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Love is when two people know everything about each other and are still friends. 

People are weird. When we find someone with weirdness that is compatible with ours, we team up and call it love.

Dr. Seuss

If you trust in yourself. . .and believe in your dreams. . .and follow your star. . . you'll still get beaten by people who spent their time working hard and learning things and weren't so lazy.

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.

Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you; spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.

Amy Poehler

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

There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.

Love can make even nice people do awful things.

Everybody has a secret world inside of them. I mean everybody. All of the people in the whole world, I mean everybody — no matter how dull and boring they are on the outside. Inside them they've all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds... Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands, maybe.

Neil Gaiman

I live in my dreams — that's what you sense. Other people live in dreams, but not in their own. That's the difference.

You can't live your life for other people. You've got to do what's right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.

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

Marcel Proust

The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil but because of the people who don't do anything about it.

A lot of the people who keep a gun at home for safety are the same ones who refuse to wear a seat belt.

Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.

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

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

Abraham Lincoln

Some people go to priests, others to poetry, I to my friends.

Virginia Woolf

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

Albert Einstein

That's the true spirit of Christmas, people being helped by people other than me.

In the dime stores and bus stations people talk of situations, read books, repeat quotations, draw conclusions on the wall.

'Classic.' A book which people praise and don't read.

There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded.

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

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

Thomas A. Edison

Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.

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.

Some people see things that are and ask "Why?" Some people dream of things that never were and ask "Why not?" Some people have to go to work and don't have time for all that ...

It is from books that wise people derive consolation in the troubles of life.

Victor Hugo

Everyone in life is gonna hurt you, you just have to figure out which people are worth the pain.

Bob Marley

People are people and sometimes we change our minds.

People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.

A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them become what they are capable of being.

The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.

Ronald Reagan

Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.

Jim Rohn

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".

Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.

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.

Leonardo da Vinci

If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love.

Maya Angelou

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.

Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.

Abraham Lincoln

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

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any.

Alice Walker

Things may happen, and often do, to people as brainy and footsy as you.

Dr. Seuss

Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

My main wish is to get my books into other people's rooms and to keep other people's books out of mine.

What is comedy? Comedy is the art of making people laugh without making them puke.

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.

Give the people - confidence. Give the people - delight. Give the people - hope. Give the people - the best.

Buddha

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

Some rise by sin and some by virtue fall.

Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.

Most people would rather give than get affection.

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

Other people's beliefs may be myths, but not mine.

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Maya Angelou

It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.

Maya Angelou

Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.

It is the same with people as it is with riding a bike. Only when moving can one comfortably maintain one’s balance.

Albert Einstein

Hard work is simply the refuge of people who have nothing better to do.

People aren't born good or bad. Maybe they're born with tendencies either way, but its the way you live your life that matters.

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

If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.

Albert Einstein

Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit.

People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.

Why do people have to be this lonely? What's the point of it all? Millions of people in this world, all of them yearning, looking to others to satisfy them, yet isolating themselves. Why? Was the earth put here just to nourish human loneliness?

Haruki Murakami

Often it is the most deserving people who cannot help loving those who destroy them.

Herman Hesse

You can fool some people sometimes, but you can’t fool all the people all the time.

Bob Marley

Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world.

Wayne Dyer

Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.

Many people die at twenty five and aren't buried until they are seventy five.

It is the eye of other people that ruin us. If I were blind I would want neither fine clothes, fine houses or fine furniture.

Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast.

It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil. If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui.

What draws people to be friends is that they see the same truth. They share it.

C. S. Lewis

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.

Mark Twain

There are moments when people are incapable of understanding happiness.

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

Your time is limited so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.

Nothing has saddened me so much in life as the hardness of heart of educated people.

People don’t take trips, trips take people.

I love the movies, and when I go to see a movie that's been made from one of my books I know that it isn't going to be exactly like my novel because a lot of other people have interpreted it. But I also know it has an idea that I'll like because that idea occurred to me and I spent a year or a year and a half of my life working on it.

Stephen King

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

All people are born alike - except Republicans and Democrats.

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

I believe that in every country the people themselves are more peaceably and liberally inclined than their governments.

City people make most of the fuss about the charms of country life.

Mason Cooley

To say that any people are not fit for freedom is to make poverty their choice, and to say they had rather be loaded with taxes than not.

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

I think it would be interesting if old people got anti-Alzheimer's disease where they slowly began to recover other people's lost memories.

People with virtue must speak out, People who speak are not all virtuous.

Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance, they are the peoples' liberty's teeth.

Don't tell fish stories where the people know you, but particularly don't tell them where they know the fish.

Mark Twain

One's past is what one is. It is the only way by which people should be judged.

Only a humanity to whom death has become as indifferent as its members, that has itself died, can inflict it administratively on innumerable people.

The unfortunate need people who will be kind to them, the prosperous need people to be kind to.

It is simpler and easier to flatter people than to praise them.

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.

The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.

Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.

All people are the same only their habits change.

Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.

Don't tell your problems to people: eighty percent don't care, and the other twenty percent are glad you have them.

Lou Holtz

The greatest gift is to give people your enlightenment, to share it. It has to be the greatest.

Buddha

The people in my songs are all me.

France and the whole of Europe have a great culture and an amazing history. Most important thing though is that people there know how to live! In America they've forgotten all about it. I'm afraid that the American culture is a disaster.

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.

A people without the knowledge of their past, history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.

Marcus Garvey

After all, the chief business of the American people is business. They are profoundly concerned with producing, buying, selling, investing and prospering in the world.

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.

Colleges are like old-age homes, except for the fact that more people die in colleges.

Bob Dylan

People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.

John C. Maxwell

The struggle of my life created empathy - I could relate to pain, being abandoned, having people not love me.

Oprah Winfrey

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.

I don't know what can be so dangerous about giving people hope.

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 lot of people quit looking for work as soon as they find a job.

Zig Ziglar

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

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

In most people's vocabularies design means veneer. It's interior decorating. It's the fabric of the curtains and the sofa. But to me nothing could be further from the meaning of design.

The human animal cannot be trusted for anything good except en masse. The combined thought and action of the whole people of any race, creed or nationality, will always point in the right direction.

Harry S. Truman

Fortunate people often have very favorable beginnings and very tragic endings. What matters isn't being applauded when you arrive - for that is common - but being missed when you leave.

Americans admire a people who can scratch a desert and produce a garden. The Israelis have shown qualities that Americans identify with: guts, patriotism, idealism, a passion for freedom. I have seen it. I know. I believe that.

It is only out of ignorance that people are cruel because they really don't think it will come back.

Few people have the imagination for reality.

How can people be so stupid? I marvel at that. See, I think you have to work as being ignorant - and if you're gonna work at being ignorant, why not work at being informed?

Rush Limbaugh

Every human being on this earth is born with a tragedy, and it isn't original sin. He's born with the tragedy that he has to grow up... a lot of people don't have the courage to do it.

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

There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts, it is a sword that kills.

Buddha

It wasn't my choice to be an open book, but when people found out what my life was like when I was 14 or 15, I didn't deny it. I think the more imperfect you are the more human you are.

Drew Barrymore

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

A nation's culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.

It's obvious that the key problem facing humanity in the coming century is how to bring a better quality of life - for 8 billion or more people - without wrecking the environment entirely in the attempt.

E. O. Wilson

I have as much authority as the Pope I just don't have as many people who believe it.

George Carlin

Technology is nothing. What's important is that you have a faith in people, that they're basically good and smart, and if you give them tools they'll do wonderful things with them.

Steve Jobs

Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people and therefore deprive them of their arms.

Aristotle

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

A drunkard would not give money to sober people. He said they would only eat it and buy clothes and send their children to school with it.

Samuel Butler

I owe my solitude to other people.

Sometimes people call me an idealist. Well that is the way I know I am an American. America is the only idealistic nation in the world.

When people do not respect us we are sharply offended, yet in his private heart no man much respects himself.

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

Americans have the right and advantage of being armed - unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.

James Madison

Simple people are very quick to see the live facts which are going on about them.

I'm astounded by people who want to 'know' the universe when it's hard enough to find your way around Chinatown.

Woody Allen

He who loves 50 people has 50 woes, he who loves no one has no woes.

Buddha

You don't lead by hitting people over the head - that's assault, not leadership.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

Thomas Jefferson

I cannot make the universe obey me. I cannot make other people conform to my own whims and fancies. I cannot make even my own body obey me.

I don't vote. Two reasons. First of all it's meaningless, this country was bought and sold a long time ago. The shit they shovel around every 4 years *pfff* doesn't mean a fucking thing. Secondly I believe if you vote you have no right to complain. People like to twist that around

George Carlin

Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good to the praise that deceives them.

Life is like a grapefruit. Well it's sort of orangy-yellow and dimpled on the outside wet and squidgy in the middle. It's got pips inside too. Oh and some people have a half a one for breakfast.

Douglas Adams

Any people anywhere being inclined and having the power have the right to rise up and shake off the existing government and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable - a most sacred right - a right which we hope and believe is to liberate the world.

Abraham Lincoln

People always complain about their memories, never about their minds.

It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.

Abraham Lincoln

There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and frequently fall than that of defrauding the government.

All creative people want to do the unexpected.

Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.

John Stuart Mill

You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don't make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can't take their eyes off you.

It's not a faith in technology. It's faith in people.

Steve Jobs

People hate as they love, unreasonably.

William Makepeace Thackeray

The most dangerous people are the ignorant.

I can calculate the motion of heavenly, bodies but not the madness of people.

In the sky there is no distinction of east and west, people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.

Buddha

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.

Most Americans are very cool people.

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

Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories.

Thomas Jefferson

People commonly travel the world over to see rivers and mountains, new stars, garish birds, freak fish, grotesque breeds of human, they fall into an animal stupor that gapes at existence and they think they have seen something.

America is a friend to the people of Iraq. Our demands are directed only at the regime that enslaves them and threatens us. When these demands are met, the first and greatest benefit will come to Iraqi men, women and children.

George W. Bush

There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of goodness.

People become attached to their burdens, sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them.

George Bernard Shaw

One of the common failings among honorable people is a failure to appreciate how thoroughly dishonorable some other people can be and how dangerous it is to trust them.

I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.

Americans are apocalyptic by nature. The reason why is that we've always had so much, so we live in deadly fear that people are going to take it away from us.

Stephen King

Acting is the best medicine in the world - if you're not feeling well it goes away because you are busy thinking about something that isn't yourself. We actors are very fortunate people.

Americans are a quarter of a billion people who have almost nothing in common, except for the fact they've been told they have lots in common.

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

I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles, but today it means getting along with people.

Mahatma Gandhi

When red-haired people are above a certain social grade, their hair is auburn.

Mark Twain

People only hate what they see in themselves.

It creeps me out sometimes to think of the person I was. I was a terrible person. I was mean to people.

Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people.

John D. Rockefeller

I have a different vision of leadership. A leadership is someone who brings people together.

George W. Bush

People can be more forgiving than you can imagine. But you have to forgive yourself. Let go of what's bitter and move on.

Bill Cosby

Most people would rather get than give affection

Aristotle

The moment at which two people approaching from opposite ends of a long passageway recognize each other and immediately pretend they haven't. This is to avoid the ghastly embarrassment of having to continue recognizing each other the whole length of the corridor.

Douglas Adams

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.

Tough times never last but tough people do.

Robert H. Schuller

Go before the people with your example and be laborious in their affairs.

It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.

Oscar Wilde

Fifty percent of people won't vote and fifty percent don't read newspapers. I hope it's the same fifty percent.

Wealth and rank are what people desire but unless they are obtained in the right way they may not be possessed.

Without deep reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people.

A toddling little girl is a centre of common feeling which makes the most dissimilar people understand each other.

Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.

Pope John Paul II

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

I have been brought up and trained to have the utmost contempt for people who get drunk.

Wives are people who feel they don't dance enough.

Groucho Marx

She cherished her race. She cherished women. She cared for gay and straight people. She prayed nightly for Palestine and equally for Israel.

Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.

Oprah Winfrey

You are not the child of the people you call mother and father, but their fellow-adventurer on a bright journey to understand the things that are.

Richard Bach

To lead an uninstructed people to war is to throw them away.

I don't believe an accident of birth makes people sisters or brothers. It makes them siblings gives them mutuality of parentage. Sisterhood and brotherhood is a condition people have to work at.

Maya Angelou

I do not want people to be agreeable as it saves me that trouble of liking them.

Blessed are the people whose leaders can look destiny in the eye without flinching, but also without attempting to play God.

Henry A. Kissinger

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.

There are people out there who will not read books, but somehow they'll read my books.

Only kings, presidents, editors and people with tapeworms have the right to use the editorial "we."

Mark Twain

He's been doing the defensive part all year long. Sometimes the people want more. Tonight he gave them more.

Dignity, and even holiness too, sometimes are more questions of coat and waistcoat than some people imagine.

Technology favors horrible people.

If I'm a star then the people made me a star.

I think people should be allowed to do anything they want. We haven't tried that for a while. Maybe this time it'll work.

Crazy old people are our entire source of polling information.

Ancient laws remain in force long after the people have the power to change them.

Aristotle

In known history nobody has had such capacity for altering the universe than the people of the United States of America. And nobody has gone about it in such an aggressive way.

People will always choose more money over more sex.

If you can't feed a hundred people then feed just one.

The hate of men will pass and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish.

Charlie Chaplin

If I'd written all the truth I knew for the past ten years, about 600 people - including me - would be rotting in prison cells from Rio to Seattle today. Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism.

Hunter S. Thompson

The march of science and technology does not imply growing intellectual complexity in the lives of most people. It often means the opposite.

Unity is vital for all wherever they are and whatever their country, religion or sex. Love should be the unifying force.

Sai Baba

If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.

Confucius

Confront them with annihilation and they will then survive, plunge them into a deadly situation and they will then live. When people fall into danger they are then able to strive for victory.

Property, as compared with humanity, as compared with the red blood in the American people, must take second place, not first place.

I suggest that the great art belongs to all people all the time - that indeed it is made for the people, by the people, to the people.

Maya Angelou

I sometimes wish that people would put a little more emphasis upon the observance of the law than they do upon its enforcement.

I knew I would read all kinds of books and try to get at what it is that makes good writers good. But I made no promises that I would write books a lot of people would like to read.

Carl Sandburg

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

I wake up every day and I can't wait to go to work, and that's a gift. Not too many people have the opportunity to feel that way.

Tiger Woods

Never pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel.

Mark Twain

There are people who, the more you do for them, the less they will do for themselves.

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

The people who are absent are the ideal, those who are present seem to be quite commonplace.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

People who abhor solitude may abhor company almost as much.

Mason Cooley

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

People used what they called a telephone because they hated being close together, and they were scared of being alone.

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.

Experience praises the most happy, the one who made the most people happy.

If you lead the people with correctness who will dare not be correct?

It is not time or opportunity that is to determine intimacy, it is disposition alone. Seven years would be insufficient to make some people acquainted with each other and seven days are more than enough for others.

A little learning indeed may be a dangerous thing, but the want of learning is a calamity to any people.

If you shoot for the stars and hit the moon it's OK. But you've got to shoot for something. A lot of people don't even shoot.

You can design and create and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.

The great difference between voyages rests not with the ships, but with the people you meet on them.

I'd rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University.

William F. Buckley, Jr.

I know why most people never get rich. They put the money ahead of the job. If you just think of the job, the money will automatically follow. This never fails.

Hedy Lamarr

It has always been my belief that a man should do his best, regardless of how much he receives for his services, or the number of people he may be serving, or the class of people served.

My being charming, Harriet, is not quite enough to induce me to marry, I must find other people charming - one other person at least.

Some people think of the glass as half full. Some people think of the glass as half empty. I think of the glass as too big.

You have people come into your life shockingly and surprisingly. You have losses that you never thought you'd experience. You have rejection and you have learn how to deal with that and how to get up the next day and go on with it.

Taylor Swift

If some people have the belief or view that the Dalai Lama has some miracle power, that's totally nonsense.

Dalai Lama

I'd like to be a queen in people's hearts, but I don't see myself being queen of this country.

People teach their dogs to sit, it's a trick. I've been sitting my whole life and a dog has never looked at me as though he thought I was tricky.

Mitch Hedberg

People of age object too much consult too long adventure too little repent too soon and seldom drive business home to it's conclusion but content themselves with a mediocrity of success.

Francis Bacon

We should not judge people by their peak of excellence, but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.

Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.

Maya Angelou

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

If one plays good music people don't listen, and if one plays bad music people don't talk.

Oscar Wilde

Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course if you dig deeper it's really how it works.

Steve Jobs

If the people cannot trust their government to do the job for which it exists - to protect them and to promote their common welfare - all else is lost.

Mankind differs from the animals only by a little and most people throw that away.

Listen carefully to what country people call mother wit. In those homely sayings are couched the collective wisdom of generations.

Maya Angelou

Many people know so little about what is beyond their short range of experience. They look within themselves - and find nothing! Therefore they conclude that there is nothing outside themselves either.

Helen Keller

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.

Isn't it amazing that we are all made in God's image, and yet there is so much diversity among his people?

Desmond Tutu

Earth was not built for six billion people, all running around and being passionate about things. The world was built for about two million people foraging for roots and grubs.

Did you ever see the customers in health-food stores? They are pale skinny people who look half-dead. In a steak house you see robust ruddy people. They're dying, of course, but they look terrific.

Bill Cosby

I am not only a pacifist but a militant pacifist. I am willing to fight for peace. Nothing will end war unless the people themselves refuse to go to war.

I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage and tangled Christmas tree lights.

Maya Angelou

You must trust and believe in people, or life becomes impossible.

Anton Chekhov

It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong.

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.

Instead of being presented with stereotypes by age, sex, color, class or religion, children must have the opportunity to learn that within each range some people are loathsome and some are delightful.

True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.

Magic trick: to make people disappear ask them to fulfill their promises.

Mason Cooley

There are only two kinds of people who are really fascinating - people who know absolutely everything and people who know absolutely nothing.

Oscar Wilde

To write well express yourself like common people, but think like a wise man. Or think as wise men do, but speak as the common people do.

Aristotle

Most people die before they are fully born. Creativeness means to be born before one dies.

Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.

Americans are not a perfect people, but we are called to a perfect mission.

What is a danger is that we stay stuck in a new normal where unemployment rates stay high, people who have jobs see their incomes go up, businesses make big profits. But they're learned to do more with less and so they don't hire.

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.

Good manners sometimes means simply putting up with other people's bad manners.

If you are brave too often people will come to expect it of you.

It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive or who had ever been alive.

James Arthur Baldwin

Don't bother people for help without first trying to solve the problem yourself.

Americans who travel abroad for the first time are often shocked to discover that, despite all the progress that has been made in the last 30 years, many foreign people still speak in foreign languages

Dave Barry

People want to listen to a message word from Jah. This could be passed through me or anybody. I am not a leader. Messenger. The words of the songs, not the person is what attracts people.

Bob Marley

I try not to speak about all the charities and people I help, because I believe we can only be truly generous when we expect nothing in return.

Most people return small favors, acknowledge medium ones and repay greater ones - with ingratitude.

Benjamin Franklin

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

Most people with low self-esteem have earned it.

George Carlin

Sometimes people will stumble over the truth. But then they get up and continue to run like nothing has happened.

Winston Churchill

I would rather have been shot straight-up in cold blood - but to be set up? By people who you trusted? That's bad.

You see, most people think Great God will come from the sky, Take away everything and make everybody feel high, But if you know what life is worth You would look for yours on earth.

Don’t trust people whose feelings change with time. Trust people whose feelings remain the same, even when the time changes.

Despite all our gains in technology, product innovation and world markets, most people are not thriving in the organizations they work for.

Stephen Covey
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