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If a million people say a foolish thing,
by Anatole France

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

Related topics: Wisdom Values Think

To accomplish great things,
we must not only act, but also dream;
not only plan, but also believe.
- Anatole France

The whole art of teaching is only the art
of awakening the natural curiosity
of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
- Anatole France

The greatest virtue of man is perhaps curiosity.
- Anatole France

 

It is only the poor who pay cash,
and that not from virtue,
but because they are refused credit.
- Anatole France

Mr. President, I'm not saying we wouldn't get our hair mussed.
But I do say no more than ten to twenty million killed, tops.
Uh, depending on the breaks.
- the movie Dr. Strangelove

Trees go wandering forth in all directions with every wind,
going and coming like ourselves,
traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day,
and through space heaven knows how fast and far!
- John Muir

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To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

Some people come into our lives and quickly go.
Some people stay for awhile,
and move our souls to dance.
They awaken us to a new understanding,
leave footprints on our hearts,
and we are never, ever the same.
- Flavia Weedn

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't live your life to please other people.
- Oprah Winfrey

When people get caught up with that which is right
and they are willing to sacrifice for it,
there is no stopping point short of victory.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

People that seem so glorious are all show;
underneath they are like everyone else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Whenever you're in conflict with someone,
there is one factor that can make the difference
between damaging your relationship and deepening it.
That factor is attitude.
- William James

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

You can't stop the music, nobody can stop the music.
- Village People

When dealing with people, remember you are
not dealing with creatures of logic,
but creatures of emotion.
- Dale Carnegie

A common denominator of all religions is that
they have the power to bring out the best and the worst in people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The enlightened give thanks
for what most people take for granted.
- Michael Beckwith

Knowing your own darkness is the best method
for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
- Carl Jung

If you look for the bad in people
expecting to find it, you surely will.
- Abraham Lincoln

People rarely succeed unless they
have fun in what they are doing.
- Dale Carnegie

Small is the number of people who
see with their eyes
and think with their minds.
- Albert Einstein

People seem not to see that
their opinion of the world
is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I distrust those people who know so well
what God wants them to do,
because I notice it always coincides
with their own desires.
- Susan B. Anthony

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.
- The Buddha

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

You don't lead by hitting people over the head -
that's assault, not leadership.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The way to happiness is what I call Zero-Based Gratitude.
Each day be happy and grateful for what you have,
independent of yesterday and of other people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

I can't understand why people
are frightened by new ideas.
I'm frightened of old ones.
- John Cage

Simply put, you believe that things
or people make you unhappy,
but this is not accurate.
You make yourself unhappy.
- Wayne Dyer

The great pleasure in life is doing
what people say you cannot do.
- Walter Bagehot

You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture.
Just get people to stop reading them.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

People are just as happy
as they make up their minds to be.
- Abraham Lincoln

I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles;
but today it means getting along with people.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

By not caring too much about what people think,
I'm able to think for myself
and propagate ideas which are very often unpopular.
And I succeed.
- Albert Ellis

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

Most of the important things in the world
have been accomplished by people
who have kept on trying
when there seemed to be no hope at all.
- Dale Carnegie

There are three classes of people:
those who see,
those who see when they are shown,
those who do not see.
- Leonardo da Vinci

It had long since come to my attention
that people of accomplishment
rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Envy comes from people's ignorance of,
or lack of belief in, their own gifts.
- Jean Vanier

Go to the people
Live among them
Learn from them
Love them
Serve them
Plan with them
Start with what they know
Build on what they have.
- Jimmy Yen (Y. C. James Yen)

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression
and cruelty by the bad people
but the silence over that by the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

People do not seem to realize that
their opinion of the world
is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Many people allow their need
for other people's approval to control their lives.
They spend their lives worrying about what others think of them.
- Rick Warren

Don't try to manage people;
You manage things; You lead people.
- Grace Hopper

"Go to the people and live among them
in order to know them and learn from them.
- Jimmy Yen

Motivation is the art of getting people to do
what you want them to do because they want to do it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

People are not lazy.
They simply have impotent goals -
that is, goals that do not inspire them.
- Tony Robbins

To lead people walk behind them.
- Lao Tzu

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything,
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

People love chopping wood.
In this activity one immediately sees results.
- Albert Einstein

Most people give up just when
they're about to achieve success.
They quit on the one yard line.
They give up at the last minute of the game,
one foot from a winning touch down.
- Ross Perot

You can have anything you want in life if you
just help enough other people get what they want.
- Zig Ziglar

I look to a day when people will not be judged
by the color of their skin,
but by the content of their character.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

People are not disturbed by things,
but by the view they take of them.
- Epictetus

In matters of truth and justice,
there is no difference between large and small problems,
for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.
- Albert Einstein

Success seems to be connected with action.
Successful people keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

What people believe prevails over the truth.
- Sophocles

Be a yardstick of quality.
Some people aren't used to an environment
where excellence is expected.
- Steve Jobs


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