Quotation Explorer - 'Affairs'

Truth is the summit of being; justice is the application of it to affairs. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Even though God rules in the affairs of men, yet the earth is not God’s jurisdiction. - Sunday Adelaja
It is clear looking at statistics of inventions, discoveries and fortune 500 companies, that it is not the believers that are managing the affairs of the earth. What a tragedy!!! - Sunday Adelaja
Everyone loves justice in the affairs of another. - Italian Proverb
...it is crucial to realize that an once of student affairs administration prevention can stave off a pound of lawyers. - Peter F. Lake
Morality is a subject to meddle in the affairs of other persons, guided by our preferences and convenience. - Aditya Ajmera
As soon as any man says of the affairs of the State "What does it matter to me?" the State may be given up for lost. - Jean Jacques Rousseau
Do not be desirous of having things done quickly. Do not look at small advantages. Desire to have things done quickly prevents their being done thoroughly. Looking at small advantages prevents great affairs from being accomplished. - Confucius
If once the people become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress and Assemblies, Judges and Governors, shall all become wolves. It seems to be the law of our general nature, in spite of individual exceptions. - Thomas Jefferson
It is more important to know where you are going than to get there quickly. Do not mistake activity for achievement.Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs, therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity or undue depression in adversity. - Isocrates
People don't read any more. It's a sad state of affairs. Reading's the only thing that allows you to use your imagination. When you watch films it's someone else's vision, isn't it?"[Interview in The Independent, 15 October 2005] - Lemmy Kilmister
It was just a job. It wasn't any special interest in consumer affairs. I needed a paycheck and the Attorney General said that I would be best to go down there, because he knew I was anti-consumer. - Dan Quayle
In great affairs men show themselves as they wish to be seen; in small things they show themselves as they are. - Nicholas Chamfort
Desperate affairs require desperate remedies. - Horatio Nelson
The long run is a misleading guide to current affairs. In the long run we are all dead. Economists set themselves too easy, too useless a task if in tempestuous seasons they can only tell us that when the storm is past the ocean is flat again. - John Maynard Keynes
A religion that takes no account of practical affairs and does not help to solve them is no religion. - Mahatma Gandhi
Clergyman, n. - A man who undertakes the management of our spiritual affairs as a method of bettering his temporal ones. - Ambrose Bierce
Some of the greatest love affairs I've known have involved one actor - unassisted. - Wilson Mizner
This generation - it's almost a religious thing now. The millennium, the end days, no need to be responsible anymore to the future. A burden has been lifted from them. The Baby Jesus is managing the portfolio of earthly affairs, and nobody begrudges Him the carried interest... - Thomas Pynchon
While police internal affairs is allowed to protect corrupt police officers that engage in unethical behaviors, illegal activities or murder, there will always be a genuine mistrust by the common people. - Steven Magee
It is quite natural and inevitable that, if we spend sixteen hours daily of our waking lives in thinking about the affairs of the world and five minutes in thinking about God and our souls, this world will seem two hundred times more real to us than God. - William Ralph Inge
RADICALISM, n. The conservatism of to-morrow injected into the affairs of to-day. - Ambrose Bierce
Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger.
Politics: "The conduct of public affairs for private advantage." - Ambrose Bierce
[He] looks at foreign affairs through the wrong end of a municipal drainpipe. - Sir Winston Churchill
There are, in the affairs of men and nations, inexorable tides from which they cannot remain aloof. - Louis L'Amour
In science, work (W) is done when force (F) move a body through a distance (D). It is the same with our every day affairs. When you don't progress, no work is done irrespective of the force (power) you have - Israelmore Ayivor
So many love affairs doesn't survive, because the couple has been very loving to each other but with the time they stop respecting each other. - Amit Kalantri
Police internal affairs is amongst the most corrupt departments that you will find in governments. - Steven Magee
Every time government attempts to handle our affairs, it costs more and the results are worse than if we had handled them ourselves. - Benjamin Constant
Love affairs are for emotional sprinters; the pleasures of love are for the emotional marathoners. - Robertson Davies
Friendship is constant in all other things Save in the office and affairs of love: Therefore all hearts in love use their own tongues; Let every eye negotiate for itself And trust no agent. - William Shakespeare
Those who try to give us advice on matters of human rights do nothing but provoke an ironic smile among us. We will not permit anyone to interfere in our affairs.
For we both alike know that into the discussion of human affairs the question of justice enters only where the pressure of necessity is equal, and that the powerful exact when they can, and the weak grant what they must. - Thucydides
The truest kindness to any woman is to provide her with an opportunity for self-expression in some constructive field: to work, not at home with cook-stove and scrubbing brush, but outside, independently, in the world of men and affairs. - William Moulton Marston
Corrupt and incompetent police officers have a long history of being protected by their colleagues, police internal affairs and the government. - Steven Magee
Not upholding a persons legal rights is a form of abuse. Unfortunately, USA government abuse of the general public is a normal state of affairs in many areas. - Steven Magee
Freedom also includes the right to mismanage your own affairs.
Except during the nine months before he draws his first breath, no man manages his affairs as well as a tree does. - George Bernard Shaw
Whenever God wants to intervene in the affairs of the earth, he intervenes through light, illumination, knowledge, insight, understanding, wisdom - Sunday Adelaja
There is a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune... William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar - Lisa M. Collins
We are the decisive factor in the affairs of the universe. - Derek Prince
Do not measure your loss by itself; if you do, it will seem intolerable; but if you will take all human affairs into account you will find that some comfort is to be derived from them. - Saint Basil
It is the duty of every citizen according to his best capacities to give validity to his convictions in political affairs. - Albert Einstein
There is a tide in the affairs of men which taken at the flood leads on to fortune; omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. - William Shakespeare
There's a tide in the affairs of men, which taken at the flood, leads onto fortune, omitted, all their voyages end in shallows and miseries. Upon such tide are we now... - William Shakespeare
. . . a constitution, intended toendure for ages to come, andconsequently, to be adapted to thevarious crises of human affairs. - John Marshall
Just how difficult it is to write biography can be reckoned by anybody who sits down and considers just how many people know the real truth about his or her love affairs. - Rebecca West
In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of effort is the measure of the results.
When it is a law abiding common person versus the police internal affairs regarding a corrupt or incompetent police officer, the statistics show that it is the common person that most frequently loses. - Steven Magee
But in practical affairs, particularly in politics, men are needed who combine human experience and interest in human relations with a knowledge of science and technology. - Max Born
We Greeks believe that a man who takes no part in public affairs is not merely lazy, but good for nothing - Thucydides
The general instrument by which God interferes in the affairs of men is by the weapon of LIGHT - Sunday Adelaja
Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity. - Socrates
EXHORT, v.t. In religious affairs, to put the conscience of another upon the spit and roast it to a nut-brown discomfort. - Ambrose Bierce
We have a large public that is very ignorant about public affairs and very susceptible to simplistic slogans by candidates who appear out of nowhere, have no track record, but mouth appealing slogans - Zbigniew Brzeziński
Most USA citizens never realize that the systems of public protection are essentially useless until they try to use them. At that point they learn the hard way that government agencies like OSHA, FCC, FDA, police internal affairs, disability, and the like do not work for them. - Steven Magee
No amount of worrying can change the future. Go easy on yourself, for the outcome of all affairs is determined by God's decree. If something is meant to go elsewhere, it will never come your way, but if it is yours by destiny, from you it cannot flee. - Umar ibn Al-Khattab
I have interacted with the police complaints and internal affairs division twice and both times I came away with the opinion that I was dealing with a blatantly corrupt group of people. - Steven Magee
The ideal adventurer needs... the quality of not being content to mind his own affairs... - P.G. Wodehouse
I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn't need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about. - Henry Ford
Friendship is constant in all other things Save in the office and affairs of love: Therefore all hearts in love use their own tongues; Let every eye negotiate for itself, And trust no agent. - William Shakespeare
And if travel is like love, it is, in the end, mostly because it’s a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, in dimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed. That is why the best trips, like the best love affairs, never really end. - Pico Iyer
Until the police internal affairs system starts prosecuting and firing a substantial number of corrupt and incompetent police officers, I will not be lighting it up blue! - Steven Magee
The fate of warnings in political affairs is to be futile when the recipient wishes otherwise. - Barbara W. Tuchman
There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; Omitted, all the voyage of their life Is bound in shallows and in miseries. - William Shakespeare
Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety. - Plato
In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted. - Bertrand Russell
It is a sad state of affairs that I donot know of any astronomer who fully understands the energy in their own daily environment. Untilthat changes, Dark Energy will always be a mystery to the astronomical community. - Steven Magee
I hold the maxim no less applicable to public than to private affairs, that honesty is always the best policy. - George Washington
When you consider things like the stars, our affairs don't seem to matter very much, do they? - Virginia Woolf
There is no more destructive force in human affairs -- not greed, not hatred -- than the desire to have been right. Non-attachment to possessions is trivial when compared with non-attachment to opinions. - Mark A.R. Kleiman
1. During civil disturbance adopt such an attitude that people do not attach any importance to you - they neither burden you with complicated affairs, nor try to derive any advantage out of you.
The more you know a person, the less you interfere in his affairs. - Ramana Pemmaraju
PUBLISH, n. In literary affairs, to become the fundamental element in a cone of critics. - Ambrose Bierce
Before undergoing a surgical operation, arrange your temporal affairs. You may live. - Ambrose Bierce
There is a tide in the affairs of men Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; Omitted, all the voyage of their life Is bound in shallows and in miseries. - William Shakespeare
In all the affairs of life, social as well as political, courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest to the grateful and appreciating heart. - Henry Clay
Fate rules the affairs of mankind with no recognizable order. - Seneca
The philosopher often appears ridiculous in the practical affairs of life, because he or she has stepped out of the rush of time. - Theaetetus
It's a sad state of affairs when we make fun of people for reading instead of making reading fun for people. - Jen Selinsky
Politics is the art of preventing people from taking part in affairs which properly concern them. - Paul Valery
CLERGYMAN, n. A man who undertakes the management of our spiritual affairs as a method of better his temporal ones. - Ambrose Bierce
I can honestly say to you, slaves of the press, that if I had as many love affairs as you have given me credit for, I would now be speaking to you from a jar at the Harvard Medical School. - Frank Sinatra
The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men. - Plato
If we in Nigeria and Africa generally are to experience a true national transformation, there must be numerous movements championing the cause for truth and honesty in every aspect of our daily affairs. - Sunday Adelaja
Though the ancient poet in Plutarch tells us we must not trouble the gods with our affairs because they take no heed of our angers and disputes, we can never enough decry the disorderly sallies of our minds. - Michel de Montaigne
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