Quotation Explorer - 'Sum'

Genius is no more than childhood recaptured at will, childhood equipped now with man's physical means to express itself, and with the analytical mind that enables it to bring order into the sum of experience, involuntarily amassed. - Charles Baudelaire
Art (including literature) is the barometer of a culture. It reflects the sum of a society’s deepest philosophical values: not its professed notions and slogans, but its actual view of man and of existence. - Ayn Rand, The Romatic Manifesto
QUOTIENT, n. A number showing how many times a sum of money belonging to one person is contained in the pocket of another -- usually about as many times as it can be got there. - Ambrose Bierce
I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing was to add to the sum of accurate information in the world. - Margaret Mead
Our fragile, perishable bodies are not who we are. We are the sum of fleeting moments that belong to us for eternity. It is our choice and responsibility to create moments of beauty and grace, instead of despair and suffering. - Dorit Brauer
We are the sum total of our choices. - Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
Often success goes hand-in-hand with the sum total of sexual activity in your life. - Stephen Richards
Books seem the most potent source: each one is the sum total of a life that can be inhaled in a single day. I read fast, so I'm hoovering up lives at a ferocious pace, six or seven or eight in a week. I particularly love autobiographies: I can eat a whole person by sundown. - Caitlin Moran
You have it easily in your power to increase the sum total of this world's happiness now. How? By giving a few words of sincere appreciation to someone who is lonely or is discouraged. Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime. - Dale Carnegie
No one is too poor to give a smile - a gift, often, of greater consequence than any sum of money. - Vironika Tugaleva
How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! How great is the sum of them!If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand. - Psalms 139
Sum of life's reflections projected by nature and through some forms of intimacy, conceived and appreciated by the soul-beigns - ...art! - Taiwo Abraham
Pride is a fallacy. None of us are greater than the sum of our parts. - Eric Hirzel
The things that are wrong with the country today are the sum total of all the things that are wrong with individuals. - Charles W. Tobey
Let the kindness and the raw, aching beauty of the universe shatter you over and over again. find peace in the knowledge that your whole is composed of the sum of all of your beautifully broken pieces. because breaking is becoming. - Jeanette LeBlanc
What is past, but unalterable truth; life, just a pile of regrets; future, just a sum total of possibilities, and you...? just another trapped soul... - Gayathri Jayakumar
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on. - Robert Frost
PRICE, n. Value, plus a reasonable sum for the wear and tear of conscience in demanding it. - Ambrose Bierce
Bibo, ergo sum. - I drink, therefore I am
The sum of all human wisdom is contained in these two words: Wait and Hope.
[B]ecause the second time I ever saw you I learned what I had read in books but I never had actually believed: that love and suffering are the same thing and that the value of love is the sum of what you have to pay for it and anytime you get it cheap you have cheated yourself. - William Faulkner
The sum of the particular intentions of God is the universe itself. - Simone Weil
{Replying to G. H. Hardy's suggestion that the number of a taxi (1729) was 'dull', showing off his spontaneous mathematical genius}No, it is a very interesting number; it is the smallest number expressible as a sum of two cubes in two different ways, the two ways being 13 + 123 and 93 + 103. - Srinivasa Ramanujan
manic depression is the result of the sum of repetitiveness in life and expecting a different result. - Pieter Swaenepoel
We have a name for the sum of grievances and compromises, this sheer normality of life lived among other people. We call it civilization. Culture, society, the workaday interactions of ordinary time. - Joseph Bottum
You are more than the choices that you make, You are more than the sum of your past mistakes, You are more than the problems you create. - Tenth Avenue North
SUCCESS IS NOT SECURED WITH RELIANCE ON EACH OTHER, BUT SUM OF THE TINY CONTRIBUTION OF EACH MEMBER OF THE TEAM - Mohamed Osman Abbasheikh
My whole theory of writing I can sum up in one sentence. An author ought to write for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmasters of ever afterward. - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Until divinity decides to reveal the future to human kind, the sum of all human wisdom is contained in these two words: Wait and Hope. - Alexandre Dumas
The foundation of reverence is this perception, that the present holds within itself the complete sum of existence, backwards and forwards, that whole amplitude of time, which is eternity. - Alfred North Whitehead
Somos tan pequeños como nuestra dicha y tan grandes como nuestro dolor.We are as small as our joy (the sum of all our joys) and as big as our pain (the sum of all our pains) - Ch. Friedrich Hebbel
Death IS an illusion. The body dies. The soul/spirit lives forever. YOU are the sum total of ALL you survey. Who would know you and not know your name? __ - Kat Kaelin
There is no way to clearly capture or sum up life...when fully lived. - Jill Telford
I am far too often the author of terribly poor decisions. Yet I must rest in the unalterable fact that God says I am far better than what the sum total of those decisions would ever suggest. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
A man is the sum of his actions, of what he has done, of what he can do, nothing else. - Andre Malraux
The whole is more than the sum of its parts. - Aristotle
'Freedom from fear' could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. - Robert Frost
Academics love to make theories about a body of work, but each book consumes the writer and is the sum of his or her world. - Jeanette Winterson
Cogito ergo sum. (I think, therefore I am.) - René Descartes
Your sole contribution to the sum of things is yourself. - Frank Crane
The brave man carves out his fortune, and every man is the sum of his own works. - Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
I was not, I was, I am not, I care not. (Non fui, fui, non sum, non curo) - Epicurus
No offense but a seller will say whatever it takes to sell a product but if you sum it up, it comes down to hard work. - Auliq Ice
We spend great sum of money to buy good books, so that we can satisfy our pleasure of reading. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Readers often tell me after they've read the books, they find it difficult to sum up the plot in a simple way. My response is, "It's a story about the love a father shares for his daughter. All the rest is just filler."- MJ Mancini, on his best-selling trilogy, "Revelation". - M.J. Mancini
If I had to sum up in one word what makes a good manager, I'd say decisiveness. You can use the fanciest computers to gather the numbers, but in the end you have to set a timetable and act. - Lee Iacocca
A hundred objective measurements didn't sum the worth of a garden; only the delight of its users did that. Only the use made it mean something. - Lois McMaster Bujold
We are as small as our joy (the sum of all ) and as big as our pain (the sum of all ) Somos tan pequeños como nuestra dicha y tan grandes como nuestro dolor - Christian Friedrich Hebbel
If the sum of living be love's fee,Tremble. You are my one eternity. - Laura Benet
Some say that our lives are defined by the sum of our choices. But it isn't really our choices that distinguish who we are. It's our commitment to them. - Emily Thorne
the ballerina on perfected toeSpins to the axis of a fortitudeThat is the sum of all her yesterdays. - Djuna Barnes
There's more to a person than flesh. Judge others by the sum of their soul and you'll see that beauty is a force of light that radiates from the inside out. - Aaron Lauritsen
Are you the sum total of your worst acts? - Bryan Stevenson
If I had to sum up homeschooling in one word, it would be freedom. - Tamara L. Chilver
If I could sum it up in 50 words, I wouldn't have needed to write a whole novel about it. - Patrick Rothfuss
Libraries, museums, universities, everything we designed and built over six thousand years. Cities are more than the sum of their infrastructure. They transcend brick and mortar, concrete and steel. They're the vessels into which human knowledge is poured. - Rick Yancey
A good novel is an indivisible sum; every scene, sequence and passage of a good novel has to involve, contribute to and advance all three of its major attributes: theme, plot, characterization. - Ayn Rand
Growth is the sum of small efforts repeated daily. Commit yourself to take 5 DAILY ACTIONS that would move your goal towards completion. - Farshad Asl
It must be the full confession by Christendom of Christendom's specific contribution to the sum of human cruelty and treachery. - C.S. Lewis
The sum of intelligence on the planet is a constant; the population is growing.
Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum -- I think I think, therefore, I think I am. - Ambrose Bierce
Dubito ergo sum - I doubt therefore I am
While my interest in natural history has added very little to my sum of achievement, it has added immeasurably to my sum of enjoyment in life. - Theodore Roosevelt
Why, you may take the most gallant sailor, the most intrepid airman or the most audacious soldier, put them at a table together- what do you get? The sum of all fears.
No one can sum up all God is able to accomplish through one solitary life, wholly yielded, adjusted, and obedient to Him. - D.L. Moody
I could sum up my younger life in one word.-Misunderstanding. Most of my school life was spend in protection mode. Which made any 'benefit' I could get from socializing, useless. - TinaJ. Richardson
We are the sum total of the decisions we have made. - E.A. Bucchianeri
Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum (I think that I think, therefore I think that I am.) - Ambrose Bierce
The strength of the United States is not the gold at Fort Knox or the weapons of mass destruction that we have, but the sum total of the education and the character of our people. - Claiborne Pell
The purpose of teachers should be to add to the sum of human knowers rather than the sum of human knowledge. - Stuart Sherman
What we are at this very moment, is determined by the sum total of all our experiences till this moment. - Abhijit Naskar
An employee's motivation is a direct result of the sum of interactions with his or her manager. - Bob Nelson
It is not so much the major events as the small day-to-day decisions that map the course of our living. . . Our lives are, in reality, the sum total of our seemingly unimportant decisions and of our capacity to live by those decisions. - Gordon B. Hinckley
Originality is not seen in single words or even sentences. Originality is the sum total of a man's thinking or his writing. - Isaac Bashevis Singer
The entire sum of existence is the magic of being needed by just one person.
Cogito ergo dim sum. (Therefore I think these are pork buns.) - Robert Byrne
Why you may take the most gallant sailor, the most intrepid airman, and th most audacious soldier, put them at a table together-and what do you get? The sum of their fears.
A Soul Knowing: You are the sum total of the Body, Mind, and Soul, and each of these aspects of you has a purpose and a function, but only one has an agenda: the Soul. - Neale Donald Walsch
Man is nothing else but what he purposes, he exists only in so far as he realizes himself, he is therefore nothing else but the sum of his actions, nothing else but what his life is. - Jean-Paul Sartre
All I know is what the words know, and dead things, and that makes a handsome little sum, with a beginning and a middle and an end, as in the well-built phrase and the long sonata of the dead. - Samuel Beckett
Then on your tombstone, where you only get a little bit of space to sum up your life, some wax-faced creep chisels a set of meaningless numbers instead of poetry or a secret love or the name of your favorite candy. In the end, all you get is a few words. - Scott Nicholson
Barbarus hic ego sum, quia non intelligor illis.(In this place I am a barbarian, because men do not understand me.) - Ovid
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