Interest Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old interest quotes, interest sayings, and interest proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Interest is the spur of the people, but glory that of great souls. Invention is the talent of youth, and judgment of age.

Jonathan Swift

To waken interest and kindle enthusiasm is the sure way to teach easily and successfully.     

Tryon Edwards

If you always do what interest you, then at least one person is pleased.

Katharine Hepburn

It is hard to interest those who have everything in those who have nothing.

Helen Keller

Interest does not tie nations together; it sometimes separates them. But sympathy and understanding does unite them.     

Woodrow Wilson

The interests we share as human beings are far more powerful than the forces that drive us apart.

Barack Obama

Develop an interest in life as you see it; the people, things, literature, music - the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.

Henry Miller

Common interest may always be reckoned upon as the surest bond of sympathy.

Alexander Hamilton

Let us ever remember that our interest is in concord, not in conflict; and that our real eminence rests in the victories of peace, not those of war.     

William McKinley

Your deep interests should always have a dog-eared place on your nightstand.     

Douglas Wilson

People's interest is in the product, not in its authorship.     

Jonathan Ive

The interest of the landlord is always opposed to the interests of every other class in the community.     

David Ricardo

In the long run, the public interest depends on private virtue.

James Q. Wilson

Our own interests are still an exquisite means for dazzling our eyes agreeably.     

Blaise Pascal

The rate of interest acts as a link between income-value and capital-value.     

Irving Fisher

Intense interest in any subject is indispensable if you're really going to excel in it.     

Charlie Munger

Self-interest leads to honing your skills, the better to trade with.     

P. J. O'Rourke

Great interests demand great safeguards.     

Thomas Francis Meagher

Self-interest, be it enlightened, works indirectly for the public good.     

William H. Prescott

It is vain to talk of the interest of the community, without understanding what is the interest of the individual.     

Jeremy Bentham

Interest blinds some people, and enlightens others.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

The great interests of man: air and light, the joy of having a body, the voluptuousness of looking.     

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Interest makes all seem reason that leads to it.

John Dryden

Interest is the most important thing in life; happiness is temporary, but interest is continuous.     

Georgia O'Keeffe

We interest others by the misfortune we spread around us.     

Emile M. Ciora

Half the interest of a garden is the constant exercise of the imagination.     

Alice Morse Earle

When you lose interest in anything, you also lose the memory for it.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It is always great when people take interest in your work.

Margaret H. Hamilton

Some interests have got a footing on the earth which we have not made sufficient allowance for.     

Henry David Thoreau

A lower interest rate doesn't make a debt go away.

Dave Ramsey