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People who are not in love fail to understand how an intelligent man can suffer because of a very ordinary woman. This is like being surprised that anyone should be stricken with cholera because of a creature so insignificant as the comma bacillus.
– Marcel Proust
People who are smart get into Mensa. People who are really smart look around and leave.
– James Randi
People who are too concerned with how well they are doing will be less successful and feel less competent than those who focus on the task itself... Some psychologists call it a conflict between ego-orientation, or between extrinsic and intrinsic motivation... but in all cases, what counts is whether attention is turned away from the task at hand and focused on the self and its future rewards, or whether it is instead trained on the task itself. The latter attitude seems the more fruitful.
– Unknown
People who are tremendously concerned about their identification, their individuality, their self-expression, or their sense of humor, always seem to be missing the very things they pursue.
– Walter Lippmann
People who ask our advice almost never take it. Yet we should never refuse to give it, upon request, for it often helps us to see our own way more clearly.
– Brendan Francis
People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick the boot that kicks them.
– Eric Hoffer
People who cannot invent and reinvent themselves must be content with borrowed postures, secondhand ideas, fitting in instead of standing out.
– Warren Bennis
People who cannot recognize a palpable absurdity are very much in the way of civilization.
– Agnes Repplier
People who comprehend a thing to its very depths rarely stay faithful to it forever. For they have brought its depths into the light of day: and in the depths there is always much that is unpleasant to see.
– Friedrich Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human
People who count their chickens before they are hatched, act very wisely, because chickens run about so absurdly that it is impossible to count them accurately.
– Oscar Wilde, Letter from Paris, dated May 1900
People who don't know how to keep themselves healthy ought to have the decency to get themselves buried, and not waste time about it.
– Henrik Ibsen
People who don’t have a certain thing will tend to see it in one of two ways: as something that they absolutely must have or something that no one should ever have
– Ahmed Korayem
People who drink to drown their sorrow should be told that sorrow knows how to swim.
– Ann Landers
People who follow others' footsteps will never leave their own footsteps.
– Abderrahman Hassi
People who get nostalgic about childhood were obviously never children.
– Bill Watterson
People who go broke in a big way never miss any meals. It is the poor jerk who is shy a half slug who must tighten his belt.
– Robert Heinlein, Excerpt from the notebooks of Lazarus Long, "Time Enough for Love"
People who have given us their complete confidence believe that they have a right to ours. The inference is false, a gift confers no rights.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
People who have no faults are terrible; there is no way to take advantage of them
– Anatole France
People who have no weaknesses are terrible there is no way of taking advantage of them.
– Anatole France
People who have no weaknesses are terrible; there is no way of taking advantage of them.
– Anatole France, The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard
People who have realized that this is a dream imagine that it is easy to wake up, and are angry with those who continue sleeping, not considering that the whole world that environs them does not permit them to wake. Life proceeds as a series of optical illusions, artificial needs and imaginary sensations.
– Alexander Herzen
People who have what they want are fond of telling people who haven't what they want that they really don't want it.
– Ogden Nash
People who imagine themselves to be self-made seldom enjoy examining the process of manufacture in detail.
– Richard Russo
People who insist on telling their dreams are among the terrors of the breakfast table.
– Max Beerbohm
People who keep journals have life twice.
– Jessamyn West

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