Accuracy Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old accuracy quotes, accuracy sayings, and accuracy proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it. George Bernard Shaw
Done right, precision can help clarify, plus it's fun. Betsy Hodges
Exactness and neatness in moderation is a virtue, but carried to extremes narrows the mind. François Fénelon
Accuracy of observation is the equivalent of accuracy of thinking. Wallace Stevens
Accuracy is essential to beauty. Ralph Waldo Emerson
One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions. Grace Hopper
Accuracy of statement is one of the first elements of truth; inaccuracy is a near kin to falsehood. Tryon Edwards
No person will deny that the highest degree of attainable accuracy is an object to be desired, and it is generally found that the last advances towards precision require a greater devotion of time, labour, and expense, than those which precede them. Charles Babbage
There is no substitute for accurate knowledge. Know yourself, know your business, know your men. Lee Iacocca
Accuracy is the basis of style. Words dress our thoughts and should fit; and should fit not only in their utterances, but in their implications, their sequences, and their silences, just as in architecture the empty spaces are as important as those that are filled. Freya Stark
Accuracy of language is one of the bulwarks of truth Anna Jameson
By concentrating on precision, one arrives at technique, but by concentrating on technique one does not arrive at precision. Bruno Walter
Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything. Wyatt Earp
Precision is, after all, not only a form of responsibility and a kind of pleasure, but an instrument of compassion. To be precise requires care, time, and attention to the person, place, or process being described. Marilyn Chandler McEntyre
The difference between something good and something great is attention to detail. Charles R. Swindoll
Accuracy is to a newspaper what virtue is to a lady, but a newspaper can always print a retraction Charles Revson
Precision of communication is important, more important than ever, in our era of hair trigger balances, when a false or misunderstood word may create as much disaster as a sudden thoughtless act. James Thurber
Exactness cannot be established in the arguments unless it is first introduced into the definitions. Henri Poincare
In the landscape of extinction, precision is next to godliness. Samuel Beckett
Accurate and minute measurement seems to the non-scientific imagination, a less lofty and dignified work than looking for something new. But nearly all the grandest discoveries of science have been but the rewards of accurate measurement and patient long-continued labour in the minute sifting of numerical results. Baron William Thomson Kelvin
Without minute neatness of execution, the sublime cannot exist! Grandeur of ideas is founded on precision of ideas. William Blake
Consistency and accuracy instills believability. Bernard Kelvin Clive
Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty. Nathaniel Hawthorne
Thoroughness characterizes all successful men. Genius is the art of taking infinite pains. All great achievement has been characterized by extreme care, infinite painstaking, even to the minutest detail. Elbert Hubbard
Accuracy is, in every case, advantageous to beauty, and just reasoning to delicate sentiment. In vain would we exalt the one by depreciating the other. David Hume
Be precise. A lack of precision is dangerous when the margin of error is small. Donald Rumsfeld
Precision is not reality. Henri Matisse
Tiny details imperceptible to us decide everything! Winfried Georg Sebald
Precision, accuracy and pondering in wisdom and sciences, will nourish and develop a person's brain. Jafar ibn Muhammad as-S
Simplify the task. Continually look for faster, better, easier ways to get the job done. Brian Tracy
You cannot describe the universe completely with any accuracy unless you're willing to admit that it's both physical and mental in nature. Christopher Langan
A new report says that dogs can sniff out prostate cancer with almost 98 percent accuracy. The report also finds that cats can sniff it out with 100 percent accuracy but they prefer to watch you die. Conan O'Brien
Good design is thorough down to the last detail. Nothing must be arbitrary or left to chance. Care and accuracy in the design process show respect towards the consumer. Dieter Rams
The game of life is a game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds, and words return to us sooner or later with astounding accuracy. Florence Scovel Shinn
Accuracy builds credibility. Jim Rohn
The Rule of Accuracy, when working toward the solution of a problem, it always helps if you know the answer. John Peers
Men were not intended to work with the accuracy of tools, to be precise and perfect in all their actions. John Ruskin
Put it before them briefly so they will read it, clearly, so they will appreciate it, picturesquely so they will remember it and, above all, accurately so they will be guided by its light. Joseph Pulitzer
Quality is determined by accuracy and completeness. Larry Sanger
Our mission is to report these horrors of war with accuracy and without prejudice. Marie Colvin
Whoever said that love is blind was dead wrong. Love is the only thing on this earth that lets us see each other with the remotest accuracy. Martha Beck
No accurate thinker will judge another person by that which the other person's enemies say about him. Napoleon Hill
Well the way we perceive accuracy and what accuracy is statistically are really two different things. Nate Silver
Accuracy and clarity of statement are mutually exclusive. Niels Bohr
Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtasked. Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr
Build, therefore, your own world. As fast as you conform your life to the pure idea in your mind, that will unfold its great proportions. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Listen, I don't know anything about polygraphs and I don't know how accurate they are, but I know they'll scare the hell out of people. Richard M. Nixon
In all pointed sentences, some degree of accuracy must be sacrificed to conciseness. Samuel Johnson
Everybody knows there is no fineness or accuracy of suppression; if you hold down one thing, you hold down the adjoining. Saul Bellow
In some instances, the accuracy of past-life memories can be objectively verified, sometimes with remarkable detail. Stanislav Grof
If observed facts of undoubted accuracy will not fit any of the alternatives it leaves open, the system itself is in need of reconstruction. Talcott Parsons
It is a rare man who can prevail in the face of comfort. Freedom is fragile and elusive, for rarely does the appreciation of it exceed the pleasure of being able to tell others what to do. There is but one tick on the accuracy scale between 'optimism' and 'denial.' Terry Rossio
The child who has been taught to make an accurate elevation, plan, and section of a pint pot has had an admirable training in accuracy of eye and hand. Thomas Huxley
One should avoid carrying out an experiment requiring more than 10 percent accuracy. Walther Nernst
Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything. In a gunfight. You need to take your time in a hurry Wyatt Earp
Because of recent improvements in the accuracy of theoretical predictions based on large-scale ab initio quantum mechanical calculations, meaningful comparisons between theoretical and experimental findings have become possible. Yuan T. Lee