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Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind -
A Mind is Only Useful When Tamed..
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology

Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly.
It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.
- Henry Ford

Prejudice is a two-edged sword.
Like the steel sort of sword, it's very sharp, very useful,
and very dangerous if not properly mastered.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind
... Don't Let It Poison Your Day.
Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind
... the Antidote is Perspective.
Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind
... Your Mind is Only Useful When Tamed.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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I think, at a child's birth,
if a mother could ask a fairy godmother
to endow it with the most useful gift,
that gift should be curiosity.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

When friends stop being frank and useful to each other,
the whole world loses some of its radiance.
- Anatole Broyard

I have found out that though the ways in which
I can make myself useful are few,
yet the work open to me is endless.
- Helen Keller

 

Competition has been shown to be useful
up to a certain point and no further,
but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today,
begins where competition leaves off.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Fair" is not a useful concept.
Life is not "fair."
You can't make life "fair."
You can get angry.
You can complain about life not being "fair."
You can attempt revenge - perhaps violently.
You can inflict great suffering upon yourself
in the name of life being "unfair."
And Life is still not "fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The man who is successful is the man who is useful.
- Bourke Cockran

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

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

There are nine requisites for contented living:
HEALTH enough to make work a pleasure;
WEALTH enough to support your needs;
STRENGTH enough to battle with difficulties and forsake them;
GRACE enough to confess your sins and overcome them;
PATIENCE enough to toil until some good is accomplished;
CHARITY enough to see some good in your neighbor;
LOVE enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others;
FAITH enough to make real the things of God;
HOPE enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence of a high,
simple and useful life.
- Booker T. Washington

The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool.
- Stephen King

Always desire to learn something useful.
- Sophocles

Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

Religion is regarded by the common people as true,
by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

In computing, turning the obvious into the useful is
a living definition of the word "frustration".
- Alan Perlis

New technology is useful, but it's inefficient and ugly;
it knows it'll be obsolete by lunchtime tomorrow,
so it has no incentive to be anything else.
- Tom Holt

At risk of sounding foully pompous I think that writers'
groups are probably very useful at the beginning of a writing career.
- Bernard Cornwell

Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror
is useful to a blind person.
- Chanakya

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

When one cannot appraise out of one's own experience,
the temptation to blunder is minimized,
but even when one can, appraisal seems chiefly useful
as appraisal of the appraiser.
- Marianne Moore

Habits in writing as in life are only useful if they
are broken as soon as they cease to be advantageous.
- W. Somerset Maugham

They made a shrewd guess that I could give them some useful information,
and they were the first to meet me.
Some one said they came to arrest me,
and - well, let it go at that.
- Joshua Slocum

We have to do with the past only as we can make it
useful to the present and the future.
- Frederick Douglass

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.
- Cory Doctorow

Every combination of two or more human beings has both
a useful aspect and a political aspect.
- Robert Shea

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

The distinction between children and adults,
while probably useful for some purposes,
is at bottom a specious one, I feel.
There are only individual egos, crazy for love.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable,
but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
- George Bernard Shaw

The benefits of education and of useful knowledge,
generally diffused through a community,
are essential to the preservation of a free government.
- Sam Houston

A sense of duty is useful in work but offensive in personal relations.
People wish to be liked, not to be endured with patient resignation.
- Bertrand Russell

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

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

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

The hallway of every man's life is paced with pictures;
pictures gay and pictures gloomy,
all useful, for if we be wise, we can learn from them
a richer and braver way to live.
- Sean O'Casey

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

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.
- G. H. Hardy

Each individual fact, taken by itself,
can indeed arouse our curiosity or our astonishment,
or be useful to us in its practical applications.
- Hermann von Helmholtz

Not all lucid dreams are useful but they all have a
sense of wonder about them.
If you must sleep through a third of your life,
why should you sleep through your dreams,
too?
- Stephen LaBerge

Consult your friend on all things, especially on those which respect yourself.
His counsel may then be useful where your own self-love
might impair your judgment.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

I'd like to do a television show that is encouraging,
useful, and clean, and I'd like to go up against Entertainment Tonight and beat it.
- John Tesh

Meditation here may think down hours to moments.
Here the heart may give a useful lesson to the head
and learning wiser grow without his books.
- William Cowper

Men value things in three ways: as useful,
as pleasant or sources of pleasure, and as excellent,
or as intrinsically admirable or honorable.
- Mortimer Adler

A good book, in the language of the book-sellers,
is a salable one; in that of the curious,
a scarce one; in that of men of sense,
a useful and instructive one.
- Oswald Chambers

To reach something good it is very useful to have gone astray,
and thus acquire experience.
- Saint Teresa of Avila

Our duty is to be useful, not according to our desires
but according to our powers.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

The attention of a traveller, should be particularly turned,
in the first place, to the various works of Nature,
to mark the distinctions of the climates he may explore,
and to offer such useful observations on the different
productions as may occur.
- William Bartram

Acting has been very useful to me.
- Jane Asher

Absence is one of the most useful ingredients of family life,
and to dose it rightly is an art like any other.
- Freya Stark

Technology is a useful servant but a dangerous master.
- Christian Lous Lange

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.
- Edward de Bono

The government's position was that we have frigates
that have got a useful life until 2006.
There is no necessity for us to make final decisions until 2002.
- Jenny Shipley

A harmful truth is better than a useful lie.
- Thomas Mann

All these stories are grist to the mill of the government
because they build up a very useful war psychosis.
- Helen Suzman

Women of all classes are awakening to the necessity of self-support,
but few are willing to do the ordinary useful work
for which they are fitted.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

I do like to write nasty songs.
It's a useful weapon to have, and it's cathartic as well,
because I create art out of anger, something positive
out of something negative.
- Lisa Marie Presley

Most consequential choices involve shades of gray,
and some fog is often useful in getting things done.
- Timothy Geithner

If you aren't rich you should always look useful.
- Louis-Ferdinand Celine

Even during my youth, I can recall very few black people
living on any kind of public assistance.
People were working, doing some kind of job that was useful to the community.
- Ed Smith

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

Anyway, in my writing I've always been interested in finding places to stand,
and I've found it very useful to have a direct experience
of what I'm writing about.
- Michael Pollan

The destroyer Cork, like the useful hero for whom it is named,
will be game to the last.
- Josephus Daniels

Every hour of useful work is precious.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

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

Without reflection, we go blindly on our way,
creating more unintended consequences,
and failing to achieve anything useful.
- Margaret J. Wheatley

Autobiographies are only as useful
as the lives you read about and analyze
may suggest to you something that
you may find useful in your own journey through life.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Early on, it's good to develop the ability to write.
Learning to write is a useful exercise,
even if what you're writing about is not that relevant.
- Walter Gilbert

It is my fervent wish and my greatest ambition to leave
a work with a few useful instructions for the pianists after me.
- Franz Liszt


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