Ration Quotes (2 quotes)
A river is more than an amenity, it is a treasure. It offers a necessity of life that must be rationed among those who have power over it.
Writing for the Court, New Jersey v. New York, et al., 283 U.S. 336, 342 (1931), His ruling declared that the water of the Delaware River must be divided among states on a basis of need, rather than on the geographic mileage of the resource controlled by each state. Thus a river was to be regarded as a shared economic treasure. An upstream state must not willy-nilly deprive a downstream state of an important water resource. As quoted and explained in Tim Palmer, Endangered Rivers and the Conservation Movement (2004), 42.
It is probable that two proposed unknown rations are incommensurable because if many unknown rations are proposed it is most probable that any [one] would be incommensurable to any [other].
In De Proportionibus Proportionum (1351).[Note: incommensurable, mathematical term refers to numbers in a ratio that cannot be expressed as a ratio of integers.]