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Giovanni Boccaccio Quotes and Sayings

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People tend to believe the bad rather than the good.
- Giovanni Boccaccio

While farmers generally allow one rooster for ten hens,
ten men are scarcely sufficient to service one woman.
- Giovanni Boccaccio

Human it is to have compassion on the unhappy.
- Giovanni Boccaccio

Do as we say, and not as we do.
- Giovanni Boccaccio

 

Heaven would indeed be heaven if lovers were there
permitted as much enjoyment as they had experienced on earth.
- Giovanni Boccaccio

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

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 PHOTO

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

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 PHOTO

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

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 PHOTO

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

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

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.

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 PHOTO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 PHOTO

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

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

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

A hero may or may not lead other people,
but all heroes lead themselves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can't base your life on other people's expectations.
- Stevie Wonder

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

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

We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic.
Different people, different beliefs,
different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.
- Jimmy Carter

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

Opportunity is missed by most people
because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
- Thomas Edison

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

Successful people ask better questions,
and as a result, they get better answers.
- Tony Robbins

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)

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

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.

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

To lead people walk behind them.
- Lao Tzu

The most common way people give up their power
is by thinking they don't have any.
- Alice Walker

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

If only the people who worry about their liabilities
would think about the riches they do possess,
they would stop worrying.
- Dale Carnegie

A leader is best when people barely know he exists;
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say: we did it ourselves.
- Lao Tzu

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)

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

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

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

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

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

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you,
whose presence calls forth your best.
- Epictetus

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

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

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

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

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

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

Too many people overvalue what they are not,
and undervalue what they are.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

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

A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
- Joseph Joubert

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

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

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

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

People grow through experience
if they meet life honestly and courageously.
This is how character is built.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

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

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

Tough times never last but tough people do.
- Robert H. Schuller

It is only in adventure that some people
succeed in knowing themselves -
in finding themselves.
- Andre Gide

Forgiveness of all people and all acts -
is a sure path to happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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