If I am worth anything later, I am worth something now. For wheat is wheat, even if people think it is a grass in the beginning.
Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people.
Tell people there's an invisible man in the sky who created the universe, and the vast majority will believe you. Tell them the paint is wet, and they have to touch it to be sure.
I have as much authority as the Pope. I just don't have as many people who believe it.
Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
Sometimes people don't want to hear the truth because they don't want their illusions destroyed.
Most people don't grow up. Most people age. They find parking spaces, honor their credit cards, get married, have children, and call that maturity. What that is, is aging.
If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you.
Some people see things that are and ask, Why? Some people dream of things that never were and ask, Why not? Some people have to go to work and don't have time for all that.
Short + People quotes ⇑Short Quotes
People who try hard to do the right thing always seem mad.
The worst of our faults is our interest in other people's faults.
Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
One of the best ways to influence people is to make them feel important.
Heroes are ordinary people who make themselves extraordinary.
Poor people have big TVs. Rich people have big libraries.
Most people develop mental efficiency as a by-product of their efforts for material success.
Most people imitate others. You should be original, and whatever you do, do well.
Some people try to be tall by cutting off the heads of others.
If people were like rain, I was like drizzle and she was a hurricane.
Life + People quotes ⇑Life Quotes
Don't waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear.
The best index to a person's character is how he treats people who can't do him any good, and how he treats people who can't fight back.
Too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy things they don't want, to impress people that they don't like.
Cutting negative people from my life does not mean I hate them, it simply means I respect me.
Everyone you meet is a part of your journey, but not all of them are meant to stay in your life. Some people are just passing through to bring you gifts; either they're blessings or lessons.
Life is too short to waste your time on people who don't respect, appreciate, and value you.
Despite your best efforts, people are going to be hurt when it's time for them to be hurt.
You're going to come across people in your life who will say all the right words at all the right times. But in the end, it's always their actions you should judge them by. It's actions, not words, that matter
The choices you make now, the people you surround yourself with, they all have the potential to affect your life, even who you are, forever.
All you can do in life is- be who you are. Some people will love you for you. Most will love you for what you can do for them, and some won't like you at all.
Most people live on the surface of life. But it is by deep-sea diving in the ocean of thought that you receive the pearls of knowledge
Always remember people who have helped you along the way, and don't forget to lift someone up.
People aren't born good or bad. Maybe they're born with tendencies either way, but its the way you live your life that matters.
I have no idea what's awaiting me, or what will happen when this all ends. For the moment I know this: there are sick people and they need curing.
So many people enter and leave your life! Hundreds of thousands of people! You have to keep the door open so they can come in! But it also means you have to let them go!
People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
I have spent the best years of my life giving people the lighter pleasures, helping them have a good time, and all I get is abuse, the existence of a hunted man.
People pay for what they do, and still more for what they have allowed themselves to become. And they pay for it very simply; by the lives they lead.
Many people read constantly and yet cannot tell you what they have read. The best way to read a book is to introspect about it. See how it applies to your own life. And learn to discriminate.
Love + People quotes ⇑Love Quotes
You can love someone so much...But you can never love people as much as you can miss them.
If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don't be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning 'Good morning' at total strangers.
If people could see me the way I see myself - if they could live in my memories - would anyone love me?
The people you love are just weapons that will be used against you.
It's just that I learned a while ago that the best way to get people to like you is not to like them too much.
I guess that's just part of loving people: You have to give things up. Sometimes you even have to give them up.
I think it's impossible to really understand somebody, what they want, what they believe, and not love them the way they love themselves.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become... as strong as they can be.
When people appear to be something other than good and decent, it is only because they are reacting to stress, pain, or the deprivation of basic human needs such as security, love, and self-esteem.
It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them.
Humor + People quotes ⇑Humor Quotes
The only reason why we ask other people how their weekend was is so we can tell them about our own weekend.
The intelligence of that creature known as a crowd is the square root of the number of people in it.
The trouble with the world is not that people know too little; it's that they know so many things that just aren't so.
As a general rule...people ask for advice only in order not to follow it; or if they do follow it, in order to have someone to blame for giving it.
People can tell you to keep your mouth shut, but that doesn't stop you from having your own opinion.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
People love the parents who beat their kids in department stores. It's the ones who just let their kids wreak havoc that everybody hates.
It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.
I have found out that there ain't no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.
I like persons better than principles, and I like persons with no principles better than anything else in the world.
"Do you hate people?” “I don't hate them...I just feel better when they're not around."
People have to talk about something just to keep their voice boxes in working order so they'll have good voice boxes in case there's ever anything really meaningful to say.
People, generally, suck.
I may not be a role model, but I most definitely could be motivation for a lot of people in the hoods.
People understand me so poorly that they don't even understand my complaint about them not understanding me.
Wickedness is a myth invented by good people to account for the curious attractiveness of others.
Every year, many, many stupid people graduate from college. And if they can do it, so can you.
People who count their chickens before they are hatched act very wisely because chickens run about so absurdly that it's impossible to count them accurately.
It's my experience that people are a lot more sympathetic if they can see you hurting, and for the millionth time in my life I wish for measles or smallpox or some other easily understood disease just to make it easier on me and also on them.
Funny + People quotes ⇑Funny Quotes
The idea that I can't share my problems with other people makes me not give a shit about their problems.
Some people claim that marriage interferes with romance. There's no doubt about it. Anytime you have a romance, your wife is bound to interfere.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Five percent of the people think; ten percent of the people think they think; and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think.
People who want to marry should first have to learn to control their emotions. Two people placed together in the arena of marriage without this training battle worse than opponents in a World War! Wars, at least, come to an end after a time
I hate people who are not serious about meals. It is so shallow of them.
It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances. The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible
Inspirational + People quotes ⇑Inspirational Quotes
Be always with people who inspire you; surround yourself with people who lift you up
You can't live your life for other people. You've got to do what's right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.
A good leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader, a great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves.
Good people see the good and bring out the best in other people.
When people walk away from you, let them go. Your destiny is never tied to anyone who leaves you, and it doesn't mean they are bad people. It just means that their part in your story is over.
Sometimes people put up walls, not to keep others out, but to see who cares enough to break them down.
Somewhere along the way in your life, the world and its people will have a problem with you. That's their problem. Not yours.
It doesn't matter how many people you meet in your life; you just need the real ones who accept you for who you are and help you become who you should be.
So don't you worry your pretty little mind because people throw rocks at things that shine
People sometimes attribute my success to my genius; all the genius I know anything about is hard work.
Truth + People quotes ⇑Truth Quotes
People often claim to hunger for truth, but seldom like the taste when it's served up.
No matter what they wish for, no matter how far they go, people can never be anything but themselves. That's all.
Oftentimes. when people are miserable, they will want to make other people miserable, too. But it never helps.
People over forty can seldom be permanently convinced of anything. At eighteen our convictions are hills from which we look; at forty-five they are caves in which we hide.
People that have trust issues only need to look in the mirror. There they will meet the one person that will betray them the most.
It is perfectly monstrous... the way people go about nowadays, saying things against one behind one's back, that are absolutely and entirely true.
But you can't make people listen. They have to come round in their own time, wondering what happened and why the world blew up around them. It can't last.
All people Quotes ⇑
You meet people who forget you. You forget people you meet. But sometimes you meet those people you can't forget. Those are your friends
Society does not go down because of the activities of criminals, But because of the inactivities of the good people.
good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws
If you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it, and you will even come to believe it yourself.
Nobody looks like what they really are on the inside. You don't. I don't. People are much more complicated than that. It's true of everybody.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.
Diplomacy is the art of telling people to go to hell in such a way that they ask for directions.
People swallow the bitter pill of evil because it is sugarcoated with immediate pleasure.
Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.
Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.
Most of the evil in this world is done by people with good intentions.
Too many people seem to believe that silence was a void that needed to be filled, even if nothing important was said.
Many people excuse their own faults but judge other persons harshly. We should reverse this attitude by excusing others' shortcomings and by harshly examining our own.
If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.
I learned that everybody is not your friend. You have to watch who you associate with and surround yourself with positive things and people who want to do something positive.
People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own souls
I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it's the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It's probably the most important thing in a person.
Curious that we spend more time congratulating people who have succeeded than encouraging people who have not.
Too many people live their lives acting and pretending, wearing masks, and losing themselves in the process.
When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching -- they are your family.
Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful.
If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher.
The people who test your patience are a blessing.. Without them, you can't practice patience.
Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.
You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.
One of the things that makes me who I am is the loyalty I have to people I hold close to my heart.
We've spent so much time judging what other people created, that we've created very, very little of our own.
People speak sometimes about the "bestial" cruelty of man, but that is terribly unjust and offensive to beasts, no animal could ever be so cruel as a man, so artfully, so artistically cruel.
Many people think excitement is happiness.... But when you are excited you are not peaceful. True happiness is based on peace.
Sometimes one feels freer speaking to a stranger than to people one knows... Probably because a stranger sees us the way we are, not as he wishes to think we are.
If you're in trouble, or hurt or need - go to the poor people. They're the only ones that'll help - the only ones.
You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.
You are who you are when nobody's watching.
Freedom is not something that anybody can be given. Freedom is something people take, and people are as free as they want to be
Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart
Don't be intimidated by other people's opinions. Only mediocrity is sure of itself, so take risks and do what you really want to do.
People are strange: They are constantly angered by trivial things, but on a major matter like totally wasting their lives, they hardly seem to notice.
And that's the thing about people who mean everything they say. They think everyone else does too.
Despite everything, no one can dictate who you are to other people.
Surround yourself with people whose definition of you is not based on your history, but your destiny.
People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost.
A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.
If you can learn to endure pain, you can survive anything. Some people learn to embrace it- to love it. Some endure it through drowning it in sorrow, or by making themselves forget. Others turn it into anger.
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
It happens to everyone as they grow up. You find out who you are and what you want, and then you realize that people you've known forever don't see things the way you do. So you keep the wonderful memories, but find yourself moving on.
The secret of spiritual success is a hunger that persists... It is an awful condition to be satisfied with one's spiritual attainments... God was and is looking for hungry, thirsty people.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal.
People count with self-satisfaction the number of times they have recited the name of God on their prayer beads, but they keep no beads for reckoning the number of idle words they speak.
Pissing people off doesn't mean you're doing the right things, but doing the right things will almost inevitably piss people off.
In most cases being a good boss means hiring talented people and then getting out of their way.
There are two kinds of people in this world: Those who believe there are two kinds of people in this world and those who are smart enough to know better.
I have a problem with people who take the Constitution loosely and the Bible literally.
People are running, but there is no place in the world to which they can flee to escape themselves. Ultimately, each one must face himself.
Don't be afraid of enemies who attack you. Be afraid of the friends who flatter you.
Anyway, it doesn't matter how much, how often, or how closely you keep an eye on things because you can't control it. Sometimes things and people just go. Just like that.
The greatest changes in history have come when people were able to shake off what others told them to do.
Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone... just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had.
People aren't either wicked or noble. They're like chef's salads, with good things and bad things chopped and mixed together in a vinaigrette of confusion and conflict.
How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and [how] hard it is to undo that work again!
In any country there must be people who have to die. They are the sacrifices any nation has to make to achieve law and order
Throughout history, people with new ideas, who think differently and try to change things, have always been called troublemakers.
People are of two types, they are either your brothers in faith or your equals in humanity.
People come in and out of your life. For a time they are your world; they are everything. And then one day they're not. There's no telling how long you will have them near.
Dead people receive more flowers than the living ones because the regret is stronger than gratitude.
I am not a liberator. Liberators do not exist. The people liberate themselves.
But why should you care what people will say? All you have to do is please yourself.
When a government betrays the people by amassing too much power and becoming tyrannical, the people have no choice but to exercise their original right of self-defense - to fight the government.
It is always assumed by the empty-headed, who chatter about themselves for want of something better, that people who do not discuss their affairs openly must have something to hide.
In the end, people should be judged by their actions, since in the end, it was actions that defined everyone.
The problem with people is they forget that most of the time it's the small things that count.
I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained
We must learn to regard people less in the light of what they do or omit to do, and more in the light of what they suffer.
Hell isn't other people. Hell is yourself.
I hold this to be the highest task of a bond between two people: that each should stand guard over the solitude of the other.
The only reason people do not know much is because they do not care to know. They are incurious. Incuriousity is the oddest and most foolish failing there is.
I never set out to be weird. It was always other people who called me weird.
The worst wounds, the deadliest of them, aren't the ones people see on the outside. They're the ones that make us bleed internally.
By the skillful and sustained use of propaganda, one can make people see even heaven as hell or an extremely wretched life as paradise.
Sometimes people are beautiful. Not in looks. Not in what they say. Just in what they are.
For me, soldiers are all equal. Those black people wore your same uniform, fought on your side, and so you will be in the same jail.
The world is little, people are little, human life is little. There is only one big thing - desire.
You take people, you put them on a journey, you give them peril, you find out who they really are.
there are two types of people in the world: those who prefer to be sad among others, and those who prefer to be sad alone.
Music is everybody's business. It's only the publishers who think people own it
People are stupid. They will believe a lie because they want to believe it's true, or because they are afraid it might be true.
A place is only as good as the people in it.
"What happens when people open their hearts?" "They get better."
How would your life be different if...You stopped making negative judgmental assumptions about people you encounter? Let today be the day...You look for the good in everyone you meet and respect their journey.
People think dreams aren't real just because they aren't made of matter, of particles. Dreams are real. But they are made of viewpoints, of images, of memories and puns and lost hopes.
sometimes the most ordinary things could be made extraordinary, simply by doing them with the right people...
If people refuse to look at you in a new light and they can only see you for what you were, only see you for the mistakes you've made, if they don't realize that you are not your mistakes, then they have to go.
Stop comparing yourself to other people, just choose to be happy and live your own life.
Despite the enormous quantity of books, how few people read! And if one reads profitably, one would realize how much stupid stuff the vulgar herd is content to swallow every day.
Concentration consists in focusing one hundred percent attention upon one thing at a time. All efficient people possess some power of concentration as a byproduct of the vocation or avocation they follow.
To the unenlightened, the drama (of life) often seems chaotic and unjust. But God purposely did not automatically make all people poor or all people millionaires, because if everyone were alike this drama could not go on
Do not selfishly seek anything from others; if you have no expectations, then what can people take from you?
Do not keep company with people unless you are prepared to give them your full attention
Millions of people never analyze themselves. Mentally they are mechanical products of the factory of their environment, preoccupied with breakfast, lunch, and dinner, working and sleeping, and going here and there to be entertained
The sun shines equally on diamond and charcoal, but the former has developed qualities that enable it to reflect the sunlight brilliantly, while the latter is unable to reflect the sunlight. Emulate the diamond in your dealings with people
That's always seemed so ridiculous to me, that people want to be around someone because they're pretty. It's like picking your breakfeast cereals based on color instead of taste.
Respect other people's feelings. It might mean nothing to you, but it could mean everything to them.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
Why do people have to be this lonely? What's the point of it all? Millions of people in this world, all of them yearning, looking to others to satisfy them, yet isolating themselves. Why? Was the earth put here just to nourish human loneliness?
Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong.
The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little unsexy ways, every day.
I wonder if this is how people always get close: They heal each other's wounds; they repair the broken skin.
We cannot expect people to have respect for law and order until we teach respect to those we have entrusted to enforce those laws.
Maybe ever'body in the whole damn world is scared of each other.
The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum
Most of the people living on earth today were not here a hundred years ago. Others were here before us. And we who are now walking the streets of the world will not be here a hundred years hence
Every week I preach justification by faith to my people, because every week they forget it.
The small waves and the big waves all arise from the same ocean. So, when we stand aside spiritually and view every person and every religion impersonally, we shall see that everything is made of God
It is hard to give up the known sense pleasures of the present for unknown pleasures that may arrive in the future. This is the reason why millions of people would rather eat, drink, and try to be merry today than take the trouble to meditate and make an investment for a future of lasting happiness
Deny karma. Too many people misinterpret the meaning of karma, adopting a fatalistic attitude. You do not have to accept karma.
People who marry and divorce time and again never give the seeds of divine love a chance to grow on the soil of faithful commitment
Whatever a great person does, common people imitate. His actions set a standard for the people of the world.
Things changed, people changed, and the world went rolling along right outside the window.
I shiver, thinking how easy it is to be totally wrong about people-to see one tiny part of them and confuse it for the whole, to see the cause and think it's the effect or vice versa
If we as a people realized the greatness from which we came we would be less likely to disrespect ourselves.
Too bad that all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxicabs and cutting hair.
When people say a knight's job is all glory, I laugh and laugh and laugh. Often I can stop laughing before they edge away and talk about soothing drinks.
No one knows for certain how much impact they have on the lives of other people. Oftentimes, we have no clue. Yet we push it just the same.
Even wise people act according to their natures, for all living beings are propelled by their natural tendencies. What will one gain by repression?
Why change? Everyone has his own style. When you have found it, you should stick to it.
The real heroes anyway aren't the people doing things; the real heroes are the people NOTICING things, paying attention.
I don't want people to think that they can attain realization simply by listening to others or by reading books. They must practice what they read and hear.
People are always ruining things for you.
The sun shines equally on a piece of charcoal and a diamond. But the diamond receives and reflects the sun's light, whereas the charcoal does not. Similarly, all people are exposed to the light of God, but not all receive and reflect that light
Many people may doubt that finding God is the purpose of life, but everyone can accept the idea that the purpose of life is to find happiness. I say that God is Happiness. He is Bliss. He is Love. He is Joy that will never go away from your soul
This is my letter to the world That never wrote to me
People also fear death because they have been in this cage of flesh so long that they feel timid about leaving its security. But it is foolish to be afraid. Just think, no more repaired tires on the body vehicle, no more patchwork living
People aren't supposed to look back. I'm certainly not going to do it anymore.
People never notice anything.