Practical Quotes

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my-father-practical-joker-did-not-care-for-practical-jokes-on-himself-he-did-not-encourage-practice-in-me
i-would-like-to-see-lot-people-more-involved-in-practical-solutions-to-practical-problems-women-have-got-to-point-where-we-can-turn-world-upside-down
the-moral-spiritual-aspects-both-personal-international-relationships-have-practical-bearing-which-called-practical-men-deny-henry-a-wallace
women-are-wonderfully-practical-murmured-lord-henry-much-more-practical-than-we-are-in-situations-that-kind-we-often-forget-to-say-anything-about-marriage-they-always-remind-us-o
being-practical-always-is-not-always-practical-sometimes-you-need-to-let-it-go-give-yourself-freedom-to-be-silly-too
practical-people-would-be-more-practical-if-they-would-take-little-more-time-for-dreaming-j-p-mcevoy
you-west-are-practical-in-business-practical-in-great-inventions-but-we-east-are-practical-in-religion-you-make-commerce-your-business-we-make-swami-vivekananda
for-even-best-peace-training-is-more-theoretical-than-practical-experience-indirect-practical-experience-may-be-more-valuable-because-infinitely-b-h-liddell-hart
i-do-believe-that-most-men-live-lives-quiet-desperation-for-despair-optimism-is-only-practical-solution-hope-is-practical-because-eliminate-that-its-pretty-scary-hope-at-least-gi
well-first-all-we-did-lots-studies-where-we-show-practical-intelligence-doesnt-correlate-with-g-we-have-probably-two-dozen-studies-that-practical-robert-sternberg
To prove to an indignant questioner on the spur of the moment that the work I do was useful seemed a thankless task and I gave it up. I turned to him with a smile and finished, 'To tell you the truth we don't do it because it is useful but because it's amusing.' The answer was thought of and given in a moment: it came from deep down in my mind, and the results were as admirable from my point of view as unexpected. My audience was clearly on my side. Prolonged and hearty applause greeted my confession. My questioner retired shaking his head over my wickedness and the newspapers next day, with obvious approval, came out with headlines 'Scientist Does It Because It's Amusing!' And if that is not the best reason why a scientist should do his work, I want to know what is. Would it be any good to ask a mother what practical use her baby is? That, as I say, was the first evening I ever spent in the United States and from that moment I felt at home. I realised that all talk about science purely for its practical and wealth-producing results is as idle in this country as in England. Practical results will follow right enough. No real knowledge is sterile. The most useless investigation may prove to have the most startling practical importance: Wireless telegraphy might not yet have come if Clerk Maxwell had been drawn away from his obviously 'useless' equations to do something of more practical importance. Large branches of chemistry would have remained obscure had Willard Gibbs not spent his time at mathematical calculations which only about two men of his generation could understand. With this trust in the ultimate usefulness of all real knowledge a man may proceed to devote himself to a study of first causes without apology, and without hope of immediate return.

Archibald Hill
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when-business-man-rebukes-idealism-his-officeboy-it-is-commonly-in-some-such-speech-as-this-ah-yes-when-one-is-young-one-has-these-ideals-in-abstract-these-castles-in-air-but-in-
from-outset-christian-was-theorizing-jew-jew-is-therefore-practical-christian-practical-christian-has-become-jew-again-karl-marx
it-could-be-said-that-liberal-education-has-nature-bequest-in-that-it-looks-upon-student-as-potential-heir-cultural-birthright-whereas-practical-education-has-nature-commodity-to
im-practical-i-see-something-i-do-it
i-am-down-to-earth-practical
dream-more-than-others-think-practical-howard-schultz
the-dead-are-practical-tim-w-burke
it-is-practical-but-that-doesnt-mean-its-right-pittacus-lore
i-never-really-was-much-practical-jokester-anything
i-was-too-practical-to-want-to-be-painter
love-isnt-practical
we-should-always-be-practical-realistic-optimistic-mohammed-bin-rashid-al-maktoum
politeness-is-practical-christianity-orville-dewey
the-thing-is-im-practical-filmmaker
one-cant-be-practical-fall-in-love-too-swati
practical-dreamers-do-not-quit-napoleon-hill
its-practical-matter-if-youre-useful-to-others-youll-be-hired
nothing-is-more-practical-than-good-theory-kurt-lewin
honor-before-profit-where-practical
when-you-are-patient-you-can-be-practical-rationale-mmnzava
there-is-nothing-so-practical-as-a-good-theory
humility-is-practical-application-knowledge-radhanath-swami
i-am-medical-scientist-not-practical-physician-robert-jarvik
doing-what-has-never-been-done-before-is-intellectually-seductive-whether-not-we-deem-it-practical-neil-degrasse-tyson
information-upon-points-practical-politics-benjamin-disraeli
i-am-practical-its-not-like-i-will-fall-in-love-with-someone-standing-far-away
maths-should-be-more-practical-more-conceptual-but-less-mechanical
i-am-now-have-always-been-stranger-to-realm-practical-matters-anton-chekhov
work-is-one-best-educators-practical-character
knowledge-becomes-wisdom-only-after-it-has-been-put-to-practical-use
hearts-will-never-be-practical-until-they-are-made-unbreakable
in-end-everyones-happy-scandalous-perhaps-but-oh-practical-marcia-hovick
im-very-practical-what-im-reaching-for-is-individualism-for-women
life-is-too-short-not-to-do-a-little-practical-joking
sometimes-its-best-to-trade-ideal-for-something-more-practical-that-you-can-guarantee-aj-darkholme
to-know-just-what-has-to-be-done-then-do-it-comprises-whole-philosophy-practical-life-william-asner
to-know-what-has-to-be-done-then-do-it-comprises-whole-philosophy-practical-life-william-osler