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Reason does not know the interests of the heart.
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims  






The virtues lose themselves in interest as the rivers are lost in the sea.
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims  






All men are liable to error and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.
John Locke - An Essay Concerning Human Understanding  






Interest speaks all sorts of tongues and plays all sorts of characters; even that of disinterestedness.
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims  






Though men be much governed by interest; yet even interest itself, and all human affairs, are entirely governed by opinion.
David Hume - Essays, Moral, Political, and Literary  






It's easier to dominate a people by exciting their passions than by looking after their interests.
Gustave Le Bon  






He who stands aloof runs the risk of believing himself better than others and misusing his critique of society as an ideology for his private interest.
Theodor W. Adorno






A clever man ought to so regulate his interests that each will fall in due order. Our greediness so often troubles us, making us run after so many things at the same time, that while we too eagerly look after the least we miss the greatest.
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims  






Interest blinds some and makes some see.
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims  






What we term virtue is often but a mass of various actions and divers interests, which fortune, or our own industry, manage to arrange; and it is not always from valour or from chastity that men are brave, and women chaste.
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims  






An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
Benjamin Franklin






Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force.
George Bernard Shaw






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