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When people say to me: "How do you do so many things?" I often answer them, without meaning to be cruel: "How to you do so little?" It seems to me that people have vast potential. Most people can do extraordinary things if they have the confidence or take the risks. Yet most people don't. They sit in front of the telly and treat life as if it goes on forever." - Phillip Adams
Whoever sets out to persuade men to accept a new idea, or one which seems to be new, not just as an idea, but as a truth that is felt, should know beforehand that the human mind is not a blank sheet, on which one an write with ease, and should not therefore grieve or despair when he finds that people do not pay attention to him. - Ahad HaAm, pen name, born Asher Zvi Hirsch Ginsberg
If you would know the political and moral condition of a people, ask as to the position of its women. - Louis-Aimé Martin
The sad truth is that excellence makes people nervous. - Shana Alexander, fully Shana Agar Alexander
Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputation... can never effect a reform. -
It is axiomatic that we should all think of ourselves as being more sensitive than other people because, when we are insensitive in our dealings with others, we cannot be aware of it at the time: conscious insensitivity is a self-contradiction. - W. H. Auden, fully Wystan Hugh Auden
The ability to find fault is believed, by some people, to be a sure sign of great wisdom, when, in most cases, it only indicates narrowness of mind and ill nature. - Arthur Aughey
The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do. - Walter Bagehot
A devotion to humanity... is too easily equated with a devotion to a Cause, and Causes, as we know, are notoriously bloodthirsty... Freedom is not something anybody can be given, freedom is something people take. -
Art is the soul of the people. - Romare Bearden, fully Romate Howard Bearden
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