People Quotes

We are closer to the ants than to the butterflies. Very few people can endure much leisure.

Gerald Brenan

No one is truly free, they are a slave to wealth, fortune, the law, or other people restraining them from acting according to their will.

Euripides

People have been taught to expect far more from government than from freedom.

James Bovard

In conditions of great uncertainty people tend to predict the events that they want to happen actually will happen.

Roberta Wohlstetter

Modern society is too quick to judge people on their appearances. There is not much you can do about it; it is the way they think; it is the way they are. But maybe this could teach them a lesson, or set an example.

Susan Boyle

Most of the time, if you treat people right, you don't have to be afraid of them.

Kathy Kelly

I've never met anyone who wanted to be a terrorist. They are desperate people.

John Perkins

The number of people killed by the sanctions in Iraq is greater than the total number of people killed by all weapons of mass destruction in all of history.

Noam Chomsky

What people call impartiality may simply mean indifference, and what people call partiality may simply mean mental activity.

G. K. Chesterton

I go online and read the comments about me. I'm always nervous that they're going to say something mean. But a lot of people say nice things, too. It's important to keep yourself in balance. When someone writes something about me that's not true, I just try to look at it like it's funny.

Taylor Swift

Some people say they haven't yet found themselves. But the self is not something one finds; it is something one creates.

Thomas Szasz

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

Albert Camus

Novelists are perhaps the last people in the world to be entrusted with opinions. The nature of a novel is that it has no opinions, only the dialectic of contrary views, some of which, all of which, may be untenable and even silly. A novelist should not be too intelligent either, although he may be permitted to be an intellectual.

Anthony Burgess

Two hours of writing fiction leaves this writer completely drained. For those two hours he has been in a different place with totally different people.

Roald Dahl

When old people speak it is not because of the sweetness of words in our mouths; it is because we see something which you do not see.

Chinua Achebe

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