Usefullness Quotes

Our chief usefulness to humanity rests on our combining power with high purpose. Power undirected by high purpose spells calamity, and high purpose by itself is utterly useless if the power to put it into effect is lacking

Theodore Roosevelt

One act of beneficence, one act of real usefulness, is worth all the abstract sentiment in the world

Ann Radcliffe

Scientific work must not be considered from the point of view of the direct usefulness of it. It must be done for itself, for the beauty of science, and then there is always the chance that a scientific discovery may become like the radium, a benefit

Marie Curie

Not many appreciate the ultimate power and potential usefulness of basic knowledge accumulated by obscure, unseen investigators who, in a lifetime of intensive study, may never see any practical use for their findings but who go on seeking answers to the unknown without thought of financial or practical gain

Eugenie Clark

The search for static security - in the law and elsewhere - is misguided. The fact is security can only be achieved through constant change, adapting old ideas that have outlived their usefulness to current facts

William Osler

Quality also marks the search for an ideal after necessity has been satisfied and mere usefulness achieved

William A. Foster

He had a sensation of anxiety and shame, a sensitivity acute beyond usefulness, as if the nervous system, flayed of its old hide of social usage, must record every touch of pain

John Updike

A drunkard in the gutter is just where he ought to be, according to the fitness and tendency of things. Nature has set upon him the process of decline and dissolution by which she removes things which have survived their usefulness

William Graham Sumner

I am traveling less in order to be able to write more. I select my travel destinations according to their degree of usefulness to my work

Jose Saramago

In such an environment, I was able to study things that could be of immediate usefulness to the world. That learning experience undoubtedly served me well when I eventually entered the work force

Koichi Tanaka

In the early West, law and politics were parallel roads to usefulness as well as distinction

John George Nicolay

Indeed, I am sometimes inclined to doubt whether some men consider youth as rational and intelligent beings, with minds capable of expansion, and talents formed for usefulness

Joseph Lancaster

The ease with which barley may be substituted directly for wheat in human food and its usefulness to replace wheat milling by-products as feed in the production of the milk supply render its abundant production important

David F. Houston

The press briefing today I believe has lost much of its usefulness

Marlin Fitzwater

The usefulness of cow-peas and soy-beans as human food has been recognized only recently in this country

David F. Houston

The great aim of human life

Horace Mann

If you are seeking health, wealth, usefulness, skill in any direction, there is nothing and no one who can hinder your attainment of the coveted boon, if you are willing to work and wait

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Education is more than Pisa. Particularly musical education. We also need education and training or more than reasons of usefulness and marketability

Johannes Rau

Attention and activity lead to mistakes as well as to successes; but a life spent in making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing

George Bernard Shaw

Whatever you have, you must either use or lose

Henry Ford

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Updated On : October 18, 2009
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