Quotations The Best Quotes About Futility  

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A list of the best futility quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous futility quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic futility quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational futility quotes from that same writer.

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The gods had condemned Sisyphus to ceaselessly rolling a rock to the top of a mountain, whence the stone would fall back of its own weight. They had thought with some reason that there is no more dreadful punishment than futile and hopeless labor. Albert Camus

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A walking shadow, a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more. William Shakespeare

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He is useless on top of the ground; he ought to be under it, inspiring the cabbages. Mark Twain

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It is vain futility to analyze the algebra of time. Dejan Stojanović

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I have measured out my life with coffee spoons. T. S. Eliot

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A constant smirk upon the face, and a whiffing activity of the body, are strong indications of futility.

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It is the superfluous things for which men sweat. Seneca the Younger

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Life is indeed darkness save when there is urge, and all urge is blind save when there is knowledge, and all knowledge is vain save when there is work, and all work is empty save when there is love. Khalil Gibran

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No! I am not Prince Hamlet, nor was meant to be: am an attendant lord, one that will do to swell a progress, start a scene or two, advise the prince. T. S. Eliot