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Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.

 - Ronald Reagan

Tags:   duty  government  life  people  protection  

Maya AngelouPeople will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

 - Maya Angelou

Tags:   feeling  forget  people  

Eleanor RooseveltGreat minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.

 - Eleanor Roosevelt

Tags:   events  ideas  people  

Stephen KingAs a species we're fundamentally insane. Put more than two of us in a room, we pick sides and start dreaming up reasons to kill one another. Why do you think we invented politics and religion? - Stephen King

 - Stephen King

Tags:   killing  people  politics  religion  

Robin HobbHome is people. Not a place. If you go back there after the people are gone, then all you can see is what is not there any more.

 - Robin Hobb

Tags:   family  home  people  

Elisabeth Kübler-RossPeople are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.

 - Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Tags:   beauty  darkness  people  

David HumeThe greater part of mankind may be divided into two classes; that of shallow thinkers who fall short of the truth; and that of abstruse thinkers who go beyond it.

 - David Hume

Tags:   people  thinking  truth  

Horace The common people are but ill judges of a man's merits; they are slaves to fame, and their eyes are dazzled with the pomp of titles and large retinue. No wonder, then, that they bestow their honors on those who least deserve them.

 - Horace

Tags:   fame  merit  people  

You can't build a great company without great people. But how do you know them when you see them? Over the past few years, a number of companies in a wide range of industries -- from airlines to steel, computers to hotels -- have asked themselves what separates their winners from their losers, good hires from bad, and they all arrived at the same answer: what people know is less important than who they are. Hiring, they believe, is not about finding people with the right experience; it's about finding people with the right mind-set. These companies hire for attitude and train for skill.

 - Peter Carbonara

Tags:   attitude  business  experience  people  

Anne FrankIt's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them. because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.

 - Anne Frank

Tags:   goodness  ideals  people  

Louis BrandeisInstead of holding a position of independence, between the wealthy and the people, prepared to curb the expenses of either, able lawyers have, to a large extent, allowed themselves to become adjuncts of great corporations and have neglected their obligation to use their powers for the protection of the people. We hear much of the "corporation lawyer," and far too little of the "people's lawyer."

 - Louis Brandeis

Tags:   corporations  lawyers  people