Quotations About / On: PEOPLE

  • 41.
    You can be much more alone with other people than you are by yourself. Even if it's people you love.
    (Philip Dunne (1908-1992), U.S. screenwriter. Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Mrs. Muir (Gene Tierney), The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, explaining to her grown-up daughter why she prefers to live alone (1947). From the novel by R.A. Dick.)
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  • 42.
    The root of the problem is not so much that our people have lost confidence in government, but that government has demonstrated time and again its lack of confidence in the people.
    (Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.) (b. 1924), U.S. president. Announcement Speech, National Press Club, Washington, DC, December 12, 1974, transcript in Speechwriters File: Nesmith, Box 1, Jimmy Carter Library, Atlanta, Georgia. Explaining the change he hoped to bring about as president.)
  • 43.
    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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  • 44.
    Of all actions of a man's life, his marriage does least concern other people, yet of all actions of our life 'tis most meddled with by other people.
    (John Selden (1584-1654), British jurist, statesman. "Marriage," Table Talk (1686).)
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  • 45.
    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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  • 46.
    The President is the direct representative of the American people ... [and is] elected by the people and responsible to them.
    (Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), U.S. president. Protest message to the Senate, April 15, 1834. Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, vol. II, ed. J.D. Richardson, Washington (1908).)
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  • 47.
    Poverty is an anomaly to rich people. It is very difficult to make out why people who want dinner do not ring the bell.
    (Walter Bagehot (1826-1877), British economist, critic. (Article originally published 1858). The Waverley Novels, vol. 2, Literary Studies (1878).)
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  • 48.
    Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories.
    (Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), U.S. president. Notes on the State of Virginia (1787), Query 14, p. 148, ed. William Peden (1954).)
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  • 49.
    ... the happiness of a people is the only rational object of government, and the only object for which a people, free to choose, can have a government at all.
    (Frances Wright (1795-1852), Scottish author and speaker; relocated to America. Course of Popular Lectures, address 1 (1829). From a lecture given on July 4, 1828.)
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  • 50.
    It is always possible to bind together a considerable number of people in love, so long as there are other people left over to receive the manifestations of their aggression.
    (Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), Austrian psychiatrist. repr. in Complete Works, vol. 21, eds. James Strachey and Anna Freud (1961). Civilization and Its Discontents, ch. 5 (1930).)
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