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An apology for the actions of some troops who, of course, are not representative of the majority of the armed forces here, I think that would have been useful and it would have helped to some extent.
The thought grew strong in me that since I had gone to the trouble of being born, I might as well be useful in helping people live long and healthy lives. And this thought has always resided in the back of my mind.
Tape reading is a lost art that today is not very useful.
Steven A. Cohen
Nerves can be useful, as they sharpen you up, make you determined to try your hardest and do your best.
The people who write official histories for the Army believe that a generation needs to pass before you can tackle the official history. It's useful to have some distance. Sources become available. Passions cool. It allows an opportunity to make some real assessments and judgments about personalities and characters.
If you aren't rich you should always look useful.
There are good people in the lobbying industry. Lobbyists can serve a very useful purpose.
If reincarnation is a useful biological idea it is certain that somewhere in the universe it will happen.
What they are doing is taking something that otherwise creates pollution and turning it into something useful.
In 1732 I first publish'd my 'Almanack' under the name of Richard Saunders; it was continu'd by me about twenty-five years, commonly call'd 'Poor Richard's Almanack.' I endeavour'd to make it both entertaining and useful, and it accordingly came to be in such demand that I reap'd considerable profit from it, vending annually near ten thousand.
What is my life if I am no longer useful to others.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
My interest in creating anything is that it be useful.
He gains everyone's approval who mixes the pleasant with the useful.
If you have to control people, you have to have an administrative force that does it. So in U.S. industry, even more than elsewhere, there's layer after layer of management - a kind of economic waste, but useful for control and domination. And the same is true in universities.
Before the 1970s, banks were banks. They did what banks were supposed to do in a state capitalist economy: they took unused funds from your bank account, for example, and transferred them to some potentially useful purpose like helping a family buy a home or send a kid to college.
The usefulness of science is sometimes exaggerated. You'd never talk about music being useful or art being useful.
For purposes of action nothing is more useful than narrowness of thought combined with energy of will.
Henri Frederic Amiel
The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Once religion has been dismissed by primarily an intellectual class of people, we lose the really useful social functions of religion... What replaces it might be worse than what we throw away.
Cooking, decorating, diet/self-help and gardening books are guilty pleasures and useful time fillers.
The passions are like fire, useful in a thousand ways and dangerous only in one, through their excess.
Christian Nestell Bovee
In becoming an icon, it is useful to die young.
Meditation here may think down hours to moments. Here the heart may give a useful lesson to the head and learning wiser grow without his books.
Every hour of useful work is precious.
William Lyon Mackenzie King
The purpose of science is not to analyze or describe but to make useful models of the world. A model is useful if it allows us to get use out of it.
Edward de Bono
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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