Interest Quotes

Any change is resisted because bureaucrats have a vested interest in the chaos in which they exist.

Richard M. Nixon

In general I esteem it a good maxim, that the best way to preserve the confidence of the people durably is to promote their true interest.

George Washington

There is no maxim, in my opinion, which is more liable to be misapplied, and which, therefore, more needs elucidation, than the current one, that the interest of the majority is the political standard of right and wrong.

James Madison

It is the business of a statesman to judge of the expediency of different schemes of economy, and by degrees to model the minds of his subjects so as to induce them from the allurement of private interest to concur in the execution of his plan.

Sir James Steuart

Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us that we are nothing but acorns and that our greatest happiness will be to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns; but that is of interest only to pigs. Our faith gives us knowledge of something better: that we can become oak trees.

E. F. Schumacher

There are only two forces that unite men fear and interest. All great revolutions originate in fear, for the play of interests does not lead to accomplishment.

Napoleon Bonaparte

The public interest is best served by the free exchange of ideas.

Judge John Kane

He reproduced himself with so much humble objectivity, with the unquestioning, matter of fact interest of a dog who sees himself in a mirror and thinks: there's another dog.

Rainer Maria Rilke

I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond.

Mae West

The superior man makes the difficulty to be overcome his first interest; success only comes later.


The right of conscience and private judgment is unalienable, and it is truly the interest of all mankind to unite themselves into one body for the liberty, free exercise, and unmolested enjoyment of this right.

Ezra Stiles

For unflagging interest and enjoyment, a household of children, if things go reasonably well, certainly all other forms of success and achievement lose their importance by comparison.

Theodore Roosevelt

He who receives money in trust to administer for the benefit of its owner, and uses it either for his own interest or against the wishes of its rightful owner, is a thief.

Jose Marti

If Congress does its job in this regard, the residents of Puerto Rico will be empowered to act in their own self-interest and express their future political status aspirations accordingly.

Dick Thornburgh

Neurosis is the natural, logical development of an individual who is comparatively inactive, filled with a personal, egocentric striving for superiority, and is therefore retarded in the development of his social interest, as we find regularly among.

Alfred Adler
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