Quotations About / On: PEOPLE

  • 1.
    The people's government, made for the people, made by the people, and answerable to the people.
    (Daniel Webster (1782-1852), U.S. lawyer, statesman. speech, Jan. 26, 1830, U.S. Senate. Second speech on Foote's Resolution, vol. 6, The Writings and Speeches of Daniel Webster (1903).)
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  • 2.
    Great people talk about ideas, average people talk about things, and small people talk about wine.
    (Fran Lebowitz (b. 1950), U.S. humorist. Social Studies, ch. 1 (1981).)
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    Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.
    (Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. first published in The Fortnightly Review (Feb. 1891). The Soul of Man Under Socialism (1895).)
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    Don't matter how much money you got, there's only two kinds of people: there's saved people and there's lost people.
    (Bob Dylan [Robert Allen Zimmerman] (b. 1941), U.S. singer, songwriter. Quoted in "Saved: Bob Dylan's Conversion to Christianity," Wanted Man, ed. John Bauldie (1990). On stage, Nov. 26, 1979, in Tempe, Arizona.)
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    I have only got down on to paper, really, three types of people: the person I think I am, the people who irritate me, and the people I'd like to be.
    (E.M. (Edward Morgan) Forster (1879-1970), British novelist, essayist. Address to PEN Club Congress. Quoted in Huw Weldon, Monitor (1962).)
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    Most rock journalism is people who can't write, interviewing people who can't talk, for people who can't read.
    (Frank Zappa (1940-1994), U.S. rock musician. Chicago Tribune (Jan. 18, 1978).)
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  • 7.
    Most idealistic people are skint. I have discovered that people with money have no imagination, and people with imagination have no money.
    (Captain Rainbow [George Weiss] (b. 1940), British eccentric. Guardian (London, Nov. 3, 1984).)
  • 8.
    A happy arrangement: many people prefer cats to other people, and many cats prefer people to other cats.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).)
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  • 9.
    There are only two kinds of people who are really fascinating—people who know absolutely everything, and people who know absolutely nothing.
    (Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Lord Henry, in The Picture of Dorian Gray, ch. 7 (1891).)
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  • 10.
    You may fool all the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all the time; but you can't fool all of the people all the time.
    (Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), U.S. president. Quoted in "Abe" Lincoln's Yarns and Stories, p. 184, Alexander McClure (1904). The famous aphorism has also been attributed to the showman Phineas T. Barnum.)
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