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I hope you find value in these Mean People Quotes. Whenever you believe that someone is trying to harm you, consider these words of Napoleon: "Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence."
Some cause happiness wherever they go;
others whenever they go.
- Oscar Wilde
Fear is the parent of cruelty.
- James Anthony Froude
Small people never learn to be indifferent;
they either envy or pity.
People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou
We make our friends; we make our enemies;
but God makes our next-door neighbor.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton
That he delights in the misery of others no man will confess,
and yet what other motive can make a father cruel?
- Joseph Addison
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I learned that it is the weak who are cruel,
and that gentleness is to be expected only from the strong.
- Leo Rosten
The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression
and cruelty by the bad people
but the silence over that by the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
The healthy man does not torture others -
generally it is the tortured who turn into torturers.
- Carl Jung
When I want to show the kind of meanness people are capable of,
to make it believable I find I have to tone it down.
It's in real life that people are over the top.
- Todd Solondz
Misery nourishes your ego -
that's why you see so many miserable people in the world.
The basic, central point is the ego.
A hurtful act is the transference to others
of the degradation which we bear in ourselves.
- Simone Weil
Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man.
- Thomas Paine
Knowing your own darkness is the best method
for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
- Carl Jung
Every social injustice is not only cruel,
but it is economic waste.
- William Feather
Kindness in ourselves is the honey
that blunts the sting of unkindness in another.
- Grantland Rice
It's very strange that the people you love
are often the people you're most cruel to.
- Kenneth Branagh
Forgiveness is the salve that heals
the wounds of unkind words and acts.
Forgive everyone for every hurt you have ever received -
for your own sake, that you may live in peace.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie
Anger is often more hurtful than the injury that caused it.
- English Proverb
Oh yes, the past can hurt.
But, you can either run from it or, learn from it.
- the movie The Lion King
You can't move so fast that you try to change
the mores faster than people can accept it.
That doesn't mean you do nothing,
but it means that you do the things that
need to be done according to priority.
- Eleanor Roosevelt
Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
- James Madison
There's a lot of things that are said on the American Idol message board. I quit reading them because most of the people are very mean.
- Carrie Underwood
I mean comedy is something that's very personal and people have strong opinions about.
- Matt Lucas
Being mean about other people isn't on my radar.
- Geri Halliwell
Events like this mean we can give something back to the people that support us, and hopefully everyone will have a great day and we can put on a good show for them.
- Nelson Piquet
It's about the music and that's it. I'm not an entertainer. But I do entertain people, see what I mean?
- Liam Gallagher
I don't like country music, but I don't mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means 'put down'.
- Bob Newhart
I don't think I'm bad for people. If I did think I was bad for people, I would go back to driving a truck, and I really mean this.
- Elvis Presley
It rolls off my back. Ridicule doesn't mean anything - even from people you're supposed to wear knee pads around, like the scientific community.
- Dwight Schultz
It's just so hard sometimes to work out where people stand on these things. I mean, isn't the Pope a feminist?
- Elizabeth Joan Smith
I have long since come to believe that people never mean half of what they say, and that it is best to disregard their talk and judge only their actions.
- Dorothy Day
I mean people just have a way of - y'know they'll review your record in two sentences and put you in this little stupid box that you don't want to be in.
- Elliott Smith
So I think we have an obligation with our size to make sure that we are open to what people have to say to us because the people who criticize us, they're not all mean-spirited.
- Lee Scott
I think that celebrities should never underestimate their power. I mean just to draw attention, because then people get involved on a personal level.
- Debbie Gibson
I mean, I'm pretty good in real life, but sometimes people seem surprised that I'm like a normal teenager and wear black nail polish and I'm just a little bit more edgy than the person I play on television.
- Brittany Snow
Most people are good at too many things. And when you say someone is focused, more often than not what you actually mean is they're very narrow.
- Chuck Close
When you worked in a studio it was the studio system that you kind of missed because it was a big, big family. I mean MGM had 5,000 people working a day there. You miss it.
- George Sidney
It's to surprise people about something that is extremely well known. I mean human reproduction, the human body, nature and so on. To surprise them with a new technique.
- Lennart Nilsson
Now, mark it. This may be strong language, but heed it. The people mean it, and, my friends of the Eastern Democracy, we bid farewell when you do that thing.
- Richard Parks Bland
I mean people have compared us to like the Grateful Dead and all these like psychedelic sixties bands.
- Jon Fishman
What people call impartiality may simply mean indifference, and what people call partiality may simply mean mental activity.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
To an ordinary human being, love means nothing if it does not mean loving some people more than others.
- George Orwell
It's a little gross to put yourself in every song. I mean, how interesting do people really think you are?
- Jakob Dylan
There are people much less fortunate than us, and I don't mean people hungry sleeping in the streets either.
- Della Reese
And then it got even worse, I mean, a few people fell by the wayside within hours. Nick Lowe was in it for about 5 hours I think, he was expelled for going to bed.
- Dave Edmunds
It is an accepted commonplace in psychology that the spiritual level of people acting as a crowd is far lower than the mean of each individual's intelligence or morality.
- Christian Lous Lange
People aren't stupid. I mean, people remember in 1990, the unemployment rate was 10 percent. Now it's 4 _ percent. We've got 1/4 million jobs that we've created.
- Bill Weld
I want people to take pride in Spanish Harlem. These are people that everyone in the community could relate to... people who mean something special to us.
- James De La Vega
People come in with business plans and, I mean I know that no one is going to meet everything they say in a business plan but you got to have something to, to guide towards.
- Arthur Rock
We are reminded how short life really is, and how we are just passing through. So, all the people you haven't told you love lately, tell them, and live your days like you mean it.
- Hal Sutton
People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
If I agree to dispose of any part of our land to the white people I would feel guilty of taking food away from our children's mouths, and I do not wish to be that mean.
- Sitting Bull
Our career is a dream. I mean, we get to act, travel around the world, and meet cool people. What's not to love!
- Mary-Kate Olsen
I mean, money people are usually quite brisk, but mine aren't, and they keep on giving me spaces so that I've been able to go on and do plays and films.
- Jeremy Brett
Some people are naturally thin and some people are naturally heavier. It doesn't mean that bigger is healthier, or much thinner is healthier, it's on an individual basis.
- Geri Halliwell
It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them.
- P. G. Wodehouse
What does it mean when people applaud? Should I give 'em money? Say thank you? Lift my dress? The lack of applause - that I can respond to.
- Barbra Streisand
Aggressive, tough and defiant may describe me, but that leaves the impression I'm mean and I'm not. People expect me to have fangs.
- Joan Jett
I mean, obviously, a lot of people know me around the world. Kids know me.
- Jennifer Capriati
Just because people can express themselves through their art doesn't mean they are great communicators in person.
- Christie Brinkley
I mean, in some cases with libel laws, you know, they can write things about people who have no course of action, because they can't afford to take legal action against them.
- Elton John
People are only mean when they're threatened, and that's what our culture does. That's what our economy does.
- Mitch Albom
That's the thing about the script, is that how these people were affected by their decision, and how it could ultimately kill them, and I mean literally.
- Kevin Williamson
The love of these people and of my fans mean more than any award or special accomplishment.
- Wynonna Judd
People don't mind being mean; but they never want to be ridiculous.
This is really showing me what certain movies mean to people.
- Noah Hathaway
I always hate explaining away songs, because for me they mean something, and for other people, they'll mean something absolutely different.
- Martin Gore
People were very affected by the war. But it didn't mean you stopped painting unless you were called into the Army; then you just couldn't paint. But otherwise one continued.
- Lee Krasner
If the prime directives were followed a little more accurately here on earth, I mean it sounds somewhat Pollyanna, but I think people would certainly get along better.
- Jonathan Frakes
When I say something untrue on the air, I mean for it to be transparently untrue. I assume people know when I'm just saying something for effect. Or to be funny.
- Ira Glass
A British pressing with a compilation of the best stuff really, I mean actually not only that but, these were all kind of semi hits for the people on it in America.
- Eric Clapton
I love to have battles of the wits with people that can dish fast and dirty - and it leads to problems occasionally, 'cause I can sound mean without attempting to be mean.
- Alton Brown
People who honestly mean to be true really contradict themselves much more rarely than those who try to be 'consistent'.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
I believe people may have a predisposition for artistic creativity. It doesn't mean they're going to make it.
- Rita Dove
Good gossip is just what's going on. Bad gossip is stuff that is salacious, mean, and bitchy; the kind most people really enjoy.
- Liz Smith
Examples is more forcible than precept. People look at my six days in the week to see what I mean on the seventh.
- Robert Cecil
We mean by "politics" the people's business - the most important business there is.
- Adlai E. Stevenson
You mean the fact that Tom Arnold would spend more time with the hair and makeup people than I would?
- Lisa Guerrero
These are the people who do studies that your carry-out Chinese meals are saturated in fat. I'd just like to meet them! I mean, what do they do for pleasure?
- Robert M. Parker, Jr.
What's really exciting for me is communicating to other people and not just going somewhere to make a movie. That's Hollywood to me and it would mean nothing.
- Alejandro Amenabar
Presents don't really mean much to me. I don't want to sound mawkish, but - it was the realization that I have a great many people in my life who really love me, and who I really love.
- Gabriel Byrne
Well, you know, when people say stuff about you, it's always really flattering. But does it mean anything to me? It's not really real to me; there's no reality to it.
- Paul Giamatti
When people say 'love to hate', they actually mean 'love to be appalled by' - if they truly hated them, they'd never repeat a catch phrase.
- Chris Morris
I mean, it didn't matter to me that there were people, it didn't matter that I was shy Just the sound was so captivating that it helped me to get rid of those inhibitions.
- Eric Clapton
Mick's not good on his own problems, but he's very good at other people's. He's been wonderful over the years. I don't mean I ring him up every week, but he's fantastic.
- Charlie Watts
I mean, I inherited the disease of alcoholism, and I learned early to get help when I needed it. I always went to people who knew more than I did.
- Liza Minnelli
Mean people are no fun.
- Thom Filicia
In LA, I mean, here's this place full of desperate and sad people who take their only pleasure from destroying others for the purposes of their own self-aggrandizement.
- Heather Donahue
You would be surprised of films that people just don't see. You know what I mean? I'm always working and I'm a film buff but I'm an old school film buff.
- Mike Epps
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