Monetary calculation is not the calculation, and certainly not the measurement, of value. Its basis is the comparison of the more important and the less important. It is an ordering according to rank, an act of grading (Cuhel), and not an act of measuring. It was a mistake to search for a measure of the value of goods. In the last analysis, economic calculation does not rest on the measurement of values, but on their arrangement in an order of rank.

**Ludwig von Mises**

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The best calculation is the absence of calculation. Once you have attained a certain level of recognition, others generally figure that when you do something, it's for an intelligent reason. So it's really foolish to plot out your movements too carefully in advance. You're better off acting capriciously.

**Pablo Picasso**

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Without calculation, economic activity is impossible. Since under Socialism economic calculation is impossible, under Socialism there can be no economic activity in our sense of the word All economic change, therefore, would involve operations the value of which could neither be predicted beforehand nor ascertained after they had taken place. Everything would be a leap in the dark. Socialism is the renunciation of rational economy.

**Ludwig von Mises**

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Is precisely in market dealings that market prices are formed for all kinds of goods and services, which will be taken as the bases of calculation. Where there is no free market, there is no pricing mechanism; without a pricing mechanism, there is no economic calculation." "eben im Marktverkehr fe¼r alle Arten von verwendeten Ge¼tern und Arbeiten Marktpreise gebildet werden, die zur Grundlage der Rechnung genommen werden ke¶nnen. Wo der freie Marktverkehr fehlt, gibt es keine Preisbildung; ohne Preisbildung gibt es keine Wirtschaftsrechnung.

**Ludwig von Mises**

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we-are-often-more-treacherous-through-weakness-than-calculation-franeois-de-la-rochefoucauld

we-are-more-often-treacherous-through-weakness-than-through-calculation-francois-de-la-rochefoucauld

value-is-perception-not-calculation-value-is-something-people-feel-not-something-we-tell-them-they-get-simon-sinek

i-base-my-calculation-on-expectation-that-luck-will-be-against-me-napoleon-bonaparte

courage-does-not-consist-in-calculation-but-in-fighting-against-chances-john-henry-newman

however-i-am-is-however-i-am-when-you-see-me-onstage-in-press-theres-not-lot-thought-calculation-that-goes-into-it

everything-that-is-beautiful-and-noble-is-the-product-of-reason-and-calculation

it-seems-to-me-that-if-statesmen-had-little-more-arithmetic-were-accustomed-to-calculation-wars-would-be-much-less-frequent-benjamin-franklin

music-is-calculation-which-soul-makes-unconsciously-in-secret-gottfried-wilhelm-von-leibnitz

ive-done-the-calculation-and-your-chances-of-winning-the-lottery-are-identical-whether-you-play-or-not

every-relationship-is-cost-benefit-calculation-either-it-is-material-spiritual-mf-moonzajer

doing-a-mathematical-calculation-in-your-head-not-trusting-your-answer-so-you-ended-up-using-a-calculator-anyway

i-can-show-you-that-art-calculation-has-to-do-with-odd-even-numbers-in-their-numerical-relations-to-themselves-to-each-other-plato

that-mysterious-independent-variable-political-calculation-public-opinion-thomas-huxley

nature-seems-to-have-poured-forth-her-riches-without-calculation-merely-to-mark-fullness-her-joy-margaret-fuller

it-is-wonderful-when-calculation-is-made-how-little-mind-is-actually-employed-in-discharge-any-profession-samuel-johnson

we-are-perhaps-not-far-removed-from-time-when-we-shall-be-able-to-submit-bulk-chemical-phenomena-to-calculation-joseph-louis-gaylussac

the-circumstances-human-society-are-too-complicated-to-be-submitted-to-rigor-mathematical-calculation-marquis-de-custine

in-body-like-congress-where-there-are-more-than-one-hundred-talking-lawyers-you-can-make-no-calculation-upon-termination-any-debate-franklin-pierce

she-stood-for-some-moments-gazing-at-sisters-with-affection-beaming-in-one-eye-calculation-shining-out-other-charles-dickens

there-is-no-greater-good-in-all-world-than-motherhood-the-influence-mother-in-lives-her-children-is-beyond-calculation-james-e-faust

it-was-simple-to-paint-things-as-i-saw-them-to-put-without-special-calculation-red-close-to-blue-paul-gauguin

if-human-nature-felt-no-temptation-to-take-chance-there-might-not-be-much-investment-merely-as-result-cold-calculation-john-maynard-keynes

common-sense-is-the-measure-of-the-possible-it-is-composed-of-experience-and-prevision-it-is-calculation-applied-to-life

what-economic-calculation-requires-is-monetary-system-whose-functioning-is-not-sabotaged-by-government-interference-ludwig-von-mises

it-is-unworthy-excellent-men-to-lose-hours-like-slaves-in-labor-calculation-which-could-be-relegated-to-anyone-else-if-machines-were-used-gottfried-leibniz

the-sum-which-two-married-people-owe-to-one-another-defies-calculation-it-is-infinite-debt-which-can-only-be-discharged-through-all-eternity-johann-wolfgang-von-goethe

first-inevitably-idea-fantasy-fairy-tale-then-scientific-calculation-ultimately-fulfillment-crowns-dream-konstantin-tsiolkovsky

our-success-depends-on-the-calculation-of-how-much-time-do-we-spend-converting-our-extraordinary-thinking-into-extraordinary-doing

to-be-spontaneous-means-not-to-act-out-past-because-out-past-is-all-cunningness-cleverness-calculation-arithmetic-rajneesh

business-more-than-any-other-occupation-is-a-continual-dealing-with-the-future-it-is-a-continual-calculation-an-instinctive-exercise-in-foresight

this-love-for-everyday-things-part-natural-from-wide-eye-infancy-part-literary-calculation-billy-collins

motivational-secret-week-you-are-not-statistic-you-are-datum-used-in-calculation-statistic-john-alejandro-king

people-can-make-any-political-calculation-they-want-i-make-decisions-what-i-think-is-in-best-interest

i-love-you-beneath-all-that-logic-calculation-superstition-i-know-you-love-me-too-richelle-mead

Three or four threads may be agitated, like telegraph wires, at the same time, and if I were to tap them all I would reveal such a mixture of innocence and duplicity, generosity and calculation, fear and courage, I cannot tell the whole truth simply because I would have to write four journals at once.

**Anais Nin**

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But by accident, not by cunning calculation, books, because of their weight and texture, and because of their sweetly token resistance to manipulation, involve our hands and eyes, and then our minds and souls, in a spiritual adventure I would be very sorry for my grandchildren not to know about.

**Kurt Vonnegut**

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if the verses are for a literary competition, your grace should try to win second place; first is always won through favor or because of the high estate of the person, second is won because of pure justice, and by this calculation third becomes second, and the first becomes third...

**Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra**

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I believe the calculation of the quantity of probability might be improved to a very useful and pleasant speculation, and applied to a great many events which are accidental, besides those of games; only these cases would be infinitely more confused, as depending on chances which the most part of men are ignorant of.

**John Arbuthnot**

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The more progress physical sciences make, the more they tend to enter the domain of mathematics, which is a kind of centre to which they all converge. We may even judge the degree of perfection to which a science has arrived by the facility with which it may be submitted to calculation.

**Adolphe Quetelet**

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Experimental work of great refinement is necessary in order to determine atomic weights. No relationships between them have yet been certainly found which make it possible for us to compute by any sort of calculation exactly the value of any one atomic weight from any other.

**Theodore William Richards**

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The art of drawing conclusions from experiments and observations consists in evaluating probabilities and in estimating whether they are sufficiently great or numerous enough to constitute proofs. This kind of calculation is more complicated and more difficult than it is commonly thought to be. . . .

**Antoine Lavoisier**

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It was about three o'clock at night when the final result of the calculation [which gave birth to quantum mechanics] lay before me ... At first I was deeply shaken ... I was so excited that I could not think of sleep. So I left the house ... and awaited the sunrise on top of a rock.

**Werner Heisenberg**

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To practice space is thus to repeat the joyful and silent experience of childhood; it is, in a place, to be other and to move toward the other... Kandinsky dreamed of: 'a great city built according to all the rules of architecture and then suddenly shaken by a force that defies all calculation.

**Michel de Certeau**

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