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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.
Criticism 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.
Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities (and the smallest minority on earth is the individual).
All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.
Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one's potential.
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
What we can or cannot do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.
It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see. The writer shakes up the familiar scene, and, as if by magic, we see a new meaning in it.
From the smallest necessity to the highest religious abstraction, from the wheel to the skyscraper, everything we are and everything we have comes from one attribute of man - the function of his reasoning mind.
I woke up one morning thinking about wolves and realized that wolf packs function as families. Everyone has a role, and if you act within the parameters of your role, the whole pack succeeds, and when that falls apart, so does the pack.
In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful, must also reflect decay. And unless it wants to break faith with its social function, art must show the world as changeable. And help to change it.
The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around.
Thomas A. Edison
I write in order to attain that feeling of tension relieved and function achieved which a cow enjoys on giving milk.
H. L. Mencken
The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.
The function of muscle is to pull and not to push, except in the case of the genitals and the tongue.
Leonardo da Vinci
Both free speech rights and property rights belong legally to individuals, but their real function is social, to benefit vast numbers of people who do not themselves exercise these rights.
The supreme function of reason is to show man that some things are beyond reason.
Happiness is a byproduct of function, purpose, and conflict; those who seek happiness for itself seek victory without war.
William S. Burroughs
The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Dynamism is a function of change.
The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.
John Kenneth Galbraith
Scientists now believe that the primary biological function of breasts is to make males stupid.
Form follows function - that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart.
Corrie Ten Boom
The poor don't know that their function in life is to exercise our generosity.
I should like to know what is the proper function of women, if it is not to make reasons for husbands to stay at home, and still stronger reasons for bachelors to go out.
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
The function of vice is to keep virtue within reasonable bounds.
It is the function of vice to keep virtue within reasonable bounds.
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