„Sane people did what their neighbors did, so that if any lunatics were at large, one might know and avoid them.“

—  George Eliot, Chapter 1 (misprinted as "Some people did" in some editions, such as Penguin Signet Classics).
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„You know, there are people dead and buried in their graves still affecting people, because no one ever forgave them for what they did“

—  Ysabella Brave American singer 1979
Context: If that is not the case, then we are talking about something that happened in the past, even if it was today, this morning, but it's over. You know, there are people dead and buried in their graves still affecting people, because no one ever forgave them for what they did — that's what not forgiving does — it lets an event live and live with bitterness and hurt, when it needs to be let go. "Forgiveness" (7 July 2007)

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„They were a people so primitive they did not know how to get money, except by working for it.“

—  Joseph Addison politician, writer and playwright 1672 - 1719
Attributed to Addison in (K)new Words: Redefine Your Communication (2005), by Gloria Pierre, p. 120, there are no indications of such a statement in Addison's writings.

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„I did tell His Majesty once that I might be a remnant of the old Victorians, but that my worst enemy would not say of me that I did not know what the reaction of the English people would be to any particular course of action“

—  Stanley Baldwin Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1867 - 1947
Context: I saw the King on Monday, 16th November, and I began by giving him my view of a possible marriage. I told him that I did not think that a particular marriage was one that would receive the approbation of the country. That marriage would have involved the lady becoming Queen. I did tell His Majesty once that I might be a remnant of the old Victorians, but that my worst enemy would not say of me that I did not know what the reaction of the English people would be to any particular course of action, and I told him that so far as they went I was certain that that would be impracticable. Speech http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/commons/1936/dec/10/members-of-the-house-of-commons in the House of Commons on the Abdication of Edward VIII (10 December 1936).

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„He did not know the way things were going: he was too Victorian to understand the Victorian epoch. He did not know enough ignorant people to have heard the news.“

—  G. K. Chesterton English mystery novelist and Christian apologist 1874 - 1936
On William Makepeace Thackeray Ch. II: The Great Victorian Novelists (p. 65)

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