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Function Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Function

Please enjoy these Function Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

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."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Affirmations Values Live-By Self-Esteem

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

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

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

 

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

What exactly is the function of a rubber duck?
- the movie Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

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

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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

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.

Form follows function.
- Louis Sullivan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It is the function of the President,
representing the executive principle,
to execute the laws.
- Garet Garrett

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

Literature does not exist in a vacuum.
Writers as such have a definite social function exactly
proportional to their ability as writers.
This is their main use.
- Ezra Pound

Happiness is a byproduct of function,
purpose, and conflict; those who seek happiness for
itself seek victory without war.
- William S. Burroughs

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

My function in life is not to be a politician in Parliament:
it is to get something done.
- Bernadette Devlin

The essential function of art is moral.
But a passionate, implicit morality,
not didactic.
A morality which changes the blood, rather than the mind.
- David Herbert Lawrence

Seems to me that the institutions that function in
this country are clearly racist,
and that they're built upon racism.
- Stokely Carmichael

The first function of a book review should be,
I believe, to give some idea of the contents and character of the book.
- Walter Kaufmann

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

AN INSPIRED LIFE: I HAVE A CHOICE
My key to living an inspired life involves
Embracing my history,
Understanding the function of expectations
and gently learning to have none;
Recognizing the power of attentive and conscious choices.
In all circumstances I acknowledge this,
IN ALL THINGS AND ALL WAYS, I HAVE CHOICE.
My choice resides in my perspective.
While I certainly do not control climate
and markets and roadways and others,
I do control myself and my response
to all those circumstances. I do indeed.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

No one with a body full of aliments can have a luminous
soul and other intellectual faculties.
It is necessary to care for the body if we wish the
spirit to function normally.
- Michael Servetus

It is not the function of the government to keep the
citizen from falling into error;
it is the function of the citizen to keep the government from falling into error.
- Robert Jackson

To create architecture is to put in order.
Put what in order? Function and objects.
- Le Corbusier

America should function as a Christian nation.
- Randall Terry

The primary function of a theater is not to please itself,
or even to please its audience.
It is to serve talent.
- Robert Brustein

It is the function of vice to keep virtue within reasonable bounds.
- Samuel Butler

This House cannot function without an open,
accountable, and independent ethics process;
and the molestation of that process by the majority
is an abuse of power that cannot stand.
- Louise Slaughter

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

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

The first function of poetry is to tell the truth,
to learn how to do that, to find out what you really
feel and what you really think.
- June Jordan

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

The function of the novelist...
is to comment upon life as he sees it.
- Frank Norris

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

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

Fear of serious injury alone cannot justify oppression
of free speech and assembly.
Men feared witches and burnt women.
It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears.
- Louis D. Brandeis

Indeed, in view of its function, religion stands in
greater need of a rational foundation of its ultimate
principles than even the dogmas of science.
- Muhammad Iqbal

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

But which is the State's essential function,
aggression or defence, few seem to know or care.
- Benjamin Tucker

The function of genius is to furnish cretins with ideas twenty years later.
- Louis Aragon

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

It is the function of art to renew our perception.
What we are familiar with we cease to see.
The writer shakes up the familiar scene,
and, as if by magic, we see a new meaning in it.
- Anais Nin

I don't think it's the function of Congress to function well.
It should drag its heels on the way to decision.
- Barber B. Conable, Jr.

The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

The true function of philosophy is to educate us in
the principles of reasoning and not to put an end to
further reasoning by the introduction of fixed conclusions.
- George Henry Lewes

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

The bass player's function, along with the drums,
is to be the engine that drives the car...
everything else is merely colours.
- Suzi Quatro

The family has a social function and so it should be sustained.
- Rocco Buttiglione

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

Jazz is a music of great achievements but speed and
chops serve a different function in jazz.
- Marc Ribot

I start with the premise that the function of leadership
is to produce more leaders,
not more followers.
- Ralph Nader

The smaller the function, the greater the management.
- C. Northcote Parkinson

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

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

We function in a pack mentality.
This is our tribe.
And this is how we are exploited - sold a bill of goods
and a household of products.
- Joey Skaggs

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

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

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 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

Today, education is perhaps the most important function
of state and local governments.
- Bobby Scott


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