Quotes about people

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„I don't want people who want to dance, I want people who have to dance.“

—  George Balanchine Georgian choreographer, dancer and ballet master (1904-1983) 1904 - 1983

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„Real leaders must be ready to sacrifice all for the freedom of their people.“

—  Nelson Mandela President of South Africa, anti-apartheid activist 1918 - 2013
Nelson Madenla on leadership, Chief Albert Luthuli Centenary celebrations, Kwadukuza, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa (25 April 1998). Source: From Nelson Mandela By Himself: The Authorised Book of Quotations © 2010 by Nelson R. Mandela and The Nelson Mandela Foundation http://www.nelsonmandela.org/content/mini-site/selected-quotes

„The world is ugly,
And the people are sad..“

—  Wallace Stevens American poet 1879 - 1955
Context: p>That strange flower, the sun, Is just what you say. Have it your way.The world is ugly, And the people are sad..</p "Gubbinal"

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„Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.“

—  Margaret Thatcher British stateswoman and politician 1925 - 2013
Often attributed to Thatcher, but originally said by Jesse Carr, head of Teamsters Union Local, in Newsweek, Vol. 88 (1976), p. 77

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„It's not about money. It's about the people you have, how you're led, and how much you get it.“

—  Steve Jobs American entrepreneur and co-founder of Apple Inc. 1955 - 2011
Context: Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R&D. It's not about money. It's about the people you have, how you're led, and how much you get it. As quoted in Fortune (9 November 1998); also quoted in "TIME digital 50" in TIME digital archive (1999) http://web.archive.org/web/20000612103032/http://www.time.com/time/digital/digital50/08.html

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„Although some people felt Adolf Hitler was bad, he was a great man and a real conqueror whose name would never be forgotten.“

—  Idi Amin third president of Uganda 1925 - 2003
Quoted in The Evil 100 (2004) by Martin Gilman Wolcott, p. 78.

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