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Motivational Function Quotes

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

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


 

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

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

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


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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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

The ultimate function of prophecy is not to tell the future,
but to make it.
Your successful past will block your visions of the future.
- Joel A. Barker

The secret of life is to have no fear;
it's the only way to function.
- Stokely Carmichael

Healthful whole foods improve our brain function as well.
- Marilu Henner

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

We Chileans have to be able to understand that in a
democracy institutions must function freely and with sovereignty.
- Ricardo Lagos

Socialism, on the contrary, extends its function to
the description of society as it should be,
and the discovery of the means of making it what it should be.
- Benjamin Tucker

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

The chief function of the city is to convert power into form,
energy into culture, dead matter into the living symbols of art,
biological reproduction into social creativity.
- Lewis Mumford

The essential function of art is moral.
But a passionate, implicit morality,
not didactic.
A morality which changes the blood, rather than the mind.
- David Herbert Lawrence

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

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

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

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

The smaller the function, the greater the management.
- C. Northcote Parkinson

Fear of serious injury alone cannot justify oppression
of free speech and assembly.
Men feared witches and burnt women.
It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears.
- Louis D. Brandeis

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

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

What we can or cannot do, what we consider possible or impossible,
is rarely a function of our true capability.
It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.
- Tony Robbins

Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius.
- An Wang

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

The one function that TV news performs very well is
that when there is no news we give it to you with the
same emphasis as if it were.
- David Brinkley

In constant pursuit of money to finance campaigns,
the political system is simply unable to function.
Its deliberative powers are paralyzed.
- John Rawls

Never trust the artist.
Trust the tale.
The proper function of the critic is to save the tale
from the artist who created it.
- David Herbert Lawrence

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

Maybe it's the music that enables them to function like that,
to always take everything as it comes and never complain about the misery,
hardship or injustice.
- Wim Wenders

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

I will try to account for the degree of my aesthetic emotion.
That, I conceive, is the function of the critic.
- Clive Bell

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

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

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

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

The engineer, and more generally the designer,
is concerned with how things ought to be -
how they ought to be in order to attain goals,
and to function.
- Herbert Simon

If consciousness can function independently of the
body during one's lifetime,
it could be able to do the same after death.
- Stanislav Grof

Government has a legitimate function,
but the private sector has one too, and it is superior.
In other words, people are better than institutions.
- Cal Thomas

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

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

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

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

I should like to know what is the proper function of women,
if it is not to make reasons for husbands to stay at home,
and still stronger reasons for bachelors to go out.
- George Eliot

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

The first function of a book review should be,
I believe, to give some idea of the contents and character of the book.
- Walter Kaufmann

The primary function of a theater is not to please itself,
or even to please its audience.
It is to serve talent.
- Robert Brustein

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

The true function of a writer is to produce a masterpiece
and no other task is of any consequence.
- Cyril Connolly

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

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

Know the function of a fuse box and the appearance
of a tripped circuit breaker.
- Marilyn vos Savant

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

It is not the function of the government to keep the
citizen from falling into error;
it is the function of the citizen to keep the government from falling into error.
- Robert Jackson


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