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Useful Quotes

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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

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Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind -
A 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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Men value things in three ways: as useful,
as pleasant or sources of pleasure, and as excellent,
or as intrinsically admirable or honorable.
- Mortimer Adler

It's important to ask yourself, How am I useful to
others? What do people want from me? That may very
well reveal what you are here for.
- James Hillman

You're about as useful as a one-legged man at an arse kicking contest.
- Rowan Atkinson

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

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

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable,
but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
- George Bernard Shaw

Acting has been very useful to me.
- Jane Asher

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

The blind must not only be fed and housed and cared for;
they must learn to make thir lives useful to the community.
- Julia Ward Howe

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

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

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

I'm touched by the idea that when we do things that are useful and helpful -
collecting these shards of spirituality -
that we may be helping to bring about a healing.
- Leonard Nimoy

Be careful that what you write does not offend anybody
or cause problems within the company.
The safest approach is to remove all useful information.
- Scott Adams

Do I dare set forth here the most important,
the most useful rule of all education? It is not to save time,
but to squander it.
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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

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

I find humming is very useful.
- Elvis Costello

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

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

A slave has but one master; an ambitious man has as
many masters as there are people who may be useful
in bettering his position.
- Jean de la Bruyere

The distinction between children and adults,
while probably useful for some purposes,
is at bottom a specious one, I feel.
There are only individual egos, crazy for love.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

I find it useful to remember, everyone lives by selling something.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

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

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

A harmful truth is better than a useful lie.
- Thomas Mann

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

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

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

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

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

If the education and studies of children were suited
to their inclinations and capacities,
many would be made useful members of society that otherwise
would make no figure in it.
- Samuel Richardson

When I was pregnant, I felt filled with life,
and I felt really happy.
I ate well, and I slept well.
I felt much more useful than I'd ever felt before.
- Suzanne Vega

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

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

To read a book, to think it over, and to write out
notes is a useful exercise;
a book which will not repay some hard thought is not worth publishing.
- Maria Mitchell

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

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

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

Genre labels are useful only insofar as they help you find an audience.
- Walter Jon Williams

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

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

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

I don't think it's useful for somebody to argue with reviews.
- Bob Woodward

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

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

Any program is only as good as it is useful.
- Linus Torvalds

The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people.
- Karl Marx

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

Each individual fact, taken by itself,
can indeed arouse our curiosity or our astonishment,
or be useful to us in its practical applications.
- Hermann von Helmholtz

The government's position was that we have frigates
that have got a useful life until 2006.
There is no necessity for us to make final decisions until 2002.
- Jenny Shipley


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