Numbers

Famous quotes containing the word numbers:

    Old age equalizes—we are aware that what is happening to us has happened to untold numbers from the beginning of time. When we are young we act as if we were the first young people in the world.
    Eric Hoffer (1902–1983)

    The only phenomenon with which writing has always been concomitant is the creation of cities and empires, that is the integration of large numbers of individuals into a political system, and their grading into castes or classes.... It seems to have favored the exploitation of human beings rather than their enlightenment.
    Claude Lévi-Strauss (b. 1908)

    The land cannot be cleansed of the blood that is shed therein, but by the blood of him that shed it.
    —Bible: Hebrew Numbers 35:33.