To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.— Oscar Wilde
Most Powerful Most People quotations
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
If there is one thing I’ve learned in my years on this planet, it’s that the happiest and most fulfilled people I’ve known are those who devoted themselves to something bigger and more profound than merely their own self interest.
Thinking is difficult, that’s why most people judge.
I may not be a role model, but I most definitely could be motivation for a lot of people in the hoods.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Most people chasing their dreams don't see the bigger picture, they just see the silhouette. Make the vision real!
Education, for most people, means trying to lead the child to resemble the typical adult of his society . . . but for me and no one else, education means making creators. . . . You have to make inventors, innovators...not conformists
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
Extraordinary people survive under the most terrible circumstances and they become more extraordinary because of it.
Most of the successful people I've known are the ones who do more listening than talking.
Most human behavior is controlled by images.
Image is a factor in how people look at themselves and what they use to reflect themselves. The control of images is a major factor in world power.
Music is a science, it heals depression, it awakens, most people don't know, they just take music for an entertainment, something to dance to, and enjoy yourself and you go to bed and forget it tomorrow, music must never be forgotten, it's like a fountain that keeps on flowing
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of those depths.
When you hate, the only person that suffers is you because most of the people you hate don't know it and the rest don't care.
Most of the trouble in the world is caused by people wanting to be important.
Love is higher than opinion. If people love one another the most varied opinions can be reconciled - thus one of the most important tasks for humankind today and in the future is that we should learn to live together and understand one another. If this human fellowship is not achieved, all talk of development is empty.
Success always calls for greater generosity - though most people, lost in the darkness of their own egos, treat it as an occasion for greater greed. Collecting boot is not an end itself, but only a means for building an empire. Riches would be of little use to us now - except as a means of winning new friends.
The value of life is not in its duration, but in its donation.
You are not important because of how long you live, you are important because of how effective you live. And most people are concerned about growing old rather than being effective.
People want to know why the South is so interested in the Civil War.
I had maybe, it's a rough guess, about fifty fistfights in my life. Out of those fifty fistfights, the ones that I had the most vivid memory of were the ones I lost. I think that's one reason why the South remembers the war more than the North does.
Pleasure without God, without the sacred boundaries, will actually leave you emptier than before. And this is biblical truth, this is experiential truth. The loneliest people in the world are amongst the wealthiest and most famous who found no boundaries within which to live. That is a fact I've seen again and again.
The easiest thing to be in the world is you.
The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be. Don't let them put you in that position.
I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.
Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain - and most fools do.
But it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.
The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.
Some tourists think Amsterdam is a city of sin, but in truth it is a city of freedom. And in freedom, most people find sin.
The happiest people are those who do the most for others.
The most miserable are those who do the least.
Leadership is about setting a direction.
It's about creating a vision, empowering and inspiring people to want to achieve the vision, and enabling them to do so with energy and speed through an effective strategy. In its most basic sense, leadership is about mobilizing a group of people to jump into a better future.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Most people have forgotten how to live with living creatures, with living systems and that, in turn, is the reason why man, whenever he comes into contact with nature, threatens to kill the natural system in which and from which he live.
Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the fact that most people enter a relationship in order to get something: they're trying to find someone who's going to make them feel good. In reality, the only way a relationship will last is if you see your relationship as a place that you go to give, and not a place that you go to take.
The most successful people in this world recognize that taking chances to get what they want is much more productive than sitting around being too scared to take a shot.
As you go through life's rich tapestry, you realize that most people you meet aren't fit to shine your shoes. It's a sad fact, but it's true. A good friend is someone who'd hide you if you were on the run for murder. How many of them do you know?
I believe the single most significant decision I can make on a day-to-day basis is my choice of attitude. It is more important than my past, my education, my bankroll, my successes or failures, fame or pain, what other people think of me or say about me, my circumstances, or my position.