quote by Charles Dickens

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else.

— Charles Dickens

Colorful Uselessness quotations

The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people.

Uselessness quote Regret is useless in life. It's in the past. All we have is now.
Regret is useless in life. It's in the past. All we have is now.

I can concede that the government has no knowledge of the people, but I believe the people know less of the government. There are useless officials, evil, if you like, but there are also good ones, and these are not able to accomplish anything because they encounter an inert mass, the population that takes little part in matters that concern them.

Uselessness quote Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean its use
Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean its useless.
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The exclusion of the weak and insignificant, the seemingly useless people, from a Christian community may actually mean the exclusion of Christ; in the poor brother Christ is knocking at the door.

Without knowledge action is useless and knowledge without action is futile.

When once a Republic is corrupted, there is no possibility of remedying any of the growing evils but by removing the corruption and restoring its lost principles; every other correction is either useless or a new evil.

Uselessness quote The eyes are useless when the mind is blind.
The eyes are useless when the mind is blind.
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I will not stop. I will not slow down. I will not pull over to ask for directions. I will build the road that takes me where I want to be and I will drive, drive, drive. I will drive until the vehicle around me breaks down, falls apart and tumbles into useless debris... and then I will walk.

Education is useless without the Bible.

The Bible was America's basic text book in all fields. God's Word, contained in the Bible, has furnished all necessary rules to direct our conduct.

I cannot think that we are useless or God would not have created us.

There is one God looking down on us all. We are all the children of one God. The sun, the darkness, the winds are all listening to what we have to say.

Uselessness quote The eyes are useless when the mind is blind.
The eyes are useless when the mind is blind.

Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.

Once a kata has been learned, it must be practised repeatedly until it can be applied in an emergency, for knowledge of just the sequence of a kata in karate is useless.

Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless.

Uselessness quote The eyes are useless when the mind is blind...
The eyes are useless when the mind is blind...
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The world needed more fireworks- especially now that there was going to be a shortage of beautiful, useless things.

Do not encumber your mind with useless thoughts.

What good does it do to brood on the past or anticipate the future? Remain in the simplicity of the present moment.

There's something to be said for useless days.

You know, those days when you have nothing to do and all day to do it ... Trust me, a beach and a bottomless drink may not cure the world's problems but it can really get your head in the right place. Those are my favorite kind of days.

Uselessness quote The eyes are useless when the mind is blind...
The eyes are useless when the mind is blind...
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A computer is like air conditioning - it becomes useless when you open Windows

Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless;

peacocks and lilies, for instance.

Attack anything that makes you feel unworthy, inadequate, hopeless, powerless and useless. That is the evidence of the enemy. All those things need to be attacked with joy, with peace, with love and grace, with mercy, with kindness and the goodness of God.

Uselessness quote The eyes are useless when the mind is blind.
The eyes are useless when the mind is blind.
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Learning is not virtue but the means to bring us an acquaintance with it.

Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful. Let these be your motives to action through life, the relief of the distressed, the detection of frauds, the defeat of oppression, and diffusion of happiness.

All outward forms of religion are almost useless, and are the causes of endless strife. Believe there is a great power silently working all things for good, behave yourself and never mind the rest.

One useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three is a Congress.

The more we understand what is happening in the world, the more frustrated we often become, for our knowledge leads to feelings of powerlessness. We feel that we are living in a world in which the citizen has become a mere spectator or a forced actor, and that our personal experience is politically useless and our political will a minor illusion.

Activism is a way for useless people to feel important, even if the consequences of their activism are counterproductive for those they claim to be helping and damaging to the fabric of society as a whole.

Men are of three different capacities: one understands intuitively;

another understands so far as it is explained; and a third understands neither of himself nor by explanation. The first is excellent, the second, commendable, and the third, altogether useless.

There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.

What horrifies me most is the idea of being useless: well-educated, brilliantly promising, and fading out into an indifferent middle age.

The wisdom acquired with the passage of time is a useless gift unless you share it.

Knowing the Truth is Fairly Useless. Feeling it is Profound. Living it Makes All the Difference.

Those who live by mystery & charlatanerie, fearing you would render them useless by simplifying the Christian philosophy - the most sublime and benevolent, but most perverted system that ever shone on man - endeavored to crush your well-earned & well-deserved fame.

I considered the attacks on London useless, and I told the Fuhrer again and again that inasmuch as I knew the English people as well as I did my own people, I could never force them to their knees by attacking London. We might be able to subdue the Dutch people by such measures but not the British.

Do not be tempted to invest in a sample of each golfing invention as soon as it makes its appearance. If you do, you will only complicate and spoil your game - and encumber your locker with useless rubbish.

Blessed is the servant who loves his brother as much when he is sick and useless as when he is well and an be of service to him. And blessed is he who loves his brother as well when he is afar off as when he is by his side, and who would say nothing behind his back he might not, in love, say before his face.

Don't instill, or allow anybody else to instill into the hearts of your girls the idea that marriage is the chief end of life. If you do, don't be surprised if they get engaged to the first empty, useless fool they come across.

Useful men, who do useful things, don't mind being treated as useless.

But the useless always judge themselves as being important and hide all their incompetence behind authority.

There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.