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Useful Quotes and Sayings
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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

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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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"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

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

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

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

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

Always desire to learn something useful.
- Sophocles

The attention of a traveller, should be particularly turned,
in the first place, to the various works of Nature,
to mark the distinctions of the climates he may explore,
and to offer such useful observations on the different
productions as may occur.
- William Bartram

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In my opinion, he only may be truly said to live and
enjoy his being who is engaged in some laudable pursuit,
and acquires a name by some illustrious action,
or useful art.
- Sallust

Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose,
and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
- James Allen

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

Education without values, as useful as it is,
seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
- C. S. Lewis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

At risk of sounding foully pompous I think that writers'
groups are probably very useful at the beginning of a writing career.
- Bernard Cornwell

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

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

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

How can I be useful, of what service can I be? There is something inside me,
what can it be?
- Vincent Van Gogh

By creating useful job descriptions and making clear
what qualifications should be expected,
the Department aims to help improve schools' ability
to recruit the right people.
- Estelle Morris

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

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

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

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

The same energy of character which renders a man a
daring villain would have rendered him useful in society,
had that society been well organized.
- Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pure mathematics is on the whole distinctly more useful than applied.
For what is useful above all is technique,
and mathematical technique is taught mainly through pure mathematics.
- G. H. Hardy

Habits in writing as in life are only useful if they
are broken as soon as they cease to be advantageous.
- W. Somerset Maugham

True charity is the desire to be useful to others with
no thought of recompense.
- Emanuel Swedenborg

I do like to write nasty songs.
It's a useful weapon to have, and it's cathartic as well,
because I create art out of anger, something positive
out of something negative.
- Lisa Marie Presley

Money is only useful when you get rid of it.
It is like the odd card in "Old Maid";
the player who is finally left with it has lost.
- Evelyn Waugh

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

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

Part of my plan was not only to introduce all useful
animals that I possibly could into this part of Australia,
but also the most valuable plants of every description.
- George Grey

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

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

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

Our duty is to be useful, not according to our desires
but according to our powers.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

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

Against my will, in the course of my travels,
the belief that everything worth knowing was known
at Cambridge gradually wore off.
In this respect my travels were very useful to me.
- Bertrand Russell


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