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Two Kinds of People

  • There are two kinds of people in the world: those who like what they like more than they don't like what they don't like and, in contrast, those who don't like what they don't like more than they like what they like.

  • There are two kinds of people in the world: those who live poor on a lot and those who live rich on a little.

  • ... there are two kinds of people in the world: those who have to please others, and those who have to please themselves.

  • There are only two kinds of people in the world that really count. One kind's wheat and the other kind's emeralds.

  • There are, I sometimes think, only two sorts of people in this world — the settled and the nomad — and there is a natural antipathy between them, whatever the land to which they may belong.

  • ... there are roughly two sorts of informed people, aren't there? People who start off right by observing the pitfalls and mistakes and going round them, and the people who fall into them and get out and know they're there because of that. They both come to the same conclusions but they don't have quite the same point of view.

  • ... choice in any sphere is a peril, the basic division of peoples is of those who believe in choice and those who mistrust it.

  • There are, broadly speaking, two kinds of workers in the world, the people who do all the work, and the people who think they do all the work. The latter class is generally the busiest, the former never has time to be busy.

  • Sometimes I think there are two kinds of people — the autobiographists and the biographists.

  • There are only two kinds of parents. Those who think their offspring can do nothing wrong, and those who think they can do nothing right.

  • There are two kinds of people in the world — those who have a horror of a vacuum and those with a horror of the things that fill it. Translated into domestic interiors, this means people who live with, and without, clutter.

  • There are in this world two kinds of natures, — those that have wings, and those that have feet, — the winged and the walking spirits. The walking are the logicians; the winged are the instinctive and poetic.

  • There are two classes of human beings in this world: one class seem made to give love, and the other to take it.

  • There were clearly two classes of people in the world: those for whom the world was magnified and enriched in words and those who could never find the beautiful world of their living and knowing on any sheet of paper.

  • It takes all kinds, I understand. Some want to live dangerously and some want to live.

    • Jessamyn West,
    • "Foot-Shaped Shoes," Collected Stories of Jessamyn West ()
  • I have my own way of dividing people, as I suppose most of us have. There are those whom I can talk to, and those whom I can't.

    • Margaret Oliphant,
    • in Mrs. Harry Coghill, ed., The Autobiography and Letters of Mrs. M.O.W. Oliphant ()
  • ... the two kinds of people on earth I mean, / Are the people who lift and the people who lean.

  • I always thought the world was divided into only two kinds of people — those who think the world is divided into two kinds of people, and those who don't.

  • ... there's two kinds of folk in the world, just like there's two kinds of life in a seed. Something sends one kind up to hunt its food in the light and air, and sends the other kind down into the earth to make the roots.

  • ... I learned to distinguish between the two kinds of people in the world: those who have known inescapable sorrow and those who have not.

  • We are divided into two categories of people: those of us who are trying to escape from something, and those of us who are trying to find something.

  • There are two kinds of artists left: those who endorse Pepsi and those who simply won't.

  • Frankly, I've come to feel that there are two kinds of people: those who act like thermometers and those who act like thermostats.

  • It is said that the world is divided into two groups of people: those who have lost data, and those who are about to.

  • Martha and Mary. That's how the world is divided, into the doers and the takers-as-their-due, the ones who run to fetch the stool and the few who sit down secure in the knowledge that it will be there behind them (as it is, as it always is).

  • The world consisted of predators and prey. You were either hunting or running.

  • There are two kinds of people in this world: those who know where their high school yearbook is and those who do not.

  • There are two sorts of romantics: those who love, and those who love the adventure of loving.

  • There are two kinds of people, those who live for their outsides and those who live for their insides.

  • ... there are two kinds of humanity, those who dream and those who don't, and both tend to despise, or to tolerate, the other.

  • The world is made up of two types of people: those who can wear light colors, and those (like me) who can rarely get through a day without spilling coffee, splattering salad dressing, or smudging some pen on themselves.

  • There are two kinds of people in the world. Those who enjoy a nice salami and those who have no souls.

  • The world seems to be divided into two groups of people: those who say you can never get something for nothing, and those muddled but happy creatures who maintain that the best things in life are free.

  • There are two types of people in the world: people who create chaos and unnecessary work, and people who eliminate chaos and get the job done.

  • One of the many possible divisions of human beings is into those who make and those who use.

  • The world was divided into two groups: those who showered at night, and those who showered in the morning.

  • There are two kinds of people in the world, those who see clouds, and those who see through the clouds.

  • Mankind may be divided into playgoers and not playgoers ...

    • Vernon Lee,
    • "On Going to the Play," Hortus Vitae ()
  • The world is divided into two kinds of people: normal, intelligent, sensitive people with some breadth of imagination, and people who aren't in the least bit afraid of flying.

  • ... there're two kinds of people — those who think there are two kinds of people and those who have more sense.

  • There are two categories of people who never will amount to much. Those who cannot do what they are told, and those who can do nothing else.

  • At every party there are two kinds of people — those who want to go home and those who don't. The trouble is, they are usually married to each other.

  • There are two kinds of kids: those that grow up and become lawyers and those that need them. I have both kinds.

    • Marilyn Kentz,
    • in Caryl Kristensen and Marilyn Kentz, The Mother Load ()
  • There are two types of people in the world: those who think everyone needs therapy, and those who have never been.

  • It has been said that there are two kinds of people: those that damn the world for interfering with their sleep and those who damn their bodies for needing sleep.