Quotation Explorer - 'Persons'

Do definite good; first of all to yourself, then to definite persons. - John Lancaster Spalding
Doubt is to certainty as neurosis is to psychosis. The neurotic is in doubt and has fears about persons and things; the psychotic has convictions and makes claims about them. In short, the neurotic has problems, the psychotic has solutions. - Thomas Szasz
A persons character is shown through their actions in life NOT where they sit on Sunday. - Navonne Johns
The re-establishment of an ecological balance depends on the ability of society to counteract the progressive materialization of values. The ecological balance cannot be re-established unless we recognize again that only persons have ends and only persons can work towards them. - Ivan Illich
Abortion is advocated only by persons who have themselves been born. - Ronald Reagan
I have seen many educated persons splitting garbage over roads and many uneducated persons cleaning it. - Rumman Bin Sadiq
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
Men may spurn our appeals, reject our message, oppose our arguments, despise our persons, but they are helpless against our prayers. - J. Sidlow Baxter
A celebrity is one who is known to many persons he is glad he doesn't know. - H. L. Mencken
Why were drunks, almost always, persons of talent, personality, lovable qualities, gifts, brains, assets of all kinds (else why would anyone care?); why were so many brilliant men alcoholic? - Charles Jackson
History shows us that people often make mistakes, they give wrong decisions, they vote for the wrong persons! And history also shows us that in the end they pay a heavy price for it! - Mehmet Murat ildan
The best government rests on the people, and not on the few, on persons and not on property, on the free development of public opinion and not on authority.
All formal dogmatic religions are fallacious and must never be accepted by self-respecting persons as final. - Hypatia of Alexandria
The real test for your ethics, is with you deal with bad persons, ethics coms normally with deal with the honest type. - علي الماجد
We experience ourselves our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. - Albert Einstein
Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other's little failings. - Jean de La Bruyère
The best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one's self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily; and why older persons, especially if vain or important, cannot learn at all. - Thomas Szasz
Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is in an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob, and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe. - Frederick Douglass
Fantasy or fiction is just a persons secret life. A world they want to be in. The only diffrence between them and you, is that they wrote it down in detail, printed it and shared it with the world. - Mariana Hak
To safeguard democracy the people must have a keen sense of independence, self-respect and their oneness, and should insist upon choosing as their representatives only such persons as are good and true. - Mahatma Gandhi
It's a persons ego that leads them away. So I should say, let your mind be open to those things that affects your ego. Learn how to accept your mistakes and learn how to understand mistakes of others. - Jayson Engay
Don't search for people, the right persons will come to you at the right time - Akshay Vijayan
Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe. - Frederick Douglass
Persons appear to us according to the light we throw upon them from our own minds. -, author (1867-1957) - Laura Ingalls Wilder
Philosophy is the toil which can never tire persons engaged in it. All ways are strewn with roses, and the farther you go, the more enchanting objects appear before you and invite you on. - Mary Wortley Montagu
Water and grace flow to persons and places that are lower. - Radhe Maa
In the United States, doing good has come to be, like patriotism, a favorite device of persons with something to sell. - H. L. Mencken
People are of two types of breed. One who is known for their good deeds & such folks’ need is very high as they care; other who is known for their greed & such persons grow like weed everywhere. - Anuj Somany
Nothing is so much calculated to lead people to forsake sin as to take them by the hand and to watch over them in tenderness. When persons manifest the least kindness and love to me, O what pow'r it has over my mind. - Joseph Smith Jr.
Many of us persons of the tinted persuasion care about human rights and artistic freedom too. - Salman Rushdie
Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished. - Jeremy Bentham
A legal or religious ceremony by which two persons of the opposite sex solemnly agree to harass and spy on each other... until death do them join. - Elbert Hubbard
Persons desiring to know what love is might benefit more if they were able to understand what love is not. - Floyd Henderson
The things said most confidently by advanced persons to crowded audiences are generally those opposite to the fact; it is actually our truisms that are untrue. - G.K. Chesterton
Yeshua was a feminist. A feminist is a person who is in favor of, and promotes, the equality of women with men, who advocates and practices treating women primarily as human persons (as men are so treated) and willingly contravenes social customs in so acting. - Leonard Swidler
Professionalism shouldn't be defined by a persons paycheck, role or title. It should be defined by a persons work ethic - Janna Cachola
A great Country is not the Country with a great population,but a Country with a great number of persons that believe in entrepreneurship. - Auliq-Ice
The nearer persons come to each other, the greater is the room and the more are the occasions for courtesy; but just in proportion to their approach the gentleness of most men diminishes. - George MacDonald
The world can't get worse than this. Only more persons will become aware of the dust that works as rust in the most people's mind as the time passes and internet usage proliferates. - Anuj Somany
At the end of your lives you will not be judged by academic successes, the degrees or diplomas earned, the positions held, the material wealth acquired, or power and prestige, but rather on the basis of what you have become as persons and what you are in conduct and character. - Howard W. Hunter
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 the government to the utmost. - Aristotle
They dispute not in order to find or even to seek Truth, but for victory, and to appear the more learned and strenuous upholders of a contrary opinion. Such persons should be avoided by all who have not a good breastplate of patience. - Giordano Bruno
Is psychiatry a medical enterprise concerned with treating diseases, or a humanistic enterprise concerned with helping persons with their personal problems? Psychiatry could be one or the other, but it cannot--despite the pretensions and protestations of psichiatrists--be both. - Thomas Szasz
The wit makes fun of other persons; the satirist makes fun of the world; the humorist makes fun of himself, but in so doing, he identifies himself with people--that is, people everywhere, not for the purpose of taking them apart, but simply revealing their true nature. - James Thurber
If some persons died and others did not die death would indeed be a terrible affliction. - Jean de La Bruyère
A persons limitations are only measured by their drive to succeed - Brian A. Leslie
He who controls the minds of others is a ‘Gnani’ (the enlightened one). Only when your mind is completely under your control, can other’s mind come under your control. How can the other persons mind come under your control when one has disturbances himself. - Dada Bhagwan
WEDDING, n. A ceremony at which two persons undertake to become one, one undertakes to become nothing, and nothing undertakes to become supportable. - Ambrose Bierce
Trees were so rare in that country, and they had to make such a hard fight to grow, that we used to feel anxious about them, and visit them as if they were persons. It must have been the scarcity of detail in that tawny landscape that made detail so precious. - Willa Cather
Don’t ever let your spouse or partner blame an outside person or persons for the ruin of your relationship or their past relationships. If two people are committed to one another then no one can change that. - Shannon L. Alder
Aristotle was famous for knowing everything. He taught that the brain exists merely to cool the blood and is not involved in the process of thinking. This is true only of certain persons. - Will Cuppy
When two persons are together, two of them must no whisper to each other, without letting the third hear; because it would hurt him.
Search yourself with other persons and you will find the right you. - Auliq Ice
Not upholding a persons legal rights is a form of abuse. Unfortunately, USA government abuse of the general public is a normal state of affairs in many areas. - Steven Magee
The deeds you do may be the only sermon some persons will hear today - Francis of Assisi
You can tell the lowest class by their habit of always talking about persons; the next, by the fact that their habit is always to converse about things; the highest, by their preference for the discussion of ideas. - Henry Thomas Buckle
Of every ten persons who talk about you, nine will say something bad, and the tenth will say something good in a bad way. - Antoine de Rivarol
Labels are devices for saving talkative persons the trouble of thinking. - John Morley
A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer. - Robert Frost
UNIVERSALIST, n. One who forgoes the advantage of a Hell for persons of another faith. - Ambrose Bierce
There is some magic in wealth, which can thus make persons pay their court to it, when it does not even benefit themselves. How strange it is, that a fool or knave, with riches, should be treated with more respect by the world, than a good man, or a wise man in poverty! - Ann Radcliffe
The person whose attention is in the ‘pure Soul’ is known as a renowned person. No one in the past had been celebrated as a famous person; they were called renowned persons. To be famous is the result of an ‘above normal’ state. - Dada Bhagwan
Word of the day- kakistocracy. From the Greek meaning government by the worst persons, least qualified or most unprincipled. - Peggy Noonan
Those persons achieves the success who sustains their beliefs among the change of conditions. - Aditya Pandya
There is so much drama in most people’s lives that many persons, more often than not, do not even realize it; and one who is not like them will always have a tough time in going along with the others. - Anuj Somany
People should be always careful of two persons. One who is totally dedicated to his family especially his wife and others who are completely addicted to the women in life. - Anuj Somany
Ineffective leadership, is the plight of followers who anoint power to the autocratic persons who's visions are not founded but are rather arbitrary in their nature. - Wayne Chirisa
The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons. - Aristotle
INTERREGNUM, n. The period during which a monarchical country is governed by a warm spot on the cushion of the throne. The experiment of letting the spot grow cold has commonly been attended by most unhappy results from the zeal of many worthy persons to make it warm again. - Ambrose Bierce
PILLORY, n. A mechanical device for inflicting personal distinction -- prototype of the modern newspaper conducted by persons of austere virtues and blameless lives. - Ambrose Bierce
All persons living and dead are purely coincidental.
Suffering can bend & break us. But it can also break us open to become the persons God intended us to be. It depends on what we do with the pain. If we offer it back to God, He will use it to do great things in us & through us, because suffering is fertile... it an grow new life. - John Green
I like persons better than principles, and I like persons with no principles better than anything else in the world. - Oscar Wilde
Lightning can best be seen in the dark...Bright persons do best in bad circumstances - Erik Tanghe
That is what marriage really means: helping one another to reach the full status of being persons, responsible and autonomous beings who do not run away from life. - Paul Tournier
My choice of Muhammad to lead the list of the world's most influential persons may surprise some readers and may be questioned by others, but he was the only man in history who was supremely successful on both the religious and secular level.
When God laughs at the soul and the soul laughs back at God, the persons of the Trinity are begotten. When the Father laughs at the Son and the Son laughs back at the Father, that laughter gives pleasure, that pleasure gives joy, that joy gives love, and that love is the Holy Spirit. - Meister Eckhart
And there were times where I missed everyone I missed everything and everyone to the bone, I missed younger years where days were easy and everything was so innocently cheesy, I missed myself and my friends and the persons we used to be. - Thoughts And Writings @wnq-writers.com
It is absolutely necessary... for me to have persons that can think for me, as well as execute orders. - George Washington
No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong. - François de La Rochefoucauld
A persons emotions should be the strength, should not be the weakness - Sharath Nazre
Tenderness emerges from the fact that the two persons, longing, as all individuals do, to overcome the separateness and isolation to which we are all heir because we are individuals, can participate in a relationship that, for the moment, is not of two isolated selves but a union - Rollo May
All persons ought to endeavor to follow what is right, and not what is established. - Aristotle
Many persons have the wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. - Helen Keller
Morality is a subject to meddle in the affairs of other persons, guided by our preferences and convenience. - Aditya Ajmera
Now I see the secret of the making of the best persons. It is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth. - Walt Whitman
Thanksgiving Day is a day devoted by persons with inflammatory rheumatism to thanking a loving Father that it is not hydrophobia. - H. L. Mencken
You can never be annoyed by anyone when you are just alone, insults comes from being too familiar even with the most respectful persons. - Michael Bassey Johnson
If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons. - James Thurber
There are persons who always find a hair in their plate or soup for the simple reason that, when they sit down before it, they shake their heads until one falls in. - Christian Friedrich Hebbel
The same current that drifts your boat may sink mine. No two persons walking this earth are the same, not even twins. Keep this in mind when dealing with others. - Peprah Boasiako
The wit makes fun of other persons; the satirist makes fun of the world; the humorist makes fun of himself. - James Thurber
We hate some persons because we do not know them; and we will not know them because we hate them. - Charles Caleb Colton
No two persons ever read the same book. - Edmund Wilson
When old people talk too much in presence of younger persons, they wouldn't know when their value would be diminishing.Talk less especially when a younger person is in your midst, it's a sign of dignity - OMOSOHWOFA CASEY
The secret of happiness is this: Let your interests be as wide as possible, and let your reactions to the things and persons that interest you be as far as possible friendly rather that hostile. - Bertrand Russell
Civilization is built on a number of ultimate principles...respect for human life, the punishment of crimes against property and persons, the equality of all good citizens before the law...or, in a word justice. - Max Nordau
Swans sing before they die— 't were no bad thing Should certain persons die before they sing. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge
There are persons whom in my heart I despise, others I abhor. Yet I am not obliged to inform the one of my contempt, nor the other of my detestation. This kind of dissimulation...is a necessary branch of wisdom, and so far from being immoral...that it is a duty and a virtue. - John Adams
Now and then women should do for themselves what men have already done—occasionally what men have not done—thereby establishing themselves as persons, and perhaps encouraging other women toward greater independence of thought and action. - Amelia Earhart
Most people don't often realize that they actually disclose their lies to the person who is truly wise by showing their likes for either the celebrity or no famous personality; but further bigger surprise is that many persons even don't worry of it or fear of being caught of their true identity. - Anuj Somany
People need appreciation from more persons than they need love from one person. - Amit Kalantri
We want one class of persons to have a liberal education, and we want another class of persons, a very much larger class of necessity in every society, to forgo the privilege of a liberal education and fit themselves to perform specific difficult manual tasks. - Woodrow Wilson
When the government puts its imprimatur on a particular religion it conveys a message of exclusion to all those who do not adhere to the favored beliefs. A government cannot be premised on the belief that all persons are created equal when it asserts that God prefers some. - Harry A. Blackmun
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
Those who are not angry at the things they should be angry at are thought to be fools, and so are those who are not angry in the right way, at the right time, or with the right persons. - Aristotle
Sentiment has never been unpopular except with a few sick persons who are made sicker by the sight of a child, a glimpse of a wedding, or the thought of a happy home. - Oscar Hammerstein II
For there is no respect of persons with God. - Anonymous
No two persons can learn something and experience it in the same way. - Shannon L. Alder
i feel great when i used to speak with persons who believe hope - DINESH DEVIREDDY
Veganism is an act of nonviolent defiance. It is our statement that we reject the notion that animals are things and that we regard sentient nonhumans as moral persons with the fundamental moral right not to be treated as the property or resources of humans. - Gary L. Francione
I would like to spare the time and effort of hack reviewers and, generally, persons who move their lips when reading. - Vladimir Nabokov
Poetry is not for poets, poetry lovers or perceived poetic persons only. Poetry is in yourself, others and everything of nature and man-made.Poetry may not be a solution, yet it can reveal or ease challenges faced.Poetry is capable of affecting any heart. - Gloria D. Gonsalves
Women are at last becoming persons first and wives second, and that is as it should be. - May Sarton
Hundreds of hysterical persons must confuse these phenomena with messages from the beyond and take their glory to the bishop rather than the eye doctor. - James Thurber
The heart becomes warmer when the mild heat of love is coming from two persons. one is in eternal cold and desolation without feeling the friction of love. - Michael Bassey Johnson
I have seen these persons speak unthinkingly, not realizing that to speak is also to be. Word and gesture are man's thought. We should not speak without reason. - Isabel Allende
being genius does not necessarily means knowing it all or having the highest academic qualification but a persons ability to apply wisdom and common sense to common things in a distinctive manner and courageously exhibiting the latent deft to the admiration of the masses - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
It is only by risking our persons from one hour to another that we live at all. - William James
Associate with well-mannered persons and your manners will improve. Run around with decent folk and your own decent instincts will be strengthened. - Stanley Walker
Interpreter: One who enables two persons of different languages to understand each other by repeating to each what it would have been to the interpreter's advantage for the other to have said. - Ambrose Bierce
Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness in another. - Eustace Budgell
To me he seemed one of those persons destined to failure of whom you wonder what purpose it can ever serve that they should have ben born. - W. Somerset Maugham
The instinct of worship is still so strong upon us that, having nearly worn out our capacity for treating kings and such kind of persons as sacred, we are ready to invest a majority of our own selves with the same kind of reverence. - Auberon Herbert
I am one of those unhappy persons who inspire bores to the greatest flights of art.
ABORIGINIES, n. Persons of little worth found cumbering the soil of a newly discovered country. They soon cease to cumber; they fertilize. - Ambrose Bierce
GENEROUS, adj. Originally this word meant noble by birth and was rightly applied to a great multitude of persons. It now means noble by nature and is taking a bit of a rest. - Ambrose Bierce
When two persons are together, two of them must not whisper to each other, without letting the third hear; because it would hurt him - Anonymous
the greatest evil perpetrated is the evil committed by nobodies, that is, by human beings who refuse to be persons - Hannah Arendt
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
That’s love: Two lonely persons keep each other safe and touch each other and talk to each other. - Rainer Maria Rilke
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