Words matter. These are the best Human Quotes from famous people such as Mark Twain, Herbert Spencer, Jordan Peterson, Luanne Rice, Jeremy Corbyn, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.
Hero-worship is strongest where there is least regard for human freedom.
You can think of the entire Internet as a place where ideas embodied in cyberspace are having a war, and it’s not much different than the war of gods in heaven, which has been taking place since there’s been human beings.
‘Little Night’ has layers of meaning. There’s something enchanted about night. All those heavenly bodies, shooting stars, the crescent moon, celestial phenomenon. Owls fly at night, and first kisses happen. Night is romantic. Alternately, darkness hides the worst of human behavior.
Riding a bicycle is the summit of human endeavour – an almost neutral environmental effect coupled with the ability to travel substantial distances without disturbing anybody. The bike is the perfect marriage of technology and human energy.
The great powers of the world may have done wonders in giving the world an industrial look, but the great gift still has to come from Africa – giving the world a more human face.
The human soul has still greater need of the ideal than of the real. It is by the real that we exist; it is by the ideal that we live.
Principles are guidelines for human conduct that are proven to have enduring, permanent value.
Since boredom advances and boredom is the root of all evil, no wonder, then, that the world goes backwards, that evil spreads. This can be traced back to the very beginning of the world. The gods were bored; therefore they created human beings.
I am running to make history, to show that no human is limited. It’s not about money, it’s about showing a generation of people that there are no limits.
Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.
I have a dogmatic certainty: God is in every person’s life. God is in everyone’s life. Even if the life of a person has been a disaster, even if it is destroyed by vices, drugs or anything else – God is in this person’s life. You can – you must – try to seek God in every human life.
The human voice: It’s the instrument we all play. It’s the most powerful sound in the world, probably. It’s the only one that can start a war or say ‘I love you.’ And yet many people have the experience that when they speak, people don’t listen to them.
A rat race is for rats. We’re not rats. We’re human beings. Reject the insidious pressures in society that would blunt your critical faculties to all that is happening around you, that would caution silence in the face of injustice lest you jeopardise your chances of promotion and self-advancement.
We may have found a cure for most evils; but we have found no remedy for the worst of them all, the apathy of human beings.
It is one of the superstitions of the human mind to have imagined that virginity could be a virtue.
It is a bit embarrassing to have been concerned with the human problem all one’s life and find at the end that one has no more to offer by way of advice than ‘try to be a little kinder.’
If not now, then when? If not you, then who? If we are able to answer these fundamental questions, then perhaps we can wipe away the blot of human slavery.
Manners are the lubricating oil of an organization. It is a law of nature that two moving bodies in contact with each other create friction. This is as true for human beings as it is for inanimate objects.
The most momentous thing in human life is the art of winning the soul to good or evil.
The four characteristics of humanism are curiosity, a free mind, belief in good taste, and belief in the human race.
I made decisions that I regret, and I took them as learning experiences… I’m human, not perfect, like anybody else.
If we destroy human rights and rule of law in the response to terrorism, they have won.
If any thing is sacred, the human body is sacred.
Cherish your human connections – your relationships with friends and family.
Money is human happiness in the abstract; he, then, who is no longer capable of enjoying human happiness in the concrete devotes himself utterly to money.
Nothing is so healing as the human touch.
Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.
The human voice can never reach the distance that is covered by the still small voice of conscience.
I was a common man, and I will always remain a common man. No amount of stardom will ever consume my soul. Money comes, money goes. Fame comes, fame goes. I believe every human being is a celebrity in their own right.
The human being is not the lord of beings, but the shepherd of Being.
Chess is as elaborate a waste of human intelligence as you can find outside an advertising agency.
No greater problem is presented to the human mind.
The differences that separate human beings are nothing compared to the similarities that bond us together.
Every human being on this earth is born with a tragedy, and it isn’t original sin. He’s born with the tragedy that he has to grow up… a lot of people don’t have the courage to do it.
Human morality is unthinkable without empathy.
Always recognize that human individuals are ends, and do not use them as means to your end.
Let’s pray that the human race never escapes from Earth to spread its iniquity elsewhere.
The earth is the very quintessence of the human condition.
Soul music is about longevity and reaching and touching people on a human level – and that’s never going to get lost.
With so many ways to communicate at our disposal, we must not forget the transformative power of a live music experience and genuine human exchange.
War alone brings up to their highest tension all human energies and imposes the stamp of nobility upon the peoples who have the courage to make it.
Each Warrior wants to leave the mark of his will, his signature, on important acts he touches. This is not the voice of ego but of the human spirit, rising up and declaring that it has something to contribute to the solution of the hardest problems, no matter how vexing!
We are volcanoes. When we women offer our experience as our truth, as human truth, all the maps change. There are new mountains.
To prefer evil to good is not in human nature; and when a man is compelled to choose one of two evils, no one will choose the greater when he might have the less.
Never let your zeal outrun your charity. The former is but human, the latter is divine.
In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
Bad human communication leaves us less room to grow.
My dream is to live a good life and be loving, be close to God and be a good human being and bring peace to people.
To make mistakes is human; to stumble is commonplace; to be able to laugh at yourself is maturity.
Fanatics end by subverting their own argument. For instance, animal rights activists have some point, and many people feel sympathy with them. But animal rights fanatics do not have a point. They are the sort of people who threaten human beings in their effort to ‘defend’ animals.
The industrial revolution allowed us, for the first time, to start replacing human labour with machines.
The capacity for hope is the most significant fact of life. It provides human beings with a sense of destination and the energy to get started.
Promises are the uniquely human way of ordering the future, making it predictable and reliable to the extent that this is humanly possible.
I believe, as human beings, we sometimes indulge in self pity more than it’s necessary. Over my life’s journey, I have realised that overthinking about your problems and indulging in self-pity is not the answer to get through tough times.
All the evidence that we have indicates that it is reasonable to assume in practically every human being, and certainly in almost every newborn baby, that there is an active will toward health, an impulse towards growth, or towards the actualization.
Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one’s potential.
There are three essential factors in all human activity: spirit, materials, and action.
The analysis of character is the highest human entertainment.
Man is defined as a human being and a woman as a female – whenever she behaves as a human being she is said to imitate the male.
Everything we do, every thought we’ve ever had, is produced by the human brain. But exactly how it operates remains one of the biggest unsolved mysteries, and it seems the more we probe its secrets, the more surprises we find.
Love other human beings as you would love yourself.
For a long time I tried to manage an honesty and openness about my personal life because I’m human and I’m normal – well, semi-normal.
Computers are magnificent tools for the realization of our dreams, but no machine can replace the human spark of spirit, compassion, love, and understanding.
Of all human activities, man’s listening to God is the supreme act of his reasoning and will.
Human dignity is based upon freedom, and freedom upon human dignity. The one presupposes the other.
We’re just human beings. In the end, you do your job. I do my job in the best way I can.
A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses.
The purpose of education is to make good human beings with skill and expertise… Enlightened human beings can be created by teachers.
Religion is dangerous because it allows human beings who don’t have all the answers to think that they do.
A human being would certainly not grow to be seventy or eighty years old if this longevity had no meaning for the species. The afternoon of human life must also have a significance of its own and cannot be merely a pitiful appendage to life’s morning.
The human voice is the most beautiful instrument of all, but it is the most difficult to play.
The human body has two ends on it: one to create with and one to sit on. Sometimes people get their ends reversed. When this happens they need a kick in the seat of the pants.
Resolve not to be poor: whatever you have, spend less. Poverty is a great enemy to human happiness; it certainly destroys liberty, and it makes some virtues impracticable, and others extremely difficult.
We cannot despair of humanity, since we ourselves are human beings.
For it is mutual trust, even more than mutual interest that holds human associations together. Our friends seldom profit us but they make us feel safe. Marriage is a scheme to accomplish exactly that same end.
The price of hating other human beings is loving oneself less.
Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.
You aren’t your work, your accomplishments, your possessions, your home, your family… your anything. You’re a creation of your Source, dressed in a physical human body intended to experience and enjoy life on Earth.
For me, no ideological or political conviction would justify the sacrifice of a human life. For me, the value of life is absolute, with no concessions. It’s not negotiable.
We should work for simple, good, undecorated things, but things which are in harmony with the human being and organically suited to the little man in the street.
Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.
Believe in life! Always human beings will live and progress to greater, broader, and fuller life.
All the efforts of the human mind cannot exhaust the essence of a single fly.
God sent Jesus as an example to see if we could retain and maintain the Holy Spirit in human flesh.
People commonly travel the world over to see rivers and mountains, new stars, garish birds, freak fish, grotesque breeds of human; they fall into an animal stupor that gapes at existence and they think they have seen something.
I don’t think the human race will survive the next thousand years, unless we spread into space.
All fine architectural values are human values, else not valuable.
Nanotechnology in medicine is going to have a major impact on the survival of the human race.
Modern technology has become a total phenomenon for civilization, the defining force of a new social order in which efficiency is no longer an option but a necessity imposed on all human activity.
Talent develops in quiet places, character in the full current of human life.
I’m a human, and I’m multidimensional. If I was the perfect form of anything, I’d be boring. If I was a free spirit all the time, I would be boring; I would lack depth. If I was dark and enigmatic all the time, then I would lack relatability.
To be human is to have a collection of memories that tells you who you are and how you got there.
All human actions are equivalent and all are on principle doomed to failure.
Art is the symbol of the two noblest human efforts: to construct and to refrain from destruction.
I was taught that the human brain was the crowning glory of evolution so far, but I think it’s a very poor scheme for survival.
People say I make strange choices, but they’re not strange for me. My sickness is that I’m fascinated by human behavior, by what’s underneath the surface, by the worlds inside people.
There are two different stories in horror: internal and external. In external horror films, the evil comes from the outside, the other tribe, this thing in the darkness that we don’t understand. Internal is the human heart.
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.
It’s a form of human love to accept our complicated, messy humanity and not run away from it.
Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.
Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?
Sustainable development requires human ingenuity. People are the most important resource.
Language is the armory of the human mind, and at once contains the trophies of its past and the weapons of its future conquests.
Human civilization has been changing the Earth’s environment for millennia, often to our detriment. Dams, deforestation and urbanization can alter water cycles and wind patterns, occasionally triggering droughts or even creating deserts.
Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the human condition there is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our mistakes.
True navigation begins in the human heart. It’s the most important map of all.
Faith is different from proof; the latter is human, the former is a Gift from God.
It is in the admission of ignorance and the admission of uncertainty that there is a hope for the continuous motion of human beings in some direction that doesn’t get confined, permanently blocked, as it has so many times before in various periods in the history of man.
The human mind is a dramatic structure in itself and our society is absolutely saturated with drama.
I might have some character traits that some might see as innocence or naive. That’s because I discovered peace and happiness in my soul. And with this knowledge, I also see the beauty of human life.
Cognitive psychology tells us that the unaided human mind is vulnerable to many fallacies and illusions because of its reliance on its memory for vivid anecdotes rather than systematic statistics.
Our daily deeds as ordinary South Africans must produce an actual South African reality that will reinforce humanity’s belief in justice, strengthen its confidence in the nobility of the human soul, and sustain all our hopes for a glorious life for all.
Human rights must work to uplift human dignity.
Science has revealed that the human body is made up of millions and millions of atoms… For example, I am made up of 5.8×10 27 atoms.
What is a Web year now, about three months? And when people can browse around, discover new things, and download them fast, when we all have agents – then Web years could slip by before human beings can notice.
Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.
To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.
Loyalty to petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul.
Countless as the sands of the sea are human passions.
Regret is the worst human emotion. If you took another road, you might have fallen off a cliff. I’m content.
The greatest enemy to human souls is the self-righteous spirit which makes men look to themselves for salvation.
History is not everything, but it is a starting point. History is a clock that people use to tell their political and cultural time of day. It is a compass they use to find themselves on the map of human geography. It tells them where they are but, more importantly, what they must be.
You’ve got to invest in the world, you’ve got to read, you’ve got to go to art galleries, you’ve got to find out the names of plants. You’ve got to start to love the world and know about the whole genius of the human race. We’re amazing people.
People have entire relationships via text message now, but I am not partial to texting. I need context, nuance and the warmth and tone that can only come from a human voice.
Remember that I am a human.
People who treat other people as less than human must not be surprised when the bread they have cast on the waters comes floating back to them, poisoned.
The founders of a new colony, whatever Utopia of human virtue and happiness they might originally project, have invariably recognized it among their earliest practical necessities to allot a portion of the virgin soil as a cemetery, and another portion as the site of a prison.
Human felicity is produced not as much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen as by little advantages that occur every day.
All wealth consists of desirable things; that is, things which satisfy human wants directly or indirectly: but not all desirable things are reckoned as wealth.
Generally speaking, if a human being never shows anger, then I think something’s wrong. He’s not right in the brain.
I have made a ceaseless effort not to ridicule, not to bewail, not to scorn human actions, but to understand them.
At the end of the day, you entertain for few hours, but people remember a good human being for a longer time.
Nobody phrases it this way, but I think that artificial intelligence is almost a humanities discipline. It’s really an attempt to understand human intelligence and human cognition.
As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world – that is the myth of the atomic age – as in being able to remake ourselves.
Your ordinary acts of love and hope point to the extraordinary promise that every human life is of inestimable value.
I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty.
There is a powerful need for symbolism, and that means the architecture must have something that appeals to the human heart. There is a powerful need for symbolism, and that means the architecture must have something that appeals to the human heart.
Rigid, the skeleton of habit alone upholds the human frame.
A human being has so many skins inside, covering the depths of the heart. We know so many things, but we don’t know ourselves! Why, thirty or forty skins or hides, as thick and hard as an ox’s or bear’s, cover the soul. Go into your own ground and learn to know yourself there.
It’s kind of bittersweet. The human spirit is not measured by the size of the act, but by the size of the heart.
To love our neighbor as ourselves is such a truth for regulating human society, that by that alone one might determine all the cases in social morality.
There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.
The most significant moment in the course of intellectual development, which gives birth to the purely human forms of practical and abstract intelligence, occurs when speech and practical activity, two previously completely independent lines of development, converge.
If we were logical, the future would be bleak, indeed. But we are more than logical. We are human beings, and we have faith, and we have hope, and we can work.
The family is the first essential cell of human society.
Human rights are not only violated by terrorism, repression or assassination, but also by unfair economic structures that creates huge inequalities.
If we can reduce the cost and improve the quality of medical technology through advances in nanotechnology, we can more widely address the medical conditions that are prevalent and reduce the level of human suffering.
Putting forward your positive energy connects you back to basic human values which we all share. Good Deeds Day shows that no matter the size of the gesture, a smile that brightens someone else’s day or volunteering in your community, we can all take active part in making a difference.
The ‘self-image’ is the key to human personality and human behavior. Change the self image and you change the personality and the behavior.
I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself.
Really I don’t like human nature unless all candied over with art.
The nature of the human mind is such that unless it is stimulated by images of things acting upon it from without, all remembrance of them passes easily away.
Neither sex, without some fertilization of the complimentary characters of the other, is capable of the highest reaches of human endeavor.
A century ago, petroleum – what we call oil – was just an obscure commodity; today it is almost as vital to human existence as water.
My story is a freedom song from within my soul. It is a guide to discovery, a vision of how even the worst pain and heartaches can be channeled into human monuments, impenetrable and everlasting.
You’re never going to kill storytelling, because it’s built into the human plan. We come with it.
There is no heresy or no philosophy which is so abhorrent to the church as a human being.
Climate change is the greatest threat to humanity, perhaps ever. Global temperatures are rising at an unprecedented rate, causing drought and forest fires and impacting human health.
Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.
I don’t think you’re human if you don’t get nervous.
I feel like if you’re a really good human being, you can try to find something beautiful in every single person, no matter what.
Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised, or a little mistaken.
The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago… had they happened to be within the reach of predatory human hands.
Born in iniquity and conceived in sin, the spirit of nationalism has never ceased to bend human institutions to the service of dissension and distress.
It is questionable if all the mechanical inventions yet made have lightened the day’s toil of any human being.
Elegance is achieved when all that is superfluous has been discarded and the human being discovers simplicity and concentration: the simpler and more sober the posture, the more beautiful it will be.
My eyes are constantly wide open to the extraordinary fact of existence. Not just human existence, but the existence of life and how this breathtakingly powerful process, which is natural selection, has managed to take the very simple facts of physics and chemistry and build them up to redwood trees and humans.
Democracy, pure democracy, has at least its foundation in a generous theory of human rights. It is founded on the natural equality of mankind. It is the cornerstone of the Christian religion. It is the first element of all lawful government upon earth.
The human body is strange and flawed and unpredictable. The human body has many secrets, and it does not divulge them to anyone, except those who have learned to wait.
By patrolling our borders, we can take a proactive stand against human trafficking, violence, terrorism, and illegal immigration from spiraling out of control.
I feel very lucky to have grown up having interaction with adults who were making change but who were far from perfect beings. That feeling of not being paralyzed by your incredible inadequacy as a human being, which I feel every day, is a part of the legacy that I’ve gotten from so many of the adult elders.
Walking in the mountains helps me unwind, but it also reminds me in a painful way that the real beauty in life is nature and animals, and that the human race, in all its arrogance, is intent on destroying it.
Man’s enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.
The human brain works as a binary computer and can only analyze the exact information-based zeros and ones (or black and white). Our heart is more like a chemical computer that uses fuzzy logic to analyze information that can’t be easily defined in zeros and ones.
Education is the leading of human souls to what is best, and making what is best out of them.
Isn’t it the moment of most profound doubt that gives birth to new certainties? Perhaps hopelessness is the very soil that nourishes human hope; perhaps one could never find sense in life without first experiencing its absurdity.
The slogan ‘press on’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
The most hateful human misfortune is for a wise man to have no influence.
The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself; and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power.
Healthcare is a human right. No one should face bankruptcy or death because of lack of healthcare. All Americans – regardless of their health or residential status – should be able to access the healthcare they need, whenever they need it.
Is the system going to flatten you out and deny you your humanity, or are you going to be able to make use of the system to the attainment of human purposes?
Every human heart cries and yearns for the same thing: a chance to fulfill his or her own dreams and desires. Even the poorest man has a dream.
We should be inspired by people… who show that human beings can be kind, brave, generous, beautiful, strong-even in the most difficult circumstances.
Communication – the human connection – is the key to personal and career success.
A person who sees a problem is a human being; a person who finds a solution is visionary; and the person who goes out and does something about it is an entrepreneur.
I really believe that all of us have a lot of darkness in our souls. Anger, rage, fear, sadness. I don’t think that’s only reserved for people who have horrible upbringings. I think it really exists and is part of the human condition. I think in the course of your life you figure out ways to deal with that.
The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.
Human nature is not black and white but black and grey.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Almost half of the population of the world lives in rural regions and mostly in a state of poverty. Such inequalities in human development have been one of the primary reasons for unrest and, in some parts of the world, even violence.
We should attempt to bring nature, houses, and human beings together in a higher unity.
The human body has limitations. The human spirit is boundless.
Human freedom involves our capacity to pause, to choose the one response toward which we wish to throw our weight.
Robotics are beginning to cross that line from absolutely primitive motion to motion that resembles animal or human behavior.
The totalitarian world produces backwardness because it does such violence to the spirit, thwarting the human impulse to create, to enjoy, to worship.
As a human, I’d say I’m pretty intermediate.
We have elected to put our money and faith in a mathematical framework that is free of politics and human error.
The body politic, as well as the human body, begins to die as soon as it is born, and carries itself the causes of its destruction.
God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.
One of the downsides of being famous is that folks pay far more attention to you than they should. American celebrities are constantly under surveillance, and every word they say is subject to scrutiny. So, be careful what you wish for if you desire fame. No human being should be a goldfish.
But inner experience is only one source of human knowledge.
Nobody’s all good or bad, and nobody’s all light or dark. Every human being has so many different aspects and facets to them. And there can be something noble and something really dark and dangerous going on in a person all at the same time.
The love of power, like the love of money, increases with the possession of it; and we know in what ruin these baneful passions have involved human societies in all ages when they have been let loose and suffered to rage uncontrolled – There is no restraint like the pervading eye of the virtuous citizens.
The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will instruct his patient in the care of the human frame, in diet, and the cause and prevention of disease.
If the human race wishes to have a prolonged and indefinite period of material prosperity, they have only got to behave in a peaceful and helpful way toward one another.
The health effects of air pollution imperil human lives. This fact is well-documented.
Sometimes it’s more important to be human, than to have good taste.
It stands to the everlasting credit of science that by acting on the human mind it has overcome man’s insecurity before himself and before nature.
Perhaps one reason we are fascinated by cats is because such a small animal can contain so much independence, dignity, and freedom of spirit. Unlike the dog, the cat’s personality is never bet on a human’s. He demands acceptance on his own terms.
What is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature?
Morality is the theory that every human act must be either right or wrong, and that 99 % of them are wrong.
I think what makes people fascinating is conflict, it’s drama, it’s the human condition. Nobody wants to watch perfection.
I think I do myself a disservice by comparing myself to Steve Jobs and Walt Disney and human beings that we’ve seen before. It should be more like Willy Wonka… and welcome to my chocolate factory.
It is by suffering that human beings become angels.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Is Wagner a human being at all? Is he not rather a disease? He contaminates everything he touches – he has made music sick.
There is no absurdity so palpable but that it may be firmly planted in the human head if you only begin to inculcate it before the age of five, by constantly repeating it with an air of great solemnity.
The divine is God’s concern; the human, man’s. My concern is neither the divine nor the human, not the true, good, just, free, etc., but solely what is ‘mine,’ and it is not a general one, but is – ‘unique,’ as I am unique. Nothing is more to me than myself!
Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.
I’m fascinated by the idea that a human connection can be triggered through inanimate devices.
The most merciful thing in the world… is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents.
Each contact with a human being is so rare, so precious, one should preserve it.
The office of drama is to exercise, possibly to exhaust, human emotions. The purpose of comedy is to tickle those emotions into an expression of light relief; of tragedy, to wound them and bring the relief of tears. Disgust and terror are the other points of the compass.
There has to be a global mission of human progress.
I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom.
Everyone who wants to do good to the human race always ends in universal bullying.
Trust is to human relationships what faith is to gospel living. It is the beginning place, the foundation upon which more can be built. Where trust is, love can flourish.
I have found little that is ‘good’ about human beings on the whole. In my experience most of them are trash, no matter whether they publicly subscribe to this or that ethical doctrine or to none at all. That is something that you cannot say aloud, or perhaps even think.
We don’t even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward. In times of tragedy, of war, of necessity, people do amazing things. The human capacity for survival and renewal is awesome.
To be a revolutionary you have to be a human being. You have to care about people who have no power.
No matter how civilized we are and how much society has curbed violent behavior. Human beings still have the same genes they had 10,000 years ago. Our bodies are designed to have a certain amount of physical stress and violence in them. We’re designed to run from jaguars and fight to defend our territory.
When I say, ‘I stand for equal rights,’ I mean equal rights for all persons… from the moment of conception until natural death. I mean that I believe in the equal human dignity of all persons, no matter the ‘contribution’ they make to society.
I have feelings too. I am still human. All I want is to be loved, for myself and for my talent.
Poetry is the one place where people can speak their original human mind. It is the outlet for people to say in public what is known in private.
The main facts in human life are five: birth, food, sleep, love and death.
To confine our attention to terrestrial matters would be to limit the human spirit.
It is an eternal obligation toward the human being not to let him suffer from hunger when one has a chance of coming to his assistance.
That all men are equal is a proposition to which, at ordinary times, no sane human being has ever given his assent.
The mountains, the forest, and the sea, render men savage; they develop the fierce, but yet do not destroy the human.
I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don’t intend to waste any of mine.
Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.
The great solution to all human problems is individual inner transformation.
Human language appears to be a unique phenomenon, without significant analogue in the animal world.
As human beings, we suffer from an innate tendency to jump to conclusions, to judge people too quickly, and to pronounce them failures or heroes without due consideration.
Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.
The basic fact about human existence is not that it is a tragedy, but that it is a bore. It is not so much a war as an endless standing in line.
A bird cannot fly with one wing only. Human space flight cannot develop any further without the active participation of women.
Home – that blessed word, which opens to the human heart the most perfect glimpse of Heaven, and helps to carry it thither, as on an angel’s wings.
Learning in a face-to-face human community, as humans have evolved to do over hundreds of thousands of years, may always be the ideal – especially in an endeavor that is as relationship-driven as business.
The practice of peace and reconciliation is one of the most vital and artistic of human actions.
How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being.
Euphemism is a human device to conceal the horrors of reality.
The human brain is an incredible pattern-matching machine.
The point of human evolution is adapting to circumstance. Not letting go of the old, but adapting it, is necessary.
Creative people have no barriers. Ultimately, it’s connecting with human beings. There’s just one planet. I don’t see it as different countries.
Evil is unspectacular and always human, and shares our bed and eats at our own table.
Stories hold conflict and contrast, highs and lows, life and death, and the human struggle and all kinds of things.
The pilgrim is humble and devout, and human, and charitable, and ready to smile and admire; therefore, he should comprehend the whole of his way, the people in it, and the hills and the clouds, and the habits of the various cities.
No other planet in the solar system is a suitable home for human beings; it’s this world or nothing. That’s a very powerful perception.
Human memory is a marvelous but fallacious instrument. The memories which lie within us are not carved in stone; not only do they tend to become erased as the years go by, but often they change, or even increase by incorporating extraneous features.
We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other’s happiness, not by each other’s misery.
Man’s nature is not essentially evil. Brute nature has been known to yield to the influence of love. You must never despair of human nature.
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.
Fear is a far more dominant force in human behaviour than euphoria – I would never have expected that or given it a moment’s thought before, but it shows up in the data in so many ways.
Life is not a matter of place, things or comfort; rather, it concerns the basic human rights of family, country, justice and human dignity.
We discovered that education is not something which the teacher does, but that it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being.
Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
Every human is an artist. And this is the main art that we have: the creation of our story.
One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don’t come home at night.
Action is no less necessary than thought to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.
Being human always points, and is directed, to something or someone, other than oneself – be it a meaning to fulfill or another human being to encounter.
One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
When God created man and woman, he was thinking, ‘Who shall I give the power to, to give birth to the next human being?’ And God chose woman. And this is the big evidence that women are powerful.
Political tags – such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth – are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire.
The human race is a very, very magical race. We have a magic power of witches and wizards. We’re here on this earth to unravel the mystery of this planet. The planet is asking for it.
The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.
You are a human being and are allowed to be imperfect, and you are allowed to be flawed. There is a lot of beauty in your imperfections, in your uniqueness.
I am trying to show the world that we are all human beings and that color is not important. What is important is the quality of our work.
Often we mistake stability, in terms of security and economic activity, to mean a country is doing well. We forget the third and important pillar: rule of law and respect for human rights.
Human beings are social creatures. We are social not just in the trivial sense that we like company, and not just in the obvious sense that we each depend on others. We are social in a more elemental way: simply to exist as a normal human being requires interaction with other people.
Human resources are like natural resources; they’re often buried deep. You have to go looking for them; they’re not just lying around on the surface.
The image is one thing and the human being is another. It’s very hard to live up to an image, put it that way.
The propagandist’s purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human.
Abortion and racism are both symptoms of a fundamental human error. The error is thinking that when someone stands in the way of our wants, we can justify getting that person out of our lives. Abortion and racism stem from the same poisonous root, selfishness.
Connectivity is a human right.
The human body is essentially something other than an animal organism.
Human mind has way too many shades. It would be so boring if this world was all sugar and gloss, just happy, colourful lives. People singing songs is not always the reality. Just like happiness and love, people also feel wrath, jealousy and vengeance!
The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself; and can never be erased.
Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.
How many years has it taken people to realize that we are all brothers and sisters and human beings in the human race? I mean how many years does it take people to see that? We’re all in this rat race together!
I hope that some day the practice of producing cowpox in human beings will spread over the world – when that day comes, there will be no more smallpox.
Play the role as a human being… human beings are three-dimensional.
The most perfect expression of human behavior is a string quartet.
We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.
If there is technological advance without social advance, there is, almost automatically, an increase in human misery.
A peaceful world requires collective measures for the prevention of war, international cooperation to solve economic and social problems, and respect for human rights.
I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered at the White House – with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.
Mankind has probably done more damage to the Earth in the 20th century than in all of previous human history.
The human mind is capable of excitement without the application of gross and violent stimulants; and he must have a very faint perception of its beauty and dignity who does not know this.
Any human anywhere will blossom in a hundred unexpected talents and capacities simply by being given the opportunity to do so.
The greatest musical instrument given to a human being is the voice.
No society has been able to abolish human sadness, no political system can deliver us from the pain of living, from our fear of death, our thirst for the absolute. It is the human condition that directs the social condition, not vice versa.
The human mind always makes progress, but it is a progress in spirals.
The work of art, just like any fragment of human life considered in its deepest meaning, seems to me devoid of value if it does not offer the hardness, the rigidity, the regularity, the luster on every interior and exterior facet, of the crystal.
I’m a human being. I’ve got opinions, I’m not always right, I’m not always on time, I don’t always say things in the proper way, but my intentions are always extremely pure.
Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand.
To be a good human being is to have a kind of openness to the world, the ability to trust uncertain things beyond your own control that can lead you to be shattered.
Our technology, our machines, is part of our humanity. We created them to extend ourselves, and that is what is unique about human beings.
The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.
I definitely feel closer to the feminine side of the human being than I do the male – or the American idea of what a male is supposed to be. Just watch a beer commercial and you’ll see what I mean.
I’m not afraid of werewolves or vampires or haunted hotels, I’m afraid of what real human beings to do other real human beings.
I am a human being; nothing human can be alien to me.
I have no right, by anything I do or say, to demean a human being in his own eyes. What matters is not what I think of him; it is what he thinks of himself. To undermine a man’s self-respect is a sin.
All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope.
All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual.
Being transgender, like being gay, tall, short, white, black, male, or female, is another part of the human condition that makes each individual unique, and something over which we have no control. We are who we are in the deepest recesses of our minds, hearts and identities.
Terrorism is contempt for human dignity.
We control the world basically because we are the only animals that can cooperate flexibly in very large numbers. And if you examine any large-scale human cooperation, you will always find that it is based on some fiction like the nation, like money, like human rights.
Fortunately, most human behavior is learned observationally through modeling from others.
When you finally accept that it’s OK not to have answers and it’s OK not to be perfect, you realize that feeling confused is a normal part of what it is to be a human being.
Jails and prisons are designed to break human beings, to convert the population into specimens in a zoo – obedient to our keepers, but dangerous to each other.
All knowledge is precious whether or not it serves the slightest human use.
Design is directed toward human beings. To design is to solve human problems by identifying them and executing the best solution.
I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.
Solitude is the profoundest fact of the human condition. Man is the only being who knows he is alone.
The most destructive element in the human mind is fear. Fear creates aggressiveness.
Law is born from despair of human nature.
Care is a state in which something does matter; it is the source of human tenderness.
I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.
Consequently he who wishes to attain to human perfection, must therefore first study Logic, next the various branches of Mathematics in their proper order, then Physics, and lastly Metaphysics.
Poetry is the mother-tongue of the human race.
In my country of South Africa, we struggled for years against the evil system of apartheid that divided human beings, children of the same God, by racial classification and then denied many of them fundamental human rights.
The purpose of art is to accumulate the human within the human being.
The strongest principle of growth lies in the human choice.
The responses of the baby monkey are very similar to those of a human baby.
You cannot achieve environmental security and human development without addressing the basic issues of health and nutrition.
While that amendment failed, human cloning continues to advance and the breakthrough in this unethical and morally questionable science is around the corner.
Nothing is more unreliable than the populace, nothing more obscure than human intentions, nothing more deceptive than the whole electoral system.
There is no higher religion than human service. To work for the common good is the greatest creed.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
It’s not for me. I tried human flesh and it’s too salty for my taste.
The human bird shall take his first flight, filling the world with amazement, all writings with his fame, and bringing eternal glory to the nest whence he sprang.
I prefer to be a good human being rather than a good character on screen.
It is inevitable that some defeat will enter even the most victorious life. The human spirit is never finished when it is defeated… it is finished when it surrenders.
The worship of the golden calf of old has found a new and heartless image in the cult of money and the dictatorship of an economy which is faceless and lacking any truly human goal.
At each increase of knowledge, as well as on the contrivance of every new tool, human labour becomes abridged.
Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge. That’s what we’re doing.
Sex is… perfectly natural. It’s something that’s pleasurable. It’s enjoyable and it enhances a relationship. So why don’t we learn as much as we can about it and become comfortable with ourselves as sexual human beings because we are all sexual?
The sway of alcohol over mankind is unquestionably due to its power to stimulate the mystical faculties of human nature, usually crushed to earth by the cold facts and dry criticisms of the sober hour.
To err is human. To blame someone else is politics.
In the animal kingdom, the rule is, eat or be eaten; in the human kingdom, define or be defined.
Art is the stored honey of the human soul, gathered on wings of misery and travail.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities… because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
The family only represents one aspect, however important an aspect, of a human being’s functions and activities. A life is beautiful and ideal or the reverse, only when we have taken into our consideration the social as well as the family relationship.
An unexamined faith is not worth having, for fundamentalism and uncritical certitude entail the rejection of one of the great human gifts: that of free will, of the liberty to make up our own minds based on evidence and tradition and reason.
We can learn to see each other and see ourselves in each other and recognize that human beings are more alike than we are unalike.
The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition.
No institution can possibly survive if it needs geniuses or supermen to manage it. It must be organized in such a way as to be able to get along under a leadership composed of average human beings.
I shall ask for the abolition for the punishment of death until I have the infallibility of human judgment demonstrated to me.
Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.
As a human being, anger is a part of our mind. Irritation also part of our mind. But you can do – anger come, go. Never keep in your sort of – your inner world, then create a lot of suspicion, a lot of distrust, a lot of negative things, more worry.
Religion is the last refuge of human savagery.
The God who existed before any religion counts on you to make the oneness of the human family known and celebrated.
All human beings deserve equal treatment, no matter their gender identity or sexuality.
To err is human; to forgive, divine.
What is human warfare but just this; an effort to make the laws of God and nature take sides with one party.
To err is human, but to really foul things up you need a computer.
A belief in hell and the knowledge that every ambition is doomed to frustration at the hands of a skeleton have never prevented the majority of human beings from behaving as though death were no more than an unfounded rumor.
The biggest human temptation is to settle for too little.
Since being in India, I am more convinced than ever before that the method of nonviolent resistance is the most potent weapon available to oppressed people in their struggle for justice and human dignity.
I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We’ve created life in our own image.
I have made it a rule of my life to trust a man long after other people gave him up, but I don’t see how I can ever trust any human being again.
There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision.
Any woman who chooses to behave like a full human being should be warned that the armies of the status quo will treat her as something of a dirty joke. That’s their natural and first weapon. She will need her sisterhood.
In human relationships, kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths.
The most powerful force ever known on this planet is human cooperation – a force for construction and destruction.
It is vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquility; they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.
Life is busy. There are daily concerns and obligations that have to be met, and to take time to think about how precious and special a human life is that you only get one, and that every wasted minute is lost. You can’t get it back.
War remains the decisive human failure.
There is no ‘us’ and ‘them’; it’s an illusion. We are all human beings, and we all have a responsibility to support one another and to discover ways of wresting the power from the very, very few people who control all the cash and all the property.
Healthy people are those who live in healthy homes on a healthy diet; in an environment equally fit for birth, growth work, healing, and dying… Healthy people need no bureaucratic interference to mate, give birth, share the human condition and die.
The cemetery of the victims of human cruelty in our century is extended to include yet another vast cemetery, that of the unborn.
Pollution from human activities is changing the Earth’s climate. We see the damage that a disrupted climate can do: on our coasts, our farms, forests, mountains, and cities. Those impacts will grow more severe unless we start reducing global warming pollution now.
Enjoyment is an incredible energizer to the human spirit.
In human intercourse the tragedy begins, not when there is misunderstanding about words, but when silence is not understood.
The artist vocation is to send light into the human heart.
Martin Luther King dedicated his life to love and to justice between fellow human beings. He died in the cause of that effort.
What can everyone do? Praise and blame. This is human virtue, this is human madness.
The capacity of human beings to bore one another seems to be vastly greater than that of any other animal.
All fashion brands are about looking good. Being Human is also about doing good. And you can do good by the simple act of slipping into a t-shirt or a pair of jeans.
That human behavior is more influenced by things outside of us than inside. The ‘situation’ is the external environment. The inner environment is genes, moral history, religious training.
But little white lies here and there is human nature. Everybody does that.
We human beings were never born to read; we invented reading and then had to teach it to every new generation. Each new reader comes to reading with a ‘fresh’ brain – one that is programmed to speak, see, and think, but not to read.
Art is what defines us, what makes us human.
When one travels around the world, one notices to what an extraordinary degree human nature is the same, whether in India or America, in Europe or Australia.
Sometimes the hardest thing to do is just to stay human.
Cooperation and respect for each other will advance the cause of human rights worldwide. Confrontation, vilification, and double standards will not.
The business of business is relationships; the business of life is human connection.
Humor is everywhere in that there’s irony in just about anything a human does.
Social media websites are no longer performing an envisaged function of creating a positive communication link among friends, family and professionals. It is a veritable battleground, where insults fly from the human quiver, damaging lives, destroying self-esteem and a person’s sense of self-worth.
For one human being to love another; that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.
The essential lesson I’ve learned in life is to just be yourself. Treasure the magnificent being that you are and recognize first and foremost you’re not here as a human being only. You’re a spiritual being having a human experience.
Liberalism is totalitarianism with a human face.
Become a good all-around human being.
If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse human gift will find a fitting place.
Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not, and therefore the fount of all invention and innovation. In its arguably most transformative and revelatory capacity, it is the power to that enables us to empathize with humans whose experiences we have never shared.
Every human being has a bit of gangster in him.
Even though I write about the human race, the further away from them, the better I feel. Two miles is great; two thousand miles is beautiful.
Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.
Nature is not human hearted.
The economy of human time is the next advantage of machinery in manufactures.
The first and simplest emotion which we discover in the human mind, is curiosity.
To insult someone we call him ‘bestial. For deliberate cruelty and nature, ‘human’ might be the greater insult.
Our human compassion binds us the one to the other – not in pity or patronizingly, but as human beings who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future.
A blessed thing it is for any man or woman to have a friend, one human soul whom we can trust utterly, who knows the best and worst of us, and who loves us in spite of all our faults.
Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility. For the person who is unwilling to grow up, the person who does not want to carry his own weight, this is a frightening prospect.
If there is a meaning in life at all, then there must be a meaning in suffering. Suffering is an ineradicable part of life, even as fate and death. Without suffering and death, human life cannot be complete.
Success in creating AI would be the biggest event in human history. Unfortunately, it might also be the last, unless we learn how to avoid the risks.
Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.
Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.
It is human nature to think wisely and act in an absurd fashion.
Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky.
I have never said that there is no need for a guru. All depends on what you call guru. He need not be in a human form.
Religion is meant to teach us true spiritual human character. It is meant for self-transformation. It is meant to transform anxiety into peace, arrogance into humility, envy into compassion, to awaken the pure soul in man and his love for the Source, which is God.
Now I believe I can hear the philosophers protesting that it can only be misery to live in folly, illusion, deception and ignorance, but it isn’t -it’s human.
All human knowledge takes the form of interpretation.
To live under the American Constitution is the greatest political privilege that was ever accorded to the human race.
Joy, rather than happiness, is the goal of life, for joy is the emotion which accompanies our fulfilling our natures as human beings. It is based on the experience of one’s identity as a being of worth and dignity.
To err is human – and to blame it on a computer is even more so.
The principle that human nature, in its psychological aspects, is nothing more than a product of history and given social relations removes all barriers to coercion and manipulation by the powerful.
The human brain has 100 billion neurons, each neuron connected to 10 thousand other neurons. Sitting on your shoulders is the most complicated object in the known universe.
Although we take it for granted, sanitation is a physical measure that has probably done more to increase human life span than any kind of drug or surgery.
The beauty one can find in art is one of the pitifully few real and lasting products of human endeavor.
The human race is a race of cowards; and I am not only marching in that procession but carrying a banner.
Every human has four endowments – self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom… The power to choose, to respond, to change.
Real education enhances the dignity of a human being and increases his or her self-respect. If only the real sense of education could be realized by each individual and carried forward in every field of human activity, the world will be so much a better place to live in.
The community of masses of human beings has produced an order of life in regulated channels which connects individuals in a technically functioning organisation, but not inwardly from the historicity of their souls.
I have no faith in human perfectability. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active – not more happy – nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago.
Among these temples there is one which far surpasses all the rest, whose grandeur of architectural details no human tongue is able to describe; for within its precincts, surrounded by a lofty wall, there is room enough for a town of five hundred families.
Although we have, in theory, abolished human slavery, recognized women’s rights, and stopped child labor, we continue to enslave other species who, if we simply pay attention, show quite clearly that they experience parental love, pain, and the desire for freedom, just as we do.
Human nature is potentially aggressive and destructive and potentially orderly and constructive.
To err is human, but to persist in the mistake is ugly.
If the human condition were the periodic table, maybe love would be hydrogen at No. 1. Death would be helium at No. 2. Power, I reckon, would be where oxygen is.
I’ve learned over the years that people are human and have mood swings, regardless of how talented they are. Today, I’m looking at life from a realistic point of view instead of the way I would want things to be.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
I am a human being, with feelings and emotions and scars and flaws, just like anyone else.
There are strings in the human heart that had better not be vibrated.
Who sees the human face correctly: the photographer, the mirror, or the painter?
Quetzalcoatl is a primal idea of the duality of human nature. The serpent is the embodiment of Heaven and Earth. It scares people in many ways.
If you make music for the human needs you have within yourself, then you do it for all humans who need the same things. You enrich humanity with the profound expression of these feelings.
A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit.
A wrong concept misleads the understanding; a wrong deed degrades the whole man, and may eventually demolish the structure of the human ego.
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.
All the seven deadly sins are man’s true nature. To be greedy. To be hateful. To have lust. Of course, you have to control them, but if you’re made to feel guilty for being human, then you’re going to be trapped in a never-ending sin-and-repent cycle that you can’t escape from.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy.
People usually compare the computer to the head of the human being. I would say that hardware is the bone of the head, the skull. The semiconductor is the brain within the head. The software is the wisdom. And data is the knowledge.
The Internet is the most important single development in the history of human communication since the invention of call waiting.
Even if I might say to myself, ‘I don’t need health insurance. I won’t get sick,’ the fact is, as human beings with mortality, we are going to get sick, and it’s unpredictable when.
Synergy is what happens when one plus one equals ten or a hundred or even a thousand! It’s the profound result when two or more respectful human beings determine to go beyond their preconceived ideas to meet a great challenge.
As pessimistic as I am about the nature of human beings and our capacity for atrocity and malevolence and betrayal and laziness and inertia, and all those things, I think we can transcend all that and set things straight.
The moment I have realized God sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see God in him – that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free.
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.
I don’t want to just revolve. I want to evolve. As a man, as a human, as a father, as a lover.
To love for the sake of being loved is human, but to love for the sake of loving is angelic.
Sooner or later, we will have to recognise that the Earth has rights, too, to live without pollution. What mankind must know is that human beings cannot live without Mother Earth, but the planet can live without humans.
All of us are much more human than otherwise.
Justice is never given; it is exacted and the struggle must be continuous for freedom is never a final fact, but a continuing evolving process to higher and higher levels of human, social, economic, political and religious relationship.
To mistrust science and deny the validity of scientific method is to resign your job as a human. You’d better go look for work as a plant or wild animal.
The invention of the printing press was one of the most important events in human history.
He is one of the finest and kindest human beings I have come across. When you meet him, you will understand why he is the Jackie Chan. It’s not just for his work but also the kind of person he is.
Battle is the most magnificent competition in which a human being can indulge. It brings out all that is best; it removes all that is base. All men are afraid in battle. The coward is the one who lets his fear overcome his sense of duty. Duty is the essence of manhood.
I am personally a big believer that technology is the biggest driver of human development, and if you can use technology to benefit people, then that’s the best business you can have.
It is an ironic habit of human beings to run faster when we have lost our way.
He who knows no hardships will know no hardihood. He who faces no calamity will need no courage. Mysterious though it is, the characteristics in human nature which we love best grow in a soil with a strong mixture of troubles.
All of life and human relations have become so incomprehensibly complex that, when you think about it, it becomes terrifying and your heart stands still.
Just celebrate who you are and be happy with you are. Take all the ups and downs together, as you’re only human.
There are times when one would like to hang the whole human race, and finish the farce.
There’s nothing funnier than the human animal.
Social media is reducing social barriers. It connects people on the strength of human values, not identities.
Climate change is a global problem. The planet is warming because of the growing level of greenhouse gas emissions from human activity. If this trend continues, truly catastrophic consequences are likely to ensue from rising sea levels, to reduced water availability, to more heat waves and fires.
Don’t be afraid to take risks. Create a vision for you life. Be a leader in your own life. Give of yourself selflessly to make a positive change in another human being.
The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome. The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse.
The dread of evil is a much more forcible principle of human actions than the prospect of good.
America is the spirit of human exploration distilled.
Human knowledge is never contained in one person. It grows from the relationships we create between each other and the world, and still, it is never complete.
Now, what really makes a teacher is love for the human child; for it is love that transforms the social duty of the educator into the higher consciousness of a mission.
The true teachers and educators are not those who have learned pedagogy as the science of dealing with children, but those in whom pedagogy has awakened through understanding the human being.
In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.
There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.
If you look at great human civilizations, from the Roman Empire to the Soviet Union, you will see that most do not fail simply due to external threats but because of internal weakness, corruption, or a failure to manifest the values and ideals they espouse.
The power to question is the basis of all human progress.
The ultimate end of all revolutionary social change is to establish the sanctity of human life, the dignity of man, the right of every human being to liberty and well-being.
And it’s a human need to be told stories. The more we’re governed by idiots and have no control over our destinies, the more we need to tell stories to each other about who we are, why we are, where we come from, and what might be possible.
A good government remains the greatest of human blessings and no nation has ever enjoyed it.
Zoo: An excellent place to study the habits of human beings.
I could prove God statistically. Take the human body alone – the chances that all the functions of an individual would just happen is a statistical monstrosity.
We are here and it is now. Further than that, all human knowledge is moonshine.
A human being is not attaining his full heights until he is educated.
Prejudice of any kind implies that you are identified with the thinking mind. It means you don’t see the other human being anymore, but only your own concept of that human being. To reduce the aliveness of another human being to a concept is already a form of violence.
The thing that lies at the foundation of positive change, the way I see it, is service to a fellow human being.
Repeal the Missouri Compromise – repeal all compromises – repeal the Declaration of Independence – repeal all past history, you still cannot repeal human nature. It will be the abundance of man’s heart that slavery extension is wrong; and out of the abundance of his heart, his mouth will continue to speak.
Education then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men, the balance-wheel of the social machinery.