Measurement Proverbs

Sayings about Measurement

Measurement is the assignment of a number to a characteristic of an object or event, which can be compared with other objects or events. The scope and application of a measurement is dependent on the context and discipline. In the natural sciences and engineering, measurements do not apply to nominal properties of objects or events, which is consistent with the guidelines of the International vocabulary of metrology published by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures. However, in other fields such as statistics as well as the social and behavioral sciences, measurements can have multiple levels, which would include nominal, ordinal, interval, and ratio scales.~ An excerpt from Wikipedia (External Link for more reading)

You can’t measure the whole world with your own yardstick. ~ Yiddish Proverbs

A three inch tongue — the iron bulwark of politics. ~ Japanese Proverbs

Your fingers can’t be of the same length. ~ Chinese Proverb

Deviate an inch, lose a thousand miles. ~ Chinese Proverb

The reputation of a man is like his shadow; it sometimes follows and sometimes precedes him, it is sometimes longer and sometimes shorter than his natural size. ~ French Proverbs

If an ox doesn’t know the size of his arse he won’t eat an apricot stone. ~ Martiniquais Proverb

Measure your guilt, and then stretch your legs. ~ Arabian Proverbs

An inch too short is as bad as a yard. ~ Dutch Proverbs

Man cannot stir one inch without the push of heaven’s finger. ~ Chinese Proverb

Keep five yards from a carriage, ten yards from a horse, and a hundred yards from an elephant; but the distance one should keep from a wicked man cannot be measured. ~ Indian Proverbs

Measure three times before you cut once. ~ Traditional Proverb

Just scales and full measure injure no man. ~ Chinese Proverb

You can’t buy an inch of time with an inch of gold. ~ Chinese Proverb

A one-inch error at the start can be a thousand miles at the end. ~ Chinese Proverb

By the yard, life is hard. By the inch, it’s a cinch. ~ United States Proverbs

Stretch your foot to the length of your blanket. ~ Iranian Proverbs

The shadow should be the same length as the body. ~ Indonesian Proverbs

Though your enemy is the size of an ant, look upon him as an elephant. ~ Danish Proverbs

A threat does not lengthen your sword. ~ Kurdish Proverbs

If you receive a gift don’t measure it. ~ Kenyan Proverbs

Give him an inch and he’ll take a yard. ~ Traditional Proverb

Eating while seated makes one of large size; eating while standing makes one strong. ~ Hindu Proverb

An inch of time cannot be bought with an inch of gold. ~ Chinese Proverb

Measure your throat before you swallow a bone. ~ Chinese Proverb

Don’t measure a wolf’s tail until he is dead. ~ Croatian Proverbs

God gives to us according to the measure of our hearts. ~ Iranian Proverb

Eat with pleasure; drink with measure. ~ French Proverb

Eat according to the limits of your provisions; walk according to the length of your step. ~ Tibetan Proverbs

One measures the towers by their shadows and great people by those who envy them. ~ Chinese Proverb

Do not measure up the wood before the tree is cut down. ~ Malagasy Proverbs

Even a tower a hundred yards tall has still its foundations on the ground. ~ Chinese Proverb

Quotations about Measurement

Saying about measurements

Don’t pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches. ~ Andy Warhol

Everyone carries his own inch rule of taste, and amuses himself by applying it, triumphantly, wherever he travels. ~ Henry Adams

I don’t like to be out of my comfort zone, which is about a half an inch wide. ~ Larry David

The value of life is measured not by its devotion but by its donation. ~ Author Unknown

Your persistence is your measure of faith in yourself. ~ Author Unknown

A great leader also has the ability to make people an inch taller in his presence. ~ N. R. Narayana Murthy

The size of a man is measured by the size of the thing that makes him angry. ~ Author Unknown

You can’t live on amusement. It is the froth on water – an inch deep and then the mud. ~ George MacDonald

When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart — not his head. ~ Author Unknown

One measure of how creative you are is how you respond to changes in your circumstances. ~ Author Unknown

Success can never be measured by bank balances. Money measures only prosperity. Success is a matter of character. ~ Author Unknown

The true measure of a man is the height of his ideals, the breadth of his sympathy, the depth of his convictions, and the length of his patience. ~ Author Unknown

Push yourself again and again. Don’t give an inch until the final buzzer sounds. ~ Larry Bird

On the issue of abortion, I’m ever on the fence, or, at most, an inch or two to either side. ~ Victoria Moran

Give a critic an inch, he’ll write a play. ~ John Steinbeck

He is every other inch a gentleman. ~ Rebecca West

Giving until it hurts is not a true measure of charity. Some are more easily hurt than others. ~ Author Unknown

Baseball is a game of inches. ~ Branch Rickey

Victory is won not in miles but in inches. Win a little now, hold your ground, and later, win a little more. ~ Louis L’Amour

How can a man be said to have a country when he has not right of a square inch of it. ~ Henry George

Ego gets you inches but it doesn’t get you impact. ~ Cameron Sinclair

Like everybody else, I’ve had relationships in which I was passionately in love but was completely miserable all the time and didn’t trust the person I was in love with one inch. ~ Salman Rushdie

Whatever measure you use to give large or small will be used to measure what is given back to you. ~ Bible

When you give the government an inch, they take a mile. ~ Matt Salmon

Democracy’s a very fragile thing. You have to take care of democracy. As soon as you stop being responsible to it and allow it to turn into scare tactics, it’s no longer democracy, is it? It’s something else. It may be an inch away from totalitarianism. ~ Sam Shepard

The distance between success and failure can only be measured by one’s desire. ~ Author Unknown

A thousand painters ought to be killed yearly. Say what you like: I’m every inch a painter. ~ Paul Cezanne

Most people give up just when they’re about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown. ~ Ross Perot

Getting an inch of snow is like winning 10 cents in the lottery. ~ Bill Watterson

Give the enemy an inch, he’ll take a yard. ~ Monica Crowley

Success is measured by the willingness to keep trying. ~ Author Unknown

Marry a taller woman: My wife was an inch or two taller than me; it’s a sign of security. ~ Mel Brooks

We are very apt to measure ourselves by our aspiration instead of our performance. But in truth the conduct of our lives is the only proof of the sincerity of our hearts. ~ Author Unknown

They that die by famine die by inches. ~ Matthew Henry

People test movies within an inch of their life so that the entire audience experience is a uniform one. ~ Peter Morgan

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