Quotes with interest
Recipe for success: Be polite, prepare yourself for whatever you are asked to do, keep yourself tidy, be cheerful, don’t be envious, be honest with yourself so you will be honest with others, be helpful, interest yourself in your job, don’t pity yourself, be quick to praise, be loyal to your friends, avoid prejudices, be independent, interest yourself in politics, and read the newspapers.
Let us beware of losing our enthusiasm. Let us ever glory in something, and strive to retain our admiration for all that would ennoble, and our interest in all that would enrich and beautify our life.
There is no soul under heaven that commonly lies under the commanding power of the Word, but that soul that has an interest in the Word of Promise.
A Cabinet of Jewels
Resistance among the powerful is natural when change clashes with their self-interest.
"Warren Buffett is bullish ... on women" in Fortune, published on May 2, 2013
[The Second Amendment] has been the subject of one of the greatest pieces of fraud, I repeat the word 'fraud,' on the American public by special interest groups that I have ever seen in my lifetime.
Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court spoke about the National Rifle Association's changed stance on gun control at The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour, December 16, 1991.
...historians ought to be precise, truthful, and quite unprejudiced, and neither interest nor fear, hatred nor affection, should cause them to swerve from a path of truth, whose mother is history.
She opened her mouth like a firebucket and laughed. That terminated my interest in her. I couldn't hear the laugh but the hole in her face when she unzippered her teeth was all I needed.
The Long Goodbye (1954)
I care about Bond and what happens to him. You cannot be connected with a character for this long and not have an interest. All the Bond films had their good points.
Compound interest is the most powerful force in the universe.
An election is coming. Universal peace is declared, and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.
Felix Holt, the Radical (1866)
If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
We probably have a greater love for those we support than for those who support us. Our vanity carries more weight than our self-interest.
Cosmogony and cosmology have always aroused great interest among peoples and religions. The Bible itself speaks to us of the origin of the universe and its make-up, not in order to provide us with a scientific treatise, but in order to state the correct relationships of man with God and with the universe. Sacred Scripture wishes simply to declare that the world was created by God, and in order to teach this truth it expresses itself in the terms of the cosmology in use at the time of the writer. The Sacred Book likewise wishes to tell men that the world was not created as the seat of the gods, as was taught by other cosmogonies and cosmologies, but was rather created for the service of man and the glory of God. Any other teaching about the origin and make-up of the universe is alien to the intentions of the Bible, which does not wish to teach how heaven was made but how one goes to heaven.
October 3, 1981 to the Pontifical Academy of Science
You are priests, not social or political leaders. Let us not be under the illusion that we are serving the Gospel through an exaggerated interest in the wide field of temporal problems.
When a state has claims upon another, it may not always be best to enforce them by arms. The public interest must be consulted before action.
Art of War. Originally published in 1862.
A spirit of harmony can only survive if each of us remembers, when bitterness and self - interest seem to prevail, that we share a common destiny.
Due to lack of interest, tomorrow has been cancelled.
Due to Lack of Interest, Tomorrow Has Been Canceled (1969). First appeared as a book title.
If your sexual fantasies were truly of interest to others, they would no longer be fantasies.
Metropolitan Life (1974)
I promise to keep on living as though I expected to live forever. Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. People grow old only by deserting their ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up interest wrinkles the soul.
Like most people of my age, I feel a longing for what is lost and cannot be restored. But if the happy pursuits and casual beauty of youth prove ephemeral, something better can endure, and endure until our last moment on earth. And that is the honor we earn and the love we give if at a moment in our lives we sacrifice for something greater than self-interest.
Every time you cut programs, you take away a person who has a vested interest in high taxes and you put him on the tax rolls and make him a taxpayer. A farmer on subsidies is part welfare bum, whereas a free-market farmer is a small businessman with a gun.
What men, in heaven’s name, can we set alongside these insects which are superior to men when it comes to reasoning? For they recognize only what is in the common interest.
Natural History (AD 77)
Harshness towards individuals who flout the laws and commands of state is for the public good; no greater crime against the public interest is possible than to show leniency to those who violate it.
I love my friends; and I love them to such an extent that I would not for a moment weigh my interest against theirs. I condescend to them, I patiently endure their bad temper. But, also, I do not make much of their caresses, and I do not feel great uneasiness in their absence.
There are different kinds of curiosity—one of interest, which causes us to learn that which would be useful to us, and the other of pride which springs from a desire to know that of which others are ignorant.
We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals; we know now that it is bad economics.
For unflagging interest and enjoyment, a household of children, if things go reasonably well, certainly makes all other forms of success and achievement lose their importance by comparison.
An Autobiography, 1913
Yet we must not assume that all was corrupt in the bosom of the Church; then, as always, the evil made more noise than the good, and the voices of those who desired a reformation aroused only passing interest.
Life of St. Francis d'Assisi (1894)
Almost without exception the interest of workers centers in the wage. If they could retain their accumulated wage with less effort they would do so. If the retention and increase depend on individual production they will respond to the compulsion.
Increasing Human Efficiency in Business - A contribution to the psychology of business (1911)
Now if you or any other really intelligent person were arranging the fairnesses and justices between man and woman, you give the man a one-fiftieth interest in one woman, and the woman a harem.
Letters from the Earth
This will surprise some of your readers, but my primary interest is not with computer security. I am primarily interested in writing software that works as intended.
Philosophy simply puts everything before us, and neither explains nor deduces anything. -- Since everything lies open to view there is nothing to explain. For what is hidden, for example, is of no interest to us.