Those Other People

Sunday, September 13, 2009 – Those Other People

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. ~ Carl Jung

Very little is known of the Canadian country since it is rarely visited by anyone but the Queen and illiterate sport fishermen. ~ P. J. O’Rourke

A mind at peace, a mind centered and not focused on harming others, is stronger than any physical force in the universe. ~ Wayne Dyer

If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them. ~ Dalai Lama

A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy? ~ Albert Einstein

Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he then be trusted with the government of others? Or have we found angels in the form of kings to govern him? Let history answer this question. ~ Thomas Jefferson

Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look on it as a cow they can milk. Not enough people see it as a healthy horse, pulling a sturdy wagon. ~ Winston Churchill

I look only to the good qualities of men. Not being faultless myself, I won’t presume to probe into the faults of others. ~ Mohandas Gandhi

It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered – either by themselves or by others. ~ Mark Twain

To be good is noble; but to show others how to be good is nobler and no trouble. ~ Mark Twain

Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth. ~ Muhammad Ali

Those are my principles, and if you don’t like them… well, I have others. ~ Groucho Marx

Eat to please thyself, but dress to please others. ~ Benjamin Franklin

To be with the others, you have to have your hair short and wear ties. So we’re trying to make a third world happen, you know what I mean? ~ Jimi Hendrix

There are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them up. ~ Oscar Wilde

Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance. ~ Oscar Wilde

Do not do unto others as you expect they should do unto you. Their tastes may not be the same. ~ George Bernard Shaw

I have to live for others and not for myself: that’s middle-class morality. ~ George Bernard Shaw

Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves; vanity, to what we would have others think of us. ~ Jane Austen

A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep. ~ Vernon Howard

A fashionable milieu is one in which everybody’s opinion is made up of the opinion of all the others. Has everybody a different opinion? Then it is a literary milieu. ~ Marcel Proust

Some people drink from the fountain of knowledge, others just gargle. ~ Robert Anthony

No one would talk much in society if they knew how often they misunderstood others. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I sit on a man’s back, choking him and making him carry me, and yet assure myself and others that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his lot by all possible means – except by getting off his back. ~ Leo Tolstoy

Ethics is in origin the art of recommending to others the sacrifices required for cooperation with oneself. ~ Bertrand Russell

Next to enjoying ourselves, the next greatest pleasure consists in preventing others from enjoying themselves, or, more generally, in the acquisition of power. ~ Bertrand Russell

I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird. ~ Paul McCartney

Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

If you don’t disagree with me, how will I know I’m right? ~ Samuel Goldwyn