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Interest Quotes

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Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
- George Washington

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Worry Fear

If a man empties his purse into his head,
no man can take it away from him.
An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

Friendship without self-interest
is one of the rare and beautiful things in life.
- James Francis Byrnes

 

Make the most of your regrets;
never smother your sorrow,
but tend and cherish it till it comes to have
a separate and integral interest.
To regret deeply is to live afresh.
- Henry David Thoreau

A man's interest in a single bluebird
is worth more than a complete but dry list
of the fauna and flora of a town.
- Henry David Thoreau

Ordinary life does not interest me.
I seek only the high moments.
I am in accord with the surrealists,
searching for the marvelous.
- Anais Nin

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It is art that makes life, makes interest,
makes importance and I know of no substitute whatever
for the force and beauty of its process.
- Max Eastman

It is hard to interest those who have everything,
in those who have nothing.
- Helen Keller

We all have an interest in making sure teens grow up healthy and drug-free.
- John Walters

Be open to the amazing changes which are occurring
in the field that interest you.
- Leigh Steinberg

The rate of interest acts as a link between income-value and capital-value.
- Irving Fisher

They are patriotic in time of war because it is to their interest to be so,
but in time of peace they follow power and the dollar wherever they may lead.
- Henry A. Wallace

The instant formal government is abolished,
society begins to act.
A general association takes place, and common interest
produces common security.
- Thomas Paine

Justice, sir, is the great interest of man on earth.
It is the ligament which holds civilized beings and
civilized nations together.
- Daniel Webster

It is not from the benevolence of the butcher,
the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner,
but from their regard to their own interest.
- Adam Smith

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

I have a love interest in every one of my films:
a gun.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

Child-rearing is my main interest now.
I'm a hands-on father.
- Sean Penn

Concern for man and his fate must always form
the chief interest of all technical endeavors.
Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations.
- Albert Einstein

Ethical and questions of philosophy interest me a great deal.
- Robert Sheckley

I was never that much a focus of interest in my career.
I'm aware of that now, which doesn't give me a lot of pleasure.
- Harrison Ford

I don't have a strong interest in history.
- Larry Niven

Thus, in general, in the first instance,
the direction of interest in empirical fact will be
canalised by the logical structure of the theoretical system.
- Talcott Parsons

Pakistan has made no mention of ending our tests.
We have a missile program, and it is in the national
interest whatever we want to do.
- Ayub Khan

I'm curious about everything.
Even subjects that don't interest me.
- Alex Trebek

It's not a choice between war and peace.
It's a choice between war and endless war.
It's not appeasement.
I think it's better even to call it American self-interest.
- Michael Scheuer

It was a combination of an intense interest in children's literature,
which I've always had, and the feeling that I'd just
have a go and see if I could do it.
- Penelope Lively

If I, taking care of everyone's interests,
also take care of my own, you can't talk about a conflict of interest.
- Silvio Berlusconi

My own curiosity and interest are insatiable.
- Emma Lazarus

At first the ancient images of the Goddess did not interest me.
- Carol P. Christ

Is it really true that political self-interest is nobler
somehow than economic self-interest?
- Milton Friedman

THIS Duty implies that we should affectionately interest
ourselves in whatever concerns the Honour,
the Fame and Security of our Sovereign and his Government.
- Charles Inglis

It is in the country's best interest that Tony Blair
rather than Michael Howard should form the next government.
- Robert Jackson

Although there is a very large literature,
still growing almost daily, on the Chinese calendar,
its interest is, we suggest, much more archaeological
and historical than scientific.
- Joseph Needham

Deep Throat did serve the public interest by providing
the guidance and information to us.
- Bob Woodward

However, in spite of the general perception that monetary
policy should be conducted so as to avert deflation,
a central bank cannot lower interest rates below the zero lower bound.
- Toshihiko Fukui

Deeply consider that it is your duty and interest to
read the Holy Scriptures.
- Adam Clarke

I have never regarded politics as the arena of morals.
It is the arena of interest.
- Aneurin Bevan

Taking an interest in what others are thinking and
doing is often a much more powerful form of encouragement than praise.
- Robert Martin

My own interest developed because I thought it was
a fascinating subject and something I wanted to pursue.
- Jack Kilby

They have to be able to spark my interest so I want to pursue it,
and they have to have an awesome personality,
really laid-back.
All those things are sexy to me.
- Laura Prepon

There is already huge public interest in stage musicals.
- Tim Rice

Wherefore for the public interest and benefit of human
society it is requisite that the highest obligations
possible should be laid upon the consciences of men.
- Isaac Barrow

My interest in secret societies is the product of many experiences,
some I can discuss, others I cannot.
- Dan Brown

I also got a chance to go to the American Museum in New York,
which helped my interest.
- Robert T. Bakker

This illuminates not only fans' interest in major league
teams but also the minors and even Little League.
- John Thorn

A publisher should always be on the receiving end.
He should take an interest in almost any subject and remain anonymous,
letting the author take center stage.
- Cass Canfield

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

I read the book with interest, but when Jackson was
a candidate in 1828 for the Presidency,
I opposed him and voted for Adams.
I favored a protective tariff.
- Ezra Cornell

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

Marriage is like a bank account.
You put it in, you take it out, you lose interest.
- Irwin Corey

I am utterly bored by celebrity interviews.
Most celebrities are devoid of interest.
- Roger Ebert

I think it was this curiosity about the natural world
which awoke my early interest in science.
- Paul Nurse

Opinions are a private matter.
The public has an interest only in judgments.
- Walter Benjamin

As a conservative power, the United States has a vital
interest in upholding and expanding the reign of law
in international relations.
- J. William Fulbright

I do not intend, we do not intend, that any party shall survive,
if we can help it, that will lay the confiscating hand
upon Americans in the interest of England or of Europe.
- Richard Parks Bland

I have decided that I won't take up assignments that don't interest me.
- Lata Mangeshkar

This country needs to get a backbone and stand up for its economic interest.
- Byron Dorgan

If you are a musician and you don't show any interest
on the business level then you are actually vulnerable
and people will rip you off.
They will sweet talk you into anything.
- Michael Schenker

We sometimes encounter people, even perfect strangers,
who begin to interest us at first sight,
somehow suddenly, all at once, before a word has been spoken.
- Fyodor Dostoevsky

I decided to become a painter when my first four paintings
where all published and attracted a great deal of interest.
I exhibited one of them and it was sold.
- John Dyer

It's basic due diligence to make sure that whenever
a foreign entity acquires a controlling interest in a U.S.
company that national security isn't threatened.
- Dave Reichert

I certainly believe that improving our intelligence
is of important national interest.
- Jeff Sessions

My key interest in choosing scripts is character-driven stories,
because there are so many stories that sacrifice character for plot.
- Lasse Hallstrom

I maintain that the existing corn laws are bad,
because they have given a monopoly of food to the landed
interest over every other class and over every other interest in the kingdom.
- Joseph Hume

The force of passion is balanced by the force of interest.
- Jose Marti

We have believed for many years, much earlier than
anyone else was talking about this issue,
that it was in the interest of China to evolve to a
more flexible exchange rate system.
- Rodrigo Rato

I have absolutely zero interest in politics.
- Jerry Hall

There's a preoccupation with memory and the operation
of memory and a rather rapacious interest in history.
- Penelope Lively

To be fair, lying is part and parcel of public life.
Every politician has lied about something because they
are owned by the special interest groups that finance their elections.
- Peter Schuyler


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