Quotation Explorer - 'Interest'

All the problems and challenges make life interesting. It makes the living worthwhile. If everything follows a straight order, we lose our interest out of life. - Roshan Sharma
90% of relationship issues are caused by misunderstandings, 9.9% by conflicts of interest. Luckily, ladies and gentlemen can always come to an agreement. - Stefan Emunds
The biggest mistake that you will make in life is believing that governments act in the public interest. - Steven Magee
An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest. - Benjamin Franklin
When a citizen gives his suffrage to a man of known immorality he abuses his trust; he sacrifices not only his own interest, but that of his neighbor; he betrays the interest of his country. - Noah Webster
The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest her or his patients in the care of the human frame, in a proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease. - Thomas A. Edison
. . .everyone took an interest in the conversation, for each one was interested in what he or she said. - Anatole France
We shall convince France and the world, that we are not a degraded people, humiliated under a colonial spirit of fear and a sense of inferiority, fitted to be the miserable instruments of foreign influence, and regardless of national honor, character, and interest. - John Adams
It is not in our interest, I suppose, to let South Sudan fall under the category of the burdened societies. We must be critical about our own actions if we want to move forward as a nation proud of its immense diversity. - Duop Chak Wuol
The crux of whole problem of the world is that most people take most often an opinion as a fact and a fact as an opinion; and this is all usually done out of self-vested interest only. - Anuj Somany
A great preservative against angry and mutinous thoughts, and all impatience and quarreling, is to have some great business and interest in your mind, which, like a sponge shall suck up your attention and keep you from brooding over what displeases you. - Joseph Rickaby
Murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so that society has to take the place of the victim and on his behalf demand atonement or grant forgiveness; it is the one crime in which society has a direct interest. - W. H. Auden
It is only about things that do not interest one that one can give really unbiased opinions, which is no doubt the reason why an unbiased opinion is always valueless. - Oscar Wilde
An election is coming. Universal peace is declared and the foxes have sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry. - T. S. Eliot
No letter from a lover is ever more welcome, brings more joy, than a publisher's expression of interest does to a new author! - Judith Brocklehurst
Imagination can take you to any place of interest. - Lailah Gifty Akita
I think God is a callous bitch not making me a lesbian. I'm deeply disappointed by my sexual interest in men. - Diamanda Galás
Every minute you are thinking of evil, you might have been thinking of good instead. Refuse to pander to a morbid interest in your own misdeeds. Pick yourself up, be sorry, shake yourself, and go on again. - Evelyn Underhill
INCUMBENT, n. A person of the liveliest interest to the outcumbents. - Ambrose Bierce
The limit of man s knowledge in any subject possesses a high interest which is perhaps increased by its close neighbourhood to the realms of imagination. - Charles Darwin
Winning is not a matter of acceptance but a term of dedication with an interest to achieve. - Auliq Ice
I know [patriotism] exists, and I know it has done much in the present contest. But a great and lasting war can never be supported on this principle alone. It must be aided by a prospect of interest, or some reward. - George Washington
The principle of liberty and equality, if coupled with mere selfishness, will make men only devils, each trying to be independent that he may fight only for his own interest. And here is the need of religion and its power, to bring in the principle of benevolence and love to men. - John Randolph
Mythology does not interest me. Nor does history. But the possible overlap between history and mythology excites me immensely. - Ashwin Sanghi
Our senses and emotions are the great source of inspiration for creating compelling and interesting art pieces (books included). Each art piece, be it a book, a song, a painting, a photograph or a product should touch our senses and evoke emotions. Emotionless art lacks purpose and interest. - Serafima
Even the people who once fought for others tend to get weak and eventually "give up" and lose interest in the worth of fighting any longer. - Osjusn CC
Much of history is fragmentary and essentially anachronistic condemning the past for not being more like the present. It has no real interest in the pastness of the past. - Gordon S. Wood
Untraumatized people have a natural instinct to make healthy decisions in the best interest of their true selves. They are only limited by their immaturity and the brokenness of their external world. - Daniel Mackler
There are certain themes of which the interest is all-absorbing, but which are too entirely horrible for the purposes of legitimate fiction. - Edgar Allan Poe
Any man who tries to excite class hatred, sectional hate, hate of creeds, any kind of hatred in our community, though he may affect to do it in the interest of the class he is addressing, is in the long run with absolute certainly that class's own worst enemy. - Theodore Roosevelt
I've no interest in being thought provoking. Who needs more thoughts. I'd rather go down as one who is thought disposing. - Rasheed Ogunlaru
A few thoughts on crime and punishment:Punishment—either don’t merit it, or learn to embrace it.It is easy to endure punishment, much harder to accept it.Committing a crime is like incurring a debt: you can either pay it off now, or pay it off later—with interest. - Clifford Cohen
It is the nature of ambition to make men liars and cheats, to hide the truth in their breasts, and show, like jugglers, another thing in their mouths, to cut all friendships and enmities to the measure of their own interest, and to make a good countenance without the help of good will. - Sallust
What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a small interest in order to secure a great one. - Francois De La Rochefoucauld
I’ve always had a lifelong interest in spirit. I was an 8-year-old boy an 8-year-old adorable little boy. I just understood my grandfather had a ‘knowingness.’ I didn’t know the word psychic then. (during interview with Sam Liebowitz on the Conscious Consultant Hour) - John B. Muciaccia
Harmony, liberal intercourse with all nations, are recommended by policy, humanity, and interest. - George Washington
Although it would lead me to believe otherwise, fear has little interest in intimidating me. Rather, it much prefers to enslave me. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
There are two levers for moving man -- interest and fear. - Napoléon Bonaparte
...still, I’m lucky: I feast on solitude, I will never miss the crowd. I could read the great books but the great books don’t interest me. I sit in bed and wait for the whole thing to go one way or the other. just like everybody else. - Charles Bukowski
You cannot write for children. They're much too complicated. You can only write books that are of interest to them. - Maurice Sendak
All interest in disease and death is only another expression of interest in life. - Thomas Mann
Worry is interest paid on trouble before is falls due.
I do not understand those who take little or no interest in the subject of religion. If religion embodies a truth, it is certainly the most important truth of human existence. If it is largely error, then it is one of monumentally tragic proportions—and should be vigorously opposed. - Steve Allen
You have to take an interest in something in life, I told myself. I wondered what could interest me, after I was finished with love. I could take a course in wine tasting, maybe , or start collecting model aeroplanes - Michel Houellebecq
The public interest is best served by the free exchange of ideas.
Wondering why a person who puts always own benefits first in a job before the company’s interest, often spends the tenure longest and enjoy the time fullest as an employee in an organisation. - Anuj Somany
There is nothing wrong in being selfish provided you know where your self interest are. Once you start meditating regularly you will come to a stage where you will realize that selfish action are those which brings peace and welfare to all and not only for yourself". - Subodh Gupta
When you seek first to develop relationships based on personal and human ground, you will surely gain interest of another party. - Julieanne O'Conner
Tell the story as if it were only of interest to the small circle of your characters, of which you may be one. There is no other way to put life into the story. - Horacio Quiroga
No use to shout at them to pay attention. If the situations, the materials, the problems before the child do not interest him, his attention will slip off to what does interest him, and no amount of exhortation of threats will bring it back.
You'll contact with me by the pressure, the need or by the interest ". - Fernando González y Lozano
Saving love doesn't bring any interest. - Mae West
Develop interest in life as you see it; in people, things, literature, music - the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself. - Henry Miller
Justice is the greatest interest of man on earth. - Daniel Webster
Don't resist the urge to burn down the stronghold, kill off the main love interest or otherwise foul up the lives of your characters. - Patricia Hamill
Invest in yourself to get the best interest. - Debasish Mridha
It is in racists' best interest to maintain white supremacy at all costs. They will defend it with their lives, but ONLY after they've defended it with ours. - Darnell Lamont Walker
To write history one must be more than a man, since the author who holds the pen of this great justiciary must be free from all preoccupation of interest or vanity. - Napoléon Bonaparte
"My life is a simple thing that would interest no one. It is a known fact that I was born and that is all that is necessary. - Albert Einstein
We wish to discuss a structure for the salt of deoxyribose nucleic acid. (D.N.A.). This structure has novel features which are of considerable biologic interest. - Rosalind Franklin
I have no interest in anything so frivolous as the bona fide religion or mankind's pathetic debate over whose version of the church is correct. Circular arguments over the semantics of faith hold no interest for me. Those are questions answered only through death! - m.ralte
...use design as a secret disguise to infiltrate whatever world you want to go into. If you do that over and over again, and then translate that interest and curiosity into the work that you’re doing, you’ll do great. - Michael Bierut
Oh, is that my report, father?' said Mike, with a sort of sickly interest, much as a dog about to be washed might evince in his tub.' - Mike and Psmith - P.G. Wodehouse
Mockery is not just the interest of children; it is their second meal - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
The only private sector industry where employees work with their lives on stake for the interest of common people is media industry. - Amit Kalantri
Respect is a mutual interest, your gains depend on your losses. - M.F. Moonzajer
I want to get enough [money] to take off the hardships of life and leave me free to follow the ideas that interest me the most. - Alexander Bell
I hate life, I hate death and everything in between just doesn't interest me. - Chris Rapier
Being a woman is of special interest to aspiring male transexuals. To actual women it is simply a good excuse not to play football. - Fran Lebowitz
Every man ought to be supposed a knave, and to have no other end, in all his actions, but private interest. By this interest we must govern him, and by means of it, make him cooperate to public good, notwithstanding his unsatiable avarice and ambition. - Alexander Hamilton
Writing a long and substantial book is like having a friend and companion at your side, to whom you can always turn for comfort and amusement, and whose society becomes more attractive as a new and widening field of interest is lighted in the mind. - Winston S. Churchill
Conversation. What is it? A Mystery! It's the art of never seeming bored, of touching everything with interest, of pleasing with trifles, of being fascinating with nothing at all. - Guy de Maupassant
To say that a being who is sentient has no interest in continuing to live is like saying that a being with eyes has no interest in continuing to see. Death—however humane—is a harm for humans and nonhumans alike. - Gary L. Francione
People interfere in a person’s internal family matters not with an intention to resolve the feud, but mere with a selfish interest of showing own importance as a judge. Only foolish individual invites those devilish minds as mediators in own private home dispute. - Anuj Somany
We have always known that heedless self interest was bad morals, we now know that it is bad economics. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma; but perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national interest. - Winston S. Churchill
While my interest in natural history has added very little to my sum of achievement, it has added immeasurably to my sum of enjoyment in life. - Theodore Roosevelt
I used to take my morning tea at her kiosk and I took an interest in what she was doing. I later learnt she was taking care of her grandchildren. Sadly, she was taken ill and had to close her nylon-walled smoky shack. But all the wit and cunning of the character came from her. - Stanley Gazemba
Any change is resisted because bureaucrats have a vested interest in the chaos in which they exist. - Richard M. Nixon
It is in the best interest of the rich to preserve poverty. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
The only thing that compounds faster than interest is learning. - Orrin Woodward
Leave mystery in your life. Give them a little and keep them wondering. If you reveal everything about yourself, people will lose interest. For as humans, we are curious creatures. We are more interested in the things lurking in the shadows than the things that are brought into the light. - Imania Margria
As for me, God forbid that I should boast about anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. Because of that cross, my interest in this world died long ago, and the world's interest in me is also long dead. - Galations 6 14
Marriage is like a bank account. You put it in, you take it out, you lose interest. - Professor Irwin Corey
If your sexual fantasies were truly of interest to others, they would no longer be fantasies. - Fran Lebowitz
Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you. - Pericles
Interest is never enough. If it doesn't haunt you, you'll never write it well. What haunts and obsesses you may, with luck and labour, interest your readers. What merely interests you is sure to bore them. (from Workbook) - Steven Heighton
No man will say, "There is no God" 'till he is so hardened in sin that it hasbecome his interest that there should be none to call him to account. - Matthew Henry
In the education of children there is nothing like alluring the interest and affection, otherwise you only make so many asses laden with books. - Michel de Montaigne
Failure doesn't means falling down; it means hiding somewhere to safeguard own interest. - Ashish Patel
Such is the inconsistency of real love, that it is always awake to suspicion, however unreasonable; always requiring new assurances from the object of its interest. - Ann Radcliffe
We resent the thought that anything can please us when someone we love is no longer here to share the pleasure with us, and we almost feel as if we were unfaithful to our sorrow when we find our interest in life returning to us. - L. M. Montgomery
A negative person vociferously retaliates to defend their own vested interest only whereas a positive person vigorously substantiate own valid points to show the bright aspect, but surprisingly often both appears to be arguing with others only and they can be differentiated in the said respect. - Anuj Somany
Raising interest rates is voo-doo. You can't deal with a global system problem by trying to solve it with this. - Stafford Beer
Women with pasts interest men... they hope history will repeat itself. - Mae West
Anxiety is interest paid on trouble before it is due.
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
Some one remarked that the best way to unite all the nations on this globe would be an attack from some other planet. In the face of such an alien enemy, people would respond with a sense of their unity of interest and purpose. We have the next thing to that at the present time - John Dewey Speech 1917
A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in students. - John Ciardi
The fault I find with our journalism is that it forces us to take an interest in some fresh triviality or other every day, whereas only three or four books in a lifetime give us anything that is of real importance. - Marcel Proust
We are always too busy for our children; we never give them the time or interest they deserve. We lavish gifts upon them; but the most precious gift, our personal association, which means so much to them, we give grudgingly. - Mark Twain
Concern for man himself and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavor. Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations. - Albert Einstein
You build a great network by first offering your services to others, and by so doing, winning their interest. This is the foundation of building trust and creating a platform for them to invest in you in a reciprocal manner, such that it becomes a win-win situation. - Oscar Bimpong
Interest in temperament as an individual difference dimension of importance in one's behavior leads to reanalysis of both theoretical and methodological considerations relating to the construct. - Moutasem Algharati
The ruling passion of the age is to convert wealth into debt in order toderive a permanent future income from it - to convert wealth that perishesinto debt that endures, debt that does not rot, costs nothing to maintain,and brings in perennial interest. - Frederick Soddy
So… die!?When is going to die this guy or that woman in series!????Kind of fucked up… knowing the answer and continue watching.( Dexter, Person of Interest, Breaking Bad - On thoughts) - Deyth Banger
Do not forget that the value and interest of life is not so much to do conspicuous things...as to do ordinary things with the perception of their enormous value. - Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
The instant formal government is abolished, society begins to act. A general association takes place, and common interest produces common security. - Thomas Paine
Ithink we all experience the same thing. We resent thethought that anything can please us when someone we loveis no longer here to share the pleasure with us, and we almostfeel as if we were unfaithful to our sorrow when wefind our interest in life returning to us. - L.M. Montgomery
Sin is what is new, strong, surprising, strange. The theatre must take an interest in sin if the young are to be able to go there. - Bertolt Brecht
Develop an interest in life as you see it; the people, things, literature, music - the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself. - Henry Miller
There has always been, and there is now, a profound conflict of interest between the people and the government of the United States. - Howard Zinn
The whole interest of my reason, whether speculative or practical, is concentrated in the three following questions: What can I know? What should I do? What may I hope? (Critique of Pure Reason - Immanuel Kant
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
Sleep is the interest we have to pay on the capital which is called in at death. The higher the interest rate and the more regularly it is paid, the further the date of redemption is postponed - Arthur Schopenhauer
I think the big mistake in schools is trying to teach children anything, and by using fear as the basic motivation. Fear of getting failing grades, fear of not staying with your class, etc. Interest can produce learning on a scale compared to fear as a nuclear explosion to a firecracker. - Stanley Kubrick
The capital amassed in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries through various forms of slave economy is still in circulation, said De Jong, still bearing interest, increasing many times over and continually burgeoning anew. - W.G. Sebald
If you enslave me with fake money, and I realize enslavement is fake. Its in your best interest to set me free! - Tice Davids aka David T. Parker
The case has, in some respects, been not entirely devoid of interest. - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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
No man is allowed to be a judge in his own cause, because his interest would certainly bias his judgment, and, not improbably, corrupt his integrity. With equal, nay with greater reason, a body of men are unfit to be both judges and parties at the same time. - James Madison
I am grieved for my children—and boy’s in particular—that this modern age is emasculating men under the guise of the best interest of the children. - H. Kirk Rainer
Apparently Lord Wyndham did regularly donate books to various museums around London. They were usually ones which he had collected earlier, but which were no longer of interest to him or his associates. Irene twitched at the very notion. Give books away? How very frivolous, she finally said. - Genevieve Cogman
Plucking a flower and giving it to someone is not an act of kindness; it is a behaviour of killing a defenceless fragile beauty for the sake of our own interest! - Mehmet Murat ildan
I'd never be where I am if more successful writers hadn't taken an interest in me and done me a good turn. - Sara Sheridan
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
When a thing ceases to be a subject of controversy, it ceases to be a subject of interest. - William Hazlitt
Each time we allow our interest to take a back sit in favor of others, which is a form of death. - Sunday Adelaja
The life of the enemy . Whoever lives for the sake of combating an enemy has an interest in the enemy's staying alive. - Friedrich Nietzsche
A man limits his abilities himself according to his created interest, and then he pays very little attention to unliked things. Understand that man can become whatever he wants to be, just Interest and Want play the role. - Faisal Nawaz Maitlo
Whether I'm painting or not, I have this overweening interest in humanity. Even if I'm not working, I'm still analyzing people. - Alice Neel
It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance, and I know of no substitute for the force and beauty of it's process. - Henry James
Photography is not about costly cameras'. It's about your huge passion and little interest in innovation. - shivangi lavaniya
The secret of happiness is this: Let your interests be as wide as possible, and let your reactions to the things and persons that interest you be as far as possible friendly rather that hostile. - Bertrand Russell
One cannot see one’s own mistakes in matters where his interest lies. - Dada Bhagwan
I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond. - Mae West
If I hate a person, then I must still love him as well.. For the insignificant ones, I don't hate.. I just lose interest and become indifferent.. - Laarni Venus Marie
To insure good health: Eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life. - William Londen
It's a civic virtue to be exposed to things that appear to be outside your interest. In a complex world, almost everything affects you that closes the loop on pecuniary self-interest. Customers are always right, but people aren't. - Clive Thompson
My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there. - Charles Kettering
For it is mutual trust, even more than mutual interest that holds human associations together. Our friends seldom profit us but they make us feel safe... Marriage is a scheme to accomplish exactly that same end. - H. L. Mencken
Each day you live is a loan from God; earn interest. - Matshona Dhliwayo
It is when you start to have the interest of people in your heart that when you start to make a change. - Peter Adejimi
An investment in your country’s education pays the best interest. - Ishvind Kumar Caleechurn
Trying to be like me as a person is not a good idea. To have the same interest, to talk about the same and so on and so on... it's kind time waste! - Deyth Banger
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
I wanted to know the denouement of your life story. I have no interest in the narrative. - Debasish Mridha
All that is really necessary for survival of the fittest, it seems, is an interest in life, good, bad, or peculiar.
A person who can acquire no property, can have no other interest but to eat as much, and to labour as little as possible. Whatever work he does beyond what is sufficient to purchase his own maintenance can be squeezed out of him by violence only, and not by any interest of his own. - Adam Smith
A short story is a writer's way of thinking through experience... Journalism aims at accuracy, but fiction's aim is truth. The writer distorts reality in the interest of a larger truth. - John L'Heureux
That’s when I first learned that it wasn’t enough to just do your job, you had to have an interest in it, even a passion for it. - Charles Bukowski
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. - Carl Sagan
Special-interest publications should realize that if they are attracting enough advertising and readers to make a profit, the interest is not so special. - Fran Lebowitz
He who can take no interest in what is small will take false interest in what is great. - John Ruskin
For the first time in human history, most people are doing things that could never interest a child enough to want to tag along. That says less about the child than about us. - Anthony Esolen
Proper research into organization of interest is a step to getting there. - Chidi Prosper Agbugba
The answer to growing complexity in the social sphere is renewed efforts at participation by each one of us, or else a progressive decline of inert and unquestioning masses submitting to government by an elite which will have little regard for the ultimate interest of the common man. - Gordon W. Allport
Consistency in your interest is the actual reason behind every success, and inconsistency is the major cause of failure - Syed Shan Asif
If you would persuade, you must appeal to interest rather than intellect. - Benjamin Franklin
Share your M&Ms. There are bags and bags of them all over the place. If you give them one of yours, even one of the green ones, you will not be lacking. Honust Injun. Now apply this to Time, Concern, Touch, Interest and Being Vulnerable. - Hugh Elliott
One of the essential qualities of the clinician is interest in humanity, for the secret of the care of the patient is in caring for the patient. - Elizabeth Bradley
I'm different. I will give you my treasure chest of darkness first. If you can handle that, then I'll bring out my shining moons. If one cannot handle the darkness, then one should not deserve the light. I have no interest in "trapping" anyone into a silken web. I have no silken web. - C. JoyBell C.
As things are now going, the peace we will make, the peace we seem to be making, will be a peace of oil, a peace of gold, a peace of shipping, a peace, in brief... without moral purpose or human interest. - Archibald MacLeish
The only way a woman can ever reform a man is by boring him so completely that he loses all possible interest in life. - Oscar Wilde
The philosophy of project-based homeschooling this particular approach to helping children become strong thinkers, learners, and doers is dependent upon the interest and the enthusiastic participation and leadership of the learners themselves, the children. - Lori McWilliam Pickert
In all debates, let truth be thy aim, not victory, or an unjust interest. - William Penn
I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma: but perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national interest. - Sir Winston Churchill
If a man empties his purse into his head no one can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest. - Benjamin Franklin
In the beginning, the price of giving great love is risking that it won't be returned. Until you understand, of course, that great love is always returned. With interest. - Mike Dooley
Some people want the past repeated and have an interest in making sure we don't remember it. - Paul Krugman
There is no reason to assume that the universe has the slightest interest in intelligence—or even in life. Both may be random accidental by-products of its operations like the beautiful patterns on a butterfly's wings. The insect would fly just as well without them. - Arthur C. Clarke
Curiosity is often mistaken as Love,Since they both have the common elements of Interest and Passion - drishti bablani
I am a man, and whatever concerns humanity is of interest to me. - Terence
Parentage is a very important profession, but no test of fitness for it is ever imposed in the interest of the children. - George Bernard Shaw
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