Treasure Island

Quotations About / On: PEOPLE

  • 31.
    Proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves.
    (Emily Brontë (1818-1848), British novelist, poet. Nelly, in Wuthering Heights, ch. 7 (1847).)
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  • 32.
    Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits.
    (Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U.S. author. Pudd'nhead Wilson, ch. 15, "Pudd'nhead Wilson's Calendar," (1894).)
  • 33.
    Women are a colonized people.
    (Robin Morgan (b. 1941), U.S. author, feminist, and child actor. The Word of a Woman, part 1 (1992). Written in 1974.)
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  • 34.
    Policy is the people you work with.
    (William Gaskill (b. 1930), British stage director. Times (London, September 6, 1989). Said of his job as theater director.)
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  • 35.
    U.S.A. is the speech of the people.
    (John Dos Passos (1896-1970), U.S. novelist, poet, playwright, painter. U.S.A., The Modern Library, Random House, Inc. (1937). From the prologue to the U.S.A. trilogy.)
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  • 36.
    Happy the people whose annals are vacant.
    (Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881), Scottish essayist, historian. History of the French Revolution, vol. 1, bk. 2, ch. 1 (1837). Quoting "a paradoxical philosopher" in reply to an aphorism of Montesquieu's, "Happy the people whose annals are tiresome.")
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  • 37.
    Education is not so important as people think.
    (Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973), Irish author; born in Ireland. Bowen's Court, ch. 5 (1942).)
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  • 38.
    The American people abhor a vacuum.
    (Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919), U.S. Republican (later Progressive) politician, president. speech, Oct. 3, 1907, Cairo, Ill.)
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  • 39.
    People who expect deference resent mere civility.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).)
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  • 40.
    ... people with heavy physical vibrations rule the world.
    (Margaret Anderson (1886-1973), U.S. literary editor and autobiographer. My Thirty Years' War, ch. 6 (1930).)
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