Interest Quotes

Capitalism is based on self-interest and self-esteem; it holds integrity and trustworthiness as cardinal virtues and makes them pay off in the marketplace, thus demanding that men survive by means of virtue, not vices. It is this superlatively moral system that the welfare statists propose to improve upon by means of preventative law, snooping bureaucrats, and the chronic goad of fear.

Alan Greenspan

Self-interest is the enemy of all true affection.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

We must not take our economic strength for granted. That's why it is critical that we continue to pay down the debt -- to keep inflation and interest rates low.

Bill Clinton

It is of interest to note that while some dolphins are reported to have learned English - up to fifty words used in correct context - no human being has been reported to have learned dolphinese.

Dr. Carl Sagan

People are generally amazed that I would take an interest in any form that would require me to stop talking for three hours.

Henry Kissinger

Half of the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don't mean to do harm but the harm does not interest them.

T.S. Eliot

Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.

George Washington Lyon

Worry is interest paid on trouble before it is due.

William Ralph Inge

There's no particular evidence that any of the lower mammals or any of the other animals have any interest in aesthetics at all. But Homo sapiens does, always has and always will.

Jock Sturges

Worry is the interest paid on a problem before it occurs

Anne Hemphill

It is vain to talk of the interest of the community, without understanding what is the interest of the individual

Jeremy Bentham

Good friends have a way of bringing out the best in you By their caring and the interest that they take in all you do.

Emily Matthews

With reference to the narrative of events, far from permitting myself to derive it from the first source that came to hand, I did not even trust my own impressions, but it rests partly on what I saw myself, partly on what others saw for me, the accuracy of the report being always tried by the most severe and detailed tests possible. My conclusions have cost me some labor from the want of coincidence between accounts of the same occurrences by different eyewitnesses, arising sometimes from imperfect memory, sometimes from undue partiality for one side or the other. The absence of romance in my history will, I fear, detract somewhat from its interest; but I shall be content if it is judged useful by those inquirers who desire an exact knowledge of the past as an aid to the interpretation of the future, which in the course of human things must resemble if it does not reflect it. My history has been composed to be an everlasting possession, not the showpiece of an hour.

Thucydides

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.

John Paul

The secret of a good memory is attention, and attention to a subject depends upon our interest in it. We rarely forget that which has made a deep impression on our minds.

Tryon Edwards

The excess of our youth are checks written against our age and they are payable with interest thirty years later.

Charles Caleb Colton

The things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second.

John Steinbeck

These unhappy people were proposing schemes for persuading monarchs to choose favourites upon the score of their wisdom, capacity and virtue; of teaching ministers to consult the public good; of rewarding merit, great abilities and eminent services; of instructing princes to know their true interest by placing it on the same foundation with that of their people: of choosing for employment persons qualified to exercise them; with many other wild impossible chimeras, that never entered before into the heart of man to conceive, and confirmed in me the old observation, that there is nothing so extravagant and irrational which some philosophers have not maintained for truth.

Jonathan Swift

Electricity is but yet a new agent for the arts and manufactures, and, doubtless, generations unborn will regard with interest this century, in which it has been first applied to the wants of mankind.

Alfred Smee

My interest in desperation lies only in that sometimes I find myself having become desperate; Very seldom do I start out that way; I can see of course that, in the abstract, thinking and all activity is rather desperate

Willem de Kooning

A blog is what all “websites wanted to be” updated on a regular basis, contains content that is of interest to a select or target audience and is easy to update and change.

Unknown

Celebrity is a mask that eats into the face. As soon as one is aware of being somebody, to be watched and listened to with extra interest, input ceases, and the performer goes blind and deaf in his over animation. One can either see or be seen.

John Updike

Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you

Pericles

Giving pays the highest interest rate, and has the longest term, of any investment available.

Jeffrey K. Wilson
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