People Proverbs

Sayings about People

Good people, like clouds, receive only to give away. ~ Indian Proverbs

All dumb people have a lot to say. ~ Yiddish Proverb

If you tell people to live together, you tell them to quarrel. ~ Congolese Proverbs

The world could have been great if only people had been more useful. ~ German Proverbs

Rich people never know who their friends are. ~ French Proverbs

For people who love even water is sweet. ~ Chinese Proverbs

You will never be punished for making people die of laughter. ~ Chinese Proverb

The voice of the people is louder than the boom of a canon. ~ Armenian Proverbs

A thousand people cannot undress a naked person. ~ Greek Proverbs

Who builds upon the people, builds upon sand. ~ Italian Proverbs

The less people think the more they talk. ~ Traditional Proverb

If God wants people to suffer, he sends them too much understanding. ~ Yiddish Proverb

People who are asleep can’t fall down. ~ Japanese Proverbs

Only other people’s eggs are double-yolked. ~ Bulgarian Proverbs

People say that time goes by; time says that the people go by. ~ Vietnamese Proverbs

The secret of two people is God’s secret, the secret of three people is everybody’s secret. ~ French Proverbs

Where rich people can make honest money, poor people have to steal. ~ Gypsy Proverbs

Poor people entertain with the heart. ~ Haitian Proverbs

Where there is no vision, people perish. ~ Biblical Proverb

Go with the powerful and people will kneel before you. ~ Palestinian Proverbs

People aren’t good unless others are made better by them. ~ Welsh Proverbs

Most people forget everything except being ungrateful. ~ Islamic Proverb

Better ten people hurt than one dead. ~ French Proverb

Some people want to be praised for the rest of their lives for what they have done well for one day. ~ Chinese Proverb

As people go their own way, destiny goes with them. ~ Tamil Proverbs

There are people that fish and those who just disturb the water. ~ Chinese Proverb

Small people always cast big shadows. ~ French Proverb

People count the faults of those who keep them waiting. ~ French Proverb

Sick people are like kings. ~ Malagasy Proverbs

The silence of the people is a warning for the king. ~ French Proverb

A house full of people is a house full of different points of view. ~ New Zealander Proverbs

The king inherits a country — the people only hard work. ~ Malagasy Proverb

The people want to be deceived. ~ Latin Proverbs

People lend only to the rich. ~ Traditional Proverb

Locks can not be made from good iron, soldiers are not made out of good people. ~ Chinese Proverb

People think that the poor are not as wise as the rich, for if a man be wise, why is he poor? ~ African Proverb

Long or short, a stick is always a stick; tall or short, people are always people. ~ Chinese Proverb

People live in each other’s shelter. ~ Irish Proverbs

People will ignore their misfortunes and their interests when they are in competition with their pleasures. ~ French Proverb

He who leaves his people will be left by God. ~ Spanish Proverbs

Some people are born hammers, others anvils. ~ Traditional Proverb

What the people believe is true. ~ Native American Proverbs

Over-intelligent people can’t find friends. ~ Japanese Proverb

Lazy people are always eager to be doing something. ~ French Proverb

A priest sees people at their best, a lawyer at their worst, but a doctor sees them as they really are. ~ Traditional Proverb

Lazy people always want to do everything at the same time. ~ Chinese Proverb

Three kinds of people die poor: those who divorce, those who incur debts, and those who move around too much. ~ Senegalese Proverb

Absent people do not inherit. ~ French Proverb

If you want to know what God thinks of money, look at the people he gives it to. ~ Yiddish Proverb

People talk about something until it actually happens. ~ German Proverb

Evil people know one another. ~ Arabian Proverb

All people are your relatives, therefore expect only trouble from them. ~ Chinese Proverb

People live with their own idiosyncrasies and die of their own illnesses. ~ Vietnamese Proverb

Empty barrels and insignificant people always make the most noise. ~ Greek Proverb

Young people tell what they are doing, old people what they have done, and fools what they wish to do. ~ French Proverb

Rich people eat gold and shit lead. ~ French Proverb

Never spend time with people who don’t respect you. ~ New Zealander Proverb

Quiet people are well able to look after themselves. ~ Irish Proverb

If the rich could hire other people to die for them, the poor could make a wonderful living. ~ Yiddish Proverb

When a king makes a mistake, all the people suffer. ~ Chinese Proverb

With nice appearance people want to be deceived. ~ German Proverb

While the sun is still up, let people work that the earth may live. ~ Hawaiian Proverb

People give, but don’t be in a hurry to take. ~ Cambodian Proverbs

Fate sends almonds to toothless people. ~ Spanish Proverb

Hunger brings people down, but pride can help them get up. ~ Mexican Proverbs

Most people like short prayers and long sausages. ~ German Proverb

People can be done without but a lot of us need a friend. ~ Chinese Proverb

In this world generous people have no money and those with money are not generous. ~ Iranian Proverb

People die voluntarily when it becomes impossible to live. ~ Chinese Proverb

People are the architects of their own fortune. ~ Spanish Proverb

Make peace with people; wage war with your sins. ~ Russian Proverb

Lazy people will eventually lose even their trousers. ~ Filipino Proverb

Sick people have no friends. ~ Creole Proverb (Southern U.S.)

The people make the town. ~ Greek Proverb

Some people are electrifying, they light up a room when they leave. ~ Yiddish Proverb

People live like birds in a wood: When the time comes, each takes flight. ~ Chinese Proverb

There are many people who can sing, but don’t know the words. ~ Indian Proverbs

Urge people to work, not to eat. ~ Chinese Proverb

People blame themselves for the purpose of being praised. ~ Traditional Proverb

More people die from overeating than from undernourishment. ~ Hebrew Proverb

Praise makes good people better and bad people worse. ~ Traditional Proverb

If you make yourself into a doormat, people will wipe their feet on you. ~ Creole Proverb (Southern U.S.)

The best leaders of all, the people know not they exist. They turn to each other and say We did it ourselves. ~ Zen Proverb

Invite people into your parlor, and they will come into your bedroom. ~ Sierra Leonean Proverb

Tigers die and leave their skins; people die and leave their skins. ~ Japanese Proverb

People show their character by what they laugh at. ~ German Proverb

The law is good, but people are not. ~ Chinese Proverb

Stupid people always think they are right. Wise people listen to advice. ~ Bible

People who do not break things first will never learn to create anything. ~ Filipino Proverbs

More people drown in glasses than in rivers. ~ German Proverb

As long as a language lives, the people will not perish. ~ Czech Proverbs

People in trouble remember God. ~ Nigerien Proverbs

The cemeteries are filled with people who thought the world couldn’t get along without them. ~ American Proverbs

Don’t shoot people you hate; don’t lend to those you love. ~ Cambodian Proverb

Lazy people have no spare time. ~ Japanese Proverb

It’s better for people to wait for rice, than rice for people. ~ Chinese Proverb

Happy people never count hours as they pass. ~ Chinese Proverb

For lazy people it is always party time. ~ Greek Proverb

People fool themselves. They pray for a long life but fear old age. ~ Chinese Proverb

If God lived on earth, people would break his windows. ~ Jewish Proverb

There are three kinds of people; those that make things happen, those that watch things happen and those who don’t know what’s happening. ~ American Proverb

The ruin of a nation begins in the homes of its people. ~ Ghanaian Proverbs

Even in Mecca people make money. ~ Nigerian Proverb

If you give people nuts, you’ll get shells thrown at you. ~ Yemeni Proverbs

Other people’s money has sharp teeth. ~ Russian Proverb

All poor people ain’t black/ and all black people ain’t poor. ~ African-American Proverb

Excellent people are honored wherever they go. ~ Tibetan Proverb

Bad people don’t sing. ~ Gypsy Proverb

People who have little to do are excessive talkers. ~ Traditional Proverb

A lot of people become saints because of their stomach. ~ Indian Proverb

The poorhouse is filled with honest people. ~ Italian Proverb

Worthless people blame their karma. ~ Myanmar Proverb

Quotations about People

It takes one person to forgive, it takes two people to be reunited. ~ Lewis B. Smedes

You only lie to two people in your life, your girlfriend and the police. ~ Jack Nicholson

If the people are happy, united, wealthy, and powerful, we presume the rest. We conclude that to be good from whence good is derived. ~ Edmund Burke

The people long eagerly for just two things. Bread and circuses. ~ Juvenal

There are only two kinds of people who are really fascinating — people who know absolutely everything, and people who know absolutely nothing. ~ Oscar Wilde

Stupid people always think they are right. Wise people listen to advice. ~ Bible

If you shoot for the stars and hit the moon, it’s OK. But you’ve got to shoot for something. A lot of people don’t even shoot. ~ Robert Townsend

A lot of people have the ability, but they don’t put forth the effort. ~ Joe Carter

The only real people are the people who never existed. ~ Oscar Wilde

There are only two people who can tell you the truth about yourself – an enemy who has lost his temper and a friend who loves you dearly. ~ Antisthenes

When two people decide to get a divorce, it isn’t a sign that they ‘don’t understand’ one another, but a sign that they have, at last, begun to. ~ Helen Rowland

If you want to be original just try being yourself, because God has never made two people exactly alike. ~ Bernard Meltzer

There are two kinds of people in the world. Those who walk into a room and say, “There you are!” and those who say, “Here I am.” ~ Abigail Van Buren

What we know of other people’s only our memory of the moments during which we knew them. ~ T. S. Eliot

Sometimes I am two people. Johnny is the nice one. Cash causes all the trouble. They fight. ~ Johnny Cash

No two people on earth are alike. ~ Billie

When you have a taste for exceptional people, you always end up meeting them everywhere. ~ Mac Orlan

We hold the view that the people make the best judgment in the long run. ~ John F. Kennedy

There are people who in spite of their merit disgust us, and others who please us in spite of their faults. ~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld

The character of the common people changes in a single day. ~ Voltaire

The only normal people are the ones you don’t know very well. ~ Joe Ancis

People don’t live or die, people just float. ~ Bob Dylan

By gaining the people, the kingdom is gained; by losing the people, the kingdom is lost. ~ Confucius

The people are to be taken in small doses. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer. ~ Nolan Bushnell

A lot of people go through life like they are rowing a boat. They look at where they have been rather than where they are going. ~ Author Unknown

We are all agents of the same supreme power, the people. ~ Daniel Webster

People are eternally divided into two classes, the believer, builder, and praiser, and the unbeliever, destroyer and critic. ~ John Ruskin

There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer. ~ Ansel Adams

When two people love each other, they don’t look at each other, they look in the same direction. ~ Ginger Rogers

There are two kinds of people in the world: Those who are always getting ready to do something, and those who go ahead and do it. ~ Elbert Hubbard

The will of the people is the best law. ~ Ulysses Simpson Grant

Motivation is everything. You can do the work of two people, but you can’t be two people. Instead, you have to inspire the next guy down the line and get him to inspire his people. ~ Lee Iacocca

The only thing that could spoil a day was people. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself. ~ Ernest Hemingway

Laughter is the closest distance between two people. ~ Victor Borge

The reason a lot of people do not recognize opportunity is because it usually goes around wearing overalls looking like hard work. ~ Thomas A. Edison

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

A lot of people give up just before they’re about to make it. You know you never know when that next obstacle is going to be the last one. ~ Chuck Norris

A lot of people don’t want to make their own decisions. They’re too scared. It’s much easier to be told what to do. ~ Marilyn Manson

The people, and the people alone, are the motive force in the making of world history. ~ Zedong Mao

There are two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group because there is less competition there. ~ Indira Gandhi

Some people are so much sunshine to the square inch. ~ Walt Whitman

We the People, Volume 1: Foundations. ~ Book preview

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