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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

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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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It is difficult for the common good to prevail
against the intense concentration
of those who have a special interest,
especially if the decisions are made behind locked doors.
- Jimmy Carter

I was losing interest in politics,
when the repeal of the Missouri Compromise aroused me again.
What I have done since then is pretty well known.
- Abraham Lincoln

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A lot of people over the years have been doing yoga
and I think even more these days are expressing an interest in it.
So there are a lot of manifestations of spirituality here in town.
- Ashley Judd

Judaism has always been a strong interest of mine.
My two sons speak Hebrew and are familiar with the
scriptures and with rabbinic literature.
This is the way we live.
- Herman Wouk

The people of this country, not special interest big money,
should be the source of all political power.
- Paul Wellstone

Being a housewife and a mother is the biggest job in the world,
but if it doesn't interest you, don't do it -
I would have made a terrible mother.
- Katharine Hepburn

Reality doesn't interest me.
- Leni Riefenstahl

I did not have a very literary background.
I came to poetry from the sciences and mathematics,
and also through an interest in Japanese and Chinese poetry in translation.
- Robert Morgan

The news is staged, anticipated, reported,
analyzed until all interest is wrung from it and abandoned for some new novelty.
- Thomas Griffith

A celebrity name is never enough for an intelligent mass market...
truly successful businesses are born of passion and heartfelt interest.
- Elle Macpherson

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

Because of her interest and demands,
I amplified an average baritone voice into one that is loud and clear.
- Johnny Olson

The trade of banks is the buying and selling of interest and exchange.
- William Petty

I didn't have any interest in traditional art.
- Cindy Sherman

My paintings do not have a center, but depend on the
same amount of interest throughout.
- Jackson Pollock

While we are under the tyranny of Priests,
it will ever be their interest, to invalidate the law of nature and reason,
in order to establish systems incompatible therewith.
- Ethan Allen

I can't confirm any rumors.
I'm happy doing what I'm doing.
I have no interest in going back to coaching.
- Jimmy Johnson

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

The principle element in a performance is risk,
and if you're losing interest then by scaring yourself
to death the audience will feel it and boy it'll wake them up.
- Leo Kottke

Having this interest here in the Redskins is the chief hobby of my life.
- Jack K. Cooke

My own curiosity and interest are insatiable.
- Emma Lazarus

The problem is, of course, that these interest groups
are all asking for changes,
but their enthusiasm for change rapidly disappears
when it affects the core of their own interests.
- Angela Merkel

But now I've got a young son and his interest is in
science and now when I talk to him,
I see that in the science sphere of our lives there is new,
there is progress.
- Janet Suzman

Every man is to be considered in two capacities,
the private and public; as designed to pursue his own interest,
and likewise to contribute to the good of others.
- Joseph Butler

Self-interest is but the survival of the animal in us.
Humanity only begins for man with self-surrender.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

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

Learning how to improvise really awakened my interest in music.
- Carter Burwell

It's a funny thing about me.
I don't have any interest in food most of the time now,
although when I was a kid I was always hungry.
- Alan Ladd

But it is well to remember that we are dealing with
nations every one of which has a direct individual interest to serve,
and there is grave danger in an unshared idealism.
- Henry Cabot Lodge

Mother's interest in contemporary American artists
emerged during the 1920s.
- David Rockefeller

Religious freedom is too sacred a right to be restricted
or prohibited in any degree without convincing proof
that a legitimate interest of the state is in grave danger.
- Frank Murphy

At the moment I'm enjoying a new challenge at the Royal Opera House,
but I'm also keen to pursue my interest in television
and particularly in science.
- Deborah Bull

Because of my Portuguese heritage, I have an interest
in all of the instrumentation that comes from Portugal and Brazil as well.
- Nelly Furtado

Nature...
is nothing but the inner voice of self-interest.
- Charles Baudelaire

Many of the French follow a Trade with the Indians,
living very conveniently for that Interest.
- John Lawson

They said that Seven was a former Borg who had been
human and had been assimilated.
She was regaining her humanity.
I had no interest in this character.
- Jeri Ryan

Lyric writing is an interesting process in Sonic Youth.
There's three people writing now, and we've all had
a lot of interest and involvement with expression through words.
- Thurston Moore

I did get a very fine education, and not just in science.
It took some pressure on the part of my elders to convince
me that I really should take an interest in humanities.
- Joshua Lederberg

Further, for once, I like the idea that people who
think I'm a constant voice for the furthering of the
imagination have to see that interest in a more materialistic fashion.
- Peter Sotos

A plant's ability to grow, increase and sustain itself
became of secondary and almost minimal interest.
- Bill Munson

No student of history can fail to see the moral interest of the Middle Ages,
any more than an artist can fail to see their aesthetic interest.
- Goldwin Smith

He who receives money in trust to administer for the benefit of its owner,
and uses it either for his own interest or against
the wishes of its rightful owner,
is a thief.
- Jose Marti

When a thing ceases to be a subject of controversy,
it ceases to be a subject of interest.
- William Hazlitt

I have no interest in directing.
I've no talent for it.
- Victor Garber

This idea of trying to repeat a success doesn't interest me.
It's only really done to make money.
- Agnetha Faltskog

I built my own hi-fi set and enjoyed helping friends
with their amateur radio transmitters,
but lost interest as soon as they worked.
- Robert W. Wilson

What is true of Mr. Mill's influence on the women's-suffrage
question is true also of the other political movements
in which he took an active interest.
- Millicent Fawcett

To appreciate nonsense requires a serious interest in life.
- Gelett Burgess

There are only two forces that unite men -
fear and interest.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

We have lost all our big Australian industries and icons,
including Qantas when it sold 25 % of its shares and
a controlling interest to British Airways.
- Pauline Hanson

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


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