Affair Quotes

When you consider things like the ...

When you consider things like the stars, our affairs don’t seem to matter very much, do they? - Virginia Woolf
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 15
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β€œIt may help to understand human affairs to be clear that most of the great trium...

β€œIt may help to understand human affairs to be clear that most of the great triumphs and tragedies of history are caused, not by people being fundamentally good or fundamentally bad, but by people being fundamentally people.” - Neil Gaiman, Good Omens
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 05
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"Any one may so arrange his affairs that his taxes shall be as low as possib...

"Any one may so arrange his affairs that his taxes shall be as low as possible; he is not bound to choose that pattern which will best pay the Treasury; there is not even a patriotic duty to increase one's taxes." - Judge Learned Hand
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 10
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"In great affairs men show themselves as t...

"In great affairs men show themselves as they wish to be seen; in small things they show themselves as they are." β€” Nicholas Chamfort
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"Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. A...

"Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. And my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it." β€” W. Somerset Maugham
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 07
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Jesus built my car. It's a...

Jesus built my car. It's a love affair - mainly Jesus and my hotrod. --Al Jourgensen
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 21
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β€œThere was a time when corporations played a very minor part i...

β€œThere was a time when corporations played a very minor part in our business affairs, but now they play the chief part, and most men are the servants of the corporations.” -Woodrow Wilson, 1912
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 05
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β€œWhy is it that one can look at a lion or a planet or an owl or at som...

β€œWhy is it that one can look at a lion or a planet or an owl or at someone's finger as long as one pleases, but looking into the eyes of another person is, if prolonged past a second, a perilous affair?” – Walker Percy
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 28
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β€œA man is likely to mind his own business when it is worth ...

β€œA man is likely to mind his own business when it is worth minding. When it is not, he takes his mind off his own meaningless affairs by minding other people’s business.” β€” Eric Hoffer
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 24
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"Politics is the art of preventing ...

"Politics is the art of preventing people from taking part in affairs which properly concern them." β€” Paul Valery
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jul 18
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"This is the devilish thing about forei...

"This is the devilish thing about foreign affairs: they are foreign and will not always conform to our whim." β€” James Reston
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 21
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"Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. A...

"Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. And my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it." β€” W. Somerset Maugham
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 23
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'The price good men pay for i...

'The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.'- Plato
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 09
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Cherish sunsets, wild creatures and wil...

Cherish sunsets, wild creatures and wild places. Have a love affair with the wonder and beauty of the earth. β€” Stewart Udall
πŸ“…οΈŽ Apr 27
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"People who worked for the public welfare, were not led by an impulse of the heart to car...

"People who worked for the public welfare, were not led by an impulse of the heart to care for the public good, but reasoned from intellectual considerations that it was a right thing to take interest in public affairs, and consequently took interest in them." -Leo Tolstoy
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 28
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"This is the devilish thing about forei...

"This is the devilish thing about foreign affairs: they are foreign and will not always conform to our whim." β€” James Reston
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 04
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"Meddle Not in the Affairs of ...

"Meddle Not in the Affairs of Dragons......for Humans are Crunchy and Taste Good With Ketchup. "
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 02
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"Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. A...

"Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. And my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it." β€” W. Somerset Maugham
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 16
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"Of all the ridiculous things it seems to be the most ridiculous is to be busy man of affairs, pro...

"Of all the ridiculous things it seems to be the most ridiculous is to be busy man of affairs, prompt to meals to prompt to work. Hence when I see a fly settle down in a crucial moment on the nose of a businessman... then I laugh heartily... What do they accomplish these hustlers?"-Kierkegaard(1843)
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 21
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β€œIf names cannot be correct, then language is not in accordance wit...

β€œIf names cannot be correct, then language is not in accordance with the truth of things; and if language is not in accordance with the truth of things, affairs cannot be carried on to success.” -- Confucius
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 11
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"The price good men pay for indiff...

"The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men" - Plato, The Republic
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 17
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"Of all affairs, com...

"Of all affairs, communication is the most wonderful." - John Dewey
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 22
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A man is likely to mind his own business when it is worth m...

A man is likely to mind his own business when it is worth minding. When it is not, he takes his mind off his own meaningless affairs by minding other people’s business.” β€” Eric Hoffer
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 08
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β€œNothing in the aff...

β€œNothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety.” Plato
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 02
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β€œRemember that there is nothing stable in human...

β€œRemember that there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity.” β€”Isocrates
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 16
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β€œThe less the prudence with which others cond...

β€œThe less the prudence with which others conduct their affairs, the greater the prudence with which we must conduct our own.” - Warren Buffett
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 26
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We all become great explorers durin...

We all become great explorers during our first few days in a new city, or a new love affair. - Mignon McLaughlin
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 16
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"The only love affair...

"The only love affair i have ever had was with music." - Maurice Ravel
πŸ“…οΈŽ Apr 04
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Affairs don't start in ...

Affairs don't start in bedrooms. They start with conversation- MS. KIYIEKAH
πŸ“…οΈŽ Apr 23
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"I do not criticize persons, but only a state of affa...

"I do not criticize persons, but only a state of affairs. It is they, however, who will have to answer for defensiveness at the bar of history." - Liddell Hart, 1933
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 25
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"During the daily peak viewing periods, television in the main insulates us from t...

"During the daily peak viewing periods, television in the main insulates us from the realities of the world in which we live. If this state of affairs continues, we may alter an advertising slogan to read: Look now, pay later." - Edward R. Murrow, 1958
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 04
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"Invent a flying machine, or invent nothin...

"Invent a flying machine, or invent nothing - that is your own affair. You are pursuing an idea - that is enough. " - Peter Kropotkin
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 17
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Chance encounters brighten the day. They'...

Chance encounters brighten the day. They're like little love affairs without consequences. They keep you alert.β€”Willard Spiegelman
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 06
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"Except during the nine months before he dra...

"Except during the nine months before he draws his first breath, no man manages his affairs as well as a tree does." ~ George Bernard Shaw,
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 15
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"It may help to understand human affairs to be clear that most of the great triump...

"It may help to understand human affairs to be clear that most of the great triumphs and tragedies of history are caused, not by people being fundamentally good or fundamentally bad, but by people being fundamentally people." Terry Pratchet (Good omens)
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 30
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"I think that life would suddenly seem wonderful to us if we were threatened to die...Just t...

"I think that life would suddenly seem wonderful to us if we were threatened to die...Just think of how many projects, travels, love affairs, studies, it - our life - hides from us, made invisible by our laziness which, certain of a future, delays them incessantly." - Marcel Proust
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 03
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"POLITICS, n. A strife of interests masquerading as a con...

"POLITICS, n. A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage." - Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary (1906)
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 06
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'In the EU we have two kinds of memberstates: small ones and those who still don't realize t...

'In the EU we have two kinds of memberstates: small ones and those who still don't realize that they are small. This is the big world we live in. It's good to accept this reality.' Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 12
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"It’s funny how you can forget everything except people loving you...

"It’s funny how you can forget everything except people loving you. Maybe that’s why humans find it so hard getting over love affairs. It’s not the pain they’re getting over, it’s the love." – Jellicoe Road
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 23
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When I say I believe in a square deal I do not mean...to give every man the best hand. If the c...

When I say I believe in a square deal I do not mean...to give every man the best hand. If the cards do not come to any man, or if they do come, and he has not got the power to play them, that is his affair. All I mean is that there shall be no crookedness in the dealing.~ Theodore Roosevelt
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 21
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Experience has always shown, and reaso...

Experience has always shown, and reason also, that affairs which depend on many seldom succeed. ~ Francesco Guicciardini
πŸ“…οΈŽ Apr 12
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"We are not going to achieve a new world order wi...

"We are not going to achieve a new world order without paying for it in blood as well as in words and money." - Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., in Foreign Affairs
πŸ“…οΈŽ Apr 28
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"Genius is no respecter of time, trouble, mon...

"Genius is no respecter of time, trouble, money or persons, the four things round which human affairs turn most persistently." - Samuel Butler
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 11
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"There is a tide in the affairs o...

"There is a tide in the affairs of men. Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;" - W. Shakespeare
πŸ“…οΈŽ Apr 27
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"If a nation is centered in the Tao, if it nourishes it...

"If a nation is centered in the Tao, if it nourishes its own people and doesn't meddle in the affairs of others, it will be a light to all nations in the world." - Lao Tzu
πŸ“…οΈŽ Apr 23
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β€œTruth is the summit of being;...

β€œTruth is the summit of being; justice is the application of it to affairs.” ―Ralph Waldo Emerson
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 31
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"Delays breed danger and opportunity once lost is ...

"Delays breed danger and opportunity once lost is not easily recovered. Our captivity will become an old affair and here we shall remain." - Richard O'Brien
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 13
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A religion that takes no account of ...

A religion that takes no account of practical affairs and does not help to solve them is no religion -Mahatma Gandhi
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jul 02
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"Every step forward begin...

"Every step forward begins with a firmly planted foot in the past." -Covert Affairs
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jul 30
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β€œSimplicity, simplicity, simplicity! I say, let your affairs be as two or...

β€œSimplicity, simplicity, simplicity! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand; instead of a million count half a dozen, and keep your accounts on your thumb nail.”-Henry David Thoreau, Walden
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 13
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"Our universe is a sorry little affair unless it h...

"Our universe is a sorry little affair unless it has something for every age to investigate. Nature does not reveal her mysteries once and for all." - Seneca
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 24
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In all affairs, it's a healthy thing now and...

In all affairs, it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted. ~ Bertrand Russell
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 25
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"A total abstainer is one who abstains from ev...

"A total abstainer is one who abstains from everything but abstention, and especially from inactivity in the affairs of others." - Ambrose Bierce
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 17
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"There is a tide in the affairs of men ...

"There is a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, lead on to fortune." ~ William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 17
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"Death is a very dull, dreary affair, an...

"Death is a very dull, dreary affair, and my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it." William Somerset Maugham
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 27
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