Quotes on People

Robert Benchly

"The surest way to make a monkey out of a man is to quote him."

Jean Cocteau

"I believe in luck: how else can you explain the success of those you don't like."

Robert Conklin

"Unsuccessful people let the limitations of their environment affect their thinking. Successful people let their thinking affect the limitations of their environment."

Rodney Dangerfield

"The only normal people are the ones you don't know too well."

"People seldom live up to their baby pictures."

John Dryden

"Beware of the fury of the patient man."

Sam Ewing

"Smart people speak from experience - smarter people, from experience, don't speak."

"One nice thing about egotists is that they don't talk about other people."

"We used to call it "grouchy". Now it's an "attitude"."

"Some people are much like blisters-they don't show up until the work is done."

"If ignorance is bliss, why aren't more people happier?"

"Parents who wonder where the younger generation is going should remember where it came from."

"When you get too big for your britches, your hat won't fit either."

Paul Fix

"The only reason some people get lost in thought is because it's unfamiliar territory."

Donald R. Gannon

"Where facts are few, experts are many."

Sacha Guitry

"You can pretend to be serious; you can't pretend to be witty."

Lucille S. Harper

"The nice thing about egotists is that they don't talk about other people."

Sydney J. Harris

"A cynic is not merely one who reads bitter lessons from the past; he is one who is prematurely disappointed in the future."

"An idealist believes the short run doesn't count. A cynic believes the long run doesn't matter. A realist believes that what is done or left undone in the short run determines the long run."

Jascha Heifetz

"No matter what side of the argument you are on, you always find people on your side that you wish were on the other."

Kim Hubbard

"A good listener is usually thinking about something else."

Aldous Huxley

"Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted."

Lyndon B. Johnson

"If two men agree on everything, you may be sure that one of them is doing the thinking."

Timothy Leary

"Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition."

Arthur Miller

"Everyone likes a kidder, but nobody lends him money."

Alfred E. Neuman

"Most people don't act stupid: it's the real thing."

Ronald Reagan

"You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jellybeans."

Leo Rosten

"He's the type who will cut your throat behind your back."

Ken Saro-Wiwa

"Physicists and astronomers see their own implications in the world being round, but to me it means that only one-third of the world is asleep at any given time and the other two-thirds is up to something."

Homer Simpson

"Weaseling out of things is what separates man from the animals -- well, except for the weasel."

Adlai Stevenson

"Some people approach every problem with an open mouth."

Shirley Temple

"I stopped believing in Santa Claus when my mother took me to see him in a department store, and he asked for my autograph."

James Thurber

"You can fool too many of the people too much of the time."

Mark Twain

"Denial ain't just a river in Egypt."

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

"Well-behaved women rarely make history."

Jane Wagner

"Delusions of grandeur make me feel a lot better about myself."

Charlotte Whitton

"Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult."

Oscar Wilde

"It is absurd to divide people into good or bad. People are either charming or tedious."

"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go."

"Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow."