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Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind -
A Mind is Only Useful When Tamed..
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology

The man who is successful is the man who is useful.
- Bourke Cockran

Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly.
It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.
- Henry Ford

I have found out that though the ways in which
I can make myself useful are few,
yet the work open to me is endless.
- Helen Keller

 

"Fair" is not a useful concept.
Life is not "fair."
You can't make life "fair."
You can get angry.
You can complain about life not being "fair."
You can attempt revenge - perhaps violently.
You can inflict great suffering upon yourself
in the name of life being "unfair."
And Life is still not "fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I think, at a child's birth,
if a mother could ask a fairy godmother
to endow it with the most useful gift,
that gift should be curiosity.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind
... Don't Let It Poison Your Day.
Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind
... the Antidote is Perspective.
Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind
... Your Mind is Only Useful When Tamed.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Competition has been shown to be useful
up to a certain point and no further,
but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today,
begins where competition leaves off.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Prejudice is a two-edged sword.
Like the steel sort of sword, it's very sharp, very useful,
and very dangerous if not properly mastered.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When friends stop being frank and useful to each other,
the whole world loses some of its radiance.
- Anatole Broyard

An architect's most useful tools are
an eraser at the drafting board,
and a wrecking bar at the site.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

There are nine requisites for contented living:
HEALTH enough to make work a pleasure;
WEALTH enough to support your needs;
STRENGTH enough to battle with difficulties and forsake them;
GRACE enough to confess your sins and overcome them;
PATIENCE enough to toil until some good is accomplished;
CHARITY enough to see some good in your neighbor;
LOVE enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others;
FAITH enough to make real the things of God;
HOPE enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I have called this principle,
by which each slight variation, if useful, is preserved,
by the term of Natural Selection.
- Charles Darwin

In computing, turning the obvious into the useful is
a living definition of the word "frustration".
- Alan Perlis

Religion is regarded by the common people as true,
by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Always desire to learn something useful.
- Sophocles

The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool.
- Stephen King

Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence of a high,
simple and useful life.
- Booker T. Washington

There are few things more pleasing than the contemplation
of order and useful arrangement.
- Arthur Phillip

They made a shrewd guess that I could give them some useful information,
and they were the first to meet me.
Some one said they came to arrest me,
and - well, let it go at that.
- Joshua Slocum

Now, drama is quite useful at helping us to understand
what our position is and,
conversely, we might then understand why our theatre is being destroyed.
- Edward Bond

We have to do with the past only as we can make it
useful to the present and the future.
- Frederick Douglass

My problem is how to find the best way of being useful.
- Jacques Delors

The most useful piece of learning for the uses of life
is to unlearn what is untrue.
- Antisthenes

It's also somewhat in the center of a number of things
that will be useful to the company.
- Jack Kilby

The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons.
- Aristotle

To know ourselves, is agreed by all to be the most useful Learning;
the first Lessons,
therefore, given us ought to be on that Subject.
- Eliza Haywood

Most consequential choices involve shades of gray,
and some fog is often useful in getting things done.
- Timothy Geithner

Armaments; extremely useful for fighting wars,
a deadweight in any civil economy.
- John Ralston Saul

Habits in writing as in life are only useful if they
are broken as soon as they cease to be advantageous.
- W. Somerset Maugham

The destroyer Cork, like the useful hero for whom it is named,
will be game to the last.
- Josephus Daniels

Getting the support of Syria is the moral equivalent
of winning the Klan's endorsement -
it might be useful but it doesn't necessarily speak well of you.
- Jonah Goldberg

The passions are like fire, useful in a thousand ways
and dangerous only in one,
through their excess.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

The scientist does not study nature because it is useful;
he studies it because he delights in it,
and he delights in it because it is beautiful.
- Henri Poincare

Material goods consist of useful material things,
and of all rights to hold, or use, or derive benefits from material things,
or to receive them at a future time.
- Alfred Marshall

I've held onto little musical sketches that I thought could be useful,
and the more time that I spend doing them for each film,
then the more I have to draw on.
- Mike Figgis

You don't realize how useful a therapist is until you
see yourself on e and discover you have more problems
than you ever dreamed of.
- Claire Danes

To me, a painter, if not the most useful,
is the least harmful member of our society.
- Man Ray

I thank fate for having made me born poor.
Poverty taught me the true value of the gifts useful to life.
- Anatole France

What they are doing is taking something that otherwise
creates pollution and turning it into something useful.
- Barbara Lee

I am sure that I have been much more useful to society as a medical physicist.
- John Cameron

Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives
us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets.
Imagination without skill gives us modern art.
- Tom Stoppard

I believe it has been said that one copy of The Times
contains more useful information than the whole of
the historical works of Thucydides.
- Richard Cobden

I wish we could do something useful with tobacco -
like making fertilizer out of it.
- Paul Dudley White

What is a diary as a rule? A document useful to the person who keeps it.
Dull to the contemporary who reads it and invaluable to the student,
centuries afterwards, who treasures it.
- Walter Scott

Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror
is useful to a blind person.
- Chanakya

For all right judgment of any man or things it is useful,
nay, essential, to see his good qualities before pronouncing on his bad.
- Thomas Carlyle

New technology is useful, but it's inefficient and ugly;
it knows it'll be obsolete by lunchtime tomorrow,
so it has no incentive to be anything else.
- Tom Holt

Anyway, in my writing I've always been interested in finding places to stand,
and I've found it very useful to have a direct experience
of what I'm writing about.
- Michael Pollan

Any place that anyone can learn something useful from
someone with experience is an educational institution.
- Al Capp

Always think of what is useful and not what is beautiful.
Beauty will come of its own accord.
- Nikolai Gogol

Some people are like wheelbarrows; useful only when pushed,
and very easily upset.
The time to stop talking is when the other person nods
his head affirmatively but says nothing.
- Henry S. Haskins

Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose,
and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
- James Allen

Consult your friend on all things, especially on those which respect yourself.
His counsel may then be useful where your own self-love
might impair your judgment.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Novels for me are how I find out what's going on in my own head.
And so that's a really useful and indeed critical thing
to do when you do as many of these other things as I do.
- Cory Doctorow

Sometimes legends make reality, and become more useful than the facts.
- Salman Rushdie

Diplomats are useful only in fair weather.
As soon as it rains they drown in every drop.
- Charles de Gaulle

The little words in the Republic of Letters,
like the little folks in a nation, are the most useful and significant.
- Samuel Richardson

One is to ensure that the war fighters and the intelligence
analysts get the information that they need when they need it,
in a format that's useful to them.
- Stephen Cambone

Even during my youth, I can recall very few black people
living on any kind of public assistance.
People were working, doing some kind of job that was useful to the community.
- Ed Smith

At risk of sounding foully pompous I think that writers'
groups are probably very useful at the beginning of a writing career.
- Bernard Cornwell

To busy oneself with what is futile when one can do something useful,
to attend to what is simple when one has the mettle
to attempt what is difficult,
is to strip talent of its dignity.
- Jose Marti

Part of my plan was not only to introduce all useful
animals that I possibly could into this part of Australia,
but also the most valuable plants of every description.
- George Grey

Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful,
or believe to be beautiful.
- William Morris

Autobiographies are only as useful
as the lives you read about and analyze
may suggest to you something that
you may find useful in your own journey through life.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

When one cannot appraise out of one's own experience,
the temptation to blunder is minimized,
but even when one can, appraisal seems chiefly useful
as appraisal of the appraiser.
- Marianne Moore

When you can't do something truly useful,
you tend to vent the pent up energy in something useless but available,
like snappy dressing.
- Lois McMaster Bujold

A mind at liberty to reflect on its own observations,
if it produce nothing useful to the world,
seldom fails of entertainment to itself.
- George Berkeley

Wealth, beauty, and fame are transient.
When those are gone, little is left except the need to be useful.
- Gene Tierney

Without free speech no search for truth is possible...
no discovery of truth is useful.
- Charles Bradlaugh


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