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  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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    A useless life is an early death.
  • Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Roman statesman and writer 106 BC - 43 BC
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
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    Ability without honor is useless.
  • Adolf Hitler
    Adolf Hitler
    German politician and Nazi party leader 1889-1945
    Adolf Hitler
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    Any alliance whose purpose is not the intention to wage war is senseless and useless.
  • Albert J. Nock
    Albert J. Nock
    American libertarian author 1870-1945
    Albert J. Nock
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    Considered now as a possession, one may define culture as the residuum of a large body of useless knowledge that has been well and truly forgotten.
  • Albert Pike
    Albert Pike
    American attorney, soldier, writer, and Freemason 1809-1891
    Albert Pike
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    Doubt, the essential preliminary of all improvement and discovery, must accompany the stages of man's onward progress. The faculty of doubting and questioning, without which those of comparison and judgment would be useless, is itself a divine prerogative of the reason.
  • Jean Baudrillard
    Jean Baudrillard
    French sociologist, philosopher and cultural theorist 1929-2007
    Jean Baudrillard
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    If everything is perfect, language is useless. This is true for animals. If animals don't speak, it's because everything's perfect for them. If one day they start to speak, it will be because the world has lost a certain sort of perfection.
  • Voltaire
    Voltaire
    French writer and philosopher (ps. of Fran├žois Marie Arouet) 1694-1778
    Voltaire
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    The punishment of criminals should serve a purpose. When a man is hanged he is useless.
  • George Ade
    George Ade
    American humorist, playwright 1866-1944
    George Ade
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    A friend who is near and dear may in time become as useless as a relative.
  • Beatrix Potter
    Beatrix Potter
    English writer, illustrator and conservationist 1866-1943
    Beatrix Potter
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    All outward forms of religion are almost useless, and are the causes of endless strife. Believe there is a great power silently working all things for good, behave yourself and never mind the rest.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
    Samuel Johnson
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    Attention and respect give pleasure, however late, or however useless. But they are not useless, when they are late, it is reasonable to rejoice, as the day declines, to find that it has been spent with the approbation of mankind.
  • Christianity is either relevant all the time or useless anytime. It is not just a phase of life; it is life itself.
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    British author 1859-1930
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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    Depend upon it there comes a time when for every addition of knowledge you forget something that you knew before. It is of the highest importance, therefore, not to have useless facts elbowing out the useful ones.
  • Walter Lippmann
    Walter Lippmann
    American writer, reporter, and political commentator 1889-1974
    Walter Lippmann
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    Football strategy does not originate in a scrimmage: it is useless to expect solutions in a political campaign.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
    Oscar Wilde
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    Good resolutions are useless attempts to interfere with scientific laws. Their origin is pure vanity. Their result is absolutely nil. They give us, now and then, some of those luxurious sterile emotions that have a certain charm for the weak. They a
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
    Mark Twain
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    He is useless on top of the ground; he ought to be under it, inspiring the cabbages.
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