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    The true man of the past waited upon Heaven when dealing with people and did not wait upon people when dealing with Heaven.
    — Zhuangzi
    tags: men  people  past  true  heaven 
     
    People live their lives, constantly surrounded by anxiety. if they live long before dying, they end up in senility, worn out by concerns: a terrible fate! The body is treated in a very harsh fashion. Courageous men are seen by everyone under Heaven as worthy, but this doesn't preserve them from death. I am not sure I know whether this is sensible or not.
    — Zhuangzi
    tags: death  fashion  men  people  live  anxiety  body  dying  heaven 
     
    People value that part of knowledge which is known. They do not know how to avail themselves of the Unknown in order to reach knowledge. Is this not misguided?
    — Zhuangzi
    tags: people  value 
     
    Now, when ordinary people attempt to find happiness, I am not sure whether the happiness is really happiness or not. I study what ordinary people do to find happiness, what they struggle for, rushing about apparently unable to stop.
    — Zhuangzi
    The man who has some respect for his person keeps his carcass out of sight, hides himself as perfectly as he can.
    — Zhuangzi
    tags: men  people  respect 
     
    It's important for people to try and be more like Marco Polo in how he explored the world, very few of us nowadays pay attention to cultures and try to understand them.
    — Zhu Zhu
    We need more people who love humanity and the world, people who want to understand each other.
    — Zhu Zhu
    tags: humanity  people  world 
     
    I think these people have betrayed or have forgotten their ancestors.
    — Zhu Rongji
    tags: people 
     
    The noble person who has eaten of his lord's bounty should die in his lord's battles; to return to one's home dead and wrapped in a horse's hide is a happy fate. Am I the sort of people to bring to nought the grand designs of my country?
    — Zhou Yu
    tags: fate  people  die  noble 
     
    He who wins people, prospers; he who loses them, fails. Your present plan should be to seek humans of high aims and farseeing views, and you can establish yourself firmly.
    — Zhou Yu
    tags: people  present  fail 
     
    I have an idea I want to test, for combining old peoples homes and orphanages. Old people are lonely without children, children are lonely without parents. Why not bring them together?
    — Zhou Xun
    tags: children  people  child  ideas  parent 
     
    You have opened a new chapter in the relations of the American and Chinese people... I am confident that this beginning of our friendship will certainly meet with majority support of our two peoples.
    — Zhou Enlai
    The Chinese people will be busy with their own affairs for generations to come and there is no need at all for the country to threaten anybody or any nation.
    — Zheng Bijian
    tags: people 
     
    People who trust me will not be swayed by what's been said about me, and for people who don't, no amount of good reports will persuade them.
    — Zhang Ziyi
    tags: people  trust 
     
    Most people spend their whole lives looking for the right job. There are others who never get an opportunity to do work that fulfils them.
    — Zhang Ziyi
    When two people first meet, they can only have a very ordinary kind of friendship. But when you begin to understand each other, when you get close to them, you discover that you're suddenly eager to know him or her even better.
    — Zhang Ziyi
    tags: friendship  people 
     
    I suspect people always thought I had a boyfriend, so nobody came after me.
    — Zhang Ziyi
    tags: people  thoughts 
     
    There are actors who spend 20 years working and still don't achieve what I've achieved so quickly. So I think my only course of action is to work as hard as I can, not just for the sake of the film, but also to prove to these people that I do have talent.
    — Zhang Ziyi
    tags: people  work  action  talent  achieve  film  year 
     
    To do art, one thing should always remember - subjects of people in misery have deep meanings.
    — Zhang Yimou
    tags: people  meaning  misery 
     
    People have become shallower. They view spending, entertaining, seeking leisure and enjoying as the main objectives of their life.
    — Zhang Yimou
    tags: people  leisure 
     
    People in misery is what most important in art.
    — Zhang Yimou
    tags: people  misery 
     
    Only people have been through that miserable time will recall the pass from their deep memory.
    — Zhang Yimou
    tags: time  people  memory 
     
    We are not very good at this. Our success rests on our international experience and on our ability to read the market. And I contest the notion that you can only succeed in China when you are well-connected. Neither my husband nor I are "princelings" - children of influential people, that is. And yet China has enabled us to succeed.
    — Zhang Xin
    I have a profound dislike for showing off one's material wealth. This is insensitive and it is not what human hearts are made for. But what I like about China and sometimes miss in Europe is the entrepreneurial spirit of our young people, their ambition and dynamism.
    — Zhang Xin
    But the higher our standard of living, the higher our levels of education, the further people will look around. And we can see which level of openness other societies enjoy. We are no different - we too want more freedom. The question is: How much freedom will be allowed?
    — Zhang Xin
    Because people along the route had realized that there was demand and quickly organized supply. That's so Chinese. In a well-organized country like Germany, such a problem may not have arisen in the first place, but in China people immediately recognized an opportunity.
    — Zhang Xin
    China has consistently surprised us. When I returned from the United States many years ago, it was unimaginable that we would end up where we are now. What China has achieved defies all logic. I credit this to the hard work and enterprising spirit of the Chinese people.
    — Zhang Xin
    tags: people  work  logic  spirit  year 
     
    I have the belief that a person and his art should have one direction; your work should be a synonym for your person - the two shouldn't be separate.
    — Zhang Xiaogang
    tags: belief  people  work 
     
    Yes, this world is truly terrible, which is why the pure and the holy come bravely forward: They have decided to eradicate the sins of the world. They want to standardize people, keep them in order, keep them in place under their own rear ends. They are the reason I have had to die a hundred times.
    — Zhang Xianliang
    tags: time  people  world  die  sin  holy 
     
    I've come to realize that it is much easier to infatuate people with promises, or even to lead them to their own deaths, than it is to awaken them to use their minds.
    — Zhang Xianliang
    tags: death  people  mind 
     
    Los Angeles County government is a "Soviet-style system," with too many people only sort of in charge and no person sufficiently at the helm to take responsibility.
    — Zev Yaroslavsky
    We have two choices: One is to continue to see a poor, ill, crying Africa, carrying guns, that depends on other people forever, or to promote an Africa which is confident, peaceful, independent, but cognizant of its huge problems and great values at the same time.
    — Zeresenay Alemseged
    People respond to political characters in archetypal ways. A fun game is to think of a politician and ask, "Which god is that? Are they like Aries? Are they like Athena?"
    — Zephyr Teachout
    I think about people and events in terms of archetypes a lot.
    — Zephyr Teachout
    tags: people 
     
    This is what's so hard about our current politics: things poll well, but people don't believe that politicians are telling the truth.
    — Zephyr Teachout
    tags: truth  people  believe 
     
    I think that most people have deeply creative sensibilities.
    — Zephyr Teachout
    tags: people  creative 
     
    I think the reason you see so many people dropping out of politics is because there's an anti-poetic strain in modern political discourse.
    — Zephyr Teachout
    If those people in power never made any mistakes, we'd be done for as a democracy. But people keep making mistakes. History is a series of mistakes.
    — Zephyr Teachout
    Things poll well, but people don't believe that politicians are telling the truth. Politicians might mention renewable energy, and the public will think, "That sounds good, but I don't believe they're going to do everything they can to build those towers."
    — Zephyr Teachout
    tags: truth  people  believe  energy 
     
    Oftentimes people get it wrong when they say we need to educate voters first and then give them power. I tend to favor giving them power first.
    — Zephyr Teachout
    tags: people  power  giving  wrong 
     
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