category-People Quotes

Influencing people is dangerous. Their acts and thoughts become your illegitimate children. You can't get away from them and Heaven knows what they mayn't grow up into.

Elizabeth Bibesco

Problems arise in that one has to find a balance between what people need from you and what you need for yourself.

Jessye Norman

People with great gifts are easy to find, but symmetrical and balanced ones never.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Some people are making such thorough plans for rainy days that they aren't enjoying today's sunshine.

William Feather

Democracy means government by discussion, but it is only effective if you can stop people talking

Clement Attlee

Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other

John Quincy Adams

People who make no mistakes lack boldness and the spirit of adventure. They are the brakes on the wheels of progress.

Dale Turner

I know of no safe repository of the ultimate power of society but people. And if we think them not enlightened enough, the remedy is not to take the power from them, but to inform them by education

Thomas Jefferson

The tax which will be paid for the purpose of education is not more than the thousandth part of what will be paid to kings, priests and nobles who will rise up among us if we leave the people in ignorance.

Thomas Jefferson

No two people see the external world in exactly the same way. To every separate person a thing is what he thinks it is – in other words, not a thing, but a think.

Penelope Fitzgerald

States are not moral agents, people are, and can impose moral standards on powerful institutions.

Noam Chomsky

Laws for the liberal education of youth, especially for the lower classes of people, are so extremely wise and useful that to a humane and generous mind, no expense for this purpose would be thought extravagant.

John Adams

The only sure bulwark of continuing liberty is a government strong enough to protect the interests of the people, and a people strong enough and well enough informed to maintain its sovereign control over the government.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Ordinary people seem not to realize that those who really apply themselves in the right way to philosophy are directly and of their own accord preparing themselves for dying and death.


Poverty is often concealed in splendor, and often in extravagance. It is the task of many people to conceal their neediness from others. Consequently they support themselves by temporary means, and everyday is lost in contriving for tomorrow.

Samuel Johnson

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