# Multiplication Quotes

Civilization is the limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities.

**Tags:**Limitless ✍

**Author:**Mark Twain

There is nothing in the world that I loathe more than group activity, that communal bath where the hairy and slippery mix in a multiplication of mediocrity.

**Tags:**Activity, Group, Mediocrity ✍

**Author:**Vladimir Nabokov

My youngest sister, Cindy, has Down syndrome, and I remember my mother spending hours and hours with her, teaching her to tie her shoelaces on her own, drilling multiplication tables with Cindy, practicing piano every day with her. No one expected Cindy to get a Ph.D.! But my mom wanted her to be the best she could be, within her limits.

**Tags:**Best, Mom, Mother ✍

**Author:**Amy Chua

What makes this story so remarkable is that throughout my early childhood I had ongoing learning difficulties, particularly in mathematics. I struggled to learn the multiplication table, and no matter how hard I tried, I simply couldn't remember 6 times 7 or 7 times 8.

**Tags:**Hard, Learning, Remember ✍

**Author:**Sabrina Lloyd

Civilization consists in the multiplication and refinement of human wants.

**Tags:**Human, Refinement, Wants ✍

**Author:**Robert Andrews Millikan