Quotes with function
The essential function of the universe, which is a machine for making gods
It is the historian’s function, not to make us clever for the next time, but to make us wise forever.
To enable man to understand the society of the past and to increase his mastery over the society of the present is the dual function of history.
What is History?, 1962
There is enormous inertia -- a tyranny of the status quo -- in private and especially governmental arrangements. Only a crisis -- actual or perceived -- produces real change. When that crisis occurs, the actions that are taken depend on the ideas that are lying around. That, I believe, is our basic function: to develop alternatives to existing policies, to keep them alive and available until the politically impossible becomes politically inevitable.
Capitalism and Freedom (1962)
The function of the lawyer is to preserve a sceptical relativism in a society hell-bent for absolutes. The worse the society, the more law there will be. In Hell there will be nothing but law and due process will be meticulously observed.
The Ages of American Law (1977)
The function of the lawyer is to preserve a skeptical relativism in a society hell-bent for absolutes. The worse the society, the more law there will be. In Hell there will be nothing but law and due process will be meticulously observed.
The Ages of American Law (1977)
Success is a function of persistence and doggedness and the willingness to work hard for twenty-two minutes to make sense of something that most people would give up on after thirty seconds.
Outliers: The Story of Success
The general function of dreams is to try to restore our psychological balance by producing dream material that re-establishes, in a subtle way, the total psychic equilibrium.
Man and His Symbols
Between two products equal in price, function and quality, the one with the most attractive exterior will win.
It would seem that more than function itself, simplicity is the deciding factor in the aesthetic equation. One might call the process beauty through function and simplification.
Your DNA structure is designed so the choice to function in love is the only choice that brings you fulfillment. Stress is inner biofeedback, signaling you that frequencies are fighting within your system. The purpose of stress isn't to hurt you, but to let you know it's time to go back to the heart and start loving.
The Hidden Power of the Heart
The Government should assume the function of economic regulation only as a last resort, to be tried only when private initiative, inspired by high responsibility, with such assistance and balance as Government can give, has finally failed.
Commonwealth Club Address, San Francisco, CA on September 23, 1932
Working women have the same need to protection that working men have; the ballot is as necessary for one class as to the other; we do not believe that with the two sexes there is identity of function; but we do believe there should be equality of right.
Speech, National Convention of the Progressive Party, Chicago, IL, August 6, 1912
Criticism is necessary and useful; it is often indispensable; but it can never take the place of action, or be even a poor substitute for it. The function of the mere critic is of very subordinate usefulness. It is the doer of deeds who actually counts in the battle for life, and not the man who looks on and says how the fight ought to be fought, without himself sharing the stress and the danger.
The poor don't know that their function in life is to exercise our generosity.
It is not the function of the State to make men happy. They must make themselves happy in their own way, and at their own risk. The functions of the State lie entirely in the conditions or chances under which the pursuit of happiness is carried on.
The function of history...is to describe and make understandable the forces which have shaped the destiny of man and brought him to the present time equipped as he now is with these ideas and institutions.
History...is not [merely] the past. It is an intellectual process...[the function of which is] to cleanse the story of mankind from the deceiving visions of [a] purposeful past.
There's an evolutionary imperative why we give a crap about our family and friends. And there's an evolutionary imperative why we don't give a crap about anybody else. If we loved all people indiscriminately, we couldn't function.
House, TB or Not TB. By Dr. Gregory House.