Nothing can have value without being an object of utility.
— Karl Marx

Anything that won't sell, I don't want to invent. Its sale is proof of utility, and utility is success.
Thomas A. Edison utility quote

Utility is the great idol of the age, to which all powers must do service and all talents swear allegiance.
— Friedrich von Schiller

Today the tyrant rules not by club or fist, but, disguised as a market researcher, he shepherds his flocks in the ways of utility and comfort.
— Marshall McLuhan

Utility is our national shibboleth: the savior of the American businessman is fact and his uterine half-brother, statistics.
— Edward Dahlberg