Interest Quotes

Human beings are kind of interesting from birth until they reach the age of a year and a half. Then they are boring until they reach fifty. By that time they’re either completely defeated and fucked up, which makes them interesting again, or they’ve learned how to beat the game, and that makes them interesting […]

The case has, in some respects, been not entirely devoid of interest.

An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.

Self-interest is not myopic selfishness. It is whatever it is that interests the participants, whatever they value, whatever goals they pursue. The scientist seeking to advance the frontiers of his discipline, the missionary seeking to convert infidels to the true faith, the philanthropist seeking to bring comfort to the needy – all are pursuing their […]

$100 placed at 7 percent interest compounded quarterly for 200 years will increase to more than $100,000,000, by which time it will be worth nothing.

That it is every man’s interest to be pleased will need little proof: that it is his interest to please others experience will inform him.

We talk on principle, but we act on interest.

As an individual who undertakes to live by borrowing, soon finds his original means devoured by interest, and next no one left to borrow from – so must it be with a new government.

I don’t believe in principle, but I do in interest.

Calvin dealt with the absolute prohibition upon lending money at interest (usury), for example, by arguing that it was merely an accommodation to the specific needs of a primitive society. Since there was no similarity between such a society and Geneva – interest is merely rent paid on capital, after all – he allowed lenders […]