Quotes with chief
The chief business of the American people is business.
Speech to the American Society of Newspaper Editors (January 17, 1925).
The chief lesson to be derived from the study of the past, is that it holds no simple lesson, and...the historian’s main responsibility is to prevent anyone from claiming that it does.
We forget ourselves and our destinies in health; and the chief use of temporary sickness is to remind us of these concerns.
Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords.
Life of Samuel Johnson by James Boswell (1791)
What little time left is in this century is rehearsal time for the chief psychological chore of the 21st century: letting go, with dignity.
Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World (1995)
One of the chief chores in the next economy is to restore the symmetry of knowledge.
New Rules for the New Economy: 10 Radical Strategies for a Connected World (1999)
Those of you who regard my profession of political life with some disdain should remember that it made it possible for me to move from being an obscure lieutenant in the United States Navy to Commander-in-Chief in 14 years, with very little technical competence.
Address at the University of North Carolina, October 12, 1961
Again, most of the chief distinctions marked by economic terms are differences not of kind but of degree.
The most costly of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. It is the chief occupation of mankind.
A Mencken Chrestomathy (1949)
The chief value of money lies in the fact that one lives in a world in which it is overestimated.
For those who are in uniform who’ve experienced sexual assault, I want them to hear directly from their commander in chief that I’ve got their backs. I will support them. And we’re not going to tolerate this stuff. And there will be accountability.
About sexual assault in the military during a press conference on May 7, 2013.
So long as I'm Commander-in-Chief, we will sustain the strongest military the world has ever known. When you take off the uniform, we will serve you as well as you've served us - because no one who fights for this country should have to fight for a job, or a roof over their head, or the care that they need when they come home.
One who believes, as I do, that the free intellect is the chief engine of human progress, cannot but be fundamentally opposed to Bolshevism, as much as to the Church of Rome.
The Practice and Theory of Bolshevism (1920)
We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought.
Sceptical Essays (1928)
Since the wage is the means ordinarily employed to awaken in workers the three instincts of self-preservation, of social distinction and of hoarding, it is not strange that an industrial age should regard it as the chief means of increasing efficiency.
Increasing Human Efficiency in Business - A contribution to the psychology of business (1911)