The iambic pentameter owes its pre-eminence in English poetry to its genius for variation. Good blank verse does not sound like a series of identically measured lines. It sounds like a series of subtle variations on the same theme.
I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed.
The tendency in lots of large organizations is to try and find a comfortable place where you think you can get measured rewards for measured work.
If, however, the success of a politician is to be measured by the degree in which he is able personally to influence the course of politics, and attach to himself a school of political thought, then Mr. Mill, in the best meaning of the words, has succeeded.
Success is measured in months for me. When my health fails, it will fail quickly. Tumors grow on an exponential curve.
The strength of a man’s virtue should not be measured by his special exertions, but by his habitual acts.
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.
The health of a democratic society may be measured by the quality of functions performed by private citizens.
Like all writers, he measured the achievements of others by what they had accomplished, asking of them that they measure him by what he envisaged or planned.
To revolt is a natural tendency of life. Even a worm turns against the foot that crushes it. In general, the vitality and relative dignity of an animal can be measured by the intensity of its instinct to revolt.