Man's earthly interests,'are all hooked and buttoned together, and held up, by Clothes.'
Ulyssesis a dogged attempt to cover the universe with mud, an inverted Victorianism, an attempt to make crossness and dirt succeed where sweetness and light failed, a simplification of the human character in the interests of Hell.
All classes of society are trade unionists at heart, and differ chiefly in the boldness, ability, and secrecy with which they pursue their respective interests.
The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when theyare right and when they are wrong, are more powerful than is commonly understood. Indeed the world is ruled by little else.Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influences, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist. Madmen in authority, who hear voices in the air, are distilling their frenzy from some academic scribbler of a few years back. I am sure the power of vested interests is vastly exaggerated compared with the gradual encroachment of ideas.
Thisisthetrustymastiffthat istowatchoverourinterests, but which runs awayat the first snarl of the trade unions. A mastiff? It is the right honourable gentleman's poodle. It fetches and carries for him. It barks for him. It bites anybody that he sets it on.
The diversity in the faculties of men, from which the rights of property originate, is not less an insuperable obstacle to a uniformity of interests. The protection of those faculties is the first object of government.
Le droit des gens est naturellement fonde sur ce principe: que les diverses nations doivent se faire, dans la paix, le plus de bien, et, dans la guerre, le moins de mal qu'il est possible, sans nuire a' leurs ve ritables inte re" ts. Law is naturally founded on this principle: that different nations should do, in peace and as far as best as they can in war, the least harm as possible, without harming their true interests.
Fascism accepts the individual only insofar as his interests coincide with the state's.
We have no eternal allies, and we have no perpetual enemies.Our interests are eternal, and it is our duty to follow them.
England is one of the greatest powers of the world. No event or series of events bearing on the balance of power, or on probabilities of peace or war, can be matters of indifferencetoher, and herrighttohaveand to express opinions onmattersthusbearingonher interests is unquestionable.
The interest of the landlord is always opposed to the interests of every other class in the community.
The common wages of labour depends every where upon the contract usually made between those two parties whose interests are by no means the sameMasters are always and every where in a sort of tacit, but constant and uniform combination, not to raise the wages of labour above their actual rate.
Human rights, national integrity, and opportunity as against material interestsare the issues that we now must face. I take this occasion to say that the United States will never again seek one additional foot of territory by conquest.