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Useful Quotes

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

Related topics: Motivational Service Success

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

"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

Always desire to learn something useful.
- Sophocles

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

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

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

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

Labor wants pride and joy in doing good work,
a sense of making or doing something beautiful or useful -
to be treated with dignity and respect as brother and sister.
- Thorstein Veblen

We live in an era with no historical precedents.
History is no longer useful as a tool in helping us
understand current changes.
- Doug Coupland

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

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

Only in the most unusual cases is it useful to determine
whether a book is good or bad;
for it is just as rare for it to be one or the other.
It is usually both.
- Robert Musil

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

Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes,
but they are mistakes which it is useful to make,
because they lead little by little to the truth.
- Jules Verne

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

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

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

The benefits of education and of useful knowledge,
generally diffused through a community,
are essential to the preservation of a free government.
- Sam Houston

Choose the life that is most useful,
and habit will make it the most agreeable.
- Francis Bacon

Wisely used history can give pleasure and provide us with a useful tool;
but we should not become its slaves.
- Douglas Hurd

All these stories are grist to the mill of the government
because they build up a very useful war psychosis.
- Helen Suzman

I'm an angry person, angrier than most people would imagine,
I get flashes of anger.
What works for me is working out when it's useful to use that anger.
- Alan Alda

I come from the performance world, but the idea of
a worship song is different.
It's useful music.
- John Tesh

My family pleaded with me to forget literature and do something sensible,
such as find some sort of useful work.
- Lloyd Alexander

The purpose of science is not to analyze or describe
but to make useful models of the world.
A model is useful if it allows us to get use out of it.
- Edward de Bono

Absence is one of the most useful ingredients of family life,
and to dose it rightly is an art like any other.
- Freya Stark

Precepts or maxims are of great weight;
and a few useful ones on hand do more to produce a
happy life than the volumes we can't find.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

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

If you aren't rich you should always look useful.
- Louis-Ferdinand Celine

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

The beautiful cannot be the way to what is useful,
or to what is good, or to what is holy;
it leads only to itself.
- Victor Cousin

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

Sometimes some of these little side excursions are
useful and I manage to fit them in the book somewhere.
- Jack Vance

Quotations are useful in periods of ignorance or obscurantist beliefs.
- Guy Debord

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

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

Britain's most useful role is somewhere between bee and dinosaur.
- Harold MacMillan

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

The business of a scientific school is the dissemination of useful knowledge,
and this is a noble enterprise and indispensable withal;
society can not exist unless it goes on.
- Albert J. Nock

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

Not all lucid dreams are useful but they all have a
sense of wonder about them.
If you must sleep through a third of your life,
why should you sleep through your dreams,
too?
- Stephen LaBerge

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

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

I'd like to do a television show that is encouraging,
useful, and clean, and I'd like to go up against Entertainment Tonight and beat it.
- John Tesh

The hallway of every man's life is paced with pictures;
pictures gay and pictures gloomy,
all useful, for if we be wise, we can learn from them
a richer and braver way to live.
- Sean O'Casey

Meditation here may think down hours to moments.
Here the heart may give a useful lesson to the head
and learning wiser grow without his books.
- William Cowper

Technology is a useful servant but a dangerous master.
- Christian Lous Lange

We actually have a real community of people doing useful things.
- Mitchell Baker

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

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

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

A good book, in the language of the book-sellers,
is a salable one; in that of the curious,
a scarce one; in that of men of sense,
a useful and instructive one.
- Oswald Chambers

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

Every hour of useful work is precious.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

I like physics.
I think it is the best science out of all three of them,
because generally it's more useful.
You learn about speed and velocity and time,
and that's all clever stuff.
- Tom Felton

It is my fervent wish and my greatest ambition to leave
a work with a few useful instructions for the pianists after me.
- Franz Liszt

Every combination of two or more human beings has both
a useful aspect and a political aspect.
- Robert Shea

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

The most useful thing about a principle is that it
can always be sacrificed to expediency.
- W. Somerset Maugham


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