People Quotes

If a person commit a crime against you, have not the right to forgive him; but the law must punish him in order to prevent a repetition of that same crime by others, as the pain of the individual is unimportant beside the general welfare of the people.
Abdul Baha, Paris Talks, p. 154
The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
Walter Bagehot

With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.
Steven Weinberg, quoted in The New York Times, April 20, 1999
Great things are accomplished by talented people who believe they will accomplish them.
Warren Bennis
Lots of people are willing to die for the person they love, which is a pity, for it is a much grander thing to live for that person.
Jason Hurst
Kingsley amis, one fat englishman (1963) - it was no wonder that people were so horrible...

The more people have studied different methods of bringing up children the more they have come to the conclusion that what good mother and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is the best after all.
Benjamin Spock
Mohammed reza pahlavi - my main mistake was to have made an ancient...
The individual choice of garnishment of a burger can be an important point to the consumer in this day when individualism is an increasingly important thing to people.
Donald N. Smith, president of Burger King
Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half.
Gore Vidal
Never bear more than one trouble at a time. Some people bear three kinds - All they have had, all they have now, and all they expect to have.
Edward Everett Hale
What most people need to learn in life is how to love people and use things instead of using people and loving things.
The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.
Dorothea Lange
When someone does something good, applaud! You will make two people happy.
Samuel Goldwyn
It never ceases to amaze me: we all love ourselves more than other people, but care more about their opinions than our own.
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
Henry david thoreau - the character inherent in the american people has...
By interpreting freedom as the propagation and immediate gratification of needs, people distort their own nature, for they engender in themselves a multitude of pointless and foolish desires, habits, and incongruous stratagems. Their lives are motivated only by mutual envy, sensuality, and ostentation.
Fyodor Dostoevsky
One person can have a profound effect on another. And two people... well, two people can work miracles. They can change a whole town. They can change the world.
Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider, Northern Exposure, Cicely, 1992
People unfit for freedom - who cannot do much with it - Are hungry for power. The desire for freedom is an attribute of a have type of self. It says: leave me alone and I shall grow, learn, and realize my capacities. The desire for power is basically an attribute of a have not type of self.
Eric Hoffe
I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect.
Edward Gibbon
Sometimes I get bored riding down the beautiful streets of L. A. I know it sounds crazy, but I just want to go to New York and see people suffer.
Donna Summe
The world is full of suffering but it is also full of people overcoming it.
Helen Kelle
It is wise to direct your anger towards problems - - Not people to focus your energies on answers - - Not excuses.
William Arthur Ward
The essential matter of history is not what happened but what people thought or said about it.
Frederic William Maitland
The very existence of flamethrowers proves that some time, somewhere, someone said to themselves, You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I? m just not close enough to get the job done.
George Carlin
Misanthropes need people without a steady supply, the misanthrope cannot fully apply his art.
Polly Whitney
So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work.
Peter Drucke
While intelligent people can often simplify the complex, a fool is more likely to complicate the simple.
Gerald W. Grummet
The British nation is unique in this respect. They are the only people who like to be told how bad things are, who like to be told the worst.
Sir Winston Churchill, Hansard, June 10, 1941
The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept a majority of the people from ever questioning the inequity of a system where most people drudge along, paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return.
Gore Vidal
Even though a number of people have tried, no one has yet found a way to drink for a living.
Jean Ke
In the South where slavery still exists, the Negroes are less carefully kept apart they sometimes share the labors and the recreations of the whites the whites consent to intermix with them to a certain extent, and although legislation treats them more harshly, the habits of the people are more tolerant and compassionate.
Alexis Charles Henri Clrel de Tocqueville
Never tell a man you can read him through and through most people prefer to be thought enigmas.
Marchioness Townsend
Not many people know this... but I happen to be famous.
Sam Malone, Cheers
It makes me mad when people say I turned and ran like a scared rabbit. Maybe it was like an angry rabbit, who was going to fight in another fight, away from the first fight.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts
How strange is the lot of us mortals Each of us is here for a brief sojourn for what purpose he knows not, though he senses it. But without deeper reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people.
Albert Einstein
Solitude would be ideal if you could pick the people to avoid.
Karl Kraus
Death most resembles a prophet who is without honor in his own land or a poet who is a stranger among his people.
Kahlil Gibran
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Anne Frank, from the diary of Anne Frank
There was no telling what people might find out once they felt free to ask whatever questions they wanted to.
Joseph Heller, Catch 22