Persons

Famous quotes containing the word persons:

    There are some persons in this world, who, unable to give better proof of being wise, take a strange delight in showing what they think they have sagaciously read in mankind by uncharitable suspicions of them.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)

    Humanity from the first has had its vultures and sharks, and representatives of the fraternity who prey upon mankind may be expected no less in America than elsewhere. That this virulence breaks out most readily and commonly against colored persons in this country, is due of course to the fact that they are, generally speaking, weak and can be imposed upon with impunity. Bullies are always cowards at heart ...
    Anna Julia Cooper (1859–1964)

    It is better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer.
    William Blackstone (1723–1780)