The said truth is that it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong.
Man is the measure of all things.
In the state of nature profit is the measure of right.
Think of submitting our measure to the advice of politicians! I would as soon submit the subject of the equality of a goose to a fox.
Common sense is the measure of the possible; it is composed of experience and prevision; it is calculation applied to life.
Religion and science are the two conjugated faces or phases of one and the same complete act of knowledge – the only one which can embrace the past and future of evolution and so contemplate, measure and fulfil them.
I believe the term modulation denotes in music the uninterrupted shift from one key to another: I do not know the term for change of rhythm without change of measure.
Planning ahead is a measure of class. The rich and even the middle class plan for future generations, but the poor can plan ahead only a few weeks or days.
The carrying power of a bridge is not the average strength of the pillars, but the strength of the weakest pillar. I have always believed that you do not measure the health of a society by GNP but by the condition of its worst off.
You measure a democracy by the freedom it gives its dissidents, not the freedom it gives its assimilated conformists.