoffrey Wood
When a pebble is thrown into a lake, everything, down to the furthermost depths, moves with it. ... And if, afterwards, everything seems as it was, the level of the lake has none the less been raised by imperceptible, incalculable degree. The old order has been overthrown -- by a pebble. - Théophile Thoré
Many of our efforts to intentionally craft and subsequently force our limited vision on life has more often than not resulted in some degree of cataclysm or schism or division or any number of other things that aren’t all that savory. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Yet human intelligence has another force, too: the sense of urgency that gives human smarts their drive. Perhaps our intelligence is not just ended by our mortality; to a great degree, it is our mortality. - Adam Gopnik
Words are made for a certain exactness of thought, as tears are for a certain degree of pain. What is least distinct cannot be named; what is clearest is unutterable. - René Daumal
Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy. - Aristotle
Loyalty, respect for authority and some degree of sanctification create a more binding social order that places some limits on individualism and egoism. - Jonathan Haidt
mYou learn more from your mistakes and failures than from any degree of success. Success can only be grasped for a moment before it becomes a distant oasis not to be found again unless you thirst for the knowledge found in the well fed by your mistakes and failures. - Brian Michael Good
Your chances of success are directly proportional to the degree of pleasure you desire from what you do. If you are in a job you hate, face the fact squarely and get out.
A college degree is not a sign that one is a finished product but an indication a person is prepared for life. - Reverend Edward A. Malloy
In science, 'fact' can only mean 'confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent.' I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow, but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms. - Stephen Jay Gould
Great literature is simply charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree. - Ezra Pound
It is not necessary to remind you of the fact that your voice, amplified to the degree where it reaches from one end of the country to the other, does not confer upon you greater wisdom than when your voice reached only from one end of the bar to the other. All of these things you know. - Edward R. Murrow
The New World Order is established by degrees. The first degree is truth of the one subject, which follows from the existence and the oneness of the universe, and from the ancient belief that God is all-knowing. - Compton Gage
No one escapes some degree of chaos for it is so ever prevalent; it is the human experience. This realization does not mean we can’t improve. It does mean we can accept our state of chaos, lighten up on ourselves, have fun, and work on improving…we are a work in progress. Enjoy the journey. - David W. Earle
PRELATE, n. A church officer having a superior degree of holiness and a fat preferment. One of Heaven's aristocracy. A gentleman of God. - Ambrose Bierce
To create something new, knowledge is essentially required, but not academic degree. - Rajib Lochan Dhibar
The degree of panic activity in my life is equal to the degree of my lack of personal spiritual experience. - Oswald Chambers
To the degree we give power to anything outside ourselves we become powerless - Erin Fall Haskell
So many people spend years (and money) studying to be doctors, lawyers, actors, dancers, business executives and scientists - when you're an author, you can be any of these things, and you don't need a degree or certificate; all you need is an imagination, a dream and an open mind. - Rebecca McNutt
The degree of your mindset will confine you - just as the breadth of your open-heartedness will set you free - Rasheed Ogunlaru
The greatest gift for yourself is to study to the highest degree. - Lailah Gifty Akita
If I give with the motive to get, regardless of the degree to which that motive besets me, I will walk away impoverished and I will leave those to whom I have given just as impoverished as I have now found myself. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
ignorance to a certain degree can be corrected but, it shall always be an effort in futility to correct a certain degree of ignorance! - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Possibilities exist for you, to educate yourself, to the highest degree. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Graduating from college doesn't mean you're smart, said Mike Mussina who graduated from Stanford in 3 1/2 years, but it does mean you're smart enough to know that having a college degree would be a good thing. - John Feinstein
The man had a smooth voice, like velvet. I’m Detective Inspector Me. Unusual name, I know. My family were incredibly narcissistic. I’m lucky I escaped with any degree of humility at all, to be honest, but then I’ve always managed to exceed expectations. - Derek Landy
The art of living easily as to money is to pitch your scale of living one degree below your means. - Sir Henry Taylor
Life is the will to power; our natural desire to dominate and reshape the world to fit our own preferences and assert our personal strength to the fullest degree.
...he spent whole days and nights over his books; and thus with little sleeping and much reading his brains dried up to such a degree that he lost the use of his reason. - Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Great literature is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree. - Ezra Pound
The true value of a human being can be found in the degree to which he has attained liberation from the self. - Albert Einstein
It is the mark of an educated mind to rest satisfied with the degree of precision which the nature of the subject admits and not to seek exactness where only an approximation is possible. - Aristotle
Aviation in itself is not inherently dangerous. But to an even greater degree than the sea, it is terribly unforgiving of carelessness, incapacity, or neglect. - Anonymous
The degree to which a person can grow is directly proportional to the amount of truth he can accept about himself without running away. - Leland Val Van De Wall
MORE, adj. The comparative degree of too much. - Ambrose Bierce
Fame and glory are fleeting, especially in the music business. That's why completing my degree and graduating from college were priorities.
Educate yourself to the highest degree. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Maybe this is a second doctoral program: advanced learning about life, death, marriage, mothering, family, faith, patience, prayer. My degree will be 'Doctor of Life,' and I will be in good company. So many of us earn our 'Doctor of Life' degrees. - Christina G. Hibbert Psy.D.
"I, on the other hand, have a degree from the University of Life, a diploma from the School of Hard Knocks, and three gold stars from the Kindergarten of Getting the Shit Kicked Out of Me.
It is far easier to move mountain than to move science by this one degree. We have the power to move mountain, if we have faith that the mountain can be moved. It is now that our faith is tested. The future of humankind hangs in the balance. - Compton Gage
When there is liberty, you expect a higher degree of freedom and not human rights abuse. - Auliq Ice
People differ to such a degree they agree on nothing,Except death that is, and even on that they disagree.Some say the soul goes on after the death of the bodyWhile others claim the soul, with the body, dies too. - Mutannabi
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it. - Thomas Jefferson
The only difference between man and man all the world over is one of degree, and not of kind, even as there is between trees of the same species.Where in is the cause for anger, envy or discrimination? - Mahatma Gandhi
It is never late to earn a degree, masters or doctorate. Learning has no age limit. All age groups are welcome to the act of learning. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Psychology is more concerned with identifying the degree of mental disorder and less with its cure! - Ramana Pemmaraju
If it be the chief point of friendship to comply with a friend's notions and inclinations he possesses this is an eminent degree; he lies down when I sit, and walks when I walk, which is more that many good friends can pretend to do. - Alexander Pope
They say the level of civilization is proportionate to the degree of cleanliness of the skin. Assuming that man has a soul, it must, in all likelihood, be housed in the skin. - Kōbō Abe
Being popular doesn’t always win spiritual change. Christ didn’t pour out the coins of the moneychangers and overturn their tables with any degree of manners when he cleansed the temple. His harshness drew a point—to make people realize how much better they could become. - Shannon L. Alder
Life, Stormy says, is not about how fast you run or even with what degree of grace. It's about perseverance, about staying on your feet and slogging forward no matter what. - Dean Koontz
It is wrong to become absorbed in the divine law to such a degree as not to perceive human law. Death belongs to God alone. By what right do men touch that unknown thing? - Victor Hugo
You will always find [hatred] strongest and most violent where there is the lowest degree of culture. - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
The victory is not only the pathway of celebration but also to take the greater degree of responsibility for those who were victimised. - Nilantha Ilangamuwa
Genius is not a possession of the limited few, but exists in some degree in everyone. Where there is natural growth, a full and free play of faculties, genius will manifest itself. - Robert Henri
The era of revolution by military means produced a greater degree of desperation and frustration. This was brought to an end by the people. - Nilantha Ilangamuwa
Lord, to the degree I don't want to do this, bless me. - Luci Swindoll
To the same degree that your understanding of and attitude towards Afrika becomes more positive, your understanding of and attitude towards yourself will also becomes more positive... - Malcolm X
The degree to which your Consciousness expands, is the degree to which you understand yourself and the universe. - Gina Charles
A degree helps to a degree, but your work is largely what you create it to be. - Ryan Lilly
The challenge is never based on the size of the obstacle that stands before me. Rather, it is dictated by the degree of faith that rests within me. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Power does not corrupt; it merely elevates the degree in which something is done that has already been pursued. - Felix O. Hartmann
Mad, adj: Affected with a high degree of intellectual independence. - Ambrose Bierce
A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both. - Milton Friedman
Each person has a self-image that, to some degree, does not match reality. A significant difference between self-image and reality can be harmful. The more self-aware you are, the less likely you are to be vulnerable to your illusions. The more aware you are, the more you can do with your life. - Robert H. Bolton
I find a certain degree of loneliness not only tolerable but deeply pleasurable. - Allen Shawn
INJURY, n. An offense next in degree of enormity to a slight. - Ambrose Bierce
Surely, the Creator was with me in every circumstance. He has granted me a successful completion of my doctorate degree. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Anybody can become angry that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way that is not within everybody's power and is not easy. - Aristotle
The true measure of your success is the degree to which within you are truly content - and the depth to which others hold you with real love and respect - Rasheed Ogunlaru
The state can't give you freedom, and the state can't take it away. You'reborn with it, like your eyes, like your ears. Freedom is something youassume, then you wait for someone to try to take it away. The degree towhich you resist is the degree to which you are free... - Utah Phillips
Clever wives are mostly silent ,alert and pay equal attention to limiting the kind and degree of emotions of family which creates and destroy HOMES. - Kishore Bansal
Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius. - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
proved to the world that even a woman can accomplish something in the most rigorous and abstract of sciences and for that reason would well have deserved an honorary degree. Carl Friedrich Gauß - Sophie Germain
All positive interactions with other human beings involve, to some degree, the experience of visibility-- that is, the experience of being seen and understood. - Nathaniel Branden
To be a writer you have to write -- and no academic degree is going to do the writing for you. - Michelle Richmond
This boy is Ignorance. This girl is Want. Beware them both, and all of their degree, but most of all beware this boy. - Charles Dickens
There are no differences but differences of degree between different degrees of difference and no difference. - William James
Let him who expects one class of society to prosper into highest degree, while the other is in distress, try whether one side of his face can smile while the other is pinched. - Thomas Fuller
Nigeria is a country with abundance of wealth, but because of lack of truth and integrity, the wealth are stolen, but the paradox of the whole thing is, this stolen wealth always find their way to nations with no apparent natural wealth, but with a high credit of degree of truth and honesty. - Sunday Adelaja
Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree. - Marian Wright Edelman
Belief is made up of the same non-substance of which we ourselves are composed. The test of any belief system, then, is the degree to which this same light is permitted to shine through. - Eric Micha'el Leventhal
If we subject religious claims to a lesser degree of scrutiny, we should not be surprised if religious people subject us to a greater degree of servitude. - Stifyn Emrys
I looked up at the wall. My bachelor's degree had been in History. Films like Back to the Future and Quantum Leap had been some of my favorite programs. Could time travel really be possible? This seemed too unreal. - Anna M. Aquino
To the degree you experience a love deficit you will also manifest a leadership deficit. - Glenn C. Stewart
MISCREANT, n. A person of the highest degree of unworth. Etymologically, the word means unbeliever, and its present signification may be regarded as theology's noblest contribution to the development of our language. - Ambrose Bierce
To steel yourself against mangoes showed a degree of iciness that was almost inhuman. - Vikram Seth
Repose not trust in testing another's degree of honesty at the risk of one's loss in matters big, unless collateralized. - Firoozeh Dumas
Those born in the poorest quarter of American society have an 8% chance of earning a college degree. Those born in the wealthiest quarter of American society have a 75% chance of earning a college degree. - David Brooks
To maintain any degree of sanity, we must believe that everything is interconnected on some level and to experience that level fully once in a while. - Vironika Tugaleva
I always ask myself one question: what is human? What does it mean to be human? Maybe people will consider my new films brutal again. But this violence is just a reflection of what they really are, of what is in each one of us to certain degree. - Kim Ki-duk
One is happy as a result of one's own efforts once one knows the necessary ingredients of happiness: simple tastes, a certain degree of courage, self denial to a point, love of work, and above all, a clear conscience. - George Sand
Anybody can become angry, that is easy; but to be angry with the right person, and to the right degree, and at the right time, and for the right purpose, and in the right way, that is not within everybody's power and is not easy. - Aristotle
Anybody can become angry - that is easy; but to be angry with the right person, and to the right degree, and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy.
LAZINESS, n. Unwarranted repose of manner in a person of low degree. - Ambrose Bierce
He does not regard the quantity of faith, but the quality. He does not measure its degree, but its truth. He will not break any bruised reed, nor quench any smoking flax. He will never let it be said that any perished at the foot of the cross. - J.C. Ryle
..the writer’s obsession the desire to know and communicate, or, rather, to know everything so as to communicate with the greatest degree of precision. - Ivan Klíma
Sick is a relative concept. We’re all sick. The question is, what degree of functionality do we have with respect to the rules society sets for desirable behavior? No actions are in themselves symptoms of sickness. You have to look at the context within which these actions are performed. - Jo Nesbø
What goes on in our head solely determines the level at which we function in society, our physical health, and the degree of our mental and emotional stability and maturity. - Renee Cefalu
With every increase in the degree of consciousness, and in proportion to that increase, the intensity of despair increases: the more consciousness the more intense the despair. - Søren Kierkegaard
The Afghan government is as corrupt as a prostitute with a law degree. - Craig Ferguson
ACQUAINTANCE, n. A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to. A degree of friendship called slight when its object is poor or obscure, and intimate when he is rich or famous. - Ambrose Bierce
The degree in which a poet's imagination dominates reality is, in the end, the exact measure of his importance and dignity. - George Santayana
Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise. - Bertrand Russell
The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons. - Fyodor Dostoevsky
When you leave college, there are thousands of people out there with the same degree you have; when you get a job, there will be thousands of people doing what you want to do for a living. But you are the only person alive who has sole custody of your life. - Anna Quindlen
The degree to which the psychiatric community is complicit with abusive parents in drugging non-compliant children is a war crime across the generations, and there will be a Nuremberg at some point in the future - Stefan Molyneux
Experience is not necessarily accumulated over the extent of time lived. In my opinion, it is accumulated over the degree and variety of activities a person has been involved in - Nike Thaddeus
Some simple truths are so clear to a dazzling degree that to realize them you need to think over and live for a long time - Ceyhun Özsoylu
No degree of dullness can safeguard a work against the determination of critics to find it fascinating. - Harold Rosenberg
Meeting another doctor with a degree different than your own, presents you with the opportunity to expand your knowledge. - J. Alec Keaton
What goes on in our heads solely determines the level at which we function in society, our physical health, and the degree of our mental and emotional stability and maturity. - Renee Cefalu
My own experience and development deepen every day my conviction that our moral progress may be measured by the degree in which we sympathize with individual suffering and individual joy. - George Eliot
Everyone has a right to a university degree in America, even if it's in Hamburger Technology. - Clive James
It takes a lot of strength to hold onto and care for the things we love, so why is it that god seems to have made humans unable to conjure up that degree of power and love? - Ai Yazawa
The degree of freedom we enjoy outwardly is a reflection of the degree of love we cultivate inwardly. - Eric Micha'el Leventhal
I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom. - Bob Dylan
You learn more from your mistakes and failures than from any degree of success. Success can only be grasped for a moment before it becomes a distant oasis not to be found again unless you thirst for the knowledge found in the well fed by your mistakes and failures. - Brian Michael Good
They worried to an excessive degree about getting gender correct, as if elves gave a shit. Humans could keep their concerns about everyone’s genitalia to themselves. - Sabrina Zbasnik
To be a highflier and a name to conjure with, you must decide your dimension, plan your path, master the moment, focus on the future, determine your degree, push your persistence and leadyour life. - Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
LIFE’S SOFT EDGES‘Tis a truth I will confess that we ofttimes find soft edges –to such a degree, our livesare well manifestof people’s kindliness. - Tara Estacaan
The Degree to which I am blessed staggers me... the degree to which I take that for granted shames me.-Streetwalking with Jesus - John Green
It's not your blue blood, your pedigree or your college degree. It's what you do with your life that counts.
We alays blame the outer world for our failures, unhappiness and frustration. It is time to realise that it is health, harmony and wealth of our inner world that determine the degree of our success, joy, peace and bliss. - Vishwas Chavan
the sculpting of the brain’s circuitry during this period of brain growth depends to a great degree on what a child experiences day-to-day. - Lisa Lantieri
I happen to feel that the degree of a person's intelligence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting attitudes she can bring to bear on the same topic. - Lisa Alther
A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love - Stendhal
Natural selection is a mechanism for generating an exceedingly high degree of improbability. - Ronald A. Fisher
MINISTER, n. An agent of a higher power with a lower responsibility. In diplomacy and officer sent into a foreign country as the visible embodiment of his sovereign's hostility. His principal qualification is a degree of plausible inveracity next below that of an ambassador. - Ambrose Bierce
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