Quotations About / On: PEOPLE

  • 31.
    On the Continent people have good food; in England people have good table manners.
    (George Mikes (1912-1987), Hungarian-born British humorist. How To Be An Alien, ch. 1, sct. 1 (1946). Commenting in 1977 on his oft-quoted remark above; "Since then, food in England has improved, table manners have deteriorated. In those days food was hardly ever discussed, it was taboo, like sex." (How To Be Decadent).)
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  • 32.
    The people, and the people alone, are the motive force in the making of world history.
    (Mao Zedong (1893-1976), Chinese founder of the People's Republic of China. "On Coalition Government," vol. 3, April 24, 1945, Selected Works.)
  • 33.
    Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom.
    (Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865), British novelist. Mr. Gibson, in Wives and Daughters, ch. 54 (1866).)
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  • 34.
    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).)
  • 35.
    I'm the kind of writer that people think other people are reading.
    (V.S. (Vidiadhar Surajprasad) Naipaul (b. 1932), Trinidad-born British writer. Radio Times (London, March 24, 1979).)
  • 36.
    In some ways, you know, people that don't exist, are much nicer than people that do.
    (Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832-1898), British author, mathematician, clergyman. Letter, May 22, 1891, to Sydney Bowles. The Letters of Lewis Carroll, vol. II, ed. Morton N. Cohen, Oxford University Press (1979).)
  • 37.
    Don't talk to the people until you've listened to the people.
    (Ann Klein (1923-1986), U.S. politician. Originally quoted in the Morristown (New Jersey) Daily Record (May 1, 1974). As quoted in Past and Promise, part 4, by Noel Robinson (1990). Klein, a New Jersey Democrat, held various political posts and advocated such causes as abortion rights, improved Medicaid, the rights of institutionalized people, and opposition to child abuse.)
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  • 38.
    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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  • 39.
    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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  • 40.
    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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