Usefulness Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 100 Quotes About Usefulness

#1. We are a spectacular, splendid manifestation of life. We have language ... We have affection. We have genes for usefulness, and usefulness is about as close to a 'common goal' of nature as I can guess at. - Author: Lewis Thomas
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#2. The Providence of God is the great protector of our life and usefulness, and under the divine care we are perfectly safe from danger. - Author: Charles Spurgeon
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#3. The people "placed me in an office of the highest dignity and charged me with the duty of maintaining that dignity and proper respect for the office on the part of my subordinates. . . . By your own conduct you have destroyed your usefulness as a helpful subordinate. - Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin
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#4. The usefulness of cow-peas and soy-beans as human food has been recognized only recently in this country. - Author: David F. Houston
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#5. Happiness is a roadside flower growing on the highways of usefulness; plucked, it shall wither in thy hand; passed by, it is fragrance to thy spirit. Trample the thyme beneath thy feet; be useful, be happy. - Author: Martin Farquhar Tupper
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#6. Rules, established with reason and justice, can easily outlive their usefulness as circumstances change, yet can remain in force through inertia. It is then not only right, but useful, to break those rules as a way of advertising the fact that they have become useless - or even actually harmful. - Author: Isaac Asimov
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#7. On one thing all who knew him were agreed: the secret of his usefulness lay in his intense and passionate life of prayer and his unshakeable confidence in God. 'When - Author: Faith Cook
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#8. So far there has been no philosopher in whose hands philosophy has not grown into an apology for knowledge; on this point, at least, every one is an optimist, that the greatest usefulness must be ascribed to knowledge. They are all tyrannized over by logic, and this is optimism in its essence. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#9. To love, to be loved, and to be useful: these are the most important elements in a happy, meaningful life, and they can be achieved anywhere. - Author: Syrie James
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#10. Therefore, what has a (positive) existence serves for profitable adaptation, and what has not that for (actual) usefulness. - Author: Lao-Tzu
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#11. It was my father's hope, and it is ours, that the National Gallery would become not a static but a living institution, growing in usefulness and importance to artists, scholars and the general public. - Author: Paul Mellon
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#12. Transform your desire into love, and limits start to lose their usefulness. - Author: Eric Micha'el Leventhal
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#13. Our education should be such as to improve our minds and fit us for increased usefulness; to make us of greater service to the human family. - Author: Brigham Young
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#14. Not until we have learned to be useful can we afford to do what we like. - Author: Ellen Terry
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#15. God uses those who seem ill-fitted for a significant life. - Author: Charles R. Swindoll
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#16. The larger the mass of collected things, the less will be their usefulness. Therefore, one should not only strive to assemble new goods from everywhere, but one must endeavor to put in the right order those that one already possesses. - Author: Gottfried Leibniz
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#17. Love comes into being through useful service to others. - Author: Emanuel Swedenborg
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#18. 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. - Author: Theodore Roosevelt
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#19. I don't think conservativism is about a deficiency. I think it's about a commitment to an ideology that has to in some ways devalue the usefulness of empathy. I do think empathy can be learned. And enhanced. - Author: Jim Shepard
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#20. Smith, you don't realize it's a privilege to practice giving presents to others.' The way he did it was charming; there was nothing glittery and Christmasy about it, but almost sad, and sometimes his gifts were old beat-up things but they had the charm of usefulness and sadness of his giving. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#21. Unswerving loyalty to duty, constant devotion to truth, and a clear conscience will overcome every discouragement and surely lead the way to usefulness and high achievement. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#22. Politics I conceive to be nothing more than the science of the ordered progress of society along the lines of greatest usefulness and convenience to itself. - Author: Woodrow Wilson
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#23. My trophy value exceeded my military usefulness. - Author: Lord Mountbatten
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#24. What earnest worker, with hand and brain for the benefit of his fellowmen, could desire a more pleasing recognition of his usefulness than the monument of a tree, ever growing, ever blooming, and ever bearing wholesome fruit? - Author: Washington Irving
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#25. 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. - Author: Alfred Korzybski
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#26. Age did not have to prohibit or inhibit a woman's ability to make money or a living. Age did not diminish a woman's usefulness as a self-employed person or entrepreneur. Age did not limit the ways in which a woman made money through self-employment or entrepreneurship. - Author: Robin Caldwell
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#27. If one wanted to crush and destroy a man entirely, to mete out to him the most terrible punishment ... all one would have to do would be to make him do work that was completely and utterly devoid of usefulness and meaning. - Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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#28. It seems to me that the most universal revolutionary wish now or ever is a wish for heaven, a wish by a human being to be honored by angels for something other than beauty or usefulness. - Author: Kurt Vonnegut
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#29. The most important driver of user satisfaction is usefulness, which is largely reflected in the interaction design. The interaction design has to be incorporated at the deepest level of the software architecture and it is often the most expensive to change late in the process. - Author: Arnie Lund
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#30. Since Satan can't destroy the gospel, he has too often neutralized its usefulness by addition, subtraction or substitution. - Author: J.C. Ryle
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#31. My writing practice taught me the important thing is steadfastness. It's not necessarily discipline. Discipline can become a prison. When your spiritual practices become another thing for you to be anxious about, they've lost their usefulness. - Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
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#32. Beauty is highly desirable but simplicity and usefulness are the overwhelming fashion of our age. Just because it's beautiful does not mean it's useful. - Author: Gerry McGovern
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#33. The Destructive Arts are exactly like Martial Arts, except they don't have uniforms or usefulness and the end result doesn't resemble art in any way. - Author: Jim Benton
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#34. All mathematicians share ... a sense of amazement over the infinite depth and the mysterious beauty and usefulness of mathematics. - Author: Martin Gardner
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#35. 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. - Author: Kevin Kelly
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#36. The usefulness of a meeting is in inverse proportion to the attendance. - Author: Lane Kirkland
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#37. Everything comes to an end. A good bottle of wine, a summer's day, a long-running sitcom, one's life, and eventually our species. The question for many of us is not that everything will come to an end but when. And can we do anything vaguely useful until it does? - Author: Jasper Fforde
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#38. Security can only be achieved through constant change, through discarding old ideas that have outlived their usefulness and adapting others to current facts. - Author: William O. Douglas
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#39. Great accomplishment seems imperfect,
Yet it does not outlive its usefulness.
Great fullness seems empty,
Yet it cannot be exhausted. - Author: Laozi
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#40. God does not discipline us to subdue us but to condition us for a life of usefulness and blessedness. In His wisdom, He knows that an uncontrolled life is an unhappy life, so He puts reins on our wayward souls that they may be directed into the paths of righteousness. - Author: Billy Graham
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#41. To Konstantin Levin the country was good first because it afforded a field for labor, of the usefulness of which there could be no doubt. To Sergey Ivanovitch the country was particularly good, because there it was possible and fitting to do nothing. - Author: Leo Tolstoy
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#42. In our world, I rank music somewhere between hair ribbons and rainbows in terms of usefulness. - Author: Suzanne Collins
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#43. I loathed the game, and since I could see no pleasure or usefulness in it, it was very difficult for me to show courage at it. Football, it seemed to me, is not really played for the pleasure of kicking a ball about, but is a species of fighting. - Author: George Orwell
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#44. One of the duties which devolve upon women in the present interesting crisis, is to prepare themselves for more extensive usefulness, by making use of those religious and literary privileges and advantages that are within their reach, if they will only stretch out their hands and possess them. - Author: Sarah Moore Grimke
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#45. But, in history, practical usefulness never determines the moral value of an achievement. Only the person who increases the knowledge humanity has about itself and enhances its creative consciousness permanently enriches humanity. - Author: Stefan Zweig
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#46. It is a remarkable honor to receive a Nobel Prize, because it not only recognizes discoveries, but also their usefulness to the advancement of fundamental science. - Author: Peter Agre
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#47. The usefulness of the pot lies in its emptiness. - Author: Laozi
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#48. For money to remain a valuable resource, you must master it, see its usefulness, and use it effectively. - Author: Pamela Carmichael
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#49. A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user. - Author: Theodore Roosevelt
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#50. Most of our assumptions have outlived their uselessness. - Author: Marshall McLuhan
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#51. What is a good man?
Simply one whose life is useful to the world.
And a bad man is simply one whose life is harmful to others.
There are, however, those who are harmful and yet enjoy a good reputation, and who manage to profit by a show of usefulness.
These are the worst of all. - Author: Zhang Zhao
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#52. Overemphasis of the competitive system and premature specialization on the ground of immediate usefulness kill the spirit on which all cultural life depends, specialized knowledge included. - Author: Albert Einstein
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#53. The usefulness of science is sometimes exaggerated. You'd never talk about music being useful or art being useful. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#54. The usefulness of any meeting is inversely proportional to the size of the group. - Author: Lane Kirkland
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#55. Man, being made reasonable, and so a thinking creature, there is nothing more worthy of his being than the right direction and employment of his thoughts; since upon this depends both his usefulness to the public, and his own present and future benefit in all respects. - Author: William Penn
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#56. Brokenness is God's requirement for maximum usefulness. - Author: Charles Stanley
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#57. Even a wasted life stands as an important example and therefore can never be useless. - Author: Mark Wallace
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#58. Abstractness, sometimes hurled as a reproach at mathematics, is its chief glory and its surest title to practical usefulness. It is also the source of such beauty as may spring from mathematics. - Author: Eric Temple Bell
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#59. Sharpen your life always; even though it will come to an end like a pencil, we have to keep on writing - Author: Munia Khan
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#60. Way back in 1831, Michael Faraday, one of the founders of our modern understanding of electromagnetism, was asked by an inquiring politician about the usefulness of this newfangled "electricity" stuff. His apocryphal reply: "I know not, but I wager that one day your government will tax it". - Author: Sean Carroll
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#61. You know, maybe that's all anybody wants, is to be useful. And have somebody else notice it. - Author: Sharon Creech
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#62. The Age of Oil has really exhausted its usefulness, and it has actually become a danger to our lives and our ability to survive on the planet. - Author: Dennis Weaver
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#63. What greater bliss than to look back on days spent in usefulness, in doing good to those around us. - Author: Dorothea Dix
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#64. Today is sacred - for it will never come again. What could be more important than living this day with attention and the intention to be of benefit, to the best of your ability, to all you encounter? - Author: John Bruna
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#65. Each piece of dialogue MUST be "something happening" ... The "amusing" for its OWN sake should above all be censored ... The functional use of dialogue for the plot must be the first thing in the writer's mind. Where functional usefulness cannot be established, dialogue must be left out. - Author: Elizabeth Bowen
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#66. There are so many parallels in society today [with era of J. Edgar Hoover ] that you can use, whether it's the head of a studio or the head of an organization, a major newspaper, a major factory or company, of people who stay too long, maybe, and overstay their usefulness. - Author: Clint Eastwood
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#67. If the world and man do not come from a creative intelligence, which stores within itself their measures and plots the path of human existence, then all that is left are traffic rules for human behavior, which can be discarded or maintained according to their usefulness. - Author: Pope Benedict XVI
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#68. The day knowledge was preferred to wisdom and mere usefulness to beauty ... Only a moral revolution
not a social or a political revolution
only a moral revolution would lead man back to his lost truth. - Author: Simone De Beauvoir
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#69. He might come in useful.'
'Yeah. So's a broken leg if you want to kick yourself in the back of the head. - Author: Iain M. Banks
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#70. A wise man's goal shouldn't be to say something profound, but to say something useful. - Author: Criss Jami
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#71. Besides, my usefulness here is destroyed because all of my friends think me a man of unsound mind. - Author: Alex Campbell
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#72. To despise no opportunity of usefulness is a leading rule with those who are wise to win souls. - Author: Charles Spurgeon
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#73. 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. - Author: Alex Campbell
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#74. The vulgar crowd values friends according to their usefulness. - Author: Ovid
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#75. Much of the usefulness of any career must lie in the impress that it makes upon, and the lessons that it teaches to, the generations that come after. - Author: Theodore Roosevelt
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#76. 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. - Author: Koichi Tanaka
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#77. I must stop compromising my plays with this whiff of social application. They must be entirely untouched by any suspicion of usefulness. - Author: Tom Stoppard
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#78. In the early West, law and politics were parallel roads to usefulness as well as distinction. - Author: John George Nicolay
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#79. OLD, adj. In that stage of usefulness which is not inconsistent with general inefficiency, as an "old man". Discredited by lapse of time and offensive to the popular taste, as an "old" book. - Author: Ambrose Bierce
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#80. When students learn to wrestle with questions about purpose, audience, and genre, they develop a conceptual view of writing that has lifelong usefulness in any communicative context. - Author: John C. Bean
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#81. The map is not the territory ... The only usefulness of a map depends on similarity of structure between the empirical world and the map ... - Author: Alfred Korzybski
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#82. When I returned, I never once walked past the house where my mother, aunt, and I lved together...It was as if the past would judge me. The house would judge me. That merely looking at it would somehow cause me to calibrate my life, and in all aspects of usefulness I would come up short. - Author: Howard Norman
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#83. I didn't want to wear the bra I'd discarded last night;it was filthy and reeked of perspiration. Not that I was pleased my breasts could be kept under control by such a thin sheath of fabric, but it did have its advantages. - Author: Christina Garner
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#84. We appreciate the help you have given us so far, but your usefulness ends here. - Author: Patricia Briggs
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#85. I have outlived the stillborn. I have outlasted my usefulness. I have become an abysmal ocean sponge, ten millennia old, and just as wise. - Author: Logan Ryan Smith
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#86. Nothing is inherently tasty or repulsive - it depends on your needs. Deliciousness is simply an index of usefulness. - Author: David Eagleman
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#87. The Enlightenment may have indeed outlived its usefulness, but it is only through Reason's protocols that one can make a coherent case for Reason's limitations. O ye of little skepticism, kindly acknowledge your debt to that idiom on which you so glibly heap scorn. - Author: James K. Morrow
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#88. 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. - Author: Jose Saramago
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#89. Tools have their own integrity ... - Author: Vita Sackville-West
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#90. Our usefulness and happiness depend upon us living near to God, for you well know that God alone can make us useful and happy. If we wish to grow in grace, we must read the Bible much and pray much; and not only read and pray, but act. - Samuel Pond (Sr.) - Author: Samuel William Pond
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#91. A person's worth is quite independent of their usefulness to society. - Author: Kjell Magne Bondevik
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#92. You will make mistakes, disappoint God and others, and have days when you wonder why God ever called you in the first place. Don't despair! Your usefulness to God is based on His consistency, not yours. Your call is sustained by God's faithfulness, not yours. - Author: Jeff Iorg
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#93. Education is the only business still debating the usefulness of technology. - Author: Rod Paige
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#94. When all usefulness is over, when one is assured of an unavoidable and imminent death, it is the simplest of human rights to choose a quick and easy death in place of a slow and horrible one. - Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman
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#95. Love is alone sufficient by itself, it pleases by itself and for it's own sake. It is itself a merit, and itself it's own recompense. It seeks neither cause, nor consequences beyond itself. It is its own fruit, its own object and usefulness. I love because I love you, I love that I may love. - Author: Bernard Of Clairvaux
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#96. The Vietnam War and the Iraq war, in different ways, both made me feel like I could not not address them. I'm very doubtful about the usefulness of poetry to do that. - Author: Robert Hass
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#97. I have a thing for things that last. - Author: Criss Jami
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#98. Truths are not the better nor the worse for their obviousness or difficulty, but their value is to be measured by their usefulness and tendency. - Author: John Locke
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#99. Toy Story 3 is so besotted with brand names and product-placement that it stops being about the innocent pleasures of imagination
the usefulness of toys
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#100. Usefulness, whatever form it may take, is the price we should pay for the air we breathe and the food we eat and the privilege of being alive. - Author: Eleanor Roosevelt
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