Rigour Quotes

Rigour Quotes by Augustin-Louis Cauchy, Pierre Gagnaire, Rene Thom, Aaron Paul, Theodor Adorno, Heinrich Hertz and many others.

As for methods I have sought to give them all the rigour that one requires in geometry, so as never to have recourse to the reasons drawn from the generality of algebra.
The cuisine, it is all about putting generosity before rigour and pleasure before lucidity.
Pierre Gagnaire
If one must choose between rigour and meaning, I shall unhesitatingly choose the latter.
I’ve grown so much, not just as an actor, but as a human being.
The rigour of science requires that we distinguish well the undraped figure of Nature itself from the gay-coloured vesture with which we clothe her at our pleasure.
How do we get a pantomime cow on set. Jeez, the rigours of satire.
If this were so; if the desert were ‘home‘; if our instincts were forged in the desert; to survive the rigours of the desert – then it is easier to understand why greener pastures pall on us; why possessions exhaust us, and why Pascal‘s imaginary man found his comfortable lodgings a prison.
Besides it is an error to believe that rigour is the enemy of simplicity. On the contrary we find it confirmed by numerous examples that the rigorous method is at the same time the simpler and the more easily comprehended. The very effort for rigor forces us to find out simpler methods of proof.
Laws and principles are not for the times when there is no temptation: they are for such moments as this, when body and soul rise in mutiny against their rigour … If at my convenience I might break them, what would be their worth?
In football as in watchmaking, talent and elegance mean nothing without rigour and precision.
In a sense these are questions that most people ask themselves to some extent. They become philosophical when asked with a persistence and rigour that pushes past conventional or evasive answers. It’s nothing to do with acquiring a technical facility in an academic discipline.
Whenever the offence inspires less horror than the punishment, the rigour of penal law is obliged to give way to the common feelings of mankind.
A clear fire, a clean hearth, and the rigour of the game.
If Courtezans and Strumpets were to be prosecuted with as much Rigour as some silly People would have it, what Locks or Bars would be sufficient to preserve the Honour of our Wives and Daughters?
A philosophy can and must be worked out with the greatest rigour and discipline in the details, but can ultimately be founded on nothing but faith: and this is the reason, I suspect, why the novelties in philosophy are only in elaboration, and never in fundamentals.
I relieve myself from the rigours of directing by casting the movie correctly.
As a child I was really into fantasy books with elves and goblins and swords, and I went through a phase for a few years when I was reading endless series. But in the end I became totally fed-up with all these sub-Tolkien rip-offs because they all end up doing the same old things and there’s no rigour to it.
Every writer must reconcile, as best he may, the conflicting claims of consistency and variety, of rigour in detail and elegance in the whole. The present author humbly confesses that, to him, geometry is nothing at all, if not a branch of art.
I’m constantly intimidated by Shakespeare‘s work. Trying to decipher what he’s saying and holding on to that thought – not just as an actor, but as a human being – is a rigour.