Quotations that match 'magnitude'.

There are more active volcanoes beneath the sea than on land by two orders of magnitude. Robert Ballard
[ Active Beneath Land Magnitude More Orders Sea Than Two]
I couldn't help but be impressed by the magnitude of the earthquake. Dan Quayle
[ Earthquake Help Impressed Magnitude]
There is another common misapprehension that the magnitude scale is itself some kind of instrument or apparatus. Visitors will frequently ask to 'see the scale.' Charles Francis Richter
[ Another Apparatus Ask Common Frequently Instrument Itself Kind Magnitude Scale See Some Visitors Will]
A reprisal of this magnitude... has never been carried out before. I paced back and forth in my room perplexed and completely depressed, feeling helpless. Moshe Sharett
[ Back Been Before Carried Completely Depressed Feeling Forth Helpless Magnitude Never Out Paced Perplexed Room]
The method of magnitude estimation provided a direct measure of sensation. Stanley Smith Stevens
[ Direct Estimation Magnitude Measure Method Provided Sensation]
We didn't do anything wrong, but among the lessons learned, given the magnitude of the problems we now face in Afghanistan, a major U.S. force on the ground would convince the world we were in for the long-haul recovery of a country devastated by 21 years of warfare. Alexander Haig
[ Afghanistan Among Anything Convince Country Devastated Face Force Given Ground Learned Lessons Magnitude Major Now Problems Recovery Warfare Were World Would Wrong Years]
For, with pure water the inversion of cane sugar scarcely proceeds and subsequently it required very thorough, difficult studies before this effect and its order of magnitude were established. Wilhelm Ostwald
[ Before Cane Difficult Effect Established Inversion Magnitude Order Proceeds Pure Required Scarcely Studies Subsequently Sugar Thorough Very Water Were]
A tragedy is a representation of an action that is whole and complete and of a certain magnitude. A whole is what has a beginning and middle and end. Aristotle
[ Action Beginning Certain Complete End Magnitude Middle Representation Tragedy Whole]
It is often said that the magnitude of a people is measured by their ability to know how to win. Jose Eduardo Dos Santos
[ Ability How Know Magnitude Measured Often Said Their Win]
What emerged, of course, was that the magnitude scale presupposed that all earthquakes were alike except for a constant scaling factor. And this proved to be closer to the truth than we expected. Charles Francis Richter
[ Alike Closer Constant Course Earthquakes Emerged Except Expected Factor Magnitude Proved Scale Scaling Than Truth Were]
For most people, we often marvel at the beauty of a sunrise or the magnificence of a full moon, but it is impossible to fathom the magnitude of the universe that surrounds us. Richard H. Baker
[ Beauty Fathom Full Impossible Magnificence Magnitude Marvel Moon Most Often Sunrise Surrounds Universe Us]
Understanding reduces the greatest to simplicity, and lack of its causes the least to take on the magnitude. Raymond Holliwell
[ Causes Greatest Lack Least Magnitude Reduces Simplicity Take Understanding]
I repeatedly have to correct this belief. In a sense, magnitude involves steps of 10 because every increase of one magnitude represents a tenfold amplification of the ground motion. But there is no 'scale of 10' in the sense of an upper limit. Charles Francis Richter
[ Amplification Because Belief Correct Every Ground Increase Involves Limit Magnitude Motion Repeatedly Represents Scale Sense Steps Tenfold Upper]
Great minds are related to the brief span of time during which they live as great buildings are to a little square in which they stand: you cannot see them in all their magnitude because you are standing too close to them. Arthur Schopenhauer
[ Because Brief Buildings Cannot Close During Great Little Live Magnitude Minds Related See Span Square Stand Standing Their Them Time Too Which]
Also a great part of Polish industry proved to have existed only to support the Soviet military industry, and it became superfluous and incapable of being transformed into anything else. We did not foresee that or the magnitude of these phenomena. Andrzej Wajda
[ Also Anything Became Being Did Else Existed Foresee Great Incapable Industry Into Magnitude Military Only Part Phenomena Polish Proved Soviet Superfluous Support These Transformed]
We have witnessed the most extraordinary devastation. The magnitude of the situation is unbelievable. It's just heartbreaking. Kathleen Blanco
[ Devastation Extraordinary Heartbreaking Just Magnitude Most Situation Unbelievable Witnessed]
I know my own soul, how feeble and puny it is: I know the magnitude of this ministry, and the great difficulty of the work; for more stormy billows vex the soul of the priest than the gales which disturb the sea. John Chrysostom
[ Billows Difficulty Disturb Feeble Gales Great How Know Magnitude Ministry More Own Priest Puny Sea Soul Stormy Than Which Work]
But nobody predicted anything of this magnitude in terms of resistance. And in part, the magnitude of the resistance was spurred by our failures in reconstruction. Wayne White
[ Anything Failures Magnitude Nobody Our Part Predicted Reconstruction Resistance Spurred Terms]
The magnitude of the atomic weight determines the character of the element, just as the magnitude of the molecule determines the character of a compound body. Dmitri Mendeleev
[ Atomic Body Character Compound Determines Element Just Magnitude Molecule Weight]
When one is required to preside over the Church, and be entrusted with the care of so many souls, the whole female sex must retire before the magnitude of the task, and the majority of men also. John Chrysostom
[ Also Before Care Church Entrusted Female Magnitude Majority Many Men Must Over Preside Required Retire Sex Souls Task Whole]
If we have a heart for the magnitudes of life, it will not seem vain to believe that God Himself should guard it. George A. Smith
[ Believe God Guard Heart Himself Life Seem Should Vain Will]
There is no single development, in either technology or management technique, which by itself promises even one order-of-magnitude improvement within a decade in productivity, in reliability, in simplicity. Frederick P. Brooks, Jr.
[ Decade Development Either Even Improvement Itself Management Productivity Promises Reliability Simplicity Single Technique Technology Which Within]
It is the direction and not the magnitude which is to be taken into consideration. Thomas Paine
[ Consideration Direction Into Magnitude Taken Which]
We knew all along we were making a good show, so its success was not a surprise to me. What has surprised me is the magnitude of this show's success. More people see me now in one episode than saw me in 20 years of movies and theater! William Petersen
[ Along Episode Good Knew Magnitude Making More Movies Now Saw See Show Success Surprise Surprised Than Theater Were Years]
At times, we forget the magnitude of the havoc we can wreak by off-loading our minds onto super-intelligent machines, that is, until they run away from us, like mad sorcerers' apprentices, and drag us up to the precipice for a look down into the abyss. Richard Dooling
[ Abyss Away Down Drag Forget Havoc Into Look Machines Mad Magnitude Minds Onto Our Precipice Run Times Until Up Us Wreak]
Every existence above a certain rank has its singular points; the higher the rank the more of them. At these points, influences whose physical magnitude is too small to be taken account of by a finite being may produce results of the greatest importance. James C. Maxwell
[ Above Account Being Certain Every Existence Finite Greatest Higher Importance Influences Magnitude May More Physical Points Produce Rank Results Singular Small Taken Them These Too Whose]
Whence it follows that God is absolutely perfect, since perfection is nothing but magnitude of positive reality, in the strict sense, setting aside the limits or bounds in things which are limited. Gottfried Leibniz
[ Absolutely Aside Bounds Follows God Limited Limits Magnitude Nothing Perfect Perfection Positive Reality Sense Setting Since Strict Things Whence Which]
A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire, in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart. Hal Borland Nature
[ Awesome Color Dancing Fire Flame Forest Full Heart Least Magnitude Single Tongue Tree Warm Woodland]
Australia is properly speaking an island, but it is so much larger than every other island on the face of the globe, that it is classed as a continent in order to convey to the mind a just idea of its magnitude. Charles Sturt
[ Australia Classed Continent Convey Every Face Globe Idea Island Just Larger Magnitude Mind Much Order Other Properly Speaking Than]
My amateur interest in astronomy brought out the term 'magnitude,' which is used for the brightness of a star. Charles Francis Richter
[ Amateur Astronomy Brightness Brought Interest Magnitude Out Star Term Used Which]
In the U.S.A. or Europe there is no realistic way to estimate the type, magnitude, or probability of the risk, nor any way to narrow down the potentially affected regions. Jurgen Habermas
[ Affected Any Down Estimate Europe Magnitude Narrow Nor Potentially Probability Realistic Regions Risk Type Way]
People are slow to claim confidence in undertakings of magnitude. Ovid
[ Claim Confidence Magnitude Slow Undertakings]
Let us lose none of their humble words, let us note their slightest gestures, and tell me, tell me that we will think of them together, now and later, when we realise the misery of the times and the magnitude of their sacrifice. Georges Duhamel
[ Gestures Humble Later Lose Magnitude Misery None Note Now Realise Sacrifice Slightest Tell Their Them Think Times Together Us Will Words]
We are each other's magnitude and bond. Gwendolyn Brooks
[ Bond Each Magnitude Other]
First, those images help us understand the general and specific magnitude of disaster caused by the tsunami. The huge outpouring of aid would not have happened without those images. Bruce Jackson
[ Aid Caused Disaster First General Happened Help Huge Images Magnitude Outpouring Specific Those Tsunami Understand Us Without Would]
This is very similar to astronomy where different magnitudes are assigned to the brightness of an astronomical object, depending on the range of wavelengths being measured. Charles Francis Richter
[ Assigned Astronomical Astronomy Being Brightness Depending Different Measured Object Range Similar Very Wavelengths Where]
According to well-known electrodynamic laws, an electron moving in a magnetic field is acted upon by a force which runs perpendicular to the direction of motion of the electron and to the direction of the magnetic field, and whose magnitude is easily determined. Pieter Zeeman
[ According Acted Determined Direction Easily Electron Field Force Laws Magnetic Magnitude Motion Moving Perpendicular Runs Upon Well-Known Which Whose]
As more information becomes available, and the magnitude of the storm's impact becomes even more apparent, it becomes clear that this recovery will be lengthy. Jo Bonner
[ Apparent Available Becomes Clear Even Impact Information Lengthy Magnitude More Recovery Storm Will]
Where all are guilty, no one is; confessions of collective guilt are the best possible safeguard against the discovery of culprits, and the very magnitude of the crime the best excuse for doing nothing. Hannah Arendt
[ Against Best Collective Confessions Crime Discovery Doing Excuse Guilt Guilty Magnitude Nothing Possible Safeguard Very Where]
It works both ways: there are victims of tragedy who come to me who have experienced grief of such magnitude that they cannot reconcile. Likewise, I cannot change the mentality of those who committed the crimes or the fools who followed them. Paddy Ashdown
[ Both Cannot Change Come Committed Crimes Experienced Followed Fools Grief Likewise Magnitude Mentality Reconcile Such Them Those Tragedy Victims Ways Works]
Government is either organized benevolence or organized madness; its peculiar magnitude permits no shading. John Updike
[ Benevolence Either Government Madness Magnitude Organized Peculiar Permits Shading]
As a consequence, progress has come to mean simply more power, more profit, more productivity, more paper prosperity, all of which are convertible into standards concerned only with size or magnitude rather than quality or excellence. Alex Campbell
[ Come Concerned Consequence Convertible Excellence Into Magnitude Mean More Only Paper Power Productivity Profit Progress Prosperity Quality Rather Simply Size Standards Than Which]
Contrary to popular accounts, very few scientists in the world - possibly none - have a sufficiently thorough, "big picture" understanding of the climate system to be relied upon for a prediction of the magnitude of global warming. To the public, we all might seem like experts, but the vast majority of us work on only a small portion of the problem. Roy Spencer
[ Accounts Big Climate Contrary Experts Few Global Magnitude Majority Might None Only Picture Popular Portion Possibly Prediction Problem Public Relied Scientists Seem Small Sufficiently System Thorough Understanding Upon Us Vas]
Incidentally, the usual designation of the magnitude scale to my name does less than justice to the great part that Dr. Gutenberg played in extending the scale to apply to earthquakes in all parts of the world. Charles Francis Richter
[ Apply Designation Does Dr Earthquakes Extending Great Gutenberg Incidentally Justice Less Magnitude Name Part Parts Played Scale Than Usual World]
For example, some stars put out large amounts of energy in the infrared part of the spectrum, so that this can produce a different relative magnitude rating than using light energy from the middle of the spectrum. Charles Francis Richter
[ Amounts Different Energy Example Infrared Large Light Magnitude Middle Out Part Produce Put Rating Relative Some Spectrum Stars Than Using]
The consequences of things are not always proportionate to the apparent magnitude of those events that have produced them. Thus the American Revolution, from which little was expected, produced much; but the French Revolution, from which much was expected, produced little. Charles Caleb Colton
[ Always American Apparent Consequences Events Expected French Little Magnitude Much Produced Proportionate Revolution Them Things Those Thus Which]
There could have been more planning in New Orleans, but you look at all the devastation that happened there - have we gotten to 3,000 deaths yet? For that magnitude of a disaster, that's not all that bad. John Hickenlooper
[ Bad Been Could Deaths Devastation Disaster Gotten Happened Look Magnitude More New Orleans Planning Yet]
That was kind of scary. You got the sense as a little kid that you might be at risk now, and then you're like, 'Why are we at risk? It's because my grandfather is in charge of all of this.' You can't really realize the magnitude of a job like that when you are eight. Lauren Bush
[ Because Charge Eight Got Grandfather Job Kid Kind Little Magnitude Might Now Realize Really Risk Scary Sense Then Why]
The scenarios of biological or chemical warfare painted in detail by the American media during the months after September 11 only betray the inability of the government to determine the magnitude of the danger. Jurgen Habermas
[ After American Betray Biological Chemical Danger Detail Determine During Government Inability Magnitude Media Months Only Painted Scenarios September Warfare]
We live in an age where anonymity is growing in magnitude like a bomb going off. Jock Sturges
[ Age Anonymity Bomb Going Growing Live Magnitude Off Where]
Since then, I have worked with the group that commissioned and improved the ring and that is now preparing the construction of a second ring to increase the p stacking rate by an order of magnitude. Simon van der Meer
[ Commissioned Construction Group Improved Increase Magnitude Now Order Preparing Rate Ring Second Since Then Worked]
I suspect there have been a number of conspiracies that never were described or leaked out. But I suspect none of the magnitude and sweep of Watergate. Bob Woodward
[ Been Conspiracies Described Leaked Magnitude Never None Number Out Suspect Sweep Watergate Were]