Before I say anything, "point of view" is a very strong thing, and dictates a lot. With that said, because of the factor, that "point of view" is in existance. This means that there are actually "multiple answers". And that all answers based off of "different point of views" alone, are true. So there is no "one correct answer". As long as it basically "fits the bill". So though this seems to have no significant base in my life or currently, but I will share how my "point of view" depicts it. It may not be exactly how William Bruce seen or thought of it, but it is STILL TRUE. Unless you are asking for a, "who is similair traited or opinionated or mindsetted as Willam Bruce", than that would be a completely different topic and question totally. But since that wasn't what you're question asked, but instead quote for quote, "what are your thoughts on this quote", I'll share how I see the meaning for this quote. This sounds relatively simplistic, at least according to my point of view. For the first part, it says "Not everything that can be counted counts". In my POV, this can easily refer to numbers, or something with quantity of insignificance, or even imaginary. So for example, something as easy as "counting to 3 from 1", or even "counting 4 rocks". For the second part. This could have easily multiple meanings, but it sounds like a "slang" form at the end. Meaning "Can be counted", more so made it sound honestly like, "Not everything that counts can be counted ON. Meaning, not to trust everything immediately, Or better yet, not everything can be counted on, or is reliable, whether it's smarts, as this quote more so refers to, or if a person or thing is crooked, in which you cannot count on them in a different perspective. That's my accurate pov on this quote. It has multiple, but here is my side.