Quotes of criterion

  1. If reason is a universal faculty, the decision of the common mind is the nearest criterion of truth. – George Bancroft
  2. By the fourth grade, I graduated to an erector set and spent many happy hours constructing devices of unknown purpose where the main design criterion was to maximize the number of moving parts and overall size. – Steven Chu
  3. Our empirical criterion for a series of theories is that it should produce new facts. The idea of growth and the concept of empirical character are soldered into one. – Imre Lakatos
  4. If we are to take for the criterion of truth the majority of suffrages, they ought to be gotten from those philosophic and patriotic citizens who cultivate their reason. – James Madison
  5. Appetite is essentially insatiable, and where it operates as a criterion of both action and enjoyment( that is, everywhere in the Western world since the sixteenth century) it will infallibly discover congenial agencies( mechanical and political) of expression. – Marshall McLuhan
  6. We need somebody who's got the heart, the empathy, to recognize what it's like to be a young teenage mom, the empathy to understand what it's like to be poor or African -American or gay or disabled or old- and that's the criterion by which I'll be selecting my judges. – Barack Obama
  7. Ideally citizens are to think of themselves as if they were legislators and ask themselves what statutes, supported by what reasons satisfying the criterion of reciprocity, they would think is most reasonable to enact. – John Rawls
  8. I believe that the testing of the student's achievements in order to see if he meets some criterion held by the teacher, is directly contrary to the implications of therapy for significant learning. – Carl Rogers
  9. When it comes to social consequences, they've got all different people acting in different ways, very difficult to even have a proper criterion of success. So, it's a difficult task. – George Soros
  10. The winner's edge is not in a gifted birth, a high IQ, or in talent. The winner's edge is all in the attitude, not aptitude. Attitude is the criterion for success. – Denis Waitley
  11. By what criterion can we distinguish among the numberless effects, that are also causes, and among the causes that may, for aught we can know, be also effects, - how can we distinguish which are the means and which are the ends? – Chauncey Wright

Usage examples for criterion

  1. If the appearance of the craft was a criterion of the character of her crew, the girls hoped not to see the latter at all! – The Corner House Girls on Palm Island by Grace Brooks Hill Thelma Gooch
  2. He considered the number of inhabitants as a tolerably good criterion of property, and that this might always be obtained. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  3. But as we shall see presently, the criterion of personal charm among Hottentots, as among savages in general, is fat, not what we call beauty. – Primitive Love and Love-Stories by Henry Theophilus Finck
  4. It is interesting and valuable to a class to have its attention called to the fact that the perimeter of a rectangle is no criterion as to the area. – The Teaching of Geometry by David Eugene Smith
  5. After all the true criterion of service is to do what ever seems necessary and right to do, at the moment, not counting self. – Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights by Kelly Miller
  6. What better criterion does the man at the breakfast table possess than that the newspaper version checks up with his own opinion? – Public Opinion by Walter Lippmann
  7. He has taken the place of woman as representing the criterion by which the civilization and the culture of a people at any time may be judged, though he does not at all think that one finds a constant upward tendency in history in this regard. – Education: How Old The New by James J. Walsh
  8. If the number of passengers in the express were any criterion Etienne Rambert might reasonably expect that he would be the only one in the slow train. – Fantômas by Pierre Souvestre Marcel Allain
  9. The man had instantly taken note of the speaking voice, which is often a safer first criterion to go by than the singing voice itself. – A Cathedral Singer by James Lane Allen
  10. If the temper in which you received those proposals is fair criterion Number One resumed, there can be little doubt as to our decision. – Red Masquerade by Louis Joseph Vance
  11. But is there a criterion other than that? – Essay on the Creative Imagination by Th. Ribot
  12. Do accurately compiled statistics from full and trustworthy sources, warrant us in asserting that American women are more unhealthy than European women, or are we only assuming the fact from their general external appearance- a criterion by no means a certain one? – The Education of American Girls by Anna Callender Brackett
  13. " The amount recovered is hardly a fair criterion of the skill employed, in every instance. – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner
  14. Another criterion of the philosophical nature has also to be considered. – Plato's Republic by Plato
  15. But surely, if the way we live is any criterion you could spare us some money- couldn't you? – IT and Other Stories by Gouverneur Morris
  16. The loss of the enemy must have been considerably greater, if we are to judge from the number of dead they left on the field, and, which is a good criterion the general average being about ten wounded for one killed. – Twenty-Five Years in the Rifle Brigade by William Surtees
  17. No, because the pleasure one has is the criterion not the manner of getting it. – Cæsar or Nothing by Pío Baroja Baroja
  18. Let it be sufficient to remark, that the controversy would be short indeed, if the question were to be tried by this criterion of love to the Supreme Being. – A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians, in the Middle and Higher Classes in this Country, Contrasted with Real Christianity. by William Wilberforce
  19. " Your voice is very gentle," said he, after a pause; " and that," he added, with a slight sigh, " is the only criterion by which I know the young and the beautiful!" – The Pilgrims Of The Rhine by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  20. We thus see how vain it is to look to the Aristotelian tradition for an organon of truth or a criterion of falsehood. – Logic, Inductive and Deductive by William Minto

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