Function Quotes

"The greatest shortcoming of the human ...

"The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function." -Albert Allen Bartlett
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โ€œLoneliness is not ...

โ€œLoneliness is not a function of solitudeโ€ - David Foster Wallace
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โ€œCriticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It f...

โ€œCriticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.โ€ - Winston Churchill
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โ€œHappiness is a byproduct of function, purpose...

โ€œHappiness is a byproduct of function, purpose, and conflict; those who seek happiness for itself seek victory without war.โ€ - William Burroughs
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The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability ...

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. -F. Scott Fitzgerald
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"Common core education is one of the toxins of this world that continues to pe...

"Common core education is one of the toxins of this world that continues to perpetually infect and degrade the minds of functioning human beings to a point at which they become incapable of creative and independent thought." -Fed up student
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โ€œThe function of prayer is not to influ...

โ€œThe function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.โ€ โ€• Sรธren Kierkegaard
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โ€œIf you havenโ€™t read hundreds of books, you are functionally illite...

โ€œIf you havenโ€™t read hundreds of books, you are functionally illiterate and you will be incompetent, because your personal experiences alone arenโ€™t broad enough to sustain you.โ€ - Jim Mattis, โ€œCall Sign Chaosโ€
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"It is not the function of our government to keep the citize...

"It is not the function of our government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the government from falling into error." -- Robert Jackson
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"There is no passion like t...

"There is no passion like that of a functionary for his function." โ€” Georges Clemenceau
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"Compassion is the natural functioning of wisdom. Th...

"Compassion is the natural functioning of wisdom. The clearer one sees, the more readily one uses loving words." โ€”Gerry Shishin Wick Sensei, โ€œZen in the Workplaceโ€
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The greatest shortcoming of the human...

The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function ~Albert A. Bartlett
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"The one function TV news performs very well is ...

"The one function TV news performs very well is that when there is no news we give it to you with the same emphasis as if there were." โ€” David Brinkley
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โ€œOne of the principal functions of a friend is to suffe...

โ€œOne of the principal functions of a friend is to suffer (in milder form and more symbolic form) the punishments we are unable to inflict upon our enemies.โ€ - Aldous Huxley
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"Success is more a function of consi...

"Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius." - An Wang, computer engineer, inventor
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โWeโ€™re careful what we put into our mouths, choosing our foods meticulously so that they keep o...

โWeโ€™re careful what we put into our mouths, choosing our foods meticulously so that they keep our bodies functioning well. The same should apply to what comes out of our mouths. If we choose to spew hateful, curse and swear words, imagine how that would impact the ones affected.โž ~Ismail Menk
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The exponential economic growth is pure fiction, which creates clouds of electrons that flow thro...

The exponential economic growth is pure fiction, which creates clouds of electrons that flow through computers masquerading as money.These electrons further concentrate wealth and do real physical harm to the Earth by generating tidal waves of capital that wash away the still functioning ecosystems
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"The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to...

"The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function." โ€” F. Scott Fitzgerald
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"All things are subject to interpretation whiche...

"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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"The only function of economic fo...

"The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable." โ€” John Kenneth Galbraith
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"I am not a psychopath, Anderson....

"I am not a psychopath, Anderson. I am a high-functioning sociopath. Do your research." - Sherlock Holmes
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"Authentic happiness is not linked to an activity; it is a...

"Authentic happiness is not linked to an activity; it is a state of being, a profound emotional balance struck by a subtle understanding of how the mind functions." - Matthieu Ricard
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โ€œThe test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability...

โ€œThe test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.โ€ F. Scott Fitzgerald
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"The drummer's main function is to exert enough...

"The drummer's main function is to exert enough energy and enthusiasm on the rest of the band to force them to play over their heads." ~ Buddy Rich
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"The function of prayer is not to infl...

"The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays." -Soren Kierkegaard
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โ€œA healthy functioning society, where citizens enjoy the right to the โ€œ...

โ€œA healthy functioning society, where citizens enjoy the right to the โ€œpursuit happiness,โ€ is one that bases its laws on principles, not authority. It is a society whose motto should be โ€˜In Reason We Trust.โ€™โ€ - Dan Barker
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โ€œThe function of prayer is not to influ...

โ€œThe function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.โ€ - Sรธren Kierkegaard
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"There are three deaths. The first is when the body ceases to function. The s...

"There are three deaths. The first is when the body ceases to function. The second is when the body is consigned to the grave. The third is that moment, sometime in the future, when your name is spoken for the last time.โ€ -David Eagleman
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"Beliefs are dangerous. Beliefs allow the mind to...

"Beliefs are dangerous. Beliefs allow the mind to stop functioning. A non-functioning mind is clinically dead. Believe in nothing." - Maynard James Keenan
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โ€œThe function of prayer is not to influ...

โ€œThe function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.โ€ โ€• Sรธren Kierkegaard
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"One of the principal functions of a friend is to suffer (in...

"One of the principal functions of a friend is to suffer (in a milder and symbolic form) the punishments that we should like, but are unable, to inflict upon our enemies." -Aldous Huxley
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"In every man, heredity and environment have combined to produce a creature of ce...

"In every man, heredity and environment have combined to produce a creature of certain abilities and desires--including a deeply ingrained need to function in such a way that his life will be meaningful. A man has to be something, he has to matter."
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"The only function of economic fo...

"The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable." โ€” John Kenneth Galbraith
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"What serious function does a butterfly have? What economic value? A little pollination here a...

"What serious function does a butterfly have? What economic value? A little pollination here and there for what? Milkweed? And yet, how extraordinary is it that child and adult alike note nearly every arrival of a butterfly on a plant or its path floating across a yard." -William McDonough
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Perhaps one of the most frightening things about the hum...

Perhaps one of the most frightening things about the human mind is how poorly it gauges its own functioning and, more specifically, detects its own deficits. - Hamilton Morris
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the test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind a...

the test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function. one should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise. -F. Scott Fitzgerald
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"The function of man is to live, not to exi...

"The function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time." - Jack London
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Any technology pushed to its li...

Any technology pushed to its limit produces the opposite of its intended function - Rudolf P Belmar
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The head worries and the heart feels. They ca...

The head worries and the heart feels. They cannot function at the same time. When your feelings dominate, worry dissolves. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
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โ€œThe test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind ...

โ€œThe test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise.โ€ ~F. Scott Fitzgerald
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"The function of music is ...

"The function of music is to release us from the tyranny of conscious thought." - Anon
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The function of leadership ...

The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers. ~Ralph Nader
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"There is almost no aspect, no function, no part of your brai...

"There is almost no aspect, no function, no part of your brain that's not subject to improvement by engaging it in an appropriate way." - Dr. Michael Merzenich (pioneer of neuro-plasticity)
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โ€œ You are a function of what the whole universe...

โ€œ You are a function of what the whole universe is doing in the same way that a wave is a function of what the whole ocean is doing." Alan W. Watts
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"Itโ€™s been easier to convince people to hand over half their income, their chil...

"Itโ€™s been easier to convince people to hand over half their income, their children to war, and their freedoms in perpetuity - than to engage them in seriously considering how roads might function in the absence of taxation." - Stefan Molyneux
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"The proper function of man is to live, not t...

"The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time." - Jack London
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"The political function of rights ...

"The political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities." -Ayn Rand
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'One of the principal functions of a friend is to suffer (in a milder ...

'One of the principal functions of a friend is to suffer (in a milder and symbolic form) the punishments we should like, but are unable, to inflict upon our enemies.' - Aldous Huxley from the novel: A Brave New World
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"The nine-to-five is one of the greatest atrocitie...

"The nine-to-five is one of the greatest atrocities sprung upon mankind. You give your life away to a function that doesn't interest you." - Charles Bukowski
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"The proper function for man is to live, not ...

"The proper function for man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I SHALL USE MY TIME." -Jack London
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"The function of education is to teach one to think inten...

"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education." Martin Luther King, Jr.
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"the test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability t...

"the test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function." -F. Scott Fitzgerald
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I would rather be ashes than dust . I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant b...

I would rather be ashes than dust . I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor , every atom of me in magnificent glow , than a sleepy and permanent planet. The function of human is to live . Not to exist.
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"Every function of the human body declines 5...

"Every function of the human body declines 5% every 10 years."โ€”Michael Roizen, M.D., chairman of Wellness Institute at the Cleveland Clinic
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I live on Earth at present, and I don't know what I am. I know that I am ...

I live on Earth at present, and I don't know what I am. I know that I am not a category. I am not a thing - a noun. I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process - an integral function of the universe." - R. Buckminster Fuller
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"...I realized that what Americans called a 'dysfunctional...

"...I realized that what Americans called a 'dysfunctional family' is what we in England call 'a family,' having never encountered any of these functional ones." -Neil Gaiman, 2015
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"You can be shaped, or you can be broken. There is not much in between. Try to learn. Be coach...

"You can be shaped, or you can be broken. There is not much in between. Try to learn. Be coachable. Try to learn from everybody, especially those who fail. This is hard. ... How promising you are as a Student of the Game is a function of what you can pay attention to without running away.โ€
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"So long as man is protected by madness, he functions a...

"So long as man is protected by madness, he functions and flourishes; but when he frees himself from the fruitful tyranny of fixed ideas, he is lost, ruined." -- E. Cioran
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"The highest function of love is t...

"The highest function of love is that it makes the loved one a unique and irreplaceable being" - Tom Robbins
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โ€œAnd a new philosophy emerged called quantum physics, which suggest that the individualโ€™s funct...

โ€œAnd a new philosophy emerged called quantum physics, which suggest that the individualโ€™s function is to inform and be informed. You really exist only when youโ€™re in a field sharing and exchanging information. You create the realities you inhabit.โ€ โ€• Timothy Leary, Chaos & Cyber Culture
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"People rush around, so preoccupied with cell phones and text...

"People rush around, so preoccupied with cell phones and text messaging that they themselves are functionally deaf and blind, oblivious of their environment." -- Oliver Sacks *The Mind's Eye*
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"That's the central function of a city: to bring people together, fa...

"That's the central function of a city: to bring people together, face to face, mano a mano, they talk about what a rat race it is, but they love it. That's why the city will survive forever." - William H. Whyte
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It is intriguing to consider that disorders such as depression, OCD and addiction could be functio...

It is intriguing to consider that disorders such as depression, OCD and addiction could be functional in some sense, perhaps working to resist a more catastrophic collapse to primary consciousnessโ€”onset of a psychotic episode, for exampleโ€”by reinforcing stable patterns of activity.โ€”RL Carhart-Harris
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"The only function of economic fo...

"The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable." John Kenneth Galbraith
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Grief reconfigures time, its length, its texture, its fu...

Grief reconfigures time, its length, its texture, its function: one day means no more than the next, so why have they been picked out and given separate names? - Julian Barnes
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"The function of muscle is to pull and...

"The function of muscle is to pull and not to push, except in the case of the genitals and the tongue." Leonardo da Vinci
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"A functioning polic...

"A functioning police state needs no police." ~ William S. Burroughs
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