Discover

Company
concept

People Quotes

17 of the best book quotes about people
  1. #1
    “Man is the only creature that consumes without producing. He does not give milk, he does not lay eggs, he is too weak to pull the plough, he cannot run fast enough to catch rabbits. Yet he is lord of all the animals. He sets them to work, he gives back to them the bare minimum that will prevent them from starving, and the rest he keeps for himself.”
  2. #2
    “It was curious to think that the sky was the same for everybody, in Eurasia or Eastasia as well as here. And the people under the sky were also very much the same--everywhere, all over the world, hundreds or thousands of millions of people just like this, people ignorant of one another’s existence, held apart by walls of hatred and lies, and yet almost exactly the same--people who had never learned to think but were storing up in their hearts and bellies and muscles the power that would one day overturn the world.”
    author
    George Orwell
    book
    1984
    concepts
    PeopleLies
  3. #3
    “There are few people whom I really love, and still fewer of whom I think well. The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and every day confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human characters, and of the little dependence that can be placed on the appearance of merit or sense.”
  4. #4
    “And the moral of that is—’Oh, ‘tis love, ‘tis love, that makes the world go round!’”
    “Somebody said,” Alice whispered, “that it’s done by everybody minding their own business!”
    “Ah well! It means much the same thing,” said the Duchess, digging her sharp little chin into Alice’s shoulder as she added, “and the moral of that is—‘Take care of the sense, and the sounds will take care of themselves.’”
  5. #5
    “But it’s no use now,” thought poor Alice, “to pretend to be two people! Why, there’s hardly enough of me left to make one respectable person!”
  6. #6
    “My name is Sherlock Holmes. It is my business to know what other people do not know.”
  7. #7
    “But people themselves alter so much, that there is something new to be observed in them for ever.”
  8. #8
    “If everybody minded their own business,” the Duchess said, in a hoarse growl, “the world would go round a deal faster than it does.”
  9. #9
    “‘The matter with human beans,’ the BFG went on, ‘is that they is absolutely refusing to believe anything unless they is actually seeing it right in front of their own schnozzles.‘”
  10. #10
    “Human beings can be awful cruel to one another.”
  11. #11
    “There is, I believe, in every disposition a tendency to some particular evil—a natural defect, which not even the best education can overcome.”
  12. #12
    “The average man don’t like trouble and danger.”
  13. #13
    “People are hard to hate close-up. Move in.
    Speak truth to bullshit. Be civil.
    Hold hands. With strangers.
    Strong back, soft front, wild heart.”
  14. #14
    “I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.”
  15. #15
    “Every man has a history worth knowing, if he could tell it, or if we could draw it from him.”
  16. #16
    “I do not think, sir, you have any right to command me, merely because you are older than I, or because you have seen more of the world than I have; your claim to superiority depends on the use you have made of your time and experience.”
  17. #17
    “Angry people are not always wise.”
Book Lists › vehicles
Books About Vehicles
Book Lists › female role models
Books About Female Role Models
Book Lists › empathy
Books that Teach Kids About Empathy
Join Our Kids Book Club
Learn More