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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.
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.
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.
The usefulness of science is sometimes exaggerated. You'd never talk about music being useful or art being useful.
The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
He gains everyone's approval who mixes the pleasant with the useful.
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.
For purposes of action nothing is more useful than narrowness of thought combined with energy of will.
Henri Frederic Amiel
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.
Every hour of useful work is precious.
William Lyon Mackenzie King
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.
Any program is only as good as it is useful.
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
But for the children of the poorest people we're stripping the curriculum, removing the arts and music, and drilling the children into useful labor. We're not valuing a child for the time in which she actually is a child.
Hemp is a part of the cannabis plant, and it is very useful.
When I buy Windows 98, I'm not only buying something useful, I'm giving money to Bill Gates, which is a really good thing.
To busy oneself with what is futile when one can do something useful, to attend to what is simple when one has the mettle to attempt what is difficult, is to strip talent of its dignity.
Groupthink can become a serious issue - old ideas stay around after they're useful, and new ideas too often don't get a fair hearing.
I think one thing is that prayer has become more useful, interesting, fruitful, and... almost involuntary in my life.
I had to learn, really, how to rein in my energies and discipline myself. And I found it very very useful. I rebelled against it at first, but it's a good thing to have.
Art is good, bad, boring, ugly, useful to us or not.
In my opinion, he only may be truly said to live and enjoy his being who is engaged in some laudable pursuit, and acquires a name by some illustrious action, or useful art.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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