Quotes: unprofitable

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  • William Cowper
    William Cowper
    English poet 1731-1800
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    Knowledge, a rude unprofitable mass, the mere materials with which wisdom builds, till smoothed and squared and fitted to its place, does but encumber whom it seems to enrich. Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much; wisdom is humble that he knows no more.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    Sir, I do not call a gamester a dishonest man; but I call him an unsociable man, an unprofitable man. Gaming is a mode of transferring property without producing any intermediate good.
  • Anne Baxter
    Anne Baxter
    American actress 1923-1985
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    Idleness is a constant sin, and labor is a duty. Idleness is the devil's home for temptation and for unprofitable, distracting musings; while labor profit others and ourselves.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
    William Shakespeare
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    O God, O God, how weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable seem to me all the uses of this world!
  • James Fenimore Cooper
    James Fenimore Cooper
    American writer 1789-1851
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    Party leads to vicious, corrupt and unprofitable legislation, for the sole purpose of defeating party.
  • Percy Bysshe Shelley
    Percy Bysshe Shelley
    English poet 1792-1822
    Percy Bysshe Shelley
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    Peace, peace! he is not dead, he doth not sleep - he hath awakened from the dream of life - 'Tis we, who lost in stormy visions, keep with phantoms an unprofitable strife.
  • Dorothy Nevill
    Dorothy Nevill
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    The commercial class has always mistrusted verbal brilliancy and wit, deeming such qualities, perhaps with some justice, frivolous and unprofitable.
  • Billy Collins
    Billy Collins
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    There are interesting forms of difficulty, and there are unprofitable forms of difficulty. I mean, I enjoy some difficult poetry, but some of it is impenetrable and I actually wouldn't want to penetrate it if I could, perhaps.
  • Ursula K. Le Guin
    Ursula K. Le Guin
    American author 1929-
    Ursula K. Le Guin
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    When action grows unprofitable, gather information; when information grows unprofitable, sleep.
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