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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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Form follows function.
- Louis Sullivan

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

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

It's the publicity function of Amnesty that I think
has made its name so widely known,
not only to readers in the world, but to governments -
and that's what matters.
- Peter Benenson

Virtue is simply happiness, and happiness is a by-product of function.
You are happy when you are functioning.
- William Burroughs

Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can
function regardless of the temperature of the heart.
- Corrie Ten Boom

The model should only serve the very private function
for the painter of providing the starting point for his excitement.
- Lucian Freud

Until and unless we could disband these militias,
this country won't be able to function properly.
- Adnan Pachachi

America should function as a Christian nation.
- Randall Terry

Scientists now believe that the primary biological
function of breasts is to make males stupid.
- Dave Barry

It is the function of art to renew our perception.
What we are familiar with we cease to see.
The writer shakes up the familiar scene,
and, as if by magic, we see a new meaning in it.
- Anais Nin

Choose the whole of your environment, things and events,
based upon the value, meaning and function they hold.
Do not allow obligation or immediacy
to bind you to physical things or specific actions.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

The most important function of the university in an
age of reason is to protect reason from itself.
- Allan Bloom

It is the function of creative man to perceive and
to connect the seemingly unconnected.
- William Plomer

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

Advertising is the modern substitute for argument;
its function is to make the worse appear the better.
- George Santayana

The defense of our democracy against the forces that
threaten it from without has made some of its failures
to function at home glaringly apparent.
- Wendell Willkie

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

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

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

I'm a storyteller - that's the chief function of a director.
And they're moving pictures, let's make 'em move!
- Howard Hawks

Tolerance - the function of an extinguished ardor -
tolerance cannot seduce the young.
- Emile M. Cioran

My function at Verve was that of a genuine producer
in artists and repertoire.
- Norman Granz

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

No one, however powerful and successful,
can function as an adult if his parents are not satisfied with him.
- Frank Pittman

There has been a strong tradition in this country that
it is not the function of the military to educate the
public on political issues.
- J. William Fulbright

I dislike literary jargon and never use it.
Criticism has only one function and that is to help
readers read and understand literature.
It is not a science, it is an aid to art.
- Anne Stevenson

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

It does not seem that the contradiction which exists
between the aristocratic function of art and the democratic
structure of modern society can ever be resolved.
- Herbert Read

To create architecture is to put in order.
Put what in order? Function and objects.
- Le Corbusier

My function is, as objectively and accurately as I can,
to present reality to people out there,
and doing that as quickly as we do is quite difficult enough,
thank you.
- Ted Koppel

The body is an instrument, the mind its function,
the witness and reward of its operation.
- George Santayana

The only function of economic forecasting is to make
astrology look respectable.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

Happiness is a byproduct of function,
purpose, and conflict; those who seek happiness for
itself seek victory without war.
- William S. Burroughs

He was very much concerned with logic and function,
he always worked his solos out before playing them.
- Jamie Muir

The function of posterity is to look after itself.
- Dylan Thomas

The function of Theology? The recitation of the incomprehensible
by the unspeakable to pick the pockets of the unthinking.
- Robert Anton Wilson

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.

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

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

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

But one way or another, judges perform a very vital function in our society.
They have a risky job and they are entitled to security.
- Arlen Spector

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

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

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 function of intellect is to provide a means of
modifying our reactions to the circumstances of life,
so that we may secure pleasure, the symptom of welfare.
- Edward Thorndike

Machines built by human beings they will function correctly
if we provide them with a very specific environment.
But if that environment is changed, they won't function at all.
- Ralph Merkle

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

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

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

The great function of poetry is to give back to us
the situations of our dreams.
- Gaston Bachelard


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