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The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons.

Tags: Greatest, Virtues  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable.

Tags: Choose, Life  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

My most useful acting tip came from my pal John Wayne. Talk low, talk slow, and don't say too much.

Tags: Acting, Talk  ✍ Author: Michael Caine

One is to ensure that the war fighters and the intelligence analysts get the information that they need when they need it, in a format that's useful to them.

Tags: Fighters, War  ✍ Author: Christian Camargo

I have the satisfaction of knowing I did something useful for society.

Tags: Knowing, Society  ✍ Author: James Cameron

For all right judgment of any man or things it is useful, nay, essential, to see his good qualities before pronouncing on his bad.

Tags: Bad, Good  ✍ Author: Thomas Carlyle

I have called this principle, by which each slight variation, if useful, is preserved, by the term of Natural Selection.

Tags: Natural, Principle  ✍ Author: Charles Darwin

I maintain that nothing useful and lasting can emerge from violence.

Tags: Lasting, Violence  ✍ Author: Shirin Ebadi

Leisure is the time for doing something useful. This leisure the diligent person will obtain the lazy one never.

Tags: Lazy, Time  ✍ Author: Benjamin Franklin

There are few ironclad rules of diplomacy but to one there is no exception. When an official reports that talks were useful, it can safely be concluded that nothing was accomplished.

Tags: Few, Rules  ✍ Author: John Kenneth Galbraith

Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists.

Tags: Economics, Government  ✍ Author: John Kenneth Galbraith

The problem of distinguishing prime numbers from composite numbers and of resolving the latter into their prime factors is known to be one of the most important and useful in arithmetic.

Tags: Known, Problem  ✍ Author: Carl Friedrich Gauss

How can I be useful, of what service can I be? There is something inside me, what can it be?

Tags: Inside, Service  ✍ Author: Vincent Van Gogh

He gains everyone's approval who mixes the pleasant with the useful.

Tags: Everyone, Pleasant  ✍ Author: Lou Holtz

To think is of itself to be useful; it is always and in all cases a striving toward God.

Tags: God, Striving  ✍ Author: Victor Hugo

Personally, I don't stretch, I don't get massages. Maybe massages would be useful, but I just don't have the time for it.

Tags: Maybe, Time  ✍ Author: Dean Karnazes

Technology is a useful servant but a dangerous master.

Tags: Dangerous, Technology  ✍ Author: Christian Lous Lange

Britain's most useful role is somewhere between bee and dinosaur.

Tags: Between, Role  ✍ Author: Harold MacMillan

I think people ought to do what they feel useful at the time. If I do things because I ought to do them, I switch off.

Tags: Off, Time  ✍ Author: Matthew Macfadyen

I'm not an extreme tree-hugger. I do believe trees grow and are a useful agricultural product that can be harvested without damaging the ecology and wildlife.

Tags: Grow, Trees  ✍ Author: John C. Malone

The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people.

Tags: Results, Useless  ✍ Author: Karl Marx

The most useful thing about a principle is that it can always be sacrificed to expediency.

Tags: Expediency, Principle  ✍ Author: W. Somerset Maugham

Basically, our goal is to organize the world's information and to make it universally accessible and useful.

Tags: Goal, Organize  ✍ Author: Larry Page

The theater is who I am - it's where I feel the most inspired, the most at home, the most useful.

Tags: Home, Inspired  ✍ Author: Mary-Louise Parker

I never feel more useful than when I'm making my kids a bowl of soup.

Tags: Kids, Making  ✍ Author: Mary-Louise Parker
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To me, a painter, if not the most useful, is the least harmful member of our society.

Tags: Painter, Society  ✍ Author: Man Ray

The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.

Tags: Virtue, Word  ✍ Author: Francois de La Rochefoucauld

It's very useful when politicians have doubts because there are so many choices to be made in the world.

Tags: Choices, Doubts  ✍ Author: Antonio Tabucchi

Industrial hemp is a very useful plant. I challenged the attorney general to get rid of the criminal stigma associated with hemp so we can look at it in terms of how it might be useful.

Tags: General, Might  ✍ Author: Jesse Ventura

An architect's most useful tools are an eraser at the drafting board, and a wrecking bar at the site.

Tags: Bar, Tools  ✍ Author: Frank Lloyd Wright

Afghanistan is going to be here a long time, and what's critical is that Afghanistan's relationship with its neighbors are, to the maximum extent they can be, constructive and operationally useful.

Tags: Here, Time  ✍ Author: John R. Allen

Dams have harmed our wildlife and made rivers less useful for recreation.

Tags: Less, Wildlife  ✍ Author: Stephen Ambrose

Our duty is to be useful, not according to our desires but according to our powers.

Tags: Desires, Duty  ✍ Author: Henri Frederic Amiel

The most useful piece of learning for the uses of life is to unlearn what is untrue.

Tags: Learning, Life  ✍ Author: Mary Antin

Sometimes when you're going fast, your instincts can be very useful.

Tags: Fast, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Andrea Arnold

Acting has been very useful to me.

Tags: Acting  ✍ Author: Jane Asher

You're about as useful as a one-legged man at an arse kicking contest.

Tags: Contest, Kicking  ✍ Author: Rowan Atkinson

If you take your fear and mash it into something that's actually useful, then it doesn't feel like it wins.

Tags: Actually, Fear  ✍ Author: Sara Bareilles

A mind at liberty to reflect on its own observations, if it produce nothing useful to the world, seldom fails of entertainment to itself.

Tags: Liberty, Mind  ✍ Author: George Berkeley

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.

Tags: Purpose, Science  ✍ Author: Edward de Bono

A slave has but one master; an ambitious man has as many masters as there are people who may be useful in bettering his position.

Tags: May, Position  ✍ Author: John Bruton

When you can't do something truly useful, you tend to vent the pent up energy in something useless but available, like snappy dressing.

Tags: Energy, Truly  ✍ Author: Lois McMaster Bujold

If no other knowledge deserves to be called useful but that which helps to enlarge our possessions or to raise our station in society, then Mythology has no claim to the appellation.

Tags: Knowledge, Society  ✍ Author: Thomas Bulfinch

Where would we be without inhibitions? They're quite useful things when you look at some of the things humans do if they lose them.

Tags: Lose, Quite  ✍ Author: A. S. Byatt

If you aren't rich you should always look useful.

Tags: Rich  ✍ Author: Louis-Ferdinand Celine

The Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness, and the related Accra Agenda for Action, are useful policy instruments that set out the mutual responsibilities of donors and recipient countries.

Tags: Action, Countries  ✍ Author: Jackie Chan

I grew up in Birmingham, where they made useful things and made them well.

Tags: Birmingham  ✍ Author: Julia Child

I find humming is very useful.

Tags: Humming  ✍ Author: Elvis Costello

I have no useful theories about love and marriage.

Tags: Love, Marriage  ✍ Author: Michael Cunningham

Quotations are useful in periods of ignorance or obscurantist beliefs.

Tags: Beliefs, Ignorance  ✍ Author: Guy Debord

My problem is how to find the best way of being useful.

Tags: Best, Problem  ✍ Author: Jacques Delors

The impulse to write things down is a peculiarly compulsive one, inexplicable to those who do not share it, useful only accidentally, only secondarily, in the way that any compulsion tries to justify itself.

Tags: Share, Write  ✍ Author: Joan Didion

The Pulitzer is more useful than meaningful.

Tags: Meaningful, Pulitzer  ✍ Author: Annie Dillard

Novels for me are how I find out what's going on in my own head. And so that's a really useful and indeed critical thing to do when you do as many of these other things as I do.

Tags: Head, Indeed  ✍ Author: Cory Doctorow

I aspire to be useful.

Tags: Aspire  ✍ Author: Anthony Foxx

The various modes of worship which prevailed in the Roman world were all considered by the people as equally true; by the philosopher as equally false; and by the magistrate as equally useful.

Tags: False, True  ✍ Author: Edward Gibbon

Habits like blogging often and regularly, writing down the way you think, being clear about what you think are effective tactics, ignoring the burbling crowd and not eating bacon. All of these are useful habits.

Tags: Often, Writing  ✍ Author: Seth Godin

Always think of what is useful and not what is beautiful. Beauty will come of its own accord.

Tags: Beautiful, Beauty  ✍ Author: Nikolai Gogol

I rush to add that I find the Web infinitely useful for rustling up information, settling arguments or locating the legends of rock stars.

Tags: Rock, Stars  ✍ Author: Retief Goosen

Part of my plan was not only to introduce all useful animals that I possibly could into this part of Australia, but also the most valuable plants of every description.

Tags: Plan, Valuable  ✍ Author: George Grey

Pure mathematics is on the whole distinctly more useful than applied. For what is useful above all is technique, and mathematical technique is taught mainly through pure mathematics.

Tags: Pure, Whole  ✍ Author: G. H. Hardy

To know ourselves, is agreed by all to be the most useful Learning; the first Lessons, therefore, given us ought to be on that Subject.

Tags: Learning, Ourselves  ✍ Author: Dave Haywood

I don't outline at all; I don't find it useful, and I don't like the way it boxes me in. I like the element of surprise and spontaneity, of letting the story find its own way.

Tags: Story, Surprise  ✍ Author: Khaled Hosseini

I get much more information about the rest of the world from people who are not Americans. You get a distance from America that is useful for a journalist; useful for my perspective on the world.

Tags: America, Rest  ✍ Author: Charlayne Hunter-Gault

Twitter and Facebook are brilliant tools, the journalistic uses of which are still being plumbed. They are great for disseminating interesting material. They are useful for gathering information, including from places that are inaccessible.

Tags: Brilliant, Great  ✍ Author: Bill Keller

It's also somewhat in the center of a number of things that will be useful to the company.

Tags: Company, Number  ✍ Author: Jack Kilby

Every hour of useful work is precious.

Tags: Precious, Work  ✍ Author: William Lyon Mackenzie King

Some reporter called me 'the angriest gay man in the world' or some such. Well, it stuck, but I realized it was very useful.

Tags: Gay, Realized  ✍ Author: Larry Kramer

The Indian Corn, or Maiz, proves the most useful Grain in the World; and had it not been for the Fruitfulness of this Species, it would have proved very difficult to have settled some of the Plantations in America.

Tags: America, Difficult  ✍ Author: Henry Lawson

What they are doing is taking something that otherwise creates pollution and turning it into something useful.

Tags: Pollution, Taking  ✍ Author: Barbara Lee

While analogies are useful, however, they can also be misleading. They smuggle in assumptions that can be wrong.

Tags: While, Wrong  ✍ Author: Nelson Mandela

A harmful truth is better than a useful lie.

Tags: Lie, Truth  ✍ Author: Thomas Mann

Am I as experienced, or mature, or smart as others CEOs? No probably not, but there's something, I think, very useful about having a founder as the CEO.

Tags: Others, Smart  ✍ Author: James Maslow

The utmost thing is the user experience, to have the most useful experience.

Tags: Experience, User  ✍ Author: Marissa Mayer

I think the Internet is absolutely extraordinary. It's very, very useful and I think one of the things we've got to do is make sure that the African continent gets on to that information super highway.

Tags: Internet, Sure  ✍ Author: Thabo Mbeki

I believe that a man can only be useful to his country when he can look at it clearly.

Tags: Clearly, Country  ✍ Author: Adam Michnik

Basic research is very useful, but it should be more geared toward application than it was before.

Tags: Research, Toward  ✍ Author: Luc Montagnier

Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.

Tags: Beautiful, House  ✍ Author: William Morris

I have never personally seen a hand transplant that is more useful than a prosthesis.

Tags: Hand, Seen  ✍ Author: Joe Murray

Stem cells are probably going to be extremely useful.

Tags: Cells, Stem  ✍ Author: Joseph Murray

Perhaps the most versatile and useful plug-in in the collection is Mass Copy. It is certainly the one I use the most. Due to limitations in how plugins can interact with Finale, Mass Copy has a somewhat unusual user interface.

Tags: Copy, Perhaps  ✍ Author: Kevin Patterson

The characters you refer to as predatory and unsavory are useful. They're the ones who make a novel into a thriller. They're active, and most of the common virtues, the signs of a good person, are not.

Tags: Common, Good  ✍ Author: Thomas Perry

There are few things more pleasing than the contemplation of order and useful arrangement.

Tags: Few, Order  ✍ Author: Arthur Phillip

Invention consists in avoiding the constructing of useless contraptions and in constructing the useful combinations which are in infinite minority.

Tags: Avoiding, Useless  ✍ Author: Henri Poincare

But I still do believe that there are useful things to say about Elvis Presley, including what his own ordinariness as a poor Southerner says about 20th-century hero-making.

Tags: Poor, Says  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

The little words in the Republic of Letters, like the little folks in a nation, are the most useful and significant.

Tags: Nation, Words  ✍ Author: Samuel Richardson

Armaments; extremely useful for fighting wars, a deadweight in any civil economy.

Tags: Economy, Fighting  ✍ Author: John Ralston Saul

What is a diary as a rule? A document useful to the person who keeps it. Dull to the contemporary who reads it and invaluable to the student, centuries afterwards, who treasures it.

Tags: Rule, Student  ✍ Author: Walter Scott

I think it'd be useful for parents to know kind of what is the culture of an institution.

Tags: Culture, Parents  ✍ Author: Margaret Spellings

Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art.

Tags: Art, Modern  ✍ Author: Tom Stoppard

Where I am not understood, it shall be concluded that something very useful and profound is couched underneath.

Tags: Profound, Shall  ✍ Author: Jonathan Swift

Any program is only as good as it is useful.

Tags: Good, Program  ✍ Author: Linus Torvalds

Fame is useful in certain ways, because it helps you get more roles.

Tags: Fame, Ways  ✍ Author: Mia Wasikowska

I wish we could do something useful with tobacco - like making fertilizer out of it.

Tags: Making, Wish  ✍ Author: Paul Dudley White

Genre labels are useful only insofar as they help you find an audience.

Tags: Audience, Help  ✍ Author: Walter Jon Williams

I don't think it's useful for somebody to argue with reviews.

Tags: Argue, Somebody  ✍ Author: Bob Woodward
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