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

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„All art is quite useless.“

—  Oscar Wilde Irish writer and poet 1854 - 1900
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„Nothing is so useless as a general maxim.“

—  Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay British historian and Whig politician 1800 - 1859
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„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
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„It is a trade like any other; quite useless, of course — but, then, many reputable trades are quite useless.“

—  George Orwell English author and journalist 1903 - 1950
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„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
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„If we didn’t face death, we’d all be useless. Makes us more efficient in the use of our time and appreciative of the time we have.“

—  John R. Erickson American author 1942
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„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
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