Modern sociology is virtually an attempt to take up the larger program of social analysis and interpretation which was implicit in Adam Smith’s moral philosophy, but which was suppressed for a century by prevailing interest in the technique of the production of wealth.
And Israel, being a tiny, small country, of course has interest to strengthen – we have interest to strengthen our relations with other countries, mostly countries that were hostile for many, many years.
It is always pleasant to learn that someone takes an interest in a work which one enjoyed writing.
Even in non-democratic countries, people have a legitimate interest in knowing about actions taken by the government.
We shall never get people whose time is money to take much interest in atoms.
What remains constant for me, during the last 15 years, has been the conviction that the cold war was a calamity for the entire world, and that it can be justified by no consideration of theory, nor by any supposed national interest.
A Truth is the subjective development of that which is at once both new and universal. New: that which is unforeseen by the order of creation. Universal: that which can interest, rightly, every human individual, according to his pure humanity.
I am still of opinion that only two topics can be of the least interest to a serious and studious mood – sex and the dead.
We learn the inner secret of happiness when we learn to direct our inner drives, our interest and our attention to something besides ourselves.
It was clear that the special interest groups in California really wanted the Chinese to be shut out of the country, because that was where the racial tension was the greatest.