Usefulness Quotes

If we estimate dignity by immediate usefulness, agriculture is undoubtedly the first and noblest science.

Samuel Johnson

We are so obsessed with doing that we have no time and no imagination left for being. As a result, men are valued not for what they are but for what they do or what they have - for their usefulness

Thomas Merton

A happy marriage is a new beginning of life, a new starting point for happiness and usefulness.

Dean Stanley

The usefulness of madmen is famous: they demonstrate society's logic flagrantly carried out down to its last scrimshaw scrap.

Cynthia Ozick

If all human lives depended upon their usefulness - as might be judged by certain standards - there would be a sudden and terrific mortality in the world.

Gene Tunney

Usefulness! It is not a fascinating word, and the quality is not one of which the aspiring spirit can dream o' nights, yet on the stage it is the first thing to aim at

Ellen Terry

The vulgar crowd values friends according to their usefulness

Ovid

The usefulness of a meeting rises with the square of the number of people present

Lane Kirkland

It is inevitable that those to whom is vouchsafed a long life of usefulness should outlive the friends of their youth

Cleveland Abbe

If all human lives depended upon their usefulness - as might be judged by certain standards - there would be a sudden and terrific mortality in the world

Gene Tunney

A person's worth is quite independent of their usefulness to society

Kjell Magne Bondevik

Now is the accepted time, not tomorrow, not some more convenient season. It is today that our best work can be done and not some future day or future year. It is today that we fit ourselves for the greater usefulness of tomorrow. Today is the seed time, now are the hours of work, and tomorrow comes the harvest and the playtime

W. E. B. Du Bois

To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them amplified...

Theodore Roosevelt

A vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upon the character of the user

Theodore Roosevelt

Anything you cannot relinquish when it has outlived its usefulness possesses you, and in this materialistic age a great many of us are possessed by our possessions

Peace Pilgrim

To waste and destroy our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them.

Theodore Roosevelt

Everyone knows the usefulness of the useful, but no one knows the usefulness of the useless

Chuang-tzu

Success can corrupt, usefulness can only exalt

Dimitri Mitroplous

How often do we sigh for opportunities of doing good, whilst we neglect the openings of Providence in little things, which would frequently lead to the accomplishment of most important usefulness! Dr. Johnson used to say, "He who waits to do a great deal of good at once will never do any." Good is done by degrees. However small in proportion the benefits which follow individual attempts to do good, a great deal may thus be accomplished by perseverance, even in the midst of discouragements and disappointments

George Crabbe

Nothing in this world is so good as usefulness. It binds your fellow-creatures to you, and you to them; it tends to the improvement of your own character; and it gives you a real importance in society, much beyond what any artificial station can bestow

Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie

Two important characteristics of maps should be noticed. A map is not the territory it represents, but, if correct, it has a similar structure to the territory, which accounts for its usefulness

Alfred Korzybski

There is no excellence without labor. One cannot dream oneself into either usefulness or happiness

Liberty Hyde Bailey

The reason why I take my life is because I want to go to my wife and boy. My usefulness in this world is at an end. I can not be satisfied in any business and can not be without their companionship

Alex Campbell

The nature of an innovation is that it will arise at a fringe where it can afford to become prevalent enough to establish its usefulness without being overwhelmed by the inertia of the orthodox system

Kevin Kelly

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