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Quotations About / On: PEOPLE

  • 11.
    On the Continent people have good food; in England people have good table manners.
    (George Mikes (1912-1987), Hungarian-born British humorist. How To Be An Alien, ch. 1, sct. 1 (1946). Commenting in 1977 on his oft-quoted remark above; "Since then, food in England has improved, table manners have deteriorated. In those days food was hardly ever discussed, it was taboo, like sex." (How To Be Decadent).)
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  • 12.
    The people, and the people alone, are the motive force in the making of world history.
    (Mao Zedong (1893-1976), Chinese founder of the People's Republic of China. "On Coalition Government," vol. 3, April 24, 1945, Selected Works.)
  • 13.
    I do not believe that friends are necessarily the people you like best, they are merely the people who got there first.
    (Peter Ustinov (b. 1921), British actor, writer, director. Dear Me, ch. 5 (1977).)
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  • 14.
    Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom.
    (Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865), British novelist. Mr. Gibson, in Wives and Daughters, ch. 54 (1866).)
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  • 15.
    The simple opposition between the people and big business has disappeared because the people themselves have become so deeply involved in big business.
    (Walter Lippmann (1889-1974), U.S. journalist. Speech, March 25, 1931, to the Academy of Political Science. Quoted in Ronald Steel, Walter Lippmann and the American Century (1980).)
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  • 16.
    It's not a slam at you when people are rude—it's a slam at the people they've met before.
    (F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940), U.S. author. Cecilia Brady, in The Last Tycoon, ch. 1 (1941).)
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  • 17.
    How unbearable at times are people who are happy, people for whom everything works out.
    (Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Works, Notebook I, vol. 17, p. 93, "Nauka" (1980).)
  • 18.
    ...I have not found that the people who cling to the letter are always the people who cling to the spirit of the law.
    (Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879-1944), U.S. author. Modes and Morals, ch. 8 (1920).)
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  • 19.
    The lesson should be constantly enforced that though the people support the Government, Government should not support the people.
    (Grover Cleveland (1837-1908), U.S. president. Public Papers of Grover Cleveland (1889); veto message of farm relief bill (1887). Richard E. Welch, Jr., The Presidencies of Grover Cleveland, ch. 2 (1988).)
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  • 20.
    Not greeting people isn't enough. One also doesn't greet people one doesn't know.
    (Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian writer. Trans. by Harry Zohn, originally published in Beim Wort genommen (1955). Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, University of Chicago Press (1990).)
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