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Wise Quotes about Persons

May you find great value in these Persons quotes and sayings.

Many persons have a wrong idea of
what constitutes true happiness.
It is not attained through self-gratification
but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
- Helen Keller

Related topics: Wisdom Happiness

Many people excuse their own faults
but judge other persons harshly.
We should reverse this attitude
by excusing others' shortcomings
and by harshly examining our own.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

The difference between the impossible and the possible
lies in a persons determination.
- Tommy Lasorda

Every man has his own courage,
and is betrayed because he seeks in himself
the courage of other persons.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons
to promote the good and happiness of one another.
- Eustace Budgell

No persons are more frequently wrong,
than those who will not admit they are wrong.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

As we grow as unique persons, we learn to respect
the uniqueness of others.
- Robert H. Schuller

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In science, we must be interested in things, not in persons.
- Marie Curie

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

To dream of the person you would like to be
is to waste the person you are.
- Anonymous

A person with a new idea is
a crank until the idea succeeds.
- Mark Twain

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself -
and you are the easiest person to fool.
- Richard Feynman

Love is when the other person's happiness
is more important than your own.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

I can't go back to yesterday -
because I was a different person then.
- Lewis Carroll

It is noted that a stopped clock is correct twice each day.
In a similar manner, a person who is unchanging appears wise occasionally.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

A person without a sense of humor
is like a wagon without springs.
It's jolted by every pebble on the road.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another
as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
- Thomas Jefferson

The choice is to work alone to be a little
more successful than the next person,
or to work together for the great betterment of humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A person acting from a motivation
of contribution and service
rises to such a level of moral authority
that worldly success is a natural result.
- Marianne Williamson

A happy person is not a person in a
certain set of circumstances,
but rather a person with a
certain set of attitudes.
- Hugh Downs

The only fool bigger than the person who knows it all
is the person who argues with him.
- Stanislaw Jerszy Lec

Difficulties are things that show a person what he is.
- Epictetus

When a man you like switches from what
he said a year ago, or four years ago,
he is a broad-minded person who has courage enough
to change his mind with changing conditions.
When a man you don't like does it,
he is a liar who has broken his promise.
- Franklin Pierce Adams

Determine never to be idle.
No person will have occasion to complain
of the want of time who never loses any.
It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
- Thomas Jefferson

If you don't take full responsibility
for your own happiness,
who do you suppose will?
Your happiness is a one person job -
it begins and ends with you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If there is any one secret of success,
it lies in the ability to get
the other person's point of view
and see things from that person's angle
as well as from your own.
- Henry Ford

The difference between a successful person and others
is not a lack of strength,
not a lack of knowledge,
but rather a lack of will.
- Vince Lombardi

The envious person grows lean
with the fatness of their neighbor.
- Socrates

There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything.
And that is by making the other person want to do it.
- Dale Carnegie

What is necessary to change a person is
to change his awareness of himself.
- Abraham Maslow

Only one who devotes himself to a cause
with his whole strength and soul
can be a true master.
For this reason mastery demands all of a person.
- Albert Einstein

About leadership: No person can be a great leader
unless he takes genuine joy
in the successes of those under him.
- W. A. Nance

There is no evil and there are
no evil forces in the world.
There are only people of awareness,
and there are people who are fast asleep -
and sleep has no force.
The whole energy is in the hands of the awakened people.
And one awakened person can awaken the whole world.
One lighted candle can make millions of candles lighted
without losing it's light.
- Osho

The past is no more and the future is not yet.
The only right person is one who lives moment to moment,
whose arrow is directed to the moment,
who is always here and now; wherever he is,
his whole consciousness, his whole being,
is involved in the reality of here and in the reality of now.
- Osho

Never allow a person to tell you NO
who doesn't have the power to say YES.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The final forming of a person's character
lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank

An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere,
while the pessimist sees only the red stoplight.
The truly wise person is colorblind.
- Albert Schweitzer

Never cease loving a person, and never give up hope for him,
for even the prodigal son who had fallen most low,
could still be saved; the bitterest enemy
and also he who was your friend could again be your friend;
love that has grown cold can kindle
- Soren Kierkegaard

There is no goodness in attempting to coerce
another person into performing a good deed.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We should meet abuse by forbearance.
Human nature is so constituted that
if we take absolutely no notice of anger or abuse,
the person indulging in it will soon weary of it and stop.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The highest reward for a person's toil
is not what they get for it,
but what they become by it.
- John Ruskin

The moment there is suspicion about a person's motives,
everything he does becomes tainted.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

No person was ever honored for what he received.
Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
- Calvin Coolidge

I recognize that the person I was in my past
is not the person I am today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is an optical illusion about every person we meet.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We know what a person thinks not when he tells us
what he thinks, but by his actions.
- Isaac Bashevis Singe

One cannot have wisdom without perspective,
but once gaining perspective, one attains wisdom.
Wisdom is the ability to view every situation
as each person who is in any way affected
by that situation might view it.
Wisdom benefits from having a knowledge of history,
and therefore a historical perspective,
as well from as having the perspective of imagination -
the realm of the what-might-be
inhabited by futurists and science-fiction writers.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To the world you may be one person,
but to one person you may be the world.
- Anonymous (attributed to Bill Wilson, Brandi Snyder and others)

Don't marry the person you think you can live with;
marry only the individual you think you can't live without.
- James C. Dobson

At times our own light goes out
and is rekindled by a spark from another person.
Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude
of those who have lighted the flame within us.
- Albert Schweitzer

Resenting someone, or hating someone, ensures that
you can never emotionally escape that person.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

True love means putting the other person before yourself,
and honoring the relationship above all.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths,
but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank

If the person you are talking to doesn't appear to be listening, be patient.
It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

We come to love not by finding the perfect person,
but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
- Angelina Jolie

The moment a person forms a theory,
his imagination sees in every object
only the traits which favor that theory.
- Thomas Jefferson

The most pathetic person in the world
is someone who has sight, but has no vision.
- Helen Keller

We really have to understand the person we want to love.
If our love is only a will to possess, it is not love.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

The shoe that fits one person pinches another;
there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.
- Carl Jung

Resenting someone is a way of never leaving that person.
- Kare Anderson

It was high counsel that I once heard given to a young person,
"Always do what you are afraid to do."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If one does not understand a person,
one tends to regard him as a fool.
- Carl Jung

Good for who? Good for what?
There is no absolute "good."
"Good" is simply one person's preference.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every time you smile at someone,
it is an action of love,
a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.
- Mother Teresa

A mother is not a person to lean on,
but a person to make leaning unnecessary.
- Dorothy Canfield Fisher

The best effort of a fine person
is felt after we have left their presence.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Truth is absolute, but only to one person.
My truth is absolute to me, and your truth is absolute to you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you find peace within yourself,
you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.
- Peace Pilgrim

A man cannot speak to his son, but as a father;
to his wife, but as a husband;
to his enemy, but upon terms:
whereas a friend may speak, as the case requires,
and not as it sorteth with the person.
- Francis Bacon

The person who says it cannot be done
should not interrupt the person who is doing it.
- Chinese proverb


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