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I think it's pretty much by ear. You have to go with what sounds good. In this case, the writer thought "people" was important enough to repeat. I happen to agree with you that "them" would have been sufficient, but sometimes the repetition works. For example: government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. ...
Maybe you can use a metaphor? For X, the fuel that keeps me going. (Of course, something less cliched than that.) Metaphors can make a quote more eloquent without sounding too cheesy. Once I compared my relationship with a girl with a ghost hunt. And she actually cried (of joy, I think).
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