Quotations About / On: PEOPLE

  • 31.
    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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  • 32.
    A man's own good breeding is his best security against other people's ill-manners.
    (Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694-1773), British statesman, man of letters. letter, Jan. 15, 1753, Letters Written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl, Earl of Chesterfield, to his Son, Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl, Esq, 5th ed., vol. IV, p. 304, London (1774). One of the Maxims Chesterfield enclosed with his letter of this date.)
  • 33.
    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).)
  • 34.
    ...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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  • 35.
    Other people's beliefs may be myths, but not mine.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).)
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  • 36.
    Little-minded people's thoughts move in such small circles that five minutes' conversation gives you an arc long enough to determine their whole curve.
    (Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809-1894), U.S. writer, physician. The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table, ch. 1 (1858).)
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  • 37.
    People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not.
    (François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 292 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).)
  • 38.
    ... if art speaks clearly about something relevant to people's lives it can change the way they perceive reality.
    (Judy Chicago (b. 1939), U.S. artist. As quoted in The Political Palate, ch. 3, by Betsey Beaven, et al. (1980).)
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  • 39.
    One has to secrete a jelly in which to slip quotations down people's throats—and one always secretes too much jelly.
    (Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), British novelist. Letter, July 4, 1938. Leave the Letters Till We're Dead: Letters, vol. 6, ed. Nigel Nicolson (1980).)
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  • 40.
    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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