A Quote by Robert James McCracken, D.D. on boredom, emotion, generations, ideas, interest, kindness, majorities, poverty, and skill

We are raising a generation that has a woefully small stock of ideas and interests and emotions. It must be amused at all costs but it has little skill in amusing itself. It pays some of its members to do what the majority can no longer do for themselves. It is this inner poverty that makes for the worst kind of boredom.

Robert McCracken

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A Quote by Richardson Wright on garden, interest, investment, life, nature, seasons, success, and world

Still others make gardens because it is part of a full life. To live happily they must invest their hours and aspirations in the activities of another world. And they draw the interest of delight and refreshment according to the measure of their investment. These are usually quaint folk, other-worldly in their manner, but capable of comprehending the idiosyncrasies of Nature as she displays them in a tree and bush and passing season, across the skyline and in the infinite zenith. These, moreover, are the successful gardeners.

Richardson Wright

Source: Truly Rural, 1922

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A Quote by Reginald Horace Blyth on books, interest, poetry, popularity, schools, time, writers, and zen

Regarding R. H. Blyth: Blyth's four volume Haiku became especially popular at this time [1950's] because his translations were based on the assumption that the haiku was the poetic expression of Zen. Not surprisingly, his books attracted the attention of the Beat school, most notably writers such as Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder and Jack Kerouac, all of whom had a prior interest in Zen.

Reginald Horace Blyth (1898 - 1964)

Source: Zen Quotes — George Swede, Haiku in English in North America

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A Quote by Raymond E. Moley on bankers, delusion, democracy, dictatorship, existence, feeling, heaven, idealism, interest, lawyers, managers, politicians, and world

The antithesis of democracy is class dictatorship, whether by groups of bankers, investors, managers, politicians, lawyers or union members. Over a considerable part of the world the unspeakable doctrine is being preached that the ideal of a democratic State is a snare and a delusion. A politician if he denies the existence of the essentials of democracy and denies it in such a way as to create class feeling, is not working in the interest of democracy even though he protests to the high heavens that that is his objective.

Raymond E. Moley

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on interest, limitations, and men

Men cease to interest us when we find their limitations.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Price Pritchett, Ph.D. on conflict, conscience, ethics, heart, interest, listening, mind, and selfishness

Pay attention to the voice within. . . . Sometimes the voice of your conscience gets drowned out by crowd noise or by the pep rally of temptations. And your mind may put some selfish spin on the ball, rationalizing that it's okay to veer away from the ethical route. When we run into conflicts between ethical "shoulds" and our selfish "wants," we all argure out ways to con our conscience. But take pains to listen, because it has your best interests at heart.

Price Pritchett

Source: The Ethics of Excellence

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A Quote by Pope John Paul II on bureaucracy, control, creativity, interest, and self-interest

Where self-interest is suppressed, it is replaced by a burdensome system of bureaucratic control that dries up the wellspring of initiative and creativity.

Pope John Paul II (1920 -)

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A Quote by Peter Farquharson on interest, relationships, and trust

Relationships of trust depend on our willingness to look not only to our own interests, but also the interests of others.

Peter Farquharson

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A Quote by Patrick B. Comer, Jr. on adventure, belief, goals, interest, life, people, and selfishness

Getting ahead in industry is an adventure-and there aren't many people today who like adventure. . . . The supervisor who gets ahead must have a basic, materialistic selfish interest in a better life . . . and must believe he'll reach his goal if he tries hard enough. The door is still open to initiative.

Patrick B. Comer

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on doubt, interest, and reason

It is only about things that do not interest one that one can give a really unbiased opinion, which is no doubt the reason why an unbiased opinion is always valueless.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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