Category Humanity / People

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In communism, man oppresses man. In capitalism, it’s the other way around. ~ John Kenneth Galbraith

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All mankind is divided into three classes: those who are immovable, those who are movable; and those who move. ~ Benjamin Franklin

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Every man is as Heaven made him, and sometimes a great deal worse. ~ Miguel de Cervantes

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Man has only those rights he can defend.

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I like pigs better than cats and dogs. Dogs are subservient and look up to man. Cats are aloof and look down on man. A pig, however, will look you in the eye, and see his equal. ~ Winston Churchill

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I am as frustrated with society as a pyromaniac in a petrified forest. ~ A. Whitney Brown

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Why do you think the old stories tell of men who set out on great journeys to impress the gods? Because trying to impress people just isn’t worth the time and effort. ~ Henry Rollins

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All men are born equal, but quite a few eventually get over it. ~ Lord Mancroft

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I have learned that heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences. ~ James Rhinehart

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For tribal man space was the uncontrollable mystery. For technological man it is time that occupies the same role. ~ Marshall Mcluhan

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It may be true that you can’t fool all the people all the time, but you can fool enough of them to rule a large country. ~ Will Durant

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It’s human to make mistakes and some of us are more human than others. ~ Ashleigh Brilliant

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Quiet people have the loudest minds. ~ Stephen Hawking

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It amazes me what humans can do, even when streams are flowing down their faces and they stagger on… ~  Markus Zusak

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I am haunted by humans. ~ Markus Zusak

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She was a woman who, between courses, could be graceful with her elbows on the table. ~ Henry James

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Life is mostly froth and bubble, Two things stand like stone — Kindness in another’s trouble, Courage in your own. ~ Adam L. Gordon

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Removing the straw that broke the camel’s back does not necessarily allow the camel to walk again.

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Man is the best computer we can put aboard a spacecraft…and the only one that can be mass produced with unskilled labor. ~  Werner von Braun

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It would be interesting to find out what goes on in that moment when someone looks at you and draws all sorts of conclusions. ~ Malcolm Gladwell

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The test we must set for ourselves is not to march alone but to march in such a way that others wish to join us. ~ Hubert Humphrey

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No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent. ~ John Donne

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Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. ~ Calvin Coolidge

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I’m just a person trapped inside a woman’s body. ~ Elayne Boosler

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You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving.  ~ Amy Carmichael

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Governments never learn. Only people learn. ~ Milton Friedman

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An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup. ~ H. L. Mencken

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Most of us believe in trying to make other people happy only if they can be happy in ways which we approve. ~ Robert S. Lynd

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That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet. ~ Emily Dickenson

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People change and forget to tell each other. ~ Lillian Hellman

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When government accepts responsibility for people, then people no longer take responsibility for themselves. ~ George Pataki

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I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge–myth is more potent than history–dreams are more powerful than facts–hope always triumphs over experience–laughter is the cure for grief–love is stronger than death. ~ Robert Fulghum

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From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked. ~ Luke 12:48

Why not have “Free Immigration”

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[prior to 1914, almost anyone was allowed to immigrate to the USA at any time]  …Because it is one thing to have free immigration to jobs. It is another thing to have free immigration to welfare. And you cannot have both. If you have a welfare state, if you have a state in which every […]

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I’m convinced that it’s energy and humor. The two of them combined equal charm.~ Judith Krantz

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Society doesn’t have values. People have values. ~ Milton Friedman  

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Don’t let your luggage define your travels, each life unravels differently. ~ Shane Koyczan  

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Equality may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth can ever turn it into a fact. ~ Honore de Balzac

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When I can no longer bear to think of the victims of broken homes, I begin to think of the victims of intact ones. ~ Peter DeVries  

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Sometimes you have to be silent to be heard. ~ Stanislaw J. Lec  

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If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. ~ Dr. Wayne Dyer  

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People who do only what is required of them are, in a sense, slaves. Those who do more are free. ~ Anonymous  

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Some men die in shrapnel Some go down in flames Most men perish inch by inch Playing little games. ~ from “Business Beyond the Box” by John O’Keeffe  

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You have to wonder about humans, they think God is dead and Elvis is alive! ~ Anonymous  

Five Balls (Extract from “Suzanne’s Diary to Nicholas” by James Patterson)

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Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them – Work – Family – Health – Friends – Spirit, and you’re keeping all of these in the air. You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce […]

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No human beings were around during the Ice Age because it was the pre-stork era. ~ Richard Lederer  

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The “kingdom of Heaven” is a condition of the heart–not something that comes “upon the earth” or “after death.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche  

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Society exists for the benefit of its members, not the members for the benefit of society. ~ Herbert Spencer

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85% of the worlds work is done by people who don’t feel very well. ~ Winston Churchill    ++  

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Now is the time for all good men to come to. ~ Walt Kelly