# 105 Estimation Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of estimation quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about estimable.

## The Most Famous Estimation Quotes (Best in 2024)

Numbers are the product of counting. Quantities are the product of measurement. This means that numbers can conceivably be accurate because there is a discontinuity between each integer and the next. — Gregory Bateson

All models are approximations. Essentially, all models are wrong, but some are useful. However, the approximate nature of the model must always be borne in mind. — George E. P. Box

It is always disillusioning to weigh your fish and measure your golf drives. Smart men estimate them. — Havilah Babcock

An approximate answer to the right problem is worth a good deal more than an exact answer to an approximate problem. — John Tukey

This is the essence of intuitive heuristics: when faced with a difficult question, we often answer an easier one instead, usually without noticing the substitution. — Daniel Kahneman

When you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it. — Lord Kelvin

All exact science is dominated by the idea of approximation. — Bertrand Russell

The central idea in The Black Swan is that: rare events cannot be estimated from empirical observation since they are rare. — Nassim Nicholas Taleb

There are two possible outcomes: if the result confirms the hypothesis, then you've made a measurement. If the result is contrary to the hypothesis, then you've made a discovery. — Enrico Fermi

I never retouch a sketch: I take a canvas the same size, as I may change the composition somewhat. But I always strive to give the same feeling, while carrying it on further. — Henri Matisse

## Short Estimation Quotes

• The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him. — Niccolo Machiavelli
• I just think it's good to be confident. If I'm not on my team why should anybody else be? — Robert Downey, Jr.
• P.T. Barnum said a sucker is born every minute, but his estimate was laughably low. — Jonathan Gruber
• Although the original skeleton is estimated to be 18,000 years old, a child's radius — Daniel Lieberman
• Think highly of yourself because the world takes you at your own estimate. — Kurt Hahn
• If you think education is expensive, try estimating the cost of ignorance. — Howard Gardner
• I spent seven hours in a beauty shop... and that was for the estimate. — Phyllis Diller
• Everybody can draw, in my estimation. If you give a man 50 years, he'll come up with the Mona Lisa. — Jack Kirby
• It's estimated for every \$1 billion we spend on road construction, nearly 48,000 jobs are created. — Dennis Hastert
• A person's worth in this world is estimated according to the value he puts on himself. — Jean De La Bruyere

## Top 10 Estimation Quotes

If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment. — Marcus Aurelius

The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him. — Niccolo Machiavelli

I just think it's good to be confident. If I'm not on my team why should anybody else be? — Robert Downey, Jr.

P.T. Barnum said a sucker is born every minute, but his estimate was laughably low. — Jonathan Gruber

Independence, the freedom of a self-governing nation, is in my estimation the highest political good, for which any disadvantage, if need be, and any sacrifice are a cheap price. — Enoch Powell

Although the original skeleton is estimated to be 18,000 years old, a child's radius — Daniel Lieberman

The savage repression of blacks, which can be estimated by reading the obituary columns of the nation's dailies, Fred Hampton, etc., has not failed to register on the black inmates. — George Jackson

Think highly of yourself because the world takes you at your own estimate. — Kurt Hahn

If you think education is expensive, try estimating the cost of ignorance. — Howard Gardner

An estimated 2 million American women will be diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer this decade and screening could prevent up to 30% of these deaths for women over 40. — Matthew Lesko

## Estimation Image Quotes

If you think education is expensive, try estimating the cost of ignorance. — Howard Gardner

I spent seven hours in a beauty shop... and that was for the estimate. — Phyllis Diller

## Underestimation Quotes

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. — Leo Buscaglia

Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups. — George Carlin

Never underestimate a man who overestimates himself. — Franklin D. Roosevelt

You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world's problems at once but don't ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own. — Michelle Obama

I never gave up, even when people told me I'd never make it; Never underestimate the heart of a champion. — Kai Greene

Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us. — Wilma Rudolph

Do not underestimate the power of an enemy, no matter how great or small, to rise against you another day. — Attila the Hun

Never underestimate the pain of a person, because in all honesty, everyone is struggling. some people are better at hiding it than others. — Will Smith

The loss of any army is always caused by underestimating the enemy. Therefore gather information and watch the enemy carefully. — Zhuge Liang

Never underestimate the power of human stupidity. — Robert A. Heinlein

## Estimable Quotes

I should estimate that in my experience most troubles and most possibilities for improvement add up to the proportions something like this: 94% belongs to the system responsibility of management 6% special — W. Edwards Deming

Infectious diseases introduced with Europeans, like smallpox and measles, spread from one Indian tribe to another, far in advance of Europeans themselves, and killed an estimated 95% of the New World's Indian population. — Jared Diamond

On the eve of World War I, an estimated two million Armenians lived in the Ottoman Empire. Well over a million were deported and hundreds of thousands were simply killed. — Eliot Engel

Generalizations about the "way women are" and estimates of what is appropriate for most women no longer justify denying opportunity to women whose talent and capacity place them outside the average description. — Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Low omega-3 intake from seafood has been identified as one of the top 6 preventable causes of death & estimated to cause a similar number of deaths per year as eating transfats. New study found higher omega-3 index in midlife protects the brain from shrinkage/preserves cognition. — Rhonda Patrick

The real test of a saint is not one's willingness to preach the gospel, but one's willingness to do something like washing the disciples' feet - that is, being willing to do those things that seem unimportant in human estimation but count as everything to God. — Oswald Chambers

The [chief] characteristic of Hitler's leadership [was] his over-estimation of the power of the will. [To win the war] this will had only to be translated into faith down to the youngest private soldier. — Erich von Manstein

An underappreciated programming skill is time estimation — not just communicating how long something should take you, but noticing when you've spent too long on a particular approach and should revisit. — Greg Brockman

Never complain, about the number of hours you have put in, to do a job, Your nobility must estimate how much of you Was put into each hour of your daily work — Chinmayananda Saraswati

We estimate that humanitarian agencies have access to about 350,000 vulnerable people in Darfur - only about one third of the estimated total population in need. — Jan Egeland

## Approximation Quotes

Truth is much too complicated to allow anything but approximations. — John Von Neumann

Science does not aim at establishing immutable truths and eternal dogmas; its aim is to approach the truth by successive approximations, without claiming that at any stage final and complete accuracy has been achieved. — Bertrand Russell

Simply from greening our energy system and eliminating fossil fuel pollution, we get so much healthier that the savings in health care alone are enough to pay the costs of the green energy transition and would repay those costs in approximately a decade and a half in savings. — Jill Stein

Approximately 80 % of our air pollution stems from hydrocarbons released by vegetation, so let's not go overboard in setting and enforcing tough emission standards from man-made sources. — Ronald Reagan

The fundamental problem of communication is that of reproducing at one point either exactly or approximately a message selected at another point. — Claude Shannon

It's better to solve the right problem approximately than to solve the wrong problem exactly. — John Tukey

All models are wrong, but some are useful. — George E. P. Box

You may consider yourself an individual, but as a cell biologist, I can tell you that you are in truth a cooperative community of approximately fifty trillion single-celled citizens. — Bruce H. Lipton

It is one thing to take as a given that approximately 70 percent of an entering high school freshman class will not attend college, but to assign a particular child to a curriculum designed for that 70 percent closes off for that child the opportunity to attend college. — James S. Coleman

The time evolution of human condition approximated as a Gaussian is more that of expanding variance than that of moving mean. — Andrej Karpathy

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Jonathan Gruber
quotes on education, leadership and life

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Kurt Hahn
quotes on education, leadership and government

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Niccolo Machiavelli
quotes on power, politics and religion

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Robert Downey, Jr.
quotes on life

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Howard Gardner
quotes on multiple intelligence

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Daniel Lieberman
quotes on education, religion and life

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### More Estimation Quotes

One of the outstanding ironies of history is the utter disregard of ranks and titles in the final judgments men pass on each other. The final estimate of men shows that history cares not an iota for the rank or title a man has borne, or the office he has held, but only the quality of his deeds and the character of his mind and heart. — Samuel Logan Brengle

Given the term ocean acidification, you’d expect current pH levels to be well under 7. But in fact, mainstream estimates of the average pH of our current oceans are about 8.1 – estimated to have declined from 8.2 in preindustrial times – very much in the alkaline range. Thus we are witnessing very slow ocean neutralization, not acidification – acidification is a completely unscientific term used to scare us. — Alex Epstein

The Nicaragua Grand Canal project is funded by a Hong Kong businessman who is adamant that the Chinese government not be involved in the project. Given the participation of China’s government in all aspects of life, this is unusual. The \$50-billion cost estimate for the project, which is due for completion in the early 2020s, is four times the size of the entire Nicaraguan economy. Exactly who is financially backing the project is unclear, but Nicaragua’s president signed on the plan with alacrity and scarcely a glance at the 30,000 people who may be required to move from their lands. The canal will split the country in two and six municipalities will find themselves divided. There will be only one bridge across the canal along its entire length. The president argues the project will bring tens of thousands of jobs and much-needed investment and revenue to the second-poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. — Tim Marshall

Generosity is nothing more seen than in a candid estimation of other men's virtues and good qualities. — Isaac Barrow

The Coalition for International Justice estimated that 450,000 people in Darfur have died since the deadly genocide began some three years ago. — Kendrick Meek

I ordered each man to be presented with something, as strings of ten or a dozen glass beads apiece, and thongs of leather, all which they estimated highly; those which came on board I directed should be fed with molasses. — Christopher Columbus

By the last returns to the Department of War the militia force of the several States may be estimated at 800,000 men - infantry, artillery, and cavalry. — James Monroe

Seoul, with half of South Korea’s population and much of its industry and financial centers, lies just 35 miles south of the 38th parallel. Two experts on North Korea estimated that they could fire up to 500,000 rounds toward the city in the first hour of a conflict. The South Korean government would find itself fighting a major war while simultaneously trying to manage the chaos of millions of people fleeing south. — Tim Marshall

The United States spends over \$87 billion conducting a war in Iraq while the United Nations estimates that for less than half that amount we could provide clean water, adequate diets, sanitations services and basic education to every person on the planet. And we wonder why terrorists attack us. — John Perkins

we estimate that more than 50 percent of all children with an ADHD diagnosis actually have a sleep disorder, yet a small fraction know of their sleep condition and its ramifications. A major public health awareness campaign by governments—perhaps without influence from pharmaceutical lobbying groups—is needed on this issue. — Matthew Walker

Agriculture is the #1 source of deforestation. By some estimates it accounts for 80% of the forests chopped down in the tropics. — Ramez Naam

The greatness of a life can only be estimated by the multitude of its actions. We should not count the years, it is our actions which constitute our life. — Gottfried Leibniz

In my estimation, there has not been in American history a more important leak than Edward Snowden's release of NSA material – and that definitely includes the Pentagon Papers 40 years ago. — Daniel Ellsberg

To be governed ... is to be watched, inspected, directed, indoctrinated, numbered, estimated, regulated, commanded, controlled, law-driven, preached at, spied upon, censured, checked, valued, enrolled - by creatures who have neither the right, nor the wisdom, nor the virtue to do so. — Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

It's estimated that there may be two hundred and fifty million children in the world engaged in some form of exploitative child labour. — Carol Bellamy

Brody cannot believe the size of the creature, and with a classic, practical understatement tells Quint his assessment: You're gonna need a bigger boat. Awestruck, they all view the full-sized, massive shark circling the boat. Quint estimates it is 25 feet long: Three tons of him. — Roy Scheider

By some estimates, income and wealth inequality are near their highest levels in the past hundred years, much higher than the average during that time span and probably higher than for much of American history before then. — Sayings

Fraud is common when you give away billions. Fraud related to Hurricane Katrina spending is estimated to top \$2 billion. In addition, debit cards provided to hurricane victims were used to pay for Caribbean vacations, NFL tickets, Dom Perignon champagne, 'Girls Gone Wild' videos, and at least one sex change operation. — Mark Skousen

The United States imprisons a larger percentage of its black population than South Africa did at the height of apartheid. In Washington, D.C., our nation’s capitol, it is estimated that three out of four young black men (and nearly all those in the poorest neighborhoods) can expect to serve time in prison. — Michelle Alexander

The probability of success is difficult to estimate; but if we never search the chance of success is zero. — Philip Morrison

To believe that patriotism will not flourish if patriotic ceremonies are voluntary and spontaneous instead of a compulsory routine is to make an unflattering estimate of the appeal of our institutions to free minds. — Robert H. Jackson

As an inspiration to the author, I do not think the cat can be over-estimated. He suggests so much grace, power, beauty, motion, mysticism. I do not wonder that many writers love cats; I am only surprised that all do not. — Carl Van Vechten

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