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Function Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Function are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
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What exactly is the function of a rubber duck?
- the movie Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

Minds are like parachutes.
They only function when they are open.
- James Dewar

To transform breakdowns into breakthroughs
is the whole function of a master.
- Osho

 

Happiness is a function of accepting what is.
- Werner Erhard

The function of prayer is not to influence God,
but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The function of muscle is to pull and not to push,
except in the case of the genitals and the tongue.
- Leonardo da Vinci


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This I conceive to be the chemical function of humor:
to change the character of our thought.
- Lin Yutang

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability
to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time
and still retain the ability to function.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

In any architecture, there is an equity between the
pragmatic function and the symbolic function.
- Michael Graves

The function of education is to teach one
to think intensively and to think critically.
Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The movies we love and admire are to some extent a
function of who we are when we see them.
- Mary Schmich

Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary.
It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body.
It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.
- Winston Churchill

The poor don't know that their function in life is
to exercise our generosity.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

To make us feel small in the right way is a function of art;
men can only make us feel small in the wrong way.
- E. M. Forster

Form follows function - that has been misunderstood.
Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Morality and its victim, the mother -
what a terrible picture!
Is there indeed anything more terrible,
more criminal, than our glorified sacred function of motherhood?
- Emma Goldman

The function of the press in society is to inform,
but its role in society is to make money.
- A. J. Liebling

Form follows function.
- Louis Sullivan

Music's staying power is a function of how timeless the lyrics,
song and production are.
- Gary Wright

Advertising is the modern substitute for argument;
its function is to make the worse appear the better.
- George Santayana

The female format is a beautiful one in which to function.
Foolhardy as it may be.
I change my image all the time, it's whatever suits me at the moment.
- Lydia Lunch

Until and unless we could disband these militias,
this country won't be able to function properly.
- Adnan Pachachi

I think the first things that are relevant are that things should work well;
they should function.
- Robin Day

America should function as a Christian nation.
- Randall Terry

B is for Breasts Of which ladies have two;
Once prized for the function,
Now for the view.
- Robert Paul Smith

The one function that TV news performs very well is
that when there is no news we give it to you with the
same emphasis as if it were.
- David Brinkley

To look backward for a while is to refresh the eye,
to restore it, and to render it the more fit for its
prime function of looking forward.
- Margaret Fairless Barber

The especial genius of women I believe to be electrical in movement,
intuitive in function, spiritual in tendency.
- Margaret Fuller

Virtue is simply happiness, and happiness is a by-product of function.
You are happy when you are functioning.
- William Burroughs

The highest function of love is that it makes the loved
one a unique and irreplacable being.
- Tom Robbins

Know the function of a fuse box and the appearance
of a tripped circuit breaker.
- Marilyn vos Savant

Of all the inhabitants of the inferno,
none but Lucifer knows that hell is hell,
and the secret function of purgatory is to make of
heaven an effective reality.
- Arnold Bennett

Who would dare assign to art the sterile function of imitating nature?
- Charles Baudelaire

The Mirror Stage as formative in the function of the
I as revealed in psychoanalytic experience.
- Jacques Lacan

I certainly respect privacy and privacy rights.
But on the other hand, the first function of government
is to guarantee the security of all the people.
- Phil Crane

Socialism, on the contrary, extends its function to
the description of society as it should be,
and the discovery of the means of making it what it should be.
- Benjamin Tucker

The true function of a writer is to produce a masterpiece
and no other task is of any consequence.
- Cyril Connolly

The function of a citizen and a soldier are inseparable.
- Benito Mussolini

What we can or cannot do, what we consider possible or impossible,
is rarely a function of our true capability.
It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.
- Tony Robbins

I would rather be ashes than dust!
I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze
than it should be stifled by dry rot.
I would rather be a superb meteor,
every atom of me in magnificent glow,
than a sleepy and permanent planet.
The proper function of man is to live, not to exist.
I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them.
I shall use my time.
- Jack London

If God be God and man a creature made in image of the divine intelligence,
his noblest function is the search for truth.
- Morris West

Negro banks, as a rule, have failed because the people,
taught that their own pioneers in business cannot function in this sphere,
withdrew their deposits.
- Carter G. Woodson

It is function of government to invent philosophies
to explain the demands of its own convenience.
- Murray Kempton

I know I stand visibly onstage, but my function is still unseen,
because I rarely see the immediate results of what
I am saying or doing or writing.
- Larry Norman

He was very much concerned with logic and function,
he always worked his solos out before playing them.
- Jamie Muir

Government has a legitimate function,
but the private sector has one too, and it is superior.
In other words, people are better than institutions.
- Cal Thomas

This means that the only function of nuclear weapons,
while they exist, is to deter a nuclear attack.
- Joseph Rotblat

There was a whole language that I could never make
function for myself in relationship to painting and
that was attitudes like tortured,
struggle, pain.
- Robert Rauschenberg

The regulation of medicine has been a State function.
- Barney Frank

What guides Marxism, then, is a different model of society,
and a different conception of the function of the knowledge
that can be produced by society and acquired from it.
- Jean-Francois Lyotard

The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around.
- Thomas A. Edison

Science has fulfilled her function when she has ascertained and enunciated truth.
- Thomas Huxley

If even dying is to be made a social function,
then, grant me the favor of sneaking out on tiptoe
without disturbing the party.
- Dag Hammarskjold

The function of the politician, therefore,
is one of continuous watchfulness and activity,
and he must have intimate knowledge of details if he
would work out grand results.
- John George Nicolay

Maybe it's the music that enables them to function like that,
to always take everything as it comes and never complain about the misery,
hardship or injustice.
- Wim Wenders

The engineer, and more generally the designer,
is concerned with how things ought to be -
how they ought to be in order to attain goals,
and to function.
- Herbert Simon

When do you know you're insane? And when do you known
you're sane? I think I treat a fine line between the two.
It's a battle to function, but somehow I manage.
- Siobhan Fahey

I should like to know what is the proper function of women,
if it is not to make reasons for husbands to stay at home,
and still stronger reasons for bachelors to go out.
- George Eliot

Scientists now believe that the primary biological
function of breasts is to make males stupid.
- Dave Barry

The function of Theology? The recitation of the incomprehensible
by the unspeakable to pick the pockets of the unthinking.
- Robert Anton Wilson

The next major explosion is going to be when genetics
and computers come together.
I'm talking about an organic computer -
about biological substances that can function like a semiconductor.
- Alvin Toffler

Every legend, moreover, contains its residuum of truth,
and the root function of language is to control the
universe by describing it.
- James A. Baldwin

The function of posterity is to look after itself.
- Dylan Thomas

Today the function of the artist is to bring imagination
to science and science to imagination,
where they meet, in the myth.
- Cyril Connolly

All things are subject to interpretation whichever
interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

The defense of our democracy against the forces that
threaten it from without has made some of its failures
to function at home glaringly apparent.
- Wendell Willkie

I dislike literary jargon and never use it.
Criticism has only one function and that is to help
readers read and understand literature.
It is not a science, it is an aid to art.
- Anne Stevenson

But one way or another, judges perform a very vital function in our society.
They have a risky job and they are entitled to security.
- Arlen Spector

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

He has a method that likens the musician to an athlete,
so I do physical exercises designed to keep a musician
in shape in order to perform the function,
which is to play music.
- Herb Alpert


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