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We the people … US Constitution preamble
Who constitutes ‘we the people’? Who’s really entitled to those certain, inalienable rights that we declared our independence to secure? The American Presidency with Bill Clinton V: We the People, History 2022
People matter. And it is our relationship with one another that is most important. What people are and what people do does make all the difference. The joint efforts of individuals can defeat the evils of our time. Elizabeth II, cited Elizabeth: The Unseen Queen
‘Governments will never save the people. They exist to exploit and destroy the people. There is but one force that can save the people and that is the people themselves.’ Ethel McDonald, cited An Anarchist’s Story: Ethel McDonald, 2006
That is just the way with some people. They get down on a thing when they don’t know nothing about it. Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded. Mark Twain
Hell is – other people. Jean-Paul Sartre, No Exit, 1944
When wilt thou save the people?
Oh, God of Mercy! when?
The people, Lord, the people!
Not thrones and crowns, but men! Ebenezer Elliott, The People’s Anthem, 1850
People will always support what they want to hear ... The one thing that people generally speaking do not want to hear is the truth. Nobody is happy when they have to be faced with the truth. Jordan Maxwell, Project Camelot Conference September 2009
I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts. Abraham Lincoln
It is true that you may fool all the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all of the time; but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time. Abraham Lincoln, attributed
This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it. Abraham Lincoln, first inaugural address
Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable – a most sacred right – a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world. Abraham Lincoln, speech on war with Mexico, 1848
All people are bloody ignorant apes. Samuel Beckett, Waiting For Godot starring Stephen Brennan & Barry McGovern & Johnny Murphy & Sam McGovern et al, director Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Estragon
The more people I meet the happier I become. ibid. Pozzo
When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures bristling with prejudice and motivated by pride and vanity. Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas. Marie Curie, cited Henry & Dana Thomas, Living Adventures in Science, 1972
Don’t you find it a beautiful clean thought, a world empty of people, just uninterrupted grass, and a hare sitting up? D H Lawrence, Women in Love, 1920
The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing. Albert Einstein, attributions & variations
Well, of course, people are only human ... But it really does not seem much for them to be. Ivy Compton-Burnett, 1884-1969, A Family and a Fortune, 1939
People don’t resent having nothing nearly as much as too little. ibid.
It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious. Oscar Wilde
The more one analyses people, the more all reasons for analysis disappear. Sooner or later one comes to that dreadful universal thing called human nature. Oscar Wilde
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation. Oscar Wilde
In all forms of government the people is the true legislator. Edmund Burke
I do not know the method of drawing up an indictment against a whole people. Edmund Burke
I am not one of those who think that the people are never in the wrong. They have been so, frequently and outrageously, both in other countries and in this. But I do say, that in all disputes between them and their rulers, the presumption is at least upon a par in favour of the people. Edmund Burke
The people are the masters. Edmund Burke
There’s nowt so queer as folk. Early 20th century proverb
The people have little intelligence, the great no heart … If I had to choose I should have no hesitation: I would be of the people. Jean de la Bruyere, 1688
The people as a source of sovereign power are in truth only occasional partners in the constitutional minuet danced for most of the time by Parliament and the political party in power. Lord Scarman, The Shape of Things to Come, 1989
It seems to me that you need a lot of courage, or a lot of something, to enter into others, into other people. We all think that everyone else lives in fortresses, in fastnesses: behind moats, behind sheer walls studded with spikes and broken glass. But in fact we inhabit much punier structures. We are, as it turns out, all jerry-built. Or not even. You can just stick your head under the flap of the tent and crawl right in. If you get the okay. Martin Amis, Time’s Arrow
People? People are chaotic quiddities living in one cave each. They pass the hours in amorous grudge and playback and thought experiment. At the campfire they put the usual fraction on exhibit, and listen to their own silent gibber about how they’re feeling and how they’re going down. We’ve been there. Martin Amis, London Fields
I don’t care what people think. People are stupid. Charles Barkley
The cry of the Little Peoples goes up to God in vain,
For the world is given over to the cruel sons of Cain. Richard Le Gallienne, The Cry of the Little Peoples, 1899
Five billion dollars! Five billion dollars to the credit card companies. That’s what this bill is all about. Where do you think it comes from? People who have gone into bankruptcy. Who are those people? They are the people that have the heart attacks. They are the men and women whose jobs have been outsourced. They’re the mothers, the single mums, who aren’t getting paid back in alimony and child care support; those are the people who are being hurt! Edward Kennedy
No people are uninteresting.
Their fate is like the chronicle of planets.
Nothing in them is not particular,
and planet is dissimilar from planet. Yevgeny Yevtushenko, No People Are Uninteresting, 1961