Quotes about people

Alexander Pope
Alexander Pope
English poet, translator, and satirist of the Augustan period
Every man has just as much vanity as he wants understanding.
John Adams
John Adams
American statesman, attorney, diplomat, writer, and Founding Father
Human passions unbridled by morality and religion...would break the stronges cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net.
Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
Australian actor
I love New York ... I think it's the best city in the world. As far as cities go, everything's there. I think it's so vibrant. I love the people, I think they're honest, in your face. If they don't like you, they'll say, 'Get out of my way,' if they like you they'll slap you on the back and support you. It's a very intoxicating environment to be in.
Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey
American talk show host, television producer, actress, author, and philanthropist
Most people when they're walking are thinking about where they have to go and what they have to do. But that removes us from happiness.
David Hume
David Hume
Scottish Enlightenment philosopher, historian, economist, librarian and essayist
Human happiness seems to consist in three ingredients; action, pleasure and indolence. And though these ingredients ought to be mixed in different proportions, according to the disposition of the person, yet no one ingredient can be entirely wanting without destroying in some measure the relish of the whole composition.
Ludwig von Mises
Ludwig von Mises
Austrian School economist, historian, logician, and sociologist
If we live our lives as a gift it is possible to reach a blissful state of eternal happiness. It is those who live their life with a sense of entitlement that undermine peace , freedom and liberty. Know that every breath is a miracle and every moment a blessing and you will achieve your dreams. Planning other people's actions means to prevent them from planning for themselves, means to deprive them of their essentially human quality, means enslaving them.
Gil Scott-Heron
Gil Scott-Heron
American soul and jazz poet
I would say if you are familiar with our history and the history of our art and literature that you see a clear cut pattern of people wanting to contribute, not only artistically, but in some practical purpose, for the benefits of the community.
Ben Okri
Ben Okri
Nigerian poet and novelist
There ought to be three traditions in the art of humanity: the realistic, the visionary and the wild.
Max De Pree
Max De Pree
American businessman and writer
In addition to all of the ratios and goals and parameters and bottom lines, it is fundamental that leaders endorse a concept of persons. This begins with an understanding of the diversity of people's gifts and talents and skills. Recognizing diversity gives us the chance to provide meaning, fulfillment and purpose, which are not to be relegated solely to private life any more than such things as love, beauty and joy. The art of leadership lies in polishing and liberating and enabling those gifts.
Henry Fairfield Osborn
Henry Fairfield Osborn
American paleontologist, geologist and eugenics advocate
The all-round liberally educated man, from Palaeolithic times to the time when the earth shall become a cold cinder, will always be the same, namely, the man who follows his standards of truth and beauty, who employs his learning and observation, his reason, his expression, for purposes of production, that is, to add something of his own to the stock of the world's ideas.
Yves Saint Laurent
Yves Saint Laurent
French fashion designer
I'm not deceived by people, because I don't pay attention to people.
Carmen Dell'Orefice
Carmen Dell'Orefice
American supermodel and actress
Fashion matters to the degree that it is, for the sighted person, the first language we speak to each other. We are... "judge" is a very harsh word, but we're taking in and we're evaluating. Who is this person? What do I have in common? Do I respect them? All of that is that unspoken visual impact.
Gianni Versace
Gianni Versace
Italian fashion designer, socialite and businessman
In those days, when I was a little kid, I met the truer more authentic people of my life. The men were so pure, strong, honest, and faithful unto death - with an incredible sense of respect for a boss.
David Crosby
David Crosby
American singer-songwriter and musician
There are a lot of people who look great but can't sing.
Christian Dior
Christian Dior
French fashion designer, best known as the founder of one of the world's top fashion houses Christian Dior SE
All I required to be happy was friendship and people I could admire.
John Adams
John Adams
American statesman, attorney, diplomat, writer, and Founding Father
Human nature itself is evermore an advocate for liberty. There is also in human nature a resentment of injury, and indignation against wrong. A love of truth and a veneration of virtue. These amiable passions, are the "latent spark" . . . If the people are capable of understanding, seeing and feeling the differences between true and false, right and wrong, virtue and vice, to what better principle can the friends of mankind apply than to the sense of this difference?
Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey
American talk show host, television producer, actress, author, and philanthropist
People believe marriage will make us better.
Carmen Dell'Orefice
Carmen Dell'Orefice
American supermodel and actress
We are oceans apart. My mother had a very difficult life.
Gianni Versace
Gianni Versace
Italian fashion designer, socialite and businessman
In the past, people were born royal. Nowadays, royalty comes from what you do.