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
Fulfilling Functionality quotations
Minds are like parachutes. They only function when they are open.
When a silhouette or shape is as beautiful as it is functional and relevant, that's true luxury.
Form follows function - that has been misunderstood.
Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union.
Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius.
The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.
Life never stops. The torment of men will be eternal, unless the function of creating and acting and changing, living intensely through each day, be considered an eternal joy.
You’d be surprised at the things that look great on the outside but are dysfunctional on the inside. Be sure to function as good as you look
All parts of the body which have a function, if used in moderation and exercised in labors in which each is accustomed, become thereby healthy, well developed and age more slowly, but if unused they become liable to disease, defective in growth and age quickly.
To create architecture is to put in order. Put what in order? Function and objects.
We should learn from the snail: it has devised a home that is both exquisite and functional.
Your subconscious never sleeps. It is always on the job. It controls all your vital functions. Forgive yourself and every one else before you go to sleep, and healing will take place much more rapidly.
Cities must urge urban planners and architects to reinforce pedestrianism as an integrated city policy to develop lively, safe, sustainable and healthy cities. It is equally urgent to strengthen the social function of city space as a meeting place that contributes toward the aims of social sustainability and an open and democratic society.
The function of protecting and developing health must rank even above that of restoring it when it is impaired.
Mere access to the courthouse doors does not by itself assure a proper functioning of the adversary process.
No famine has ever taken place in the history of the world in a functioning democracy.
Don't be different just for different's sake.
If you see it differently, function that way. Follow your own muse, always.
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
The fusion (of economic functions) would compel nations to fuse their sovereignty into that of a single European State.
Childhood is a complex dialectical process characterized by periodicity, unevenness in the development of different functions, metamorphosis or qualitative transformation of one form into another, intertwining of external and internal factors, and adaptive processes which overcome impediments that the child encounters.
The unique function of the nurse is to assist the individual, sick or well, in the performance of those activities contributing to health or its recovery (or to peaceful death) that he would perform unaided if he had the necessary strength, will or knowledge. And to do this in such a way as to help him gain independence as rapidly as possible.
Design must be functional and functionality must be translated into visual aesthetics, without any reliance on gimmicks that have to be explained.
I believe that mathematical reality lies outside us, that our function is to discover or observe it, and that the theorems which we prove, and which we describe grandiloquently as our "creations," are simply the notes of our observations.
If you don't uphold your legal responsibility to enforce the First Amendment, to provide speakers with platforms and audiences with safe, the ability to listen to speakers of all different kinds, agnostic ideology, if you don't do that as a university, you are not performing your essential function.
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.
The function of freedom is to free someone else.
In a recent interview, General Norman Schwartzkof was asked if he thought there was room for forgiveness toward the people who have harboured and abetted the terrorists who perpetrated the 9/11 attacks on America. His answer..."I believe that forgiving them is God's function. Our job is simply to arrange the meeting.
The plant never lapses into mere arid functionalism;
it fashions and shapes according to logic and suitability, and with its primeval force compels everything to attain the highest artistic form.
Design is not about decorating functional forms - it is about creating forms that accord with the character of the object and that show new technologies to advantage.
There is no such thing as race. None. There is just a human race - scientifically, anthropologically. Racism is a construct, a social construct... it has a social function, racism.
We repeat again: strength of character does not consist solely in having powerful feelings, but in maintaining one’s balance in spite of them. Even with the violence of emotion, judgment and principle must still function like a ship’s compass, which records the slightest variations however rough the sea.
A society becomes totalitarian when its structure becomes flagrantly artificial: that is, when its ruling class has lost its function but succeeds in clinging to power by force or fraud.
Mastery is not a function of genius or talent.
It is a function of time and intense focus applied to a particular field of knowledge.
Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open.
Permaculture is a philosophy of working with, rather than against nature;
of protracted and thoughtful observation rather than protracted and thoughtless labor; and of looking at plants and animals in all their functions, rather than treating any area as a single product system
I believe that the unity of mind and body is an objective reality.
They are not just parts somehow related to each other, but an inseparable whole while functioning. A brain without a body could not think.
Greatness is not a function of circumstance.
Greatness, it turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice, and discipline.