Quotations About / On:
Proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves.
(Emily Brontë (1818-1848), British novelist, poet. Nelly, in Wuthering Heights, ch. 7 (1847).)
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).)
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.)
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.)
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.)
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.")
Education is not so important as people think.
(Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973), Irish author; born in Ireland. Bowen's Court, ch. 5 (1942).)
The American people abhor a vacuum.
(Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919), U.S. Republican (later Progressive) politician, president. speech, Oct. 3, 1907, Cairo, Ill.)
People who expect deference resent mere civility.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).)
... 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).)