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Top 75 Quotes About Naive People

#1. Building codes are a good thing. People who throw rocks at inspectors are being naive. It's a lot like police officers; we want them around unless they stop us for a ticket. It's the same with inspectors. - Author: Dan Phillips
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#2. I am naive enough to read incessantly because I cannot, on my own, get to know enough people profoundly enough. - Author: Harold Bloom
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#3. Naive people are, more or less by definition, unaware that they're naive. - Author: David Foster Wallace
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#4. I can not think for others or without others,nor can others think for me. Even if the people's thinking is superstitious or naive,it is only as they rethink their assumptions in action that they can change. Producing and acting upon their own ideas - not consuming those of others. - Author: Paulo Freire
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#5. I don't think these men know that it's illegal,"she said. "They're very liberal and they have daughters and I think we should talk to them."The gruff-voiced woman barked back, "Don't be a naive little girl. People who have power don't like to give up that power. - Author: Lynn Povich
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#6. We wanted to meet him, for though we were neither of us naive people we had not wholly lost our belief that it is delightful to meet artists who have given us pleasure. - Author: Robertson Davies
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#7. I don't care about convincing the people who think I'm naive or an idiot. I'm interested in how do I inspire the people who are open-minded that there's a different way of seeing the world. - Author: Simon Sinek
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#8. Balance in life is the key, as Aristotle taught us. Nobody likes a naive Pollyanna, but neither do we like to be around people who are constantly complaining and finding fault. - Author: Mark Skousen
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#9. She should not have taken any of these people at face value. She had been naive. But this conclusion, she realized, pointed unambiguously in the direction of cynicism. And she would not be a cynic. It was better to be naive, much better. - Author: Alexander McCall Smith
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#10. I think that I was slightly naive. I thought that if I showed people the beauty of the Arctic and the beauty of the polar bears that they would care so much that they would stand up and try to make a change. - Author: Lewis Gordon Pugh
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#11. With me, what you see is what you get. Yes, call me naive, but I love life. I am happy, and for that, I make no apologies. I do like to see the best in people, and when someone is nice to my face, I tend to believe them. - Author: Joyce Giraud
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#12. We look at the ancient Greeks with their gods on a mountain top throwing lightning bolts and say, 'Those ancient Greeks. They were so silly. So primitive and naive. Not like our religions. We have burning bushes talking to people and guys walking on water. We're ... sophisticated.' - Author: Paul Provenza
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#13. I think a lot of times we don't pay enough attention to people with a positive attitude because we assume they are naive or stupid or unschooled. - Author: Amy Adams
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#14. Naive people always trying to blame others for their constant heartbreak & failed relationships instead of looking in the mirror & re-evaluating themselves. It's YOU that needs to change. - Author: David Reeves
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#15. Let us never forget, tyrants have succeeded throughout history because good, naive people just stood by and did nothing. - Author: Enrico Lamet
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#16. I was born pretty lucky, an Aryan Australian, friendly girl, that gives you a lot of advantages in the world. I was unaware of people's fights or struggles for equality. I was really naive. - Author: Sia Furler
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#17. There are people in this world who commit horrifying and unnatural acts beyond anything your naive imagination could conceive. He is your worst nightmare. Heed my warning and stay away from him. I - Author: Rachel Hartman
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#18. Evil people rely on the acquiescence of naive good people to allow them to continue with their evil. - Author: Stuart Aken
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#19. In most cases, people, even wicked people, are far more naive and simple-hearted than one generally assumes. And so are we. - Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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#20. Maybe it's naive to say, but it almost seems like, in the past, people tried to sell you something you would actually need, like a hammer or a broom or a toothbrush. But now there's this notion that they can sell you anything. And all they have to do is convince you that you need it. - Author: Tracy Chapman
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#21. When I saw Arnold say that he didn't need a union, because people in his position don't need it, I thought, this is a very naive way to present yourself. It's also kinda dumb about making movies. It doesn't realize how the union movement even helps the star. - Author: Warren Beatty
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#22. It was my duty to shoot the enemy, and I don't regret it. My regrets are for the people I couldn't save: Marines, soldiers, buddies. I'm not naive, and I don't romanticize war. The worst moments of my life have come as a SEAL. But I can stand before God with a clear conscience about doing my job. - Author: Chris Kyle
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#23. Hope is for people who can't see the Truth. - Author: Jeff Lindsay
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#24. Do not be naive. AIDS is not a curse from God to Africans or the black people. It is a tool to control them designed by some evil-minded scientists, but we may not know who particularly did it. - Author: Wangari Maathai
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#25. From naive, lonely princess to winner of hearts and minds less than a month, Jasmine managed to make people feel at ease with her while still maintaining her rule as leader. - Author: Liz Braswell
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#26. Too many people get lost in the game of having a good time and being naive about things. - Author: Steve Brown
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#27. These days there are a lot of people who just want to be famous. I think that comes from a naive place, because those people generally don't know what it's like. - Author: Catherine Keener
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#28. I don't want people to come and see our gig because of the magnificent things I'm doing with my hips, but it's their evening, you know. They have to have fun. I'm a little bit naive. - Author: Andrew Eldritch
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#29. Some people think it's naive to think we can make love our new bottom line. What I believe is naive is thinking human civilization as we know it will survive another two hundred years if we do not. - Author: Marianne Williamson
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#30. I'm always amused when people point out that Benjamin's naivety about the publishing process is just so unbelievable in Starborn #1 since, of course, no aspiring writer in reality could ever be so naive. - Author: Chris Roberson
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#31. The common liberal orthodoxy that living close to the land leads to eco-awareness is historically naive, considering that Mesopotamia, northern Africa, and the Mayan civilization were ruined by people who had lived there quite a long while. - Author: Gregory Benford
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#32. But at a certain point, and I don't really know ... people have asked me this. I don't know exactly what it was that pushed me towards directing, but I think it was a naive notion that if I directed I would be able to play all the roles. A kind of greed. - Author: Peter Bogdanovich
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#33. For a number of years, I'd been around the kind of people who financed movies and the kind of people who are there to make the deals for movies. But I'd always had this naive idea that everybody wants to make movies as good as they can be, which is stupid. - Author: David Fincher
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#34. Many people do think it's naive to improvise in front of paying customers. I'm not saying one way is better than another. - Author: Lee Konitz
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#35. The field (of filmmaking) is suddenly sexy, ... so it's deluged with these wannabes who say 'I don't want to be a secret agent, I'll be a filmmaker.' I think a lot of people are really kind of naive. - Author: John Landis
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#36. I think it's important for people to realize that we were all young, all naive, and also we had lived in a time that had magic. - Author: Patti Smith
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#37. Most people feel safe when assume no peeper.
That's the magic of holy privacy. - Author: Toba Beta
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#38. We are encouraged to see honest people as naive, as potential losers. - Author: Bell Hooks
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#39. Obviously, at this age, I've lost people in my life. But with a parent, it's just different. I was very attached to my father and had this naive little-girl notion that he'd always be around. So I'm finding acceptance of my father's death is the hardest thing to accept. - Author: Carol Leifer
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#40. While we welcome people of all faiths in America we cannot be so naive as to expect all countries to do the same. But we cannot allow their cultural mores to snuff out our religious freedoms or the freedom of women to have equal rights. - Author: Michael Huffington
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#41. Whatever one thinks of President George W. Bush and his unilateralist crew, most of the people laughing at us do not think we are evil. What they think is that we are naive and incompetent. - Author: Richard Reeves
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#42. As a general rule, people, even the wicked, are much more naive and simple-hearted than we supposed. And we ourselves are, too. - Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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#43. It just seemed so odd as people had never commented on my body before. Every woman obsesses over her figure, but I was happy, I felt sexy - I never thought about it. I know this sounds naive, but I honestly never expected this kind of attention. - Author: Christina Hendricks
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#44. I love to feature children and young adults as real people - flawed, naive, virtuous, venal - but real. I think it adds nuance and depth to the stories that wouldn't exist without them. - Author: C.J. Box
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#45. Before Enron, I think people were a bit more naive about the way things worked, and I think Enron pulled the curtain back on unsavoury practices that turned out to be a lot more widespread. - Author: Bethany McLean
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#46. Central to everything I am and believe and have written is my astonishment, naive as it seems to people, that you can use human speech both to bless, to love, to build, to forgive and also to torture, to hate, to destroy and to annihilate. - Author: George Steiner
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#47. Just after Kim Jong Il's death, the official news agency put out an article saying that under Kim Jong Il's rule, the people had been like naive children without a care in the world. - Author: Brian Reynolds Myers
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#48. I had no idea what to expect moving to New York. It's embarrassing to say, but I didn't even realize that people bought contemporary art ... that people actually paid for it ... I know that's really dumb. I was really naive. I had no idea artists made money. - Author: Wade Guyton
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#49. People are naive about such things, and they would rather write them off as evil than attempt to understand them. An unfortunate truth, but a truth nonetheless. - Author: Erin Morgenstern
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#50. When Hillary Clinton ran against Senator [Barack] Obama she thought him naive because he thought it was a good idea to talk to our enemies. I think those are exactly the people you have to talk to and you have to negotiate with. - Author: Bernie Sanders
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#51. I'm not an activist per se, but I have strong feelings about things. People can jump on celebrities for being ill-informed or naive, but I've got a right to say what I believe. - Author: Ed Harris
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#52. Politics preys on people's naivety - Author: Bangambiki Habyarimana
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#53. Americans are an honest people, we expect a fair deal. I know that a lot of other cultures used to think that was naive and even childish, but it's one of our most sacred principles. - Author: Max Brooks
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#54. I really wish people - maybe it's naive - wish people had priorities and were willing to be artistic patrons. - Author: Harold Prince
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#55. What you don't get necessarily at drama school is a gigantic mix of people. At university, there's people from every social background, and you get to go through that period of being naive and not quite sure who you're going to be. - Author: Tom Riley
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#56. There is a clear goal and it isn't to make money. The goal is to desperately try to make the best products we can. We are not naive - if you trust it, people like it, they buy it and we make money. This is a consequence. - Author: Jonathan Ive
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#57. The interesting thing is that when you start out, people have no judgment and they see you young and fresh as a filmmaker - and because you have no experience yet, you're much more naive and think anything is possible. - Author: Marc Forster
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#58. In most cases, people, even the wicked, are much more naive and simple hearted than we suppose. And we ourselves are, too. - Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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#59. What you experience in the army, aged 18 to 21, is what you take through all your life. You cross invisible lines: you shoot someone, get shot, break into people's houses. It's naive to think you won't carry anything into your life. - Author: Etgar Keret
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#60. Maybe it's because I'm a little naive, but I do like to think that there aren't really very many truly bad people in the world. I think that everybody has their reasons for what they do, and if you really look through their eyes, you could probably understand them. - Author: Stephenie Meyer
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#61. Open mind all the way. Because people have had eyewitness accounts, they've seen things, they swear they've seen things, and I tend to believe in people rather than - maybe I'm a little naive, but my optimistic outlook on life is to sort of be positive and take everyone at face value. - Author: Rhys Darby
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#62. Rationality belongs to the cool observer, but because of the stupidity of the average man, he follows not reason, but faith, and the naive faith requires necessary illusion and emotionally potent oversimplifications which are provided by the myth-maker to keep ordinary person on course. - Author: Reinhold Niebuhr
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#63. You make a film to distract people, to interest them, perhaps to make them think, perhaps to help them be a little less naive, a little better than they were. - Author: Claude Chabrol
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#64. I was naive enough to believe it would be enough to replace the government. Well, I made fun of the people in the government and then realized that even if we got rid of them, they were replaced by exactly the same guys. - Author: Damon Albarn
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#65. I'm not interested in building wealth, which is kind of naive and probably frowned on, living in America. It's something that people don't necessarily understand, but if I die poor, I die poor. - Author: Richard C. Armitage
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#66. Positive thinking is no longer for drifters, dreamers and the perpetually naive. People who think positively see more opportunities, perform better, take more often correct and sound decisions, have more self-confidence, maintain better relations and have more trust placed in them - Author: Herman Van Rompuy
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#67. It is naive to think that self-assertiveness is easy. To live self-assertively
which means to live authentically
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from others and also from themselves. - Author: Nathaniel Branden
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#68. I have nothing against cosmetic procedures, but I don't want my face lasered. Also, people are naive about how much you can do with make-up and lighting, and I've learned from the best. - Author: Marie Helvin
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#69. During the 1960s, large groups of people who are normally passive and apathetic began to try to enter the political arena to press their demands.? The naive might call that democracy, but that's because they don't understand. The sophisticated understand that that's the crisis of democracy. - Author: Noam Chomsky
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#70. Too often people view idealists as naive. - Author: Jacqueline Novogratz
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#71. Because I grew up with this naive expectation of people doing right, I get shocked by every little violation. - Author: Dave Eggers
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#72. There we were, a small bunch of rather bright and fortunate young people, thinking ourselves somehow special and exceptional, but really very naive. - Author: Fritz Leiber
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#73. When you are honest, loving, and kind people may think that you are weak, naive, and a fool but be loving, kind, and honest anyway. - Author: Debasish Mridha
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#74. To be naive and easily deceived is impermissible, today more than ever, when the prevailing untruths may lead to a catastrophe because they blind people to real dangers and real possibilities. - Author: Erich Fromm
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#75. The idea that if people are just friendly and demonstrate they want peace, that will be answered with good will - that is really naive. - Author: Ayaan Hirsi Ali
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