Best Quotes About People

The number of people who will not go to a show they do not want to see is unlimited. -Oscar Hammerstein II

There are people who have money and people who are rich. -Coco Chanel

The nice thing about being a celebrity is that, if you bore people, they think it's their fault. -Henry Kissinger

The telephone is a good way to talk to people without having to offer them a drink. -Fran Lebowitz

If people don't want to come out to the ball park, nobody's gonna stop 'em. -Yogi Berra

There are some people who, if they don't already know, you can't tell 'em. -Yogi Berra

You can fool too many of the people too much of the time. -James Thurber

Remind people that profit is the difference between revenue and expense. This makes you look smart. -Scott Adams

Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it. -E. B. White

In heaven, all the interesting people are missing. -Friedrich Nietzsche

Most people who work at home find they do not have the benefit of receptionists who serve as personal guards. -Judith Martin

I like to reminisce with people I don't know. -Steven Wright

I don't want people to know what I'm actually like. It's not good for an actor. -Jack Nicholson

You're only as good as the people you hire. -Ray Kroc

I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me. -Fred Allen

Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people. -W. C. Fields

You don't have to be the Dalai Lama to tell people that life's about change. -John Cleese

All those people whose faces decorate the shopping bags of Barnes and Noble, with a few exceptions, would never get published today. -Mark Crispin Miller

Laughter is the closest distance between two people. -Victor Borge

Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half. -Gore Vidal

Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half of the time. -E. B. White

Middle age is when you've met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else. -Ogden Nash

I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal. -Jane Austen

I think it will be truly glorious when women become real people and have the whole world open to them. -Karen Blixen

If I weren't earning $3 million a year to dunk a basketball, most people on the street would run in the other direction if they saw me coming. -Charles Barkley

If you think it's hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball. -Jack Lemmon

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

Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb. -Spiro T. Agnew

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. -Dale Carnegie

We are the people our parents warned us about. -Jimmy Buffett

Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh. -George Bernard Shaw

There is a vast world of work out there in this country, where at least 111 million people are employed in this country alone – many of whom are bored out of their minds. All day long. -Richard Nelson Bolles

The wicked leader is he who the people despise. The good leader is he who the people revere. The great leader is he who the people say, 'We did it ourselves.' -Lao Tzu

The fear of becoming a 'has-been' keeps some people from becoming anything. -Eric Hoffer

Prudent people are very happy; 'tis an exceeding fine thing, that's certain, but I was born without it, and shall retain to my day of Death the Humour of saying what I think. -Mary Wortley Montagu

Insane people are always sure that they are fine. It is only the sane people who are willing to admit that they are crazy. -Nora Ephron

This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it. -Abraham Lincoln

A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking. -Jerry Seinfeld

Wars have never hurt anybody except the people who die. -Salvador Dali

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have. -Margaret Mead

Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while. -Kin Hubbard

Death most resembles a prophet who is without honor in his own land or a poet who is a stranger among his people. -Khalil Gibran

So long as we have enough people in this country willing to fight for their rights, we'll be called a democracy. -Roger Nash Baldwin

Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth. -Abraham Lincoln

Few people even scratch the surface, much less exhaust the contemplation of their own experience. -Randolph Bourne

It is to be remarked that a good many people are born curiously unfitted for the fate waiting them on this earth. -Joseph Conrad

I am convinced that the majority of people would be generous from selfish motives, if they had the opportunity. -Charles Dudley Warner

Most people would rather be certain they're miserable, than risk being happy. -Robert Anthony

History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon. -Napoleon Bonaparte

Telling us to obey instinct is like telling us to obey 'people.' People say different things: so do instincts. Our instincts are at war… Each instinct, if you listen to it, will claim to be gratified at the expense of the rest. -C. S. Lewis

Half the world is composed of idiots, the other half of people clever enough to take indecent advantage of them. -Walter Kerr

Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats. -Howard Aiken

The people who oppose your ideas are inevitably those who represent the established order that your ideas will upset. -Anthony J. D'Angelo

When you go into court you are putting your fate into the hands of twelve people who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty. -Norm Crosby

I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen. -Ernest Hemingway

Most people give up just when they're about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown. -Ross Perot

All the president is, is a glorified public relations man who spends his time flattering, kissing, and kicking people to get them to do what they are supposed to do anyway. -Harry S Truman

Success on any major scale requires you to accept responsibility… in the final analysis, the one quality that all successful people have… is the ability to take on responsibility. -Michael Korda

The reason people blame things on previous generations is that there's only one other choice. -Doug Larson

Would that I were a dry well, and that the people tossed stones into me, for that would be easier than to be a spring of flowing water that the thirsty pass by, and from which they avoid drinking. -Khalil Gibran

When more and more people are thrown out of work, unemployment results. -Calvin Coolidge

Few people at the beginning of the nineteenth century needed an adman to tell them what they wanted. -John Kenneth Galbraith

Television is a medium of entertainment which permits millions of people to listen to the same joke at the same time, and yet remain lonesome. -T. S. Eliot

San Francisco has always been my favorite booing city. I don't mean the people boo louder or longer, but there is a very special intimacy. When they boo you, you know they mean you. Music, that's what it is to me. One time in Kezar Stadium they gave me a standing boo. -George Halas

If you live to be one hundred, you've got it made. Very few people die past that age. -George Burns

What is a Web year now, about three months? And when people can browse around, discover new things, and download them fast, when we all have agents – then Web years could slip by before human beings can notice. -Tim Berners-Lee

I don't know why people question the academic training of an athlete. Fifty percent of the doctors in this country graduated in the bottom half of their classes. -Al McGuire

There is one thing you have got to learn about our movement. Three people are better than no people. -Fannie Lou Hamer

Snowboarding is an activity that is very popular with people who do not feel that regular skiing is lethal enough. -Dave Barry

The streets are safe in Philadelphia, it's only the people that make them unsafe. -Frank Rizzo

I am a kind of paranoid in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy. -J. D. Salinger

My goal is to goad people into saying something that ruins their life. -Don Imus

A lot of people mistake a short memory for a clear conscience. -Doug Larson

There are two kinds of people, those who finish what they start and so on. -Robert Byrne

I drink to make other people interesting. -George Jean Nathan

Bill Gates wants people to think he's Edison, when he's really Rockefeller. Referring to Gates as the smartest man in America isn't right… wealth isn't the same thing as intelligence. -Larry Ellison

Television is the first truly democratic culture – the first culture available to everybody and entirely governed by what the people want. The most terrifying thing is what people do want. -Clive Barnes

Drinking makes such fools of people, and people are such fools to begin with that it's compounding a felony. -Robert Benchley

I hooked up my accelerator pedal in my car to my brake lights. I hit the gas, people behind me stop, and I'm gone. -Steven Wright

USA Today has come out with a new survey – apparently, three out of every four people make up 75% of the population. -David Letterman

I installed a skylight in my apartment… the people who live above me are furious! -Steven Wright

A magazine is simply a device to induce people to read advertising. -James Collins

A lot of people are afraid of heights. Not me, I'm afraid of widths. -Steven Wright

There was a power outage at a department store yesterday. Twenty people were trapped on the escalators. -Steven Wright

Unfortunately, the people of Louisiana are not racists. -Dan Quayle

The Four Levels of Comedy: Make your friends laugh, Make strangers laugh, Get paid to make strangers laugh, and Make people talk like you because it's so much fun. -Jerry Seinfeld

Nixon was the most dishonest individual I have ever met in my life. He lied to his wife, his family, his friends, his colleagues in the Congress, lifetime members of his own political party, the American people and the world. -Barry Goldwater

Autobiography is an unrivaled vehicle for telling the truth about other people. -Philip Guedalla

There is probably an element of malice in our readiness to overestimate people – we are, as it were, laying up for ourselves the pleasure of later cutting them down to size. -Eric Hoffer

We're going to have the best-educated American people in the world. -Dan Quayle

Sometimes cameras and television are good to people and sometimes they aren't. I don't know if its the way you say it, or how you look. -Dan Quayle

I feel there are two people inside me – me and my intuition. If I go against her, she'll screw me every time, and if I follow her, we get along quite nicely. -Kim Basinger

Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people. -Kin Hubbard

I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones. -John Cage

If each of us hires people who are smaller than we are, we shall become a company of dwarfs. But if each of us hires people who are bigger than we are, we shall become a company of giants. -David Ogilvy

Just because your ad looks good is no insurance that it will get looked at. How many people do you know who are impeccably groomed… but dull? -William Bernbach

If there are signs that Americans bow to the gods of advertising, there are equally indications that people find the gods ridiculous. It is part of the popular culture that advertisements are silly. -Michael Schudson

I am one who believes that one of the greatest dangers of advertising is not that of misleading people, but that of boring them to death. -Leo Burnett

What helps people, helps business. -Leo Burnett

It is insight into human nature that is the key to the communicator's skill. For whereas the writer is concerned with what he puts into his writings, the communicator is concerned with what the reader gets out of it. He therefore becomes a student of how people read or listen. -William Bernbach

Advertising says to people, 'Here's what we've got. Here's what it will do for you. Here's how to get it.' -Leo Burnett

On the average, five times as many people read the headline as read the body copy. When you have written your headline, you have spent eighty cents out of your dollar. -David Ogilvy

I don't know the rules of grammar… If you're trying to persuade people to do something, or buy something, it seems to me you should use their language, the language they use every day, the language in which they think. We try to write in the vernacular. -David Ogilvy

Many people – and I think I am one of them – are more productive when they've had a little to drink. I find if I drink two or three brandies, I'm far better able to write. -David Ogilvy

Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people. -Leo Burnett

There is no way for the American economic system to function without advertising. There is no other way to communicate enough information about enough products to enough people with enough speed. -John O'Toole

You can say the right thing about a product and nobody will listen. You've got to say it in such a way that people will feel it in their gut. Because if they don't feel it, nothing will happen. -William Bernbach

History will see advertising as one of the real evil things of our time. It is stimulating people constantly to want things, want this, want that. -Malcolm Muggeridge

Young people are threatened… by the evil use of advertising techniques that stimulate the natural inclination to avoid hard work by promising the immediate satisfaction of every desire. -Pope John Paul II

The Death of Advertising? I think that's in the book of Revelation. It's the day when people everywhere become satisfied with their weight, their hair, their skin, their wardrobe, and their aroma. -Jef I. Richards

Advertising moves people toward goods; merchandising moves goods toward people. -Morris Hite

I believe that a contract, or at least an understanding, exists between the American public and the American advertiser concerning what advertising is, what its limitations are and what price people will pay for it. -John O'Toole

You now have to decide what 'image' you want for your brand. Image means personality. Products, like people, have personalities, and they can make or break them in the market place. -David Ogilvy

Anyone who thinks that people can be fooled or pushed around has an inaccurate and pretty low estimate of people – and he won't do very well in advertising. -Leo Burnett

One-third of the people in the United States promote, while the other two-thirds provide. -Will Rogers

A great ad campaign will make a bad product fail faster. It will get more people to know it's bad. -William Bernbach

Yes, I sell people things they don't need. I can't, however, sell them something they don't want. Even with advertising. Even if I were of a mind to. -John O'Toole

Society drives people crazy with lust and calls it advertising. -John Lahr

Two common conceptions with regard to advertising which are held by a considerable number of people are that enormously large sums of money are expended for it, and that much of this expenditure is an economic waste. -Daniel Starch

The most common trouble with advertising is that it tries too hard to impress people. -James Randolph Adams

There is nothing in which people more betray their character than in what they laugh at. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

He who loves 50 people has 50 woes; he who loves no one has no woes. -Buddha

You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you. -Dale Carnegie

It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt. -Mark Twain

A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread. -Mahatma Gandhi

Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so. -Bertrand Russell

Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work. -Robert Orben

Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them? -Rose Kennedy

If all misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be contented to take their own and depart. -Socrates

Old people love to give good advice; it compensates them for their inability to set a bad example. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The great secret that all old people share is that you really haven't changed in seventy or eighty years. Your body changes, but you don't change at all. And that, of course, causes great confusion. -Doris Lessing

The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of older people, and greatly assists the circulation of the blood. -Logan Pearsall Smith

What the people want is very simple – they want an America as good as its promise. -Barbara Jordan

I don't feel we did wrong in taking this great country away from them. There were great numbers of people who needed new land, and the Indians were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves. -John Wayne

I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it's such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her. -Ellen DeGeneres

Terms like that, 'Humane Society,' are devised with people like me in mind, who don't care to dwell on what happens to the innocent. -Barbara Kingsolver

Very few people possess true artistic ability. It is therefore both unseemly and unproductive to irritate the situation by making an effort. If you have a burning, restless urge to write or paint, simply eat something sweet and the feeling will pass. -Fran Lebowitz

Artists can color the sky red because they know it's blue. Those of us who aren't artists must color things the way they really are or people might think we're stupid. -Jules Feiffer

Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses. -Alphonse Karr

Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple. -Barry Switzer

Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation. -Oscar Wilde

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. -Anna Quindlen

Why must conversions always come so late? Why do people always apologize to corpses? -David Brin

I would I could stand on a busy corner, hat in hand, and beg people to throw me all their wasted hours. -Bernard Berenson

Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with their time. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It's the most unhappy people who most fear change. -Mignon McLaughlin

Acting is merely the art of keeping a large group of people from coughing. -Ralph Richardson

A city is a large community where people are lonesome together. -Herbert V. Prochnow

Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society. -Mark Twain

A college education shows a man how little other people know. -Thomas Chandler Haliburton

The Internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that for some people it is a complete substitute for life. -Andrew Brown

Other people's opinion of you does not have to become your reality. -Les Brown

We probably wouldn't worry about what people think of us if we could know how seldom they do. -Olin Miller

Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live. -Henry Van Dyke

My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people. -Orson Welles

Much education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants. -John W. Gardner

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. -Thomas A. Edison

Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all. -Sam Ewing

Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends. -Shirley MacLaine

I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat. -Rebecca West

When two people marry they become in the eyes of the law one person, and that one person is the husband. -Shana Alexander

In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit. -Albert Schweitzer

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. -Marcel Proust

Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down. -Oprah Winfrey

Some of the world's greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible. -Doug Larson

Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

If a lot of people gripped a knife and fork the way they do a golf club, they'd starve to death. -Sam Snead

The way people in democracies think of the government as something different from themselves is a real handicap. And, of course, sometimes the government confirms their opinion. -Lewis Mumford

The government, which was designed for the people, has got into the hands of the bosses and their employers, the special interests. An invisible empire has been set up above the forms of democracy. -Woodrow Wilson

Our government… teaches the whole people by its example. If the government becomes the lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy. -Louis D. Brandeis

Let the people think they govern and they will be governed. -William Penn

The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment. -Doug Larson

The happiness of most people is not ruined by great catastrophes or fatal errors, but by the repetition of slowly destructive little things. -Ernest Dimnet

The happiest people seem to be those who have no particular cause for being happy except that they are so. -William Inge

Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn't stop to enjoy it. -William Feather

Hating people is like burning down your own house to get rid of a rat. -Harry Emerson Fosdick

I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain. -James Baldwin

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one. -Mother Teresa

There's a lot of people in this world who spend so much time watching their health that they haven't the time to enjoy it. -Josh Billings

History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who weren't there. -George Santayana

The only queer people are those who don't love anybody. -Rita Mae Brown

Hope is like a road in the country; there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence. -Lin Yutang

Many politicians are in the habit of laying it down as a self-evident proposition that no people ought to be free till they are fit to use their freedom. The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story who resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim. -Thomas Babington Macaulay

I love mankind; it's people I can't stand. -Charles M. Schulz

Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are. -Malcolm Forbes

The remarkable thing about Shakespeare is that he really is very good, in spite of all the people who say he is very good. -Robert Graves

The trouble with people is not that they don't know but that they know so much that ain't so. -Josh Billings

Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power. -P. J. O'Rourke

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. -George S. Patton

Character is doing the right thing when nobody's looking. There are too many people who think that the only thing that's right is to get by, and the only thing that's wrong is to get caught. -J. C. Watts

It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit. -Noel Coward

I always turn to the sports pages first, which records people's accomplishments. The front page has nothing but man's failures. -Earl Warren

If the jury have no right to judge of the justice of a law of the government, they plainly can do nothing to protect the people against the oppressions of the government; for there are no oppressions which the government may not authorize by law. -Lysander Spooner

When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people. -Abraham Joshua Heschel

If you step on people in this life, you're going to come back as a cockroach. -Willie Davis

When people are laughing, they're generally not killing one another. -Alan Alda

Some people will never learn anything, for this reason, because they understand everything too soon. -Alexander Pope

Living the past is a dull and lonely business; looking back strains the neck muscles, causing you to bump into people not going your way. -Edna Ferber

The concept of two people living together for 25 years without a serious dispute suggests a lack of spirit only to be admired in sheep. -A. P. Herbert

There are lots of people who mistake their imagination for their memory. -Josh Billings

There are a handful of people whom money won't spoil, and we all count ourselves among them. -Mignon McLaughlin

Who hears music feels his solitude peopled at once. -Robert Browning

No good opera plot can be sensible, for people do not sing when they are feeling sensible. -W. H. Auden

I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second. -William James

Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet. -Roger Miller

There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer. -Ansel Adams

My portraits are more about me than they are about the people I photograph. -Richard Avedon

I just think it's important to be direct and honest with people about why you're photographing them and what you're doing. After all, you are taking some of their soul. -Mary Ellen Mark

Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear. -William E. Gladstone

Liberalism is, I think, resurgent. One reason is that more and more people are so painfully aware of the alternative. -John Kenneth Galbraith

Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives. -John Stuart Mill

You can't get rid of poverty by giving people money. -P. J. O'Rourke

Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike. -Oscar Wilde

Small is the number of people who see with their eyes and think with their minds. -Albert Einstein

One has to secrete a jelly in which to slip quotations down people's throats – and one always secretes too much jelly. -Virginia Woolf

What we call reality is an agreement that people have arrived at to make life more livable. -Louise Berliawsky Nevelson

Few people have the imagination for reality. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

There seems to be a terrible misunderstanding on the part of a great many people to the effect that when you cease to believe you may cease to behave. -Louis Kronenberger

Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death. -Anais Nin

Few people know so clearly what they want. Most people can't even think what to hope for when they throw a penny in a fountain. -Barbara Kingsolver

That you may retain your self-respect, it is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right, than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong. -William J. H. Boetcker

Most people do not consider dawn to be an attractive experience – unless they are still up. -Ellen Goodman

I used to smoke two packs a day and I just hate being a nonsmoker… but I will never consider myself a nonsmoker because I always find smokers the most interesting people at the table. -Michelle Pfeiffer

With some people solitariness is an escape not from others but from themselves. For they see in the eyes of others only a reflection of themselves. -Eric Hoffer

Say you were standing with one foot in the oven and one foot in an ice bucket. According to the percentage people, you would be perfectly comfortable. -Bobby Bragan

If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles. -Doug Larson

Television has proved that people will look at anything rather than each other. -Ann Landers

Television is an invention that permits you to be entertained in your living room by people you wouldn't have in your home. -David Frost

The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than with their minds. -Will Durant

What you've done becomes the judge of what you're going to do – especially in other people's minds. When you're traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don't have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road. -William Least Heat-Moon

If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home. -James A. Michener

Sex appeal is fifty percent what you've got and fifty percent what people think you've got. -Sophia Loren

If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have a paradise in a few years. -Bertrand Russell

The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion. -Edmund Burke

If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all. -Noam Chomsky

A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water. -Carl Reiner

Writers are not just people who sit down and write. They hazard themselves. Every time you compose a book your composition of yourself is at stake. -E. L. Doctorow

Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong. -Oscar Wilde

Some people wear their heart up on their sleeve. I wear mine underneath my right pant leg, strapped to my boot. -Ani DiFranco

Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent. -Napoleon Bonaparte

Never offend people with style when you can offend them with substance. -Sam Brown

Many peoples' tombstones should read 'Died at 30, burried at 60.' -Nicholas M. Butler

As long as people will accept crap, it will be financially profitable to dispense it. -Dick Cavett

The purpose of Compulsory Education is to deprive the common people of their commonsense. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

The happy people are failures because they are on such good terms with themselves they don't give a damn. -Agatha Christie

One of the things about acting is it allows you to live other people's lives without having to pay the price. -Robert De Niro

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. -Thomas A. Edison

If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed. -Albert Einstein

If a million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing. -Anatole France

Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart. -Anne Frank

There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there. -Indira Gandhi

No two people on earth are alike, and it's got to be that way in music or it isn't music. -Billie Holiday

A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices. -William James

We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution. -Abraham Lincoln

In motivating people, you've got to engage their minds and their hearts. I motivate people, I hope, by example – and perhaps by excitement, by having productive ideas to make others feel involved. -Rupert Murdoch

Advertising people who ignore research are as dangerous as generals who ignore decodes of enemy signals. -David Ogilvy

Hatred strikes me as one of the few signs of life remaining in the world. This is another thing about the world which is upsidedown: all the friendly and likable people seem dead to me; only the haters seem alive. -Walker Percy

If you treat people right they will treat you right… ninety percent of the time. -Franklin D. Roosevelt

Some people must go to extremes to get the world in balance for themselves. Some can't bear bright lights, so wherever they go they search for the dark; they turn the lights down, anything to sustain some level of comfort. -Julian Schnabel

It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything. -Joseph Stalin

Power is like being a lady… if you have to tell people you are, you aren't. -Margaret Thatcher

The Edge… there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over. -Hunter S. Thompson

Film lovers are sick people. -Francois Truffaut

I have a great love and respect for religion, great love and respect for atheism. What I hate is agnosticism, people who do not choose. -Orson Welles

A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools. -Douglas Adams

A team effort is a lot of people doing what I say. -Michael Winner

How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think. -Adolf Hitler

I went into the business for the money, and the art grew out of it. If people are disillusioned by that remark, I can't help it. It's the truth. -Charlie Chaplin

One of the great things about young people is that they do question, that they do care deeply about justice, and they they have open minds. -Zack de la Rocha

The great masses of the people will more easily fall victims to a big lie than to a small one. -Adolf Hitler

You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time. -Abraham Lincoln

Although… the Chief Magistrate must almost of necessity be chosen by a party and stand pledged to its principles and measures, yet in his official action he should not be the President of a party only, but of the whole people of the United States. -James K. Polk

I have made it a rule of my life to trust a man long after other people gave him up, but I don't see how I can ever trust any human being again. -Ulysses S. Grant

It is the desire of the good people of the whole country that sectionalism as a factor in our politics should disappear. -Rutherford B. Hayes

There isn't any way for the people of Nicaragua to find out what's going on in Nicaragua. -Elliott Abrams

Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs. -Ansel Adams

Bored people, unless they sleep a lot, are cruel. -Renata Adler

Your source material is the people you know, not those you don't know, but every character is an extension of the author's own personality. -Edward Albee

What people really want in the theater is fantasy involvement and not reality involvement. -Edward Albee

I know I got it made while the masses of black people are catchin' hell, but as long as they ain't free, I ain't free. -Muhammad Ali

It's just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up. -Muhammad Ali

I don't like to hurt people, I really don't like it at all. But in order to get a red light at the intersection, you sometimes have to have an accident. -Jack Anderson

Paramount among the responsibilities of a free press is the duty to prevent any part of the government from deceiving the people and sending them off to distant lands to die of foreign fevers and foreign shot and shell. -Hugo Black

The Founding Fathers gave the free press the protection it must have to bare the secrets of government and inform the people. -Hugo Black

Fashion is so close in revealing a person's inner feelings and everybody seems to hate to lay claim to vanity so people tend to push it away. It's really too close to the quick of the soul. -Stella Blum

What makes a river so restful to people is that it doesn't have any doubt – it is sure to get where it is going, and it doesn't want to go anywhere else. -Hal Boyle

Those of Manhattan are the brokers on Wall Street and they talk of people who went to the same colleges; those from Queens are margin clerks in the back offices and they speak of friends who live in the same neighborhood. -Jimmy Breslin

There is something about seeing real people on a stage that makes a bad play more intimately, more personally offensive than any other art form. -Anatole Broyard

Forty years later, people still swear they can hear his offstage scream. -Robert Brustein

The smarter the journalists are, the better off society is. For to a degree, people read the press to inform themselves – and the better the teacher, the better the student body. -Warren Buffett

We are more casual about qualifying the people we allow to act as advocates in the courtroom than we are about licensing electricians. -Warren E. Burger

One's family is the most important thing in life. I look at it this way: One of these days I'll be over in a hospital somewhere with four walls around me. And the only people who'll be with me will be my family. -Robert Byrd

You cannot live on other people's promises, but if you promise others enough, you can live on your own. -Mark Caine

Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity. -Coco Chanel

In department stores, so much kitchen equipment is bought indiscriminately by people who just come in for men's underwear. -Julia Child

The great achievement of the Catholic Church lay in harmonizing, civilizing the deepest impulses of ordinary, ignorant people. -Kenneth Clark

The main failure of education is that it has not prepared people to comprehend matters concerning human destiny. -Norman Cousins

I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me. -Noel Coward

I have against me the bourgeois, the military and the diplomats, and for me, only the people who take the Metro. -Charles de Gaulle

Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first. -Charles de Gaulle

It wasn't long before people discovered the final horrors of letting an urchin into Parliament. -Bernadette Devlin

It seemed to me that I had barely reached the Court when people were trying to get me off. -William O. Douglas

We are a religious people whose institutions presuppose a Supreme Being. -William O. Douglas

It is the destiny of the people of Haiti to suffer. -Jean-Claude Duvalier

I despise people who go to the gutter on either the right or the left and hurl rocks at those in the center. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

I cannot lead you into battle. I do not give you laws or administer justice but I can do something else – I can give my heart and my devotion to these old islands and to all the peoples of our brotherhood of nations. -Queen Elizabeth II

Some people are your relatives but others are your ancestors, and you choose the ones you want to have as ancestors. You create yourself out of those values. -Ralph Ellison

It consists entirely of people who are not related by blood, many of whom can't stand each other. -Delia Ephron

We use the people who are in the bullpen producing. -Bill Evans

You people married to Italian men, you know what it's like. -Geraldine Ferraro

Some of the press who speak loudly about the freedom of the press are themselves the enemies of freedom. Countless people dare not say a thing because they know it will be picked up and made a song of by the press. That limits freedom. -Geoffrey Fisher

What a holler would ensue if people had to pay the minister as much to marry them as they have to pay a lawyer to get them a divorce. -Claire Trevor

The food in such places is so tasteless because the members associate spices and garlic with just the sort of people they're trying to keep out. -Calvin Trillin

For goodness sake, will they hear, will white people hear what we are trying to say? Please, all we are asking you to do is to recognize that we are humans, too. -Desmond Tutu

The most common trait of all primitive peoples is a reverence for the life-giving earth, and the Native American shared this elemental ethic: The land was alive to his loving touch, and he, its son, was brother to all creatures. -Stewart Udall

A healthy male adult bore consumes each year one and a half times his own weight in other people's patience. -John Updike

I am a journalist in the field of etiquette. I try to find out what the most genteel people regularly do, what traditions they have discarded, what compromises they have made. -Amy Vanderbilt

Contrary to general belief, an artist is never ahead of his time but most people are far behind theirs. -Edgard Varese

What do I think about the way most people dress? Most people are not something one thinks about. -Diana Vreeland

I never think that people die. They just go to department stores. -Andy Warhol

During the 1960s, I think, people forgot what emotions were supposed to be. And I don't think they've ever remembered. -Andy Warhol

Legislatures represent people, not acres or trees. -Earl Warren

Just how difficult it is to write biography can be reckoned by anybody who sits down and considers just how many people know the real truth about his or her love affairs. -Rebecca West

Most people think that shadows follow, precede or surround beings or objects. The truth is that they also surround words, ideas, desires, deeds, impulses and memories. -Elie Wiesel

If I am no longer disturbed myself, I will deal less with disturbed people, but I don't regret having concerned myself with them because I think most of us are disturbed. -Tennessee Williams

All cruel people describe themselves as paragons of frankness. -Tennessee Williams

I have found it easier to identify with the characters who verge upon hysteria, who were frightened of life, who were desperate to reach out to another person. But these seemingly fragile people are the strong people really. -Tennessee Williams

Oh, you know. I am secretary of state. My trips aren't successful. I just talk to people. -George P. Shultz

Nothing ever gets settled in this town. a seething debating society in which the debate never stops, in which people never give up, including me. And so that's the atmosphere in which you administer. -George P. Shultz

The prime minister found something hopeful in the man's eyes and manner. The 30 or so people who run this world analyze one another that way and then make decisions of life and death for us. Scary, but true. -Hugh Sidey

You must realize that honorary degrees are given generally to people whose SAT scores were too low to get them into schools the regular way. As a matter of fact, it was my SAT scores that led me into my present vocation in life, comedy. -Neil Simon

Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don't vote. -William E. Simon

There is no 'slippery slope' toward loss of liberties, only a long staircase where each step downward must first be tolerated by the American people and their leaders. -Alan K. Simpson

Is it sufficient that you have learned to drive the car, or shall we look and see what is under the hood? Most people go through life without ever knowing. -June Singer

A great many people now reading and writing would be better employed keeping rabbits. -Edith Sitwell

I wrote about people who liked fake fireplaces in their parlor, who thought a brass horse with a clock embedded in its flank was wonderful. -Betty Smith

When people keep telling you that you can't do a thing, you kind of like to try it. -Margaret Chase Smith

The junior senator from Wisconsin, by his reckless charges, has so preyed upon the fears and hatreds and prejudices of the American people that he has started a prairie fire which neither he nor anyone else may be able to control. -J. William Fulbright

I'm sure that President Johnson would never have pursued the war in Vietnam if he'd ever had a Fulbright to Japan, or say Bangkok, or had any feeling for what these people are like and why they acted the way they did. He was completely ignorant. -J. William Fulbright

In the long course of history, having people who understand your thought is much greater security than another submarine. -J. William Fulbright

There's something about the Foreign Service that takes the guts out of people. -Evan G. Galbraith

Polling is merely an instrument for gauging public opinion. When a president or any other leader pays attention to poll results, he is, in effect, paying attention to the views of the people. Any other interpretation is nonsense. -George Gallup

For some days, people thought that India was shaking. But there are always tremors when a great tree falls. -Rajiv Gandhi

You are never so alone as when you are ill on stage. The most nightmarish feeling in the world is suddenly to feel like throwing up in front of four thousand people. -Judy Garland

A team championship doesn't happen because three people score 10s, it happens because all the guys score well. In my opinion, everyone deserved 10s, we're all 10s on this team. -Mitch Gaylord

I buy when other people are selling. -J. Paul Getty

The reason so many people turned up at his funeral is that they wanted to make sure he was dead. -Samuel Goldwyn

If people don't want to go to the picture, nobody can stop them. -Samuel Goldwyn

Why should people go out and pay money to see bad films when they can stay at home and see bad television for nothing? -Samuel Goldwyn

Certain people in the United States are driving nails into this structure of our relationship, then cutting off the heads. So the Soviets must use their teeth to pull them out. -Mikhail Gorbachev

If people don't like Marxism, they should blame the British Museum. -Mikhail Gorbachev

A remarkable thing about Shakespeare is that he is really very good in spite of all the people who say he is very good. -Robert Graves

You are only as good as the people you dress. -Halston

Everything will be all right – you know when? When people, just people, stop thinking of the United Nations as a weird Picasso abstraction and see it as a drawing they made themselves. -Dag Hammarskjold

Beware of people carrying ideas. Beware of ideas carrying people. -Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

One reason we lasted so long is that we usually played two people who were very much in love. As we were realistic actors, we became those two people. So we had a divertissement: I had an affair with him, and he with me. -Lynn Fontanne

Great artists are people who find the way to be themselves in their art. Any sort of pretension induces mediocrity in art and life alike. -Margot Fonteyn

I prefer neurotic people. I like to hear rumblings beneath the surface. -Stephen Sondheim

Most people read poetry listening for echoes because the echoes are familiar to them. They wade through it the way a boy wades through water, feeling with his toes for the bottom: The echoes are the bottom. -Wallace Stevens

Don't forget that the only two things people read in a story are the first and last sentences. Give them blood in the eye on the first one. -Herbert Bayard Swope

Many people mistake our work for our vocation. Our vocation is the love of Jesus. -Mother Teresa

Kennedy said that if we had nuclear war we'd kill 300 million people in the first hour. McNamara, who is a good businessman and likes to save, says it would be only 200 million. -Norman Thomas

The interesting thing is how one guy, through living out his own fantasies, is living out the fantasies of so many other people. -Hugh Hefner

Only the really plain people know about love – the very fascinating ones try so hard to create an impression that they soon exhaust their talents. -Katharine Hepburn

Marriage is a series of desperate arguments people feel passionately about. -Katharine Hepburn

When we know as much about people as hog specialists know about hogs, we'll be better off. -Lewis B. Hershey

I have a wonderful make-up crew. They're the same people restoring the Statue of Liberty. -Bob Hope

God bless Africa, Guard her people, Guide her leaders, And give her peace. -Trevor Huddleston

Americans, who make more of marrying for love than any other people, also break up more of their marriages, but the figure reflects not so much the failure of love as the determination of people not to live without it. -Morton Hunt

When people don't want to come, nothing will stop them. -Sol Hurok

From seeds of his body blossomed the flower that liberated a people and touched the soul of a nation. -Jesse Jackson

In 1930s mysteries, all sorts of motives were credible which aren't credible today, especially motives of preventing guilty sexual secrets from coming out. Nowadays, people sell their guilty sexual secrets. -P. D. James

The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish. -Pope John Paul II

There are people and nations, Mother, that I would like to say to you by name. I entrust them to you in silence, I entrust them to you in the way that you know best. -Pope John Paul II

Born poor, but of honored and humble people, I am particularly proud to die poor. -Pope John XXIII

It is always a strain when people are being killed. I don't think anybody has held this job who hasn't felt personally responsible for those being killed. -Lyndon B. Johnson

Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people. -Carl Jung

At college age, you can tell who is best at taking tests and going to school, but you can't tell who the best people are. That worries the hell out of me. -Barnaby C. Keeney

The very concept of history implies the scholar and the reader. Without a generation of civilized people to study history, to preserve its records, to absorb its lessons and relate them to its own problems, history, too, would lose its meaning. -George F. Kennan

There are many people in the world who really don't understand-or say they don't-what is the great issue between the free world and the Communist world. Let them come to Berlin! -John F. Kennedy

That's why people listen to music or look at paintings. To get in touch with that wholeness. -Corita Kent

People think of the inventor as a screwball, but no one ever asks the inventor what he thinks of other people. -Charles Kettering

I want to talk to these people because they stay in power and you change all the time. -Nikita Khrushchev

Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

Mama and Daddy King represent the best in manhood and womanhood, the best in a marriage, the kind of people we are trying to become. -Coretta Scott King

Did any artist ever bring more pure joy to more people than Fred Astaire? -Jack Kroll

I think writing about unhappiness is probably the source of my popularity, if I have any-after all, most people are unhappy, don't you think? -Philip Larkin

Some people are so busy learning the tricks of the trade that they never learn the trade. -Vernon Law

Do not trust people. They are capable of greatness. -Stanislaw Lem

Some people feel guilty about their anxieties and regard them as a defect of faith but they are afflictions, not sins. Like all afflictions, they are, if we can so take them, our share in the passion of Christ. -C. S. Lewis

Television is a golden goose that lays scrambled eggs; and it is futile and probably fatal to beat it for not laying caviar. Anyway, more people like scrambled eggs than caviar. -Lee Loevinger

Some people try to find things in this game that don't exist but football is only two things – blocking and tackling. -Vince Lombardi

The true snob never rests; there is always a higher goal to attain, and there are, by the same token, always more and more people to look down upon. -Russell Lynes

If people want a sense of purpose they should get it from their archbishop. They should certainly not get it from their politicians. -Harold MacMillan

A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people. -Thomas Mann

In silence and movement you can show the reflection of people. -Marcel Marceau

Sex is a natural function. You can't make it happen, but you can teach people to let it happen. -William Masters

I live with the people I create and it has always made my essential loneliness less keen. -Carson McCullers

The really great writers are people like Emily Bronte who sit in a room and write out of their limited experience and unlimited imagination. -James A. Michener

The world still consists of two clearly divided groups: the English and the foreigners. One group consists of less than 50 million people; the other of 3,950 million. The latter group does not really count. -George Mikes

What is the most innocent place in any country? Is it not the insane asylum? These people drift through life truly innocent, unable to see into themselves at all. -Arthur Miller

One has to be a lowbrow, a bit of a murderer, to be a politician, ready and willing to see people sacrificed, slaughtered, for the sake of an idea, whether a good one or a bad one. -Henry Miller

The passion for setting people right is in itself an afflictive disease. -Marianne Moore

If people take the trouble to cook, you should take the trouble to eat. -Robert Morley

If you know somethin' well, you can always paint it but people would be better off buyin' chickens. -Grandma Moses

President Reagan was elected on the promise of getting government off the backs of the people and now he demands that government wrap itself around the waists of the people. -Ralph Nader

I hope, when I stop, people will think that somehow I mattered. -Martina Navratilova

I let the American people down. -Richard M. Nixon

The American people are entitled to see the president and to hear his views directly, and not to see him only through the press. -Richard M. Nixon

All my stories are about the action of grace on a character who is not very willing to support it, but most people think of these stories as hard, hopeless and brutal. -Flannery O'Connor

Shah is a kind of magic word with the Persian people. -Mohammed Reza Pahlavi

My advisers built a wall between myself and my people. I didn't realize what was happening. When I woke up, I had lost my people. -Mohammed Reza Pahlavi

My main mistake was to have made an ancient people advance by forced marches toward independence, health, culture, affluence, comfort. -Mohammed Reza Pahlavi

It is the wretchedness of being rich that you have to live with rich people. -Logan Pearsall Smith

It's the quality of the ordinary, the straight, the square, that accounts for the great stability and success of our nation. It's a quality to be proud of. But it's a quality that many people seem to have neglected. -Gerald R. Ford

Television is like the invention of indoor plumbing. It didn't change people's habits. It just kept them inside the house. -Alfred Hitchcock

When there is a lack of honor in government, the morals of the whole people are poisoned. -Herbert Hoover

Fashion is a social agreement. the result of a consensus of a large group of people. -Stella Blum

Death used to announce itself in the thick of life but now people drag on so long it sometimes seems that we are reaching the stage when we may have to announce ourselves to death. It is as though one needs a special strength to die, and not a final weakness. -Ronald Blythe

Something as curious as the monarchy won't survive unless you take account of people's attitudes. After all, if people don't want it, they won't have it. -Prince Charles

Homesickness is nothing. Fifty percent of the people in the world are homesick all the time. -John Cheever

We must get the American public to look past the glitter, beyond the showmanship, to the reality, the hard substance of things. And we'll do it not so much with speeches that will bring people to their feet as with speeches that bring people to their senses. -Mario Cuomo

Planning to write is not writing. Outlining, researching, talking to people about what you're doing, none of that is writing. Writing is writing. -E. L. Doctorow

I'd asked around 10 or 15 people for suggestions. Finally one lady friend asked the right question, 'Well, what do you love most?' That's how I started painting money. -Andy Warhol

What does it mean when people applaud? Should I give 'em money? Say thank you? Lift my dress? The lack of applause – that I can respond to. -Barbra Streisand

The only thing that could spoil a day was people. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself. -Ernest Hemingway

Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song. -Pope John Paul II

What we won when all of our people united must not be lost in suspicion and distrust and selfishness and politics. Accordingly, I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of my party for another term as president. -Lyndon B. Johnson

Confrontation is not a dirty word. Sometimes it's the best kind of journalism as long you don't confront people just for the sake of a confrontation. -Don Hewitt

More than any other in Western Europe, Britain remains a country where a traveler has to think twice before indulging in the ordinary food of ordinary people. -Joseph Lelyveld

France is delighted at this new opportunity to show the world that when one has the will one can succeed in joining peoples who have been brought close by history. -Francois Mitterrand

As this long and difficult war ends, I would like to address a few special words to the American people: Your steadfastness in supporting our insistence on peace with honor has made peace with honor possible. -Richard M. Nixon

I'd like people to remember me for a diligent expert workman. I think a poet is a workman. I think Shakespeare was a workman. And God's a workman. I don't think there's anything better than a workman. -Laurence Olivier

Statistics show that many people watch our show from the bedroom. and people you ask into your bedroom have to be more interesting than those you ask into your living room. I kid you not! -Jack Paar

There are some people, you know, they think the way to be a big man is to shout and stomp and raise hell-and then nothing ever really happens. I'm not like that I never shoot blanks. -Richard M. Nixon

There is nothing more likely to start disagreement among people or countries than an agreement. -E. B. White

The art of acting consists in keeping people from coughing. -Benjamin Franklin

The chief glory of every people arises from its authors. -Samuel Johnson

Cunning is the art of concealing our own defects, and discovering other people's weaknesses. -William Hazlitt

Conventional people are roused to fury by departure from convention, largely because they regard such departure as a criticism of themselves. -Bertrand Russell

Friendship is almost always the union of a part of one mind with the part of another; people are friends in spots. -George Santayana

Do not have evil-doers for friends, do not have low people for friends: have virtuous people for friends, have for friends the best of men. -George Santayana

Among a people generally corrupt liberty cannot long exist. -Edmund Burke

To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent. -Buddha

Immortality: A toy which people cry for, And on their knees apply for, Dispute, contend and lie for, And if allowed Would be right proud Eternally to die for. -Ambrose Bierce

If you're naturally kind, you attract a lot of people you don't like. -William Feather

Knowledge may give weight, but accomplishments give lustre, and many more people see than weigh. -Herodotus

Ignorant people see life as either existence or non-existence, but wise men see it beyond both existence and non-existence to something that transcends them both; this is an observation of the Middle Way. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Moderation has been called a virtue to limit the ambition of great men, and to console undistinguished people for their want of fortune and their lack of merit. -Benjamin Disraeli

In Hollywood the woods are full of people that learned to write but evidently can't read. If they could read their stuff, they'd stop writing. -Will Rogers

Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

I think that I am better than the people who are trying to reform me. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The safety of the people shall be the highest law. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill. -Buddha

I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts. -Abraham Lincoln

Virtuous people often revenge themselves for the constraints to which they submit by the boredom which they inspire. -Confucius

The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and about all time. -George Bernard Shaw

Be wiser than other people if you can, but do not tell them so. -Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

The world is divided into people who do things and people who get the credit. -Alfred A. Montapert

The only normal people are the ones you don't know very well. -Alfred Adler

Absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends. -Ambrose Bierce

I believe we shall come to care about people less and less. The more people one knows the easier it becomes to replace them. It's one of the curses of London. -Ambrose Bierce

The sports page records people's accomplishments, the front page usually records nothing, but man's failures. -Barbara Walters

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. -Benjamin Disraeli

I believe in using words, not fists. I believe in my outrage knowing people are living in boxes on the street. I believe in honesty. I believe in a good time. I believe in good food. I believe in sex. -Bertrand Russell

What is the appropriate behavior for a man or a woman in the midst of this world, where each person is clinging to his piece of debris? What's the proper salutation between people as they pass each other in this flood? -Buddha

The worst tempered people I have ever met were those who knew that they were wrong. -David Letterman

Most people of action are inclined to fatalism and most of thought believe in providence. -David Viscott

There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other. -Desiderius Erasmus

'Be comfortable with who you are', reads the headline on the Hush Puppies poster. Are they mad? If people were comfortable with who they were, they'd never buy any products except the ones they needed, and then where would the advertising industry be? -Charles Edwards

Many people love in themselves what they hate in others. -E. F. Schumacher

Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals. That's how I get my kicks. -Ed Koch

There is no calamity which a great nation can invite which equals that which follows a supine submission to wrong and injustice and the consequent loss of national self-respect and honor, beneath which are shielded and defended a people's safety and greatness. -Eldridge Cleaver

The heart may think it knows better: the senses know that absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends. -Elizabeth Bowen

When you're 50 you start thinking about things you haven't thought about before. I used to think getting old was about vanity – but actually it's about losing people you love. Getting wrinkles is trivial. -Eugene O'Neill

I place a high moral value on the way people behave. I find it repellent to have a lot, and to behave with anything other than courtesy in the old sense of the word – politeness of the heart, a gentleness of the spirit. -Fran Lebowitz

Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms inside your head, and people in them, acting. People you know, yet can't quite name. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

To know what people really think, pay regard to what they do, rather than what they say. -George Santayana

The public history of modern art is the story of conventional people not knowing what they are dealing with. -Golda Meir

It is by acts and not by ideas that people live. -Anatole France

There are people whose watch stops at a certain hour and who remain permanently at that age. -Helen Rowland

The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not, and never persist in trying to set people right. -Henry Ward Beecher

And above all things, never think that you're not good enough yourself. A man should never think that. My belief is that in life people will take you at your own reckoning. -Isaac Asimov

Be yourself is about the worst advice you can give to some people. -J. B. Priestley

How people keep correcting us when we are young! There is always some bad habit or other they tell us we ought to get over. Yet most bad habits are tools to help us through life. -Jack Nicklaus

Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change. -James Russell Lowell

I'm an assistant storyteller. It's like being a waiter or a gas-station attendant, but I'm waiting on six million people a week, if I'm lucky. -Jane Fonda

Acting is a question of absorbing other people's personalities and adding some of your own experience. -Jean-Paul Sartre

The reason that fiction is more interesting than any other form of literature, to those who really like to study people, is that in fiction the author can really tell the truth without humiliating himself. -Jim Rohn

I have no methods; all I do is accept people as they are. -Joan Rivers

It is no use trying to sum people up. One must follow hints, not exactly what is said, nor yet entirely what is done. -John Greenleaf Whittier

It is very vulgar to talk about one's business. Only people like stockbrokers do that, and then merely at dinner parties. -John Wanamaker

Lots of people who complained about us receiving the MBE received theirs for heroism in the war – for killing people. We received ours for entertaining other people. I'd say we deserve ours more. -John Lennon

I've always thought that people need to feel good about themselves and I see my role as offering support to them, to provide some light along the way. -Leo Buscaglia

Few people know how to be old. -Maggie Kuhn

You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them. -Ray Bradbury

Some people will believe anything if you whisper it to them. -Miguel de Unamuno

Actors ought to be larger than life. You come across quite enough ordinary, nondescript people in daily life and I don't see why you should be subjected to them on the stage too. -Ninon de L'Enclos

It is the unseen and the spiritual in people that determines the outward and the actual. -Oswald Chambers

Business, that's easily defined – it's other people's money. -Peter Drucker

In the final analysis, the questions of why bad things happen to good people transmutes itself into some very different questions, no longer asking why something happened, but asking how we will respond, what we intend to do now that it happened. -Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Think how many blameless lives are brightened by the blazing indiscretions of other people. -Pope Paul VI

There just isn't any pleasing some people. The trick is to stop trying. -Robert Mitchum

Every man becomes, to a certain degree, what the people he generally converses with are. -Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

Progressive art can assist people to learn not only about the objective forces at work in the society in which they live, but also about the intensely social character of their interior lives. Ultimately, it can propel people toward social emancipation. -Salvador Dali

Get the best people and train them well. -Scott McNealy

We all admire the wisdom of people who come to us for advice. -Arthur Helps

The Lord prefers common looking people. That is why he made so many of them. -Stuart Chase

The human body has two ends on it: one to create with and one to sit on. Sometimes people get their ends reversed. When this happens they need a kick in the seat of the pants. -Theodore Roosevelt

No matter what side of the argument you are on, you always find people on your side that you wish were on the other. -Thomas Berger

If you associate enough with older people who do enjoy their lives, who are not stored away in any golden ghettos, you will gain a sense of continuity and of the possibility for a full life. -Tom Stoppard

If we are to change our world view, images have to change. The artist now has a very important job to do. He's not a little peripheral figure entertaining rich people, he's really needed. -Vaclav Havel

Attitude is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than what people do or say. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. -Charles R. Swindoll

If you develop the absolute sense of certainty that powerful beliefs provide, then you can get yourself to accomplish virtually anything, including those things that other people are certain are impossible. -William Lyon Phelps

A slave has but one master. An ambition man, has as many as there are people who helped him get his fortune. -Wilson Mizner

Great things are accomplished by talented people who believe they will accomplish them. -Warren Bennis

It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions. -Ben Stein

What old people say you cannot do, you try and find that you can. Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new. -Henry David Thoreau

It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things. -Elinor Smith

There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age. -Sophia Loren

Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out. -John Wooden

In the choice between changing ones mind and proving there's no need to do so, most people get busy on the proof. -John Kenneth Galbraith

Most people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character. -Albert Einstein

We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road. They get run over. -Ambrose Bierce

Half of the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don't mean to do harm. But the harm does not interest them. -T. S. Eliot

The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous; on the contrary it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant and kind. -W. Somerset Maugham

If people never did silly things nothing intelligent would ever get done. -Ludwig Wittgenstein

If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Some people have greatness thrust upon them. Very few have excellence thrust upon them. -John W. Gardner

I don't believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive. -Joseph Campbell

In the end, the only people who fail are those who do not try. -David Viscott

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts. -Bertrand Russell

You find yourself refreshed in the presence of cheerful people. Why not make an honest effort to confer that pleasure on others? Half the battle is gained if you never allow yourself to say anything gloomy. -Lydia M. Child

It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit. -Noel Coward

We don't get to know people when they come to us; we must go to them to find out what they are like. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

An idea isn't responsible for the people who believe in it. -Don Marquis

Too bad all the people who know how to run this country are busy running taxicabs or cutting hair. -George Burns

A great many people think that polysyllables are a sign of intelligence. -Barbara Walters

A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. -Lao Tzu

The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. This myth asserts that people simply either have certain charismatic qualities or not. That's nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born. -Warren Bennis

One of the reasons people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure. -John W. Gardner

I'm not going to limit myself just because people won't accept the fact that I can do something else. -Dolly Parton

Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you. -Carl Sandburg

If we discovered that we only had five minutes left to say all that we wanted to say, every telephone booth would be occupied by people calling other people to stammer that they loved them. -Christopher Morley

It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them. -Agatha Christie

Why does the Air Force need expensive new bombers? Have the people we've been bombing over the years been complaining? -George Wallace

Most people who succeed in the face of seemingly impossible conditions are people who simply don't know how to quit. -Robert H. Schuller

Once I decide to do something, I can't have people telling me I can't. If there's a roadblock, you jump over it, walk around it, crawl under it. -Kitty Kelley

Some people are making such thorough preparation for rainy days that they aren't enjoying today's sunshine. -William Feather

All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions. -Adlai Stevenson I

Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest. -Mark Twain

The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people. -Theodore Roosevelt

Success has a simple formula: do your best, and people may like it. -Sam Ewing

Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose. -Bill Gates

You don't have to be a 'person of influence' to be influential. In fact, the most influential people in my life are probably not even aware of the things they've taught me. -Scott Adams

A great many people mistake opinions for thought. -Herbert V. Prochnow

I think we have to own the fears that we have of each other, and then, in some practical way, some daily way, figure out how to see people differently than the way we were brought up to. -Alice Walker

We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people. -John F. Kennedy

Too many people today know the price of everything and the value of nothing. -Ann Landers

You need people who can walk their companies into the future rather than back them into the future. -Warren Bennis

The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work. -Robert Frost

The people who make art their business are mostly imposters. -Pablo Picasso

Between two groups of people who want to make inconsistent kinds of worlds, I see no remedy but force. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

A noble person attracts noble people, and knows how to hold on to them. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

When a person cannot deceive himself the chances are against his being able to deceive other people. -Mark Twain

When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other. -Eric Hoffer

We seem to have a compulsion these days to bury time capsules in order to give those people living in the next century or so some idea of what we are like. -Alfred Hitchcock

New York now leads the world's great cities in the number of people around whom you shouldn't make a sudden move. -David Letterman

Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day. -Thomas Jefferson

Instead of giving money to found colleges to promote learning, why don't they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as good as the Prohibition one did, why, in five years we would have the smartest race of people on earth. -Will Rogers

Free people, remember this maxim: we may acquire liberty, but it is never recovered if it is once lost. -Jean-Jacques Rousseau

I know that there are people who do not love their fellow man, and I hate people like that! -Tom Lehrer

Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it. -Robert Frost

The only time people dislike gossip is when you gossip about them. -Will Rogers

Anyone entrusted with power will abuse it if not also animated with the love of truth and virtue, no matter whether he be a prince, or one of the people. -Jean de La Fontaine

Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people. -Carl Sagan

The things most people want to know about are usually none of their business. -George Bernard Shaw

I usually get my stuff from people who promised somebody else that they would keep it a secret. -Walter Winchell

The people are hungry: It is because those in authority eat up too much in taxes. -Lao Tzu

The tax collector must love poor people, he's creating so many of them. -Bill Vaughan

Television is a device that permits people who haven't anything to do to watch people who can't do anything. -Fred Allen

The world is full of willing people; some willing to work, the rest willing to let them. -Robert Frost

Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them. -Abraham Lincoln

What people say behind your back is your standing in the community. -E. W. Howe

Conscientious people are apt to see their duty in that which is the most painful course. -George Eliot

Creativity is a great motivator because it makes people interested in what they are doing. Creativity gives hope that there can be a worthwhile idea. Creativity gives the possibility of some sort of achievement to everyone. Creativity makes life more fun and more interesting. -Edward de Bono

Men of integrity, by their very existence, rekindle the belief that as a people we can live above the level of moral squalor. We need that belief; a cynical community is a corrupt community. -John W. Gardner

If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. -George Orwell

Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more. -H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Use power to help people. For we are given power not to advance our own purposes nor to make a great show in the world, nor a name. There is but one just use of power and it is to serve people. -George W. Bush

The just is close to the people's heart, but the merciful is close to the heart of God. -Khalil Gibran

If you tell people where to go, but not how to get there, you'll be amazed at the results. -George S. Patton

The trouble with music appreciation in general is that people are taught to have too much respect for music they should be taught to love it instead. -Igor Stravinsky

Watch out for the fellow who talks about putting things in order! Putting things in order always means getting other people under your control. -Denis Diderot

The only difference between a problem and a solution is that people understand the solution. -Charles Kettering

Clever people seem not to feel the natural pleasure of bewilderment, and are always answering questions when the chief relish of a life is to go on asking them. -Frank Moore Colby

I think what weakens people most is fear of wasting their strength. -Etty Hillesum

A teacher enlarges people in all sorts of ways besides just his subject matter. -Wallace Stegner

Authentic values are those by which a life can be lived, which can form a people that produces great deeds and thoughts. -Allan Bloom

Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people. -Oscar Wilde

There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of goodness. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Everybody knows how to raise children, except the people who have them. -P. J. O'Rourke

After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn't do it. I sure as hell wouldn't want to live in a society where the only people allowed guns are the police and the military. -William S. Burroughs

Liberty will not descend to a people; a people must raise themselves to liberty; it is a blessing that must be earned before it can be enjoyed. -Charles Caleb Colton

The liberty of the individual must be thus far limited; he must not make himself a nuisance to other people. -John Stuart Mill

When you are in trouble, people who call to sympathize are really looking for the particulars. -E. W. Howe

The Clinton administration launched an attack on people in Texas because those people were religious nuts with guns. Hell, this country was founded by religious nuts with guns. Who does Bill Clinton think stepped ashore on Plymouth Rock? -P. J. O'Rourke

It is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it… anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job. -Douglas Adams

If you can once engage people's pride, love, pity, ambition on your side, you need not fear what their reason can do against you. -Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

An oppressed people are authorized whenever they can to rise and break their fetters. -Henry Clay

When you disarm the people, you commence to offend them and show that you distrust them either through cowardice or lack of confidence, and both of these opinions generate hatred. -Niccolo Machiavelli

In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move. -Douglas Adams

It's lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself. -Muhammad Ali

The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action. -Frank Herbert

All the people like us are we, and everyone else is They. -Rudyard Kipling

Democracy is a process by which people are free to choose the man who will get the blame. -Laurence J. Peter

Few people think more than two or three times a year; I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week. -George Bernard Shaw

Self-sacrifice enables us to sacrifice other people without blushing. -George Bernard Shaw

The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues. -Elizabeth Taylor

People spend too much time finding other people to blame, too much energy finding excuses for not being what they are capable of being, and not enough energy putting themselves on the line, growing out of the past, and getting on with their lives. -J. Michael Straczynski

Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?' -Brian Tracy

Information is a source of learning. But unless it is organized, processed, and available to the right people in a format for decision making, it is a burden, not a benefit. -William Pollard

No one lives long enough to learn everything they need to learn starting from scratch. To be successful, we absolutely, positively have to find people who have already paid the price to learn the things that we need to learn to achieve our goals. -Brian Tracy

Some people approach every problem with an open mouth. -Adlai Stevenson I

Our society must make it right and possible for old people not to fear the young or be deserted by them, for the test of a civilization is the way that it cares for its helpless members. -Pearl S. Buck

It is especially important to encourage unorthodox thinking when the situation is critical: At such moments every new word and fresh thought is more precious than gold. Indeed, people must not be deprived of the right to think their own thoughts. -Boris Yeltsin

The sad truth is that excellence makes people nervous. -Shana Alexander

Learn to ask for what you want. The worst people can do is not give you what you ask for which is precisely where you were before you asked. -Peter McWilliams

Some people drink from the fountain of knowledge, others just gargle. -Robert Anthony

It's your life. Live it with people who are alive. It tends to be contagious. -Peter McWilliams

There's one more terrifying fact about old people: I'm going to be one soon. -P. J. O'Rourke

It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them. -P. G. Wodehouse

When the government violates the people's rights, insurrection is, for the people and for each portion of the people, the most sacred of the rights and the most indispensible of duties. -Marquis de Lafayette

It is to be observed that 'angling' is the name given to fishing by people who can't fish. -Stephen Leacock

Call it what you will, incentives are what get people to work harder. -Nikita Khrushchev

Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack. -George S. Patton

Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas. -Marie Curie

It is easy to be tolerant of the principles of other people if you have none of your own. -Herbert Samuel

We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The only thing I like about rich people is their money. -Nancy Astor

You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough! You must take action. -Tony Robbins

A test of a people is how it behaves toward the old. It is easy to love children. Even tyrants and dictators make a point of being fond of children. But the affection and care for the old, the incurable, the helpless are the true gold mines of a culture. -Abraham Joshua Heschel

Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected. -Steve Jobs

Simply put, you believe that things or people make you unhappy, but this is not accurate. You make yourself unhappy. -Wayne Dyer

Do what you can to show you care about other people, and you will make our world a better place. -Rosalynn Carter

A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go, but ought to be. -Rosalynn Carter

There are no original ideas. There are only original people. -Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

The role of the teacher remains the highest calling of a free people. To the teacher, America entrusts her most precious resource, her children; and asks that they be prepared… to face the rigors of individual participation in a democratic society. -Shirley Hufstedler

Marxists are people whose insides are torn up day after day because they want to rule the world and no one will even publish their letter to the editor. -Mark Helprin

The Constitution shall never be construed… to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms. -Samuel Adams

We don't pay taxes. Only the little people pay taxes. -Leona Helmsley

There is no human problem which could not be solved if people would simply do as I advise. -Gore Vidal

I never thought much of the courage of a lion tamer. Inside the cage he is at least safe from people. -George Bernard Shaw

I can trust my friends These people force me to examine myself, encourage me to grow. -Cher

A lot of people are singing about how screwed up the world is, and I don't think that everybody wants to hear about that all the time. -Mariah Carey

When I'm living in the world of luxury and celebrity, which is where I found myself for a large part of my life, it's a walk-on part. Not a vital necessity, like it is for so many people. I enjoy it but I can see right through it! -Agnetha Faltskog

I sing to the realists; people who accept it like it is. -Aretha Franklin

I never think of myself as an icon. What is in other people's minds is not in my mind. I just do my thing. -Audrey Hepburn

Around people I don't know, I'm totally at a loss. -Barbra Streisand

My biggest nightmare is I'm driving home and get sick and go to hospital. I say: 'Please help me.' And the people say: 'Hey, you look like…' And I'm dying while they're wondering whether I'm Barbra Streisand. -Barbra Streisand

To have ego means to believe in your own strength. And to also be open to other people's views. It is to be open, not closed. So, yes, my ego is big, but it's also very small in some areas. My ego is responsible for my doing what I do – bad or good. -Barbra Streisand

Writing a book is not as tough as it is to haul thirty-five people around the country and sweat like a horse five nights a week. -Bette Midler

You can't just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream. You've got to get out there and make it happen for yourself. -Diana Ross

People make jokes about my bosoms, why don't they look underneath the breasts at the heart? It's obvious I've got big ones and if people want to assume they're not mine, then let them. -Dolly Parton

A lot of people say I'm bent, and I've heard it so many times that I've almost learned to accept it. -Dusty Springfield

My sexuality has never been a problem to me but I think it has been for other people. -Dusty Springfield

Sometimes you have to let people down in order to get on, particularly in showbusiness. -Dusty Springfield

I know that, like every woman of the people, I have more strength than I appear to have. -Evita Peron

The story of my life is about back entrances, side doors, secret elevators and other ways of getting in and out of places so that people won't bother me. -Greta Garbo

Even though people may be well known, they hold in their hearts the emotions of a simple person for the moments that are the most important of those we know on earth: birth, marriage and death. -Jackie Kennedy

If you've earned a position, be proud of it. Don't hide it. I want to be recognized. When I hear people say, 'There's Joan Crawford!' I turn around and say, 'Hi! How are you!' -Joan Crawford

In the silence of night I have often wished for just a few words of love from one man, rather than the applause of thousands of people. -Judy Garland

I enjoy money. Not enough people in this world are happy. I'm determined to be contented, and having plenty of money from working makes it easier for me. -Karen Carpenter

It's kinda nice to be remembered by your peers and your fans, because you can achieve a lot of success and be a creep too! But we try to be nice, just normal people. -Karen Carpenter

The image we have would be impossible for Mickey Mouse to maintain. We're just… normal people. -Karen Carpenter

Luck? I don't know anything about luck. I've never banked on it and I'm afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: Hard work – and realizing what is opportunity and what isn't. -Lucille Ball

I don't mind being compared to Whitney, there are people miles worse to be compared to. -Mariah Carey

I don't think most people associate me with leeches or how to get them off. But I know how to get them off. I'm an expert at it. -Nancy Reagan

I have been very happy with my homes, but homes really are no more than the people who live in them. -Nancy Reagan

HIV does not make people dangerous to know, so you can shake their hands and give them a hug: Heaven knows they need it. -Princess Diana

I think the biggest disease the world suffers from in this day and age is the disease of people feeling unloved. I know that I can give love for a minute, for half an hour, for a day, for a month, but I can give. I am very happy to do that, I want to do that. -Princess Diana

I hate it when people come up to me when I'm eating. -Shirley Bassey

Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go so much further than people with vastly superior talent. -Sophia Loren

Look at growth, look at how much time people spend on the Net and look at the variety of things that they are doing. It's all really good, so I am actually encouraged by the fundamentals that underlie usage growth on the Net. -Meg Whitman

Neither situations nor people can be altered by the interference of an outsider. If they are to be altered, that alteration must come from within. -Phyllis Bottome

I don't really care how I am remembered as long as I bring happiness and joy to people. -Eddie Albert

Other people do not have to change for us to experience peace of mind. -Gerald Jampolsky

Jazz will endure just as long people hear it through their feet instead of their brains. -John Philip Sousa

Show my head to the people, it is worth seeing. -Georges Jacques Danton

What we've gone through in the last several years has caused some people to question 'Can we trust Microsoft?' -Steve Ballmer

I don't want people kissing my butt. If I had a bad show and I know it, don't tell me I had a good show. I hate that. I guess because I'm 17, people think I don't see stuff like that. -Britney Spears

I remember I read this harsh review about my show, and one of my friends told me that this was the exact same stuff people said about Madonna. And it's like, she didn't care. Madonna just came out and was herself. I respect that a lot. -Britney Spears

I was told to avoid the business all together because of the rejection. People would say to me, 'Don't you want to have a normal job and a normal family?' I guess that would be good advice for some people, but I wanted to act. -Jennifer Aniston

When you've been locked up in a mental institution, people are going to ask questions. It was OK, because I didn't have to act perfect all the time. -Drew Barrymore

No one's ever happy with their position in Hollywood. You hear that from people you'd never dream would complain. -Yasmine Bleeth

My dad's probably one of the kindest people in the world. When I was younger that's not how I was- I was a little spoiled brat. -Leonardo DiCaprio

I'm probably not going to get married unless I live with somebody for 10 or 20 years. But these people (Romeo and Juliet) took a chance and they did it. We don't have the balls that Romeo did. -Leonardo DiCaprio

If you can do what you do best and be happy, you're further along in life than most people. -Leonardo DiCaprio

With Romeo and Juliet, you're talking about two people who meet one night, and get married the same night. I believe in love at first sight-but it hasn't happened to me yet. -Leonardo DiCaprio

As a teenager I was more of an anarchist, but now I want people to thrive and be harmonious. -Nicolas Cage

I don't think I'm too thin at all. I understand when people say, 'Well your face gets gaunt,' but to get your bottom half to be the right size, your face might have to be a little gaunt. You choose your battles. -Courteney Cox

There are some good people. But a good chunk of them will lie for no reason at all – it'll be ten o'clock and they'll tell you it's nine. You're looking at the clock and you can't even fathom why they're lying. They just lie because that's what they do. -John Cusack

I want to rip out his heart and feed it to Lennox Lewis. I want to kill people. I want to rip their stomachs out and eat their children. -Mike Tyson

It's a little gross to put yourself in every song. I mean, how interesting do people really think you are? -Jakob Dylan

I'd go from film to film and almost detach from one world and jump in another. I was living as these people and not having a self. I didn't know who I was. And things just get really dark. -Angelina Jolie

The courts are as a stage, people love to see attractive players. -Anna Kournikova

Certain people want to see me solely as a pop act, but there are many different sides to Christina Aguilera besides the pop girl. -Christina Aguilera

It's been quite a roller coaster ride, but I've grown and learned a lot about myself. The greatest thing is being able to interact with fans and touch people's lives… for that I give thanks. -Christina Aguilera

I'm not really religious but very spiritual. I give money to this company that manufactures hearing aids on a regular basis. More people should really hear me sing. I have a gift from God. -Christina Aguilera

An onion can make people cry but there's never been a vegetable that can make people laugh. -Will Rogers

One out of four people in this country is mentally unbalanced. Think of your three closes friends; if they seem OK, then you're the one. -Ann Landers

Every morning I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work. -Robert Orben

I don't care to belong to a club that accepts people like me as members. -Groucho Marx

I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day. -Dean Martin

I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat or a prostitute. -Rebecca West

It's funny how most people love the dead, once you're dead, you're made for life. -Jimi Hendrix

Marriage is the alliance of two people, one of whom never remembers birthdays and the other who never forgets them. -Ogden Nash

Most rock journalism is people who can't write, interviewing people who can't talk, for people who can't read. -Frank Zappa

Reality is just a crutch for people who can't cope with drugs. -Robin Williams

What, sir, would the people of the earth be without woman? They would be scarce, sir, almighty scarce. -Mark Twain

When I told the people of Northern Ireland that I was an atheist, a woman in the audience stood up and said, 'Yes, but is it the God of the Catholics or the God of the Protestants in whom you don't believe? -Quentin Crisp

Why don't they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as well as prohibition did, in five years Americans would be the smartest race of people on Earth. -Will Rogers

I think we should take Iraq and Iran and combine them into one country and call it Irate. All the pissed off people live in one place and get it over with. -Denis Leary

I recommend limiting one's involvement in other people's lives to a pleasantly scant minimum. -Quentin Crisp

Government is not the generator of economic growth; working people are. -Phil Gramm

Labels are for cans, not people. -Anthony Rapp

I am the kind of writer that people think other people are reading. -V. S. Naipaul

Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays. -Henny Youngman

You know, when you don't go on TV and talk about how many women you sleep with, some people in Hollywood, that are supposedly 'in the know,' start whispering that you're gay. If I were gay, I wouldn't be ashamed to admit it, but I'm not. -Adam Sandler

I've dated the sweet mama's boy, the musician rocker, the struggling artist – basically a lot of people without jobs. -Alyssa Milano

Success? You can't get a big head about it. When people stare at me, they could be whispering to their friend, 'That guy sucks! Have you seen him before? He's horrible.' -David Spade

Sometimes I think I might insult people by being openly flirtatious, then snatching it back. -Dominique Swain

How many people here have telekenetic powers? Raise my hand. -Emo Philips

I swear to God, I don't remember anything Gwyneth Paltrow was in. Some people get hot by association. I heard more about her and Brad Pitt and I ever heard about her work. -Jennifer Lopez

Some people regard discipline as a chore. For me, it is a kind of order that sets me free to fly. -Julie Andrews

It is proof of a base and low mind for one to wish to think with the masses or majority, merely because the majority is the majority. Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people. -Giordano Bruno

Other people may not have had high expectations for me… but I had high expectations for myself. -Shannon Miller

I like roles that people don't recognize me in. -Penelope Cruz

I'm crazy about my father, he's an amazing man, a real adventurer. He took us with him to travel all over the world. We were in places that were so remote, that white people hardly ever reach them. -Peta Wilson

You know, I'm not really any good at working out when people are flirting with me. And I think I'm too flirtatious with people I'm trying not to flirt with! What I am good at is making people feel uncomfortable. I don't want to but it always ends up happening! -Josh Hartnett

I should be getting photographs of me with my arm around these people like restaurant owners do, because eventually I am going to have to prove to my kids that once I was an actor! -Josh Hartnett

You don't think people would go on about my looks if I was No. 500 in the world instead of No.12, do you? Anyway, as I keep telling everyone, you can't blame me for looking like this on purpose. -Anna Kournikova

A court is like a scene, people want to see attractive people. -Anna Kournikova

I have absolutely no empathy for camels. I didn't care for being abused in the Middle East by those horrible, horrible, horrible creatures. They don't like people. It's not at all like the relationship between horses and humans. -Rachel Weisz

It's great to be a blonde. With low expectations it's very easy to surprise people. -Pamela Anderson

I'm more private than people realize. I'm not that easy to get to know. -Shania Twain

So many people bare their midriffs, I don't know why mine is such an issue. -Shania Twain

Many people worry so much about managing their careers, but rarely spend half that much energy managing their LIVES. I want to make my life, not just my job, the best it can be. The rest will work itself out. -Reese Witherspoon

Actors are an insecure breed. It's hard to have your career depend upon other people's opinions of what you do. -Alyssa Milano

If I think more about death than some other people, it is probably because I love life more than they do. -Angelina Jolie

It's hard to be someone that people talk about and write about, you know? They don't know me. -Mariah Carey

I'm not one of those people that goes into details of my personal life on national TV to get attention. Some things are better left unsaid. -Mariah Carey

I'm very uncomfortable with my body, and I'm not interested in people seeing it on screen. -Alicia Silverstone

I don't just want to be the girl boys get excited about, I have no desire for people to see me in a sexy way. I won't do nudity ever. -Alicia Silverstone

I'm reachable for people, I'm not out of their league. I'm just a normal girl. -Alicia Silverstone

Too many people use abortion as a form of birth control. And that's very wrong. I could never, ever have an abortion. -Brooke Shields

I'm just one of those people that if I sit down to watch a horror film, I put my hands over my face and I cry a lot and I don't see half of the film because I'm too upset. -Neve Campbell

I want people to be blown away when I do what they don't expect. -Drew Barrymore

I want people to love me, but it's not going to hurt me if they don't. -Drew Barrymore

I really want to understand the mind so I can be more comfortable with the way people are. Being comfortable with people is incredibly important. -Drew Barrymore

Kissing – and I mean like, yummy, smacking kissing – is the most delicious, most beautiful and passionate thing that two people can do, bar none. Better than sex, hands down. -Drew Barrymore

My mother's very proud of the name she gave me. She thought it sounded rhythmically better. It doesn't really make a difference to me what people call me, but since my mother calls me Holly Marie when she's angry, I prefer just my first name. -Holly Marie Combs

There are tons of people I'd like to freeze for all of eternity, but we won't go into that! -Holly Marie Combs

Just because society, and government, and whatever was different 100 years ago, doesn't mean that people didn't have sex, pick their nose, or swear. -Kate Winslet

Plastic surgery and breast implants are fine for people who want that, if it makes them feel better about who they are. But, it makes these people, actors especially, fantasy figures for a fantasy world. Acting is about being real being honest. -Kate Winslet

When I came to Los Angeles, it was the first time that I ever felt like I belong somewhere. Not because it was wacky, but because people here understood what I felt like to perform, and there were other kids my age who wanted to do it. I didn't get looked at as God, you freak. -Jennifer Love Hewitt

French fries. I love them. Some people are chocolate and sweets people. I love French fries. That and caviar. -Cameron Diaz

I'm going to Columbia University but I'm trying to keep that low-profile because I don't want weird people following me there. I want the experience of normal college life. -Julia Stiles

Some people die at 25 and aren't buried until 75. -Benjamin Franklin

Every town has the same two malls: the one white people go to and the one white people used to go to. -Chris Rock

Something is wrong with America. I wonder sometimes what people are thinking about or if they're thinking at all. -Bob Dole

Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it. -Samuel Butler

Most people have the will to win, few have the will to prepare to win. -Bobby Knight

Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than in bad company. -Booker T. Washington

If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want. -Zig Ziglar

The truth is that many people set rules to keep from making decisions. -Mike Krzyzewski

Television is not vulgar because people are vulgar; it is vulgar because people are similar in their prurient interests and sharply differentiated in their civilized concerns. -George Gilder

If we all tried to make other people's paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on. -Myrtle Reed

The library is the temple of learning, and learning has liberated more people than all the wars in history. -Carl T. Rowan

If you cannot mould yourself entirely as you would wish, how can you expect other people to be entirely to your liking? -Thomas a Kempis

Politicians like to tell people what they want to hear – and what they want to hear is what won't happen. -Paul Samuelson

We must take care that globalization does not become something people become afraid of. -Gerhard Schroder

For globalization to work for America, it must work for working people. We should measure the success of our economy by the breadth of our middle class, and the scope of opportunity offered to the poorest child to climb into that middle class. -John Sweeney

Globalization, as defined by rich people like us, is a very nice thing… you are talking about the Internet, you are talking about cell phones, you are talking about computers. This doesn't affect two-thirds of the people of the world. -Jimmy Carter

Many people see technology as the problem behind the so-called digital divide. Others see it as the solution. Technology is neither. It must operate in conjunction with business, economic, political and social system. -Carly Fiorina

Giving people self-confidence is by far the most important thing that I can do. Because then they will act. -Jack Welch

The essence of competitiveness is liberated when we make people believe that what they think and do is important – and then get out of their way while they do it. -Jack Welch

A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. -Margaret Mead

The great corporations of this country were not founded by ordinary people. They were founded by people with extraordinary intelligence, ambition, and aggressiveness. -Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Never reveal all of yourself to other people; hold back something in reserve so that people are never quite sure if they really know you. -Michael Korda

What people say, what people do, and what they say they do are entirely different things. -Margaret Mead

Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit. -Conrad Hilton

The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been. -Henry Kissinger

You cannot be a leader, and ask other people to follow you, unless you know how to follow, too. -Sam Rayburn

The ear of the leader must ring with the voices of the people. -Woodrow Wilson

If you pick the right people and give them the opportunity to spread their wings and put compensation as a carrier behind it you almost don't have to manage them. -Jack Welch

Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don't interfere as long as the policy you've decided upon is being carried out. -Ronald Reagan

Hire people who are better than you are, then leave them to get on with it. Look for people who will aim for the remarkable, who will not settle for the routine. -David Ogilvy

When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion. -Dale Carnegie

The companies that survive longest are the one's that work out what they uniquely can give to the world not just growth or money but their excellence, their respect for others, or their ability to make people happy. Some call those things a soul. -Charles Handy

It is by universal misunderstanding that all agree. For if, by ill luck, people understood each other, they would never agree. -Charles Baudelaire

I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect. -Edward Gibbon

Some people lose all respect for the lion unless he devours them instantly. There is no pleasing some people. -Will Cuppy

Open markets offer the only realistic hope of pulling billions of people in developing countries out of abject poverty, while sustaining prosperity in the industrialized world. -Kofi Annan

We must ensure that the global market is embedded in broadly shared values and practices that reflect global social needs, and that all the world's people share the benefits of globalization. -Kofi Annan

National markets are held together by shared values and confidence in certain minimum standards. But in the new global market, people do not yet have that confidence. -Kofi Annan

If you fire people, you fire customers. -Ferdinand Piech

I'm sorry that we have to have a Washington presence. We thrived during our first 16 years without any of this. I never made a political visit to Washington and we had no people here. It wasn't on our radar screen. We were just making great software. -Bill Gates

More than 820 million people in the world suffer from hunger; and 790 million of them live in the Third World. -Fidel Castro

I think most of the people involved in any art always secretly wonder whether they are really there because they're good or there because they're lucky. -Katharine Hepburn

There are more fools in the world than there are people. -Heinrich Heine

I like people who refuse to speak until they are ready to speak. -Lillian Hellman

Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know. -Ernest Hemingway

Many people have played themselves to death. Many people have eaten and drunk themselves to death. Nobody ever thought himself to death. -Gilbert Highet

I don't like people who take drugs… customs men for example. -Mick Miller

I make up my opinions from facts and reasoning, and not to suit any body but myself. If people don't like my opinions, it makes little difference as I don't solicit their opinions or votes. -William Tecumseh Sherman

The Semantic Web is not a separate Web but an extension of the current one, in which information is given well-defined meaning, better enabling computers and people to work in cooperation. -Tim Berners-Lee

Be nice to people on your way up because you meet them on your way down. -Jimmy Durante

You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality. -Walt Disney

When people laugh at Mickey Mouse, it's because he's so human; and that is the secret of his popularity. -Walt Disney

It's no secret that we were sticking just about every nickel we had on the chance that people would really be interested in something totally new and unique in the field of entertainment. -Walt Disney

We did it Disneyland, in the knowledge that most of the people I talked to thought it would be a financial disaster – closed and forgotten within the first year. -Walt Disney

I don't believe that I personally have been changed by the money. The bad thing is people assume you've changed because now you have money. -Shaquille O'Neal

People who don't vote have no line of credit with people who are elected and thus pose no threat to those who act against our interests. -Marian Wright Edelman

I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me. -Ralph Ellison

History is a people's memory, and without a memory, man is demoted to the lower animals. -Malcolm X

I have a great belief in the future of my people and my country. -Marian Anderson

You lose a lot of time, hating people. -Marian Anderson

There are some people that if they don't know, you can't tell them. -Louis Armstrong

No people come into possession of a culture without having paid a heavy price for it. -James Baldwin

The only thing that white people have that black people need, or should want, is power-and no one holds power forever. -James Baldwin

I don't care what people think. People are stupid. -Charles Barkley

I don't have any bad habbits. They might be bad habits for other people, but they're all right for me. -Eubie Blake

When I'm on stage, I'm trying to do one thing: bring people joy. Just like church does. People don't go to church to find trouble, they go there to lose it. -James Brown

If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people. -Virginia Woolf

It is a mark of many famous people that they cannot part with their brightest hour. -Lillian Hellman

Segregation was wrong when it was forced by white people, and I believe it is still wrong when it is requested by black people. -Coretta Scott King

The truest expression of a people is in its dances and its music. Bodies never lie. -Agnes de Mille

The main dangers in this life are the people who want to change everything… or nothing. -Nancy Astor

I have no regrets. I wouldn't have lived my life the way I did if I was going to worry about what people were going to say. -Ingrid Bergman

I've always believed in writing without a collaborator, because where two people are writing the same book, each believes he gets all the worry and only half the royalties. -Agatha Christie

Loneliness is the universal problem of rich people. -Joan Collins

I'm astounded by people who want to 'know' the universe when it's hard enough to find your way around Chinatown. -Woody Allen

We're all given some sort of skill in life. Mine just happens to be beating up on people. -Sugar Ray Leonard

If people think nature is their friend, then they sure don't need an enemy. -Kurt Vonnegut

Me and Janet really are two different people. -Michael Jackson

It seems like once people grow up, they have no idea what's cool. -Bill Watterson

These people have served a longer sentence than some people who have committed murder. -Jeff Greenfield

I tell people I'm too stupid to know what's impossible. I have ridiculously large dreams, and half the time they come true. -Debi Thomas

Often people display a curious respect for a man drunk, rather like the respect of simple races for the insane… There is something awe-inspiring in one who has lost all inhibitions. -F. Scott Fitzgerald

You never know how things are going to go. I think you hope that people are going to dig what you do and that you're going to get the chance to do it on a really comfortable level. -Amanda Marshall

Do not suppose, however, that I intend to urge a diet of classics on anybody. I have seen such diets at work. I have known people who have actually read all, or almost all, the guaranteed Hundred Best Books. God save us from reading nothing but the best. -Robertson Davies

We wanted to meet him, for though we were neither of us naive people we had not wholly lost our belief that it is delightful to meet artists who have given us pleasure. -Robertson Davies

In order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed: They must be fit for it. They must not do too much of it. And they must have a sense of success in it. -John Ruskin

Expect people to be better than they are; it helps them to become better. But don't be disappointed when they are not; it helps them to keep trying. -Mary Browne

Rich men's houses are seldom beautiful, rarely comfortable, and never original. It is a constant source of surprise to people of moderate means to observe how little a big fortune contributes to Beauty. -Margot Asquith

Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives. -Tony Robbins

Some people think they are concentrating when they're merely worrying. -Bobby Jones

Most people can't understand how others can blow their noses differently than they do. -Ivan Turgenev

Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other's welfare, social justice can never be attained. -Helen Keller

Really big people are, above everything else, courteous, considerate and generous – not just to some people in some circumstances – but to everyone all the time. -Thomas J. Watson

Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try. -Mary Kay Ash

We must remember that one determined person can make a significant difference, and that a small group of determined people can change the course of history. -Sonia Johnson

If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships – the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace. -Franklin D. Roosevelt

It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength. -Maya Angelou

Some people think that doctors and nurses can put scrambled eggs back in the shell. -Cass Canfield

Do something wonderful, people may imitate it. -Albert Schweitzer

To live happily with other people, ask of them only what they can give. -Tristan Bernard

Better understated than overstated. Let people be surprised that it was more than you promised and easier than you said. -Jim Rohn

One is taught by experience to put a premium on those few people who can appreciate you for what you are. -Gail Godwin

The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil. -Hannah Arendt

Without heroes, we are all plain people and don't know how far we can go. -Bernard Malamud

The more people come out, the less it will be an issue. -Martina Navratilova

Labels are for filing. Labels are for clothing. Labels are not for people. -Martina Navratilova

I absolutely believe in assimilation. I don't believe I'm any different from straight people. My wants and needs are the same as theirs. I don't look at sexual orientation as that big of a deal. It's just an orientation. -Chaz Bono

More people have been slaughtered in the name of religion than for any other single reason. That, my friends, that is true perversion. -Harvey Milk

What irritates me is the bland way people go around saying, 'Oh, our attitude has changed. We don't dislike these people any more.' But by the strangest coincidence, they haven't taken away the injustice; the laws are still on the books. -Christopher Isherwood

A major advantage of age is learning to accept people without passing judgment. -Liz Carpenter

There are not enough jails, not enough police, not enough courts to enforce a law not supported by the people. -Hubert H. Humphrey

On stage I make love to twenty five thousand people; and then I go home alone. -Janis Joplin

You must look into people as well as at them. -Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

There are new words now that excuse everybody. Give me the good old days of heroes and villains, the people you can bravo or hiss. There was a truth to them that all the slick credulity of today cannot touch. -Bette Davis

In every age 'the good old days' were a myth. No one ever thought they were good at the time. For every age has consisted of crises that seemed intolerable to the people who lived through them. -Brooks Atkinson

The camera makes everyone a tourist in other people's reality, and eventually in one's own. -Susan Sontag

The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera. -Dorothea Lange

Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year – and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade! -Tony Robbins

It is the mark of great people to treat trifles as trifles and important matters as important. -Doris Lessing

Most people think of success and failure as opposites, but they both are products of the same process. -Roger von Oech

I hope that people will finally come to realize that there is only one 'race' – the human race – and that we are all members of it. -Margaret Atwood

If I read a book that impresses me, I have to take myself firmly by the hand, before I mix with other people; otherwise they would think my mind rather queer. -Anne Frank

We read deeply for varied reasons, most of them familiar: that we cannot know enough people profoundly enough; that we need to know ourselves better; that we require knowledge, not just of self and others, but of the way things are. -Harold Bloom

It takes one person to forgive, it takes two people to be reunited. -Lewis B. Smedes

Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility. -Sigmund Freud

History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people. -William Butler Yeats

It is astonishing what an effort it seems to be for many people to put their brains definitely and systematically to work. -Thomas A. Edison

Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

I think we ought always to entertain our opinions with some measure of doubt. I shouldn't wish people dogmatically to believe any philosophy, not even mine. -Bertrand Russell

We all need somebody to talk to. It would be good if we talked… not just pitter-patter, but real talk. We shouldn't be so afraid, because most people really like this contact; that you show you are vulnerable makes them free to be vulnerable. -Liv Ullmann

Every human being has hundreds of separate people living under his skin. The talent of a writer is his ability to give them their separate names, identities, personalities and have them relate to other characters living with him. -Mel Brooks

Everybody has a heart. Except some people. -Bette Davis

No one in this world, so far as I know – and I have searched the records for years, and employed agents to help me – has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people. -H. L. Mencken

Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal. -Albert Camus

If the Old Testament were a reliable guide in the matter of capital punishment, half the people in the United States would have to be killed tomorrow. -Steve Allen

The very existence of flame-throwers 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

I envy people who drink – at least they know what to blame everything on. -Oscar Levant

Magic Johnson, former basketball player, may run for mayor of L.A. in the next election. Remember the good 'ol days when only qualified people ran for office like actors and professional wrestlers. -Jay Leno

Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody. -Franklin Pierce Adams

When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more. -John Adams

If all the rich and all of the church people should send their children to the public schools they would feel bound to concentrate their money on improving these schools until they met the highest ideals. -Susan B. Anthony

A Parliament is nothing less than a big meeting of more or less idle people. -Walter Bagehot

The being without an opinion is so painful to human nature that most people will leap to a hasty opinion rather than undergo it. -Walter Bagehot

Washington, D.C. is a city filled with people who believe they are important. -David Brinkley

A slave has but one master; an ambitious man has as many masters as there are people who may be useful in bettering his position. -Jean de la Bruyere

Government is a trust, and the officers of the government are trustees. And both the trust and the trustees are created for the benefit of the people. -Henry Clay

He mocks the people who proposes that the government shall protect the rich and that they in turn will care for the laboring poor. -Grover Cleveland

What is inherently wrong with the word 'politician' if the fellow has devoted his life to holding public office and trying to do something for his people? -Richard J. Daley

The Democratic Party is the party that opened its arms. We opened them to every nationality, every creed. We opened them to the immigrants. The Democratic Party is the party of the people. -Richard J. Daley

I repeat… that all power is a trust; that we are accountable for its exercise; that from the people and for the people all springs, and all must exist. -Benjamin Disraeli

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. -Frederick Douglass

May God save the country, for it is evident that the people will not. -Millard Fillmore

It is a fair summary of history to say that the safeguards of liberty have been forged in controversies involving not very nice people. -Felix Frankfurter

My people and I have come to an agreement which satisfied us both. They are to say what they please, and I am to do what I please. -Frederick the Great

The President is the last person in the world to know what the people really want and think. -James A. Garfield

Great artists suffer for the people. -Marvin Gaye

I'm not comfortable being preachy, but more people need to start spending as much time in the library as they do on the basketball court. -Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Life is a gamble. You can get hurt, but people die in plane crashes, lose their arms and legs in car accidents; people die every day. Same with fighters: some die, some get hurt, some go on. You just don't let yourself believe it will happen to you. -Muhammad Ali

Our creator is the same and never changes despite the names given Him by people here and in all parts of the world. Even if we gave Him no name at all, He would still be there, within us, waiting to give us good on this earth. -George Washington Carver

Affluence separates people. Poverty knits 'em together. You got some sugar and I don't; I borrow some of yours. Next month you might not have any flour; well, I'll give you some of mine. -Ray Charles

A little learning, indeed, may be a dangerous thing, but the want of learning is a calamity to any people. -Frederick Douglass

It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious. -Oscar Wilde

The biggest critics of my books are people who never read them. -Jackie Collins

Play fair. Don't hit people. Say you're sorry when you hurt somebody. -Robert Fulghum

People who work sitting down get paid more than people who work standing up. -Ogden Nash

Some people seem as if they can never have been children, and others seem as if they could never be anything else. -George Dennison Prentice

Some people are uncomfortable with the idea that humans belong to the same class of animals as cats and cows and raccoons. They're like the people who become successful and then don't want to be reminded of the old neighborhood. -Phil Donahue

I am going to fight capitalism even if it kills me. It is wrong that people like you should be comfortable and well fed while all around you people are starving. -Sylvia Pankhurst

The greatest conflicts are not between two people but between one person and himself. -Garth Brooks

I say to people who care for people who are dying, if you really love that person and want to help them, be with them when their end comes close. Sit with them – you don't even have to talk. You don't have to do anything but really be there with them. -Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the motives that produced them. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Whenever I found out anything remarkable, I have thought it my duty to put down my discovery on paper, so that all ingenious people might be informed thereof. -Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Would that there were an award for people who come to understand the concept of enough. Good enough. Successful enough. Thin enough. Rich enough. Socially responsible enough. When you have self-respect, you have enough. -Gail Sheehy

If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love. -Maya Angelou

Lots of people think they're charitable if they give away their old clothes and things they don't want. -Myrtle Reed

Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends. -Shirley MacLaine

If one by one we counted people out For the least sin, it wouldn't take us long To get so we had no one left to live with. For to be social is to be forgiving. -Robert Frost

Good manners sometimes means simply putting up with other people's bad manners. -H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

I've never tried to block out the memories of the past, even though some are painful. I don't understand people who hide from their past. Everything you live through helps to make you the person you are now. -Sophia Loren

Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one. -John Lennon

The very purpose of existence is to reconcile the glowing opinion we hold of ourselves with the appalling things that other people think about us. -Quentin Crisp

If you dream the proper dreams, and share the myths with people, they will want to grow up to be like you. -Ray Bradbury

Live your life fom your heart. Share from your heart. And your story will touch and heal people's souls. -Melody Beattie

It is the nature, and the advantage, of strong people that they can bring out the crucial questions and form a clear opinion about them. The weak always have to decide between alternatives that are not their own. -Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Most people would like to be delivered from temptation but would like it to keep in touch. -Robert Orben

When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable. -Clifton Fadiman

We sometimes encounter people, even perfect strangers, who begin to interest us at first sight, somehow suddenly, all at once, before a word has been spoken. -Fyodor Dostoevsky

Democracy means government by discussion, but it is only effective if you can stop people talking. -Clement Attlee

Never pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel. -Mark Twain

You show people what you're willing to fight for when you fight your friends. -Hillary Clinton

You don't lead by hitting people over the head – that's assault, not leadership. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

Educate and inform the whole mass of the people… They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty. -Thomas Jefferson

Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government. -Thomas Jefferson

I felt somehow for many years that George Washington and Alexander Hamilton just left me out by mistake. But through the process of amendment, interpretation, and court decision, I have finally been included in 'We, the people.' -Barbara Jordan

One-fifth of the people are against everything all the time. -Robert Kennedy

The more I see of the representatives of the people, the more I admire my dogs. -Alphonse de Lamartine

I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations. -James Madison

Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives. -James Madison

There's a lot more to being a woman than being a mother, but there's a hell of a lot more to being a mother than most people suspect. -Roseanne Barr

Every people should be originators of their own destiny. -Martin Delany

The best way to persuade people is with your ears – by listening to them. -Dean Rusk

When I have to choose between voting for the people or the special interests, I always stick with the special interests. They remember. The people forget. -Henry F. Ashurst

It is dangerous for a national candidate to say things that people might remember. -Eugene McCarthy

You know, if I listened to Michael Dukakis long enough, I would be convinced we're in an economic downturn and people are homeless and going without food and medical attention and that we've got to do something about the unemployed. -Ronald Reagan

Anything important is never left to the vote of the people. We only get to vote on some man; we never get to vote on what he is to do. -Will Rogers

I used to tell my husband that, if he could make me 'understand' something, it would be clear to all the other people in the country. -Eleanor Roosevelt

The most successful politician is he who says what the people are thinking most often in the loudest voice. -Theodore Roosevelt

Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame. -Bertrand Russell

There are still people in my party who believe in consensus politics. I regard them as Quislings, as traitors… I mean it. -Margaret Thatcher

Fifty percent of people won't vote, and fifty percent don't read newspapers. I hope it's the same fifty percent. -Gore Vidal

There are numerous bugbears in the profession of a politician. First, ordinary life suffers. Second, there are many temptations to ruin you and those around you. And I suppose third, and this is rarely discussed, people at the top generally have no friends. -Boris Yeltsin

Your performance depends on your people. Select the best, train them and back them. When errors occur, give sharper guidance. If errors persist or if the fit feels wrong, help them move on. The country cannot afford amateur hour in the White House. -Donald Rumsfeld

You will launch many projects, but have time to finish only a few. So think, plan, develop, launch and tap good people to be responsible. Give them authority and hold them accountable. Trying to do too much yourself creates a bottleneck. -Donald Rumsfeld

If a prospective Presidential approach can't be explained clearly enough to be understood well, it probably hasn't been thought through well enough. If not well understood by the American people, it probably won't 'sail' anyway. Send it back for further thought. -Donald Rumsfeld

Many people around the President have sizeable egos before entering government, some with good reason. Their new positions will do little to moderate their egos. -Donald Rumsfeld

Public servants are paid to serve the American people. Do it well. -Donald Rumsfeld

Members of the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate are not there by accident. Each managed to get there for some reason. Learn what it was and you will know something important about them, about our country and about the American people. -Donald Rumsfeld

Prune – prune businesses, products, activities, people. Do it annually. -Donald Rumsfeld

If you will practice being fictional for a while, you will understand that fictional characters are sometimes more real than people with bodies and heartbeats. -Richard Bach

The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do. -Walter Bagehot

People seem to enjoy things more when they know a lot of other people have been left out of the pleasure. -Russell Baker

The problem with writing about religion is that you run the risk of offending sincerely religious people, and then they come after you with machetes. -Dave Barry

Two things are bad for the heart – running up stairs and running down people. -Bernard Baruch

I've never been married, but I tell people I'm divorced so they won't think something is wrong with me. -Elayne Boosler

There are some people who leave impressions not so lasting as the imprint of an oar upon the water. -Kate Chopin

It is not good to see people who have been pretending strength all their lives lose it even for a minute. -Lillian Hellman

All creative people should be required to leave California for three months every year. -Gloria Swanson

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