Posts Tagged ‘people’

Quote of the day, Aug. 30

August 31, 2017

Markus Zusak, from I Am the Messenger

Sometimes people are beautiful.
Not in looks.
Not in what they say.
Just in what they are.



Quote of the day, Dec. 27

December 27, 2016

J.R.R. Tolkein, on fantasy

“Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisioned by the enemy, don’t we consider it his duty to escape? … If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we’re partisans of liberty, then it’s our plain duty to escape, and to take as many people with us as we can!”

Quote of the day, Dec. 22

December 22, 2016

Bob Dylan, on what people do 

“People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 1

October 1, 2016

John F. Kennedy, on democracy (1962)

“We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 30

September 30, 2016

Oliver Goldsmith, on imitation

“People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 17

September 17, 2016

Thomas Jefferson, on constitutional power and education (letter to W.C. Jarvis, 1820)

“I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves ; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true corrective of abuses of constitutional power.”

Quote of the day, June 14

June 14, 2016

Abraham Lincoln, from First Inaugural Address (1861)

“Why should there not be a patient confidence in the ultimate justice of the people? Is there any better or equal hope in the world?”

Quote of the day, Feb. 12

February 12, 2016

Abraham Lincoln, on education

“Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people can be engaged in.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 4

September 4, 2015

Pete Townshend, “Let’s See Action” (1971)

I don’t know where I’m going
I don’t know what I need
I’m gonna get to where I’m gonna end up
And that’s alright by me (more…)

Quote of the day, Feb. 1

February 1, 2014

Yo-Yo Ma, on people (2007)

“I figured out that my passion is not really for music. My passion is actually for people. (more…)