Selected Quotes about People

There are two kinds of people in the world, those who believe there are two kinds of people in the world and those who don't. -- Robert Benchley

This is not a clash between civilisations. It is a clash about civilisation. -- Tony Blair

Just when you think that a person is just a backdrop for the rest of the universe, watch them and see that they laugh, they cry, they tell jokes ... they're just friends waiting to be made. -- Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein

The Greens will continue to champion a fairer society rather than simply the economy and to champion the parliament rather than simply the stock exchange. -- Bob Brown

I sense a new spirit in Britain: that the people of Britain want this massive demonstration of generosity to be given enduring purpose. -- Gordon Brown

The ones who count are those persons who— though they may be of little renown— respond to and are responsible for the continuation of the living spirit. -- Martin Buber

There is such a thing as society. It's just not the same thing as the state. -- David Cameron

The message of the international community is clear - it has united to tell Iraq that it is now time to co-operate fully with the United Nations. -- Jacques Chirac

No one can act alone in the name of all and no one can accept the anarchy of a society without rules. -- Jacques Chirac

Terrorism takes us back to ages we thought were long gone if we allow it a free hand to corrupt democratic societies and destroy the basic rules of international life. -- Jacques Chirac

The return to the Organization of the United States of America, the bearers of a great and diversified democratic culture that has inspired many other peoples. -- Carlo Azeglio Ciampi

There are a lot of very brilliant people who believe that the nation-state is fast becoming a relic of the past. -- Bill Clinton

Let us all take more responsibility, not only for ourselves and our families but for our communities and our country. -- Bill Clinton

I think this feeling that I have for people and the importance of behaving in a way which is respectful to people of all colours, shapes, sizes and religions goes back a very long way.. possibly to my mother and father in very early stages of childhood. -- Janet Holmes a Court

We have to shift our emphasis from economic efficiency and materialism towards a sustainable quality of life and to healing of our society, of our people and our ecological systems. -- Janet Holmes a Court

If you have to go through life being unhappy to conform to society around you, that's not a very good deal. -- Michael Dell

The kindness and affection from the public have carried me through some of the most difficult periods, and always your love and affection have eased the journey. -- Princess Diana

Nothing brings me more happiness than trying to help the most vulnerable people in society. It is a goal and an essential part of my life - a kind of destiny. -- Princess Diana

In a rural society communities are "given" for the individual. Community is a fact, whether family or religion, social class or caste. -- Peter Drucker

Different people in business take social leadership differently. -- Peter Drucker

Education will become the center of the knowledge society, and schooling its key institution. -- Peter Drucker

Human beings need community. If there are no communities available for constructive ends, there will be destructive. -- Peter Drucker

What progress we are making. In the Middle Ages they would have burned me. Now they are content with burning my books. -- Sigmund Freud

Civilization is the encouragement of differences. Civilization thus becomes a synonym of democracy. Force, violence, pressure, or compulsion with a view to conformity, is both uncivilized and undemocratic. -- Mahatma Gandhi

The person you consider ignorant and insignificant is the one who came from God, that he might learn bliss from grief and knowledge from gloom. -- Kahlil Gibran

These are things that we live with in our society that are puzzling. It's puzzling when you have a little outbreak of school shootings—all these little indices of mass behavior that defy normal explanation. -- Malcolm Gladwell

Those with health insurance are overinsured and their behavior is distorted by moral hazard. Those without health insurance use their own money to make decisions based on an assessment of their needs. The insured are wasteful. The uninsured are prudent. So what's the solution? Make the insured a little more like the uninsured. -- Malcolm Gladwell

The market is not an invention of capitalism. It has existed for centuries. It is an invention of civilization. -- Mikhail Gorbachev

If we had failed to pursue the facts as far as they led, we would have denied the public any knowledge of an unprecedented scheme of political surveillance and sabotage. -- Katharine Graham

Follow your own particular dreams. We are handed a life by peers, parents and society, you can do that or follow your own dreams. Life is short, be a dreamer but be a practical person. -- Hugh Hefner

Playboy isn't like the downscale, male bonding, beer-swilling phenomena that is being promoted now by (some men's magazines). My whole notion was the romantic connection between male and female. -- Hugh Hefner

The art of leadership... consists in consolidating the attention of the people against a single adversary and taking care that nothing will split up that attention. -- Adolf Hitler

I think when people talk about civil liberties, they sometimes forget that action taken to protect the citizen against physical violence and physical attack is a blow in favour and not a blow against civil liberties. -- John Howard

Modern Society will find no solution to the ecological problem unless it takes a serious look at its lifestyles. -- Pope John Paul II

Discrimination is a hellhound that gnaws at Negroes in every waking moment of their lives to remind them that the lie of their inferiority is accepted as truth in the society dominating them. -- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If there is anything we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves. -- Carl Jung

If you cannot mould yourself as you would wish, how can you expect other people to be entirely to your liking? -- Thomas Kempis

Fortunes are made, and disappear, over the lifetime of a single generation. Today, a person in essence takes his wealth from society just for the duration of his or her lifetime. The next generation has to create it anew. -- Mikhail Khodorkovsky

In New York, people are very overbooked.You say, "When do you want to have dinner?" It's May. They say, "What about October?" And then they complain: "Oh you can't believe how booked up I am." -- Fran Lebowitz

People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society. -- Vince Lombardi

We succeeded to take our last steps to freedom in conditions of relative peace. We commit ourselves to the construction of a complete, just and lasting peace. We have triumphed in the effort to implant hope in the breasts of the millions of our people. -- Nelson Mandela

No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite. -- Nelson Mandela

No one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens but its lowest ones. -- Nelson Mandela

I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. -- Nelson Mandela

Mankind always sets itself only such tasks as it can solve; since, looking at the matter more closely, we will always find that the task itself arises only when the material conditions necessary for its solution already exist or are at least in the process of formation. -- Karl Marx

Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, just as it is the spirit of a spiritless situation. It is the opium of the people. -- Karl Marx

Society does not consist of individuals but expresses the sum of interrelations, the relations within which these individuals stand. -- Karl Marx

Anyone who knows anything of history knows that great social changes are impossible without feminine upheaval. Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the fair sex, the ugly ones included. -- Karl Marx

The development of civilization and industry in general has always shown itself so active in the destruction of forests that everything that has been done for their conservation and production is completely insignificant in comparison. -- Karl Marx

People stay married because they want to, not because the doors are locked. -- Paul Newman

We must always remember that America is a great nation today not because of what government did for people but because of what people did for themselves and for one another. -- Richard Nixon

Any nation that decides the only way to achieve peace is through peaceful means is a nation that will soon be a piece of another nation. -- Richard Nixon

We believe people are basically good. We believe everyone has something to contribute. We encourage you to treat others the way that you want to be treated. -- Pierre Omidyar

Money is a topic that touches all races, all religions, all sexes, all ages, all tax brackets. It's a universal language that truly has been held up to us in society as a thing that determines whether we are successful, worthy, whether we have contributed something to life or not. -- Suze Orman

Don't be evil- apparently people like it better than “Be good”. -- Larry Page

People use Google because they trust us. -- Larry Page

The amazing thing is that we’re part of people’s daily lives, like brushing their teeth. It’s just something they do throughout the day while working, buying things, deciding what to do after work and much more. Google has been accepted as part of people’s lives. -- Larry Page

If you think everybody is relying on us for information, you understand the responsibility. That’s mostly what I feel. You have to take that very seriously. -- Larry Page

All I say is, nobody has any business to go around looking like a horse and behaving as if it were all right. You don't catch horses going around looking like people, do you? -- Dorothy Parker

The most dangerous thing about student riots is that adults take them seriously. -- Georges Pompidou

It is imperative that our schools and educational institutions create an environment in which the required intellectual, physical, social and moral attributes can be developed, cherished and nurtured. Schools must be viewed as places that have the potential to transform the future of child and the nation. -- Azim Premji

The problem of Italy is not really a question of age. Japan has an older population, and it is now in full economic recovery. The problem is that Italy is old in the structure of the society. -- Romano Prodi

Everyone is kneaded out of the same dough but not baked in the same oven. -- Yiddish Proverb

My sacred duty is to bring together the Russian people, unite the people around clear tasks. We have one Fatherland, one people and a common future. -- Vladimir Putin

The most important thing, in my view, was that democracy cannot be exported. It should be a product of internal development of a society. -- Vladimir Putin

The path towards a free society has not been simple. There are tragic and glorious pages in our history. -- Vladimir Putin

Russia has made its choice in favor of democracy. Fourteen years ago, independently, without any pressure from outside, it made that decision in the interests of itself and interests of its people — of its citizens. -- Vladimir Putin

I'm a huge proponent of exchanges, student exchanges, cultural exchanges, university exchanges. We talk a lot about public diplomacy, ... It's extremely important that we get our message out. -- Condoleezza Rice

Turkey is finally developing a strong civil society. We are ready to boom. -- Sakip Sabanci

Politicians like to tell people what they want to hear - and what they want to hear is what won't happen. -- Paul Samuelson

The French people have chosen change. This change I will put into place. -- Nicolas Sarkozy

Every tax ought to be so contrived as both to take out and to keep out of the pockets of the people as little as possible, over and above what it brings into the treasury of the state. -- Adam Smith

All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind. -- Adam Smith

It is the highest impertinence and presumption, therefore, in kings and ministers to pretend to watch over the economy of private people, and to restrain their expense. They are themselves, always, and without any exception, the greatest spendthrifts in the society. -- Adam Smith

Every man is, no doubt, by nature, first and principally recommended to his own care; and as he is fitter to take care of himself than of any other person, it is fit and right that it should be so. -- Adam Smith

The proprietor of stock is necessarily a citizen of the world, and is not necessarily attached to any particular country. -- Adam Smith

As a society we can't live without moral considerations. We do have to protect the public good. And markets are not designed to do that, so we need a political process. -- George Soros

My foundations support people in the country who care about an open society. It's their work that I'm supporting. So it's not me doing it. But I can empower them. I can support them, and I can help them. -- George Soros

Mankind is divided into rich and poor, into property owners and exploited and to abstract oneself from this fundamental division and from the antagonism between poor and rich means abstracting oneself from fundamental facts. -- Joseph Stalin

It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything. -- Joseph Stalin

The human brain now holds the key to our future. We have to recall the image of the planet from outer space.. a single entity in which air, water, and continents are interconnected. That is our home. -- David Suzuki

This is a very crucial time in the evolution of humanity toward a much higher consciousness, and some teachings will support that progress while others will not. -- James Twyman

He who knows others is wise.He who knows himself is enlightened. -- Lao Tzu

Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. -- Marianne Williamson

Politics I conceive to be nothing more than the science of the ordered progress of society along the lines of greatest usefulness and convenience to itself. -- Woodrow Wilson

America needs to understand Islam, because this is the one religion that erases from its society the race problem. -- Malcolm X

We are grateful to those who at difficult times showed solidarity with us, with what the people of Russia are going through, and still are doing so. -- Boris Yeltsin

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