Acting is merely the art of keeping a large group of people from coughing.
People will feel safer around you and speak truthfully to you when they feel you are listening intently to them.
I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.
The ear of the leader must ring with the voices of the people.
People are always getting ready to live but never living.
People who make no mistakes lack boldness and the spirit of adventure. They are the brakes on the wheels of progress.
Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.
People with great gifts are easy to find, but symmetrical and balanced ones never.
Problems arise in that one has to find a balance between what people need from you and what you need for yourself.
I strongly believed that Sri Lanka belongs to the Sinhalese, but there are minority communities and we treat them like our people, They can live in this country with us. But they must not try to, under the pretext of being a minority, demand undue things.
The steroid issue is not quite as big an issue as some people think. This is a hot-button issue now. People are making a mountain out of a molehill.
I’ve always been very zealous about not invading other people’s private spaces.
The people who are absent are the ideal; those who are present seem to be quite commonplace.
Helping people in need is a good and essential part of my life, a kind of destiny.
God likes help when helping people.
No good friends, no bad friends; only people you want, need to be with. People who build their houses in your heart
Nothing there but basketball, a game which won't be fit for people until they set the basket umbilicus-high and return the giraffes to the zoo.
Nobody gets justice. People only get good luck or bad luck.
When real people fall down in life, they get right back up and keep walking.
People fall forward to success.
Sarcasm: the last refuge of modest and chaste-souled people when the privacy of their soul is coarsely and intrusively invaded.
The soldier, above all other people, prays for peace, for he must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.
Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people.
I owe my solitude to other people.
I love people. I love my family, my children... but inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that's where you renew your springs that never dry up.