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What's important is promising something to the people, not actually keeping those promises. The people have always lived on hope alone.

Author: Hermann Broch (1886-1951)

Profession: Austrian Novelist

If the people are happy, united, wealthy, and powerful, we presume the rest. We conclude that to be good from whence good is derived.

Author: Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

Profession: British Political Writer, Statesman

But we are the people of England; and we have not spoken yet. Smile at us, pay us, pass us. But do not quite forget.

Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

Profession: British Author

There are two types of people. Those we who come into a room and say, ''Well, here I am!'' and those who come in and say, ''Ah, there you are.''

Author: Frederick L. Collins


Only a few human beings should grow to the square mile; they are commonly planted too close.

Author: William T. Davis


The people are to be taken in small doses.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

Only when human sorrows are turned into a toy with glaring colors will baby people become interested -- for a while at least. The people are a very fickle baby that must have new toys every day.

Author: Emma Goldman (1869-1940)

Profession: American Anarchist

No matter where or what, there are makers, takers, and fakers.

Author: Robert Heinlein (1907-1988)

Profession: American Science Fiction Writer

I hate the irreverent rabble and keep them far from me.

Author: Horace

Profession: Italian Poet

Sad people dislike the happy, and the happy the sad; the quick thinking the sedate, and the careless the busy and industrious.

Author: Horace

Profession: Italian Poet

Some people can stay longer in an hour than others can in a week.

Author: William Dean Howells (1837-1920)

Profession: American Novelist, Critic

The person who can be only serious or only cheerful, is but half a man.

Author: Leigh Hunt (1784-1859)

Profession: British Poet, Essayist

We hold the view that the people make the best judgment in the long run.

Author: John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

Profession: Thirty-fifth President of the USA

All the people like us are We, and everyone else is They.

Author: Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)

Profession: British Author of Prose, Verse

A person well satisfied with themselves is seldom satisfied with others, and others, rarely are with them.

Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)

Profession: French Classical Writer