Affair Quotes

Affair Quotes by William Scranton, John Dewey, Charles Caleb Colton, William Makepeace Thackeray, Storm Jameson, Bette Davis and many others.

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The value of government to the people it serves is in direct relationship to the interest citizens themselves display in the affairs of state.
William Scranton
The mere absorption of facts and truths is so exclusively an individual affair that it tends very naturally to pass into selfishness. There is no obvious social motive for the acquirement of mere learning, there is no clear social gain in success thereat.
John Dewey
Truth can hardly be expected to adapt herself to the crooked policy and wily sinuosities of worldly affairs; for truth, like light, travels only in straight lines.
Charles Caleb Colton
Perhaps all early love affairs ought to be strangled or drowned, like so many blind kittens.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Pornography is essentially reductive, an exercise in the nothing-but mode, a depersonalizing of the human beings involved, a showing-up of human lust as nothing but an affair of the genitals.
Storm Jameson
An affair now and then is good for a marriage. It adds spice, stops it from getting boring… I ought to know.
Bette Davis
It was ordained that our earthly pilgrammage should be a struggle, and life would be a tame affair if everything went smoothly.
Flora Thompson
We need a new kind of citizenship, so that we can see citizens as themselves earning the rank of patriot because of their involvement in their community affairs….We as a society need to be encouraging people to focus not just on individual wants but on serving the larger community.
Paul Wellstone
Unmitigated seriousness is always out of place in human affairs.
George Santayana
A man having an affair is acceptable, women are called characterless. Why?
Abhinav Shukla
I physically need to make art. Art isn’t just a hobby for me. It’s not something that I like. It’s an intense passion, an ecstatic love affair, with as much turmoil, frustration, exasperation and need as a forbidden liaison.
Sarah Lacy
Chocolate … is not something you can take or leave, something you like only moderately. You dont like chocolate. You dont even love chocolate. Chocolate is something you have an affair with.
Geneen Roth
The business of a Political Economist is neither to recommend nor to dissuade, but to state general principles, which it is fatal to neglect, but neither advisable, nor perhaps practicable, to use as the sole, or even the principal, guides in the actual conduct of affairs.
Nassau William Senior
The Masters runs deep in my heart; it’s a love affair that I’ve had since I was a little boy with that tournament, that club.
Jim Nantz
Because of the love affair between the American public and the stock market, it is possible for entrepreneurs, technological visionaries and inventors of every sort to get financing.
Ron Chernow
When people performing on the public’s behalf feel intimidated, it’s a sorry affair.
Michael Frome
We need to shift from an economic organizing principle for human civilization, to a humanitarian organizing principle. Making money more important than your own children is a pathological way for an individual to run their affairs, and it’s a pathological way for a society to run its affairs.
Marianne Williamson
I was not born for courts and great affairs, but I pay my debts, believe and say my prayers.
Alexander Pope
The spirit and determination of the people to chart their own destiny is the greatest power for good in human affairs.
Matt Blunt
I never, ever had it in my mind that I wanted to be in the record industry, because I still contend that the record industry is an insidious affair. It’s this terrible collision between art and commerce, and it will always be that way.
Ian MacKaye
Look, three love affairs in history, are Abelard and Eloise, Romeo and Juliet and the American media and this President at the moment. But this doesn’t matter over time. Reality will impinge. If his programs work, he’s fine. If it doesn’t work, all of the adulation of journalists in the world won’t matter.
George Will
Every man alone is sincere.
At the entrance of a second person,
hypocrisy begins.
We parry and fend the approach
of our fellow-man by compliments,
by gossip, by amusements, by affairs.
We cover up our thought from him
under a hundred folds.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Now if there is one thing that we do worse than any other nation, it is try and manage somebody else’s affairs.
Will Rogers
I came then to a conviction that has never left me: that there is too much for me to attend to in this mortal life without overspeculation on the immortal, that it is not necessary to my peace of mind or to my effort to be a decent and useful person, to have a definite assurance about the affairs of the next world.
Ida Tarbell
Humor is perhaps a sense of intellectual perspective: an awareness that some things are really important, others not; and that the two kinds are most oddly jumbled in everyday affairs.
Christopher Morley
Singing has nothing to do with the affairs of this world: it is not for the law. Singers are merry, and free from sorrows and cares.
Martin Luther
You can’t possibly conduct a proper affair without a lot of deliberating, scheming, speculating, and conniving. It’s a delicate balance where the excitement must equal the guilt and sex must be as bright as the future you gamble.
John Dufresne
John McCain’s choice of Sarah Palin as running mate is the towering example of his poor judgment. Palins ignorance of public affairs is monumental.
Edgar Bronfman, Sr.
When it comes to your personal life, such as love and romance, girls should take a tip from the men and keep their affairs to themselves. Any man worth his salt regards his private life as his own. To kiss a girl and run and tell would mark him as a cad. Why doesn’t that apply to girls also?
Carole Lombard
Public employment contributes neither to advantage nor happiness. It is but honorable exile from one’s family and affairs.
Thomas Jefferson
Who cares what entertainers on the air think about international affairs? Who would want to hear me about Vietnam? They can hear all they want from people with reason to be respected as knowledgeable.
Johnny Carson
Ray Bradbury has a vacation house in Palm Springs, California, in the desert at the base of the Santa Rosa mountains. It’s a Rat Pack-era affair, with a chrome-and-turquoise kitchen and a small swimming pool in back.
Sam Weller
No perfect solution is, not merely in practice, but in principle, possible in human affairs, and any determined attempt to produce it is likely to lead to suffering, disillusionment and failure.
Isaiah Berlin
Absence of thought is indeed a powerful factor in human affairs, statistically speaking the most powerful, not just in the conduct of the many but in the conduct of all.
Hannah Arendt
Perceiving the world as well designed and thus the product of a designer, and even seeing divine providence in the daily affairs of life, may be the product of a brain adapted to finding patterns in nature. (38)
Michael Shermer
Should you be a teenager blessed with uncommon good looks, document this state of affairs by the taking of photographs. It is the only way anyone will ever believe you in years to come.
Fran Lebowitz
You agreee with me that the situation is a lulu? Certainly, a somewhat sharp crisis in your affairs would appear to have been precipitated, Sir.
P. G. Wodehouse
I suddenly had this really mad desire to have an affair with a woman. I was divorced. I was childless. I figured there’s got to be one more way to really tick off my mom.
Carol Leifer
The men who administer public affairs must first of all see that everyone holds onto what is his, and that private men are never deprived of their goods by public men.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Doctrine is not an affair of the tongue but of the life.
John Calvin
When people read erotic symbols into my painting, they’re really thinking about their own affairs.
Georgia O’Keeffe
There is a tide in the affairs of men
William Shakespeare
There’s a large strain of irony in our human affairs… Interwoven with our affairs is this wonderful spirit of irony which prevents us from ever being utterly and irretrievably serious, from being unaware of the mysterious nature of our existence.
Malcolm Muggeridge
The deliciousness of a bowl of pasta isn’t proportional to the time it takes to make it: A three-hour ragu doesn’t necessarily taste 15 times better than a 10-minute butter-and-Parm weeknight affair.
Chris Morocco
Hunting power is a very strange affair. There is no way to plan it ahead of time. That’s what’s exciting about it. A warrior proceeds as if he had a plan though, because he trusts his personal power. He knows for a fact that it will make him act in th emost appropriate fashion.
Carlos Castaneda
It’s like everyone I have dinner with, I’m having an affair with. Who was it I met the other day? Minnie Driver! She seems charming, but that’s the only time I’ve met her.
Mick Jagger
When I was younger, I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do, but I told a lot of lies in school. I told my friends once that I was playing John Travolta’s daughter in a movie. I also told people that I had this romantic affair with Jonathan Taylor Thomas over a summer.
Meaghan Rath
The war… was an unnecessary condition of affairs, and might have been avoided if forebearance and wisdom had been practiced on both sides.
Robert E. Lee
It is ridiculous to suppose that the great head of things, whatever it be, pays any regard to human affairs.
Pliny the Elder
To become a theoretical physicist … you need to have a passionate love affair with the universe.
Michio Kaku
Courteous Reader, Astrology is one of the most ancient Sciences, held in high esteem of old, by the Wise and the Great. Formerly, no Prince would make War or Peace, nor any General fight in Battle, in short, no important affair was undertaken without first consulting an Astrologer.
Benjamin Franklin
I am moreover inclined to be concise when I reflect on the constant occupation of the citizens in public and private affairs, so that in their few leisure moments they may read and understand as much as possible.
Marcus Vitruvius Pollio
I’m in love with golf, and I want everybody else to share my love affair.
Arnold Palmer
My biggest fantasy love affair was with Dustin Hoffman. It’s so bizarre. Also Anthony Hopkins.
Debra Messing
Certainly, no church should be involved in trying to set the affairs of the nation.
Mitt Romney
I have always considered that choosing a companion for life was a very important affair and that my happyness or misery in this life depended on the choice.
Ezra Cornell
Some of the greatest love affairs I’ve known have involved one actor-unassisted.
Wilson Mizner
Writing is like a love affair: the beginning is the best part.
Mavis Gallant
You have to understand, the Blazers and their fans had a unique relationship. I’m not sure there has ever been a love affair between an NBA team and its fan base like we had… We had good players and good citizens.
Clyde Drexler
As a medical doctor who chose a career in artificial heart technology rather than clinical practice, I decided not to take an internship, which is required for licensing. Instead, I work with invention, manufacturing, regulatory affairs, and clinical application of artificial hearts.
Robert Jarvik
If people see me having dinner with a beautiful woman, they immediately believe that I’m having a love affair with her. Of course that’s rubbish. I’m not a playboy!
George Clooney
The rhyme of the poet
Modulates the king’s affairs.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There can never be peace in Ireland until the foreign oppressive British presence is removed, leaving all the Irish people as a unit to control their own affairs and determine their own destinies as a sovereign people, free in mind and body, separate and distinct physically, culturally and economically.
Bobby Sands
All political lives, unless they are cut off in midstream at a happy juncture, end in failure, because that is the nature of politics and of human affairs.
Enoch Powell
Science is like a love affair with nature; an elusive, tantalising mistress. It has all the turbulence, twists and turns of romantic love, but that’s part of the game.
Vilayanur S. Ramachandran
Men who neglect philosophy while busying themselves with ordinary affairs are like the Suitors [in the Odyssey] who desired Penelope but went to bed with her maids.
A race that is solely dependent upon another for economic existence sooner or later dies. As we have in the past been living upon the mercies shown by others, and by the chances obtainable, and have suffered there from, so we will in the future suffer if an effort is not made now to adjust our own affairs.
Marcus Garvey
To me, women’s lib was mainly a white, upper-middle class affair of little use to a reservation Indian woman.
Mary Brave Bird
I think we are all disgusted by the way George W. Bush’s administration has allowed honesty and candor to seep into the genteel world of international affairs.
David Brooks
The man who is kind and who practices righteousness, who remains passive against the affairs of the world, who considers all creatures on earth as his own self, he attains the Immortal Being; the true God is ever with him.
If you lead a country like Britain, a strong country, a country which has taken a lead in world affairs in good times and in bad, a country that is always reliable, then you have to have a touch of iron about you.
Margaret Thatcher
I have never had sexual relations with Monica Lewinsky. I’ve never had an affair with her.
William J. Clinton
The more reasonable a student was in mathematics, the more unreasonable she was in the affairs of real life, concerning which fewtrustworthy postulates have yet been ascertained.
George Bernard Shaw
Almost all human affairs are tedious. Everything is too long. Visits, dinners, concerts, plays, speeches, pleadings, essays, sermons, are too long. Pleasure and business labor equally under this defect, or, as I should rather say, this fatal super-abundance.
Arthur Helps
Today, of course, the world’s perception of India has changed tremendously. People understand its role in world affairs; they understand that India is not some backward nation. In fact, it is the fastest growing free-market democracy in the world today, and that says it all.
Kabir Bedi
The statesmen still say that we should not interfere in the internal affairs of other nations and yet it is not possible any longer not to interfere, even when we do not mean to do so.
Arthur Hays Sulzberger
In strategic affairs, clarity and consistency are very important.
Ashton Carter
As a former Mod my love affair with fashion has never waned and whenever I go on tour I am always desperate to hit the shops as soon as possible.
Leo Sayer
That man is but of the lower part of the world that is not brought up to business and affairs.
Owen Feltham
In 1840 I was called from my farm to undertake the administration of public affairs and I foresaw that I was called to a bed of thorns. I now leave that bed which has afforded me little rest, and eagerly seek repose in the quiet enjoyments of rural life.
John Tyler
The rain …falls upon the just and the unjust alike; a thing which would not happen if I were superintending the rain’s affairs. No, I would rain softly and sweetly on the just, but if I caught a sample of the unjust outdoors, I would drown him.
Mark Twain
If, instead of playing the horses, an individual chooses to play the market, that is his own affair. Only he must understand that speculating in stocks is gambling, not investing.
Catherine Crook de Camp
Learn whom God has ordered you to be, and in what part of human affairs you have been placed.
Aulus Persius Flaccus
Fate rules the affairs of men, with no recognizable order.
Seneca the Younger
I think there are good men and women in all decades. We’ve grown cynical. And look at what we do to all our heroes: Churchill, FDR, Kennedy, they all had affairs. But heroic things happen every day.
Kevin Costner
I grew up in D.C. but always had a love affair with New York. I did ‘Central Park West,’ ‘Sex and the City,’ ‘Law & Order.’
Darren Star
A total abstainer is one who abstains from everything but abstention, and especially from inactivity in the affairs of others.
Ambrose Bierce
The likelihood of John having an affair with Brian Epstein is absurd, and actually impossible. Even when Phil Spector once tied up and threatened male sex against him, John was terrified.
May Pang
It is for little souls, that truckle under the weight of affairs, not to know how clearly to disengage themselves, and not to know how to lay them aside and take them up again.
Michel de Montaigne
Debra Stephenson and I are nothing more than friends and have a close working relationship – we certainly have not had an affair.
Bradley Walsh
[CIA manipulating] has its roots in internal Pakistani affairs. It’s a horrible development and phenomenon which goes back to radical Islamisation under Zia and taking away the long standing rights of people in the tribal areas [who were left largely alone].
Noam Chomsky
America’s love affair with traveling into outer space is deeply entrenched.
Will Hurd
As small letters hurt the sight, so do small matters him that is too much intent upon them; they vex and stir up anger, which begets an evil habit in him in reference to greater affairs.
Gold gives to the ugliest thing a certain charming air, For that without it were else a miserable affair.
It is a little remarkable, that – though disinclined to talk overmuch of myself and my affairs at the fireside, and to my personal friends – an autobiographical impulse should twice in my life have taken possession of me, in addressing the public.
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Exercise and application produce order in our affairs, health of body, cheerfulness of mind, and these make us precious to our friends
Thomas Jefferson
A man’s dying is more the survivors’ affair than his own.
Thomas Mann
In fall 1967, I was given leave of absence by the National Public Affairs Research Foundation to move to Redondo Beach, California, to work on a short-term research contract with TRW.
Preston Manning
At one time, my mother did plan to divorce my father when she found out about an affair he had with a model, the sister of one of my brother’s girlfriends.
Penny Junor
All a man’s affairs become diseased when he wishes to cure evils by evils.
I have to make this love affair believable enough. It’s very European.
Chita Rivera
We in Israel certainly have a great interest in seeing peace, stability, and security restored to Egypt. We want nothing more than peace for the Egyptian people. We’re not going to get involved in how Egypt, how the Egyptians should run themselves. That’s an internal Egyptian affair.
Michael Oren
There never was a time in our history when ignorance of current affairs could be so dangerous.
Edgar Dale
To quarrel with the uncertainty that besets us in intellectual affairs would be about as reasonable as to object to live one’s life with due thought for the morrow because no man can be sure he will alive an hour hence.
Thomas Huxley
The FA Cup means a lot. There is a real passion here for the competition which you don’t get elsewhere. It’s a love affair. It’s part and parcel of living up here. People might think I’m daft, but I’m not wrong; I’d rather win the Cup than the League.
Alan Shearer
I have gone through many difference phases in my love affair with hip-hop.It evolves, your taste. It sometimes deepens, in terms of what’s out; sometimes it’s not as deep in terms of what’s out. So it’s definitely an evolution. I don’t ever claim to be a hip-hop head.
Solange Knowles
I am of certain convinced that the greatest heroes are those who do their duty in the daily grind of domestic affairs whilst the world whirls as a maddening dreidel.
Florence Nightingale
Politicians also have a love affair with the ‘small business exemption.’ Too much paperwork? Too heavy a burden? Not enough time? Just exempt small businesses from the rule. It sounds so pro-growth. Instead it’s an admission that the costs of a regulation just can’t be justified.
John Sununu
When people get married because they think it’s a long-time love affair, they’ll be divorced very soon, because all love affairs end in disappointment. But marriage is a recognition of a spiritual identity.
Joseph Campbell
From the very beginning our people have markedly combined practical capacity for affairs with power of devotion to an ideal. The lack of either quality would have rendered the other of small value.
Theodore Roosevelt
Today, it is imperative to end this hysteria, to refute the rhetoric of the Cold War and to accept the obvious fact: Russia is an independent, active participant in international affairs. Like other countries, it has its own national interests that need to be taken into account and respected.
Vladimir Putin
At home, besides being Peter or Jane, we also bear a general character; husband or wife, brother or sister, chief, colleague or subordinate. Not among Friends. It is an affair of disentangled, or stripped, minds. Eros will have naked bodies; Friendship naked personalities.
C. S. Lewis
But since the affairs of men rests still incertain,
Let’s reason with the worst that may befall.
William Shakespeare
How many hearts with warm, red blood in them are beating under cover of the woods, and how many teeth and eyes are shining? A multitude of animal people, intimately related to us, but of whose lives we know almost nothing, are as busy about their own affairs as we are about ours.
John Muir
I admire young people who are concerned with the affairs of their community and nation perhaps because I also became involved in struggle whist I was still at school.
Nelson Mandela
When he is late for dinner and I know he must be either having an affair or lying dead in the street, I always hope he’s dead.
Judith Viorst
He is less likely to be mistaken who looks forward to a change in the affairs of the world than he who regards them as firm and stable.
Francesco Guicciardini
If the Age of Sport has been all champagne and roses hitherto, then expect our love affair with its newly-acquired prominence to become increasingly tainted by scandals about cheating. Sport is losing its shine and allure.
Martin Jacques
Always guarding one’s real, precious self in a cocoon of tranquility within a thousand masks. Life itself had become a secret affair.
Mary Balogh
A wedding seems to be, unless you’ve been married more than once, so then it’s a much more mellow affair – it’s one of the biggest decisions you make in your life. Of course, half of marriages fall apart and most people end up being single again anyway.
Lizzy Caplan
The investment banks should either choose to be regulated as banks or should arrange to conduct their affairs to not require the stop-gap support of the Federal Reserve.
Kenneth C. Griffin
The tension between the governed and the governing is what makes the world go ’round. It’s not love, it’s that tension, because that tension exists in love affairs. The whole idea of control is at the heart of human relationships. Control and resistance to control.
William Safire
Inertia is a powerful force in human and political affairs.
Maurice Strong
Poetry, I thought then, and still do, is a matter of space on the page interrupted by a few well-chosen words, to give them importance. Prose is a less grand affair which has to stretch to the edges of the page to be convincing.
Fay Weldon
Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.
Ambrose Bierce
I’ve had some wonderful love affairs and some that didn’t work out. I don’t want to dwell on that and I don’t want to put people down, but I think all the fabulous places I’ve been, the wonderful things that have happened for me, the great people I’ve met – that ought to make a story.
Ella Fitzgerald
We do not behave as if we believed that the affairs of our world were significant enough for the intervention of great men.
Paul Goodman
Simplicity, 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
When the Veterans Affairs Department implemented a program to provide home-based health care to veterans with multiple chronic conditions – many of the systems most expensive patients to treat – they received astounding results.
Ron Wyden
The last degree of honesty has always been, and is still considered incompatible with statesmanship. To hunger and thirst after righteousness has been naturally, as it were, supposed a disqualification for affairs.
Harriet Martineau
We really need to get over this love affair with the fetus and start worrying about children.
Joycelyn Elders
South America goes its own way dramatically in international affairs.
Noam Chomsky
Presidential campaign getting kind of ugly, did you hear about this? Yesterday, a 27-year-old woman came for to deny rumors that she had an affair with Democratic front-runner John Kerry. The woman added, ‘I would never cheat on Bill Clinton.’
Conan O’Brien
Archbishop Milingo is a good Bishop and his contention that there are satanists in Rome is completely correct. Anybody who is acquainted with the state of affairs in the Vatican in the last 35 years is well aware that the prince of darkness has had and still has his surrogates in the court of St. Peter in Rome.
Malachi Martin
Writing is an affair of yearning for great voyages and hauling on frayed ropes.
Israel Shenker
Some people just think utopians are idiots who are imagining rivers of candy and not really engaging with the world’s ills, and sometimes that’s surely the case, but I think that imagining the perfected society is a way of expressing your disgust with the current state of affairs.
Christine Jennings
Civil officials have no business meddling in private religious affairs.
Thomas Jefferson
The world, dear Agnes, is a strange affair.
Vulgar and obscene, the papers run rumors daily about people in show business, tales of wicked ways and witless affairs.
Carroll O’Connor
I’m interested in current affairs and social policy as a whole, but I don’t watch politics for sport.
Anna Chlumsky
But the fact is, Mr. Chairman, for all the challenges the Postal Service of the 21st century faces, it still retains its traditional place as a key cog in how American businesses conduct their affairs and how Americans all across this land communicate.
John M. McHugh
Drinking can not be sacramentalised except in religions which set no store on decorum. The worship of Dionysos or the Celtic god of beer was a loud and disorderly affair.
Aldous Huxley
Of all human powers operating on the affairs of mankind, none is greater than that of competition.
Henry Clay
Petty vexations may at times be petty, but still they are vexations. The smallest and most inconsiderable annoyances are the most piercing. As small letters weary the eye most, so the smallest affairs disturb us most.
Michel de Montaigne
Promotions are a costly affair and most producers shy away from budgeting for that purpose.
Rockline Venkatesh
All love affairs end. Eventually the girl is gonna put curlers in her hair.
Al McGuire
We have become convinced that it is better to avoid such symbolic disguisings of the truth in what we tell children and not to withhold from them a knowledge of the true state of affairs commensurate with their intellectual level.
Sigmund Freud
I was not sure I wanted to issue orders to life; I rather liked the Greek notion of allowing Chance to take a formative hand in my affairs.
Robertson Davies
Reading a good long novel is in many ways like having a long and satisfying affair
Stephen King
I disapprove of lots of decisions made by George Bush: the war, the meddling in the affairs of other countries, the conversations with dictators; it was a dark time.
Tommy Hilfiger
Do not meddle in the affairs of Wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger.
J. R. R. Tolkien
A wise man should not divulge the formula of a medicine which he has well prepared; an act of charity which he has performed; domestic conflicts; private affairs with his wife; poorly prepared food he may have been offered; or slang he may have heard.
Alcohol, acid, cocaine… they were just affairs. When I met heroin it was true love.
Nikki Sixx
America’s strength has made it a sort of Gulliver in world affairs: By wiggling its toes it can, often inadvertently, break the arm of a Lilliputian.
Mohsin Hamid
Scrupulous people are not suited to great affairs.
Anne-Robert-Jacques Turgot, Baron de Laune
Great love affairs start with Champagne and end with tisane.
Honore de Balzac
I fully, fully concede that Secretary Hillary Clinton, who was secretary of State for four years, has more experience – hat is not arguable – in foreign affairs.
Bernie Sanders
People know my characters like Alice Morgan in ‘Luther’ or Alison Bailey from ‘The Affair.’ For me, that’s a compliment, a kind of joy.
Ruth Wilson
If you want to play your part in the world’s affairs, you must refuse to deck yourselves for pleasing man.
Mahatma Gandhi
People have the most control over their affairs at the grass-roots level. Anything that can be fairly and efficiently handled at a grass-roots level should be thus handled, and only delegated to a higher authority when necessary.
Peace Pilgrim
There is nothing divine about morality; it is a purely human affair. If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed. What the individual can do is to give a fine example, and to have the courage to uphold ethical values .. in a society of cynics.
Albert Einstein
Cautiously avoid speaking of the domestic affairs either of yourself, or of other people. Yours are nothing to them but tedious gossip; and theirs are nothing to you.
Lord Chesterfield
The roughest thing was learning the realities of the world at such a young age. I was 10 or 11, going to church, hearing the adults standing on the podium talking about world affairs, about history, about war, and how America was founded.
Michelle Rodriguez
Most of the young people I know are working so hard, 60 or 70 hours a week. They have no time for recreation or love affairs; it’s just work and struggle. I want them to endure, and find that strength and be able to continue.
Cleve Jones
Divorce is never easy, but it’s even more painful when you find out your husband is having an affair with a beautiful model fifteen years younger than you.
Alana Stewart
Every nation whose affairs betray a want of wisdom and stability may calculate on every loss which can be sustained from the more systematic policy of its wiser neighbors.
James Madison
Extremism is the pursuit of the presidency is an unpardonable vice. Moderation in the affairs of the nation is the highest virtue.
Lyndon B. Johnson
I sort of have a love affair with my work. Many of us work far too hard and we don’t put enough value in the epicurean, sensual part of life.
Kim Cattrall
In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.
James Allen
Let’s face it songs are about love, which is, I love you, I don’t love you, come here, go away, I miss you, I don’t miss you. I’m lonely. I’m not lonely. It’s, it’s all about affairs of the heart. And we can all relate to those.
Jeff Barry
When you look back… on your love affairs… what you really find out is that the only person you really go to bed with is yourself.
Shirley MacLaine
Our culture highlights all the trouble, all the drama, all the affairs and all the junk. Do not believe for a minute that any of that reflects reality. That does not have to be your future. The handwriting is not written on the wall.
Andy Stanley
In foreign affairs, the president can do what he wants unless Congress says no. In domestic policy, the president can’t do anything unless Congress says yes.
Bill Vaughan
I’ve had affairs. But I’m not the sort of man who has 10,000 affairs.
Gerard Depardieu
Affairs are easier of entrance than of exit; and it is but common prudence to see our way out before we venture in.
I would say that I probably had an unhealthy love affair with drinking. I grew up as this kind of insecure kid, you know, kind of making my way. And drinking took all of that away.
Michael Botticelli
You know, one day you’re being briefed on world affairs and asked to make decisions, and the next, you’re in Crawford, Texas … and the biggest decision is when do you go mountain bike riding.
George W. Bush
To feel the anguish of waiting for the next moment and of taking part in the complex current (of affairs) not knowing that we are headed toward ourselves, through millions of stone beings – of bird beings – of star beings – of microbe beings – of fountain beings toward ourselves.
Frida Kahlo
I was in Europe and it was at this stage that I fell in love with Americans in uniform. And I continue to have that love affair.
Madeleine Albright
I have often heard it said that the United States is isolated and is not interested in European affairs. I assure you that this is not the case.
Frank B. Kellogg
No matter where you go in the world in any country in Africa or Latin America and other place, you will find that China is very deeply involved in the affairs of that country.
Jimmy Carter
It’s amazing to me – what is this love affair we have with bad guys? With the bad boy in high school, with the anti-hero, et cetera, et cetera? Because I was always just a very nice boy. I didn’t get it.
Terry O’Quinn
Most of the famous love affairs of literature or film were quite short. What was Romeo & Juliet? How long were they together? A few days.
Jesse Harris
Women saw everything, and they thought about everything. The result was wisdom. For men, this was a frightening state of affairs, which is why they insist on holding on to power.
Tamar Myers
I had had an affair with the moon, in which there was neither sin nor shame.
Laurence Sterne
On our crowded planet there are no longer any internal affairs!
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
I had several turtles before they were in. People seemed to think they were funny. Now everyone is wearing them practically every place. I think that’s real fine, but I don’t agree they should go to a formal affair. Turtlenecks with dinner jackets seem ridiculous to me.
Peter Graves
I can understand companionship. I can understand bought sex in the afternoon, but I cannot understand the love affair.
Gore Vidal
The concern is over what will happen as strong encryption becomes commonplace with all digital communications and stored data. Right now the use of encryption isn’t all that widespread, but that state of affairs is expected to change rapidly.
Dorothy E. Denning
There will be but few people who, when at a loss for topics of conversation, will not reveal the more secret affairs of their friends.
Friedrich Nietzsche
It’s very hard for adults to maintain respect and romance so that a love affair can be sustained over years.
Maya Angelou
Not everyone likes the stable, gradual rise of our country. There are some who are using the democratic ideology to interfere in our internal affairs.
Vladimir Putin
If there is one thing the past years have taught us, it is the importance of a keen and high sense of honor in those who handle our governmental affairs.
Millicent Fenwick
Our greatest privilege and responsibility as leaders of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs is to provide our veterans with a system that cares for their wounds and ensures that they have an opportunity to succeed.
Steve Buyer
The difficult problems in life always start off being simple. Great affairs always start off being small.
I’ve read pretty broadly on the Holocaust – both fiction and non-fiction – and to me, ‘The Lost Wife’ is one of the best. The horrors of war serve as a backdrop to a love affair that spans a lifetime, and that love story stayed with me long after I put down the book.
Lauren Weisberger
Such is the uncertainty of human affairs, that security and despair are equal follies; and as it is presumption and arrogance to anticipate triumphs, it is weakness and cowardice to prog-nosticate miscarriages.
Samuel Johnson
Hostility towards China distorted Australia’s international affairs for 20 years until 1972, but reconciliation with China 30 years ago had produced a quarter century of constructive bipartisan relations with our region and the world, unmatched in Australian history.
Gough Whitlam
The absolute necessity to create a proper Earth government’ – we should inscribe this as the priority item on the agenda of world affairs.
Robert Muller
We do not say that a man who takes no interest in public affairs is a man who minds his own business. We say he has no business being here at all.
I haven’t trusted polls since I read that 62% of women had affairs during their lunch hour. I’ve never met a woman in my life who would give up lunch for sex.
Erma Bombeck
The President is no more than a well-meaning baboon. I went to the White House directly after tea, where I found “The Original Gorilla”, about as intelligent as ever. What a specimen to be at the head of our affairs now.
George B. McClellan
It is difficult to attack me directly on religion because I never speak of it. Formally I am a strict observer of decorum and in public affairs it is my principle to uphold religion.
Etienne Francois, duc de Choiseul
Christmas is all about exchanging gifts and I always make an effort to make my Christmas dinner a jolly affair.
Pooja Bedi
I used to think a wedding was a simple affair. Boy and girl meet, they fall in love, he buys a ring, she buys a dress, they say I do. I was wrong. That’s getting married. A wedding is an entirely different proposition.
Steve Martin
And if travel is like love, it is, in the end, mostly because it’s a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, undimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed. That is why the best trips, like the best love affairs, never really end.
Pico Iyer
You will never enjoy the sweetness of a quiet prayer unless you shut your mind to all worldly desires and temporal affairs.
Norbert of Xanten
The use of literature is to afford us a platform whence we may command a view of our present life, a purchase by which we may move it….we see literature best from the midst of wild nature, or from the din of affairs, or from a high religion. The field cannot be well seen from within the field.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Kindness is not an illusion and violence is not a rule. The true resting state of human affairs is not represented by a man hacking his neighbor into pieces with a machete. That is a sick aberration. No, the true state of human affairs is life as it ought to be lived.
Paul Rusesabagina
Human affairs are like a chess-game: only those who do not take it seriously can be called good players. Life is like an earthen pot: only when it is shattered, does it manifest its emptiness.
Seneca the Younger
Ambassador Mulford has made wide-ranging intervention in the internal affairs of India. To say the least, it is very unfortunate. It confirms our earlier apprehension that he is directly interfering in India’s internal affairs.
Bill Vaughan
I’m a reliable witness, you’re a reliable witness, practically all God’s children are reliable witnesses in their own estimation–which makes it funny how such different ideas of the same affair get about.
John Wyndham
Everyone has an influence on public affairs if he will take the trouble to exert it.
Calvin Coolidge
I’ve been going to Cuba since the Elian Gonzalez affair.
Brin-Jonathan Butler
Society would be a charming affair if we were only interested in one another.
Nicolas Chamfort
Personally, I’ve always liked movies about big diamonds, like ‘Pink Panther’ and ‘The Thomas Crown Affair.’ I’ve always found those films really interesting, and they have a good energy about them, which I like.
James Bobin
Whatever happens, I shall never be alone, I shall always have a fare, an affair, or a revolution.
Stephen Spender
Nothing ought to be said or done which could create the impression that unbiased reconsideration of the most elementary premises of philosophy is a merely academic or historical affair.
Leo Strauss
Pry not into the affairs of others, and keep secret that which has been entrusted to you, though sorely tempted by wine and passion.
Future. That period of time in which our affairs prosper, our friends are true and our happiness is assured.
Ambrose Bierce
I would rather sing about my love affair or about a woman or to a woman than some guys any day.
Sammy Hagar
If politics is the art of the possible, research is surely the art of the soluble. Both are immensely practical-minded affairs.
Peter Medawar
Andre Ward beat me fair and square on points in a boring fight, a dull affair. Same as when he beat Kessler. Headbutted him to bits, but he knows how to win. He wins ugly, but he knows how to win.
Carl Froch
death … is not a great affair! Think – it happens once only – to each of us – as birth does. What do you know about being born? that – and no more – will you know about the act of death.
Phyllis Bottome
Do not be desirous of having things done quickly. Do not look at small advantages. Desire to have things done quickly prevents their being done thoroughly. Looking at small advantages prevents great affairs from being accomplished.
Wilson Mizner
Historians, only things of weight,
Results of persons, or affairs of State,
Briefly, with truth and clearness should relate;
Laconic shortness memory feeds.
James R. Heath
The longer I live the more convinced I become that God governs in the affairs of men. And have we now forgotten that powerful friend? Or do we imagine we no longer need His assistance.
Benjamin Franklin
So here, at Arsenal, we are often surprised when we are shown some of the newspapers, and at the bottom of an article there is a line saying if you know of anyone who had an affair with a player, call this number. It is very strange to us.
Dennis Bergkamp
The FBI background check would show that Rudolph Giuliani had an out-of-control affair with his Press Secretary while he was mayor of New York.
Lawrence O’Donnell
It is a small soul, buried beneath the weight of affairs, that does not know how to get clean away from them, that cannot put them aside and pick them up again.
Michel de Montaigne
Christianity nowadays is like a big household where many cousins live under the same roof. They all belong to the same clan, but at times they have very different ideas about how to run their family affairs.
Maria Franziska von Trapp
Mathematics is not something that you find lying around in your back yard. It’s produced by the human mind. Yet if we ask where mathematics works best, it is in areas like particle physics and astrophysics, areas of fundamental science that are very, very far removed from everyday affairs.
Paul Davies
Absorption in worldly affairs breeds darkness in the heart, and absorption in the affairs of the next world enkindles light in the heart
Uthman ibn Affan
You never find friends them following your advice upon their own affairs; nor allowing you to manage your own.
Willis Lamb
If there is no fate and our interactions depend on such a complex system of chance encounters, what potentially important connections do we fail to make? What life changing relationships or passionate and lasting love affairs are lost to chance?
Simon Pegg
The withdrawal of a State from a league has no revolutionary or insurrectionary characteristic. The government of the State remains unchanged as to all internal affairs. It is only its external or confederate relations that are altered. To term this action of a Sovereign a ‘rebellion’ is a gross abuse of language.
Jefferson Davis
There are philanthropists who, incapable of managing their own little affairs, take upon themselves those of the whole world; but as their creditors always outnumber their disciples, they owe humanity more than she will ever owe them.
Jean Antoine Petit-Senn
So the major obstacle to the development of new supplies is not geology but what happens above ground: international affairs, politics, investment and technology.
Daniel Yergin
This feeling of helplessness in us has arisen from our deliberate dismissal of God from our common affairs.
Mahatma Gandhi
There are no small steps in great affairs.
Jean Francois Paul de Gondi
There is a new book out about Hillary Clinton that claims Bill is still having affairs but Hillary continues to look the other way. The only problem is when Hillary does look the other way Bill’s having sex with a women over there too.
Jay Leno
A column is a curiously intimate affair. For a start, you know by default that you will have regular readers, so it gives the writer the privilege of continuing a running conversation with them.
Monty Don
A poem (surely someone has said this before) is a one-night stand, a short story a love affair, and a novel a marriage.
Erica Jong
A person of wisdom is not one who practices Buddhism apart from worldly affairs but, rather, one who thoroughly understands the principles by which the world is governed.
One person told me that Christians believe in a king. We believe in a King Jesus who oversees the affairs of mankind. Maybe we’re reaching for an earthly king.
Max Lucado
Hence as a private man has a right to say what wages he will give in his private affairs, so has a Community to determine what they will give and grant of their substance for the Administration of public affairs.
Samuel Adams
A spiritual process is not a divorce from life. It is an irrevocable love affair with life.
Jaggi Vasudev
Should we continue to run our economic affairs or be managed by people in Brussels?
Nigel Farage
When we suffer we have made it into a personal affair. We shut out all the suffering of mankind.
Jiddu Krishnamurti
[A] good Christian does not care for miracles very much, because a miracle is God looking after His own affairs, and we prefer looking after them for Him.
Georges Bernanos
To make Christianity a private affair while banishing all privacy is to relegate it to the rainbow’s end or the Greek Calends.
C. S. Lewis
Just because many of my friends happen to be male it doesn’t mean I’m having an affair with them.
Shamita Shetty
… [the] special relation of women to children, in which the heart of the world has always felt there was something sacred, serves to impress upon women certain tendencies, to endow them with certain virtueswhich will render them of special value in public affairs.
Mary Corinna Putnam Jacobi
I was not exposed to a lot of culture. The shows we saw in high school, like ‘Phantom of the Opera’ and ‘Miss Saigon,’ were thrilling. But my love affair with theater started with seeing a production of ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ that my sister was in.
Stephen Karam
Love is just a peculiar, fleeting affair that isn’t very important, but in marriage there is always hostility between two different tribes of human beings. There are two opposing forces, who fight each other until one of them wins, and you and I, my poor old Alain, have been knocked out too easily.
Irene Nemirovsky
Both sides of the political spectrum must one day realize that limitless government intrusion in the economy, in our personal lives, and in the affairs of other nations cannot serve the best interests of America.
Ron Paul
The archives recall not one single incriminating incident, not one drunken escapade, not one reported affair, not one spat with a team-mate or reporter – As Matthew Parris wondered of Barack Obama in these pages recently, is he human?
Michael Atherton
No affair that begins with such an orchestrated overture can end on a simple note.
Sloane Crosley
The current neglect of the problem can only irritate this deplorable state of affairs. The Black Muslims should constitute a warning to our society, a warning that must be heeded if we are to preserve the society.
Andrew Goodman
Rapid change of conditions in all human affairs bring unexpected results.
William C. Oates
I have always felt that many Christians, deeply sincere Christians, support the idea of separation of State and Church and the secularist in that sense as well. They believe that religion should be very much a private affair and should not be given special treatment. The State should not fund churches for example.
Ibn Warraq
Once someone has had the good fortune to share a true love affair with a Golden Retriever, one’s life and one’s outlook is never quite the same.
Betty White
Fine wits destroy themselves with their own plots, in meddling with great affairs of state.
John Selden
Finally, the Program aims, through these means, to bring a little more knowledge, a little more reason, and a little more compassion into world affairs and thereby to increase the chance that nations will learn at last to live in peace and friendship.
J. William Fulbright
There are certain queer times and occasions in this strange mixed affair we call life when a man takes his whole universe for a vast practical joke.
Herman Melville
If you read the life of great men and women who made important changes in history, there are two common features: One, they were angry at the state of affairs and, two, they were people of faith.
Leymah Gbowee
The teacher pretended that algebra was a perfectly natural affair, to be taken for granted, whereas I didn’t even know what numbers were. Mathematics classes became sheer terror and torture to me. I was so intimidated by my incomprehension that I did not dare to ask any questions.
Carl Jung
It will be a comprehensive response. The ID issue is one of them. It will make sure that Home Affairs has the capacity to reach people and to make sure that the people themselves know that they have got to get these documents and where to go to get them.
Thabo Mbeki
I think it is the best of humanity that goes out to walk. In happy hours, I think all affairs may be wisely postponed for walking.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
In human affairs, no single person, organisation or social formation ever has a final or an absolutely correct position. It is through conversation, debate and critical discussion that we approach positions that may provide workable solutions.
Nelson Mandela
Friendship is constant in all other things, save in the office and affairs of love.
William Shakespeare
The world is full of fools and faint hearts; and yet everyone has courage enough to bear the misfortunes, and wisdom enough to manage the affairs, of his neighbor.
Benjamin Franklin
In ‘Forbidden Love,’ my character is a divorcee who has an affair with a young doctor. They are blissfully happy and have everything going for them. But their peers, friends, her daughter, and his family disapprove, and the affair ends.
Yvette Mimieux
It’s the same thing he said a few months ago when he refrained from bringing up Bill’s [Clinton] affairs and all the women. Even though Hillary [Clinton] was blasting him for being a sexist and so forth, [Donald] Trump refrained from bringing up Bill.
Rush Limbaugh
All of man’s work is a bloody business. That fact, today, is considered foolish, affairs are finished cleverly with words alone, and jobs that require effort are avoided. I would like young men to have some understanding of this.
Yamamoto Tsunetomo
How one deals with the death of a loved one is a highly personalized affair. Some people weep for days; others take a hike in the woods or count rosary beads.
Douglas Brinkley
The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.
A recent study by David Green and Laura Casper, ‘Delay, Denial and Dilution,’ written for the London-based Institute of Economic Affairs, concludes that the World Health Organization calculated that Britain has as many as 25,000 unnecessary cancer deaths a year because of under-provision of care.
Walter E. Williams
My father is an economist who specialized in foreign food policy, and my mother worked for AID, a branch of the State Department, so food in regards to world affairs was talked about a lot.
Jennifer Gilmore
There is one curious fact noticeable in regard to this thing called “luck,” which is, that while it is made responsible for any turn of affairs that we feel to be discreditable to us, it rarely has credit for an opposite state of things; but, like most other faithful allies in victory, comes poorly off.
William Matthews
Revolution is usually a bloody affair. Our Revolution of 1911 did not shed much blood because our people are a peace-loving people. This peace-loving quality is the greatest virtue of the Chinese.
Sun Yat-sen
In the affairs of this world, poverty alone is without envy.
Giovanni Boccaccio
There were so much affairs of me created by the media… of course I was not always a true single. I had some relations, once also to a famous pop star.
Gabriela Sabatini
When a writer talks about his work, he’s talking about a love affair.
Alfred Kazin
To the stern student of affairs, Beirut is a phenomenon, beguiling perhaps, but quite, quite impossible.
Jan Morris
Countries such as the U.S. and Britain have taken it upon themselves to decide for us in the developing world, even to interfere in our domestic affairs and to bring about what they call regime change.
Robert Mugabe
God’s affairs are accomplished gradually and almost imperceptibly and His spirit is neither violent nor tempestuous.
Vincent de Paul
Everything ends this way in France — everything. Weddings, christenings, duels, burials, swindlings, diplomatic affairs — everything is a pretext for a good dinner.
Jean Anouilh
When you’re in theater or the circus or film – to me it’s all one – affairs happen. People fall in love.
Baz Luhrmann
There’s no more morality in world affairs, fundamentally, than there was at the time of Genghis Khan.
Noam Chomsky
Is the affair of logical lunatics.
Wallace Stevens
A European currency will lead to member-nations transferring their sovereignty over financial and wage policies as well as in monetary affairs… It is an illusion to think that States can hold on to their autonomy over taxation policies.
Hans Tietmeyer
When women have a voice in national and international affairs, wars will cease forever.
Augusta Stowe-Gullen
Marriage is not a simple love affair, it’s an ordeal, and the ordeal is the sacrifice of ego to a relationship in which two have become one.
Joseph Campbell
Thank God our time is now when wrong comes up to meet us everywhere never to leave us till we take, the greatest stride of the soul man ever took. affairs are now soul size the enterprise is exploration unto God. Where are you making for? It takes so many thousand years to wake. But will you wake for pity’s sake?
Christopher Fry
You’re not the same after, say, an incredible love affair that went very well or a love affair that went bad. Or something that happens to your health, or something that happened to somebody else’s health, that is close to you. Or something that happens professionally.
Antonio Damasio
Dance music tends to be a solitary affair.
Peter Hook
An interim government was set up in Afghanistan. It included two women, one of whom was Minister of Women’s Affairs. Man, who’d she have to show here ankles to to get that job?
Tina Fey
We must develop huge demonstrations, because the world is used to big dramatic affairs. They think in terms of hundreds of thousands and millions and billions… Billions of dollars are appropriated at the twinkling of an eye. Nothing little counts.
A. Philip Randolph
Any man who talks about his love affairs thereby proves he is ignorant of love and is moved only by vanity.
Prying into others’ private affairs is the preferred occupation of small minds.
Loretta Chase
I seem to have some of the greatest fans in the world. They are so respectful, whether it’s been people that are fans from ‘Arrow’ or ‘The Affair’ or ‘Chicago Med.’
Colin Donnell
Few, if any, forces in human affairs are as powerful as shared vision.
Peter Senge
CLERGYMAN, n. A man who undertakes the management of our spiritual affairs as a method of better his temporal ones.
Ambrose Bierce
To me there is no more depressing sight than a five-year-old staring at a screen, unsmiling, mouse in hand. Besides whatever dreadful things this prolonged exposure to screens is doing to their brains, computer games tend to be solitary affairs, and produce little laughter.
Tom Hodgkinson
If someone with whom one is having an affair keeps on mentioning some woman whom he knew in the past, however long ago it is since they separated, one is always irritated.
Sei Shonagon
Persecution mania is still around. In your writing, in your exchanges with people, meeting people who are in Russian affairs, Russian literature, etcetera.
Joseph Brodsky
The freedom of individuals from compulsion or coercion never was, and is not now, the normal state of human affairs. The normal state for the ordinary person is tyranny, arbitrary control and abuse mainly by their own government.
Walter E. Williams
Romance is a love affair in other than domestic surroundings.
Walter Raleigh
Jealousy, you know, is usually not an affair of causes. It is much more-how shall I say?-fundamental than that. Based on the knowledge that one’s love is not returned. And so one goes on waiting, watching, expecting…that the loved one will turn to someone else.
Agatha Christie
I think a Play the best divertisement that wise men have: but I do also think them nothing so who do discourse so formallie about the rules of it, as if ’twere the grand affair of humane life.
Aphra Behn
If you don’t like my work in ‘The Affair,’ that’s fine, but I’ll stand by the work because I felt that everything that went on camera was what I intended to go on camera.
Joshua Jackson
The river flowed from century to century, and human affairs play themselves out on its banks. Play themselves out to be forgotten the next day, while the river flows on.
Milan Kundera
Any large extension of the Government into business affairs – no matter what the pretense and no matter how the the extension is labeled – will be bound to promote waste and put a curb on our prosperity and progress.
Thomas A. Edison
When you’ve parked the second car in the garage, and installed the hot tub, and skied in Colorado, and wind-surfed in the Caribbean, when you’ve had your first love affair and your second and your third, the question will remain, where does the dream end for me?
Mario Cuomo
I think I’d want to have an affair with a Montgomery but marry a Taggert.
Jude Deveraux
While I’m generally silent on the affairs of my biological mother, her recent tirade has taken a gross turn. I have never been approached by Dave Grohl in more than a platonic way. I’m in a monogamous relationship and very happy. Twitter should ban my mother.
Frances Bean Cobain
When an artist uses a conceptual form of art, it means that all of the planning and decisions are made beforehand and the execution is a perfunctory affair. The idea becomes a machine that makes the art.
Sol LeWitt
Every man, however wise, needs the advice of some sagacious friend in the affairs of life.
The worst state of affairs is when science begins to concern itself with art.
Paul Klee
Thou shalt not answer questionnaires Or quizzes upon world affairs, Nor with compliance Take any test. Thou shalt not sit with statisticians nor commit A social science.
W. H. Auden
We can’t build a safer world with honorable intentions and good will alone. Achieving the fundamental goals our nation seeks in world affairs – peace, human rights, economics progress national independence and international stability – means supporting our friends and defending our interests.
Ronald Reagan
A kid thinks her mother is just that — hers. A mother is also a woman, an independent being, who doesn’t want to be reminded by anyone, child or otherwise, of her tree-trunk thighs. The world made women’s private lives a public affair to people who knew them and even people who didn’t.
J. Courtney Sullivan
For those who have come here illegally, they might have a transition time to allow them to set their affairs in order. And then go back home and get in line with everybody else. And if they get in line and they apply to become a citizen and get a green card, they will be treated like everybody else.
Mitt Romney
…What disturbed him was the discovery that in sensibly ordering his affairs he had got out of step, and not into step, with Life.
Dashiell Hammett
Dance with a girl three times, and if you like the light of her eye and the tone of voice with which she, breathless, answers your little questions about horseflesh and music about affairs masculine and feminine, then take the leap in the dark.
Anthony Trollope
Pretend what we may, the whole man within us is at work when we form our philosophical opinions. Intellect, will, taste, and passion co-operate just as they do in practical affairs; and lucky it is if the passion be not something as petty as a love of personal conquest over the philosopher across the way.
William James
Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards because a refusal often offends, I read somewhere.
Terry Pratchett
Golf is very much like a love affair. If you don’t take it seriously, it’s no fun, if you do, it breaks your heart. Don’t break your heart, but flirt with the possibility.
Louise Suggs
On television, I love ‘The Crown,’ and ‘The Affair’ is so psychological.
Joanna Kulig
Love is life sharing, not for hurt, Love is alive both not ambiguous. Love is whole life, not an affair.
Khalil Gibran
The same camera that photographs a murder scene can photograph a beautiful society affair at a big hotel.
The U.S. public is depoliticised, poorly informed on foreign affairs… and strongly patriotic in the face of a struggle with another Hitler. Even though the public is normally averse to war, even with modest propaganda efforts… the public can be quickly transformed into enthusiastic supporters of war.
Edward S. Herman
I’ve been in entertainment, politics, business, business coaching, public affairs, documentaries, programming, news, theater. So, there aren’t many things I see that I haven’t seen something like that before.
Roger Ailes
I was shocked to see that some of the very wealthiest people in the country have organised their tax affairs, and to be fair it’s within the tax laws, so that they were regularly paying virtually no income tax. And I don’t think that’s right.
George Osborne
It’s hard to imagine a time when lobster pots weren’t part of a well-equipped kitchen, but America’s love affair with the two-clawed crustaceans didn’t start until the 1800s.
Susannah Cahalan
I am simply not interested in the pots and pans affair, and neither can I bring myself to be interested in the same. I have such great cooks in the family that I would rather manage the other affairs and leave the kitchen to those who know it best.
I’ve always had a weakness for foreign affairs.
Mae West
In effect the people were present through their representatives, and were themselves, step by step and point by point, acting in the conduct of public affairs. No longer merely an ultimate check on government, they were in some sense the government.
Bernard Bailyn
In civil and political affairs, American women take no interest or concern, except so far as they sympathize with their family and personal friends; but in all cases, in which they do feel a concern, their opinions and feelings have a consideration, equal or even superior, to that of the other sex.
Catharine Beecher
The deeper you love yourself, the more the universe will affirm your worth. Then you can enjoy a lifelong love affair that brings you the richest fulfillment from inside out.
Alan Cohen
Never betray His principles for any reason whatsoever, and take great care not to spoil God’s affairs by too much haste in them.
Vincent de Paul
It is much easier to pull down a government, in such a conjuncture of affairs as we have seen, than to build up, at such a season as the present.
John Adams
The one and only formative power given to man is thought. By his thinking he not only makes character, but body and affairs, for “as he thinketh within himself, so is he.”
Charles Fillmore
You should celebrate the end of a love affair as they celebrate death in New Orleans, with songs, laughter, dancing and a lot of wine.
Francoise Sagan
The only deep emotion I occasionally felt in these affairs was gratitude, when all was going well and I was left, not only peace, but freedom to come and go–never kinder and gayer with one woman than when I had just left another’s bed, as if I extended to all others the debt I had just contracted toward one of them.
Albert Camus
Democracy is perhaps the most promiscuous word in the world of public affairs.
Bernard Crick
Life without illusion is a ghostly affair.
Virginia Woolf
We don’t pray for the land. We pray for the humans, all humans… starting with the president, Mohammed Morsi, and all officials, and for God to give everyone wisdom and responsibility to manage the affairs of this country and its people in true Egyptian spirit.
Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria
The End of the Affair is a good movie because it about things, things that really matter. Love, sex, death. Have you ever seen romance?
Stephen Rea
[The adoption of the Constitution] will demonstrate as visibly the finger of Providence as any possible event in the course of human affairs can ever designate it.
George Washington
EXHORT, v.t. In religious affairs, to put the conscience of another upon the spit and roast it to a nut-brown discomfort.
Ambrose Bierce
Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable but positive hindrances to our progress. Our life is frittered away by detail. I say let your affairs be as two or three, not a hundred or a thousand. And keep your accounts on your thumb nail.
Henry David Thoreau
If our minds are stayed upon God, His peace will rule the affairs entertained by our minds. If, on the other hand, we allow our minds to dwell on the cares of this world, God’s peace will be far from our thoughts.
Woodrow M. Kroll
The affairs of God are accomplished little by little and almost imperceptibly. The Spirit of God is neither violent nor hasty. He does all things in His time.
St. Vincent
Sunset Boulevard’ – the story of Hollywood movies draped on a depressing sex affair – is an uncompromising study of American decadence displaying a sad, worn, methodical beauty few films have had since the late twenties.
Manny Farber
Neither is life long enough for friendship. That is a serious and majestic affair.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
In love affairs, there is no mediator like a merry, simple-hearted child – ever ready to cement divided hearts, to span the unfriendly gulf of custom, to melt the ice of cold reserve, and overthrow the separating walls of dread formality and pride.
Anne Bronte
Make friends with the angels, who though invisible are always with you. Often invoke them, constantly praise them, and make good use of their help and assistance in all your temporal and spiritual affairs.
Saint Francis de Sales
For Aristotle, goodness is a kind of prospering in the precarious affair of being human.
Terry Eagleton
Writing a poem is like having an affair, a one-night stand; a short story is a romance, a relationship; a novel is a marriage-one has to be cunning, devise compromises, and make sacrifices.
Amos Oz
The concept of a ‘just’ or ‘fair’ price is devoid of any scientific meaning; it is a disguise for wishes, a striving for a state of affairs different from reality.
Ludwig von Mises
A love that is based on the goodness of those whom you love is a mercenary affair.
Mahatma Gandhi
If Lincoln had an affair with a slave woman, it would be an outrage, but when Clinton does it with one of his staff, everyone is okay with it.
Bob Dole
What I really found was that the one similarity between Covert Affairs and Fair Game is a deep love and admiration and fascination with the home life of a spy.
Doug Liman
I have always thought that one man of tolerable abilities may work great changes, and accomplish great affairs among mankind, if he first forms a good plan, and, cutting off all amusements or other employments that would divert his attention, make the execution of that same plan his sole study and business.
Benjamin Franklin
To act intelligently in human affairs is only possible if an attempt is made to understand the thoughts, motives, and apprehension of one’s opponent so fully that one can see the world through their eyes.
Albert Einstein
Baseball endures at least in part because it is a contemplative sport that delights in nuances. Not a brazen game, eager to sell its thrills cheaply, but rather an understated affair that must be courted if its to be loved.
Kenneth Turan
In foreign affairs we must make up our minds that whether we wish it or not, we are a great people and must play a great part in the world. It is not open to us to choose whether we will play that great part or not.
Theodore Roosevelt
The mind that has not been developed or trained is very scattered. That’s the normal state of affairs, but it leaves us out of touch with a great deal in life, including our bodies.
Jon Kabat-Zinn
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.
Neil Gaiman
Photography is a love affair with life.
Burk Uzzle
We think of Marilyn who was every man’s love affair with America. Marilyn Monroe who was blonde and beautiful and had a sweet little rinky-dink of a voice and all the cleanliness of all the clean American backyards.
Norman Mailer
Yes, friends, governments in capitalist society are but committees of the rich to manage the affairs of the capitalist class.
James Connolly
I refer to calls for humanitarian intervention in the affairs of another state – a new idea, this – even when they are made under the pretext of defending human rights and freedoms.
Boris Yeltsin
If once the people become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress and Assemblies, Judges and Governors, shall all become wolves. It seems to be the law of our general nature, in spite of individual exceptions.
Thomas Jefferson
The few love affairs which had come my way had been rather silly and sordid. They had not revealed the possibilities of love; in fact I had thought it a somewhat overrated pleasure, a brief and brutal blindness with boredom and disgust hard on its heels.
Aleister Crowley
‘We the People’ established the Constitution. Did we really do so to somehow keep ourselves out of the decision making. Are we only wise when it comes to electing people capable of governing our affairs, but wholly without the intellect to decide issues for ourselves?
Paul Jacob
I wanted to be a neurologist. That seemed to be the most difficult, most intriguing, and the most important aspect of medicine, which had links with psychology, aggression, behavior, and human affairs.
Roger Bannister
Sponsors, corporate endowments, and the heritage of the big fortunes would take care of financing cultural projects when American society was homogeneous. Now it’s too complex, it’s a mix. Different cultures in collision. I think it starts to be necessary to have a government institution to deal with cultural affairs.
Gilberto Gil
For my own part, I commonly attend more to nature than to man, but any affecting human event may blind our eyes to natural objects. I was so absorbed in him as to be surprised whenever I detected the routine of the natural world surviving still, or met persons going about their affairs indifferent.
Henry David Thoreau
My love affairs were more often about the fantasy than the actual person I was involved with.
Peggy Lipton
A marriage is a solemn affair. The tempest of emotions and the myriad of arrangements are giddying, and when one is faced with these, clothing seems to be the last of one’s priorities.
Daphne Guinness
Every new development for the last three centuries has brought men closer to a state of affairs in which absolutely nothing would be recognized in the whole world as possessing a claim to obedience except the authority of the State. The majority of people in Europe obey nothing else.
Simone Weil
Your law may be perfect, your knowledge of human affairs may be such as to enable you to apply it with wisdom and skill, and yet without individual acquaintance with men, their haunts and habits, the pursuit of the profession becomes difficult, slow, and expensive.
William Dunbar
In heterosexual love there’s no solution. Man and woman are irreconcilable, and it’s the doomed attempt to do the impossible, repeated in each new affair, that lends heterosexual love its grandeur.
Marguerite Duras
Physical pain is not a simple affair of an impulse, travelling at a fixed rate along a nerve. It is the resultant of a conflict between a stimulus and the whole individual.
Rene Leriche
Bill Clinton is a man who thinks international affairs means dating a girl from out of town.
Tom Clancy
Hell is out of fashion –institutional hells at any rate. The populated infernos of the 20th century are more private affairs, the gaps between the bars are the sutures of one’s own skull. . .
J. G. Ballard
If you know with a complete absence of doubt that what you are doing is consistent with your own purpose and that you are involved in accomplishing a great affair, then you are at peace with yourself and in harmony with your own heroic mission.
Wayne Dyer
Real Life – the real life of joy we are meant to be living – begins when we restore a sense of reverence to our daily affairs. Today, search for the Sacred in the ordinary with gratitude in your heart and you will surely find it.
Sarah Ban Breathnach
But Italy can only have any real influence on world affairs if it carries weight in Europe.
Romano Prodi
Men desire to have some share in the management of public affairs chiefly on account of the importance which it gives them.
Adam Smith
We can guess that the unacceptable conduct of the soldiers at Abu Ghraib resulted in part from the dangerous state of affairs on the ground in a theater of war.
John Yoo
For out of doubt
In these affairs ’tis each man’s will itself
That gives the start, and hence throughout our limbs
Incipient motions are diffused.
I won’t write my autobiography because I never had an affair with Frank Sinatra, and if I had had, I wouldn’t tell anyone.
Celia Johnson
There is a certain imperiousness, in the manner of speaking and in actions, which makes itself felt everywhere, and soon wins attention and respect. This commanding quality is useful in all affairs, and even for obtaining what we ask for.
Madeleine de Souvre, marquise de Sable
Photography is no longer a love affair with the beauty of reality.
We had lost the fight for the preservation of the white race until God himself intervened in earthly affairs with AIDS to rescue and preserve the white race that he had created…. I praise God all the time for AIDS.
J. B. Stoner
In the American Southwest, I began a lifelong love affair with a pile of rock.
Edward Abbey
It is only reasonable to allow the administration of affairs to mothers before their children reach the age prescribed by law at which they themselves can be responsible. But that father would have reared them ill who could not hope that in their maturity they would have more wisdom and competence than his wife.
Michel de Montaigne
One of my central approaches to writing speculative fiction is to take an absurd situation, which we presently feel is normal, and then push it to an even further absurdity. It’s only in this light that we can see the reflection of the disturbing state of our present-day affairs.
Alexander Weinstein
After decades of declining influence on the affairs of the world, there is once again a widespread consideration of spritual principles as an antidote to the pain of our times.
Marianne Williamson
The United States has made serious mistakes in the conduct of its foreign affairs, which have had unfortunate repercussions long after the decisions were taken.
Nelson Mandela
Good courage in a bad affair is half of the evil overcome.
Alas for the affairs of men! When they are fortunate you might compare them to a shadow; and if they are unfortunate, a wet sponge with one dash wipes the picture away.
What we have seen in recent years in the United States is the church’s rights to express itself, and to conduct its own affairs, being insidiously eroded.
Bruce L. Shelley
For the US, the Kosovo War was a success because it encouraged the development of the Pentagon’s ‘Revolution in Military Affairs’ (RMA). The war provided a test site for experimentation, and paved the way for emergence of what I call in Strategie de la deception ‘the second deterrence’.
Paul Virilio
If your spirit still looks around at the time of prayer, then it does not yet pray as a monk. You are no better than a man of affairs engaged in a kind of landscape gardening.
Evagrius Ponticus
In the long history of human affairs, common sense doesn’t have the greatest track record.
Gavin Extence
I didn’t say [Steve Scalise] was fanatically pro-Israel. I said I wouldn’t vote for because he supports state of Israel which has committed terrorism against American in the Lavon Affair.
David Duke
It is more important to know where you are going than to get there quickly. Do not mistake activity for achievement. Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs, therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity or undue depression in adversity.
I know of nothing more significant than the awakening of men and women throughout our country to the desire to improve their houses. Call it what you will – awakening, development, American Renaissance – it is a most startling and promising condition of affairs.
Elsie de Wolfe
Budgets are not merely affairs of arithmetic, but in a thousand ways go to the root of prosperity of individuals, the relation of classes and the strength of kingdoms.
William E. Gladstone
I care not who controls a nation’s political affairs, so long as I control her currency
Mayer Amschel Rothschild
Men who think that a woman’s past love affairs lessen her love for them are usually stupid and weak.
Marilyn Monroe
The superstition respecting power and office is going to the ground. The stream of human affairs flows its own way, and is very little affected by the activity of legislators. What great masses of men wish done, will be done; and they do not wish it for a freak, but because it is their state and natural end.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Anyway, the way political history is passed down is influenced and spoiled by the closeness of the writers to the political figures that they’re writing about. It’s a sad state of affairs, but there’s probably more veracity of reporting in my work than there is in the newspapers.
Raymond Pettibon
Since, therefore, no man is born without faults, and he is esteemed the best whose errors are the least, let the wise man consider everything human as connected with himself; for in worldly affairs there is no perfect happiness under heaven.
Gerald of Wales
The best love affairs are those we never had.
Norman Lindsay
Having blown up my own long-term marriage via an extramarital affair, followed by a traumatic divorce, I tend to think of love as less a gently glowing hearth than a set of flaming train tracks you strap yourself onto.
Sandra Tsing Loh
The link between domestic policy and international affairs is essential: We cannot say we care about domestic issues and we leave international politics, and the opposite is wrong as well. Both are connected and should be addressed together.
Tariq Ramadan
If people are able to run the affairs of a village well, eventually they’ll be able to run a township, and a county.
Wen Jiabao
Let us be submissive to Providence, He will see to our affairs in His own time and in His own way
Vincent de Paul
Religious people should be very active if they believe that the world belongs to God, and politics is a very important part of the world, then they must participate in political affairs because they are alive. And if they don’t act neither as the leaven or the salt or the light, then things can go horribly badly wrong.
Desmond Tutu
I love my pizza so much, in fact, that I have come to believe in my delirium that my pizza might actually love me, in return. I am having a relationship with this pizza, almost an affair.
Elizabeth Gilbert
Idiot, n. A member of a large and powerful tribe whose influence in human affairs has always been dominant and controlling.
Ambrose Bierce
This sordid affair has become an unacceptable distraction for Representative Weiner, his family, his constituents and the House – and for the good of all, he should step aside and address those things that should be most important – his and his family’s well-being.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz
I think if you’re going to master policy, especially world affairs, you’ve got to know history.
Charles Krauthammer
It’s simply not true that Donald Trump has no experience in foreign affairs. Hell, two of his foreign affairs resulted in marriages!
Michael R. Burch
The fact is we can only love what we know personally. And we cannot know much. In public affairs, in the rebuilding of civilization, something less dramatic and emotional is needed, namely tolerance.
E. M. Forster
He that does not know how wisely to meddle with public affairs in preaching the gospel, does not know how to preach the gospel.
Henry Ward Beecher
I wish I had the luxury of time to read and write like grad students do. That sounds pretty awesome. When I was writing my first book one of my friends was going to grad school at the same time and I heard a lot of stories about drinking, too. I feel like everyone was having affairs.
Jami Attenberg
You’re chained to you reason … Understanding is only a very small affair, so very small
Carlos Castaneda
Twenty can’t be expected to tolerate sixty in all things, and sixty gets bored stiff with twenty’s eternal love affairs.
Emily Carr
This dilettantish inability to comprehend the essential issues of the conduct of production affairs is not only manifested in the writings of Marx and Engels. It permeates no less the contributions of contemporary pseudo-economics.
Ludwig von Mises
We Greeks believe that a man who takes no part in public affairs is not merely lazy, but good for nothing
A love affair should always be a honeymoon. And the only way to make sure of that is to keep changing the man; for the same man can never keep it up.
George Bernard Shaw
People have outs for numbers of episodes, usually, written into their contract. Some studios will say, “We’re going to let Julia Louis-Dreyfus off of Veep to do three episodes, but not three episodes of the same show.” But, that’s all business affairs, so I’m talking over my head here.
Mitchell Hurwitz
I think that when you do an adaptation for theater, it’s either a marriage or a love affair..and so tremendous is my esteem and affection of many years for Ernest Gaines, there was no question but that I would be a very faithful adapter..which I did do.
Romulus Linney
No man can possibly be benevolent or religious, to the full extent of his obligations, without concerning himself, to a greater or less extent, with the affairs of human government.
Charles Grandison Finney
I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.
Robert Louis Stevenson
CALAMITY, n. A more than commonly plain and unmistakable reminder that the affairs of this life are not of our own ordering. Calamities are of two kinds: misfortune to ourselves, and good fortune to others.
Ambrose Bierce
Not mythical material productive forces, but reason and ideas determine the course of human affairs. What is needed to stop the trend toward socialism and despotism is common-sense and moral courage.
Ludwig von Mises
Dorothy was in that state human beings passed through at the beginning of a love affair, in which they desire to say anything and everything to the beloved, to the alter ego, before they have learned what the real Other can and can’t understand, can and can’t accept.
A. S. Byatt
“Gender trouble” is old. I mean, you know, in New York, it is old. I mean it’s sweet. I mean people are really kind about it but it’s like a former love affair you had and you’re done.
Judith Butler
I am not going to answer any questions as to my association, my philosophical or religious beliefs or my political beliefs, or how I voted in any election, or any of these private affairs.
Pete Seeger
Astrology is astronomy brought down to Earth and applied toward the affairs of men.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
One can find women who have never had one love affair, but it is rare indeed to find any who have had only one.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Only towards the end of this process are any of the chapters in fully readable condition, a state of affairs that used to alarm my wife. But Joan’s got used to it.
Fred Saberhagen
I hold the maxim no less applicable to public than to private affairs, that honesty is always the best policy.
George Washington
Tomorrow I shall be sixty-nine, but I do not seem to care. I did not start the affair, and I have not been consulted about it at any step.
William Dean Howells
Meet the Press is the oldest and most treasured public affairs show on television.
David Shuster
The good old maxims of the Bible are applicable, and truly applicable to human affairs, and in this as in other things, we may say here that he who is not for us is against us; he would gathereth not with us scattereth.
Abraham Lincoln
No man should ever lose sleep over public affairs.
Harold MacMillan
Is a lifetime long enough to hold the regret that I have for that fantastically aborted but crazily sweet love affair?
Tennessee Williams
Nothing is more interesting in a novel or a play than an affair.
Howard Jacobson
We are the decisive factor in the affairs of the universe.
Derek Prince
Historically, filmmakers always fall in love with every frame, but now that even neophytes are given final cut, this love affair carries with it serious economic implications.
Peter Bart
Do not measure your loss by itself; if you do, it will seem intolerable; but if you will take all human affairs into account you will find that some comfort is to be derived from them.
Saint Basil
Human affairs are like a chess game. Only those who do not take it seriously can be called good players.
Zicheng Hong
I have never known more than fifteen minutes of anxiety or fear. Whenever I feel fearful emotions overtaking me, I just close my eyes and thank God that He is still on the throne reigning over everything and I take comfort in His control over the affairs of my life.
John Wesley
I’m just too lazy. I wish I could be someone that has wild affairs – all of my favorite nonfiction novels are about these wild affairs and postmarital agonistes – but to be honest, I’m someone that doesn’t deal well with instability.
Kate Zambreno
When folks find I ain’t afeard to speak my mind on their affairs, they kinder guess I’m tellin’ the truth about my own.
Bret Harte
The peace of God is first and foremost peace with God; it is the state of affairs in which God, instead of being against us, is for us. No account of God’s peace which does not start here can do other than mislead.
J. I. Packer
The way of the world is to bloom and to flower and die but in the affairs of men there is no waning and the noon of his expression signals the onset of night. His spirit is exhausted at the peak of its achievement. His meridian is at once his darkening and the evening of his day.
Cormac McCarthy
Knowledge is an affair of symbols and is, all too often, a hindrance to wisdom, the uncovering of the self from moment to moment
Aldous Huxley
Writing a biography is not a love affair. It’s not a marriage. It’s a job, it’s a piece of work.
Hermione Lee
The fact throughout history is that whenever government dominates the economic affairs of its citizenry, a free society is eroded, then destroyed, and a minority government ensues. Personal liberty without economic liberty is an absolute contradiction; the one cannot exist without the other.
William E. Simon
Many discoveries are reserved for ages still to come . . . . Our universe is a sorry little affair unless it has in it something for every age to investigate.
Seneca the Younger
Marriage is a dialogue. But in any meaningful relationship, we should be honest, whether it is about having an affair or a fling.
Anupama Parameswaran
Power must be used, but it must be tempered by soul-searching and the recognition of our human capacity for error. That is the maxim that should inform our approach to every challenge, from reforming state government to engaging in foreign affairs.
Eliot Spitzer
May I never get too busy in my own affairs that I fail to respond to the needs of others with kindness and compassion.
Thomas Jefferson
I don’t feel I’m angry. I feel as though I’m describing something true. If I had stabbed my husband, I could understand being called “angry.” If I had an affair with my husband’s best friend and written about that experience, I could see the anger. But I’m not doing that.
Jamaica Kincaid
Yet the New Testament treats of man and man’s so-called spiritual affairs too exclusively, and is too constantly moral and personal, to alone content me, who am not interested solely in man’s religious or moral nature, or in man even.
Henry David Thoreau
Cherish sunsets, wild creatures and wild places. Have a love affair with the wonder and beauty of the earth.
Stewart Udall
There are those who maintain that in this world women have no right to interfere in the affairs of state, in politics, in plots and counter-plots. Others that are who, more chivalrous, are willing to admit that women have as much right to act, think, and speak as men.
Belle Boyd
I’m in my father’s car at age 9 or 10 crying to Leonard Cohen’s ‘Famous Blue Raincoat,’ thinking that you could write nearly a love letter to a man who betrayed you by having an affair with your wife. I was thinking how wonderful and pure music can be for explaining situations.
Lou Doillon
I distrust all dead and mechanical formulas for expressing anything connected with human affairs and human personalities. Putting human affairs in exact formulas shows in itself a lack of the sense of humor and therefore a lack of wisdom.
Lin Yutang
I’d like my children to learn that anything is possible if you put your mind to it, and that when you make a decision to do something like pursuing the Olympics, like I have, it needs to be a family affair.
Melanie Roach
This policy of supplying by opposite and rival interests, the defect of better motives, might be traced through the whole system of human affairs, both private and public.
James Madison
The one seeking to demonstrate the power of spiritual realization in everyday affairs should believe in Divine guidance… and that everything in life is controlled by love, harmony, and peace.
Ernest Holmes
We cannot live without the Earth or apart from it, and something is shrivelled in a man’s heart when he turns away from it and concerns himself only with the affairs of men
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
These things do not happen by chance. There is much less luck in public affairs than some suppose.
Calvin Coolidge
It would be the irony of fate if my administration had to deal chiefly with foreign affairs.
Woodrow Wilson
I believe no gentleman would like to have his family affairs neglected because his wife was filling her head with crotchets and pothooks, and who, because she understood a few scraps of Latin, valued that more than minding her needle or providing her husband’s dinner.
Sarah Fielding
Violence is never a solution in my plays, just as ultimately violence is never a solution in human affairs.
Edward Bond
A democratically elected congressman of the United States of America should not be talking of an ethnic divide in Afghanistan, should not be interfering in Afghanistan’s internal affairs.
Hamid Karzai
Those of us lucky enough to fall in love with Asia know that it’s an affair that’s as long as it is resonant.
Hanya Yanagihara
For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move; to feel the needs and hitches of our life more nearly; to come down off this feather-bed of civilisation, and find the globe granite underfoot and strewn with cutting flints.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Some reasonable term ought to be allowed to enable aliens to get rid of foreign and acquire American attachments; to learn the principles and imbibe the spirit of our government; and to admit of a probability at least, of their feeling a real interest in our affairs.
Alexander Hamilton
Only a jackass ever talks over his affairs with a woman, whether she be his sweetheart, wife, or sister, or mother.
H. L. Mencken
It is personal vanity of the most flagrant type which intrudes itself, unasked, into other people’s affairs. There are few of us who do not feel capable of ordering the daily lives of others, down to the most minute detail.
Myrtle Reed
Of course, it’s a great joy to be able to perform. And that love affair with an audience, where you give love and they give love back – it’s a romantic situation.
Barry Crocker
I love the novel because it’s like a love affair. You can just fall into it and keep going, and you never know where it’s going to take you.
Daniel Alarcon
Survival is not just a physical thing. It’s a constant mental affair. So, I kind of really draw a lot of power from that word.
I didn’t want to set up a women’s studies program. I thought women should learn to operate in a coeducational atmosphere, because, especially in national security and international affairs, it’s male-dominated.
Madeleine Albright
Someone is going to figure out how to make this work and when they do, all the anti-gambling, over-regulating authoritarian governments will be exposed as emperors without clothes. It might not be obvious that this is even happening at first, since these systems are by definition stealthy affairs.
Calvin Ayre
What do I believe in? Belief means faith, and there’s only one damned thing in the world I have any faith in. That’s the idea of American democracy, because it seems to me so obvious that that’s the only sensible way to run human affairs.
Rex Stout
We didn’t know that Mother had gone through a passionate love affair or that Father suffered from severe depression. Mother was preparing to break out of her marriage, Father threatening to take his own life.
Ingmar Bergman
I think public health is kind of in a very sad state of affairs here in this country.
Jill Stein
We serve a good God who oversees the affairs of mankind.
Max Lucado
Angels play a very active role in the purposes of God and the affairs of men, but do not control human events or violate the free will of human beings.
Gary Kinnaman
The affairs of this world are so shifting and depend on so many accidents, that it is hard to form any judgment concerning the future; nay, we see from experience that the forecasts even of the wise almost always turn out false.
Francesco Guicciardini
Before a person can achieve the kind of life he wants, he must think, act, walk, talk and conduct himself in all of his affairs as would the person he wishes to become.
Zig Ziglar
You can find women who have never had an affair, but it is hard to find a woman who has had just one.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
What is any religion? A little ritual, a little superstition, and some magic. It’s not a strictly spiritual affair; it has psychological roles to fulfill. You might not want it to be a religion based on your own experience but that’s like wanting to clean up your dreams
Gary Snyder
A lot of Gorillaz songs were very personal. I mean, that’s why it was interesting, because it wasn’t music being made for a cartoon. It was something different. It was a much more emotional affair. I wasn’t necessarily thinking in the third-person then.
Damon Albarn
I try to work every day because you have no refuge but writing. When you’re going through a period of unhappiness, a broken love affair, the death of someone you love, or some other disorder in your life, then you have no refuge but writing.
Tennessee Williams
International affairs must be completely permeated with scientific methodology and a democratic spirit, with a fearless weighing of all facts, views, and theories, with maximum publicity of ultimate and intermediate goals, and with a consistency of principles.
Andrei Sakharov
I’ve never lost my cool. Even in love affairs. If you have Plan B and Plan C, you are all the time relaxed.
Mikhail Prokhorov
If names are not correct, then language is not in accord with the truth of things. If language is not in accord with the truth of things, then affairs cannot be carried out successfully.
Human affairs are not serious, but they have to be taken seriously.
Iris Murdoch
It was OK for the media to pursue Former President Clinton year after year for lying about a private, consensual sexual affair, but we have five justices who committed one of the biggest crimes in American History, and it ceased to be a big story.
Vincent Bugliosi
International affairs is very much run like the mafia. The godfather does not accept disobedience, even from a small storekeeper who doesn’t pay his protection money. You have to have obedience otherwise the idea can spread that you don’t have to listen to the orders and it can spread to important places.
Noam Chomsky
The camel carries on his dreary circular task with his usual slow and pompous step and head poised superciliously, as if it were a ritual affair above the comprehension of the vulgar; and no doubt he comforts himself for the dullness of life by a sense of virtue, like many other formalists beside him.
Freya Stark
My pride had been starched by a family who assumed unlimited authority in its own affairs.
Maya Angelou
In a trader-dominated society, the scribe is usually kept out of the management of affairs, but it given a more or less free hand in the cultural field. By frustrating the scribe’s craving for commanding action, the trader draws upon himself the scribe’s wrath and scorn.
Eric Hoffer
Taking friendships for granted is one of the surest ways of ending them. Unless nourished, they tend to wither and die. Unless we earnestly desire its continuance we should never start a friendship any more than we would a love affair.
Alice Hegan Rice
Words and thoughts are a tremendous vibratory force, ever moulding man’s body and affairs.
Florence Scovel Shinn
As a nation we have the right to decide our own affairs, to mould our own future. This does not pose any danger to anybody. Our nation is fully aware of the responsibility for its own fate in the complicated situation of the contemporary world.
Lech Walesa
In Paris every man must have had a love affair. What woman wants something that no other woman ever wanted.
Honore de Balzac
The full meaning of life, the collective meaning of all human desires, is fundamentally a mystery beyond our grasp. As a young man, I chafed at this state of affairs. But by now I have made peace with it. I even feel a certain honor to be associated with such a mystery.
Eugene Wigner
Me and my harp was a love affair from way back.
Little Walter
For centuries the word ‘nature’ has been used to bolster prejudices or to express, not reality, but a state of affairs that the user would wish to see.
Eva Figes
Besides what has been said, people are fickle by nature; and it is a simple to convince them of something but difficult to hold them in that conviction; and, therefore, affairs should be managed in such a way that when they no longer believe, they can be made to believe by force.
Niccolo Machiavelli
While I’m generally silent on the affairs of my biological mother, her recent tirade has taken a gross turn.
Frances Bean Cobain
Purge your mind of all aimless and idle thoughts, especially those that pry into the affairs of others or wish them ill.
Marcus Aurelius
Revolutions are not push button affairs; rather, they evolve only if there exists a reservoir of hope and grievance that can be galvanized into popular action.
Michael Parenti
Watchfulness is the only guard against cunning. Be intent on his intentions. Many succeed in making others do their own affairs, and unless you possess the key to their motives you may at any moment be forced to take their chestnuts out of the fire to the damage of your own fingers.
Baltasar Gracian
It is natural to think that an abstract science cannot be of much importance in affairs of human life, because it has omitted from its consideration everything of real interest.
Alfred North Whitehead
Something very worrying has been going on at Scotland Yard. We now know that in dealing with the phone-hacking affair at the ‘News of the World,’ they cut short their original inquiry; suppressed evidence; misled the public and the press; concealed information and broke the law. Why?
Nick Davies
No people can be bound to acknowledge the invisible hand which conducts the affairs of men more than the people of the united States. Every step by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation seems to have been distinguished by some token of providential agency
George Washington
Affairs are just as disillusioning as marriage, and much less restful.
Mignon McLaughlin
Someone once told me years ago that there was nothing so dead as a warmed-over love affair.
Frederic Tuten
Gowdy had a love affair with the microphone and the fans had a love affair with him. American sports fans truly lost an icon, a legend who never felt he was bigger than anyone else. He had that humility that made him special, and he made everyone feel like they were so important.
Dick Vitale
I would say that during my lifetime, one of the worst political scandals in Sweden was absolutely what happened surrounding the affair of the submarines in Swedish waters in 1982, where there were supposed to be Russian submarines close to Stockholm. And the military of Sweden never got one up.
Henning Mankell
It is indeed difficult to imagine how men who have entirely renounced the habit of managing their own affairs could be successful in choosing those who ought to lead them. It is impossible to believe that a liberal, energetic, and wise government can ever emerge from the ballots of a nation of servants.
Alexis de Tocqueville
The borrowers of America and all the world turn to New York….It is to the quotations on the New York Stock Exchange that men of affairs from Penobscot to Honolulu turn each morning to find how beats the pulse of prosperity and enterprise.
Charles A. Beard
I’m always dictated to be what I want to do, and I have a love affair with every movie I’ve done, and some of them have turned out good, and some of them have turned out not so good. But regardless, the making of them, or that love affair, has always been a great experience.
Tony Scott
Everyone loves justice in the affairs of another.
Theodore Roosevelt
We are participants, whether we would or not, in the life of the world…. We are partners with the rest. What affects mankind isinevitably our affair as well as the nations of Europe and Asia.
Woodrow Wilson
Probably we never fully credit the interdependence of wild creatures, and their cognizance of the affairs of their own kind.
Mary Hunter Austin
I know I will never have an affair with a married man again.
Monica Lewinsky
As we at all times criticise the Premier for his management of home affairs, call Mr Butler a fool for his Budget, find fault with Beecham’s conducting, or Gielgud’s performance, can we not, sometimes, say that our cricketers are not quite so brilliant as usual?
Margaret Hughes
I think all foreigners should stop interfering in the internal affairs of Iraq. Those who want to come and help are welcome. Those who come to interfere and destroy are not.
Paul Wolfowitz
Once you have a child, that becomes your life, and while that’s the way it should be, I sort of have a love affair with my work. Having said that, many of us work far too hard and we don’t put enough value in the epicurean, sensual part of life.
Kim Cattrall
My hope does not rest in the affairs of this world. It rests in Christ who is coming again.
Billy Graham
All women on earth– and men, too for that matter– hope for the kind of love that transforms us, raises us up out of the everyday, & gives us the courage to survive our little deaths: the heartache of unfulfilled dreams, of career and personal disappointments, of broken love affairs.
Lisa See
Whoever shall introduce into public affairs the principles of primitive Christianity will change the face of the world.
Benjamin Franklin
On Foreign Secretary Robin Cook: If a man cannot keep a measly affair secret, what is he doing in charge of the Intelligence Service?
Frederick Forsyth
History should not be written to make the present generation feel good but to remind us that human affairs are complicated.
Margaret MacMillan
The proportion between the velocity with which men or animals move, and the weights they carry, is a matter of considerable importance, particularly in military affairs.
Charles Babbage
I have decided to end my participation in public affairs and to resign my role as premier of Quebec.
Lucien Bouchard
There are but few important events in the affairs of men brought about by their own choice.
Ulysses S. Grant
There is a wheel on the affairs of men revolve and its mechanism is such that it prevents any man from being always fortunate.
In the morning, I’m like the Antonioni movies. I’m little sad. I haven’t the courage to start the day. In the evenings, I’m happier, more alive – like the character I play in ‘An Almost Perfect Affair.’
Monica Vitti
My rule, in which I have always found satisfaction, is, never to turn aside in public affairs through views of private interest; but to go straight forward in doing what appears to me right at the time, leaving the consequences with Providence.
Benjamin Franklin
It was only one life. What is one life in the affairs of a state?
Benito Mussolini
The two most important things that can be done to promote democracy in the world is first, to bring moral clarity back to world affairs and second, to link international policies to the advance of democracy around the globe.
Natan Sharansky
I started my music career at 18 and for a long while I let other people handle my affairs.
Sophie Ellis Bextor
Gods are nothing without their worshipers; they act on the affairs and the passions of men.
Janet Morris
It is totally unacceptable for a government to interfere in the internal affairs of another government and send aid, money, and weapons, to the people who are against a certain regime in another country.
Shirin Ebadi
There is a very holy and a very terrible isolation for the conscience of every man who seeks to read the destiny in affairs for others as well as for himself, for a nation as well as for individuals. That privacy no man can intrude upon. That lonely search of the spirit for the right perhaps no man can assist.
Woodrow Wilson
The way the Pentagon and its defenders have pushed back against this story is to say: “They weren’t doing psychological operations, they were doing information operations and public affairs. They were just helping us spin senators like we normally do.”
Michael Hastings
I think this is one of the problems that we’re having in Indigenous affairs. Why we’re not confronting the issues that are going to resolve it, the anger and the guilt. The anger on the Aboriginal side; the guilt on the non – Aboriginal side. We have got to deal with that, move on and start doing real work.
Warren Mundine
So often the end of a love affair is death by a thousand cuts, so often its survival is life by a thousand stitches.
Robert Breault
I definitely never had an affair with the president.
Judy Smith
In human affairs, the best stimulus for running ahead is to have something we must run from.
Eric Hoffer
As I create art, it is like a love affair. My days go by loving what I do.
Peter Max
For Europeans a president having an affair, especially in France, is a joke. No one cares, it would never bring this kind of trouble to a country.
Julie Delpy
The wise way to benefit humanity is to attend to your own affairs, and thus give other people an opportunity to look after theirs.
Elbert Hubbard
I had an affair with an older woman when I was at college, and she was a strong feminist, which shaped my view of women. I learned that they could call the shots, which was fine with me.
Grayson Perry
I have a huge relationship with Brazil; it’s almost a love affair, I would say. And to me, to introduce that specific martial art like capoeira in Hollywood movies was something important to me.
Vincent Cassel
I am often asked at what point in my love affair with films I began to want to be a director or a critic. Truthfully, I don’t know. All I know is that I wanted to get closer and closer to films.
Francois Truff
The Irish innovation was to make all confession a completely private affair between penitent and priest – and to make it as repeatable as necessary. (In fact, repetition was encouraged on the theory that, oh well, everyone pretty much sinned just about all the time.)
Thomas Cahill
It’s no accident many accuse me of conducting public affairs with my heart instead of my head. Well, what if I do?.. Those who don’t know how to weep with their whole heart don’t know how to laugh either.
Golda Meir
For some people, a one-night stand doesn’t make any difference in a seven-year love affair. I don’t believe the degree of betrayal is always commensurate with the egregiousness of the behavior. They are two separate things.
Esther Perel
The Chinese people will be busy with their own affairs for generations to come and there is no need at all for the country to threaten anybody or any nation.
Zheng Bijian
To each of us is entrusted the heavy responsibility of guiding the affairs of a democratic nation founded on Christian ideals.
John F. Kennedy
When you’re dealing with espionage and covert affairs, sometimes the secret is more exciting than the knowledge.
Jeffrey Donovan
None of what we [as country] have done is credited. None of the good works. Our foreign affairs budget, foreign aid budget, none of it is ever thanked.
Rush Limbaugh
Hillary Clinton is going to find common ground with the Republicans on foreign and military affairs. They both want to enhance the military budget.
Ralph Nader
There is no evidence that God ever interfered in the affairs of man. The hand of earth is stretched uselessly towards heaven. From the clouds there comes no help.
Robert Green Ingersoll
A couple of things are missing from Indigenous affairs. We tend to go and process, we tend to spend a lot of money for very limited outcomes, and we have got to change that.
Yitzhak Rabin
A short story is a love affair, a novel is a marriage. A short story is a photograph; a novel is a film.
Lorrie Moore
All higher motives, ideals, conceptions, sentiments in a man are of no account if they do not come forward to strengthen him for the better discharge of the duties which devolve upon him in the ordinary affairs of life.
Henry Ward Beecher
Snarls and sobs show that a love affair is getting serious.
Mason Cooley
Now no one can deny the fact that whatever is the state of the affairs in the country, you did not have the army controlling the country and you have a pluralistic society anyway.
Tariq Ramadan
Contentment should be the hallmark of my life, as I put my affairs in the hands of God.
W. Phillip Keller
In scientific matters there was a common language and one standard of values; in moral and political problems there were many. … Furthermore, in science there is a court of last resort, experiment, which is unavailable in human affairs.
Emilio G. Segre
Since I do not forsee that atomic energy is to be a great boon for a long time, I have to say that for the present it is a menace. Perhaps it is well that it should be. It may intimidate the human race into bringing order into its international affairs, which, without the presence of fear, it would not do.
Albert Einstein
I feel that my role as a former president is probably superior to that of other presidents. Primarily because of the activism and the injection of working at the Carter Center, and in international affairs, and to some degree, domestic affairs, on energy conservation, on environment, and things of that kind.
Jimmy Carter
From triumph to downfall is but a step. I have seen a trifle decide the most important issues in the gravest affairs.
Napoleon Bonaparte
Those who actually do have a valid claim to such special competence have a particular obligation to make very clear to the general public the limits of what is understood at any serious level; these limits are typically very narrow in matters of significance in human affairs.
Noam Chomsky
Experience has always shown, and reason also, that affairs which depend on many seldom succeed.
Francesco Guicciardini
We are only midway through the central verse of our youth when we see ourselves begin to blacken. … We had been seduced into thinking that we were immortal and suddenly the affair is over.
Anne Carson
Personally, I have detested Gordon Brown since the moment in 2001 when he tried to make cheap capital out of the Laura Spence affair; as his troubles have piled up, I have felt no sympathy for him at all.
Justin Cartwright
Affairs, … , like everything else, ask too much.
John Updike
A world government can intervene militarily in the internal affairs of any nation when it disapproves of their activities.
Kofi Annan
As in a love affair, two creative people can destroy themselves trying to recapture that youthful spirit, at twenty-one or twenty-four, of creating without even being aware of how it’s happening
John Lennon
Love affairs have always greatly interested me, but I do not greatly care for them in books or moving pictures. In a love affair, I wish to be the hero, with no audience present.
E. W. Howe
If you are a politician who styles yourself as a model of family virtue but are having a secret affair, you have no right to expect it to remain secret.
Robert Rinder
Surely human affairs would be far happier if the power in men to be silent were the same as that to speak.
Baruch Spinoza
What right does the West have to constantly criticize Russia? There are a few things about the West that I don’t like either. But I am not constantly pointing my finger and criticizing things that are a country’s internal affairs.
Vladimir Yakunin
I had a long-lasting love affair with the flavors from Japan and the hustling New York street vendors. And, of course, a life-changing return to Ethiopia has made huge impacts on my life in food.
Marcus Samuelsson
As long as justice and injustice have not terminated their ever renewing fight for ascendancy in the affairs of mankind, human beings must be willing, when need is, to do battle for the one against the other.
John Stuart Mill
Women’s rights is not only an abstraction, a cause; it is also a personal affair. It is not only about us; it is also about me and you. Just the two of us.
Toni Morrison
I’ve got a love affair with Harley-Davidson. One of my earliest photos with my dad is of him holding me as a baby on his bike.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Alas! by what slight means are great affairs brought to destruction.
Claudius Claudianus
Don’t you think I would be a worthy replacement for you, Madam Prime Minister? You have a long nose. So have I. But I don’t poke my nose into other people’s affairs.
Sam Manekshaw
I’ve had a lifelong love affair with makeup. When I was a little girl, I used to take my mother’s makeup and paint all of my dolls’ faces, and I even painted the dog’s face!
Bobbi Brown
Power attracts the corruptible. Suspect all who seek it … We should grant power over our affairs only to those who are reluctant to hold it and then only under conditions that increase that reluctance.
Frank Herbert
The need to manage oneself is creating a revolution in human affairs.
Peter Drucker
Can any of us refute the wisdom of Madison and the other framers? Can anyone look at the carnage in Iran, the bloodshed in Northern Ireland or the bombs bursting in Lebanon and yet question the dangers of injecting religious issues into the affairs of state?
Barry Goldwater
Self-love is so monogamous that no one is going to take the trouble to break the affair up for you.
Arlene Francis
I don’t think I’m ever going to get to the point where people run across a freeway to take a picture of me. I really don’t see it getting to that level of hysteria unless I have an affair with the Queen of Sweden or something like that.
James McAvoy
Communism is for us not a state of affairs which is to be established, an ideal to which reality [will] have to adjust itself. We call communism the real movement which abolishes the present state of things. The conditions of this movement result from the premises now in existence.
Karl Marx
The very essence of our civilization is that we give a paramount place to morality in all our affairs, public or private.
Mahatma Gandhi
I believe it is both unwise and even wrong to interfere in the affairs of other nations. Indeed, if we are honest, we will see that this is one of the reasons for 9-11.
John F. Kerry
We were good reformers, but we weren’t good enough. We elected a candidate and then, busy with our own affairs, we left him hanging in mid-air. Reformers are such part-time pillars of society!
Margaret Case Harriman
I think good actors can sort of see into people and immediately you have a chemistry with them or not. It’s like an affair with no mess. You don’t actually consummate it, but you get to pretend, imagine what it would be like.
John Cusack
Mysticism joins and unites; reason divides and separates. People crave belonging more than understanding. Hence the prominent role of mysticism, and the limited role of reason in human affairs.
Thomas Szasz
First, then, State Socialism, which may be described as the doctrine that all the affairs of men should be managed by the government, regardless of individual choice.
Benjamin Tucker
Once you start cooking, one thing leads to another. A new recipe is as exciting as a blind date. A new ingredient, heaven help me, is an intoxicating affair.
Barbara Kingsolver
Heaven: A place where the wicked cease from troubling you with talk of their personal affairs, and the good listen with attention while you expound on yours.
Ambrose Bierce
When you are but slightly involved in the world, the effect the world has on you is also slight. When you are deeply enmeshed in affairs, you machinations also deepen. So for enlightened people simplicity is better than refinement, and freedom is better than punctiliousness.
Zicheng Hong
You know, I have to admit that this political crisis that takes place in our country is absolutely an internal affair. And we have – the Belarusian people – have a responsibility for what’s going on.
Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya
I must say I have a personal love affair with India, with its civilisation, its culture.
Antonio Guterres
Neville Chamberlain looked at foreign affairs through the wrong end of a municipal drainpipe.
Winston Churchill
Not just me, in fact, my entire family is a devout follower of Lord Hanuman. It’s an annual affair where we all celebrate Hanuman Jayanti with a big puja at home, and all the relatives join us in the puja.
Ashish Sharma
Divine Providence is never wanting in things undertaken at Its command. Even though the whole world should rise up and destroy us, nothing could happen but what is pleasing to God. The less there is of man in affairs, the more there is of God.
Vincent de Paul
When we speak freely, let us speak plainly, for plain speech is wholesome; especially, plain speech about public affairs and public men.
Albert J. Nock
Many people don’t give a rip about politics and know as much about public affairs as they know about the topography of Pluto.
Tony Snow
My longest love affair: with a book.
Rebecca Mead
I’d like my children to learn that anything is possible if you put your mind to it, and that when you make a decision to do something like pursuing the Olympics, like I have, it needs to be a family affair.
Melanie Roach
I’m convinced that the most important division in human affairs is probably not the one between left and right, liberal and conservative. It’s the one between zealotry and understanding, between absolute conviction and compromise, between preachers and politicians.
Bill Keller
There is no simplistic approach to worthwhile achievement in human affairs.
William H. Hastie
A noiseless course, not meddling with the affairs of others, unattractive of notice, is a mark that society is going on in happiness. If we can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them, they must become happy.
Thomas Jefferson
I remember having lunch with a friend who worked at the White House. I’d just graduated from law school but kept telling my friend what they needed to do and weren’t doing right about the Iran-Contra affair. The next day, I got a call from the White House, offering me a job.
Judy Smith
At the beginning of a love affair, not even the neurotic is neurotic.
Mignon McLaughlin
He who keeps his own counsel keeps his affairs in his own hands.
Whenever fortune wishes to joke, she lifts people from what is humble to the highest extremity of affairs.
International affairs will be placed on a better footing when it is understood that there is no way of punishing a people for the crimes of its rulers.
Bernard Berenson
There is not a more prudent maxim, than to live with one’s enemies as if they may one day become one’s friends; as it commonly happens, sooner or later, in the vicissitudes of political affairs.
Lord Chesterfield
Every citizen, scientists included, has some obligation to be involved in public affairs and politics.
Rush D. Holt, Jr.
Mysterious affair, electricity.
Samuel Beckett
Power breeds responsibilities, in international affairs as in domestic – or even private. To dodge or disclaim these responsibilities is one form of the abuse of power.
Irving Kristol
The resilience of narrative storytelling and people’s love affair with television is impressive.
Kevin Reilly
I’ve never had my heart broken. It’s a very sad state of affairs. I think everybody should have their heart broken. I don’t think it says anything good about me at all.
Sally Field
When I asked him -Mr.Henry Ford- if he ever worried, he replied: “No. I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn’t need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe that every-thing will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about?
Dale Carnegie
Yesterday I visited the British Museum; an exceedingly tiresome affair. It quite crushes a person to see so much at once; and I wandered from hall to hall with a weary and heavy heart. The present is burdened too much with the past.
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Yes, we have taken a place in Juhu and it has been a costly affair since it’s about 25,000 square feet in size.
Raj Kundra
When going to the temple to adore Divinity neither say nor do any thing in the interim pertaining to the common affairs of life.
Deny that lack has any place or reality in your
thought or your affairs and affirm plenty as the only
appearance. Praise what you have, be it ever so little,
and insist that it is constantly growing larger.
Charles Fillmore
Virtue is the master of talent, talent is the servant of virtue. Talent without virtue is like a house where there is no master and their servant manages its affairs. How can there be no mischief?
Zicheng Hong
I see music as a lifetime affair.
Rory Gallagher
Ideas were growing in all directions and dimensions; they were becoming a sculpture, or a castle. And then everyone left her, to return to their own affairs; and she was alone, and empty and unbelieving again.
Kristin Cashore
No man manages his affairs as well as a tree does
George Bernard Shaw
In public affairs men are often better pleased that the truth, though known to everybody, should be wrapped up under a decent cover than if it were exposed in open daylight to the eyes of all the world.
David Hume
Assuredly men of merit are never lacking at any time, for those are the men who manage affairs, and it is affairs that produce the men. I have never searched, and I have always found under my hand the men who have served me, and for the most part I have been well served.
Catherine the Great
That’s one splendid thing about such affairs — it’s so lovely to look back to them.
Lucy Maud Montgomery
To give prayer the secondary place is to make God seconday in life’s affairs.
Edward McKendree Bounds
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
Actually, I think business women are better women at home, if you want to know the truth because you do understand what goes into a day’s work out in the world, a very nerve-racking affair.
Bette Davis
Some poets marry a language; some have affairs with it; some treat it as a parent, some as a child, some as an equal, or as a friend.
Stephen Burt
We are in hot haste to set the world right and to order all affairs; the Lord hath the leisure of conscious power and unerring wisdom, and it will be well for us to learn to wait.
Charles Spurgeon
Perhaps the one comforting thought I got out of this whole disgusting affair was that over the years when the government was tapping my telephone, it must certainly have heard some home truths from me about themselves, often couched in good Anglo-Saxon terms.
Helen Suzman
Had a love affair with Nina in the back of my Cortina. A seasoned up hyena, could not have been more obscener.
Ian Dury
I don’t like to talk about that McCanles affair. It gives me a queer shiver whenever I think of it, and sometimes I dream about it and wake up in a cold sweat.
Wild Bill Hickok
If I spoke no English, my world would be limited to the Japanese-speaking community, and no matter how talented I was, I could never do business, seek employment or take part in public affairs outside that community.
S. I. Hayakawa
I was obsessed with Tupac – like eat, sleep, breathe Tupac. During this obsessive love affair, I dressed the part.
Priyanka Chopra
There comes a time in the affairs of man when he must take the bull by the tail and face the situation.
W. C. Fields
The mistake that was made was, of course, leaving Saddam Hussein in charge of affairs.
John Dingell
The violence and injustice of the rulers of mankind is an ancient evil, for which, I am afraid, the nature of human affairs can scarce admit a remedy.
Adam Smith
Love has its name borrowed by a great number of dealings and affairs that are attributed to it–in which it has no greater part than the Doge in what is done at Venice.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
The only love affair I have ever had was with music.
Maurice Ravel
I still couldn’t stop the sick feeling rising in my stomach. “This could be a disaster.” “How? If anyone even finds it—and it’s not just sitting under a table right now—they’ll just have a good laugh at our sappy talk. No one’s going to be like, ‘Aha! Proof of an illicit human-and-vampire affair.
Richelle Mead
The ordinary literary man, even though he be an eminent historian, is ill-fitted to be a mentor in affairs of government. For…
things are for the most part very simple in books, and in practical life very complex.
Woodrow Wilson
This long run is a misleading guide to current affairs. In the long run we are all dead. Economists set themselves too easy, too useless a task if in tempestuous seasons they can only tell us that when the storm is long past the ocean is flat again.
John Maynard Keynes
I never thought about moving to L.A.; I always wanted to be in New York. I moved there, and now I still have a kind of love affair with the city.
Holly Hunter
the issue of war or peace is an issue that concerns not only experts on Foreign Affairs but every citizen of the United States.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Success is a public affair. Failure is a private funeral.
Rosalind Russell
I met a girl, we ate, we drank, had sex, got married, had affairs, broke up – God, what a night that was!
Richard Jeni
It is an intimately communicative affair between the painter and his painting, a conversation back and forth, the painting telling the painter even as it receives its shape and form.
Ben Shahn
The practice mirror is to be used for the correction of faults, not for a love affair, and the figure you watch should not become your dearest friend.
Agnes de Mille
Being a celebrity is a no-win situation. If you get along with your co-star you’re having an affair, if you don’t you’re having a feud.
Barbra Streisand
The great affair, the love affair with life, is to live as variously as possible, to groom one’s curiosity like a high-spirited thoroughbred, climb aboard, and gallop over the thick, sunstruck hills every day.
Diane Ackerman
I felt ‘Quantum of Solace’ completely lost its way. We were lucky on ‘Casino Royale:’ it was the origin story of Bond. Bond had the one and only affair that meant anything to him, and affected him throughout the rest of the series.
Martin Campbell
In the old legend the wise men finally boiled down the history of mortal affairs into a single phrase: ‘This too will pass.’
Benjamin Graham
There are nearly 200 countries and a population of over 6 billion in today’s world. International affairs should be addressed by all countries through consultations rather than monopolised by a few powers.
Li Peng
In our proud love affair with ourselves we pour contempt, whether we know it or not, on the worth of God’s glory. As our pride pours contempt upon God’s glory, His righteousness obliges Him to pour wrath upon our pride.
John Piper
It’s hard to hear the story of a love affair between two straight men, one of whom is the most divine woman alive.
Brian Topp
It became easy for me to detach myself from the course of life, so that while my hands and mind were engaged in the common affairs of every day, my spirit maintained its attitude of communion with God.
John G. Lake
If you wanna be loved, baby, you’ve got to love me, too. Oh yeah, cause I an’t for no one side love affair.
Elvis Presley
The increasing crimes in Chennai have become a cause for concern. Chain snatching has become a routine affair.
Tamilisai Soundararajan
From my point of view, the Dreyfus affair is most interesting because it was sparked by a single cause celebre. Just one court case – one disputed trial – plunged an entire country into an angry debate, creating unresolvable divisions between people who had previously not known that they disagreed with one another.
Anne Applebaum
I studied political science and international relations and had the intention of becoming a journalist or work in foreign affairs. I had no intention of making a film.
Philippe Falardeau
It may be long before the law of love will be recognised in international affairs. The machineries of government stand between and hide the hearts of one people from those of another.
Mahatma Gandhi
A love affair based on jealousy is doomed from the start … It is certanly a sign of love, but it’s a sign that it’s already dying.
Francoise Sagan
These are not vague inferences . . . but they are solid conclusions drawn from the natural and necessary progress of human affairs.
Alexander Hamilton
As far as your personal requirements are concerned, the ideal is to
have fewer involvements, fewer obligations, and fewer affairs,
business or whatever. However, so far as the interest of the larger
community is concerned, you must have as many involvements as
possible and as many activities as possible.
Dalai Lama
Every child has a right to its own bent. . . . It has a right to find its own way and go its own way, whether that way seems wise or foolish to others, exactly as an adult has. It has a right to privacy as to its own doings and its own affairs as much as if it were its own father.
George Bernard Shaw
The future is taking shape now in our own beliefs and in the courage of our leaders. Ideas and leadership – not natural or social “forces” – are the prime movers in human affairs.
George Roche III
Shweta was always insecure about me. When we separated, she started calling my close friends and my closest friend since fifth standard. She told her, ‘My house is broken because you had an affair with my guy.’
Pulkit Samrat
Life is an affair of people not of places. But for me, life is an affair of places and that is the trouble.
Wallace Stevens
My wedding was a very private affair for close family and friends, so I had decided to hold a reception in my native town.
Mohit Chauhan
The human brain is the most public organ on the face of the earth, open to everything, sending out messages to everything. To be sure, it is hidden away in bone and conducts internal affairs in secrecy, but virtually all the business is the direct result of thinking that has already occurred in other minds.
Lewis Thomas
When I heard the news that Steve Jobs had died, my mind flashed back to 1985, when I began my love affair with computers. I was stationed in Moscow for The Associated Press, and I ordered an Apple IIc – by Telex – from a department store in Helsinki, Finland. They express-shipped it to me, a month later, by train.
Andrew Rosenthal
When the shoe fits, the foot is forgotten. When the belt fits, the belly is forgotten. When the heart is right, “for” and “against” are forgotten. No drives, no compulsions, no needs, no attractions: Then your affairs are under control. You are a free man.
For the last 30 years, I’ve been leading a life of crime and international intrigue that’s involved 40 stamps in my passport, love affairs, and broken hearts to go with each one of them. You would have to live three lifetimes to catch up with just the allegations that follow me!
David Lee Roth
In that the wisdom of the few becomes available to the many, there is progress in human affairs; without it, the static routine of tradition continues.
Joseph Jastrow
I love flying; I love aircraft, and you could say I’ve had a love affair with flight since I was a child. I travel a huge amount. I use airports, and as a pilot, I’ve flown in and out of airports thousands of times, so really, I have a fairly broad perspective.
Norman Foster
In those days contests were extremely rough and frequently cost the participants their lives. Thus, whenever I sallied forth to take part in any of those affairs, I invariably bade farewell to my parents, since I had no assurance that I should ever return alive.
Yokoyama Sakujiro
The affair between Margot Asquith and Margot Asquith will live as one of the prettiest love stories in all literature.
Dorothy Parker
A man’s dying is more his survivor’s affair than his own.
Thomas Mann
The paper’s self-confessed love affair is with the advertiser and its flourishing bottomline gives it the power to desecrate editorial space and express the confident view that all other media houses will soon follow its example.
Sucheta Dalal
Artist colonies are notorious for breaking up marriages and housing affairs.
Kerry Cohen
We need a strong and effective State Department. We can’t conduct American affairs in the world without it.
John Bolton
Hillary Clinton’s opponent in the U.S. Senate race, the Republican she’s going to be running against, has been married three times, had an affair with his chief of staff, had two kids with her while still married to his second wife. This is the first time in history that a Clinton is the ‘family values’ candidate.
Jay Leno
My father’s diner, the Jefferson Coffee Shop, was a simple, 27-seat affair in Washington D.C., open for breakfast and lunch – coffee and eggs in the morning, cold cuts and burgers in the afternoon.
George Pelecanos
You’ve got to jump off cliffs and build your wings on the way down.
Ray Bradbury
How much in this world is charged to chance or fortune, or veiled under a more devout name, and accorded to Providence; while, when we come to look honestly into affairs, we find it to be a debt of our own accumulation, and one which we must inevitably pay.
Edwin Hubbel Chapin
Serious affairs and history are carefully laid snares for the uninformed.
Dejan Stojanovic
I do not see the E.E.C. [European Economic Community] as a great love affair. It’s more like nine middle aged couples with failing marriages meeting at a Brussels hotel for a group grope.
Kenneth Tynan
You know, women are as promiscuous as men and yet, of course, people are inhibited from having an affair or a relationship because the real-world consequences are a drag.
Lee Child
For a young man to start his career with a love affair with an older woman was quite de rigueur … Of course, it must not go on for too long. An apprenticeship was a very different thing from a career.
Vita Sackville-West
Never crowd youngsters about their private affairs – sex especially.
Robert A. Heinlein
So also there are tides and floods in the affairs of men, which in some are slight and may be kept within bounds, but in others they overmaster everything.
John Muir
Hatred is an affair of the heart; contempt that of the head.
Arthur Schopenhauer
By numberless examples it will evidently appear that human affairs are as subject to change and fluctuation as the waters of the sea agitated by the winds.
Francesco Guicciardini
I was too old for a paper route, too young for Social Security and too tired for an affair.
Erma Bombeck
Gentlemen, I have lived a long time and am convinced that God governs in the affairs of men. If a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid? I move that prayer imploring the assistance of Heaven be held every morning before we proceed to business.
Benjamin Franklin
The surest way to make ourselves crazy is to get involved in other people’s business, and the quickest way to become sane and happy is to tend to our own affairs.
Melody Beattie
The affairs of the world are no more than so much trickery, and a man who toils for money or honour or whatever else in deference to the wishes of others, rather than because his own desire or needs lead him to do so, will always be a fool.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Contact with the affairs of state is one of the most corrupting of the influences to which men are exposed.
James F. Cooper
A religion that takes no account of practical affairs and does not help to solve them is no religion.
Mahatma Gandhi
People keep telling us about their love affairs, when what we really want to know is how much money they make and how they manage on it.
Mignon McLaughlin
…the wise providence of God orders our affairs in many different ways and lovingly bestows on each one of us what is appropriate and profitable both for virtuous deeds and the mysteries of faith.
Gregory Palamas
I never engaged in public affairs for my own interest, pleasure, envy, jealousy, avarice or ambition, or even the desire of fame
John Adams
It is outrageous to know that security procedures are apparently so lax at the Department of Veterans Affairs that a single bureaucrat had the ability to put the personal information of over 26 million Veterans at risk for sale to the highest criminal bidder.
Bob Ney
Well, if you’re suspecting your lover is having an affair, it’s definitely devastating. It’s really a terrible, terrible feeling because you have no control.
Amanda Seyfried
Do you not see how strange and wonderful that is? That all history balances on an affair of the human heart?
Robin Hobb
The only difference between the narrator of contemporary affairs and the ordinary historian is that moral judgments about the present provoke fiercer reactions and have more immediately practical implications than moral judgments about the past.
Geoffrey Barraclough
A man falls in love through his eyes, a woman through her imagination, and then they both speak of it as an affair of ‘the heart.
Helen Rowland
Thus, in view of what I have said, we could not officially hack [Hillary’s Clinton mail]. It would require certain intuition and knowledge of the U.S. domestic policy peculiarities. I am not sure that even our experts from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have such intuition.
Vladimir Putin
A person should be free to do as he likes in his own concerns; but he ought not to be free to do as he likes in acting for another, under the pretext that the affairs of the other are his own affairs.
John Stuart Mill
That meddling in other people’s affairs…formerly conducted by the most discreet intrigue is now openly advocated under the name of intervention.
T. S. Eliot
Having an affair with an intern is just an incredibly stupid thing to do.
Bradley Whitford
No affairs for me. It is so wonderful to have a family to come home to, to sit with them, pull each other’s legs… To lose all of that for what? Who’s got the time? I’m having great fun working.
Boman Irani
The greatness of nations is shown by their strict regard for human rights, rigid enforcement of the law without bias, and just administration of the affairs of life.
Mary Burnett Talbert
The eyes of the social herd, who always observe little things, and generally form from them their opinions of great affairs.
Benjamin Disraeli
Politics and the affairs of State are dissociated from the orbit of the individual, and in so far as they cannot be repossessed as his living private property they must be rendered impotent.
John Carroll
Let us a little permit nature to take her own way; she better understands her own affairs than we.
Michel de Montaigne
I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth — that God governs in the affairs of men.
Benjamin Franklin
I don’t do too many jokes about current affairs, because almost every comedian always does that.
Bruce Bruce
Arab youth are taught to wonder, ‘Since the Holocaust was a European affair, why are the Palestinians being forced to pay for the creation of Israel?’
Edgar Bronfman, Sr.
I have known not a few men who, after reaching the summits of business success, found themselves miserable on attaining retirement age. They were so exclusively engrossed in their day to day affairs that they had no time for friend making.
B. C. Forbes
There is a sort of enthusiasm in all projectors, absolutely necessary for their affairs, which makes them proof against the most fatiguing delays, the most mortifying disappointments, the most shocking insults; and, what is severer than all, the presumptuous judgement of the ignorant upon their designs.
Edmund Burke
A grindstone that had not grit in it, how long would it take to sharpen an ax? And affairs that had not grit in them, how long would they take to make a man?
Henry Ward Beecher
I’ve always had a love affair with New York City, and I’ve threatened to get an apartment there one day. But it just made sense for me to set ‘Burlesque’ on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles. It’s a place I know intimately well and love, and I think there’s a great story to be told with L.A.
Steve Antin
The most important of your affairs in my view is prayer; whoever prays regularly has protected his faith, but whoever neglects it, is bound to be more negligent in other issues of faith.
I always wanted a great love affair: something that feels big and full, really honest, and enough. No moment should feel slight, false, or a little off. For me, it had to be everything.
Angelina Jolie
love had turned into “love affair” with a begining and an end.
Graham Greene
One night love affair, pretending we don’t care, and now we’re left with nothing.
Bryan Adams
Wisdom has lost repute because it so often applies to a state of affairs that no longer exists.
Mason Cooley
Having contacts with Russian ambassador or with Russian representatives in this or that field does not mean interference in Americans’ affairs – domestic affairs.
Dmitry Peskov
It is the duty of every citizen according to his best capacities to give validity to his convictions in political affairs.
Albert Einstein
It is not a sign of communal well-being when men turn to their government to execute all their business for them, but rather a sign of decay, as in the United States today. The state, indeed, is but one of the devices that a really healthy community sets up to manage its affairs.
H. L. Mencken
It is not love, or morality, or international law that determines the outcome of world affairs, but the changing distribution of organized force
William Woodruff
If America is to survive, we must elect more God-centered men and women to public office; individuals who will seek Divine guidance in the affairs of state.
Billy Graham
If you are married and you go off and have an affair with someone, if you are a husband who does that, it may potentially hurt your wife enormously. But it seems to me likely also to compromise your marriage. That seems to me to be a harm.
Andrew Solomon
There are a lot of good books around. People don’t read any more. It’s a sad state of affairs. Reading’s the only thing that allows you to use your imagination. When you watch films it’s someone else’s vision, isn’t it?
Lemmy Kilmister
To be cured, we must rise from our graves and throw off the cerements of the dead. Nobody can do it for another – it is a private affair which is best done collectively. We must die as egos and be born again in the swarm, not separated and self-hypnotized, but individual and related.
Henry Miller
When George Hirsch ran the New York City Marathon in 1976, the first year the course snaked through all five boroughs, the event was a lean affair. He and two thousand others dodged wayward bicycles and pedestrians on the streets, with little help from an anemic police presence.
Mary Pilon
The Russian leaders are keen judges of human psychology, and as such they are highly conscious that loss of temper and of self-control is never a source of strength in political affairs.
George F. Kennan
But if you know that you are a man too, and that even such are those that rule, learn this first of all: that all human affairs are a wheel which, as it turns, does not allow the same men always to be fortunate.
People can be a bit flagrant when they’re having an affair. Most of the time, there’s an element of it where they want to be discovered because they’re in crisis. They need the boil to be burst, in some way, for a resolution.
Anne-Marie Duff
Twenty years after the Andy Griffith Show when Andy did Matlock, he hired me for four episodes. I told him I wanted to develop an Aunt Bea type role for Matlock, but he was against it. I did appear on other popular TV shows, like Family Affair, My Three Sons, Barnaby Jones and Little House on the Prairie.
Betty Lynn
I believe at its core we have a Constitution, as our Supreme Court’s first great justice, Marshall, said in 1819, and I quote, “intended to endure for the ages to come and consequently to be adapted to the various crises of human affairs.”
Joe Biden
On foreign affairs, we’ve already begun enormously productive talks with many foreign leaders, much of it you’ve covered, to move forward toward stability, security and peace in the most troubled regions of the world, which there are many.
Donald Trump
It was one of the most memorable experiences of my life. I got to see firsthand the sacrifices that Israelis make in the name of security because of the dangerous state of affairs there. I will always be a strong supporter of Israel.
Gabrielle Giffords
We must be truthful and fair in the ordinary affairs of life before we can be truthful and fair in patriotism and religion.
E. W. Howe
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.
Eric Hoffer
Somehow it must be made plain that the lawyer’s moral judgment is not for hire, that there are occasions when the lawyer . . . is under a duty to act as a person of independent ethical concern with obligations not only to his client’s interests but also to fairness and justice in the management of affairs.
Harry Jones
On the whole, lying is a cheerful affair. Embellishments are intended to give pleasure. People long to tell you what they imagine you want to hear. They want to amuse you; they want to amuse themselves; they want to show you a good time. This is beyond hospitality. This is art.
Isabel Fonseca
Things have their roots and branches. Affairs have their beginnings and their ends. To know what is first and what is last will lead one near the Way.
Wisdom is a love affair with questions. Knowledge is a love affair with answers.
Julio Olalla
I love the ocean, wide-open space and trees, but I’m not a gardener or anything like that. I think I may be, eventually. I was raised in the city, so I don’t have that skill set, but my heart is more with the dirt than the concrete. It’s an unrequited love with nature – a one-way love affair.
David Duchovny
From breakfast, or noon at the latest, to dinner, I am mostly on horseback, Attending to My Farm or other concerns, which I find healthful to my body, mind, and affairs.
Thomas Jefferson
We have, of course, long since ceased to think of Nature as the sympathetic mirror of our moods, or to imagine that she has any concern with the temporal affairs of man.
Richard Le Gallienne
Though the Jazz Age continued it became less and less an affair of youth. The sequel was like a children’s party taken over by the elders.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
What I like or dislike in music is my internal affair. I never want an audience out there to be influenced because John said. I don’t want to have to endure that kind of nonsense. I work for the art of the individual.
John Lydon
I don’t want to suggest that matrimony was necessarily a tragic affair – some of our neighbours’ marriages seemed quite functional, if somewhat routine; nevertheless, in the workaday world, it is wedlock that is most likely to offer the occasion for life-threatening disappointment.
John Burnside
A cat is a regency gentleman–elegant of pose, exquisite of manner, with spotless linen and an enthusiasm for bare knuckle fights, rampaging love affairs, duels by moonlight and the singing of glees. He expects immaculate service from his domestic staff, and possesses a range of invective that would make a navy blanch.
Pam Brown
Dignity was the first quality to be abandoned when the heart took over the running of human affairs.
William Boyd
Man must have some recognized stake in society and affairs to knit him lovingly to his kind, or he is wont to revenge himself for wrongs real or imagined.
Amos Bronson Alcott
I’m not capable of having an affair. You can ask my wife. I’m not physically capable.
Jeremy Clarkson
Watching foreign affairs is sometimes like watching a magician; the eye is drawn to the hand performing the dramatic flourishes, leaving the other hand – the one doing the important job – unnoticed.
David K. Shipler
And in fact, the day rumors emerged about me having an affair with Darshan, I stopped interacting with him. And he has never discussed his personal life with me.
Nikita Thukral
Those who have few affairs to attend to are great speakers. The less men think, the more they talk.
Baron de Montesquieu
If ‘Hamlet’ had been written in these days it would probably have been called ‘The Strange Affair at Elsinore.
James M. Barrie
Whenever I did a good performance, my Dad and my uncles, who were rabid movie fans, took me to the movies. There began my underlying love affair with film.
Mel Torme
It is essential for men of science to take an interest in the administration of their own affairs or else the professional civil servant will step in – and then the Lord help you.
Ernest Rutherford
When I was a child, love to me was what the sea is to a fish: something you swim in while you are going about the important affairs of life.
P. L. Travers
Man cannot call the brimming instant back;
Time’s an affair of instants spun to days;
If man must make an instant gold, or black,
Let him, he may; but Time must go his ways.
Life may be duller for an instant’s blaze.
Life’s an affair of instants spun to years,
Instants are only cause of all these tears.
John Masefield
Another important rule of affair-having: Never be discreet at the office.
Dave Barry
Though motherhood is the most important of all the professions – requiring more knowledge than any other department in human affairs – there was no attention given to preparation for this office.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
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
Love is a great force in private life; it is indeed the greatest of all things; but love in public affairs does not work.
E. M. Forster
It is my hope that I could be not just a Prime Minister, but a Prime Minister for Aboriginal affairs, the first I imagine that we’ve ever had.
Yitzhak Rabin
He that in the ordinary affairs of life would admit of nothing but direct plain demonstration would be sure of nothing in this world but of perishing quickly.
John Locke
Wisdom may be the ultimate arbiter, but is seldom the immediate agent in human affairs.
James Fitzjames Stephen
I know there is a Supreme Being who rules the affairs of men and whose goodness and mercy have always followed the American people, and I know He will not turn from us now if we humbly and reverently seek His powerful aid.
Grover Cleveland
It is clearly important for all leadership candidates to be open and transparent about their tax affairs. I was very happy to publish mine today, and hope others will follow suit.
Theresa May
That is my work, to transform your life from a sad affair into a celebration.
Dogmas of every kind put assertion in the place of reason and give rise to more contention, bitterness, and want of charity than any other influence in human affairs.
Arthur Conan Doyle
Instead of complaining about the current state of affairs, we need to offer better alternatives. […] we need to stop cursing the darkness and start lighting some candles!
Mark Batterson
The overwhelming majority of social scientists were irreligious or even anti-religious. This led them to believe that religion was a disappearing and unimportant factor in human affairs.
Rodney Stark
I had a love affair with books, with characters and their words. Books kept me company. When the voices of the book faded, as with the last long chord of a record, the back cover crinkling closed, I could swear I heard a door click shut.
Marya Hornbacher
I love hip-hop. I have gone through many difference phases in my love affair with hip-hop.
Solange Knowles
In ‘A Royal Affair’ I had to learn to act like a queen and learned Danish. It’s so much different to act in another language. It’s the nuances in the words.
Alicia Vikander
I’ve always been a mystery fan. My very first grown-up book, I distinctly remember going to the library and my mom helping me pick out an Agatha Christie book. I was in fifth grade or something and very proud of being in the adult fiction aisles. I tore through ‘The Mysterious Affair at Styles.’
Gillian Flynn
Salvation is a family affair.
Bruce R. McConkie
From the moment I stepped foot in Music City I have had a love affair with the people and burgeoning culinary scene. This city’s long, highly-respected cultural history, coupled with the recent growth and development is inspiring. I could not be happier with my decision and I’m truly excited to call Nashville my home.
Maneet Chauhan
Blunders are an inescapable feature of war, because choice in military affairs lies generally between the bad and the worse.
Allan Massie
Oh, Mr Coward, sir – I could never have an affair with you, because you remind me of my father!
Kenneth More
Mathematics – the unshaken Foundation of Sciences, and the plentiful Fountain of Advantage to human affairs.
Isaac Barrow