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If people did not compliment one another there would be little society. ...
by Marquis De Vauvenargues

If people did not compliment one another there would be little society.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

We should expect the best and the worst of mankind,
as from the weather.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

To possess taste, one must have some soul.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

Wicked people are always surprised to find ability in those that are good.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

 

All grand thoughts come from the heart.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

Vice stirs up war, virtue fights.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

The greatest achievement of the human spirit is to
live up to one's opportunities and make the most of one's resources.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

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The things we know best are the things we haven't been taught.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

You must rouse into people's consciousness their own prudence and strength,
if you want to raise their character.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

The most absurd and reckless aspirations have sometimes
led to extraordinary success.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

Men sometimes feel injured by praise because it assigns a limit to their merit;
few people are modest enough not to take offense that one appreciates them.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

Clarity is the counterbalance of profound thoughts.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

Those who can bear all can dare all.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

Emotions have taught mankind to reason.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

Lazy people are always anxious to be doing something.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

The greatest evil which fortune can inflict on men
is to endow them with small talents and great ambition.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

The art of pleasing is the art of deception.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

You are not born for fame if you don't know the value of time.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

The idle always have a mind to do something.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

The law cannot equalize mankind in spite of nature.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

One promises much, to avoid giving little.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

There is nothing that fear and hope does not permit men to do.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

Everyone is born sincere and die deceivers.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

Our failings sometimes bind us to one another as closely as could virtue itself.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

To achieve great things we must live as though we were never going to die.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed;
if in terms of ten years, plant trees;
if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
- Confucius

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care
for people will hear them and be influenced
by them for good or ill.
- The Buddha

In Iroquois society, leaders are encouraged to
remember seven generations in the past and
consider seven generations in the future
when making decisions that affect the people.
- Wilma Mankiller

Don't ask yourself what the world needs;
ask yourself what makes you come alive.
And then go and do that.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
- Howard Thurman

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.

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.

I must dedicate my life to teaching my people,
for only education would make their lot less bitter,
their latent power more strong.
- Jimmy Yen

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

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

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
Don't be trapped by dogma -
which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of others' opinions
drown out your own inner voice.
And most important, have the courage
to follow your heart and intuition.
They somehow already know what you truly want to become.
Everything else is secondary.
- Steve Jobs

Many people love in themselves what they hate in others.
- E. F. Schumacher

We work with the people not out of pity
but out of respect for their potential for growth and development,
both as individuals and as communities.
- Jimmy Yen

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

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

Don't be trapped by dogma -
which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of other's opinions
drown out your own inner voice.
- Steve Jobs

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

Some people care too much. I think it's called love.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

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

You manage things, you lead people.
- Grace Hopper

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

Conventional people are roused to fury
by departure from convention,
largely because they regard such departure
as a criticism of themselves.
- Bertrand Russell

You can fool all the people some of the time,
and some of the people all the time,
but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
- Abraham Lincoln (sometimes attributed to P. T. Barnum)

Ordinary people seem not to realize
that those who really apply themselves
in the right way to philosophy
are directly and of their own accord
preparing themselves for dying and death.
- Socrates

People generally complain about only two things:
when they have less than yesterday,
and when they have less than their neighbor.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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