On the Number 100

1) The 50th even number = 2 x 50 = 100
2) The 10th square number = 102 = 10 x 10 = 100
3) Product of the 2nd & 5th square numbers = 22 + 52 = 4 x 25 = 100
4) Product of the 1st prime number & 34th composite numbers = 2 x 50 = 100
5) Product of the 3rd odd & 10th even numbers = 5 x 20 = 100
6) Product of the 5th even & 5th composite numbers = 10 x 10 = 100
7) Sum of the 6th & 8th square numbers = 62 + 82 = 36 + 64 = 100
8) Sum of the 8th prime number & 9th square number = 19 + 81 = 100
9) Sum of the 9th and 10th triangular numbers = 45 + 55 = 100
10) Sum of the 1st four cube numbers 13 + 23 + 33 + 43 = 1 + 8 + 27 + 64 = 100
11) Sum of the 1st ten odd numbers = 1 + 3 + 5 + 7 + 9 + 11 + 13 + 15 + 17 + 19 = 100
12) Sum of the 1st nine prime numbers = 2 + 3 + 5 + 7 + 11 + 13 + 17 + 19 + 23 = 100
13) Log 100 = 2 (logarithm to the base 10)
Ln 100 = 4.60517 (natural logarithm to the base e)
14) The 854th-856th digits of pi = 100
15) The 3036th-3038th digits of phi = 100
16) The boiling point of water = 100o Celsius (centigrade)
17) Pearls are composed of the same substances as oyster shells:
90% calcium carbonate, 5% conchiolin (an organic sceleroprotein), and 5% water.
Molecular weight of Calcium Carbonate =
Ca + C + O3 = 40 + 12 + 3(16) = 40 + 12 + 48 = 100 (100.09)
18) Pythagoreans considered 100 as divinely divine because
it is the square (10 x 10) of the divine decad (10).
19) 100% represents wholeness, purity, or perfection
(no error in a test or no contaminants in a product)
20) A 10x10 Magic Square has 100 squares with numbers 1-100,
each row, column & diagonal adding to 505 with the total sum = 5050
Another example of a 10x10 Magic Square.
21) Polish Draughts is a 100-square board game played with 40 pieces.
It's similar to the 64-square board game of Checkers. (Websters: Draughts)
22) The United States Senate has 100 Senators
with two Senators from each of the 50 States.
(U.S. Senators of the 107th Congress)
23) The 100th amino acid in the 141-residue alpha-chain of Human Hemoglobin is Leucine (L)
The 100th amino acid in the 146-residue beta-chain of Human Hemoglobin is Proline (P)
( alpha-chain sequence of hemoglobin; beta-chain sequence of hemoglobin)
24) 100 in different languages (illustrated with each country's banknote)
Chinese: yibai (1990 China 100 Yuan)
Czech: sto (1961 Czech Republic 100 Korun)
Dutch: hondrerd (1944 Netherlands 100 Gulden)
English: hundred (1966 U.S. 100 Dollars)
Finnish: sata (1957 Finland 100 Markkaa)
French: cent (1944 France 100 Francs)
German: hundert (1996 Germany 100 Deutsch Mark)
Greek: ekaton (1935 Greece 100 Drachmai)
Hungarian: szaz (1992 Hungary 100 Forint)
Italian: cento (1978 Italy 100,000 Lire)
Norwegian: hundre (1954 Norway 100 Kroner)
Polish: sto (1994 Poland 100 Zlotych)
Portugese: cem (1981 Portugal 100 Escudos)
Russian: cto (1993 Russia 100 Rubles)
Spanish: cien (1965 Spain 100 Pesetas)
Swedish: hundra (1943 Sweden 100 Kronor)
Turkish: yüz (1972 Turkey 100 Lirasi)
Vietnamese: môt tram (1980 Vietnam 100 Dong)
25) Roman numeral for 100 = C (Latin abbreviation for centum; Italian: cento)
The Italian 100 Lire coin
shows an image of Minerva
(Athena) holding an olive tree,
which she taught its cultivation.
Born from the head of Zeus,
she is the goddess of wisdom.
Athena introduced the craft of
making clothing & carpentry.
She bestows skill & courage,
and is protectress of the arts.
The owl is Athena's sacred bird.
Coin's obverse: allegorical portrait.
Coinage: 1955-1989
27) The United States $100 bill shows a portrait of Benjamin Franklin
28) The French 100 franc banknote of 1990 shows a portrait of Eugene Delacroix & his painting Liberté
29) The green 100 Euro banknote shows Baroque & Rococo style of European architecture.
European Banknotes Before the Euro (January 1, 2002):
Belgium 100-frank: James Ensor (painter).
Finland 100-markka: Jean Sibelius (composer).
France 100-franc: Paul Cezanne (painter).
Germany 100-DM: Clara Schumann (composer).
Greece 100-drachma: Athena & Adamantios Korais (writer).
Ireland 100-pound: Charles Stewart Parnell (statesman).
Portugal 100-pesetas: Rosebud & Fernando Pessoa (poet).
Spain 100-pesetas: Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer (poet).
Loss from introduction of the euro
(Financial Express, January 15, 2002)

France 100-franc silver "André Malraux" piece showing two cats (1997)

31) The Swiss 100 franc banknote shows Alberto Giacometti
and his sculpture The Striding Man (Oct. 1, 1998).
Centi- [Latin: centum]: hundred or hundredth part
Centigram: 1/100 of a gram
Centiliter: 1/100 of a liter
Centimeter: 1/100 of a meter
Cent: 1/100 of a dollar (penny)
Centime: 1/100 of a franc
Centavos: 1/100 of a peso
Centenarian: someone over 100 years old
Centennial: 100th anniversary or its celebration
Century: a period of 100 years

Century Plant: a Mexican agave (Agave americana)
that blooms only once every "100 years" (folklore).
In reality, it takes 10 years to bloom in warm regions
and up to 60 years in colder climates.


Centipedes are insects with "100 legs"
82-legged Centipede (NY Times, 7-24-2002);
Central Park Centipede (NY Times, 7-25-2002)

33) Centenarians increased from 37,306 (1990) to 50,454 (2000) in the U.S. Census.
More News: Detroit News (6-20-2001); Seattle Post-Intelligencer (10-3-2001)
USA Today (5-1-2002); Centenarians (Huffington Center on Aging)
34) The 180,000 centenarians worldwide (2000) is projected to reach 3.2 million by 2050.
(Research & Creativity Activity, Sept. 2001). Japan's 13,000 centenarians (2000) will increase
to one million by 2050 ( United Nations Report, p. 25); Older Persons Demographics
35) Famous Centenarians— Living to 100+:
Chao Chou (778-897), Chinese Zen Master (Japanese: Joshu)
Hsu Yun (1840-1959), Chinese Zen Master
Grandma Moses (9/7/1860-12/13/1961), artist
Adolph Zukor (1/7/1873-6/10/1976), Paramount Pictures founder
Irving Berlin (5/11/1888-9/22/1989), composer
George Burns (1/20/1896-3/9/1996), commedian
Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, (8/4/1900-3/30/2002), Queen Mother
Leni Riefenstahl (8/22/1902-9/8/2003), film director & author
Mayling Soong (Madame Chiang Kai-shek) (born March 1897; lunar: Feb. 12), artist & author
W. Clement Stone (5/4/1902-9/3/2002), financier, author The Success System That Never Fails
Bob Hope (5/29/1903-7/27/2003), entertainer & actor
Delaney Sisters: Bessie (1891-1995) & Sadie (1890-1999),
authors Having Our Say: The Delaney Sister's First 100 Years
36) Centillion = 10303 (number of zeroes = 303; number of groups of three 0's after 1000 = 100)
In the European numbering system: Centillion = (one million)100 = (106)100 =10600
37) Googol: the figure 1 followed by 100 zeroes = 10100
(invented by Milton Sirotta, the 9-year nephew of mathematician Edward Kasner)
38) Atomic Number of Fermium (Fm) = 100 (100 protons & 100 electrons)
Fermium is a radioactive rare earth metal.
The longest living isotope is 257Fm with a half-life of 80 days.
Fermium was named after the Italian physicist & 1938 Nobel laureate Enrico Fermi (1901-1954), Obituary.
39) Events in the Year 100:
The first Chinese dictionary was written in 100 A.D.
Mayan mural at ceremonial site of San Bartolo, Guatemala.
Uncovered by archeologists in 2002 (SFC, 3/13/02).
Pre-Columbian civilization from under the Pyramid of the Moon in Teotihuacan.
Uncovered by archeologists in 1998 (SFC, 10/22/98).
40) The 100th day of the year (non-leap year) = April 10
Newspaper publisher & editor Joseph Pulitzer was born on April 10, 1847 (Died 10-29-1911, Obituary).
On April 10, 1912, the Titanic set sail from Southampton, England, and hit the iceberg on 4-15-1912
(Thomas Hardy's poem "Convergence of the Twain" on the loss of the "Titanic").
On April 10, 1925, F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby was published.
41) Gathering of the 100 Gods occurs on the 19th day of the first lunar month.
The Chinese go to bed early on this Rats' Wedding Day (March 5) so as not
to disturb the rats. It is the only day during this month when newly married daughters
may visit their parents, because it is primarily a day of meeting. According to legends,
the "100 Gods" make a group-visit to Yü Huang (Jade Emperor), the Taoist Lord
of Heaven. This holiday is celebrated in homes with food-offerings, bonfires of paper
money, and ladders made of strips of yellow paper to help them in their ascent to heaven.
(Juliet Bredon & Igor Mitrophanow, The Moon Year: Chinese Customs and Festivals
Kelly & Walsh, Shanghai, 1927, pp. 143-145)
42) Renga is a poetic form that blossomed in 15th century Japan with 100 verses
The renga is a collaborative poem by several poets who alternately add verses
of 17 syllables (5-7-5 pattern) and those of 14 syllables (7-7 pattern) until
they complete a poem composed of 100 verses. Sample renga poem
43) 100 Horses (1728) is a handscroll painting on silk by Lang Shih-ning (Giuseppe Castiglione, 1688-1766),
an Italian Jesuit who became a Chinese court painter for Emperor Ch'ien-lung (ruled 1736-1795).
The painting is on exhibit at the National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taiwan.
44) 100 Cranes (1852) by Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864) is a woodblock print depicting
a Buddhist festival that occurred in the 11th century, during which a feudal lord
released 100 cranes as thanksgiving for a successful battle.
Each tag on the cranes's legs is a prayer for those killed in battle.
Also Kunisada's Yoritomo releasing cranes at Iwai
45) 100 Cranes is a color woodcut by Anonymous Japanese artist
acquired by the DeYoung Museum of San Francisco (1964). All the cranes are in flight.
46) 100 Views of Fuji or (Fugaku Hyakkei) by Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) is a book
of black & white drawings of Mt. Fuji originally published in three volumes (1834-35).
Sample images: Snow & Fuji; View of Fuji; Japanese Prints; Book.
47) 100 Famous Views of Edo (1857) by Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858)
is a book of woodblock prints depicting scenes in 19th century Edo.
Samples: 7 images; 3 images; 59 images; postage stamps; Christie's 1999 auction #11; Book.
48) Gene McDaniels' song A Hundred Pounds of Clay
had highest hit #3 in 1961 Pop Charts:
He took a hundred pounds of clay
And they He said "Hey, listen"
"I'm gonna fix this-a world today"
"Because I know what's missin' "
Then He rolled his big sleeves up
And a brand-new world began
He created a woman and-a lots of lovin' for a man
Whoa-oh-oh, yes he did

49) Joseph Haydn's Symphony #100 in G Major is called "Military" (composed 1793-94)
50) 100 Instruments of Greg Miner's A Christmas Collection
51) Beyond 100 Strings is a live recording of the debut solo santoor recital of Rahul Sharma
52) Room 100 is a 4-member male melodic rock band formed in 1982.
53) Films with 100 in the title:
One Hundred and One Dalmatians— children's animation (Disney, 1961)
100 Men and A Girl— musical (Universal, 1937)
One Hundred Years Ago— silent (Universal Laemmle, 1915)
54) The Hundred Years' War (1337-1453) between France & England lasted 116 years.
55) Olympic 100 Meter track gold medal won by Maurice Green in 9.87 seconds (Sydney, Australia)
Evolution of the Olympic 100 Meter Race; Green breaks world record at 9.79 seconds (Athens, Greece, 6-16-1999)
Tim Montgomery of runs 9.78 to break 100-Meter record (Paris, 9-14-2002)
56) 100 yards is the length of the American football field and 160 feet wide in college and the NFL.
57) Cities located at 100o longitude:
Penang, Malaysia 5o 25' N latitude & 100o 19' E longitude
Bangkok, Thailand 13o 44' N latitude & 100o 30' E longitude
Monterrey, Mexico 25o 40' N latitude & 100o 18' W longitude
58) Hecatonchires were giants with 100 arms and 50 heads each.
They were born of Gaia & Uranus, and were stronger than even
the Cyclopes. Their names were Cottus, Briareus, and Gyges.
Plato writes: "if a person had the nature of Geryon or Briareus,
he ought to be able with his hundred hands to throw a hundred darts."
59) 100 points scored by Wilt Chamberlain in basketball game
as Philadelphia Warrior defeated New York Knicks 169-147 on March 2, 1962
in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The 316 points by both teams surpassed the record
of 312 when Boston defeated Minneapolis 173-139 on Feb. 27, 1959 in Boston.
1962 Associated Press Story; Ticket from Game
60) Occurrences of hundred in the Bible: King James Version
hundred (590), hundreds (28), hundredth (3) = 621 (Bible Concordance)
61) 10 occurrences of hundred in the Holy Koran (translated by Maulvi Sher Ali). Samples:
The similitude of those who spend their wealth in the way of ALLAH is like the similitude
of a grain of corn which grows seven ears, in each ear a hundred grains. And ALLAH
multiplies it further for whomsoever HE pleases and ALLAH is Bountiful, All-Knowing.

(Koran 2:262)
O Prophet, urge the believers to fight. If there be of you twenty who are steadfast,
they shall overcome two hundred; And if there be a hundred of you, they shall overcome
a thousand of those who disbelieve, because they are a people do not understand.
(Koran 8: 66) Koran Concordance
62) Age of fatherhood for Shem = 100 (Genesis 11.10)
("Shem was an hundred years old, and begat Arphaxad two years after the flood")
Age of fatherhood for Abraham = 100 (Genesis 21.5)
("And Abraham was an hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born unto him.")
63) During a famine in the land of Gerar, Isaac sowed seeds that multiplied 100-fold (Genesis 26.12)
("Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the LORD blessed him.")
64) Obadiah saved 100 prophets by hiding them in a cave and feeding them. (I Kings 18.4)
("For it was so, when Jezebel cut off the prophets of the Lord,
that Obadiah took an hundred prophets, and hid them by fifty in a cave,
and fed them with bread and water.")
65) Jesus' parable of the 100th lost sheep (Matthew 18.12)
("How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not
leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray?")
66) Nicodemus brought 100 pounds of myrrh & aloes to embalm Jesus after his crucifixion (John 19.39)
("And there came also Nicodemus, which at the first came to Jesus by night,
and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an hundred pound weight.")
67) Paul's 14 Epistles in the New Testament total to 100 chapters:
Romans (16), 1 Corinthians (16), 2 Corinthians (13), Galatians (6), Ephesians (6),
Philippians (4), Colossians (4), 1 Thessalonians (5), 2 Thessalonians (3),
1 Timothy (6), 2 Timothy (4), Titus (3), Philemon (1), Hebrews (13).
68) 17 occurrences of hundred in Homer's Iliad (4 samples):
From it there waved a hundred tassels of pure gold,
all deftly woven, and each one of them worth a hundred oxen.

(Book II)
a hundred ships under the command of King Agamemnon, son of Atreus.
(Book II)
Thebes has a hundred gates through each of which two hundred men
may drive at once with their chariots and horses

(Book IX)
Minerva girded herself with a girdle that had a hundred tassels: then she fastened
her earrings, three brilliant pendants that glistened most beautifully,

(Book XIV)
Homer's Iliad Concordance (Samuel Butler's translation)
69) Dhritarashra had 100 sons called the Kauravs.
His brother Pandu had 5 sons, called the Pandavs (including Arjuna).
They fought for the kingdom on the battlefield at Kurushetra,
(near New Delhi, India, 3100 BC)— chapter 1 of Bhagavad Gita.
70) 100 grains in the I Ching:
Radiance. Congregating indeed.
Sun and Moon congregating reach-to heaven.
The hundred grains, grasses, trees congregating reach-to earth.

I Ching, Hexagram 30: Radiance/Li (Image)
(translated by Rudolf Ritsema & Stephen Karcher, 1995)
71) 100 fruits in the I Ching:
Heaven and Earth taking-apart and
Thunder and Rain arousing and also the hundred fruits
grasses, trees, altogether seedburst boundary.

I Ching, Hexagram 40: Taking-Apart/Hsieh (Image)
(translated by Rudolf Ritsema & Stephen Karcher, 1995)
72) A hundred little things make likeness
In brethren born, and show the father's blood.

Euripides (484-406 BC), Electra, Line 642
73) In the temple they placed statues of gold: there was the god himself standing
the charioteer of six winged horses— and of such a size that he touched the roof
of the building in a chariot with his head; around him there were a hundred Nereids
riding on dolphins, for such was thought to be the number of them by the men of those days.

Plato (428-348 BC), Critias (360 B.C.) ( translated by Benjamin Jowett)
74) In the time of autumn floods, a hundred streams poured into the river.
Chuang Tzu (369-286 BC), The Chuang Tzu XVII.2.10 "Autumn Floods" (translated by Lin Yutang)
75) And other fell on good ground, and sprang up,
and bare fruit an hundredfold.

Luke, 8.8 (Christ's parable of the sower)
76) Although a cloth be washed a hundred times,
How can it be rendered clean and pure
If it be washed in water which is dirty?

Nagarjuna (113-213 AD), Ocean of Delight for the Wise Verses 159-161
(Edited by W. Y. Evans-Wentz, Tibetan Yoga and Secret Doctrines, p. 64)
77) The Universal circuit is like a breeze, and the voyager, still or stirring,
is carried forward by it. He has a hundred varied experiences, fresh sights,
changing circumstances, all sorts of events.

Plotinus (204-270 AD), The Enneads, III.iv.6
(translated by Stephen MacKenna, 4th Ed., Faber & Faber, London, 1969, p. 190)
78) Each moment contains
a hundred messages from God:
To every cry of "Oh Lord,"
He answers a hundred times, "I am here."

Jelaluddin Rumi (1207-1273), Mathnawi, I.1578
Rumi Daylight, Poem 55 (p. 43)
(Edited by Camille & Kabir Helminski, 1994)
79) 16 occurrences of cento (100) in Dante's Commedia:
Inferno (8), Purgatorio (5), Paradiso (3)
Ernest Hatch Wilkins, Thomas G. Bergin, & Anthony J. De Vito,
A Concordance to the Divine Commedy of Dante Alighieri,
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1966
(2 samples from each book are cited below)
80) Stop a moment, stay "100 years" in Hell ( Inferno, Canto 15, Line 38):
"O figliuol", disse, "qual di questa greggia
s'arresta punto, giace poi cent'anni
sanz'arrostarsi quando 'l foco il feggia.
"O son," he said, "whoever of this flock
stops but a moment, stays a hundred years
and cannot shield himself when fire strikes.
Inferno 15.37-39 ( Allen Mandelbaum translation, 1984)
81) Travelling "100 years an inch" in Hell ( Inferno, Canto 30, Line 83):
S'io fossi pur di tanto ancor leggero
ch'i' potessi in cent'anni andare un'oncia,
io sarei messo già per lo sentiero,
Were I so light that, in a hundred years,
I could advance an inch, I should already
be well upon the road to search for him
Inferno 30.82-84 ( Allen Mandelbaum translation, 1984)
82) Boat carrying "100 spirits" in Purgatory ( Purgatorio, Canto 2, Line 45):
Da poppa stava il celestial nocchiero,
tal che faria beato pur descripto;
e più di cento spirti entro sediero.
The helmsman sent from Heaven, at the stern,
seemed to have blessedness inscribed upon him;
more than a hundred spirits sat within.
Purgatorio 2.43-45 ( Allen Mandelbaum translation, 1984)
83) "100 masks" cannot conceal your thoughts in Purgatory ( Purgatorio, Canto 15, Line 127):
Ed ei: "Se tu avessi cento larve
sovra la faccia, non mi sarian chiuse
le tue cogitazion, quantunque parve.
And he: "Although you had a hundred masks
upon your face, that still would not conceal
from me the thoughts you thought, however slight.
Purgatorio 15.127-129 ( Allen Mandelbaum translation, 1984)
84) Roman eagle ruled over Europe for "100 & 100 years & more"
in accord with Heaven ( Paradiso, Canto 6, Line 4):
cento e cent'anni e più l'uccel di Dio
ne lo stremo d'Europa si ritenne,
vicino a' monti de' quai prima uscìo;
one hundred and one hundred years and more,
the bird of God remained near Europe's borders,
close to the peaks from which it first emerged;
Paradiso 6.4-6 ( Allen Mandelbaum translation, 1984)
85) Dante sees "100 little suns" in Heaven ( Paradiso, Canto 22, Line 23):
Come a lei piacque, li occhi ritornai,
e vidi cento sperule che 'nsieme
più s'abbellivan con mutui rai.
As pleased my guide, I turned my eyes and saw
a hundred little suns; as these together
cast light, each made the other lovelier.
Paradiso 22.22-24 ( Allen Mandelbaum translation, 1984)
86) 123 occurrences of 100 in Cervantes' Don Quixote (7 samples):
nothing in he world is more delightful than to be
a person of consideration— one in a hundred
(Part I, Ch. 52)
Sancho: "my master will attack a hundred armed men
as a greedy boy would half a dozen melons.
(Part I, Ch. 4)
said the guide: "I beg of you, Senor Don Quixote, to observe carefully and
examine with a hundred eyes everything that is within there; perhaps
there may be some things for me to put into my book of "Transformations."
Don Quixote kept calling to them to give him rope and more rope, and they gave it
out little by little, and by the time the calls, which came out of the cave as out
of a pipe, ceased to be heard they had let down the hundred fathoms of rope
he who makes one fair vessel can as well make two
two, or three, or a hundred;
they let down a cord with more than a hundred bells attached
to it, and immediately after that discharged a great sack full of cats,
which also had bells of smaller size tied to their tails.
on the steps all round it white wax tapers burned in
more than a hundred silver candlesticks
Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616), Don Quixote Part II, Ch. XXII (1615)
(translated by John Ormsby, Concordance to Don Quixote)
87) 100 fathoms of rope lowered Don Quixote down the Cave of Montesinos:
travelling downwards into that dark region without any certainty
or knowledge of where I was going... suddenly and without provocation
a profound sleep fell upon me, and when I least expected it, I know not how,
I awoke and found myself in the midst of the most beautiful, delightful meadow
that nature could produce or the most lively human imagination conceive.
I opened my eyes, I rubbed them, and found I was not asleep but thoroughly
awake... Next there presented itself to my sight a stately royal palace
or castle, with walls that seemed built of clear transparent crystal;
and through two great doors that opened wide therein
Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616), Don Quixote Part II, Ch. XXIII (1615)
(translated by John Ormsby, Concordance to Don Quixote)
88) 115 occurrences of 100 in William Shakespeare's works (2 samples):
Father Thou that so stoutly hast resisted me,
Give me thy gold, if thou hast any gold:
For I have bought it with an hundred blows.

King Henry VI, Part 3 II.5 (1594)

Simpcox: God knows, of pure devotion; being call'd
A hundred times and oftener, in my sleep,

King Henry VI, Part 2 II.1 (1594)
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), Shakespeare Concordance
89) Herrick's 100 kisses and more:
Give me a kiss, and to that kiss a score;
Then to that twenty, add a hundred more:
A thousand to that hundred: so kiss on,
To make that thousand up a million.
Treble that million, and when that is done,
Let's kiss afresh, as when we first begun.

Robert Herrick (1591-1674), Hesperides (1648)
To Anthea: Ah My Anthea!
90) One father is more than a hundred school-masters.
George Herbert (1593-1633), Jacula Prudentum
77) 21 occurrences of 100 in Pascal's Pensees (2 samples):
let us act as if we had only eight hours to live.
If we ought to devote eight hours of life,
we ought to devote a hundred years.
It is your own assent to yourself,
and the constant voice of your own reason,
and not of others, that should make you believe.
Belief is so important!
A hundred contradictions might be true.
Blaise Pascal (1623-1662), Pensees (1660)
( translated by William F. Trotter, 1931)
91) Work as if you were to live 100 years.
Pray as if you were to die To-morrow.

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), Poor Richards Almanac, 1757
92) When angry, count ten before you speak;
if very angry, an hundred

Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)
A Decalogue of Canons for Observation in Practical Life (Feb. 21, 1825)
93) Already once was I so blest.
Beneath the swaying bushes hiding,
The full, fresh waves are softly gliding;
They scarcely rustle on their path;
A hundred founts from all sides hasten
To fill a pure and sparkling basin,
The hollowed level of a bath.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)
Faust Second Part, II.2 (Faust to the Nymphs)
(translated by Bayard Taylor, 1870, Modern Library, NY, p. 92)
94) Occurrences of 100 in Emerson's Essays (2 samples):
The virtuous prince confronts the gods, without any misgiving.
He waits a hundred ages till a sage comes, and does not doubt.

Character from Essays: Second Series (1844)

Keep cool: it will be all one a hundred years hence.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), Representative Men: Montaigne (1850)

95) Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! I say, let your affairs be as two or three,
and not a hundred or a thousand; instead of a million count half a dozen,
and keep your accounts on your thumb nail.

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), Walden Chapter 2 (1854)
96) 13 occurrences of 100 the poems of Emily Dickinson (2 samples):

And they make merry wedding, whose guests are hundred leaves
Poem 1, Line 14 (Valentine week, 1850) "Awake ye muses nine"

So spicy her Carnation nod—
So drunken, reel her Bees—
So silver steal a hundred flutes
From out a hundred trees—
Poem 81, Lines 5-8, "We should not mind so small a flower"

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)
Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
(edited by Thomas H. Johnson, 1955)
97) There is only one religion,
though there are a hundred versions of it.

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
Plays: Pleasant and Unpleasant (1898), Vol. II, Preface
98) I suppose I've passed it a hundred times,
but I always stop for a minute
And look at the house, the tragic house
the house with nobody in it.

Joyce Kilmer (1886-1918), "The House With Nobody In It"
99) I will be the gladdest thing under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers and not pick one.

Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950), "Afternoon on a Hill" (1917)
100) 47 occurrences of 100 and variants of hundred in Joyce's Finnegans Wake:
hundreadfilled (1) hundreads (1) Hundred (1) hundred (35) hundredaires (1)
hundredlettered (1) hundreds (4) hundredth (1) hundrick (1) hundrund (1)
James Joyce (1882-1941), Finnegans Wake, (1939), Concordance
101) 100 in James Joyce's Finnegans Wake, (5 samples):
Eyolf and ayther nayther for Yakov Yea. A hundred and how? (201.34)
Twelve buttles man, twentyeight bows of curls, forty bonnets woman
and ever youthfully yous makes alleven add the hundred.
the hundred bottles with th radio beamer tower and its hangars, (380.16)
—The hundredlettered name again, last word of perfect language.
But you could come near it, we do suppose, strong Shaun
—This time a hundred years!
—But I was firm with her. And I did take the reached of my/delights
James Joyce (1882-1941), Finnegans Wake, (1939)
102) Hymn 100 in Book 9 of the Rig Veda is an invocation to Indra's friend Soma Pavamana:
Set free the. song which mind hath yoked, even as thunder frees the rain:
All treasures of the earth and heaven, O Soma, thou dost multiply.
Thy stream when thou art pressed runs on like some victorious warrior's steed
Hastening onward through the fleece like a fierce horse who wins the prize.
Flow on, Sage Soma, with thy stream to give us mental power and strength,
Effused for Indra, for his drink, for Mitra and for Varuna.
Flow to the filter with thy stream, effused, best winner, thou, of spoil,
O Soma, as most rich in sweets for Indra, Visnu, and the Gods.

Rig Veda Book 9, 100.3-6 (circa 1500 B.C.)
103) 100th Chapter of Psalms: is a song of praise
A Psalm of praise. Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.
Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
Know ye that the LORD he is God:
it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves;
we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving,
and into his courts with praise:
be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting;
and his truth endureth to all generations.

Psalms 100.1-5 (1034 B.C.)
104) 100th Verse of the Bhagavad Gita
(Krishna's lecture to Arjuna on karma yoga):
Even as all waters flow into the ocean, but the ocean never overflows,
even so the sage feels desires, but he is ever one in his infinite peace. (2:70)
Bhagavad Gita Chapter 2, Verse 70 [note: 30 verses in Ch. 1]
105) 100th Verse in Chapter 18 of Astavakra Gita
(Sage Astavakra's dialogue with King Janaka):
The sage seeks peace neither in crowds
nor in solitude of the forest.
Whatever he does, wherever he is, he is tranquil.

Astavakra Gita Chapter 18, Verse 100 (circa 400 B.C.)
106) 100th Verse of Buddha's Dhammapada: The Thousands
Better than a thousand meaningless words
collected together is a single meaningful word
on hearing which one becomes tranquil.

Buddha, Dhammapada Verse 100 (240 B.C.)
(translated from the Pali by Sangharakshita, Dhammapada: The Way of Truth, 2001)
107) Visionary quote from the 100th Book of Enoch:
And over all the righteous and holy He will appoint
guardians from amongst the holy angels
To guard them as the apple of an eye,
Until He makes an end of all wickedness and all sin,
And though the righteous sleep a long sleep,
they have nought to fear.

Book of Enoch 100.5 (circa 105-64 BC)
(translated by Canon Charles, 1912)
108) 100th word in Genesis is "midst":
And God said, Let there be a firmament
in the midst of the waters, and
let it divide the waters from the waters.

Genesis, I.6 (God separating the waters)
109) 100th Saying of Gospel of Thomas:
They showed Jesus a gold piece and said to him:
They who belong to Caesar demand tribute from us.
He said to them: What belongs to Caesar give to Caesar,
what belongs to God give to God,
and what is mine give unto me.

Gospel of Thomas 100 (114 sayings of Jesus)
(translated by Thomas O. Lambdin, 1988)
110) 100th Verse of Sagathakam in Lankavatara Sutra:
Mind is grasped by mind,
it is not a something produced by a cause;
Mind is by nature pure,
memory (habit-energy) has no existence
in mind which is like the sky.

Verse 100 of Sagathakam in The Lankavatara Sutra (before 443 AD)
(translated from the Sanskrit by D. T. Suzuki, 1932)
111) Han-shan's 100th Poem of Collected Songs of Cold Mountain:
for an image of life and death
just look at ice and water
water freezes into ice
ice melts back into water
what dies is bound to live
what lives will surely die
ice and water don't harm each other
life and death as a pair are fine
Han-shan (fl. 627-649), Collected Songs of Cold Mountain,
Poem 100 (translated by Red Pine, 1990)
( Robert G. Henricks translation, 1990; Burton Watson translation, 1962)
112) 100th Verse of Vairagya-Satakam (The Hundred Verses on Renunciation):
Oh Earth, my mother! Oh Wind, my father!
Oh Fire, my friend! Oh Water, my good relative!
O Sky, my brother! here is my last salutation to you
with clasped hands! Having cast away Infatuation with
its wonderful power, by means of an amplitude of pure knowledge
resplendent with merits developed through my association with you all,
I now merge in the Supreme Brahman.

Bhartrihari (circa 650 AD)
Vairagya-Satakam (The Hundred Verses on Renunciation): 100
(translated by Swami Madhavananda, 1921)
113) 100th Verse of Chapter 9 in Santideva's Bodhicaryavatara:
Sensation is seen and it is touched, but by thought only,
which itself is like the sleep of maya.
Because of its very nature, due to that thought,
sensation is not seen.

Santideva's Bodhicaryavatara: Entering the Path of Enlightenment
IX.100 (Perfection of Wisdom: Prajña-paramita) (circa 700 AD)
(translated by Marion L. Matics, Macmillan, London, 1970, p. 220); Bodhisattva Path
114) Case 100 of Hekiganroku: Haryo's Sword Against Which a Hair is Blown
Setcho's Verse:
To cut off discontent,
Rough methods may be best:
Now they slap, now they point.

The sword lies across the sky,
Snow glistens in its light,
No one can forge or sharpen it.

"Each branch of the coral
Embraces the bright moon"—

Setcho (980-1052), Hekiganroku, 100 (Blue Cliff Records)
(translated by Katsuki Sekida, Two Zen Classics, 1977, pp. 400-401)
115) The Hyaku-nin-isshiu or 100 Verses by 100 People
was compiled by Sadaiye Fujiwara (1162-1242) in 1235 AD.
Aki kaze ni
Tanabiku kumo no
Taema yori
More-izuru tsuki no
Kage no sayakesa.
See, how the wind of autumn drives
The clouds to left and right,
While in between the moon peeps out,
Dispersing with her light
The darkness of the night.
A Hundred Verses from Old Japan, Verse 79 by Aki-suke (died 1155)
(translated by William N. Porter, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1909)
116) Loyalty & Truth in the 100th Line of Eschenbach's Parzival:
A tale I would for you renew
Of loyalty both tried and true,
Of woman as she ought to be,
And a manly man's simplicity,
Which hardship could not bend or break,
In fear his heart would never quake

Wolfram von Eschenbach (1165-1217) Parzival (1195)
Book I "Gahmuret and Belakanë" Lines 99-104
(translated by Edwin H. Zeydel & Bayard Quincy Morgan,
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1951, p. 39)
117) Section 100 of William of Auvergne's The Trinity, or the First Principle:
For the form that is first generated in the imagination or the mind of the artist
is the first thing that moves the artist, internally, of course, and by his will
and desire for it to be (essendi) externally in matter.
William of Auvergne (1180-1249), The Trinity, or the First Principle, Ch. XVI.100
(translated by Roland J. Teske & Francis C. Wade,
Marquette University Press, Milwaukee, 1989, p. 133)
118) Dante's Commedia has 100 cantos (34 cantos Inferno, 33 cantos Purgatorio, 33 cantos Paradiso)
119) Canto 100, Line 100 of Dante's Commedia:
(Dante embraced by Light in the 10th Heaven, The Empyrean):
A quella luce cotal si diventa,
che volgersi da lei per altro aspetto
è impossibil che mai si consenta;
Whoever sees that Light is soon made such
that it would be impossible for him
to set that Light aside for other sight;
Paradiso 33.100-102 ( Allen Mandelbaum translation, 1984)
120) 100 Poems of Hafiz— selections from the Persian poet:
Wherever you are going, go alone; for the road
to enlightenment is very narrow and full of curves...
Everything you see around you, will one day disappear,
Except Love, which lasts forever...
Hafiz, go, explain no more stories or recite more magical verse.
If they haven't gotten the message yet, don't waste your breath.
Turn your lips, instead, to the face of the Beloved!

Hafiz (1320-1389), Drunk on the Wine of the Beloved: 100 Poems of Hafiz (1410)
(translated by Thomas Rain Crowe, 2001), Amazon book review
121) Line 100 from Langland's Piers Plowman:
I pondered on the power that Peter had in keeping
To bind and unbind as the Book tells,
"Because he's compensated me well, as Wisdom counseled him, (IV.100)
No more can any clerk know unless he acquired it first in books.
Although men made books, the master was God. (XII.100-101)
William Langland (1332-1400), Piers Plowman (1377)
(alliterative verse translation by E. Talbot Donaldson, Norton, NY, 1990)
122) Line 100 from the Pearl Poet's The Pearl:
Nis no wyz worpé pat tonge berez (Middle English)

The wood where Fortune was taking me
forward was arrayed in so entirely splendid
a fashion that no one capable of speech
is able to describe the glory of it.

The Pearl (c. 1370-1400) Lines 97-100
(Ed. Malcolm Andrew & Ronald Waldron, 1987, p. 59)
(Pearl translation: by Bill Stanton, by Vernon Eller)

123) Sloka 100 of Kabir's Slokas of Kabir:
among sages,
His love doubles day by day.
The godless are like black blankets:
No matter how much you wash them,
they'll never be white.
Kabir (c. 1398-1518)
Songs of Kabir from the Adi Granth (translated by Nirmal Dass)
State University of New York Press, Albany, 1991, p. 279
124) Letter 100 of The Letters of Marsilio Ficino:
In our times there are many who are not philosophers but lovers
of philosophical show... This is the reason, my friend, that I commend you
for not copying the childish stupidities and vain works of these men,
who do not drink deep from the source but sip at streams, who do not follow
the light of truth but foolishly pursue the shadow of opinion.

Marsilio Ficino (1433-1499), Letter to Giovanni Piero of Padua (1474)
The Letters of Marsilio Ficino, Vol. I, Shepheard-Walwyn, London, 1975, pp. 152-153
125) Nostradamus's Centuries contains 10 chapters with 100 verses each,
with over 900 predictions (Ch. I, Verse 100 below):
Long temps au ciel sera veu gris oyseau,
Aupres de Dôle & de Tosquane terre,
Tenant au bec vn verdoyant rameau
Mourra tost grand, & finira la guerre.
For a long time a gray bird will be seen in the sky
near Dôle and the lands of Tuscany.
He holds a flowering branch in his beak,
but he dies too soon and the war ends.
Nostradamus (1503-1566), Centuries I.100(1555)
126) 100th Sonnet of William Shakespeare:
Where art thou Muse that thou forget'st so long,
To speak of that which gives thee all thy might?
Spend'st thou thy fury on some worthless song,
Darkening thy power to lend base subjects light?
Return forgetful Muse, and straight redeem,
In gentle numbers time so idly spent;
Sing to the ear that doth thy lays esteem
And gives thy pen both skill and argument.
Rise, resty Muse, my love's sweet face survey,
If Time have any wrinkle graven there;
If any, be a satire to decay,
And make time's spoils despised every where.
Give my love fame faster than Time wastes life,
So thou prevent'st his scythe and crooked knife.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616), Sonnets C, Commentary
127) 100th Section of Swedenborg's Arcana Coelestia (1837):
Order consists in celestial things ruling over spiritual things, through these over natural things
and through these over corporeal things; but when corporeal and natural things rule over spiritual
and celestial things, order is destroyed and then the man is an image of hell; and therefore the Lord
restores order by means of regeneration and then the man becomes an image of heaven. (VIII.17)
Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772)
Arcana Coelestia, 100
(Swedenborg Foundation, NY, 1965, p. 52)
128) 100th Section of Swedenborg's Worlds in Space (1758):
They said there were some people in their world who call their nocturnal luminary, which is vast, the Lord. But these are kept apart from the rest and are not tolerated by them. Their nocturnal illumination comes from the great ring which surrounds their world at a distance, and from the moons we know as the satellites of Saturn.
Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772), The Worlds in Space, 100
(translated from Latin by John Chadwick, Swedenborg Society, London, 1997, p. 98)
129) Poem 100 of Goethe, the Lyrist: 100 Poems
"Lied des Tümers" ("Song of the Tower Keeper"):
Zum Sehen geboren,
Zum Schauen bestellt,
Dem Turme geschworen,
Gef&ällt mir die Welt.

Ich blick' in die Ferne,
Ich seh' in der Näh'
Den Mond und die Sterne,
Den Wald und das Reh.

So seh' ich in allen
Die ewige Zier,
Und wie mir's gefallen,
Gefall' ich auch mir.

Ihr glücklichen Augen,
Was je ihr gesehn,
Es sei wie es wolle,
Es war doch so schön!
For seeing I'm born
And appointed for sight,
To the tower I'm sworn,
And the world's my delight.

I gaze on the Far,
And I look at the Near;
The moon and each star,
And the forest and deer.

A beauty eternal
In all these I see,
And as it has pleased me,
I'm pleasing to me.

You eyes, o how happy,
Of all you have seen,
Whatever it might be,
How fair it has been!
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), "Song of the Tower Keeper"
Goethe, the Lyrist: 100 Poems, (translated by Edwin H. Zeydel, 1955)
130) Chapter 100 of Melville's Moby-Dick (1851):
Ship, Ahoy! Hast seen the White Whale?" So cried Ahab, once more
hailing a ship showing English colors, bearing down under the stern...
With his ivory arm frankly thrust forth in welcome, the other captain advanced, and Ahab,
putting out his ivory leg, and crossing the ivory arm (like two sword-fish blades)
cried out in his walrus way, "Aye, aye, hearty! let us shake bones together!—
an arm and a leg!— an arm that never can shrink, d'ye see; and a leg that never can run.
Where did'st thou see the White Whale?— how long ago?"

Herman Melville (1819-1891)
Moby-Dick or The Whale, Chapter 100
The Writings of Herman Melville, Vol. 6
Northwestern University Press, Evanston, 1988 (pp. 436-437)
131) Line 100 of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass (1855):
A child said, What is the grass? fetching it to me with full hands;
How could I answer the child? I do not know what it is, any more than he.
I guess it must be the flag of my disposition, out of hopeful green stuff woven.
Or I guess it is the handkerchief of the Lord,

Walt Whitman (1819-1892)
Leaves of Grass "Song of Myself" Section 6, Lines 99-102
A Textual Variorum of the Printed Poems, Vol. I, Poems, 1855-1856
(Edited by Sculley Bradley, Harold W. Blodgett, Arthur Golden, William White
New York University Press, 1980, p. 6)
132) Line 100 of Walt Whitman's Passage to India (1871):
Perhaps even now the time has arrived.
After the seas are all cross'd, (as they seem already cross'd,)
After the great captains and engineers have accomplish'd their work,
After the noble inventors, after the scientists, the chemist, the geologist, ethnologist,
Finally shall come the Poet, worthy that name;
The true Son of God shall come, singing his songs

Walt Whitman (1819-1892)
Passage to India Section 5, Lines 100-105
A Textual Variorum of the Printed Poems, Vol. III, Poems, 1870-1891
(Edited by Sculley Bradley, Harold W. Blodgett, Arthur Golden, William White
New York University Press, 1980, p. 568)
133) 100th Poem of Emily Dickinson:
A science— so the Savants say,
"Comparative Anatomy"—
By which a single bone—
Is made a secret to unfold
Of some rare tenant of the mold,
Else perished in the stone—

So to the eye prospective led,
This meekest flower of the mead
Upon a winter's day,
Stands representative in gold
Of Rose and Lily, manifold,
And countless Butterfly!

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)
Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
(edited by Thomas H. Johnson, 1955)
134) 100th New Poem of Emily Dickinson:
I hope you are joyful frequently,
these beloved Days.

Emily Dickinson (Letter 503)
New Poems of Emily Dickinson
(edited by William H. Shurr, 1993)
135) 100th Page lines in James Joyce's Finnegans Wake, (6 samples):
beetly dead whether by and whither by water. Transocean (100.1)
being litten for the long (O land, how long!) lifesnight, with (100.2)
able, a rude breathing on the void of to be, a venter hearing his (100.27)
initials, the cluekey to a worldroom beyond th roomwhorld, for (100.29)
(the gravitational pull perceived by certain fixed residents and (100.32)
city of his existence as a tesseract Be still, O quick! Speak him/dumb! (100.35)
James Joyce (1882-1941), Finnegans Wake, (1939)
100th Verse in Tagore's Gitanjali:

I dive down into the depth of the ocean of forms,
hoping to gain the perfect pearl of the formless.
No more sailing from harbor to harbor with this
my weather-beaten boat. The days are long passed
when my sport was to be tossed on waves.
And now I am eager to die into the deathless.
Into the audience hall by the fathomless abyss
where swells up the music of toneless strings
I shall take this harp of my life.
I shall tune it to the notes of forever,
and, when it has sobbed out its last utterance,
lay down my silent harp at the feet of the silent.

Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941)
Gitanjali: Song Offerings (1912), Verse 100

137) 100 Lovers in Garcia Lorca's "De Profundis":
Those hundred lovers
are asleep forever
beneath the dry earth.
Andalusia has
long, red-colored roads.
Córdoba, green olive trees
for placing a hundred crosses
to remember them.
Those hundred lovers
are asleep forever.
Federico García Lorca (1898-1936), Poem of the Deep Song, "De Profundis"
(translated by Carlos Bauer), City Lights Books, San Francisco, 1987, p. 69
138) 100 Poems by Rafael Alberti:
In truth, what a lie of snow walked silently through my dream!
Voiceless snow, slow, with blue eyes perhaps, and hair.
When did the snow with a casual glance move curls of fire?
It walked without a word, whitening the unanswered questions,
the forgotten and crossed-out graves, to introduce new memories.
Shaping ashes, already in the air, into boneless light.

Rafael Alberti (1902-1999), The Other Shore: 100 Poems, "Snow Alive"
(edited by Kosrof Chantikian, translated by José A. Elgorriaga & Martin Paul, 1981, p. 83)
139) Slow Time: 100 Poems to Take You There is an anthology of poems creating
a space where your mind pauses and drifts to another dimension (Sample poem):

The time will come
when, with elation,
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror,
and each will smile at the other's welcome,

and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you

all your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,

the photographs, the esperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.

Derek Walcott, "Love After Love"
Slow Time: 100 Poems to Take You There
Edited by Niall MacMonagle (Marino Books, Dublin, 2000, p. 163)
140) Numerology: words whose letters add up to 100

(1 + 9 + 3 + 5 + 5 + 3 + 5) + (7 + 8 + 9 + 3 + 6 + 1 + 6 + 7 + 8 + 5 + 9) = 31 + 69 = 100

(5 + 2 + 5 + 9 + 5 + 1 + 3) + (5 + 2 + 5 + 9 + 5 + 1 + 3) + (1 + 7 + 9 + 9 + 9 + 2) = 30 + 33 + 37 = 100

(7 + 5 + 1 + 9 + 3) + (6 + 3 + 6 + 5 + 5 + 9) + (3 + 5 + 9 + 4 + 5 + 9 + 1 + 5) = 25 + 34 + 41 = 100

6 + (7 + 5 + 1 + 9 + 3) + (6 + 6) + (7 + 9 + 5 + 1 + 2) + (7 + 9 + 9 + 3 + 5) = 6 + 25 + 12 + 24 + 33 = 100

9 + (3 + 6 + 4 + 5) + (2 + 5 + 1 + 3 + 2 + 7) + (5 + 9 + 1 + 4 + 6 + 4) = 9 + 18 + 20 + 24 + 29 = 100

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