What is measure?

Famous quotes containing the word measure:

    The measure of a master is his success in bringing all men round to his opinion twenty years later.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    One measure of a civilization, either of an age or of a single individual, is what that age or person really wishes to do. A man’s hope measures his civilization. The attainability of the hope measures, or may measure, the civilization of his nation and time.
    Ezra Pound (1885–1972)

    Common sense is the measure of the possible; it is composed of experience and prevision; it is calculation appled to life.
    Henri-Frédéric Amiel (1821–1881)