People Quotes

Quotes about people

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  • A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky, dangerous animals, and you know it.
    o Agent K in the film Men in Black

  • Show me a man or a woman alone and I’ll show you a saint. Give me two and they’ll fall in love. Give me three and they’ll invent the charming thing we call ‘society’. Give me four and they’ll build a pyramid. Give me five and they’ll make one an outcast. Give me six and they’ll reinvent prejudice. Give me seven and in seven years they’ll reinvent warfare. Man may have been made in the image of God, but human society was made in the image of His opposite number, and is always trying to get back home.
    o Glen Bateman, The Stand (C&U), 3rd paragraph of Chapter 42, by Stephen King

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  • Ordinary people are as common as grass, but good people are dearer than the eye.
    o Anonymous
  • I love mankind; it’s people I can’t stand.
    o Linus Van Pelt in Peanuts by Charles Schulz

  • We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.
    o Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

  • Our awareness is all that is alive and maybe sacred in any of us. Everything else about us is dead machinery.
    o Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

  • A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved.
    o Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

  • Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the former.
    o Albert Einstein

  • The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.
    o Albert Einstein

  • A human being is a part of a whole, called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest… a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
    o Albert Einstein

  • There can be hope only for a society which acts as one big family, not as many separate ones.
    o Anwar Sadat

  • Maybe in order to understand mankind, we have to look at the word itself: ‘Mankind’. Basically, it’s made up of two separate words: ‘mank’ and ‘ind’. What do these words mean? It’s a mystery, and that’s why so is mankind.
    o Jack Handy

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