65 Function Quotes On Success In Life

These function quotes will inspire you. Function, activity or purpose natural to or intended for a person or thing or work or operate in a proper or particular way.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging function quotes, function sayings, and function proverbs.

Best Function Quotes

  1. “The function of posterity is to look after itself.” ~ Dylan Thomas
  2. “There is a role and function for beauty in our time.” ~ Tadao Ando
  3. “The function of vice is to keep virtue within reasonable bounds.” ~ Samuel Butler
  4. “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

  5. “Know the function of a fuse box and the appearance of a tripped circuit breaker.” ~ Marilyn vos Savant
  6. “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
  7. “Form ever follows function.” ~ Louis Sullivan
  8. “The function of ignoring, of inattention, is as vital a factor in mental progress as the function of attention itself.” ~ William James

  9. “Science is intimately integrated with the whole social structure and cultural tradition. They mutually support one other-only in certain types of society can science flourish, and conversely without a continuous and healthy development and application of science such a society cannot function properly.” ~ Talcott Parsons
  10. “The most important function of the university in an age of reason is to protect reason from itself.” ~ Allan Bloom
  11. “Any translation which intends to perform a transmitting function cannot transmit anything but information-hence, something inessential. This is the hallmark of bad translations.” ~ Walter Benjamin
  12. “Virtue is simply happiness, and happiness is a by-product of function. You are happy when you are functioning.” ~ William S. Burroughs

  13. “Yet I’ve discovered that how I look is not a function of anything as ephemeral as my hair” ~ Judith Light
  14. “It is function of government to invent philosophies to explain the demands of its own convenience.” ~ Murray Kempton
  15. “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
  16. “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

  17. “The first function of poetry is to tell the truth, to learn how to do that, to find out what you really feel and what you really think” ~ June Jordan
  18. “Banal words function as a feeble phenomena that fall into their own mental bogs of meaning.” ~ Robert Smithson
  19. “The first and most optimistic response was complete rational expectations econometrics. A rational expectations equilibrium is a likelihood function. Maximize it.” ~ Thomas J. Sargent
  20. “Its 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 thats what matters.” ~ Peter Benenson

  21. “Sex is a natural function. You can’t make it happen, but you can teach people to let it happen.” ~ William H. Masters
  22. “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
  23. “It is a function of creative men to perceive the relations between thoughts, or things, or forms of expression that may seem utterly different, and to be able to combine them into some new form. Britten’s Nocturne, for example, which unifies musically a group of poems by different hands, is a notable example of his power to connect the seemingly unconnected.” ~ William Plomer
  24. “We function in a pack mentality. This is our tribe. And this is how we are exploited – sold a bill of goods and a household of products.” ~ Joey Skaggs

  25. “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
  26. “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
  27. “No one, however powerful and successful, can function as an adult if his parents are not satisfied with him.” ~ Frank Pittman
  28. “America should function as a Christian nation.” ~ Randall Terry

  29. “In virtually every organization, regardless of mission and function, people are frustrated by problems that seem unsolvable.” ~ Margaret J. Wheatley
  30. “Twenty million more have Chronic Kidney Disease, where patients experience a gradual deterioration of kidney function, the end result of which is kidney failure.” ~ Xavier Becerra
  31. “Jazz is a music of great achievements but speed and chops serve a different function in jazz.” ~ Marc Ribot
  32. “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

  33. “The function of sociology, as of every science, is to reveal that which is hidden.” ~ Pierre Bourdieu
  34. “The family has a social function and so it should be sustained.” ~ Rocco Buttiglione
  35. “I certainly respect privacy and privacy rights. But on the other hand, the first function of government is to guarantee the security of all the people.” ~ Phil Crane
  36. “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

  37. “Workers do not strike every day, they cannot do that the way they function in the capitalist economy. The way they have to live by selling their labor power makes that impossible.” ~ Ernest Mandel
  38. “The most important function of a bibliographic entry is to help the reader obtain a copy of the cited work.” ~ Daniel J. Bernstein
  39. “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
  40. “What guides Marxism, then, is a different model of society, and a different conception of the function of the knowledge that can be produced by society and acquired from it” ~ Jean-Francois Lyotard

  41. “The highest function of love is that it makes the loved one a unique and irreplacable being.” ~ Tom Robbins
  42. “Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities (and the smallest minority on earth is the individual).” ~ Ayn Rand
  43. “It is certain that the real function of art is to increase our self-consciousness; to make us more aware of what we are, and therefore of what the universe in which we live really is. And since mathematics, in its own way, also performs this function, it is not only aesthetically charming but profoundly significant. It is an art, and a great art.” ~ J. W. N. Sullivan
  44. “To transform breakdowns into breakthroughs is the whole function of a master.” ~ Rajneesh

  45. “A primary function of art and thought is to liberate the individual from the tyranny of his culture in the environmental sense and to permit him to stand beyond it in an autonomy of perception and judgment.” ~ Beverly Sills
  46. “Minds are like parachutes – they only function when open.” ~ Thomas Dewar, 1st Baron Dewar
  47. “The function of a citizen and a soldier are inseparable.” ~ Benito Mussolini
  48. “Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” ~ Steve Jobs

  49. “The great function of poetry is to give back to us the situations of our dreams.” ~ Gaston Bachelard
  50. “Form and function are a unity, two sides of one coin. In order to enhance function, appropriate form must exist or be created.” ~ Ida Rolf
  51. “I believe the true function of age is memory. I’m recording as fast as I can.” ~ Rita Mae Brown
  52. “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

  53. “Happinessis a byproduct of function. Those who seek happiness for itself seek victory without war.” ~ William S. Burroughs
  54. “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
  55. “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
  56. “The smaller the function, the greater the management.” ~ C. Northcote Parkinson

  57. “In the old days when people invented a new function they had something useful in mind.” ~ Henri Poincare
  58. “Scientists now believe that the primary biological function of breasts is to make males stupid.” ~ Dave Barry
  59. “Who would dare assign to art the sterile function of imitating nature?” ~ Charles Baudelaire
  60. “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

  61. “Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart.” ~ Corrie Ten Boom
  62. “The true function of a writer is to produce a masterpiece and no other task is of any consequence.” ~ Cyril Connolly
  63. “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

  64. “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
  65. “A child’s learning is a function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher.” ~ James S. Coleman

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