Quotes: people

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  • When you take charge of your life, there is no longer need to ask permission of other people or society at large. When you ask permission, you give someone veto power over your life.
  • Marcus Aurelius
    Marcus Aurelius
    Roman emperor 121-180
    Marcus Aurelius
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    Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.
  • Søren Kierkegaard
    Søren Kierkegaard
    Danish philosopher 1813-1855
    Søren Kierkegaard
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    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.
  • Les Brown
    Les Brown
    American motivational speaker, author and radio DJ 1945-
    Les Brown
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    A lot of people do not muster the courage to live their dreams because they are afraid to die.
  • Arthur Schopenhauer
    Arthur Schopenhauer
    German philosopher 1788-1860
    Arthur Schopenhauer
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    +5
    Because people have no thoughts to deal in, they deal cards, and try and win one another's money. Idiots!
  • Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein
    German - American physicist 1879-1955
    Albert Einstein
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    If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.
  • Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    French writer 1613-1680
    Francois de la Rochefoucauld
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    Old people love to give good advice to console themselves for no longer being able to set a bad example.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
    Oscar Wilde
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    Lots of people act well, but few people talk well. This shows that talking is the more difficult of the two.
  • Anita Brookner
    Anita Brookner
    British Writer 1938-
    Anita Brookner
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    A complete woman is probably not a very admirable creature. She is manipulative, uses other people to get her own way, and works within whatever system she is in.
  • Freeman Dyson
    Freeman Dyson
    American arts, writer 1923-
    Freeman Dyson
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    +2
    A good cause can become bad if we fight for it with means that are indiscriminately murderous. A bad cause can become good if enough people fight for it in a spirit of comradeship and self-sacrifice. In the end it is how you fight, as much as why you fight, that makes your cause good or bad.
  • Don Delillo
    Don Delillo
    American Author 1926-
    Don Delillo
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    Don't you realize that as long as you have to sit down to pee, you'll never be a dominant force in the world? You'll never be a convincing technocrat or middle manager. Because people will know. She's in there sitting down.
  • Philip Adams
    Philip Adams
    British career diplomat. 1915-2001
    Philip Adams
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    It seems to me that people have vast potential. Most people can do extraordinary things if they have the confidence or take the risks. Yet most people don't. They sit in front of the telly and treat life as if it goes on forever.
  • Louis Aragon
    Louis Aragon
    French poet 1897-1982
    Louis Aragon
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    Light is meaningful only in relation to darkness, and truth presupposes error. It is these mingled opposites which people our life, which make it pungent, intoxicating. We only exist in terms of this conflict, in the zone where black and white clash.
  • P. J. O'Rourke
    P. J. O'Rourke
    American journalist 1947-
    P. J. O'Rourke
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    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.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
    Samuel Johnson
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    A am a great friend of public amusements, they keep people from vice.
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