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Persons Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Persons

Please enjoy these Persons Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Every man has his own courage,
and is betrayed because he seeks in himself
the courage of other persons.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons
to promote the good and happiness of one another.
- Eustace Budgell

No persons are more frequently wrong,
than those who will not admit they are wrong.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The difference between the impossible and the possible
lies in a persons determination.
- Tommy Lasorda

 

Many people excuse their own faults
but judge other persons harshly.
We should reverse this attitude
by excusing others' shortcomings
and by harshly examining our own.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Many persons have a wrong idea of
what constitutes true happiness.
It is not attained through self-gratification
but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
- Helen Keller

As we grow as unique persons, we learn to respect
the uniqueness of others.
- Robert H. Schuller

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What most persons consider as virtue,
after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy.
- Voltaire

One merit of poetry few persons will deny:
it says more and in fewer words than prose.
- Voltaire

Swans sing before they die - 'twere no bad thing should
certain persons die before they sing.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Good nature is worth more than knowledge,
more than money, more than honor, to the persons who possess it.
- Henry Ward Beecher

In order to get beyond racism, we must first take account of race.
There is no other way.
And in order to treat some persons equally,
we must treat them differently.
- Harry A. Blackmun

If liberty and equality, as is thought by some,
are chiefly to be found in democracy,
they will be best attained when all persons alike share
in government to the utmost.
- Aristotle

In love, one should simplify, choose persons worthy
of their promises and leave them if they don't keep them.
- Isabelle Adjani

We are not the same persons this year as last;
nor are those we love.
It is a happy chance if we, changing,
continue to love a changed person.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished.
- Jeremy Bentham

I have heard show business characterized as a refuge
for childlike persons in flight from all things harsh and real.
- Carroll O'Connor

I had never been near insane persons before in my life,
and had not the faintest idea of what their actions were like.
- Nellie Bly

Great allowances ought to be made for the petulance
of persons laboring under ill-health.
- Samuel Richardson

And what sort of philosophical doctrine is thi -
that numbers confer unlimited rights,
that they take from some persons all rights over themselves,
and vest these rights in others.
- Auberon Herbert

Real people are places to me as much as persons:
I want to see them,
as I want to see the places I am fond of,
in all weathers and at all times of the year.
- Leonard Alfred George Strong

You must see the persons who are in charge -
persons you can punish or vote for.
- Joschka Fischer

A better educated electorate might change the reason many persons vote.
- Lyn Nofziger

Let me be clear - I want all Louisiana citizens to have choice -
including the elderly and persons with disabilities -
and their families -
who rely on the state for their care.
- Kathleen Blanco

The happiness and peace attained by those satisfied
by the nectar of spiritual tranquillity is not attained
by greedy persons restlessly moving here and there.
- Chanakya

If real churches exist, such persons are not called on to make them.
- John Nelson Darby

All architecture is shelter, all great architecture
is the design of space that contains,
cuddles, exalts, or stimulates the persons in that space.
- Philip Johnson

Unintelligent persons are like weeds that thrive in good ground;
they love to be amused in proportion to the degree
in which they weary themselves.
- Honore de Balzac

A church is a place in which gentlemen who have never
been to heaven brag about it to persons who will never get there.
- H. L. Mencken

The beginning of an acquaintance whether with persons
or things is to get a definite outline of our ignorance.
- George Eliot

Persons famous in the arts partake of the immortality of princes,
and are upon a footing with them.
- Francis I

Since the generality of persons act from impulse,
much more than from principle, men are neither so good
nor so bad as we are apt to think them.
- Augustus Hare

A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
- Desmond Tutu

Time heals griefs and quarrels, for we change and are
no longer the same persons.
Neither the offender nor the offended are any more themselves.
- Blaise Pascal

And in times and places where there was not much persecution,
people could become and continue Christians who neither
were nor professed to be very devoted persons.
- Robert Rainy

Suffering is the substance of life and the root of personality,
for it is only suffering that makes us persons.
- Miguel de Unamuno

The planned sit-down reception is an artificial forum
where one is presented with a limited number of persons
with whom he can hold a conversation.
- Jerzy Kosinski

Remember that the word of God is not sent to particular persons,
as if by name; and do not think you have no part in it,
because you are not named there.
- Adam Clarke

I have always noticed that deeply and truly religious
persons are fond of a joke,
and I am suspicious of those who aren't.
- Alfred North Whitehead

Every beauty which is seen here by persons of perception
resembles more than anything else that celestial source
from which we all are come.
- Michelangelo

I think the eyes are very revealing and can expose
a lot about a persons mood or character.
- Jonathan Shapiro

No law can give power to private persons;
every law transfers power from private persons to government.
- Isabel Paterson

We don't love qualities, we love persons;
sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
- Thomas Mann

Two persons love in one another the future good which
they aid one another to unfold.
- Margaret Fuller

Selfish persons are incapable of loving others,
but they are not capable of loving themselves either.
- Erich Fromm

The jury consist of twelve persons chosen to decide
who has the better lawyer.
- Robert Frost

I would like to spare the time and effort of hack reviewers and,
generally, persons who move their lips when reading.
- Vladimir Nabokov

When we see persons of worth, we should think of equaling them;
when we see persons of a contrary character,
we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.
- Confucius

Some persons do first, think afterward,
and then repent forever.
- Thomas Secker

Avoid inquisitive persons, for they are sure to be gossips,
their ears are open to hear, but they will not keep
what is entrusted to them.
- Horace

If you want to get rich from writing,
write the sort of thing that's read by persons who
move their lips when they're reading to themselves.
- Don Marquis

We will try to create conditions where persons could
come together in a spirit of teamwork,
and exercise to their heart's desire their technological capacity.
- Akio Morita

To oblige persons often costs little and helps much.
- Baltasar Gracian

Allowing our government to kill citizens compromises
the deepest moral values upon which this country was conceived:
the inviolable dignity of human persons.
- Helen Prejean

In my deepest troubles, I frequently would wrench myself
from the persons around me and retire to some secluded
part of our noble forests.
- John James Audubon

When I go to hell, I mean to carry a bribe:
for look you,
good gifts evermore make way for the worst persons.
- John Webster

The worst thing about this war is the chance it gives
these dreadful little persons,
the chance to make themselves important.
- Arthur Wimperis

Some persons have ventured to say that it is only since
Englishmen ceased to believe in the Bible that they
began to discover how beautiful it was.
- Lafcadio Hearn

I like to think of sales as the ability to gracefully persuade,
not manipulate, a person or persons into a win-win situation.
- Bo Bennett

Those persons who suffer from indigestion,
or who become drunk, are utterly ignorant of the true
principles of eating and drinking.
- Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

The greater intellect one has, the more originality one finds in men.
Ordinary persons find no difference between men.
- Blaise Pascal

There are persons who, when they cease to shock us,
cease to interest us.
- F. H. Bradley

A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide
who has the better lawyer.
- Robert Frost

Persons who have been homeless carry within them a
certain philosophy of life which makes them apprehensive about ownership.
- Jerzy Kosinski

In real life, the most practical advice for leaders
is not to treat pawns like pawns,
nor princes like princes, but all persons like persons.
- James MacGregor Burns

Some persons talk simply because they think sound is
more manageable than silence.
- Margaret Halsey

Solitude is better than the society of evil persons.
- Abu Bakr

It frequently happens that two persons,
reasoning right on a mechanical subject,
think alike and invent the same thing without any communication with each other.
- Oliver Evans

It is odd how learned persons fail to see that new
terms and definitions are apt to mean new doubts and litigation.
- Frederick Pollock

In planning an attack, persons have various roles.
- Robert Mueller

One person who has mastered life is better than a thousand
persons who have mastered only the contents of books,
but no one can get anything out of life without God.
- Meister Eckhart


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