Quotes: disinterested

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  • Beatrice Webb
    Beatrice Webb
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    ... if I had been a man, self-respect, family pressure and the public opinion of my class would have pushed me into a money-making profession; as a mere woman I could carve out a career of disinterested research.
  • Oswald Chambers
    Oswald Chambers
    Scottish preacher, writer 1874-1917
    Oswald Chambers
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    Books are standing counselors and preachers, always at hand, and always disinterested; having this advantage over oral instructors, that they are ready to repeat their lesson as often as we please.
  • George Macaulay Trevelyan
    George Macaulay Trevelyan
    British historian and academic 1876-1962
    George Macaulay Trevelyan
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    Disinterested intellectual curiosity is the life blood of real civilization.
  • Oliver Goldsmith
    Oliver Goldsmith
    Irish writer and poet 1728-1774
    Oliver Goldsmith
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    Friendship is a disinterested commerce between equals; love, an abject intercourse between tyrants and slaves.
  • Abigail Adams
    Abigail Adams
    Wife of John Adams 1744-1818
    Abigail Adams
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    Patriotism in the female sex is the most disinterested of all virtues. Excluded from honors and from offices, we cannot attach ourselves to the State or Government from having held a place of eminence.... Yet all history and every age exhibit instances of patriotic virtue in the female sex; which considering our situation equals the most heroic of yours.
    Source: Letter to John Adams, 17 June 1782
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
    Henry David Thoreau
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    The broadest and most prevalent error requires the most disinterested virtue to sustain it.
  • Midge Decter
    Midge Decter
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    The hatred of the youth culture for adult society is not a disinterested judgment but a terror-ridden refusal to be hooked into the, if you will, ecological chain of breathing, growing, and dying. It is the demand, in other words, to remain children.
  • Albert Camus
    Albert Camus
    French writer and essayist 1913-1960
    Albert Camus
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    To write is to become disinterested. There is a certain renunciation in art.
  • Albert J. Nock
    Albert J. Nock
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    Useless knowledge can be made directly contributory to a force of sound and disinterested public opinion.
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