Quotations About / On: PEOPLE

  • 1.
    The people's government, made for the people, made by the people, and answerable to the people.
    (Daniel Webster (1782-1852), U.S. lawyer, statesman. speech, Jan. 26, 1830, U.S. Senate. Second speech on Foote's Resolution, vol. 6, The Writings and Speeches of Daniel Webster (1903).)
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  • 2.
    Don't matter how much money you got, there's only two kinds of people: there's saved people and there's lost people.
    (Bob Dylan [Robert Allen Zimmerman] (b. 1941), U.S. singer, songwriter. Quoted in "Saved: Bob Dylan's Conversion to Christianity," Wanted Man, ed. John Bauldie (1990). On stage, Nov. 26, 1979, in Tempe, Arizona.)
  • 3.
    Most rock journalism is people who can't write, interviewing people who can't talk, for people who can't read.
    (Frank Zappa (1940-1994), U.S. rock musician. Chicago Tribune (Jan. 18, 1978).)
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  • 4.
    Great people talk about ideas, average people talk about things, and small people talk about wine.
    (Fran Lebowitz (b. 1950), U.S. humorist. Social Studies, ch. 1 (1981).)
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  • 5.
    A happy arrangement: many people prefer cats to other people, and many cats prefer people to other cats.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).)
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  • 6.
    There are only two kinds of people who are really fascinating—people who know absolutely everything, and people who know absolutely nothing.
    (Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Lord Henry, in The Picture of Dorian Gray, ch. 7 (1891).)
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  • 7.
    Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.
    (Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. first published in The Fortnightly Review (Feb. 1891). The Soul of Man Under Socialism (1895).)
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  • 8.
    May not the complaint, that common people are above their station, often take its rise in the fact of uncommon people being below theirs?
    (Charles Dickens (1812-1870), British novelist. Nicholas Nickleby, ch. 17, 213 (1839).)
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  • 9.
    People who know what is good for other people all the time are as big a menace in our society as the capitalists.
    (May Hobbs (b. 1938), British author. Born to Struggle, Postlude (1973). Of the destruction of her old neighborhood—Hoxton Street in the London borough of Hackney, on the city's East End—as the result of a government slum clearance project.)
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  • 10.
    People who get through life dependent on other people's possessions are always the first to lecture you on how little possessions count.
    (Ben Elton (b. 1959), British author, performer. "Strategic Decisions," Stark (1989).)
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