- n freedom from bias or from selfish motives
- Occasionally they had backed opposing forces but always with the fine disinterestedness of a French munitions maker.
- And in departing from the "economic interpretation of the Constitution," he does much to vindicate the moral disinterestedness of the Founding Fathers.
- Paying her tribute to Andrew's disinterestedness, his courage, his picturesqueness and the devotion to his work that never flagged in all his 80 years, Pearl Buck nevertheless .
- Theodore Roosevelt in The Washington Independent
Self-government is not an easy thing,Roosevelt said in 1905. "Only those communities are fit for it in which the average individual practices the virtues of self-command, of self-restraint, and of wise disinterestedness."