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Quotes about Function

Let these Function quotes help you to let go of your troubles and move on to a joyful and inspiring life.

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Affirmations Values Live-By Self-Esteem

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

Happiness is a function of accepting what is.
- Werner Erhard

The function of prayer is not to influence God,
but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.
- Soren Kierkegaard

 

To transform breakdowns into breakthroughs
is the whole function of a master.
- Osho

What exactly is the function of a rubber duck?
- the movie Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary.
It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body.
It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.
- Winston Churchill


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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

This I conceive to be the chemical function of humor:
to change the character of our thought.
- Lin Yutang

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 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.

In any architecture, there is an equity between the
pragmatic function and the symbolic function.
- Michael Graves

The movies we love and admire are to some extent a
function of who we are when we see them.
- Mary Schmich

Form follows function - that has been misunderstood.
Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Form follows function.
- Louis Sullivan

The function of the press in society is to inform,
but its role in society is to make money.
- A. J. Liebling

The poor don't know that their function in life is
to exercise our generosity.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

To make us feel small in the right way is a function of art;
men can only make us feel small in the wrong way.
- E. M. Forster

Music's staying power is a function of how timeless the lyrics,
song and production are.
- Gary Wright

It is function of government to invent philosophies
to explain the demands of its own convenience.
- Murray Kempton

I would rather be ashes than dust!
I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze
than it should be stifled by dry rot.
I would rather be a superb meteor,
every atom of me in magnificent glow,
than a sleepy and permanent planet.
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

This House cannot function without an open,
accountable, and independent ethics process;
and the molestation of that process by the majority
is an abuse of power that cannot stand.
- Louise Slaughter

The especial genius of women I believe to be electrical in movement,
intuitive in function, spiritual in tendency.
- Margaret Fuller

To look backward for a while is to refresh the eye,
to restore it, and to render it the more fit for its
prime function of looking forward.
- Margaret Fairless Barber

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

Destroying is a necessary function in life.
Everything has its season, and all things eventually
lose their effectiveness and die.
- Margaret J. Wheatley

I believe the true function of age is memory.
I'm recording as fast as I can.
- Rita Mae Brown

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

I write in order to attain that feeling of tension
relieved and function achieved which a cow enjoys on giving milk.
- H. L. Mencken

The function of muscle is to pull and not to push,
except in the case of the genitals and the tongue.
- Leonardo da Vinci

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

Of all the inhabitants of the inferno,
none but Lucifer knows that hell is hell,
and the secret function of purgatory is to make of
heaven an effective reality.
- Arnold Bennett

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

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

I know I stand visibly onstage, but my function is still unseen,
because I rarely see the immediate results of what
I am saying or doing or writing.
- Larry Norman

There was a whole language that I could never make
function for myself in relationship to painting and
that was attitudes like tortured,
struggle, pain.
- Robert Rauschenberg

B is for Breasts Of which ladies have two;
Once prized for the function,
Now for the view.
- Robert Paul Smith

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

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

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

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

The more books we read, the clearer it becomes that
the true function of a writer is to produce a masterpiece
and that no other task is of any consequence.
- Cyril Connolly

The function of the politician, therefore,
is one of continuous watchfulness and activity,
and he must have intimate knowledge of details if he
would work out grand results.
- John George Nicolay

The function of a citizen and a soldier are inseparable.
- Benito Mussolini

The highest function of love is that it makes the loved
one a unique and irreplacable being.
- Tom Robbins

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

I had a lot of trouble with engineers,
because their whole background is learning from a functional point of view,
and then learning how to perform that function.
- Brian Eno

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

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

I don't think it's the function of Congress to function well.
It should drag its heels on the way to decision.
- Barber B. Conable, Jr.

Recognition of function always precedes recognition of being.
- Rita Mae Brown

Form and function are a unity, two sides of one coin.
In order to enhance function, appropriate form must exist or be created.
- Ida P. Rolf

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

The most important function of a bibliographic entry
is to help the reader obtain a copy of the cited work.
- Daniel J. Bernstein

But which is the State's essential function,
aggression or defence, few seem to know or care.
- Benjamin Tucker

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

There is a role and function for beauty in our time.
- Tadao Ando

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

A child's learning is a function more of the characteristics
of his classmates than those of the teacher.
- James S. Coleman

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

The regulation of medicine has been a State function.
- Barney Frank

The bass player's function, along with the drums,
is to be the engine that drives the car...
everything else is merely colours.
- Suzi Quatro

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

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

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

Science has fulfilled her function when she has ascertained and enunciated truth.
- Thomas Huxley

AN INSPIRED LIFE: I HAVE A CHOICE
My key to living an inspired life involves
Embracing my history,
Understanding the function of expectations
and gently learning to have none;
Recognizing the power of attentive and conscious choices.
In all circumstances I acknowledge this,
IN ALL THINGS AND ALL WAYS, I HAVE CHOICE.
My choice resides in my perspective.
While I certainly do not control climate
and markets and roadways and others,
I do control myself and my response
to all those circumstances. I do indeed.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

Today the function of the artist is to bring imagination
to science and science to imagination,
where they meet, in the myth.
- Cyril Connolly

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

If God be God and man a creature made in image of the divine intelligence,
his noblest function is the search for truth.
- Morris West


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