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Usefulness Quotes

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Friendship is the only thing in the world
concerning the usefulness of which all mankind are agreed.
- Cicero

Related topics: Friendship Relationship

A vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upon
the character of the user.
- Theodore Roosevelt

It is inevitable that those to whom is vouchsafed a
long life of usefulness should outlive the friends of their youth.
- Cleveland Abbe

Anything you cannot relinquish when it has outlived
its usefulness possesses you,
and in this materialistic age a great many of us are
possessed by our possessions.
- Peace Pilgrim

 

My trophy value exceeded my military usefulness.
- Lord Mountbatten

A public man must never forget that he loses his usefulness
when he as an individual,
rather than his policy, becomes the issue.
- Richard M. Nixon

Politics I conceive to be nothing more than the science
of the ordered progress of society along the lines
of greatest usefulness and convenience to itself.
- Woodrow Wilson

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If all human lives depended upon their usefulness -
as might be judged by certain standards -
there would be a sudden and terrific mortality in the world.
- Gene Tunney

The press briefing today I believe has lost much of its usefulness.
- Marlin Fitzwater

Besides, my usefulness here is destroyed because all
of my friends think me a man of unsound mind.
- Alex Campbell

Education is more than Pisa.
Particularly musical education.
We also need education and training for more than reasons
of usefulness and marketability.
- Johannes Rau

There is no excellence without labor.
One cannot dream oneself into either usefulness or happiness.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey

I am aware of the usefulness of science to society
and of the benefits society derives from it.
- Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

It is a remarkable honor to receive a Nobel Prize,
because it not only recognizes discoveries,
but also their usefulness to the advancement of fundamental science.
- Peter Agre

The need to write comes from the need to make sense
of one's life and discover one's usefulness.
- John Cheever

Usefulness!
It is not a fascinating word, and the quality is not
one of which the aspiring spirit can dream o' nights,
yet on the stage it is the first thing to aim at.
- Ellen Terry

Men, like nails, lose their usefulness when they lose
their direction and begin to bend.
- Walter Savage Landor

In the early West, law and politics were parallel roads
to usefulness as well as distinction.
- John George Nicolay

Indeed, I am sometimes inclined to doubt whether some
men consider youth as rational and intelligent beings,
with minds capable of expansion, and talents formed for usefulness.
- Joseph Lancaster

The usefulness of cow-peas and soy-beans as human food
has been recognized only recently in this country.
- David F. Houston

I am traveling less in order to be able to write more.
I select my travel destinations according to their
degree of usefulness to my work.
- Jose Saramago

A person's worth is quite independent of their usefulness to society.
- Kjell Magne Bondevik

Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists
in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.
- Josh Billings

The vulgar crowd values friends according to their usefulness.
- Ovid

The usefulness of a meeting rises with the square of
the number of people present.
- Lane Kirkland

Promptitude is not only a duty, but is also a part of good manners;
it is favorable to fortune,
reputation, influence, and usefulness;
a little attention and energy will form the habit,
so as to make it easy and delightful.
- Charles Simmons

Be unselfish.
That is the first and final commandment for those who
would be useful and happy in their usefulness.
If you think of yourself only, you cannot develop because
you are choking the source of development,
which is spiritual expansion through thought for others.
- Charles William Eliot

We are so obsessed with doing that we have no time
and no imagination left for being.
As a result, men are valued not for what they are but
for what they do or what they have -
for their usefulness.
- Thomas Merton

The nature of an innovation is that it will arise at
a fringe where it can afford to become prevalent enough
to establish its usefulness without being overwhelmed
by the inertia of the orthodox system.
- Kevin Kelly

In such an environment, I was able to study things
that could be of immediate usefulness to the world.
That learning experience undoubtedly served me well
when I eventually entered the work force.
- Koichi Tanaka

Experiments were not attempted at that time,
we did not believe in the usefulness of the concept anyway,
and I finished my thesis in 1962 with a feeling like
an artist balancing on a high rope without any interested spectators.
- Richard Ernst

The reason why I take my life is because I want to go to my wife and boy.
My usefulness in this world is at an end.
I can not be satisfied in any business and can not
be without their companionship.
- Alex Campbell

Guided only by their feeling for symmetry,
simplicity, and generality, and an indefinable sense
of the fitness of things,
creative mathematicians now, as in the past,
are inspired by the art of mathematics rather than
by any prospect of ultimate usefulness.
- E. T. Bell

A drunkard in the gutter is just where he ought to be,
according to the fitness and tendency of things.
Nature has set upon him the process of decline and
dissolution by which she removes things which have
survived their usefulness.
- William Graham Sumner

The ease with which barley may be substituted directly
for wheat in human food and its usefulness to replace
wheat milling by-products as feed in the production
of the milk supply render its abundant production important.
- David F. Houston

Two important characteristics of maps should be noticed.
A map is not the territory it represents,
but, if correct, it has a similar structure to the territory,
which accounts for its usefulness.
- Alfred Korzybski

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

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

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

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

"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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Always desire to learn something useful.
- Sophocles

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

Basic research is very useful, but it should be more
geared toward application than it was before.
- Luc Montagnier

Early on, it's good to develop the ability to write.
Learning to write is a useful exercise,
even if what you're writing about is not that relevant.
- Walter Gilbert

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

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

While knowledge may provide useful point of reference,
it cannot become a force to guide the future.
- Herbie Hancock

It is the people who can do nothing who find nothing to do,
and the secret to happiness in this world is not only to be useful,
but to be forever elevating one's uses.
- Sarah Orne Jewett

For purposes of action nothing is more useful than
narrowness of thought combined with energy of will.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

In the old days when people invented a new function
they had something useful in mind.
- Henri Poincare

To reach something good it is very useful to have gone astray,
and thus acquire experience.
- Saint Teresa of Avila

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

How many people make themselves abstract to appear profound.
The most useful part of abstract terms are the shadows
they create to hide a vacuum.
- Joseph Joubert

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

We should not look back unless it is to derive useful
lessons from past errors,
and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience.
- George Washington

It's very useful when politicians have doubts because
there are so many choices to be made in the world.
- Antonio Tabucchi

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


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