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    Minds are like parachutes. They only function when they are open. ⏤ James Dewar


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    Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius. ⏤ An Wang


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The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.

Ralph Nader

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.

Winston Churchill

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

The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around

Thomas A. Edison

Morality and its victim, the mother - what a terrible picture! Is there indeed anything more terrible, more criminal, than our glorified sacred function of motherhood?

Emma Goldman

I'm a storyteller - that's the chief function of a director. And they're moving pictures, let's make 'em move!

Howard Hawks

My function in life is not to be a politician in Parliament: it is to get something done.

Bernadette Devlin

A snowball is simple, direct and familiar to most of us. I use this simplicity as a container for feelings and ideas that function on many levels.

Andy Goldsworthy

A nation that forgets its past can function no better than an individual with amnesia.

David McCullough

In the old days when people invented a new function they had something useful in mind.

Henri Poincare

Maybe it's the music that enables them to function like that, to always take everything as it comes and never complain about the misery, hardship or injustice.

Wim Wenders

In virtually every organization, regardless of mission and function, people are frustrated by problems that seem unsolvable.

Margaret J. Wheatley

The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Never trust the artist. Trust the tale. The proper function of a critic is to save the tale from the artist who created it.

D. H. Lawrence

Women are always complaining about men's fascination with breasts. But what if men were absolutely indifferent to breasts? What would women do then with these things that serve one function once or twice in a lifetime, and the rest of the time are just in the way?

Jonathan Carroll

The function of a genius is not to give new answers, but to pose new questions which time and mediocrity can resolve.

Hugh Trevor-Roper

Fear of serious injury alone cannot justify oppression of free speech and assembly. Men feared witches and burnt women. It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears.

Louis D. Brandeis

The ill effects of thought come about when we forget that thought is a function of our consciousness... an ability that we as human beings have. We are the producers of our own thinking.

Richard Carlson

The true function of philosophy is to educate us in the principles of reasoning and not to put an end to further reasoning by the introduction of fixed conclusions.

George Henry Lewes

All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Healthful whole foods improve our brain function as well.

Marilu Henner

Sex is a natural function. You can't make it happen, but you can teach people to let it happen.

William Masters

The true function of a writer is to produce a masterpiece and no other task is of any consequence.

Cyril Connolly

The smaller the function, the greater the management.

C. Northcote Parkinson

Government is operated by deeply embedded, hopelessly entangled bureaus where nothing is accomplished because the function of the bureau is to intercept every living idea and smother it.

Gerry Spence

The function of the law is not to provide justice or to preserve freedom. The function of the law is to keep those who hold power, in power.

Gerry Spence

Play is a uniquely adaptive act, not subordinate to some other adaptive act, but with a special function of its own in human experience.

Johan Huizinga

There has been a strong tradition in this country that it is not the function of the military to educate the public on political issues.

J. William Fulbright

The female format is a beautiful one in which to function. Foolhardy as it may be. I change my image all the time, it's whatever suits me at the moment.

Lydia Lunch

I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.

Ralph Nader

I think the first things that are relevant are that things should work well; they should function.

Sir Robin Day

It is the function of science to discover the existence of a general reign of order in nature and to find the causes governing this order. And this refers in equal measure to the relations of man - social and political - and to the entire universe as a whole.

Dmitri Mendeleev

To take an analogy: if we say that a democratic government is the best kind of government, we mean that it most completely fulfills the highest function of a government - the realisation of the will of the people.

John Drinkwater

The model should only serve the very private function for the painter of providing the starting point for his excitement.

Lucian Freud

When do you know you're insane? And when do you known you're sane? I think I treat a fine line between the two. It's a battle to function, but somehow I manage.

Siobhan Fahey

Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open.

James Dewar

Osama bin Laden, the person, more likely serves the function of a stand-in. Compare the new terrorists with partisans or conventional terrorists in Israel. These people often fight in a decentralized manner in small, autonomous units, too.

Jurgen Habermas

The Mirror Stage as formative in the function of the I as revealed in psychoanalytic experience.

Jacques Lacan

This means that the only function of nuclear weapons, while they exist, is to deter a nuclear attack.

Joseph Rotblat

A corporation is organized as a system - it has this department, that department, that department... they don't have any meaning separately; they only can function together. And also the body is a system. Society is a system in some sense. And so on.

David Bohm

This kind of overall way of thinking is not only a fertile source of new theoretical ideas: it is needed for the human mind to function in a generally harmonious way, which could in turn help to make possible an orderly and stable society.

David Bohm

My function at Verve was that of a genuine producer in artists and repertoire.

Norman Granz

America should function as a Christian nation.

Randall Terry

Every legend, moreover, contains its residuum of truth, and the root function of language is to control the universe by describing it.

James Baldwin

Rhetoric may be defined as the faculty of observing in any given case the available means of persuasion. This is not a function of any other art.

Aristotle

The supreme function of reason is to show man that some things are beyond reason.

Blaise Pascal

The professed function of the nuclear weapons on each side is to prevent the other side from using their nuclear weapons. If that's all it is, then we've gotta as: how many nuclear weapons do you need to do that?

Carl Sagan

Dynamism is a function of change.

Hillary Clinton

The function of the artist is to invent, not to chronicle.

Oscar Wilde

Success is not a function of the size of your title but the richness of your contribution.

Robin S. Sharma

It is the function of vice to keep virtue within reasonable bounds.

Samuel Butler

Yet I've discovered that how I look is not a function of anything as ephemeral as my hair.

Judith Light

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

We are similar to a museum. My function is to present old masterpieces in modern frames.

Rudolf Bing

The aim of all commentary on art now should be to make works of art - and, by analogy, our own experience - more, rather than less, real to us. The function of criticism should be to show how it is what it is, even that it is what it is, rather than to show what it means.

Susan Sontag

Who ever said that pleasure wasn't functional?

Charles Eames

But one way or another, judges perform a very vital function in our society. They have a risky job and they are entitled to security.

Arlen Specter

I will try to account for the degree of my aesthetic emotion. That, I conceive, is the function of the critic.

Clive Bell

It's the publicity function of Amnesty that I think has made its name so widely known, not only to readers in the world, but to governments - and that's what matters.

Peter Benenson

The engineer, and more generally the designer, is concerned with how things ought to be - how they ought to be in order to attain goals, and to function.

Herbert Simon

The function of the novelist... is to comment upon life as he sees it.

Frank Norris

Men seek for vocabularies that are reflections of reality. To this end, they must develop vocabularies that are selections of reality. And any selection of reality must, in certain circumstances, function as a deflection of reality.

Kenneth Burke

The vast majority of politicians think they are functioning on high principle.

George E. Brown, Jr.

It is not the function of the 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

We function in a pack mentality. This is our tribe. And this is how we are exploited - sold a bill of goods and a household of products.

Joey Skaggs

I certainly respect privacy and privacy rights. But on the other hand, the first function of government is to guarantee the security of all the people.

Phil Crane

Today, education is perhaps the most important function of state and local governments.

Bobby Scott

Workers do not strike every day, they cannot do that the way they function in the capitalist economy. The way they have to live by selling their labor power makes that impossible.

Ernest Mandel

My father taught me Basic and rudimentary C, I learned everything else on my own, including studying computational complexity on my own. That's more a function of my age than anything else though - back when I was in school there were hardly any programming classes.

Bram Cohen

The lesion is in the area of my brain that is responsible for motor function, so I have continual chronic pain in my left arm from elbow to fingertips and the right side of my body from my ear to my breast area.

Karen Duffy

I'm learning to play by the rules. I sort of hate to think of it that way, but that's how it is. I'm really learning to function out there and in such a way that I don't need to drink.

Dana Plato

To me, such functions are like supermarket openings.

Norton Simon

Negro banks, as a rule, have failed because the people, taught that their own pioneers in business cannot function in this sphere, withdrew their deposits.

Carter G. Woodson

So everybody has some information. The function of the markets is to aggregate that information, evaluate it, and get it incorporated into prices.

Merton Miller

He has a method that likens the musician to an athlete, so I do physical exercises designed to keep a musician in shape in order to perform the function, which is to play music.

Herb Alpert

In the 1980s, there were occasions when it made sense to say, 'it is too difficult to maximize the likelihood function, and besides if we do, it will blow our model out of the water.'

Thomas J. Sargent

The first and most optimistic response was complete rational expectations econometrics. A rational expectations equilibrium is a likelihood function. Maximize it.

Thomas J. Sargent

The former conviction that these two kingdoms were wholly different in structure, in function, and in kind of life, was not seriously disturbed by the difficulties which the naturalist encountered when he undertook to define them.

Asa Gray

I had a very bad torn groin, my abdomen right through my legs. I was finding it really hard to get in the ring and run around and function at a decent rate. Then they had the idea that it might be better to do a retirement thing.

Owen Hart

To say that mind is a product or function of protoplasm, or of its molecular changes, is to use words to which we can attach no clear conception.

Alfred Russel Wallace

The regulation of medicine has been a State function.

Barney Frank

The function of intellect is to provide a means of modifying our reactions to the circumstances of life, so that we may secure pleasure, the symptom of welfare.

Edward Thorndike

My job is to help the functioning of the story, not to draw attention to myself, but to make my characters function within the story, to work for the benefit of the story, to make the whole thing work.

Jeffrey Jones

By irreducibly complex I mean a single system composed of several well-matched, interacting parts that contribute to the basic function, wherein the removal of any one of the parts causes the system to effectively cease functioning.

Michael Behe

In Darwin's time all of biology was a black box: not only the cell, or the eye, or digestion, or immunity, but every biological structure and function because, ultimately, no one could explain how biological processes occurred.

Michael Behe

In order to say that some function is understood, every relevant step in the process must be elucidated.

Michael Behe

Since natural selection requires a function to select, an irreducibly complex biological system, if there is such a thing, would have to arise as an integrated unit for natural selection to have anything to act on.

Michael Behe

He was very much concerned with logic and function, he always worked his solos out before playing them.

Jamie Muir

Banal words function as a feeble phenomena that fall into their own mental bogs of meaning.

Robert Smithson

To liberate words means first to shatter their function as vehicles of idea, memory, hope, or regret.

Thomas Harrison

I believe that the Apple Shuffle is an excellent compromise among the conflicting requirements of simplicity, elegance, size, battery life, and function.

Donald Norman

It does not seem that the contradiction which exists between the aristocratic function of art and the democratic structure of modern society can ever be resolved.

Herbert Read

These groups within a society can he distinguished according as to whether, like an army or an orchestra, they function as a single body; or whether they are united merely to defend their common interests and otherwise function as separate individuals.

Herbert Read

It's just that, when the orchestra look at me, I want them to see a completely involved person who reflects what we rehearsed, and whose function is to make it possible for them to do it.

James Levine

Does it follow that the house has nothing in common with art and is architecture not to be included in the arts? Only a very small part of architecture belongs to art: the tomb and the monument. Everything else that fulfils a function is to be excluded from the domain of art.

Adolf Loos

What the Who is all about is exactly that and it always has been. If it exists today for this concert, it's in response again to a function which is happening out there on the street.

Pete Townshend

I didn't know my mother had it. I think a lot of women don't know their mothers had it; that's the sad thing about depression. You know, you don't function anymore. You shut down. You feel like you are in a void.

Marie Osmond

When you try to find funding for a VVA function, it doesn't seem like it's any trouble at all. People come out of the woodwork with their money to help out because we went over and fought a war.

R. Lee Ermey

I hope before I am getting too old and when my mind is still functioning, I can tell some better stories.

Zhang Yimou

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