38 Metric Quotes On Success In Life

These metric quotes will inspire you. Metric, of or based on the meter as a unit of length; relating to the metric system.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging metric quotes, metric sayings, and metric proverbs.

Best Metric Quotes

  1. “Do what you love, and do it well – that’s much more meaningful than any metric.” ~ Kevin Systrom
  2. “Success is about honour, feeling morally calibrated, absence of shame, not what some newspaper defines from an external metric.” ~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  3. “Tile is going to the landfill by the metric ton. All we have to do it gather it up, glue it down to the floor and grout it. Then you have a tile floor, and not just any tile floor: it’s a mosaic of your own choosing.” ~ Dan Phillips
  4. “Of course, I love tools. I also love arranging them, to the point where I came up with a name for my organizing metric: first-order retrievability.” ~ Adam Savage

  5. “Thus the metric system did not really catch on in the States, unless you count the increasing popularity of the nine-millimeter bullet.” ~ Dave Barry
  6. “The single best machine to measure trust is a human being. We haven’t figured out a metric that works better than our own sort of, like, ‘There’s something fishy about you.” ~ Simon Sinek
  7. “Corporations are not employment agencies, and judging them by that metric is a mistake.” ~ Chrystia Freeland
  8. “The normal metric of measuring progress has actually been the rate of growth, OK? It’s not a wrong metric, but it’s not a full metric.” ~ Subrahmanyam Jaishankar
  9. “The real metric of success isn’t the size of your bank account. It’s the number of lives in whom you might be able to make a positive difference.” ~ Naveen Jain

  10. “Actually, in my advanced, high-falutin’ frontier economics, I often work with what I define as ‘money metric utility,’ and I ask people, ‘Do you really want that? What are you willing to pay for that?” ~ Paul Samuelson
  11. ”Hound Dog’ took like twelve minutes. That’s not a complicated piece of work. But the rhyme scheme was difficult. Also the metric structure of the music was not easy. ‘Kansas City’ was maybe eight minutes, if that. Writing the early blues was spontaneous. You can hear the energy in the work.” ~ Jerry Leiber
  12. “We should redefine the metric for effective lending, viz., prioritise loans to enterprises, which will generate more employment.” ~ Urjit Patel
  13. “I’m not familiar with the metric system.” ~ Patton Oswalt

  14. “One of the most important tasks as a leader in a startup is to pick the right metric to track. This is often referred to as the ‘compass metric’ because it will be your compass for growth. It’s important to note that ‘compass metrics’ will likely change over the lifetime of a business.” ~ Tobias Lutke
  15. “Trending topics helped make Twitter a more relevant metric of what the world was talking about at any given moment. Google has worked for years in the space, most notably with Google Trends and Hot Searches, but Google+ offers the search giant the ability to see what is truly trending in real time.” ~ Ben Parr
  16. “I think innovation as a discipline needs to go back and get rethought and revived. There are so many models to talk about innovation, there are so many typologies of innovation, and you have to find a good innovation metric that truly captures the innovation performance of a company.” ~ Indra Nooyi
  17. “The war on drugs – a big-government product if there ever was one – has been wildly unsuccessful, by any metric.” ~ S.E. Cupp

  18. “You’re never going to get the amount of CO2 emitted to go down unless you deal with the one magic metric, which is CO2 per kilowatt-hour.” ~ Bill Gates
  19. “I frequently compose out the entire metric structure of a piece in modified cyclic form, where each cyclic revolution undergoes some form of ‘variation’ much as if measure lengths were concrete musical ‘material.” ~ Brian Ferneyhough
  20. “It’s a common misconception that money is every entrepreneur’s metric for success. It’s not, and nor should it be.” ~ Richard Branson
  21. “Canadians can easily ‘pass for American’ as long as we don’t accidentally use metric measurements or apologize when hit by a car.” ~ Douglas Coupland

  22. “G.D.P. is not a measure of how much value is produced for consumers. Everybody should recognize that G.D.P. is not a welfare metric.” ~ Erik Brynjolfsson
  23. “Most consumers don’t have a good metric for deciding on whether the dictionary they want to use is a good one… so they flip the book over, then go to the back, and it says, ‘Over 250,000 entries.’ And they go, ‘Great, this dictionary must be awesome!” ~ Erin McKean
  24. “The robotic fly that we actually make the most use of in our laboratory is actually not a small thing, it’s a giant thing. It has about a meter wing span, and it flaps in three metric tons of mineral oil. And it is a so-called dynamically scaled fly.” ~ Michael Dickinson
  25. “The usual metric for whether a planet is habitable or not is to ascertain whether liquid water could exist on its surface. Most worlds will either be too cold, too hot or of a type (like Jupiter) that may have no solid surface and be swaddled in noxious gases.” ~ Seth Shostak
  26. “What I like about Sapphics is the music of a non-iambic metric in English.” ~ Marilyn Hacker

  27. “I think going from doing TV and straight plays to Shakespeare is weird enough because you have this heightened language, and you are telling a story through metric poetry. But I think music is that place beyond poetry.” ~ Tamsin Greig
  28. “It comes up over and over and over again that a ten times increase in the weight-oriented density of batteries or the volume metric, the space-oriented density of batteries, would enable so many other moonshots that that’s one that just constantly comes up over and over again, and we will start that moonshot if we can find a great idea.” ~ Astro Teller
  29. “While I accept that large investment rounds will always garner headlines, it’s almost as if the magic number of how much cash you’ve managed to raise has become both a stamp of approval and the main metric for gauging a business’s true worth.” ~ Maelle Gavet
  30. “If you’re looking for a metric that we have to measure, that we have to control, it’s government in relation to the size of our economy.” ~ Ron Johnson

  31. “Over the past 100 years, there have been three major periods of tax-rate cuts in the U.S.: the Harding-Coolidge cuts of the mid-1920s; the Kennedy cuts of the mid-1960s; and the Reagan cuts of the early 1980s. Each of these periods of tax cuts was remarkably successful as measured by virtually any public policy metric.” ~ Arthur Laffer
  32. “I’ve seen small businesses turn into terrible midsize or big ones because they let their desire to achieve some arbitrary metric get the best of them. Whatever is compromised as a result doesn’t matter anymore, as long as the company is growing.” ~ Jason Fried
  33. “I turned six in 1977. Youth athletics then was nothing like this, and I wondered how things changed so much. I started looking at our societal emphasis on sports, using the most tangible metric by which we measure emphasis: money.” ~ Douglas Brunt
  34. “I would love to see Regina Spektor, Bjork, and some really cool-sounding festival bands like ‘Metric’ and ‘The Cardigans,’ who are one of my favorite bands.” ~ Maren Morris
  35. “Resource efficiency is the wrong metric. We should use nature as the measure, using nature’s wisdom as a template for our economic systems.” ~ Douglas Tompkins

  36. “I had developed the initial opening menu on my own in my home kitchen before we had even hired any sort of kitchen staff. And I’m pretty methodical, so I had a recipe booklet written out, everything done in metric units, something that anybody could look at and replicate.” ~ J. Kenji Lopez-Alt
  37. “Voters are fed up with politicians like Sen. McConnell who show themselves vacant of any moral compass or patriotic courage, and whose public statements are guided by just one metric – which team you are on.” ~ Amy McGrath
  38. “Yet exactly what constitutes privilege and disadvantage can be counterintuitive: There is no metric to take into account the casual racism that I had to navigate in my neighborhood, a difficulty I was keenly aware friends of mine on the more socially cohesive and nurturing black side of town were often able to avoid.” ~ Thomas Chatterton Williams

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