Not meddling with Divinity, Metaphysicks, Moralls, Politicks, Grammar, Rhetorick, or Logick.— Robert Hooke
Memorable Meddle quotations
It is necessary that we stop, once for all, this ignorant meddling with other people's business. Each individual must be left free to follow his own path.
The business and design of the Royal Society is: To improve the knowledge of naturall things, and all useful Arts, Manufactures, Mechanic practices, Engines and Inventions by Experiments-(not meddling with Divinity, Metaphysics, Moralls, Politicks, Grammar, Rhetoric or Logick).
O Lord and Master of my life, take from me the spirit of sloth, meddling, lust of power, and idle talk. But give rather the spirit of chastity, humility, patience and love to Thy servant. Yea, O Lord and King, grant me to see my own sins and not to judge my brother; for Thou art blessed unto ages of ages. Amen.
Justice means minding one's own business and not meddling with other men's concerns.
Don't you meddle with me, and I won't meddle with you.
The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
You can either give negativity power over your life or you can choose happiness instead.
I've always admired President Chavez for standing up to imperialism and the meddling of the American government in South America.
A man is likely to mind his own business when it is worth minding.
When it is not, he takes his mind off his own meaningless affairs by minding other people's business.
When one meddles with the direction of a revolution, the problem is not how to make it go but how to keep it under control.
I rarely meddled in the cat's personal affairs and she rarely meddled in mine.
Neither of us was foolish enough to attribute human emotions to our pets.
Now that no one buys our votes, the public has long since cast off its cares;
for the people that once bestowed commands, consulships, legions, and all else, now meddles no more and longs eagerly for just two things - bread and circuses.
Do not meddle in the affairs of Wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger.
A person should be free to do as he likes in his own concerns;
but he ought not to be free to do as he likes in acting for another, under the pretext that the affairs of the other are his own affairs.
Nothing is more dreaded than the national government meddling with religion.
Meddling with another man's folly is always thankless work.
If Americans want prosperity, we need a grand reawakening to the incontrovertible fact that its source is entrepreneurs unfettered by meddling politicians.
I love Virginians because Virginians are all snobs and I like snobs.
A snob has to spend so much time being a snob that he has little time left to meddle with you.
The critical spirit never knows when to stop meddling.
I gave up visiting my psychoanalyst because he was meddling too much in my private life.
It is the briefest yet wisest maxim which tells us to meddle not.
A Progressive is one who is in favor of more taxes instead of less, more bureaus and jobholders, more paternalism and meddling, more regulation of private affairs and less liberty. In general, he would be inclined to regard the repeal of any tax as outrageous.
Intimately concerned as we are with the system of Europe, it does not follow that we are therefore called upon to mix ourselves onevery occasion, with a restless and meddling activity, in the concerns of the nations which surround us.
All things will be produced in superior quantity and quality, and with greater ease, when each man works at a single occupation, in accordance with his natural gifts, and at the right moment, without meddling with anything else.
Keep in mind God's precept that states, 'Judge not, and you will not be judged' (Lk. 6:37), and in no way meddle in the lives of others.
Agitators are a set of interfering, meddling people, who come down to some perfectly contented class of the community and sow the seeds of discontent amongst them. That is the reason why agitators are so absolutely necessary. Without them, in our incomplete state, there would be no advance towards civilization.
Thus I live in the world rather as a spectator of mankind than as one of the species.
He who is not very strong in memory should not meddle with lying.
When I am grown to man's estate I shall be very proud and great.
And tell the other girls and boys Not to meddle with my toys.
Nothing is so galling to a people not broken in from birth as a paternal, or, in other words, a meddling government, a government which tells them what to read, and say, and eat, and drink and wear.
A man. All men. He will pass up a hundred chances to do good for one chance to meddle where meddling is not wanted. He will overlook and fail to see chances, opportunities, for riches and fame and welldoing, and even sometimes for evil. But he won't fail to see a chance to meddle.
Nor must we always be neutral where our neighbors are concerned: for tho' meddling is a fault, helping is a duty.
I don't care how little your country is, you got a right to run it like you want to. When the big nations quit meddling then the world will have peace.