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Top 87 Quotes About Useless Man

#1. Confucious and the Madman (excerpt)

The cinnamon tree is edible: so it is cut down!
The lacquer tree is profitable: they maim it.
Every man knows how useful it is to be useful.
No one seems to know
How useful it is to be useless. - Author: Thomas Merton
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#2. Trivia monologue. You are so the man for me. - Author: Molly Harper
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#3. The bed is just a decoration in a busy man's bedroom. - Author: Michael Bassey Johnson
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#4. No man worth his salt, not even such a useless fribble as you clearly consider me to be, is going to watch his woman breaking her back over work he should be doing himself. - Author: Karen Robards
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#5. Sometimes a woman needs a man for company, no matter how useless he is. - Author: Lisa Kleypas
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#6. That the gods die from time to time is due to man's sudden discovery that they do not mean anything, that they are made by human hands, useless idols of wood and stone. - Author: C. G. Jung
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#7. Between falsehood and useless truth there is little difference. As gold which he cannot spend will make no man rich, so knowledge which cannot apply will make no man wise. - Author: Samuel Johnson
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#8. Giving other people advice is one of the most irritating and useless activities known to man. - Author: Barbara Mertz
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#9. Alcatraz actually knows a person named Brandon Sanderson. That man, however, is a fantasy writer and is therefore prone to useless bouts of delusion in literary form. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#10. A dying man needs to die, as a sleepy man needs to sleep, and there comes a time when it is wrong, as well as useless, to resist. - Author: Stewart Alsop
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#11. Doubt, the essential preliminary of all improvement and discovery, must accompany the stages of man's onward progress. The faculty of doubting and questioning, without which those of comparison and judgment would be useless, is itself a divine prerogative of the reason. - Author: Albert Pike
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#12. It is useless to attack a man who could not be controlled even if conquered, while failure would leave us in an even worse position. - Author: Thucydides
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#13. A God who fits within the confines of our conception is useless. God cannot be comprehended by man's conception or logic. God is an eternal being who transcends the framework of man's limited logic. - Author: Sun Myung Moon
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#14. I remember, back in England, the man I had before Jeeves sneaked off to a meeting on his evening out and come back and denounced me in front of a crowd of chappies I was giving a bit of supper to as a useless blot on the fabric of Society. - Author: P.G. Wodehouse
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#15. Of course curiosity killed the cat, and even if satisfaction supposedly brought it back, there's still that little problem with the man on the radio telling me more and more about some useless information. - Author: Mark Z. Danielewski
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#16. ...man is a useless passion. - Author: Jean-Paul Sartre
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#17. No matter how full one's head might be with the image of greatness, one was useless, I found out, unless one was a worthy man first. - Author: Soseki Natsume
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#18. I see that it is by no means useless to travel, if a man wants to see something new - Author: Jules Verne
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#19. Character is greater than talent, genius, fame, money, friends - there is nothing to compare with it. A man may have all these and yet remain comparatively useless - be unhappy - and die a bankrupt in soul. - Author: George Matthew Adams
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#20. In no other pursuit is the best or the worst in a man brought out as in mountaineering. An old friend of civilization may be a useless companion on a mountain. - Author: Frank Smythe
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#21. Happiness was useless to me. It was heartache that filled my purse. What happy man has need of Shakespeare? - Author: Jennifer Donnelly
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#22. He spent the afternoon watching the indicator light turn from red to orange to green and thought about how useless it was to be angry at anybody about an abstract principle ... How could any idea that drives a man away from the people who love him be considered sound? - Author: Ryan Boudinot
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#23. Merely gathering knowledge may become the most useless work a man can do. What can you do to help and heal the world? That is the educational test. - Author: Henry Ford
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#24. Let us awake to a sense of the perilous state of many professing Christians. 'Without holiness no man shall see the Lord'; without sanctification there is no salvation (Hebrews 12:14). Then what an enormous amount of so-called religion there is which is perfectly useless! - Author: J.C. Ryle
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#25. The man was useless as tits on a bull, but he didn't deserve to die like that. - Author: Nora Roberts
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#26. Culture is activity of thought, and receptiveness to beauty and humane feeling. Scraps of information have nothing to do with it. A merely well informed man is the most useless bore on God's earth. - Author: Alfred North Whitehead
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#27. I do not approve the maxim which desires a man to know a little of everything. Superficial knowledge, knowledge without principles, is almost always useless and sometimes harmful knowledge. - Author: Luc De Clapiers
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#28. In physiology, as in all other sciences, no discovery is useless, no curiosity misplaced or too ambitious, and we may be certain that every advance achieved in the quest of pure knowledge will sooner or later play its part in the service of man. - Author: Ernest Starling
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#29. The normal man of intelligence has something of a contempt for linguistic studies, convinced as he is nothing can well be more useless. Edward Sapir - 1924 - Author: Guy Deutscher
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#30. I'm carrying the weight of all the useless junk and modern man accumulates. - Author: Billy Joel
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#31. That distrust which intrudes so often on your mind is a mode of melancholy, which, if it be the business of a wise man to be happy, it is foolish to indulge; and if it be a duty to preserve our faculties entire for their proper use, it is criminal. Suspicion is very often an useless pain. - Author: Samuel Johnson
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#32. There is nothing," says a correspondent of the New York Times, "which the business world discards as unpractical and useless so much as the quiet, thinking scholar. But this is the man who makes revolutions. Politicians are mere puppets in the hands of men of thought. - Author: Christian Nestell Bovee
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#33. The life of an uneducated man is as useless as the tail of a dog which neither covers it's rear end, nor protects it from the bites of insects. - Author: Chanakya
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#34. Labour is good for a man, bracing up his energies to conquest, And without it life is dull, the man perceiving himself useless. - Author: Martin Farquhar Tupper
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#35. With Tennessee there to visit, Regina Cleri had been bearable to him, and without her he felt like what he was: a useless old man who had been shelved away to die. - Author: Ann Patchett
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#36. Every industrious man, in every lawful calling, is a useful man. And one principal reason why men are so often useless is that they neglect their own profession or calling, and divide and shift their attention among a multiplicity of objects and pursuits. - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#37. It does not pay a man to exist until the age of Methuselah by making his days indolent and useless. The more this is reflected upon, them ore the reflector will desire to undertake meaningful and useful actions, the more they will have lived. - Author: Frederick The Great
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#38. Golf is the most useless outdoor game ever devised to waste the time and try the spirit of man. - Author: Westbrook Pegler
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#39. It was useless to try to corner a man who told stories. It was like trying to drink all the water in a lake to get at a bright pebble on the bottom of it. - Author: Frederick Schiller Faust
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#40. Underneath his sweetness and gentleness was the heat of a volcano. [Michael Faraday] was a man of excitable and fiery nature; but through high self-discipline he had converted the fire into a central glow and motive power of life, instead of permitting it to waste itself in useless passion. - Author: John Tyndall
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#41. Now I'm living out my life in a corner, trying to console myself with the stupid, useless excuse that an intelligent man cannot turn himself into anything, that only a fool can make anything he wants out of himself. - Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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#42. So it isn't that the act is awful, but sometimes the man is."
"Exactly. One's modesty is useless and it's painfully intimate, but not awful." She took a deep breath.
"The opposite, in fact. - Author: Linda Howard
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#43. Doubt is the tax man pays for the luxury of useless knowledge. - Author: Ivan Panin
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#44. I dislike nothing more than finding fault with a man's nature or talent; it only depresses and worries and does no good; one cannot add a cubit to one's stature, all striving and struggling are useless there, so one has to be silent about it, and let the responsibility rest with God. - Author: Felix Mendelssohn
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#45. Some tools of thought are so blunt that they are almost useless; others are so sharp that they are dangerous. But the wise man will have the use of both kinds. - Author: Gregory Bateson
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#46. Old age takes from the man of intellect no qualities save those that are useless to wisdom. - Author: Joseph Joubert
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#47. (Rigg) had often complained that all these languages were useless, and Father had only said, A man who speaks but one language understands none. - Author: Orson Scott Card
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#48. Man is a useless passion. It is meaningless that we live and it is meaningless that we die. - Author: Jean-Paul Sartre
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#49. He been a good man always, I think, but this tenderness was new. It was the tenderness of an old man who had been busy all his life but now had time to pay attention to useless things. But it was more than that . . . a suffering he neither complained of nor denied. - Author: Wendell Berry
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#50. He was a practical man: give him a sensitive technical instrument, and he could maintain it; something broken, and he could mend it, meditatively, efficiently. But confronted by his grieving wife, he felt useless. - Author: M.L. Stedman
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#51. There's something that happens in that delivery room, when a woman becomes ten times more a woman, and a guy becomes six times less a man. You feel really dopey and useless and like a spectator. I did, anyway. - Author: Paul Reiser
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#52. The queers of the sixties, like those since, have connived with their repression under a veneer of respectability. Good mannered city queens in suits and pinstripes, so busy establishing themselves, were useless at changing anything. - Author: Derek Jarman
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#53. The primeval man in offering the first garland to his maiden thereby transcended the brute. He became human in thus rising above the crude necessities of nature. He entered the realm of art when he perceived the subtle use of the useless. - Author: Okakura Kakuzo
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#54. A man who lacks reliability is utterly useless. - Author: Confucius
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#55. Go ahead and gamble a lie. A person who will not tell you seven lies within a hundred yards is useless as a man. - Author: Yamamoto Tsunetomo
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#56. When will people understand that it is useless for a man to read his Bible unless he also reads everybody else's Bible? - Author: G.K. Chesterton
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#57. Far best is he who is himself all-wise, and he, too, good who listens to wise words; But whoso is not wise or lays to hear another's wisdom is a useless man. - Author: Hesiod
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#58. The man is as useless as nipples on a breastplate. - Author: George R R Martin
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#59. To crush, to annihilate a man utterly, to inflict on him the most terrible of punishments so that the most ferocious murderer would shudder at it and dread it beforehand, one need only give him work of an absolutely, completely useless and irrational character. - Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky
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#60. A learned man came to me once. He said, "I know the way,
come." And I was overjoyed at this. Together we hastened. Soon, too soon, were we Where my eyes were useless, And I knew not the ways of my feet. I clung to the hand of my friend; But at last he cried, "I am lost. - Author: Stephen Crane
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#61. Old age deprives the intelligent man only of qualities useless to wisdom. - Author: Joseph Joubert
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#62. It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into. - Author: Jonathan Swift
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#63. The Arts are man's most useless ... and essential ... activity. - Author: Eugene Ionesco
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#64. A man cannot sleep in his cradle: whatever is useful must in the nature of life become useless. - Author: Walter Lippmann
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#65. Probably all laws are useless; for good men do not want laws at all, and bad men are made no better by them. - Author: Demonax
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#66. As Unto the bow the the cord is ,
So unto the man is woman;
Though she bends him, she obeys him,
Though she draws him , yet she follows:
Useless each without the other. - Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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#67. For now. But if I ever decide you're useless, you are a dead man."
To be killed by you is to be desired more than a life excluded from your service."
Bravo." Her Imperial Viciousness laughed with genuine feeling. "Bra-vo! - Author: Frank Beddor
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#68. In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress. - Author: Peter Stone
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#69. Men might rule the world, but women created life, made it grow within them. Without the womb there was no kingdom to govern, and a king was as useless as the next man. - Author: Autumn Dawn
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#70. A horse is freedom so indominable that it becomes useless to imprison it to serve man: it lets itself be domesticated, but with a simple, rebellious toss of the head-shaking its mane like an abundance of free-flowing hair-it shows that its inner nature is always wild, translucent and free. - Author: Clarice Lispector
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#71. Man wants to live, but it is useless to hope that this desire will dictate all his actions. - Author: Albert Camus
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#72. O loving woman, man's fulfillment, sweet,
Completing him not otherwise complete!
How void and useless the sad remnant left
Were he of her, his nobler part, bereft. - Author: Abraham Coles
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#73. A man who makes a plate or a shirt or a loaf of bread or anything our great great ancestors called a work of art, has no need to try to be sincere; all he can do is practice his craft to the best of his ability. But once he starts making useless things, how can he not be sincere? - Author: Rene Daumal
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#74. Nothing is more unworthy of a wise man, or ought to trouble him more, than to have allowed more time for trifling, and useless things, than they deserve. - Author: Plato
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#75. And all this, I said, just as today was the case with the beginnings of wireless, would be of no more service to man than as an escape from himself and his true aims, and a means of surrounding himself with an ever closer mesh of distractions and useless activities. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#76. Man alone, it seems, lives all his life in the knowledge of death. And yet there is more to life than merely waiting for death. For life to have meaning, there must be a purpose. A man must pass something on - otherwise he is useless. "For most men that purpose revolves around marriage and children - Author: David Gemmell
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#77. One useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three is a Congress. - Author: John Adams
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#78. Some sort of pressure must exist; the artist exists because the world is not perfect. Art would be useless if the world were perfect, as man wouldn't look for harmony but would simply live in it. Art is born out of an ill-designed world. - Author: Andrei Tarkovsky
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#79. Hendrick, I have explained these matters to you because it is useless to punish a man unless he knows why he is being punished. - Author: Robert A. Heinlein
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#80. I have come to the conclusion that one useless man is a disgrace, that two become a lawfirm, and that three or more become a congress. -John Adams - Author: Sherman Edwards
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#81. A man's ignorance sometimes is not only useful, but beautiful-while his knowledge, so called, is oftentimes worse than useless, besides being ugly. - Author: Henry David Thoreau
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#82. It is useless to tell one not to reason but to believe - you might as well tell a man not to wake but sleep. - Author: Lord Byron
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#83. I am a pretty, useless ornament who always believed she'd have a man to take care of her. - Author: V.C. Andrews
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#84. A man can reach the heights of the Super-Man by entering the field of supra-sexuality, by knowing how to enjoy love, by knowing how to enjoy a woman, by knowing how to live with joy or with more emotion and less useless reasoning. - Author: Samael Aun Weor
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#85. So long as we love we serve; so long as we are loved by others, I would almost say that we are indispensable; and no man is useless while he has a friend. - Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
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#86. Nothing is really beautiful unless it is useless; everything useful is ugly, for it expresses a need, and the needs of man are ignoble and disgusting, like his poor weak nature. The most useful place in a house is the lavatory. - Author: Theophile Gautier
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#87. Without my airplane I am an ordinary man, and a useless one - a trainer without a horse, a sculptor without marble, a priest without a god. Without an airplane I am a lonely consumer of hamburgers ... - Author: Richard Bach
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