Quotes: interests

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  • Napoleon
    Napoleon
    French Emperor 1769-1821
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    A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights.
  • An ideal society should be mobile, should be full of channels for conveying a change taking place in one part to other parts. In an ideal society, there should be many interests consciously communicated and shared.
  • History shows that where ethics and economics come in conflict, victory is always with economics. Vested interests have never been known to have willingly divested themselves unless there was sufficient force to compel them.
  • Amelia Earhart
    Amelia Earhart
    American aviation pioneer and author 1897-1939
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    The effect of having other interests beyond those domestic works well. The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one's appreciation of fundamental things like home, and love, and understanding companionship.
  • The predominant yardstick of your government is not human rights but national interests.
  • Aristide Briand
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    A country grows in history not only because of the heroism of its troops on the field of battle, it grows also when it turns to justice and to right for the conservation of its interests.
  • Laurence Sterne
    Laurence Sterne
    British author 1713-1768
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    A large volume of adventures may be grasped within this little span of life, by him who interests his heart in everything.
  • Fawn M. Brodie
    Fawn M. Brodie
    American historian and biographer 1915-1981
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    A man's memory is bound to be a distortion of his past in accordance with his present interests, and the most faithful autobiography is likely to mirror less what a man was than what he has become.
  • Arthur Christopher Benson
    Arthur Christopher Benson
    English essayist, poet, author and academic 1862-1925
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    All the best stories in the world are but one story in reality - the story of escape. It is the only thing which interests us all and at all times, how to escape.
  • Immanuel Kant
    Immanuel Kant
    German philosopher 1724-1804
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    All the interests of my reason, speculative as well as practical, combine in the three following questions: 1. What can I know? 2. What ought I to do? 3. What may I hope?
  • Barry Ritholtz
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    Amongst the financial Twitterati, the term 'muppets' has come to describe any client used and abused by some financial predator. I've adopted the term to describe portfolios that have been assembled for purposes other than serving the clients' best interests.
  • Bridget Riley
    Bridget Riley
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    An artist's early work is inevitably made up of a mixture of tendencies and interests, some of which are compatible and some of which are in conflict.
    Source: The Eyes Mind: Collected Writings 1965-2009 (2009)
  • Daniel S. Loeb
    Daniel S. Loeb
    American investor, hedge fund manager, and philanthropist 1961-
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    As stewards of our assets you are charged with a duty to place stockholder interests above personal gain or other motives.
  • Bob Ainsworth
    Bob Ainsworth
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    As the Chief of the Defence Staff says, you don't defend on the goal line. Defending the interests of the U.K. means tackling threats early and at source, and that means intervening overseas.
  • Be influenced by nothing but your clients' interests. Tell them the truth.
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