„There is nothing quite so useless, as doing with great efficiency, something that should not be done at all.“

Változat: There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.

Utolsó frissítés 2021. november 2.. Történelem
Peter F. Drucker fénykép
Peter F. Drucker3
1909 - 2005

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Peter F. Drucker fénykép
Oscar Wilde fénykép

„All art is quite useless.“

—  Oscar Wilde, könyv The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray
Változat: All art is immoral.

Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay fénykép
Wilhelm Bittrich fénykép

„I once spent an hour and a half trying to explain a situation to "Sepp" Dietrich with the aid of a map. It was quite useless. He understood nothing at all.“

—  Wilhelm Bittrich German general 1894 - 1979

Quoted in "The Order of the Death's Head: The Story of Hitler's S.S." - Page 439 - by Heinz Höhne, R. Barry - 1969

Elon Musk fénykép

„There is nothing inherently expensive about rockets. It's just that those who have built and operated them in the past have done so with horrendously poor efficiency.“

—  Elon Musk South African-born American entrepreneur 1971

Conversation: Elon Musk on Wired Science (2007)
Változat: There is nothing inherently expensive about rockets. It's just that those who have built and operated them in the past have done so with horrendously poor efficiency.

Oscar Wilde fénykép
Benjamin Franklin fénykép
George Orwell fénykép

„It is a trade like any other; quite useless, of course — but, then, many reputable trades are quite useless.“

—  George Orwell, könyv Down and Out in Paris and London

Forrás: Down and out in Paris and London (1933), Ch. 31
Kontextus: Beggars do not work, it is said; but then, what is work? A navvy works by swinging a pick. An accountant works by adding up figures. A beggar works by standing out of doors in all weathers and getting varicose veins, bronchitis etc. It is a trade like any other; quite useless, of course — but, then, many reputable trades are quite useless. And as a social type a beggar compares well with scores of others. He is honest compared with the sellers of most patent medicines, high-minded compared with a Sunday newspaper proprietor, amiable compared with a hire-purchase tout-in short, a parasite, but a fairly harmless parasite. He seldom extracts more than a bare living from the community, and, what should justify him according to our ethical ideas, he pays for it over and over in suffering.

John Henry Newman fénykép

„Nothing would be done at all, if a man waited till he could do it so well, that no one could find fault with it.“

—  John Henry Newman English cleric and cardinal 1801 - 1890

Lecture IX
Lectures on the Present Position of Catholics in England (1851)

Christopher Hitchens fénykép
Tsunetomo Yamamoto fénykép
Samuel Butler fénykép

„Words are like money; there is nothing so useless, unless when in actual use.“

—  Samuel Butler novelist 1835 - 1902

Thought and Word, viii
The Note-Books of Samuel Butler (1912), Part VII - On the Making of Music, Pictures, and Books

Charles de Gaulle fénykép

„Nothing great is done without great men, and they are great because they wanted it.“

—  Charles de Gaulle eighteenth President of the French Republic 1890 - 1970

On ne fait rien de grand sans de grands hommes, et ceux-ci le sont pour l'avoir voulu.
in Vers l’armée de métier.
Writings

John R. Erickson fénykép
Woodrow Wilson fénykép

„Well, nothing was ever done so systematically as nothing is being done now.“

—  Woodrow Wilson American politician, 28th president of the United States (in office from 1913 to 1921) 1856 - 1924

Address to fleet officers (August 11, 1917), quoted in Joseph P. Tumulty, Woodrow Wilson As I Know Him (1921), p. 297 https://books.google.com/books?id=f3xw1nfcn14C&vq=%22Nothing%20was%20ever%22&pg=PA297#v=onepage&q&f=false
1910s

Michael Parenti fénykép
Glen Cook fénykép
Leslie Lamport fénykép

„With so many people doing so much writing, great writing is hard to find ... If you succeed in attaining a position that allows you to do something great, if you do something that really is great, and if you realize that it’s great, there’s still one more hurdle: You have to convince others that it’s great. This will require writing.“

—  Leslie Lamport American computer scientist 1941

As quoted in [Nathan, David E., Computer scientist Leslie Lamport to grads: If you can’t write, it won’t compute, https://www.brandeis.edu/now/2017/may/commencement-lamport.html, Brandeis University, 17 January 2020, May 21, 2017]

Thomas Edison fénykép

„Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless.“

—  Thomas Edison American inventor and businessman 1847 - 1931

As quoted in Artifacts : An Archaeologist's Year in Silicon Valley (2001) by Christine Finn. p. 90.
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