Quotations About / On:
I like to see a home like this, a home connected with people's thoughts and work, things they love.
(Dewitt Bodeen (1908-1988), U.S. screenwriter, Gunther V. Fritsch, and Robert Wise. Miss Callahan (Eve March), The Curse of the Cat People (1944).
On first coming into the Reeds' home.)
In the scheme of our national government, the presidency is preeminently the people's office.
(Grover Cleveland (1837-1908), U.S. president. H. Wayne Morgan, From Hayes to McKinley: National Party Politics, 1877-1896, ch. 6 (1969).)
The beginning of self-knowledge: recognizing that your motives are the same as other people's.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).)
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).)
We mean by "politics" the people's businessthe most important business there is.
(Adlai Stevenson (1900-1965), U.S. Democratic politician. Speech, November 19, 1955, Chicago, Illinois.)
Happiness is a hard masterparticularly other people's happiness.
(Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), British novelist. Mustapha Mond, in Brave New World, ch. 16 (1932).
Mustapha Mond makes this comment in reference to his chosen assignment as a World Controller in Huxley's imagined nightmare utopia. He is responsible for maintaining social stability by rendering everyone happy.)
Somewhere it is written that parents who are critical of other people's children and publicly admit they can do better are asking for it.
(Erma Bombeck (20th century), U.S. humorist and author. Motherhood, the Second Oldest Profession, ch. 21 (1983).)
... that softening influence of the fine arts which makes other people's hardships picturesque ...
(George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist. Middlemarch, ch. 39 (1871-1872).)
Government must be a transparent garment which tightly clings to the people's body.
(Georg Büchner (1813-1837), German dramatist, revolutionary. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Danton's Death, act I (1835).
When one tears away the veils and shows them naked, people's souls give off such a pungent smell of decay.
(Octave Mirbeau (1850-1917), French journalist, author. "14 September," (1900).
The Diary of a Chambermaid.)