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Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
German writer and poet 1749-1832
A useless life is an early death.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Roman statesman and writer 106 BC - 43 BC
Ability without honor is useless.
German politician and Nazi party leader 1889-1945
Any alliance whose purpose is not the intention to wage war is senseless and useless.
Albert J. Nock
American libertarian author 1870-1945
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.
American attorney, soldier, writer, and Freemason 1809-1891
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.
French sociologist, philosopher and cultural theorist 1929-2007
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.
French writer and philosopher (ps. of François Marie Arouet) 1694-1778
The punishment of criminals should serve a purpose. When a man is hanged he is useless.
American humorist, playwright 1866-1944
A friend who is near and dear may in time become as useless as a relative.
English writer, illustrator and conservationist 1866-1943
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.
English writer 1709-1784
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
British author 1859-1930
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.
American writer, reporter, and political commentator 1889-1974
Football strategy does not originate in a scrimmage: it is useless to expect solutions in a political campaign.
Irish writer 1854-1900
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
American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
He is useless on top of the ground; he ought to be under it, inspiring the cabbages.
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