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American industrialist 1863-1947
A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.
English writer 1709-1784
Avarice is generally the last passion of those lives of which the first part has been squandered in pleasure, and the second devoted to ambition. He that sinks under the fatigue of getting wealth, lulls his age with the milder business of saving it.
Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
Iranian politician and writer 1934-2017
Both of them were the children of the United States. They sacrificed their children for the benefit of the others. But they were not very devoted children of the United States.
British economist 1842-1924
Capital is that part of wealth which is devoted to obtaining further wealth.
American political economist and journalist 1839-1897
Compare society to a boat. Her progress through the water will not depend upon the exertion of her crew, but upon the exertion devoted to propelling her. This will be lessened by any expenditure of force in fighting among themselves, or in pulling in different directions.
Swedish songwriter, producer, member of ABBA 1945-
Critics used to say that ABBA were formulaic or that our songs were rubbish. We never had time for those comments, though. We were sincere and devoted to what we did.
English writer 1894-1963
Half at least of all morality is negative and consists in keeping out of mischief. The lords prayer is less than 50 words long, and 6 of those words are devoted to asking god not to lead us into temptation.
Czechoslovak and Slovak politician 1921-1992
I can only say, think of me what you will, I have worked for thirty years in the Party, and my whole family has devoted everything to the affairs of the Party, the affairs of socialism.
John D. Rockefeller
American industrialist: founder Exxon 1839-1937
I can think of nothing less pleasurable than a life devoted to pleasure.
I felt exactly like the man in the advertisement who has not devoted fifteen minutes a day to the study of the classics. If only (I thought) I had devoted fifteen minutes a day to the cultivation of the aesthetic attitude! I could bound Afghanistan.Source: Contemporary Reminiscences in Arts & Decoration, Vol. 26 (1927)
American writer 1924-1987
It is astonishing that in a country so devoted to the individual, so many people should be afraid to speak.
Swedish actress and singer 1942-
Little bitty bags are completely impractical - I like big slouchy bags because they have to be comfortable for my lovely wee Chihuahua Tequila, who comes everywhere with me. I'm devoted to him, now my kids have long since flown the nest.
English art critic 1819-1900
Modern education has devoted itself to the teaching of impudence, and then we complain that we can no longer control our mobs.
Brendan I. Koerner
American author 1974-
Monorails have their own fan club, which claims more than 2,500 members who swap monorail toys and trinkets. Modern light rail can claim no such devoted fan base.
American writer, filmmaker, teacher, and political activist 1933-2004
Much of modern art is devoted to lowering the threshold of what is terrible. By getting us used to what, formerly, we could not bear to see or hear, because it was too shocking, painful, or embarrassing, art changes morals.
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