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

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

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Updated On : October 18, 2009
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