Affairs Quotes

When you consider things like the ...

When you consider things like the stars, our affairs donโ€™t seem to matter very much, do they? - Virginia Woolf
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โ€œIt may help to understand human affairs to be clear that most of the great trium...

โ€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.โ€ - Neil Gaiman, Good Omens
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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
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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." โ€” Nicholas Chamfort
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โ€œThere was a time when corporations played a very minor part i...

โ€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.โ€ -Woodrow Wilson, 1912
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โ€œA man is likely to mind his own business when it is worth ...

โ€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 peopleโ€™s business.โ€ โ€” Eric Hoffer
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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." โ€” Paul Valery
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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." โ€” James Reston
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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
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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
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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." โ€” James Reston
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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. "
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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)
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โ€œIf names cannot be correct, then language is not in accordance wit...

โ€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.โ€ -- Confucius
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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
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"Of all affairs, com...

"Of all affairs, communication is the most wonderful." - John Dewey
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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 peopleโ€™s business.โ€ โ€” Eric Hoffer
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ May 08
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โ€œNothing in the aff...

โ€œNothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety.โ€ Plato
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โ€œRemember that there is nothing stable in human...

โ€œRemember that there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity.โ€ โ€”Isocrates
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โ€œThe less the prudence with which others cond...

โ€œThe less the prudence with which others conduct their affairs, the greater the prudence with which we must conduct our own.โ€ - Warren Buffett
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Affairs don't start in ...

Affairs don't start in bedrooms. They start with conversation- MS. KIYIEKAH
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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
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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
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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.โ€”Willard Spiegelman
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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,
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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
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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)
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Mar 30
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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
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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)
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"Itโ€™s funny how you can forget everything except people loving you...

"Itโ€™s funny how you can forget everything except people loving you. Maybe thatโ€™s why humans find it so hard getting over love affairs. Itโ€™s not the pain theyโ€™re getting over, itโ€™s the love." โ€“ Jellicoe Road
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Aug 23
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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โ€œTruth is the summit of being;...

โ€œTruth is the summit of being; justice is the application of it to affairs.โ€ โ€•Ralph Waldo Emerson
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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
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"Every step forward begin...

"Every step forward begins with a firmly planted foot in the past." -Covert Affairs
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โ€œSimplicity, simplicity, simplicity! I say, let your affairs be as two or...

โ€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.โ€-Henry David Thoreau, Walden
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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
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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
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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
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