Goodness makes greatness truly valuable, and greatness make goodness much more serviceable.
This system of encouragement proves serviceable as a preventive of punishment, the attainment of the tickets being a reward, the forfeiture of them the reverse; and, as such, boys seem often more affected by their loss than by coercion.
The name and pretense of virtue is as serviceable to self-interest as are real vices.
Cleverness is serviceable for everything, sufficient for nothing.
TENACITY, n. A certain quality of the human hand in its relation to the coin of the realm. It attains its highest development in the hand of authority and is considered a serviceable equipment for a career in politics.
HANDKERCHIEF, n. A small square of silk or linen, used in various ignoble offices about the face and especially serviceable at funerals to conceal the lack of tears. The handkerchief is of recent invention our ancestors knew nothing of it and intrusted.
A virtue to be serviceable must, like gold, be alloyed with some commoner, but more durable alloy.
Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit.
The greatest art of a politician is to render vice serviceable to the cause of virtue.
Life has been compared to a race, but the allusion improves by observing, that the most swift are usually the least manageable and the most likely to stray from the course. Great abilities have always been less serviceable to the possessors than moderate ones.
The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit.
There are a great many men valued in society who have nothing to recommend them but serviceable vices.
She had a pretty gift for quotation, which is a serviceable substitute for wit.
Hunter can write a melody and stuff like that, but his forte is lyrics. He can write a serviceable melody to hang his lyrics on, and sometimes he comes up with something really nice.
The waking mind is the least serviceable in the arts.
The real questions are: Does it solve a problem? Is it serviceable? How is it going to look in ten years?