„My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people; those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition.“

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„There are two kinds of men who never amount to much: those who cannot do what they are told and those who can do nothing else.“

—  Cyrus Hermann Kotzschmar Curtis American publisher 1850 - 1933

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„The world is divided into people who do things and people who get the credit. Try, if you can, to belong to the first class. There's far less competition.“

—  Dwight Morrow American politician 1873 - 1931

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„There are two kinds of people in the world, those who believe there are two kinds of people in the world and those who don't.“

—  Robert Benchley American comedian 1889 - 1945

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Variant: There may be said to be two classes of people in the world; those who constantly divide the people of the world into two classes, and those who do not.
Context: There may be said to be two classes of people in the world; those who constantly divide the people of the world into two classes, and those who do not. Both classes are extremely unpleasant to meet socially, leaving practically no one in the world whom one cares very much to know.

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„Well, there are two kinds of people in the world, my friend. Those who show up and those who get Eastwooded. You get Eastwooded.“

—  William Lane Craig American Christian apologist and evangelist 1949

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viewable at [2012-10-09, Eastwooding Richard Dawkins, ReasonableFaithOrg, YouTube, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XZb8m7p8ng, 2012-10-10] Also quoted in [2012-10-09, Christian Apologist ‘Eastwooding’ After Richard Dawkins Refuses Debate, Michael, Gryboski, The Christian Post, http://www.christianpost.com/news/christian-apologist-eastwooding-after-richard-dawkins-refuses-debate-82963/, 2012-10-10]

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„There are two kinds of people, those who like to sleep next to the wall, and those who like to sleep next to the people who push them off the bed.“

—  Etgar Keret Israeli and polish writer and screenwriter 1967

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„If you told me I was going to live to 240, I would take 10 years off and try and act. I don't have that kind of time, so I'd much rather stick to playing guitar.“

—  John Mayer guitarist and singer/songwriter 1977

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„The progressive world is necessarily divided into two classes — those who take the best of what there is and enjoy it — those who wish for something better and try to create it.“

—  Florence Nightingale English social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing 1820 - 1910

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Context: The progressive world is necessarily divided into two classes — those who take the best of what there is and enjoy it — those who wish for something better and try to create it. Without these two classes the world would be badly off. They are the very conditions of progress, both the one and the other. Were there none who were discontented with what they have, the world would never reach anything better.

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