Utility Quotes

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John Steinbeck
“Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies for instance.”
John Steinbeck

Victor Hugo
“The beautiful is as useful as the useful." He added after a moment’s silence, "Perhaps more so.”
Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

N.K. Jemisin
“Being useful to others is not the same thing as being equal.”
N.K. Jemisin, The Obelisk Gate

Umberto Eco
“The order that our mind imagines is like a net, or like a ladder, built to attain something. But afterward you must throw the ladder away, because you discover that, even if it was useful, it was meaningless.”
Umberto Eco, The Name of the Rose

John Stuart Mill
“The creed which accepts as the foundation of morals, Utility, or the Greatest-Happiness Principle, holds that actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness, wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness. By happiness is intended pleasure, and the absence of pain; by unhappiness, pain, and the privation of pleasure.”
John Stuart Mill, Utilitarianism

Oscar Wilde
“We can forgive a man for making a useful thing as long as he does not admire it. The only excuse for making a useless thing is that one admires it intensely.

All art is quite useless.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Theodore Dalrymple
“[T]he scale of a man's evil is not entirely to be measured by its practical consequences. Men commit evil within the scope available to them.”
Theodore Dalrymple, Our Culture, What's Left of It: The Mandarins and the Masses

William H. Gass
“It is not a single cowardice that drives us into fiction's fantasies. We often fear that literature is a game we can't afford to play — the product of idleness and immoral ease. In the grip of that feeling it isn't life we pursue, but the point and purpose of life — its facility, its use.”
William H. Gass, Fiction and the Figures of Life

Ayn Rand
“She watched the tunnels as they flowed past: bare walls of concrete, a net of pipes and wires, a web of rails that went off into black holes where green and red lights hung as distant drops of color. There was nothing else to dilute it, so that one could admire naked purpose and the ingenuity that had achieved it.”
Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

“The ability to extract maximum value from resources while creating minimum waste is a profitable skill to have.”
Hendrith Vanlon Smith Jr, The Wealth Reference Guide: An American Classic

“Where utility ends and decoration begins is perfection.”
Jack Gardner, Words Are Not Things

Osho
“The stupid mind thinks only in terms of possession. The man of insight thinks of utility.”
Osho, Intuition: Knowing Beyond Logic

Steven Magee
“Utility workers are the laboratory rats of the 5G wireless radiation industry.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“Health and safety fraud is part of the toxic corporate culture in the USA.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“Your utility meters, smart televisions, cell phones, telephones, computers, credit cards, banks, and internet are all surveillance devices that are recording your activities and that information may be later used against you.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“Ignore me and we will have a problem.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“Illegal activities in the workplace are a feature of some of the biggest corporate names in the USA.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“I did not realize how corrupt the USA was until I started interacting with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regarding illegal activities.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“I knew I was a targeted individual when my home was illegally disconnected from the utility electrical system by the Sheriff.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“Witnessing the incompetence that was in the utility solar industry and is still present within the industry led me to the belief that the astronomy community must turn its views toward the environment that we are living in.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“How did the health and safety cover-up work out for you in the end?”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“The energy companies are burning and Venice is drowning.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“I refuse to be intimidated.”
Steven Magee

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“There is not necessarily a correlation between how much time or effort a thing demands and how important or useful it is.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“#Money should be equal to utility , not demand. The #utility is the factor that reduces the inflation of money and the #demand increases the inflation. The real name of utility is #wisdom see 911.bg. - - Petar Nikolov 1598.911.bg”
Petar Nikolov

Steven Magee
“Illegally disconnect my electricity and we will have a problem.”
Steven Magee

Virendra Dafane
“Don’t live a life based on utility. My value/salary or profit was X today, and I want X+Y next year. Live life to become more aware and to become more lively and to become happier.”
Virendra Dafane

Steven Magee
“You should be wary of workers that are committed to the toxic agenda of their company.”
Steven Magee

“Though designing the house in which modern rational choice/utility/decision theory would inhabit, it is not clear that Ramsey would have chosen to reside there himself. For one thing, while he provided a logic of decision, he did not think that all human action and decision should be crammed into the strictures of rational choice theory, as many economists and social scientists today seem to assume. In his 1928 work in economics, he would make it clear that choosing to maximize utility is a moral decision, one which puts utility before justice and equality.”
Cheryl Misak, Frank Ramsey: A Sheer Excess of Powers

Paul Valéry
“A simple statement is bound to be untrue. One that is not simple cannot be utilized.”
Paul Valéry, Analects.

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