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The internet was supposed to homogenize everyone by connecting us all. Instead what it's allowed is silos of interest.
I think we learn from medicine everywhere that it is, at its heart, a human endeavor, requiring good science but also a limitless curiosity and interest in your fellow human being, and that the physician-patient relationship is key; all else follows from it.
I took an interest in the Civil Rights Movement. I listened to Martin Luther King. The Vietnam War was raging. When I was 18, I was eligible for the draft, but when I went to be tested, I didn't qualify.
To be fair, lying is part and parcel of public life. Every politician has lied about something because they are owned by the special interest groups that finance their elections.
The instant formal government is abolished, society begins to act. A general association takes place, and common interest produces common security.
He reproduced himself with so much humble objectivity, with the unquestioning, matter of fact interest of a dog who sees himself in a mirror and thinks: there's another dog.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Borrowing is not much better than begging; just as lending with interest is not much better than stealing.
There is no doubt that America remains the premier political, economic, military power in the world, and I both expect and count on it remaining so, because I think that's certainly in our best interest but also the best interests of the world.
A teacher must believe in the value and interest of his subject as a doctor believes in health.
I, therefore, demand the formation of a consolidated Muslim State in the best interest of India and Islam.
I have never considered myself a poet. I have no interest in poetic artistry.
Television news is now entertainment, and the stories are being written by the people that have a special interest in them.
Who is in charge? Is it taxpayers or is it the special interest groups?
I have a huge interest in hockey because I grew up in Canada, where it's kind of the law that you love hockey.
I have relationships with people I'm working with, based on our combined interest. It doesn't make the relationship any less sincere, but it does give it a focus that may not last beyond the experience.
Religious freedom is too sacred a right to be restricted or prohibited in any degree without convincing proof that a legitimate interest of the state is in grave danger.
I don't know that I 'look up' to them, but in our predictably partisan media world, I admire journalists who are genuinely nonpartisan and totally fearless in their work - people who have no interest in being invited to the cocktail party. I don't agree with everything he writes, but Glenn Greenwald comes to mind.
Lincoln said that the Patent Office adds the flame of interest to the light of creativity. And that is why we need to improve the effectiveness of our Patent Office.
While many of my musicals deal with big themes and ideas, I don't intentionally go looking to write shows like that. A story will interest me, and then somewhere along the way, I discover that hidden inside are these epic themes.
I think inequality is fine, as long as it is in the common interest. The problem is when it gets so extreme, when it becomes excessive.
It is the interest of the commercial world that wealth should be found everywhere.
Being a housewife and a mother is the biggest job in the world, but if it doesn't interest you, don't do it - I would have made a terrible mother.
We do not need to be shoemakers to know if our shoes fit, and just as little have we any need to be professionals to acquire knowledge of matters of universal interest.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
My own curiosity and interest are insatiable.
The problem with looking in the mirror is that you never know how you will feel about what you see. Sometimes, when my hormones are out of sync, I have no interest in the mirror, and if I do look I think everything is all wrong. Other times, I am quite pleased with what I see.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Women's Lib? Oh, I'm afraid it doesn't interest me one bit. I've been so liberated it hurts.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.
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