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Affairs Quotes

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People in their handlings of affairs
often fail when they are about to succeed.
If one remains as careful at the end
as he was at the beginning,
there will be no failure.
- Lao Tzu

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You are to have implicit confidence in your own ability,
knowing that it is the nature of thought
to externalize itself in your health and affairs,
knowing that you are the thinker.
- Ernest Holmes

Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles.
The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.
- Ambrose Bierce

Immense power is acquired by assuring yourself in your
secret reveries that you were born to control affairs.
- Andrew Carnegie

 

A religion that takes no account of practical affairs
and does not help to solve them, is no religion.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

When people get married because they think
it's a long-time love affair,
they'll be divorced very soon,
because all love affairs end in disappointment.
But marriage is a recognition of a spiritual identity.
- Joseph Campbell

Of all human powers operating on the affairs of mankind,
none is greater than that of competition.
- Henry Clay

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No man should ever lose sleep over public affairs.
- Harold MacMillan

Alas for the affairs of men!
When they are fortunate you might compare them to a shadow;
and if they are unfortunate,
a wet sponge with one dash wipes the picture away.
- Aeschylus

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 a way, the American side descended to Saddam's level,
which happens often in these types of circumstances.
That is why the people in Iraq do not accept the current state of affairs.
- Dario Fo

Long run is a misleading guide to current affairs.
In the long run we are all dead.
- John Maynard Keynes

In the whole round of human affairs little is so fatal
to peace as misunderstanding.
- Margaret E. Sangster

If I place love above everything, it is because for
me it is the most desperate,
the most despairing state of affairs imaginable.
- Andre Breton

But first I want to get my master's degree at Columbia's
School of International Public Affairs.
- Christy Romano

Violence is never a solution in my plays,
just as ultimately violence is never a solution in human affairs.
- Edward Bond

The affairs of the world will go on forever.
Do not delay the practice of meditation.
- Milarepa

But Italy can only have any real influence on world
affairs if it carries weight in Europe.
- Romano Prodi

We intend to continue our interest in the affairs of Europe and of the world.
- James F. Byrnes

Public opinion shapes our destinies and guides the
progress of human affairs.
- Frank B. Kellogg

Japan and China are isolated and without intercourse with other countries;
hence the President directed me to attend to or watch
the state of affairs in China also.
- Townsend Harris

Providence conceals itself in the details of human affairs,
but becomes unveiled in the generalities of history.
- Alphonse de Lamartine

Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards,
for they are subtle and quick to anger.
- J. R. R. Tolkien

Every man, however wise, needs the advice of some sagacious
friend in the affairs of life.
- Titus Maccius Plautus

We must admit that it is quite common that people do
have affairs with their leading ladies and men.
- William H. Macy

Even in the common affairs of life, in love,
friendship, and marriage, how little security have
we when we trust our happiness in the hands of others!
- William Hazlitt

I know Raft did have some genuine affairs with actresses.
- Cesar Romero

Humor is perhaps a sense of intellectual perspective:
an awareness that some things are really important,
others not; and that the two kinds are most oddly jumbled in everyday affairs.
- Christopher Morley

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

In such a condition of affairs, the practical difference
between the abolitionist and the sympathizer,
to the man who lost his slave and could not recover it,
was very nebulous.
- John Sergeant Wise

Affairs are easier of entrance than of exit;
and it is but common prudence to see our way out before we venture in.
- Aesop

I have decided to end my participation in public affairs
and to resign my role as premier of Quebec.
- Lucien Bouchard

Future.
That period of time in which our affairs prosper,
our friends are true and our happiness is assured.
- Ambrose Bierce

I refer to calls for humanitarian intervention in the
affairs of another state -
a new idea,
this - even when they are made under the pretext of
defending human rights and freedoms.
- Boris Yeltsin

Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety.
- Plato

Great love affairs start with Champagne and end with tisane.
- Honore de Balzac

An interim government was set up in Afghanistan.
It included two women, one of whom was Minister of Women's Affairs.
Man, who'd she have to show here ankles to to get that job?
- Tina Fey

Almost everything Truman did in foreign affairs I approve of.
- Stephen Ambrose

In a free society the state does not administer the affairs of men.
It administers justice among men who conduct their own affairs.
- Walter Lippmann

I've had affairs.
But I'm not the sort of man who has 10,000 affairs.
- Gerard Depardieu

Vulgar and obscene, the papers run rumors daily about people in show business,
tales of wicked ways and witless affairs.
- Carroll O'Connor

Only towards the end of this process are any of the
chapters in fully readable condition,
a state of affairs that used to alarm my wife.
But Joan's got used to it.
- Fred Saberhagen

Americans are inclined to see the world and foreign
affairs in black and white.
- Richard Kerry

The spirit and determination of the people to chart
their own destiny is the greatest power for good in human affairs.
- Matt Blunt

The history of mankind is confined within a limited period,
and from every quarter brings an intimation that human
affairs have had a beginning.
- Adam Ferguson

Human affairs are not serious, but they have to be taken seriously.
- Iris Murdoch

There were so much affairs of me created by the media...
of course I was not always a true single.
I had some relations, once also to a famous pop star.
- Gabriela Sabatini

I realized that public affairs were also my affairs.
- Helen Gahagan

There comes a time in the affairs of man when he must
take the bull by the tail and face the situation.
- W. C. Fields

I don't believe I'll ever get credit for anything I do in foreign affairs,
no matter how successful it is, because I didn't go to Harvard.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

This world crisis came about without women having anything to do with it.
If the women of the world had not been excluded from world affairs,
things today might have been different.
- Alice Paul

First, then, State Socialism, which may be described
as the doctrine that all the affairs of men should
be managed by the government,
regardless of individual choice.
- Benjamin Tucker

It is frequently a misfortune to have very brilliant
men in charge of affairs.
They expect too much of ordinary men.
- Thucydides

The very phrase 'foreign affairs' makes an Englishman
convinced that I am about to treat of subjects with which he has no concern.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Go before the people with your example,
and be laborious in their affairs.
- Confucius

Once again the mastermind was Lionel Curtis,
and the earlier Round Table Groups and Institutes of
International Affairs were used as nuclei for the new network.
- Carroll Quigley

We're in an illusion about what our role is in world
politics and foreign affairs,
and our policies are killing and destroying and doing
a lot of things that we are not aware of.
- Talib Kweli

Comedy makes the subversion of the existing state of affairs possible.
- Dario Fo

We can guess that the unacceptable conduct of the soldiers
at Abu Ghraib resulted in part from the dangerous state
of affairs on the ground in a theater of war.
- John Yoo

The mistake that was made was, of course,
leaving Saddam in charge of affairs over there.
- John Dingell

Who, then, will govern? The answer must be,
Man - for we have no angels in the shape of men,
as yet, who are willing to take charge of our political affairs.
- Andrew Johnson

Twenty can't be expected to tolerate sixty in all things,
and sixty gets bored stiff with twenty's eternal love affairs.
- Emily Carr

There is a slowness in affairs which ripens them,
and a slowness which rots them.
- Joseph Roux

I don't care about Clinton's haircuts or his affairs or any of that stuff.
- Tim Robbins

I think all foreigners should stop interfering in the
internal affairs of Iraq.
Those who want to come and help are welcome.
Those who come to interfere and destroy are not.
- Paul Wolfowitz

As free citizens in a political democracy,
we have a responsibility to be interested and involved
in the affairs of the human community,
be it at the local or the global level.
- Paul Wellstone

We have, of course, long since ceased to think of Nature
as the sympathetic mirror of our moods,
or to imagine that she has any concern with the temporal affairs of man.
- Richard Le Gallienne

To the stern student of affairs, Beirut is a phenomenon,
beguiling perhaps, but quite, quite impossible.
- Jan Morris

Human nature is so constituted, that all see and judge
better in the affairs of other men than in their own.
- Terence

Blunders are an inescapable feature of war,
because choice in military affairs lies generally between the bad and the worse.
- Allan Massie

The price of apathy towards public affairs
is to be ruled by evil men.
- Plato


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