It is of great use to the sailor to know the length of his line, though he cannot with it fathom all the depths of the ocean.
The Democratic Party had no idea how to use the Internet. They treated it like free money and then kept on doing all the rest of the things they normally do.
A lot of people use the dictionary to find out how to spell words.
Extremes in nature equal ends produce; In man they join to some mysterious use.
France is not poetic; she even feels, in fact, a congenital horror of poetry. Among the writers who use verse, those whom she will always prefer are the most prosaic.
It is no use trying to sum people up. One must follow hints, not exactly what is said, nor yet entirely what is done.
Art is not living. It is the use of living.
The surest method of being incomprehensible or, moreover, to be misunderstood is to use words in their original sense; especially words from the ancient languages.
Of what use were the arts if they were only the reproduction and the imitation of life?
When I was a child, my father used to take me for walks, often along a river or by the sea. We would pass people fishing, perhaps reeling in their lines with struggling fish hooked at the end of them. Once I saw a man take a small fish out of a bucket and impale it, still wriggling, on an empty hook to use as bait.