interest

A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on husbands, interest, life, reform, and women

The only way a woman can ever reform her husband is by boring him so completely that he loses all possible interest in life.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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A Quote by Napoleon Hill on imagination, interest, people, self-interest, and understanding

If your imagination leads you to understand how quickly people grant your requests when those requests appeal to their self-interest, you can have practically anything you go after.

Napoleon Hill

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A Quote by Napoléon Buonaparte (Napoléon I) on interest

A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights.

Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 - 1821)

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A Quote by Napoléon Buonaparte (Napoléon I) on fear, interest, and men

There are two levers for moving men: interest and fear.

Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 - 1821)

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on affection, books, children, education, and interest

In the education of children there is nothing like alluring the interest and affection, otherwise you only make so many asses laden with books.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essays

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A Quote by Mark Twain on devil, history, interest, nations, privacy, purpose, war, weakness, and world

And always we had wars, and more wars, and still other wars - all over Europe, all over the world. "Sometimes in the private interest of royal families," Satan said, "sometimes to crush a weak nation; but never a war started by the aggressor for any clean purpose - there is no such war in the history of the race.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

Source: The Mysterious Stranger

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A Quote by Madame Marie Curie on desires, doubt, efficiency, good, humanity, impossibility, interest, life, men, needs, organize, practicality, profit, research, society, wealth, and work

Humanity needs practical men, who get the most out of their work, and, without forgetting the general good, safeguard their own interests. But humanity also needs dreamers, for whom the disinterested development of an enterprise is so captivating that it becomes impossible for them to devote their care to their own material profit. Without doubt, these dreamers do not deserve wealth, because they do not desire it. Even so, a well-organized society should assure to such workers the efficient means of accomplishing their task, in a life freed from material care and freely consecrated to research.

Marie Curie (1867 - 1934)

Source: Eve Curie (trans. Vincent Sheean), Madame Curie, Simon and Schuster, NY, 1946

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A Quote by Marie Beynon Ray on interest, life, and losing

No one grows old by living - only by losing interest in living.

Marie Beynon Ray

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A Quote by Maria Mitchell on caring and interest

When we are chafed and fretted by small cares, a look at the stars will show us the littleness of our own interests.

Maria Mitchell (1818 - 1889)

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A Quote by Maria Edgeworth on garden, interest, life, and love

I find the love of garden grows upon me as I grow older more and more. Shrubs and flowers and such small gay things, that bloom and please and fade and wither and are gone and we care not for them, are refreshing interests, in life, and if we cannot say never fading pleasures, we may say unreproved pleasures and never grieving losses.

Maria Edgeworth

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