Nothing is perfect. Life is messy. Relationships are complex. Outcomes are uncertain. People are irrational.
If you have a secret, people will sit a little bit closer.
What makes me happy is the appreciation of people around me.
You take people as far as they will go, not as far as you would like them to go.
Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit.
Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom.
Successful people are simply those with successful habits.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.
People change, they grow.
People do not lack strength; they lack will.
Some people dream of success, while other people get up every morning and make it happen.
Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world.
A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.
Show respect to all people, but grovel to none.
I think time management as a label encourages people to view each 24-hour period as a slot in which they should pack as much as possible.
I found there was only one way to look thin: hang out with fat people.
Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
Wasting time is something that people do or feel all over the world, not just in Italy.
My approach is that you have to earn the respect of people you work with.
It is very hard to explain to people who have never known serious depression or anxiety the sheer continuous intensity of it. There is no off switch.
Choose people who lift you up.
The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.
Success is not greedy, as people think, but insignificant. That is why it satisfies nobody.
If you have some respect for people as they are, you can be more effective in helping them to become better than they are.
Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little. It is plain than an ignorant person thinks everything he does know important, and he tells it to everybody. But a well-educated man is not so ready to display his learning; he would have too much to say, and he sees that there is much more to be said, so he holds his peace.
People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.
People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest. It was a scandal that a breed of fearless and sinister people ran around freely, so they attached a nickname and a myth to these people to get even with them, to make up for the many times they had felt afraid.
The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.
All creative people want to do the unexpected.
Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.
Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half.
People who make history know nothing about history. You can see that in the sort of history they make.
We sometimes encounter people, even perfect strangers, who begin to interest us at first sight, somehow suddenly, all at once, before a word has been spoken.
Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.
Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to the praise that deceives them.
I believe that Gandhi was correct. Non-violent civil disobedience is the only way to bring about change that allows people to enjoy the change and not get killed in the process.
As long as people will accept crap, it will be financially profitable to dispense it.
I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it.
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
Ninety percent of leadership is the ability to communicate something people want.
There are only two kinds of men: the righteous who think they are sinners and the sinners who think they are righteous.
Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so.
Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
History is formed by the people, those who have power and those without power. Each one of us makes history.
Curious people are interesting people; I wonder why that is.
People are incorrigibly themselves.
The great people I've met always have time for the niceties.
Never underestimate people. They do desire the cut of truth.
People first, then money, then things.
People are incredible creatures of habit.
A people must have dignity and identity.
People love stories. They need stories.
People who know, know. The others, it really doesn't matter.
Give light, and people will find the way.
People are beautiful wrecks.
Good people can disagree.
People learn more if they're learning in directly engaging ways.
Not enough people in this world are happy.
People know when you're frontin'.
Different people work different ways.
Mean people are no fun.
I am sick to death of cleverness. Everybody is clever nowadays.
I am sick to death of cleverness. Everybody is clever nowadays. You can’t go anywhere without meeting clever people. The thing has become an absolute public nuisance. I wish to goodness we had a few fools left.
I learned that every mortal will taste death. But only some will taste life.
People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.
In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.
Let the people think they govern and they will be governed.
People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.
I discourage passive skepticism, which is the armchair variety where people sit back and criticize without ever subjecting their theories or themselves to real field testing.
People of little understanding are most apt to be angry when their sense is called into question.
The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.
Music is powerful. As people listen to it, they can be affected. They respond.
Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong.
It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.
All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume.
Astronauts are like these mythic legends, but really, they are just regular people, people who wear chinos.
Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.
Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.
To understand the true quality of people, you must look into their minds, and examine their pursuits and aversions.
There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.
People will clap to be nice. They will not laugh to be nice.
All I can do is try to create my own brand and have people appreciate me for that.
It is not good to see people who have been pretending strength all their lives lose it even for a minute.
Never trust anyone completely but God. Love people, but put your full trust only in God.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people.
More people should apologize, and more people should accept apologies when sincerely made.
Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.
The one thing people are the most liberal with, is their advice.
People need hard times and oppression to develop psychic muscles.
Proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves.
People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things.
People with goals succeed because they know where they're going.
People with goals succeed because they know where they are going. It's as simple as that.
There are many people making a difference. I mean, Dr. King never held an office. Gandhi never held an office. There are people who are archetypes in our society who have never held office and made a difference.
A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.
Fashion is about dreaming and making other people dream.
People want security in this insecure world.
You know you must be doing something right if old people like you.
Build something 100 people love, not something 1 million people kind of like.
The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.
When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people.