Usefullness Quotes

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

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

Live for something. Do good, and leave behind you a monument of virtue that the storm of time can never destroy. Write your name in kindness, love, and mercy, on the hearts of thousands you come in contact with year by year; you will never be forgotten. No, your name, your deeds, will be as legible on the hearts you leave behind as the stars on the brow of evening. Good deeds will shine as the stars of heaven

Thomas Chalmers

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

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

Theodore Roosevelt

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

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

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

Kjell Magne Bondevik

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

Cleveland Abbe

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

Lane Kirkland

The vulgar crowd values friends according to their usefulness

Ovid

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

It is my humble prayer that I may be of some use in my day and generation

Hosea Ballou

When the air balloon was first discovered, some one flippantly asked Dr. Franklin what was the use of it. The doctor answered this question by asking another: "What is the use of a new-born infant? It may become a man

Charles Caleb Colton

Have I done aught of value to my fellow-men? Then have I done much for myself

Johann Kaspar Lavater

The useful and the beautiful are never separated

Periander of Corinth

A useless life is only an early death

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

What praise is implied in the simple epithet useful! What reproach in the contrary

David Hume

A barking dog is more useful than a sleeping lion

Washington Irving

We must make automatic and habitual, as early as possible, as many useful actions as we can... . The more of the details of our daily life we can hand over to the effortless custody of automatism, the ore our higher powers of mind will be set free for their own proper work

William James

Success can corrupt, usefulness can only exalt

Dimitri Mitroplous

When no new thoughts fill the mind-when no horizons beckon-when life is in the past, not in the future--you are on your way to uselessness

Dr. Frederick K. Stamm

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

Chuang-tzu

It is not paradox to say that in our most theoretical moods we may be nearest to our most practical applications

Alfred North Whitehead

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Updated On : October 18, 2009
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