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People with bad consciences always fear the judgment of children. ...
by Mary McCarthy

People with bad consciences always fear the judgment of children.
- Mary McCarthy

I am putting real plums into an imaginary cake.
- Mary McCarthy

The immense popularity of American movies abroad demonstrates
that Europe is the unfinished negative of which America is the proof.
- Mary McCarthy

I'm afraid I'm not sufficiently inhibited about the
things that other women are inhibited about for me.
They feel that you've given away trade secrets.
- Mary McCarthy

 

Is it really so difficult to tell a good action from
a bad one? I think one usually knows right away or a moment afterward,
in a horrid flash of regret.
- Mary McCarthy

We are the hero of our own story.
- Mary McCarthy

In science, all facts, no matter how trivial or banal,
enjoy democratic equality.
- Mary McCarthy

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In politics, it seems, retreat is honorable if dictated
by military considerations and shameful if even suggested for ethical reasons.
- Mary McCarthy

Every word she writes is a lie, including and and the.
- Mary McCarthy

Europe is the unfinished negative of which America is the proof.
- Mary McCarthy

Every age has a keyhole to which its eye is pasted.
- Mary McCarthy

Bureaucracy, the rule of no one, has become the modern form of despotism.
- Mary McCarthy

When an American heiress wants to buy a man,
she at once crosses the Atlantic.
The only really materialistic people I have ever met have been Europeans.
- Mary McCarthy

I suppose everyone continues to be interested in the quest for the self,
but what you feel when you're older,
I think,
is that you really must make the self.
- Mary McCarthy

Liberty, as it is conceived by current opinion,
has nothing inherent about it; it is a sort of gift
or trust bestowed on the individual by the state pending good behavior.
- Mary McCarthy

The theater is the only branch of art much cared for by people of wealth;
like canasta,
it does away with the brother of talk after dinner.
- Mary McCarthy

If someone tells you he is going to make a "realistic decision,"
you immediately understand that he has resolved to do something bad.
- Mary McCarthy

We all live in suspense from day to day;
in other words,
you are the hero of your own story.
- Mary McCarthy

Being abroad makes you conscious of the whole imitative side of human behavior.
The ape in man.
- Mary McCarthy

The suspense of a novel is not only in the reader,
but in the novelist, who is intensely curious about
what will happen to the hero.
- Mary McCarthy

Life for the European is a career; for the American it is a hazard.
- Mary McCarthy

You musn't force sex to do the work of love or love to do the work of sex.
- Mary McCarthy

In violence, we forget who we are.
- Mary McCarthy

Labor is work that leaves no trace behind it when it is finished,
or if it does, as in the case of the tilled field,
this product of human activity requires still more labor,
incessant, tireless labor, to maintain its identity as a "work" of man.
- Mary McCarthy

The American character looks always as if it had just
had a rather bad haircut,
which gives it, in our eyes at any rate,
a greater humanity than the European,
which even among its beggars has an all too professional air.
- Mary McCarthy

The labor of keeping house is labor in its most naked state,
for labor is toil that never finishes,
toil that has to be begun again the moment it is completed,
toil that is destroyed and consumed by the life process.
- Mary McCarthy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

People understand me so poorly that they don't even understand
my complaint about them not understanding me.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Real love is accepting other people the way they are
without trying to change them.
- don Miguel Ruiz

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; ...
Forgive them anyway.
- Kent Keith
(often attributed to Mother Teresa, who kept a copy
on the wall of her orphanage)

Some people dream of success
while others wake up and work hard at it.
- Anonymous

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

What people say, what people do,
and what they say they do
are entirely different things.
- Margaret Mead

The most successful people in life
are generally those who have the best information.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Worthless people live only to eat and drink;
people of worth eat and drink only to live.
- Socrates

The wicked leader is he who the people despise.
The good leader is he who the people revere.
The great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

Mind what people do, not only what they say,
for deeds will betray a lie.
- Terry Goodkind

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

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work,
so most people don't recognize them.
- Ann Landers

It is better to displease the people
by doing what you know is right.
- William J. H. Boetcker

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

Great people are those who make others feel
that they, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves,
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.
- Marianne Williamson

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

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,
committed people can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead

The meeting of two personalities is
like the contact of two chemical substances:
if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
- Carl Jung

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.

That you may retain your self-respect, it is better
to displease the people by doing what you know is right,
than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
- William J. H. Boetcker

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize
how close they were to success when they gave up.
- Thomas Edison


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