Most people will tell you anything you want to know.
I made friends with many people on the train.
When she talked to people, she liked to do it face to face.
People passing between them were a blur.
Mom used to say that people suspected in others what they had experienced or what they would do in the other person's shoes.
People on top of the earth are all meat.
With so many people at their house, it was fortunate that the weather was warm and dry so they could utilize the courtyard for the children.
Friday was usually a hectic day, with people being released, so she was unable to leave early.
Maybe that was the attraction she felt for people like Yancey and Allen.
I guess maybe hearing people talk... about their marriage.
At the moment he was one of the most important people in her life.
There are the people who hope the future will be better.
"It's good to be home," he whispered, "with the people who mean the most to me."
Immediately the Prince and all of his people flocked out of the hall into the street, that they might see what was about to happen.
Being around Lathum had opened his eyes to the number of people who deceive and are deceived.
Everything that I saw other people do I insisted upon imitating.
So he followed the Prince into the great domed hall, and Dorothy and Zeb came after them, while the throng of people trooped in also.
The people whom they met gazed at them and wondered who they could be.
"We shall throw you three people into the Garden of the Twining Vines," said the Princess, "and they will soon crush you and devour your bodies to make themselves grow bigger.
That it would mean people would no longer know their neighbors?
Maybe so, but there have been many people attacked by bears - mostly black bears.
Science would solve everything, prosperity would grow indefinitely, and people would thrive.
Here the conversation seemed interesting and he stood waiting for an opportunity to express his own views, as young people are fond of doing.
I do not remember when I first realized that I was different from other people; but I knew it before my teacher came to me.
Isn't it strange how babies can draw people together?
Oh, I can understand why you would want to deceive people, I just don't understand how you can involve your family in such a thing – especially Tammy!
In front of the Governor's house Alpatych found a large number of people, Cossacks, and a traveling carriage of the Governor's.
Sometimes he even did it when there was a room full of people between them.
But then, maybe Alondra was one of those people who simply took a long time to warm to strangers.
Of course, she knew Alex well enough now to know he didn't like people to hand out information about him.
After all, he knew Katie too, but they only wanted the people he knew before he met his wife - excluding his sister.
Some people just put more effort into distinguishing right from wrong than others.
And if so, would they be able to fit three people comfortably in the front seat?
Surely they had other people who spoke Spanish - people familiar with the customer.
Some people changed together and others went in different directions.
Had fate brought her to these people who welcomed her as if she were family?
But people are out here all the time with ATV's, aren't they?
She was forming a habit of using people who expressed interest in her – Connie, Howard, Len and now Yancey.
She stopped at a light and glanced at a shop to her right where some people were standing around talking.
Their lives were now entwined with the two people they left alone in that building.
The same thing people are up to now, I suppose.
Brandon was fortunate to have been raised by two people who cared as much about each other as they cared for him.
They began to wonder if there were no people to inhabit this magnificent city of the inner world.
As the horse ambled along, drawing the buggy, the people of the glass city made way for them and formed a procession in their rear.
This second one was a Rain of People-and-Horse-and-Buggy.
Dorothy was surprised to find how patient the people were, for her own little heart was beating rapidly with excitement.
The Mangaboo people listened, but showed no great interest.
"Do all your people grow on bushes?" asked the boy.
"Our people do not acquire their real life until they leave their bushes," said the Prince.
Then all the people bowed low to her, and the Prince turned and walked away alone.
The people of Mangaboo now formed themselves into a procession and marched toward the glass city to escort their new ruler to her palace and to perform those ceremonies proper to the occasion.
Only a fairy country could have veg'table people; and only in a fairy country could Eureka and Jim talk as we do.
"I wonder if these people never sleep," said the girl.
"I don't like these veg'table people," said the little girl.
Here were more of the vegetable people with thorns, and silently they urged the now frightened creatures down the street.
"But where are the people?" asked Dorothy.
"Well, well!" said the Wizard; "are there really people in this room?"
All the people I have ever met before were very plain to see.
We have seen no people since we arrived, so we came to this house to enquire our way.
Fruits and flowers grew plentifully all about, and there were many of the delicious damas that the people of Voe were so fond of.
It is a secret the bears do not know, and we people of Voe usually walk upon the water when we travel, and so escape our enemies.
These were very numerous, for the place was thickly inhabited, and a large group of the queer people clustered near, gazing sharply upon the strangers who had emerged from the long spiral stairway.
The creatures had sense enough to reason that way, and the only mistake they made was in supposing the earth people were unable to overcome such ordinary difficulties.
If the Gargoyles can unhook the wings then the power to fly lies in the wings themselves, and not in the wooden bodies of the people who wear them.
All the way to the great rock the wooden people followed them, and when Jim finally alighted at the mouth of the cavern the pursuers were still some distance away.
For they were in the streets of a beautiful emerald-green city, bathed in a grateful green light that was especially pleasing to their eyes, and surrounded by merry faced people in gorgeous green-and-gold costumes of many extraordinary designs.
"But I assure you, my good people, that I do not wish to rule the Emerald City," he added, earnestly.
When the people saw me come from the sky they naturally thought me some superior creature, and bowed down before me.
That was why the people were so glad to see you, and why they thought from your initials that you were their rightful ruler.
"Your people built it," he answered.
"But you ruled it wisely and well for many years," said she, "and made the people proud of your magical art.
Jim and the buggy followed, the old cab-horse being driven by Zeb while the Wizard stood up on the seat and bowed his bald head right and left in answer to the cheers of the people, who crowded thick about him.
I'd show the people a fine sight, I can tell you.
"There ought to be several animals on the jury," said Ozma, "because animals understand each other better than we people understand them.
At her right sat the queerly assorted Jury--animals, animated dummies and people--all gravely prepared to listen to what was said.
"This is a fine country, and I like all the people that live in it," he told Dorothy.
Some people said that they were what Henry Longfellow wrote on his slate that day at school.
He sent out among the poor people of the city and found two little babies who had never heard a word spoken.
The people did not like this.
The people for miles around were roused as though a fire were raging.
The people called them the British.
For in that country, people never wear shoes in the house, but take them off at the door.
The people there knew nothing about war and conquest.
The shah, or ruler of these people, went out to meet Alexander and welcome him to their country.
In those days, people had not learned to be kind to their enemies.
The people were starving.
"Divide it among the poor people who need it so badly," said some.
"These people are poor because they have been too lazy to work," he said.
When the people heard about this speech of the rich man, Coriolanus, they were very angry.
The people of Antium were enemies of the Romans and had often been at war with them.
The people of Corinth never grew tired of praising his sweet music.
One summer he went over the sea to Italy; for his name was well known there, and many people wished to hear him sing.
Other people think that the dolphin which saved Arion was not a fish, but a ship named the _Dolphin_.
It grew so dark that the people could not see their way along the streets.
The people of Connecticut still remember Abraham Davenport, because he was a wise judge and a brave lawmaker.
For this reason many people were glad when he ran away from home and went to sea.
He had written many stories which people at that time liked to read.
And people say that fortune comes to us in our sleep.
Very few people ever came that way.
It was a place where good people, and timid, helpless people could find shelter in time of war.
It must be written down so that people in other places and in other times may hear it read and sung.
Poor people are often sick.
"Most of the people in the world are poor," said the coachman.
And to this day, millions of people remember and honor the name of Gautama, as that of the great lover of men.
Jacquot's business was to sell charcoal to the rich people in the city.
There will be music and dancing, and many fine people will be there.
He opened his eyes and looked around at the small, plain room and at the poor people standing near him.
People from all parts of the world sent to it, to tell it their troubles and get its advice.
The people of his country had made him their king; but as soon as he had made good laws for them he gave up his crown.
His own people despised him for his wickedness.
All the people whom they saw spoke in praise of his wisdom.
Then there are the people who reason the future will be better.
Most people haven't even tried because we cannot reasonably imagine a way by which we can be rid of them.
And because human nature changes either not at all or very slowly, people make the same choices over and over again.
When we look at this record of the choices of people, we see a wide range of behaviors.
I refer to history extensively in these pages because I believe historical people are exactly like us, only in different circumstances.
The 1920s to 1950s renderings of what people thought the future would look like are full of things like personal jetpacks and flying cars.
That is because they seem so far out of the daily experience of most people that they cannot conceive of how or why they would use them.
Will people like it?
I may be connected to other people, but still it is all about me.
We post pictures, the progress of our relationship, and people can follow our "us" page.
Linda gets the idea to call Facebook and see if she can advertise to people who change their status to "In a relationship."
Today, success still requires good execution, but the larger question is: "Can you discover and fulfill a hitherto-unknown, latent desire in people that the Internet enables?"
In 2010, people were uploading one hundred million photos on Facebook every single day.
In the Italian Renaissance, people of wealth distinguished themselves by their altruistic endeavors.
People have always had the drive and the ability to build, create, discover, and explore.
A very, very few people, however, were freed from this sustenance lifestyle, either by their fortuitous birth or outstanding ability.
Once again, war raged in Europe and around the world and left sixty million people dead.
War, poverty, misery, and nearly one hundred million people dead came from what essentially was a single wrong turn.
A contest awhile back called for people to speculate what would be the best device to hook up to the Internet.
That said, if I had to pick one function I think the Internet will turn out to "be," it is this: The Internet will become a repository and a set of applications for storing the sum total of all life experiences of all people on earth.
The Internet is full of sites that offer good to humanity and yield no profit for the people working on them.
Of course, Wikipedia is another textbook example where people toil for no payment, and anonymously as well.
People who take time out of their schedule to do something that helps just one person.
The open source movement and Creative Commons licensing are examples of people willing to share their intellectual labor to help others.
Online, people are constantly thinking up new ways to share with others.
Given that, I consider it highly likely that people will share their Digital Echo.
I think most people would.
I think to the extent the data is not identifiable to a person and is only used to make suggestions to others, people will participate.
I think most people would.
Countless people already do.
People will only contribute to the extent that their most personal information is protected.
And they will see how this information will be used to better the lives of other people in very real ways.
In our modern age, people disagree not just in terms of values they apply to knowledge, but they disagree on actual pieces of knowledge.
Or that a certain group of people who do a seemingly unrelated set of a dozen activities report levels of happiness higher than average?
Most people buy Apple TV, but a few buy the Roku XDS Streaming Player.
Amazon even tells you what percentage of people buys each one.
When I watch a Terminator movie, I am rooting for the people, not the machines.
The machine will figure this out as it collects more data and incorporates more variables, and then experiments on people to see which combinations of factors work the best.
Humans should not feel threatened in any way by this, and yet it still makes some people defensive and uncomfortable.
And that is why, if we are to use the Internet and technology to end ignorance, we still need people like Jim Haynes.
For each dinner, sixty or more people show up.
The same people seldom show up twice.
They are people who heard of his gatherings, contacted him, and said, "I want to come to your dinner party."
Jim Haynes has had well over 100,000 people come over for dinner.
These guidebooks are lists of people who live in that area who would be willing to meet you for coffee.
Then imagine if you shared your Digital Echo with a billion other people on the planet.
And if each of those billion people in turn shared a million of their life experiences, and you recorded them, you'd have an aggregate number of life experiences so large I had to look it up online.
But you still were working with the biased, anecdotal opinions of a few people not very like you.
First, it will consider all your friends, people with whom you have actual intimate relationships, and it will look at where they go for Italian food.
And not just where do they go, but where is it that people drive the farthest to get to?
And so we are interested in the Italian restaurants people drive across town repeatedly to frequent.
It will look at all other people who like the same restaurants and see where they repeatedly go for Italian food in San Francisco.
The system will weigh heavily the choices of people with Italian last names, and people who own restaurants—all these different factors, millions and millions of factors, all from the passively recorded life experiences of a billion people.
It will build a table of all the words used by people like you who have reviewed those restaurants and will look for San Francisco restaurants described with the same words.
Of course, the system only shapes decisions insofar as you take its guidance, which begs the question: Will people follow suggestions they may not fully understand?
"Where should I go to college?" is a much bigger choice that people face.
Where are people who are studying what you want to study going?
How many people similar to you went to that college and are now on antidepressants?
Every time you buy a book from Amazon, its employees use your data—information about what you did on their site in the privacy of your own home—to try to sell other people more products.
This gives me confidence that, in the wisdom-seeking systems of the future, people will be willing to share data to make the algorithms better.
As we move toward that future, it is a great tragedy that the experiences of all the people of the past are lost to us.
Some people have exceptional abilities we do not understand—for example, savants.
In addition, images engraved in walls of what appear to be people infected with polio are found in Egypt dating back to at least 1400 BC.
The disease struck people in childhood or in the prime of life.
One Gallup poll at the time said more people knew about the trial than knew the full name of the president.
At present, there are about one hundred new cases reported per month around the world, infecting about the same number of people as die from lightning strikes.
After variolation, sometimes people died from the smallpox they caught.
In 1958, with smallpox still killing two million people a year, the World Health Organization pledged to eradicate it.
And as population rises, education rises, health rises, and wealth rises, more and more people will be working on these problems.
(The use of such practices continued into the scientific age: While Jenner was inoculating people with his new smallpox vaccine, doctors were draining half a gallon of blood from George Washington for his sore throat, a procedure that hastened his death.
Some years ago, a few people taking Wellbutrin reported that their cravings for cigarettes diminished.
Its makers had not conceived bupropion hydrochloride as a drug to help people quit smoking.
For instance: Imagine all people with skin cancer voluntarily shared their Digital Echo files on an anonymous basis.
With skin cancer, like all diseases, over time some people get better and some people get worse, and often we really don't know why.
A finding might look like this: "People who eat radishes get better slightly more frequently than people who don't."
A finding might look like this: "People who eat radishes get better slightly more frequently than people who don't."
Now, you don't know if the radishes make the people get better or if something that makes people crave radishes also beats back skin cancer.
Then we see that only people in certain parts of the country are getting better.
The computers would then see that most people who got better bought their radishes in stores stocked from certain farms.
Today, we discover things like "Wellbutrin helps people stop smoking" through chance and dumb luck.
So you make sure that if your population of redheads had a million people with a certain distribution of age, the distribution in your non-redhead sample is exactly the same.
Why do people who win Academy Awards outlive people who are nominated but do not win?
It is said that tall people live shorter lives than short people.
Why do some people live to 120?
Why do some people keep their mental faculties so late in life?
Or maybe smart old people just direct that energy to crosswords and it is not the crosswords doing the job at all ...
More people will participate.
Successes will come, encouraging more data collection and more people to participate.
Then, you will search to see if other people have this same problem.
You won't be able to identify the other people; you will simply see that 1600 other people seem to have this same corn dog issue.
Groups of people will do science this same way.
Why do people in certain areas stay in school longer than those in other areas?
First: It will help us understand why certain people get certain genetic diseases.
By looking at how the genome varies between people with a genetic condition and people without it, we can identify the troublemaking gene.
Then, people could start reporting all their medical issues—headaches, halitosis, heart disease—and we will begin to see commonalities between genes and conditions we do not generally regard as genetic.
If people with those conditions get better, information about their treatment can be widely shared with those who have the common genetic factors.
For instance, have you ever seen one of those people on TV who is turning one hundred and says he ate bacon every day of his life?
My guess is that such people have some genetic factor protecting them against the adverse effects of bacon.
You still worked almost exclusively with people in your lab or at least in your city.
Today, an astonishing 77 percent of the people in the world have mobile devices and thus access to all kinds of better care via telemedicine.
As access becomes cheaper and better, and the whole world has mobile phones, more information can be delivered to people in remote parts of the world.
And when more and more people have their medical history tracked over time, we will learn even more about how our bodies get sick and how they heal.
With each trade he got something he valued more than what he traded away; and presumably all the people he traded with along the way also increased their value with each trade.
So when people have excess goods, they are able to trade those goods away for things they want and suffer less of a decrease in utility than the amount they are increasing in their trading partners.
Etsy allows people to trade their crafts, items they have made with their own hands and materials.
Most of these people have other jobs and obligations, so without something like Etsy, they might not be able to enter into these trades.
This has no offline corollary and is economically empowering to so many people. 5. eBay and reallocating existing goods. eBay is actually a little like direct trade.
I take things from my attic and my garage and sell them to people who value them more than I do.
The pay per click (PPC) business is a way to advertise online to people who did a specific search in a search engine like Google or who are viewing content on a certain topic.
For instance, I could hand carve bird calls and then advertise them only to people who are looking at online content about hand-carved bird calls or who search the Internet for information about hand-carved bird calls.
But if each of ten people specialized on just one-tenth of the task, they could together make 48,000, an increase in per-person productivity from one pin a day to 4,800 pins per day.
Once someone knows how to make a factory that can produce 48,000 pins a day with ten people, someone else can figure out how to make one that makes 100,000 a day with five people.
Most things come in a limited supply, so some people have a thing and others do not.
The theory of pricing means people who want items the most choose to buy those items instead of others they could buy.
As we envision a world where machines do more and more work that people used to do, our minds naturally turn to those who would be displaced by technological advance.
The idea of free trade has divided people for as long as trade has existed.
One person with a horse and a cotton gin could process as much as fifty people without the gin.
Even though this allowed cotton prices to plummet and demand for cotton to increase, some of those fifty people got laid off, no doubt shaking their fists at the infernal gin as they stormed off the property.
When businesses and people are made to consider the overall effects of their choices as opposed to only their individual effects, efficient outcomes occur.
Who do you think makes more money: the one person who operates the cotton gin we discussed in the last chapter or one of the fifty people he replaced?
We only have people doing this work because we have not yet developed the technology to get machines to do it.
The minute we do, the people doing those jobs should become operators of the new machines—and get big raises because their productivity just shot way up.
All people would have tools to make them more productive.
I think most people want this.
The number of people who feel challenged by their work is depressingly low.
The number of people who want to be challenged by their work is encouragingly high.
How many people do you know who say their job stretches them to their maximum potential?
How many people do you suppose would like that?
Frankly, no one wants to do them, so the only way to get people to do them is to pay them.
But what if a machine did everything people really don't want to do?
And the sooner we get machines to do the things they can do, freeing up people to do what they can do, the happier and wealthier we all will be.
Have I convinced you that replacing people with machines frees people from the bondage of doing machine work?
If this is not the case, people will not trade their labor for things that can easily or capriciously be taken away. 3.
People simply cannot move that fast.
And when I say robots, I don't mean androids, which are people-shaped machines doing the work of people.
People play chess, so that object playing the Grand Master must be a person.
It is altogether possible that many people would want to have conversations with their dogs mainly because they regard their dogs as sentient.
Artificial surrogates for human companionship are always vastly inferior to the real thing; we crave connections with people, not machines.
If we obtained this ten-thousand-fold increase simply by allowing specialization and dividing work up among people, then what astronomical gains will we achieve by outsourcing that work to robots capable of working with unimaginable precision at unimaginable speed?
Let that sink in: By dividing work up among people so they could specialize, we went from bows and arrows to Apollo moon missions.
People specialized, technology advanced, and as a result, men walked on the moon.
And the people whose houses or lives it saves?
So, let's say on average the pan is worth $2,000 to everyone who uses it—all the way from the people who just think it is "cool" to the people who it saves from food poisoning to the people whose lives and houses it saves.
It will verify the credentials of any service people who come by.
By the government's calculation, about 40 percent of India's population, or half a billion people, are below that level.
At that point, people flee the land looking for a better deal.
People broadly agree that government should do at least this much.
Government is the servant of the people, not the master.
As national income increases in a given country, the size of government as a portion of gross national product (GNP) rises and the range of services people expect the government to offer rises.
The higher the average income of the people (as expressed through per capita GNP), the higher the tax rate.
It is safe to say that more than a majority of people in rich nations feel this way.
It seems that as national income rises, people choose to create larger governments that offer more entitlements and have more expansive powers.
First, more people need them.
Most people would not term that welfare, which has become a loaded phrase associated with the state making a payment to individuals.
This is simply returning to the people a portion of income from land that is publicly owned.
The people in Alaska who get the checks don't work for them.
Therefore millions of people were willing to pay hundreds of dollars for the software to make them more productive.
In a world of economic superabundance, people will no longer tolerate poverty.
As civilization and technology advance, people begin to create more than they consume.
Is there a logical end to that—a physical or economic law of some kind that says only 10 percent or 20 percent or 30 percent of people can ever be this wealthy?
Some people will have a hard time adjusting to the new reality.
When I talk about this future, a future in which machines will do more and more of the work people do now, I always get some variant of the same question: What about the people who lose their jobs to machines and don't have any other skills?
The implication is always that some people are simply unable to do any job that a machine cannot do.
First, I would contend that the size of this problem is substantially smaller than many people would guess.
We see with our eyes many people doing mind-numbingly boring jobs and assume that is all they are capable of doing.
Simply because only so many jobs can, in theory, be replaced by machines does not imply anything about the ability of the people now doing them.
Well, wealth would expand dramatically, and the people who had those jobs before could get new and better jobs, such as managing the army of manure-toting robots.
And yet, we know of no cases of mass "left behind-ness," of people unable to learn how to function in this environment.
People are highly versatile, great at learning new things, naturally curious, and naturally enjoy new things.
It may seem intuitive at first glance, this idea that somehow there are only so many jobs and if you replace people with machines, people have fewer jobs.
People used to sweep the streets at night until a machine replaced them.
If a million people lose their jobs to a machine, then entrepreneurs start businesses that hire those people to do other things.
We still have people in boring, dead-end jobs only because we haven't built a machine to do the work.
In the prosperous future, one group of people will rise to this challenge.
When those are the paths people choose between in the future—a Star Trek path or a WALL·E path—some will choose one and some will choose the other.
But it is my belief that many more people will choose the first choice.
I think most people around the world will seek personal excellence.
But many people's lives do follow humdrum, dispiriting patterns because we employ too many people doing work that machines should be doing.
Imagine if all the people with boring, dead-end machine jobs were told they never had to work another day in their life at a job they did not like.
We all know the stories of people who win the lottery—and let's face it, far too often no good comes of it.
People in these jobs know two states: working, which they do not enjoy, and relaxation, which is far better.
But over time, these dehumanizing jobs are what will be "left behind," not the people who perform them.
But sadly, other people don't think his work is any good.
In the future, all people will be able to follow their passions without regard for market forces.
Often when I discuss this idea with people, they bring up an objection I have come to call The Spoiled Rich Kid Problem.
Won't all people (or at least most people) waste their lives on narcissistic, hedonistic pleasure?
Plus, we have powers formerly attributed to the ancient gods; we can fly, talk to people in other places, and see what is happening elsewhere.
It is their right—but it is my belief that these people will be few.
In my experience, people who challenge themselves and strive for goals are happier and healthier than those who don't.
People who live their lives following their passions seem more full of life and energy than anyone else.
Jobs done by people will be only the ones that require uniquely human capabilities to do.
I reasoned that if I could show how poverty will end, then of course hunger would end as well—how many rich people do you hear about going hungry?
By comparison, if a country has 99 percent of the people working in agriculture—if it is barely feeding itself, even with everyone working at that—then it is living at a subsistence level, the very definition of poverty.
People riot when convinced that food is unjustly being kept from them.
He writes how in Europe when there is a problem, people turn to the government to solve it, but in America, they form what he calls "voluntary associations"—what we might term charities and nonprofits.
Why are people so quick to vilify those on the "other side" of the issue—and why do we even think in terms of sides?
As we noted earlier, people no longer disagree simply about what values to apply to a set of facts—rather, they disagree as to the nature of the facts themselves.
Given so many different nutritional theories and viewpoints, most people base their own nutritional philosophies on a combination of two factors: personal experience and social/political worldview.
This makes a great deal of sense: If nutrition isn't governed by universal laws (as physics is) and instead affects different people differently, then the way you will know certain things is by learning through trial and error, through your own experience.
And second, people are really bad at connecting cause and effect in their lives when it comes to things like this.
The second way people choose a nutritional theory is to develop it from their overall social and political understanding of the world.
This is how people are.
So the current frustrating situation, where so many people have such wildly divergent understandings about nutrition, will fade away.
Start with India, which has more chronically hungry people than any other country.
That's a quarter of all the hungry people in the world.
Next comes China, with the second highest number of hungry people at 130.4 million.
Pakistan has the third largest number of hungry people with a total of 43.4 million.
More than half the hungry people in the world live in just these three nations—nations that are all net food exporters.
Well, in the developed world, the percent of people needed to farm fell from more than 90 percent to today's 4 percent.
And he even projects that if farmers followed his plan, it is quite conceivable that in 2050 there will be nine billion people feeding more comfortably than today off a smaller acreage of cropland, releasing large tracts of land for nature reserves.
When few people own land and most people live in cities, it is quite common to have high degrees of hunger in a nation that is exporting food.
But the problem, of course, was that food prices went up, the people went hungry, and riots ensued.
Ever since we've had agriculture, people have been employing technology to make it better.
When so many people farm and so much depends on it, innovation will happen.
Many of the people Borlaug worked with at this time were poor, even starving.
By the time Norman Borlaug passed away in 2009 at the age of ninety-five, he had become one of only six people to have won the Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Congressional Gold Medal.
There were more people farming in the United States in 1820 than there are today.
Second, some people will still want their food grown the old-fashioned way, just like how I buy heritage meats and heirloom seeds.
But when the farm of tomorrow delivers on this holistic promise, I think all people will embrace it.
A century ago, cars were made one at a time by a half dozen people working together.
This is the part that makes some people even more nervous.
It affects more than one hundred million people in a hundred countries, kills more than a million people a year, and blinds another half million for good measure.
Environmentalists should be the first people onboard the genetic modification bandwagon.
Weigh that against the certainty that nearly a billion people are hungry right now and I don't know why we would decline to acquire this knowledge.
We can empower people to feed themselves.
The access to information that mobile phones are bringing virtually everywhere on the planet is helping people raise their standard of living and will do so even more dramatically in the years to come.
If politicians are demonstrably good at one thing, it is getting elected, and people who are starving don't normally re-elect their representatives.
A leader can only afford to let her people go hungry when she doesn't answer to them.
Grass roots efforts to assist people in need.
It was his view that "the attainment of human rights in the fullest sense cannot be achieved so long as hundreds of millions of poverty-stricken people lack the basic necessities for life."
During this three-year period, conveniently named by the Chinese "The Three Years of Natural Disasters," no one really knows how many people died; estimates range from fifteen million to a high of more than forty-five million.
As people were dying in large numbers around them, officials did not think to save them.
Yang also quotes Mao as saying in a 1959 meeting, When there is not enough to eat, people starve to death.
It is better to let half of the people die so that the other half can eat their fill.
The hungrier people were ... the less likely they were to run away.
If people were permanently obsessed with food, all individual thought, all capacity to argue, even people's sex drive, would disappear.
Before his death, Pol Pot conceded that his regime certainly killed people, but ''to say that millions died is too much.''
As people grow wealthier (as the whole world will), they typically spend more money on food, though it is less as a percentage of overall income.
People who buy organic food, for instance, are not doing it simply because they have more money.
As the world grows richer, people will care more about how their food is made, how the animals are treated, whether the laborer who picked the food is paid a living wage.
But over time, as incomes around the world rise, people will migrate more and more to products associated with social practices that match their own ideals.
It should be noted that the Byzantines were among the most civilized people in all the world at that time.
I offer these stories not to demonstrate that people can be cruel.
This is how people lived their lives in the past and if asked about it, they would have defended it.
The disturbing thing to realize is we would have been those people had we been born in those times.
In many places, we have ended the legal discrimination of people based on race.
People in power used to be able to order executions as capriciously as the queen did in Alice in Wonderland.
It is no longer legal for people to be secretly arrested, not charged, and left to rot in jail.
We have not only outlawed cruelty to animals, but increasingly, people care about the living conditions of even the animals they eat.
Ask people in what way they hope the world will become better and you will certainly get replies about reducing poverty, disease, and hunger.
Of course, the people making that judgment call and the people doing the actual dying usually are not one and the same, and therein lies the problem.
After speaking about the economic costs of war, the burden it places on the economy, and the toll this takes on the people, Eisenhower closed by describing the peace proposals he was offering Russia and China.
Nation-states allow groups of people to create governments that reflect their common values.
People in a small town in Alabama, a small city in Algeria, and a large city in Argentina all desire different forms of governments with different services.
As American diplomat Ralph Johnson Bunche aptly observed, "There are no warlike people, just warlike leaders."
Then someone else decides to send that child, at eighteen, to another land to kill people and to die?
Someone else decides to empty the cities and send all the young people to go fight in the war?
Second, in the past, technological improvements did not decrease human beings' propensity to wage war; they only made people better at killing.
By far, the world's bloodiest century was the twentieth century, which saw one hundred million people die from war.
War disrupts this, and people will have little patience for it if there is not an extremely compelling reason for it.
Some people regard their iPod the same way.
This is not to say that if another Pearl Harbor or another 9/11 occurred, people in any country wouldn't rise to the occasion and make great sacrifices if needed.
But let's adopt the cynic's view for a moment and assume people in these corporations are chiefly concerned about their financial benefit, not about human suffering, when it comes to war.
People can come together and choose a form of government suitable to them.
Many people alive today were adults when signs that said "Whites Only" were common.
These changes occurred in a single lifetime, which meant people changed their minds.
As Alfred Einstein once observed, "Nothing will end war unless the people themselves refuse to go to war."
It is the ultimate manifestation of the marketplace of ideas; the more people who proffer their ideas to the world, the better the outcome will be for us all.
Third, the web acts as a feedback loop in that it allows all people to say what is on their minds.
It is inefficient because I must know to follow people in order to receive their updates, and that knowing spreads haphazardly.
After all, it has connected hundreds of millions of people and shows no sign of stopping until everyone is connected.
Before it is all over, the number of Facebook accounts will exceed the number of people on the planet.
Everyone will be on Facebook, as will be every business, every idea, every brand, and all the people who were once members but have since passed away.
Most Facebook users have people of other ethnicities and national origin as Facebook friends.
We have seen it most recently and most profoundly in the Arab Spring, where the motto we see again and again is Ash-sha'b yurid isqat an-nizam, or "The people want to bring down the regime."
People want to be free.
Free people establish governments to protect their rights.
In point #29, we described how peace is served when mobile devices allow people to organize and communicate in a widely distributed fashion.
Enabling people to communicate in a method with which their governments cannot interfere is a force for freedom and peace.
I know this is a controversial forecast, and to many people a very depressing one, but I think it is both inevitable and good.
More people speak some English than any other language.
More people are learning English in China than there are people who speak it in the United States.
More people coming online.
It seems fitting to end this part of the list—ways that information and communication will help end war—by noting that every day, every moment, more and more people have access to the Internet.
In 2006, roughly a billion people had access to the Internet.
By 2020, it is estimated that five billion people will be online, representing two-thirds the population of the planet.
Educated people seem to pose more of a threat to autocrats.
Younger people have less wealth than older ones, on average.
Because young people generally understand and utilize technology better than older people, we will see a shift in power and influence toward the young.
Young people, who would be expected to do the dying if another war came, are generally more determined to keep the peace than their elders.
This is a force for peace, as more and more people have family members in more than one culture and share the interests of more than one nationality.
And with every passing year, more people have visited more places.
In addition, more than one billion of the world's seven billion people visited a country other than their own in 2011.
More people using passports to travel internationally will increase understanding and help reduce touch points that could lead to war.
This gave people a shared set of cultural references.
You view it as your duty to protest when people who do not hold to those values gain power.
It is the same spirit that makes people fanatical about a certain sports team, regardless of the players or the score.
As civilization advances, we are becoming better people, and unquestionably more empathic.
Can you imagine the public reaction to that today: A quarter of a million people killed or wounded in a single day?
Another million people were lost in the Battle of Verdun.
People will always try to get other people to do what they want them to.
People will always try to get other people to do what they want them to.
In both those cases, a technology or technique came along that actually changed the way people think.
Instead of relearning things over the course of centuries, people will be able to learn from the choices others have made.
Moore's Law works because many thousands of people compete with each other to drive technology forward.
The economy makes new machines that replace manual labor because many thousands of people are paid very well to do so.
Thousands of people research alternative energy because a breakthrough will change the world and make fortunes.
Thousands of people research diseases because they individually want to cure them.
If the whole world had only ten thousand people, how many breakthroughs would you expect?
The ability of a few people to do a massive amount of damage rises as civilization becomes more complex and destructive power increases.
A term, "techno-utopian," is often applied to people who believe a technology will bring about a perfect world.
My goal is not to convince people that the world will be perfect in the future.
I look for the day when a billion planets are populated with a billion people each.
At the time in history when our future has never looked brighter, it is baffling that some people are more pessimistic than ever.
When I learned that there was a gift for each child, I was delighted, and the kind people who had prepared the tree permitted me to hand the presents to the children.
He says, the court of investigation before which I was brought consisted of eight people: four blind, four seeing persons.
It seems strange to many people that I should be impressed by the wonders and beauties of Niagara.
Those are red-letter days in our lives when we meet people who thrill us like a fine poem, people whose handshake is brimful of unspoken sympathy, and whose sweet, rich natures impart to our eager, impatient spirits a wonderful restfulness which, in its essence, is divine.
I have often been asked, "Do not people bore you?"
They are like people who when walking with you try to shorten their steps to suit yours; the hypocrisy in both cases is equally exasperating.
I have met people so empty of joy, that when I clasped their frosty finger tips, it seemed as if I were shaking hands with a northeast storm.
When I visit many strange countries my brother and Mildred will stay with grandmother because they will be too small to see a great many people and I think they would cry loud on the great rough ocean.
Many years ago there lived in England many good people, but the king and his friends were not kind and gentle and patient with good people, because the king did not like to have the people disobey him.
People did not like to go to church with the king; but they did like to build very nice little churches for themselves.
When they went to Holland they did not know anyone; and they could not know what the people were talking about because they did not know Dutch.
Poor people were not happy for their hearts were full of sad thoughts because they did not know much about America.
Every day the people went upon deck to look out for land.
One day there was a great shout on the ship for the people saw the land and they were full of joy because they had reached a new country safely.
Many years ago, before people came to live on the earth, great trees and tall grasses and huge ferns and all the beautiful flowers cover the earth.
The stars are so far away that people cannot tell much about them, without very excellent instruments.
They tell people when to go to work, and when to go home and rest.
The engine-bell tells the passengers that they are coming to a station, and it tells the people to keep out of the way.
Sometimes very terrible accidents happen, and many people are burned and drowned and injured.
How did God tell people that his home was in heaven?
Perhaps people would be better in a great many ways, for they could not fight as they do now.
Just think of an army of blind people, with guns and cannon!
Helen asked that the contributions, which people were sending from all over America and England, be devoted to Tommy's education.
It makes me think that all people are good and loving.
Once the Earl of Meath came to see me, and he told me that the queen was much beloved by her people, because of her gentleness and wisdom.
If you do come, you will want to ask the kind people of Boston to help brighten Tommy's whole life.
It is very beautiful to think that people far away in England feel sorry for a little helpless child in America.
I used to think, when I read in my books about your great city, that when I visited it the people would be strangers to me, but now I feel differently.
It seems to me that all people who have loving, pitying hearts, are not strangers to each other.
It is very beautiful to think that you can tell so many people of the heavenly Father's tender love for all His children even when they are not gentle and noble as He wishes them to be.
I hope that good people will continue to work for Tommy until his fund is completed, and education has brought light and music into his little life.
It is Sunday morning, and while I sit here in the library writing this letter you are teaching hundreds of people some of the grand and beautiful things about their heavenly Father.
We thought everything was arranged: but we found Monday that Mrs. Elliott would not be willing to let us invite more than fifty people, because Mrs. Howe's house is quite small.
Kind people will not disappoint me, when they know that I plead for helpless little children who live in darkness and ignorance.
A great many people came.
In a prefatory note which Miss Sullivan wrote for St. Nicholas, she says that people frequently said to her, "Helen sees more with her fingers than we do with our eyes."
I never realized what a wonderful people the Japanese are until I saw their most interesting exhibit.
I did not like to trouble them while I was trying to get money for poor little Tommy, for of course it was more important that he should be educated than that my people should have books to read. 4.
After my little "speech," we attended a reception at which over six hundred people were present.
The "Iliad" is beautiful with all the truth, and grace and simplicity of a wonderfully childlike people while the "Aeneid" is more stately and reserved.
They are like the people whom they see every day, who prefer the crowded, noisy city to the quiet and freedom of the country.
Of course you have read about the "Gordon Memorial College," which the English people are to erect at Khartoum.
Why, only a little while ago people thought it quite impossible to teach the deaf-blind anything; but no sooner was it proved possible than hundreds of kind, sympathetic hearts were fired with the desire to help them, and now we see how many of those poor, unfortunate persons are being taught to see the beauty and reality of life.
There were about twenty-five thousand people at the game, and, when we went out, the noise was so terrific, we nearly jumped out of our skins, thinking it was the din of war, and not of a football game that we heard.
His people must have wondered at his unusual deliberation.
All deaf people naturally gesticulate.
Her memory of people is remarkable.
Her life has been a series of attempts to do whatever other people do, and to do it as well.
Her success has been complete, for in trying to be like other people she has come most fully to be herself.
Miss Keller's effort to reach out and meet other people on their own intellectual ground has kept her informed of daily affairs.
Most blind people are aided by the sense of sound, so that a fair comparison is hard to make, except with other deaf-blind persons.
Even people who know her fairly well have written in the magazines about Miss Sullivan's "mysterious telegraphic communications" with her pupil.
If more people knew this, and the friends and relatives of deaf children learned the manual alphabet at once the deaf all over the world would be happier and better educated.
Green's "Short History of the English People" is in six large volumes.
Most educated blind people know several, but it would save trouble if, as Miss Keller suggests, English braille were universally adopted.
The question of a special "sixth sense," such as people have ascribed. to Miss Keller, is a delicate one.
This much is certain, she cannot have any sense that other people may not have, and the existence of a special sense is not evident to her or to any one who knows her.
After thinking a little while, she added, 'I think Shakespeare made it very terrible so that people would see how fearful it is to do wrong.'
Of the real world she knows more of the good and less of the evil than most people seem to know.
When she was told of the surrender of the brave little people, her face clouded and she was silent a few minutes.
Doubtless the work of the past few months does seem like a triumphal march to him; but then people seldom see the halting and painful steps by which the most insignificant success is achieved.
Many people have thought that any attempt to find the principles in her method would be nothing but a later theory superimposed on Miss Sullivan's work.
Already people remark the change in Helen.
Helen's instincts are decidedly social; she likes to have people about her and to visit her friends, partly, I think, because they always have things she likes to eat.
He sees people do things, and he tries to do them.
After she had played with them a little while, the thought occurred to her that the puppies must have special names, like people, and she asked for the name of each pup.
Already people are taking a deep interest in Helen.
We are bothered a good deal by people who assume the responsibility of the world when God is neglectful.
They tell us that Helen is "overdoing," that her mind is too active (these very people thought she had no mind at all a few months ago!) and suggest many absurd and impossible remedies.
It's queer how ready people always are with advice in any real or imaginary emergency, and no matter how many times experience has shown them to be wrong, they continue to set forth their opinions, as if they had received them from the Almighty!
The first evening she learned the names of all the people in the hotel, about twenty, I think.
She taught the young people the alphabet, and several of them learned to talk with her.
When walking or riding she often gives the names of the people we meet almost as soon as we recognize them.
The circus people were much interested in Helen, and did everything they could to make her first circus a memorable event.
I don't know what I should have done, had some of the young people not learned to talk with her.
She said, "They read and talk loud to people to be good."
But I haven't time to write all the pleasant things people said--they would make a very large book, and the kind things they did for us would fill another volume.
It seems strange that people should marvel at what is really so simple.
They like juicy fruit to eat as well as people, and they are hungry.
I have always talked to Helen exactly as I would talk to a seeing and hearing child, and I have insisted that other people should do the same.
It is often necessary to remind her that there are infinitely many things that the wisest people in the world cannot explain.
"No one knows what the soul is like," I replied; "but we know that it is not the body, and it is that part of us which thinks and loves and hopes, and which Christian people believe will live on after the body is dead."
Helen has the vitality of feeling, the freshness and eagerness of interest, and the spiritual insight of the artistic temperament, and naturally she has a more active and intense joy in life, simply as life, and in nature, books, and people than less gifted mortals.
Other people say they have no success in making Miss Keller "hear" them.
She excels other deaf people because she was taught as if she were normal.
On the other hand, the peculiar value to her of language, which ordinary people take for granted as a necessary part of them like their right hand, made her think about language and love it.
No one shall be allowed to think it was anything wrong; and some day she will write a great, beautiful story or poem that will make many people happy.
She thinks it is wonderful that two people should write stories so much alike; but she still considers her own as original.
I never thought that people could make such mistakes.
She could not keep back her tears, and the chief cause of her pain seemed to be the fear lest people should doubt her truthfulness.
Most people will feel the superior imaginative quality of Helen Keller's opening paragraph.
As soon as my strength returned, I began to take an interest in what the people around me were doing.
Her vocabulary has all the phrases that other people use, and the explanation of it, and the reasonableness of it ought to be evident by this time.
Writing for other people, she should in many cases be true to outer fact rather than to her own experience.
It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil.
To be sure, I take the keenest interest in everything that concerns those who surround me; it is this very interest which makes it so difficult for me to carry on a conversation with some people who will not talk or say what they think, but I should not be sorry to find more friends ready to talk with me now and then about the wonderful things I read.
The very fact that the nineteenth century has not produced many authors whom the world may count among the greatest of all time does not in my opinion justify the remark, "There may come a time when people cease to write."
What old people say you cannot do, you try and find that you can.
After all, the practical reason why, when the power is once in the hands of the people, a majority are permitted, and for a long period continue, to rule, is not because they are most likely to be in the right, nor because this seems fairest to the minority, but because they are physically the strongest.
This people must cease to hold slaves, and to make war on Mexico, though it cost them their existence as a people.
If we were left solely to the wordy wit of legislators in Congress for our guidance, uncorrected by the seasonable experience and the effectual complaints of the people, America would not long retain her rank among the nations.
"How plainly all these young people wear their hearts on their sleeves!" said Anna Mikhaylovna, pointing to Nicholas as he went out.
"People are always too clever with their eldest children and try to make something exceptional of them," said the visitor.
Let people think what they will of me, it's really all the same to me when my son's fate is at stake.
People are always disturbing him, answered Pierre, trying to remember who this young man was.
Midway down the long table on one side sat the grownup young people: Vera beside Berg, and Pierre beside Boris; and on the other side, the children, tutors, and governesses.
The German tutor was trying to remember all the dishes, wines, and kinds of dessert, in order to send a full description of the dinner to his people in Germany; and he felt greatly offended when the butler with a bottle wrapped in a napkin passed him by.
The young people, at the countess' instigation, gathered round the clavichord and harp.
At the visitors' request the young people sang the quartette, "The Brook," with which everyone was delighted.
He had not finished the last verse before the young people began to get ready to dance in the large hall, and the sound of the feet and the coughing of the musicians were heard from the gallery.
The princess smiled as people do who think they know more about the subject under discussion than those they are talking with.
I still believed in people, loved them, and sacrificed myself.
But neither Anna Mikhaylovna nor the footman nor the coachman, who could not help seeing these people, took any notice of them.
The same people were still sitting here in almost the same positions as before, whispering to one another.
The sick man was given something to drink, there was a stir around him, then the people resumed their places and the service continued.
As for the past two years people have amused themselves by finding husbands for me (most of whom I don't even know), the matchmaking chronicles of Moscow now speak of me as the future Countess Bezukhova.
I never could understand the fondness some people have for confusing their minds by dwelling on mystical books that merely awaken their doubts and excite their imagination, giving them a bent for exaggeration quite contrary to Christian simplicity.
It was a convoy of conscripts enrolled from our people and starting to join the army.
"Why, this is a palace!" she said to her husband, looking around with the expression with which people compliment their host at a ball.
He asked about mutual acquaintances, and she became still more animated and chattered away giving him greetings from various people and retelling the town gossip.
As Sterne says: 'We don't love people so much for the good they have done us, as for the good we have done them.'
And here, friend, the people are quite beggarly.
But among these people Prince Andrew knew how to take his stand so that they respected and even feared him.
"Walk him up and down, my dear fellow," he continued, with that gay brotherly cordiality which goodhearted young people show to everyone when they are happy.
"Well there certainly are disgusting people," thought Rostov as he entered.
"Heaven only knows what the people here may imagine," muttered Telyanin, taking up his cap and moving toward a small empty room.
These sayings were prepared in the inner laboratory of his mind in a portable form as if intentionally, so that insignificant society people might carry them from drawing room to drawing room.
Oh, you clever people, said a third manly voice interrupting them both.
"Ah, here are people coming," he thought joyfully, seeing some men running toward him.
These different people-- businessmen, relations, and acquaintances alike--were all disposed to treat the young heir in the most friendly and flattering manner: they were all evidently firmly convinced of Pierre's noble qualities.
Besides, he had no time to ask himself whether these people were sincere or not.
When he read that sentence, Pierre felt for the first time that some link which other people recognized had grown up between himself and Helene, and that thought both alarmed him, as if some obligation were being imposed on him which he could not fulfill, and pleased him as an entertaining supposition.
The old aunt received the two young people in her corner, but seemed desirous of hiding her adoration for Helene and inclined rather to show her fear of Anna Pavlovna.
I will invite two or three people, and if he does not understand what he ought to do then it will be my affair--yes, my affair.
On Helene's name day, a small party of just their own people--as his wife said--met for supper at Prince Vasili's.
"Something special is always said in such cases," he thought, but could not remember what it was that people say.
It is very difficult to tell the truth, and young people are rarely capable of it.
At that moment it meant nothing to him who might be standing over him, or what was said of him; he was only glad that people were standing near him and only wished that they would help him and bring him back to life, which seemed to him so beautiful now that he had today learned to understand it so differently.
"What have the young people come to nowadays, eh, Feoktist?" said he.
Here, as elsewhere, he was surrounded by an atmosphere of subservience to his wealth, and being in the habit of lording it over these people, he treated them with absent-minded contempt.
Pierre was one of those people who, in spite of an appearance of what is called weak character, do not seek a confidant in their troubles.
Have these people no feeling, or honor?
Few people do understand him.
"I know people consider me a bad man!" he said.
Dolokhov often dined at the Rostovs', never missed a performance at which they were present, and went to Iogel's balls for young people which the Rostovs always attended.
About twenty people were present, including Dolokhov and Denisov.
So said the mothers as they watched their young people executing their newly learned steps, and so said the youths and maidens themselves as they danced till they were ready to drop, and so said the grown-up young men and women who came to these balls with an air of condescension and found them most enjoyable.
Denisov sat down by the old ladies and, leaning on his saber and beating time with his foot, told them something funny and kept them amused, while he watched the young people dancing, Iogel with Natasha, his pride and his best pupil, were the first couple.
The young people, after returning from the theater, had had supper and were grouped round the clavichord.
But, though she noticed it, she was herself in such high spirits at that moment, so far from sorrow, sadness, or self-reproach, that she purposely deceived herself as young people often do.
Nonsense! cried the count, suddenly reddening with an apoplectic flush over neck and nape as old people do.
"I know your outlook," said the Mason, "and the view of life you mention, and which you think is the result of your own mental efforts, is the one held by the majority of people, and is the invariable fruit of pride, indolence, and ignorance.
Pierre gradually began to recover himself and looked about at the room and at the people in it.
In Kiev Pierre found some people he knew, and strangers hastened to make his acquaintance and joyfully welcomed the rich newcomer, the largest landowner of the province.
As is usually the case with people meeting after a prolonged separation, it was long before their conversation could settle on anything.
They went out and walked about till dinnertime, talking of the political news and common acquaintances like people who do not know each other intimately.
What evil and error are there in it, if people were dying of disease without help while material assistance could so easily be rendered, and I supplied them with a doctor, a hospital, and an asylum for the aged?
It is those people I pity, and for their sake I should like to liberate the serfs.
"They impose on the people," he repeated.
When Pierre had gone and the members of the household met together, they began to express their opinions of him as people always do after a new acquaintance has left, but as seldom happens, no one said anything but what was good of him.
He had not only become known, but people had grown accustomed to him and accepted him.
After all, people do go in....
And passing people who looked after him with curiosity, he entered the porch of the Emperor's house.
There he found so many people, among them officers who, like himself, had come in civilian clothes, that he had difficulty in getting a dinner.
People talked about him, were interested in him, and wanted to meet him.
Speranski did not shift his eyes from one face to another as people involuntarily do on entering a large company and was in no hurry to speak.
As happens to some people, especially to men who judge those near to them severely, he always on meeting anyone new-- especially anyone whom, like Speranski, he knew by reputation--expected to discover in him the perfection of human qualities.
To Bolkonski so many people appeared contemptible and insignificant creatures, and he so longed to find in someone the living ideal of that perfection toward which he strove, that he readily believed that in Speranski he had found this ideal of a perfectly rational and virtuous man.
It seemed as if I chattered incessantly with other people and suddenly remembered that this could not please him, and I wished to come close to him and embrace him.
In Petersburg they were provincials, and the very people they had entertained in Moscow without inquiring to what set they belonged, here looked down on them.
Natasha heard and felt that several people were asking about her and looking at her.
Peronskaya was pointing out to the countess the most important people at the ball.
She was not concerned about the Emperor or any of those great people whom Peronskaya was pointing out--she had but one thought: Is it possible no one will ask me, that I shall not be among the first to dance?
"How can people be dissatisfied with anything?" thought Natasha.
Most of the anecdotes, if not relating to the state service, related to people in the service.
It seemed that in this company the insignificance of those people was so definitely accepted that the only possible attitude toward them was one of good humored ridicule.
Only Countess Helene, considering the society of such people as the Bergs beneath her, could be cruel enough to refuse such an invitation.
Berg, closely buttoned up in his new uniform, sat beside his wife explaining to her that one always could and should be acquainted with people above one, because only then does one get satisfaction from acquaintances.
The old people sat with the old, the young with the young, and the hostess at the tea table, on which stood exactly the same kind of cakes in a silver cake basket as the Panins had at their party.
He pointed to his manuscript book with that air of escaping from the ills of life with which unhappy people look at their work.
These were all their own people who had settled down in the house almost as members of the family, or persons who were, it seemed, obliged to live in the count's house.
Such were Dimmler the musician and his wife, Vogel the dancing master and his family, Belova, an old maiden lady, an inmate of the house, and many others such as Petya's tutors, the girls' former governess, and other people who simply found it preferable and more advantageous to live in the count's house than at home.
No one in the house sent people about or gave them as much trouble as Natasha did.
She could not see people unconcernedly, but had to send them on some errand.
Dimmler struck a chord and, turning to Natasha, Nicholas, and Sonya, remarked: "How quiet you young people are!"
The young people had disappeared.
"Look, his mustache and eyelashes are all white!" said one of the strange, pretty, unfamiliar people--the one with fine eyebrows and mustache.
The crowd of people really had made the house stuffy.
It hurt her to think that while she lived only in the thought of him, he was living a real life, seeing new places and new people that interested him.
"Helene, who has never cared for anything but her own body and is one of the stupidest women in the world," thought Pierre, "is regarded by people as the acme of intelligence and refinement, and they pay homage to her.
In the second act there was scenery representing tombstones, there was a round hole in the canvas to represent the moon, shades were raised over the footlights, and from horns and contrabass came deep notes while many people appeared from right and left wearing black cloaks and holding things like daggers in their hands.
He did not mind what people thought of him.
There were a good many people there, but nearly all strangers to Natasha.
In the drawing room people began arranging the chairs and taking their seats.
And she burst into sobs with the despairing vehemence with which people bewail disasters they feel they have themselves occasioned.
With compressed and parched lips and dry fixed eyes, she sat at the window, uneasily watching the people who drove past and hurriedly glancing round at anyone who entered the room.
Pierre felt it strange to see this calm, indifferent crowd of people unaware of what was going on in his soul.
The higher a man stands on the social ladder, the more people he is connected with and the more power he has over others, the more evident is the predestination and inevitability of his every action.
At each of these towns thousands of people met him with excitement and enthusiasm.
For him it was no new conviction that his presence in any part of the world, from Africa to the steppes of Muscovy alike, was enough to dumfound people and impel them to insane self-oblivion.
He took Balashev by the arm and crossed the room with him, unconsciously clearing a path seven yards wide as the people on both sides made way for him.
He evidently wanted to do all the talking himself, and continued to talk with the sort of eloquence and unrestrained irritability to which spoiled people are so prone.
The Emperor was in very good spirits after his ride through Vilna, where crowds of people had rapturously greeted and followed him.
"But a large number of monasteries and churches is always a sign of the backwardness of a people," said Napoleon, turning to Caulaincourt for appreciation of this remark.
But though externally all remained as of old, the inner relations of all these people had changed since Prince Andrew had seen them last.
When one thinks who and what--what trash--can cause people misery! he said with a malignity that alarmed Princess Mary.
But this was only the external condition; the essential significance of the presence of the Emperor and of all these people, from a courtier's point of view (and in an Emperor's vicinity all became courtiers), was clear to everyone.
A third, in the absence of opponents, between two councils would simply solicit a special gratuity for his faithful services, well knowing that at that moment people would be too busy to refuse him.
That arousing of the people by their sovereign and his call to them to defend their country--the very incitement which was the chief cause of Russia's triumph in so far as it was produced by the Tsar's personal presence in Moscow--was suggested to the Emperor, and accepted by him, as a pretext for quitting the army.
The child cannot believe that the strongest and wisest of its people have no remedy for its pain, and the hope of relief and the expression of its mother's sympathy while she rubs the bump comforts it.
When they prayed for those who hate us, she tried to think of her enemies and people who hated her, in order to pray for them.
"People are being arrested..." said the count.
We ourselves will not delay to appear among our people in that Capital and in other parts of our realm for consultation, and for the direction of all our levies, both those now barring the enemy's path and those freshly formed to defeat him wherever he may appear.
But within the Trinity Gateway he was so pressed to the wall by people who probably were unaware of the patriotic intentions with which he had come that in spite of all his determination he had to give in, and stop while carriages passed in, rumbling beneath the archway.
There were people not only in the square, but everywhere--on the slopes and on the roofs.
Petya stood on tiptoe and pushed and pinched, but could see nothing except the people about him.
Several people were sorry for Petya, and suddenly a crowd turned toward him and pressed round him.
The people are still hoping to see Your Majesty again.
The people, with Petya among them, rushed toward the balcony.
Several people in the crowd rushed at the coachman.
What if the Smolensk people have offahd to waise militia for the Empewah?
Not only was Pierre's attempt to speak unsuccessful, but he was rudely interrupted, pushed aside, and people turned away from him as from a common enemy.
So thought the Emperor, and the Russian commanders and people were still more provoked at the thought that our forces were retreating into the depths of the country.
Many people were hurrying through the streets and there were many soldiers, but cabs were still driving about, tradesmen stood at their shops, and service was being held in the churches as usual.
The people did not at once realize the meaning of this bombardment.
Several people came round the corner talking eagerly.
The flames now died down and were lost in the black smoke, now suddenly flared up again brightly, lighting up with strange distinctness the faces of the people crowding at the crossroads.
But he was kind and gentle only to those of his regiment, to Timokhin and the like--people quite new to him, belonging to a different world and who could not know and understand his past.
Why are these people with frightened faces stopping me?
But such undercurrents still existed among the people and gathered new forces ready to manifest themselves just as strangely, unexpectedly, and at the same time simply, naturally, and forcibly.
Now in 1812, to anyone living in close touch with these people it was apparent that these undercurrents were acting strongly and nearing an eruption.
His excellency Prince Andrew himself gave me orders to move all the people away and not leave them with the enemy, and there is an order from the Tsar about it too.
You drop this nonsense and tell the people to get ready to leave their homes and go to Moscow and to get carts ready for tomorrow morning for the princess' things.
He had managed people for a long time and knew that the chief way to make them obey is to show no suspicion that they can possibly disobey.
Mademoiselle Bourienne took from her reticule a proclamation (not printed on ordinary Russian paper) of General Rameau's, telling people not to leave their homes and that the French authorities would afford them proper protection.
To Princess Mary it was strange that now, at a moment when such sorrow was filling her soul, there could be rich people and poor, and the rich could refrain from helping the poor.
"My mistress, daughter of General in Chief Prince Nicholas Bolkonski who died on the fifteenth of this month, finding herself in difficulties owing to the boorishness of these people"--he pointed to the peasants--"asks you to come up to the house....
How easily some people get over everything!
The first declared that the report that Count Rostopchin had forbidden people to leave Moscow was false; on the contrary he was glad that ladies and tradesmen's wives were leaving the city.
Everyone has left Moscow and the people are rioting.
And the people too are quite mutinous--they no longer obey, even my maid has taken to being rude.
He is a hypocrite, a rascal who has himself roused the people to riot.
In the crowd people began talking loudly, to stifle their feelings of pity as it seemed to Pierre.
Some people began to laugh, others continued to watch in dismay the executioner who was undressing the other man.
"Ah... a wonderful, a matchless people!" said Kutuzov; and he closed his eyes and swayed his head.
"A matchless people!" he repeated with a sigh.
And as often happens with old people, Kutuzov began looking about absent-mindedly as if forgetting all he wanted to say or do.
It was unpleasant to Prince Andrew to meet people of his own set in general, and Pierre especially, for he reminded him of all the painful moments of his last visit to Moscow.
All the kings, except the Chinese, wear military uniforms, and he who kills most people receives the highest rewards.
So the way in which these people killed one another was not decided by Napoleon's will but occurred independently of him, in accord with the will of hundreds of thousands of people who took part in the common action.
He thought this, and at the same time remembered that people were looking at him.
On the other table, round which many people were crowding, a tall well-fed man lay on his back with his head thrown back.
The Russian army and people avoided a collision till Smolensk was reached, and again from Smolensk to Borodino.
For people accustomed to think that plans of campaign and battles are made by generals--as any one of us sitting over a map in his study may imagine how he would have arranged things in this or that battle--the questions present themselves: Why did Kutuzov during the retreat not do this or that?
People accustomed to think in that way forget, or do not know, the inevitable conditions which always limit the activities of any commander in chief.
The first people to go away were the rich educated people who knew quite well that Vienna and Berlin had remained intact and that during Napoleon's occupation the inhabitants had spent their time pleasantly in the company of the charming Frenchmen whom the Russians, and especially the Russian ladies, then liked so much.
Though people were afraid of Marya Dmitrievna she was regarded in Petersburg as a buffoon, and so of what she had said they only noticed, and repeated in a whisper, the one coarse word she had used, supposing the whole sting of her remark to lie in that word.
That's necessary for the people, said the first.
"The count had a sty," replied the adjutant smiling, "and was very much upset when I told him people had come to ask what was the matter with him.
Oh, well, you know people often invent things.
"Vereshchagin is a renegade and a traitor who will be punished as he deserves," said he with the vindictive heat with which people speak when recalling an insult.
Natasha was evidently pleased to be dealing with new people outside the ordinary routine of her life.
She had taken a cab and driven home by a side street and the cabman had told her that the people were breaking open the barrels at the drink store, having received orders to do so.
The old count, suddenly setting to work, kept passing from the yard to the house and back again, shouting confused instructions to the hurrying people, and flurrying them still more.
Only two things indicated the social condition of Moscow--the rabble, that is the poor people, and the price of commodities.
As to the serfs the only indication was that three out of their huge retinue disappeared during the night, but nothing was stolen; and as to the value of their possessions, the thirty peasant carts that had come in from their estates and which many people envied proved to be extremely valuable and they were offered enormous sums of money for them.
That's what other people do.
The phaeton was full of people and there was a doubt as to where Count Peter could sit.
There were still people in it, perhaps a fiftieth part of its former inhabitants had remained, but it was empty.
"Haven't you robbed people enough--taking their last shirts?" said a voice addressing the publican.
It was around him that the people chiefly crowded, expecting answers from him to the questions that occupied all their minds.
You'd better listen to what people are saying, said some of the mob pointing to the tall youth.
By the wall of China-Town a smaller group of people were gathered round a man in a frieze coat who held a paper in his hand.
Reading an ukase! cried voices in the crowd, and the people rushed toward the reader.
"What people are these?" he shouted to the men, who were moving singly and timidly in the direction of his trap.
"What people are these?" he shouted again, receiving no answer.
Keep him! shouted different people and the people dashed in pursuit of the trap.
Rostopchin, though he had patriotic sentiments, was a sanguine and impulsive man who had always moved in the highest administrative circles and had no understanding at all of the people he supposed himself to be guiding.
Not only did it seem to him (as to all administrators) that he controlled the external actions of Moscow's inhabitants, but he also thought he controlled their mental attitude by means of his broadsheets and posters, written in a coarse tone which the people despise in their own class and do not understand from those in authority.
All that night Count Rostopchin issued orders, for which people came to him from all parts of Moscow.
While the sea of history remains calm the ruler-administrator in his frail bark, holding on with a boat hook to the ship of the people and himself moving, naturally imagines that his efforts move the ship he is holding on to.
As often happens with passionate people, he was mastered by anger but was still seeking an object on which to vent it.
"Here is that mob, the dregs of the people," he thought as he gazed at the crowd: "this rabble they have roused by their folly!
Only among the back rows of the people, who were all pressing toward the one spot, could sighs, groans, and the shuffling of feet be heard.
As if inflamed by the sight, he raised his arm and addressed the people, almost shouting:
The people are like wild beasts!
The people had to be appeased.
Only at the end of it, in front of the almshouse and the lunatic asylum, could be seen some people in white and others like them walking singly across the field shouting and gesticulating.
In reality, however, it was not, and could not be, possible to explain the burning of Moscow by making any individual, or any group of people, responsible for it.
When, having bought the coat merely with the object of taking part among the people in the defense of Moscow, Pierre had met the Rostovs and Natasha had said to him: Are you remaining in Moscow?...
But in the yard there was a light from the fire at Little Mytishchi a mile and a half away, and through the night came the noise of people shouting at a tavern Mamonov's Cossacks had set up across the street, and the adjutant's unceasing moans could still be heard.
He met more people in the streets and they were more excited.
"Dear people, good Christians, save me, help me, dear friends... help us, somebody," she muttered between her sobs.
A great number of people crowded in front of the conflagration.
When he heard these words and saw the expression of firm resolution in the Emperor's eyes, Michaud--quoique etranger, russe de coeur et d'ame-- at that solemn moment felt himself enraptured by all that he had heard (as he used afterwards to say), and gave expression to his own feelings and those of the Russian people whose representative he considered himself to be, in the following words:
It appears so to us because we see only the general historic interest of that time and do not see all the personal human interests that people had.
Most of the people at that time paid no attention to the general progress of events but were guided only by their private interests, and they were the very people whose activities at that period were most useful.
As soon as Nicholas entered in his hussar uniform, diffusing around him a fragrance of perfume and wine, and had uttered the words "better late than never" and heard them repeated several times by others, people clustered around him; all eyes turned on him, and he felt at once that he had entered into his proper position in the province--that of a universal favorite: a very pleasant position, and intoxicatingly so after his long privations.
The women and girls flirted with him and, from the first day, the people concerned themselves to get this fine young daredevil of an hussar married and settled down.
The day after her party the governor's wife came to see Malvintseva and, after discussing her plan with the aunt, remarked that though under present circumstances a formal betrothal was, of course, not to be thought of, all the same the young people might be brought together and could get to know one another.
Nicholas blushed and was confused when people spoke to him about the princess (as she did when he was mentioned) and even when he thought of her, but in her presence he felt quite at ease, and said not at all what he had prepared, but what, quite appropriately, occurred to him at the moment.
For this purpose she arranged a meeting between the young people at the bishop's house before Mass.
But there seemed to be no one to celebrate this holiday: everywhere were blackened ruins, and the few Russians to be seen were tattered and frightened people who tried to hide when they saw the French.
There was a stir in the ranks of the soldiers and it was evident that they were all hurrying--not as men hurry to do something they understand, but as people hurry to finish a necessary but unpleasant and incomprehensible task.
Pale, frightened people were doing something around the workman.
Many various, indifferent, and insignificant people appeared before him.
Only when the army had got there, as the result of innumerable and varying forces, did people begin to assure themselves that they had desired this movement and long ago foreseen its result.
So fresh instructions were sent for the solution of difficulties that might be encountered, as well as fresh people who were to watch Kutuzov's actions and report upon them.
The war went on independently of them, as it had to go: that is, never in the way people devised, but flowing always from the essential attitude of the masses.
"That's how everything is done with us, all topsy-turvy!" said the Russian officers and generals after the Tarutino battle, letting it be understood that some fool there is doing things all wrong but that we ourselves should not have done so, just as people speak today.
But people who talk like that either do not know what they are talking about or deliberately deceive themselves.
He did not lose sight either of the welfare of his army or of the doings of the enemy, or of the welfare of the people of Russia, or of the direction of affairs in Paris, or of diplomatic considerations concerning the terms of the anticipated peace.
With the object of raising the spirits of the troops and of the people, reviews were constantly held and rewards distributed.
As to the theaters for the entertainment of the people and the troops, these did not meet with success either.
When one has studied, you see, one likes education and well-bred people.'
People said they were not Christians, but they too have souls.
In the corporal's changed face, in the sound of his voice, in the stirring and deafening noise of the drums, he recognized that mysterious, callous force which compelled people against their will to kill their fellow men--that force the effect of which he had witnessed during the executions.
Pierre did not see the people as individuals but saw their movement.
All these people and horses seemed driven forward by some invisible power.
Kutuzov like all old people did not sleep much at night.
An army has suffered defeat, and at once a people loses its rights in proportion to the severity of the reverse, and if its army suffers a complete defeat the nation is quite subjugated.
People have called this kind of war "guerrilla warfare" and assume that by so calling it they have explained its meaning.
Petya, having left his people after their departure from Moscow, joined his regiment and was soon taken as orderly by a general commanding a large guerrilla detachment.
The expression on all faces showed the tension people feel at the approach of those in authority.
The people had a single aim: to free their land from invasion.
Not merely in these cases but continually did that old man--who by experience of life had reached the conviction that thoughts and the words serving as their expression are not what move people--use quite meaningless words that happened to enter his head.
His actions--without the smallest deviation--were all directed to one and the same threefold end: (1) to brace all his strength for conflict with the French, (2) to defeat them, and (3) to drive them out of Russia, minimizing as far as possible the sufferings of our people and of our army.
When the bridges broke down, unarmed soldiers, people from Moscow and women with children who were with the French transport, all--carried on by vis inertiae-- pressed forward into boats and into the ice-covered water and did not, surrender.
As long as they remained with their own people each might hope for help from his fellows and the definite place he held among them.
He tried to prove to the Emperor the impossibility of levying fresh troops, spoke of the hardships already endured by the people, of the possibility of failure and so forth.
He remembered a general impression of the misfortunes and sufferings of people and of being worried by the curiosity of officers and generals who questioned him, he also remembered his difficulty in procuring a conveyance and horses, and above all he remembered his incapacity to think and feel all that time.
Just then he was only anxious to get away as quickly as possible from places where people were killing one another, to some peaceful refuge where he could recover himself, rest, and think over all the strange new facts he had learned; but on reaching Orel he immediately fell ill.
Previously he had talked a great deal, grew excited when he talked, and seldom listened; now he was seldom carried away in conversation and knew how to listen so that people readily told him their most intimate secrets.
"Yes, he is a very, very kind man when he is not under the influence of bad people but of people such as myself," thought she.
But plundering by the Russians, with which the reoccupation of the city began, had an opposite effect: the longer it continued and the greater the number of people taking part in it the more rapidly was the wealth of the city and its regular life restored.
Besides the plunderers, very various people, some drawn by curiosity, some by official duties, some by self-interest--house owners, clergy, officials of all kinds, tradesmen, artisans, and peasants--streamed into Moscow as blood flows to the heart.
When two people quarrel they are always both in fault, and one's own guilt suddenly becomes terribly serious when the other is no longer alive.
"People speak of misfortunes and sufferings," remarked Pierre, "but if at this moment I were asked: 'Would you rather be what you were before you were taken prisoner, or go through all this again?' then for heaven's sake let me again have captivity and horseflesh!
Sometimes it seemed to him that other people were all as pleased as he was himself and merely tried to hide that pleasure by pretending to be busy with other interests.
Pierre's insanity consisted in not waiting, as he used to do, to discover personal attributes which he termed "good qualities" in people before loving them; his heart was now overflowing with love, and by loving people without cause he discovered indubitable causes for loving them.
Various groups of people formed and dissolved, the coming formation and dissolution of kingdoms and displacement of peoples was in course of preparation.
In 1811 the group of people that had formed in France unites into one group with the peoples of Central Europe.
And some years pass during which he plays a pitiful comedy to himself in solitude on his island, justifying his actions by intrigues and lies when the justification is no longer needed, and displaying to the whole world what it was that people had mistaken for strength as long as an unseen hand directed his actions.
But dazed by the force of the movement, it was long before people understood this.
She had all that people are valued for, but little that could have made him love her.
From reports current in town she learned how the Rostovs were situated, and how "the son has sacrificed himself for his mother," as people were saying.
Like a cat, she had attached herself not to the people but to the home.
These questions, then as now, existed only for those who see nothing in marriage but the pleasure married people get from one another, that is, only the beginnings of marriage and not its whole significance, which lies in the family.
A peculiarity one sees in very young children and very old people was particularly evident in her.
The conversation turned on the contemporary gossip about those in power, in which most people see the chief interest of home politics.
He seeks only for peace, and only these people sans foi ni loi * can give it him--people who recklessly hack at and strangle everything--Magnitski, Arakcheev, and tutti quanti....
My whole idea is that if vicious people are united and constitute a power, then honest folk must do the same.
They described the activity of individuals who ruled the people, and regarded the activity of those men as representing the activity of the whole nation.
What made those people burn houses and slay their fellow men?
This caused people all over France to begin to slash at and drown one another.
He conquered everybody everywhere--that is, he killed many people because he was a great genius.
Having become an Emperor he again went out to kill people in Italy, Austria, and Prussia.
In describing a war or the subjugation of a people, a general historian looks for the cause of the event not in the power of one man, but in the interaction of many persons connected with the event.
The historians of culture are quite consistent in regard to their progenitors, the writers of universal histories, for if historical events may be explained by the fact that certain persons treated one another in such and such ways, why not explain them by the fact that such and such people wrote such and such books?
If the source of power lies neither in the physical nor in the moral qualities of him who possesses it, it must evidently be looked for elsewhere--in the relation to the people of the man who wields the power.
Power is the collective will of the people transferred, by expressed or tacit consent, to their chosen rulers.
If power be the collective will of the people transferred to their ruler, was Pugachev a representative of the will of the people?
Do palace revolutions--in which sometimes only two or three people take part--transfer the will of the people to a new ruler?
In international relations, is the will of the people also transferred to their conqueror?
Was the will of the Russian people transferred to Napoleon in 1809, when our army in alliance with the French went to fight the Austrians?
And these are the three ways in which the historians do explain the relation of the people to their rulers.
Recognizing the falsity of this view of history, another set of historians say that power rests on a conditional delegation of the will of the people to their rulers, and that historical leaders have power only conditionally on carrying out the program that the will of the people has by tacit agreement prescribed to them.
Historians of the third class assume that the will of the people is transferred to historic personages conditionally, but that the conditions are unknown to us.
The leaders, these historians tell us, express the will of the people: the activity of the leaders represents the activity of the people.
Is the movement of the Russian people eastward to Kazan and Siberia expressed by details of the morbid character of Ivan the Terrible and by his correspondence with Kurbski?
The theory of the transference of the collective will of the people to historic persons may perhaps explain much in the domain of jurisprudence and be essential for its purposes, but in its application to history, as soon as revolutions, conquests, or civil wars occur--that is, as soon as history begins--that theory explains nothing.
Such is the reply historians who assume that the collective will of the people is delegated to rulers under conditions which they regard as known.
Power is the collective will of the people transferred to one person.
Under what condition is the will of the people delegated to one person?
For common action people always unite in certain combinations, in which regardless of the difference of the aims set for the common action, the relation between those taking part in it is always the same.
A similar relation of people to one another is seen in every combination of men for common activity--in agriculture, trade, and every administration.
When an event is taking place people express their opinions and wishes about it, and as the event results from the collective activity of many people, some one of the opinions or wishes expressed is sure to be fulfilled if but approximately.
People ceased to kill one another, and this event was accompanied by its justification in the necessity for a centralization of power, resistance to Europe, and so on.
But examining the events themselves and the connection in which the historical persons stood to the people, we have found that they and their orders were dependent on events.
In our time the majority of so-called advanced people--that is, the crowd of ignoramuses--have taken the work of the naturalists who deal with one side of the question for a solution of the whole problem.
The degree of freedom and inevitability governing the actions of these people is clearly defined for us.
A sinking man who clutches at another and drowns him; or a hungry mother exhausted by feeding her baby, who steals some food; or a man trained to discipline who on duty at the word of command kills a defenseless man-- seem less guilty, that is, less free and more subject to the law of necessity, to one who knows the circumstances in which these people were placed, and more free to one who does not know that the man was himself drowning, that the mother was hungry, that the soldier was in the ranks, and so on.
It is the reason why the life and activity of people who lived centuries ago and are connected with me in time cannot seem to me as free as the life of a contemporary, the consequences of which are still unknown to me.
When Carmen's father died, she thought she was alone in the world, yet all these people had been there for her.
But I thought when people got married...
It is nice to have so many people to take care of your children, yes?
There were so many people she had never seen - lots of good looking women.
Most people would have said it was difficult for Alex.
By whoever invited all these other people - I suppose because she was someone I knew.
It was a house full of people who happened to be related to him.
More people she wouldn't know.
How many times had people commented on his wealth?
It was unrealistic to think two people could spend a lifetime together and never squabble about anything.
He likes to surprise people.
I thought you didn't judge people by their pocketbooks.
I don't want people harassing me.
Sleuthing mostly, but it didn't take me long to realize that most people give a lot away if you listen and observe profoundly.
Financially, they think it's a sound move to have four people share the rent.
Hundreds of people, and no opportunity for intimacy.
I'm just tired of the labels we slap on people who think independent of the 'in' crowd.
It's nice to know Brandon lives with people he can trust, don't you think, Fred?
Don't you know people talk about a woman who spends weeks out here with men - and men start to get ideas.
There was not an ugly person in all the throng.
Now, good people, observe me carefully.
After that other people brought water from a brook and sprinkled the earth.
Do not all people grow upon bushes where you came from, on the outside of the earth?
Just then they heard the big voice of Jim the cab-horse calling to them, and going to the doorway leading to the dome they found the Princess and a throng of her people had entered the House of the Sorcerer.
Are you surprised that you are unable to see the people of Voe?
"Yes, dear," her mistress replied; "there are people living in this house, although we cannot see them.
They now bade farewell to the kind but unseen people of the cottage, and after the man had called their attention to a high, pyramid-shaped mountain on the opposite side of the Valley, and told them how to travel in order to reach it, they again started upon their journey.
Wooden birds fluttered among the trees and wooden cows were browsing upon the wooden grass; but the most amazing things of all were the wooden people--the creatures known as Gargoyles.
All people need rest, even if they are made of wood, and as there is no night here they select a certain time of the day in which to sleep or doze.
There was a beautiful canopy for Ozma and her guests to sit under and watch the people run races and jump and wrestle.
The people of Egypt were very proud; for they believed that they were the first and oldest of all nations.
All the people of the world were once Egyptians.
Then he called his wisest men together and asked them, "Is it really true that the first people in the world were Egyptians?"
These children are learning it just as the first people who lived on the earth learned it in the beginning.
The king had sent them there to make the people obey his unjust laws.
When the Revolutionary War began he was one of the first to hurry to Boston to help the people defend themselves against the British soldiers.
People did not travel very much.
People were still alive who knew the Wright brothers.
People overwhelmingly believed the future would be better, and they were right!
Miss Fuller and Miss Sullivan could understand me, but most people would not have understood one word in a hundred.
Just here, perhaps, I had better explain our use of the manual alphabet, which seems to puzzle people who do not know us.
Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.
Love virtue, and the people will be virtuous.
The government itself, which is only the mode which the people have chosen to execute their will, is equally liable to be abused and perverted before the people can act through it.
Witness the present Mexican war, the work of comparatively a few individuals using the standing government as their tool; for, in the outset, the people would not have consented to this measure.
It is a sort of wooden gun to the people themselves.
But it is not the less necessary for this; for the people must have some complicated machinery or other, and hear its din, to satisfy that idea of government which they have.
The highest Petersburg society was assembled there: people differing widely in age and character but alike in the social circle to which they belonged.
"The means are... the balance of power in Europe and the rights of the people," the abbe was saying.
"And what do you think of this latest comedy, the coronation at Milan?" asked Anna Pavlovna, "and of the comedy of the people of Genoa and Lucca laying their petitions before Monsieur Buonaparte, and Monsieur Buonaparte sitting on a throne and granting the petitions of the nations?
The people only gave him power that he might rid them of the Bourbons and because they saw that he was a great man.
Have people since the Revolution become happier?
The only young people remaining in the drawing room, not counting the young lady visitor and the countess' eldest daughter (who was four years older than her sister and behaved already like a grown-up person), were Nicholas and Sonya, the niece.
The retired naval man was speaking very boldly, as was evident from the expression on the faces of the listeners and from the fact that some people Pierre knew as the meekest and quietest of men walked away disapprovingly or expressed disagreement with him.
At that moment the pitiful wailing of women was heard from different sides, the frightened baby began to cry, and people crowded silently with pale faces round the cook.
Of course, but most people prefer the carpet.
There isn't enough work for two people, and Brandon loves the ranch.
Some people get to the top of the ladder, only to find that it's leaning against the wrong wall?
But were the Indians interested in the people, or the food the wagons contained?
If the people of Boston must fight for their liberty, we will help them.
How many people knew anything about their boss before they were hired?
If the Indians were renegades, surely they wouldn't want to take the time to track only two people - not with the cavalry on their trail.
People were anxiously roaming about the streets.
Everywhere you turned, people were speculating about, or building models of, the "House of Tomorrow," the "Car of Tomorrow," or the "Workplace of Tomorrow."
The young people were in one of the inner rooms, not considering it necessary to take part in receiving the visitors.
The neighbors couldn't see into any of their windows, and they were far enough off the main road that the only traffic would be people coming to see them.
I guess my life isn't very interesting to other people, but Alex and I like the way we live.