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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.
Scottish preacher, writer 1874-19170
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
British historian and academic 1876-19620
Disinterested intellectual curiosity is the life blood of real civilization.
Irish writer and poet 1728-17740
Friendship is a disinterested commerce between equals; love, an abject intercourse between tyrants and slaves.
Wife of John Adams 1744-18180
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
American writer 1817-18620
The broadest and most prevalent error requires the most disinterested virtue to sustain it.
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.
French writer and essayist 1913-19600
To write is to become disinterested. There is a certain renunciation in art.
Useless knowledge can be made directly contributory to a force of sound and disinterested public opinion.