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Quotations About / On: PEOPLE

  • 41.
    Listening to people keeps them entertained.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)
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  • 42.
    Comedy is tragedy that happens to other people.
    (Angela Carter (1940-1992), British author. Wise Children, ch. 4 (1991).)
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  • 43.
    What a delight it is to respect people!
    (Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Works, Notebook I, vol. 17, p. 41, "Nauka" (1980).)
  • 44.
    The President is the people's lobbyist.
    (Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978), U.S. Democratic politician, vice president. Address, December 8, 1965, at Rockefeller Public Service Awards, Washington, DC.)
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  • 45.
    To win hearts, smile kindly on people's weaknesses.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).)
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  • 46.
    Optimism is the opium of the people.
    (Milan Kundera (b. 1929), Czech author, critic. The Joke, pt. 3, ch. 3 (1967, trans. 1982). The line, written by Ludvik on a postcard, was used by the Party as incriminating evidence against him, though it was only meant as "a joke.")
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  • 47.
    Religions get lost as people do.
    (Franz Kafka (1883-1924), Prague German Jewish author, novelist. The Fourth Notebook, February 26, 1918. The Blue Octavo Notebooks, ed. Max Brod, trans. by Ernst Kaiser and Eithne Wilkins. Exact Change, Cambridge, MA (1991). Dearest Father: Stories and Other Writings, trans. by Ernst Kaiser and Eithne Wilkins, New York, Schocken Books (1954).)
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  • 48.
    Dictators free themselves, but they enslave the people.
    (Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977), British comic actor, filmmaker. Charles Chaplin. Jewish barber (Charles Chaplin), The Great Dictator, posing as Hynkel (1940). Chaplin plays dual role, Hynkel and the Jewish barber.)
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  • 49.
    I certainly admire people who do things.
    (Raymond Chandler (1888-1959), U.S. screenwriter, Czenzi Ormonde, and Alfred Hitchcock. Bruno Antony (Robert Walker), Strangers on a Train, to professional tennis player Guy Haines (1951). Adaptation by Whitfield Cooke from the novel by Patricia Highsmith.)
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  • 50.
    Few people know how to be old.
    (François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. Sentences et Maximes Morales, no. 423 (1678).)
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