| Wednesday, July 23, 2008
| GREAT QUOTATIONS FROM GREAT PEOPLE ABOUT PEOPLE
|"The less you mess around with people, the better off people are"
(CLINT EASTWOOD (1930) In Maureen Daud, "Go Ahead, Make Them Cry",
New York Times, 26 March 1995
"Peace does not rest in charters and covenants alone. It lies in the heart
and minds of the people"
JOHN F. KENNEDY (1917-1963) United nations Address, New York City
20 September 1963
"All being said, I like only those people who are useful to me,
and only so long as they are useful"
NAPOLEON (1769-1821) Remark to Gen. Gaspard Gourgaud, 1818, The Mind of Napoleon: A Selection from His Written and Spoken Words.15, ed. J. Christopher Herold, 1955
"If we take people only as they are, we make them worse;
If we treat them as though they were what they ought to be,
we steer them in the right direction".
GOETHE: (1749-1832), Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship, 78, 1796.
tr. Hermann J. Weigand, 1949
"In all people I see myself; none more and not one a barely-comless,
And the good or bad I say of myself I say of them".
WALT WHITMAN (1819-1892). "Song of Myself" (20), 1855 Leaves of Grass,1855-1892
"When dealing with people, let us remember we are not dealing with creatures of logic.
We are dealing with creatures of emotion, creatures bristling with prejudices
and motivated by pride and vanity."
DALE CARNEGIE (1888-1955) How to Win Friends and Influence People, rev. ed., 1.1, 1981 (1936)
"The people are to be taken in very small doses".
RALPH WALDO EMERSON (1803-1882) Journal, April 1847
"None of us know all the potentialities that slumber in the spirit of the [people],
or all the ways in which [people] can surprise us when there is the right interplay of events".
VACLAV HAVEL 91936-), Czech President, Disturbing the Peace, 3, 1986, Paul Wilson 1990
"Why should there not be a patient confidence in the ultimate justice of the people?
Is there any better, or equal hope."
ABRAHAM LINCOLN (1809-1865) First Inaugural Address, 4 March 1861
"The people are the very substance, the living and free substance of the body politic.
The people are above the State, the people are not for the State, the State is for the people."
JACQUES MARITAIN (1882-1973) Man and the State, 1.6, 1951
"As to the people, they have no understanding, and only repeat what
their rulers are pleased to tell them".
PLATO (427?-347 B.C.) Protagoras, 317 Benjamin Jowett, 1894
"The human animal cannot be trusted for anything good except en masse. The combined thought and action of the whole people of any race, creed and nationality, will always point to the right direction."
HARRY S. TRUMAN (1884-1972) Diary, 22 May 1945In William Hillaman, Mr. President 3.2, 1952
(Source: QUOTATIONARY by Leonard Roy Frank)
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