Quotes and Sayings about Usefulness
"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."
- Peter Agre
(Related: Science, Honor, Remarkable, Usefulness)
"There is no excellence without labor. One cannot dream oneself into either usefulness or happiness."
- Liberty Hyde Bailey
(Related: Happiness, Dream, Excellence, Labor, Usefulness)
"Guided only by their feeling for symmetry, simplicity, and generality, and an indefinable sense of the fitness of things, creative mathematicians now, as in the past, are inspired by the art of mathematics rather than by any prospect of ultimate usefulness."
- E. T. Bell
(Related: Art, Fitness, Feeling, Mathematicians, Mathematics, Now, Past, Sense, Simplicity, Usefulness)
"A person's worth is quite independent of their usefulness to society."
- Kjell Magne Bondevik
(Related: Society, Usefulness, Worth)
"Besides, my usefulness here is destroyed because all of my friends think me a man of unsound mind."
- Alex Campbell
(Related: Friends, Man, Mind, Usefulness)
"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."
- Alex Campbell
(Related: Business, Life, Wife, Companionship, End, Reason, Usefulness, Want, World)
"I am aware of the usefulness of science to society and of the benefits society derives from it."
- Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
(Related: Science, Society, Benefits, Usefulness)
"The need to write comes from the need to make sense of one's life and discover one's usefulness."
- John Cheever
(Related: Life, Sense, Usefulness)
"Be unselfish. That is the first and final commandment for those who would be useful and happy in their usefulness. If you think of yourself only, you cannot develop because you are choking the source of development, which is spiritual expansion through thought for others."
- Charles William Eliot
(Related: Thought, Development, First, Spiritual, Usefulness)
"Experiments were not attempted at that time, we did not believe in the usefulness of the concept anyway, and I finished my thesis in 1962 with a feeling like an artist balancing on a high rope without any interested spectators."
- Richard Ernst
(Related: Time, Artist, Feeling, Usefulness)
"The press briefing today I believe has lost much of its usefulness."
- Marlin Fitzwater
(Related: Press, Today, Usefulness)
"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
(Related: Food, May, Production, Usefulness)
"The usefulness of cow-peas and soy-beans as human food has been recognized only recently in this country."
- David F. Houston
(Related: Food, Country, Usefulness)
"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."
- Kevin Kelly
(Related: Nature, Being, Innovation, Usefulness, Will)
"The usefulness of a meeting rises with the square of the number of people present."
- Lane Kirkland
(Related: People, Meeting, Present, Usefulness)
"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."
- Alfred Korzybski
"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
(Related: Men, Doubt, Usefulness, Youth)
"Men, like nails, lose their usefulness when they lose their direction and begin to bend."
- Walter Savage Landor
(Related: Men, Direction, Usefulness)
"We are so obsessed with doing that we have no time and no imagination left for being. As a result, men are valued not for what they are but for what they do or what they have - for their usefulness."
- Thomas Merton
(Related: Imagination, Men, Time, Being, Result, Usefulness)
"My trophy value exceeded my military usefulness."
- Lord Mountbatten
(Related: Military, Usefulness, Value)
"In the early West, law and politics were parallel roads to usefulness as well as distinction."
- John George Nicolay
(Related: Politics, Law, Usefulness)
"A public man must never forget that he loses his usefulness when he as an individual, rather than his policy, becomes the issue."
- Richard M. Nixon
(Related: Policy, Forget, Man, Public, Usefulness)
"The vulgar crowd values friends according to their usefulness."
(Related: Values, Friends, Usefulness)
"Anything you cannot relinquish when it has outlived its usefulness possesses you, and in this materialistic age a great many of us are possessed by our possessions."
- Peace Pilgrim
(Related: Age, Possessions, Usefulness)
"Education is more than Pisa. Particularly musical education. We also need education and training for more than reasons of usefulness and marketability."
- Johannes Rau
(Related: Education, Training, Usefulness)
"A vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upon the character of the user."
- Theodore Roosevelt
(Related: Character, Usefulness, Vote)
"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
(Related: Travel, Work, Order, Traveling, Usefulness)
"Promptitude is not only a duty, but is also a part of good manners; it is favorable to fortune, reputation, influence, and usefulness; a little attention and energy will form the habit, so as to make it easy and delightful."
- Charles Simmons
(Related: Habit, Attention, Duty, Energy, Fortune, Influence, Manners, Reputation, Usefulness, Will)
"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
(Related: Fitness, Nature, Usefulness)
"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
(Related: Experience, Work, Environment, Force, Learning, Study, Usefulness, World)
"Usefulness! It is not a fascinating word, and the quality is not one of which the aspiring spirit can dream o' nights, yet on the stage it is the first thing to aim at."
- Ellen Terry
(Related: Quality, Dream, First, Spirit, Word)
"If all human lives depended upon their usefulness - as might be judged by certain standards - there would be a sudden and terrific mortality in the world."
- Gene Tunney
(Related: Mortality, Usefulness, World)
"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."
- Woodrow Wilson
(Related: Politics, Science, Society, Progress, Nothing, Usefulness)