In this post, you will find great Human Quotes from famous people, such as Ho Chi Minh, Eleanor Roosevelt, George Jessel, Pope John XXIII, H. L. Mencken. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.
Love other human beings as you would love yourself.
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.
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.
Human relationships can get awfully demanding and unpredictable. One day you feel one way, the next day you feel something else. That affects relationships. It’s better to spend time with yourself doing the things that you enjoy.
The ultimate end of education is happiness or a good human life, a life enriched by the possession of every kind of good, by the enjoyment of every type of satisfaction.
All human knowledge takes the form of interpretation.
I see myself as an intelligent, sensitive human, with the soul of a clown which forces me to blow it at the most important moments.
To make mistakes is human; to stumble is commonplace; to be able to laugh at yourself is maturity.
We are here and it is now. Further than that, all human knowledge is moonshine.
But behavior in the human being is sometimes a defense, a way of concealing motives and thoughts, as language can be a way of hiding your thoughts and preventing communication.
Millions of people gave their lives fighting fascism and imperialism, but Pearl Harbor was the event that forever changed the course of human history.
All the big powers they’ve silenced me. So much for free speech and choice on this fundamental human right.
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.
It’s kind of bittersweet. The human spirit is not measured by the size of the act, but by the size of the heart.
He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts.
I don’t think the human race will survive the next thousand years, unless we spread into space.
True navigation begins in the human heart. It’s the most important map of all.
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.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
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.
Human rights is the soul of our foreign policy, because human rights is the very soul of our sense of nationhood.
Liberalism is totalitarianism with a human face.
We should be inspired by people… who show that human beings can be kind, brave, generous, beautiful, strong-even in the most difficult circumstances.
One’s friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human.
Music was invented to confirm human loneliness.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
The differences that separate human beings are nothing compared to the similarities that bond us together.
In human relationships, kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths.
The invention of the printing press was one of the most important events in human history.
The purpose of education is to make good human beings with skill and expertise… Enlightened human beings can be created by teachers.
The true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground.
Global markets must be balanced by global values such as respect for human rights and international law, democracy, security and sustainable economic and environmental development.
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.
The human soul needs actual beauty more than bread.
In the real world, as lived and experienced by real people, the demand for human rights and dignity, the longing for liberty and justice and opportunity, the hatred of oppression and corruption and cruelty is reality.
My research career has been devoted to understanding human decision-making and problem-solving processes. The pursuit of this goal has led me into the fields of political science, economics, cognitive psychology, computer science and philosophy of science, among others.
Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity.
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.
Cherish your human connections – your relationships with friends and family.
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.
I think creativity is a capability of human being. When we’re born, we’re – all of us has this capability. But part of us forget to use it.
The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.
Cooperation and respect for each other will advance the cause of human rights worldwide. Confrontation, vilification, and double standards will not.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
The human mind always makes progress, but it is a progress in spirals.
Human life is everywhere a state in which much is to be endured, and little to be enjoyed.
Right now people are interested in genetic engineering to help the human race. That’s a noble cause, and that’s where we should be heading. But once we get past that – once we understand what genetic diseases we can deal with – when we start thinking about the future, there’s an opportunity to create some new life-forms.
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.
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.
Stupidity and human incompetence are the great evils, not ambition and glory.
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.
I shall ask for the abolition for the punishment of death until I have the infallibility of human judgment demonstrated to me.
Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.
It is questionable if all the mechanical inventions yet made have lightened the day’s toil of any human being.
The world does not speak. Only we do. The world can, once we have programmed ourselves with a language, cause us to hold beliefs. But it cannot propose a language for us to speak. Only other human beings can do that.
It’s possible to love a human being if you don’t know them too well.
Without contraries is no progression. Attraction and repulsion, reason and energy, love and hate, are necessary to human existence.
Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble and beautiful end of a human being.
An Internet meme is a hijacking of the original idea. Instead of mutating by random change and spreading by a form of Darwinian selection, Internet memes are altered deliberately by human creativity. There is no attempt at accuracy of copying, as with genes – and as with memes in their original version.
A human being is a deciding being.
In an expanding universe, time is on the side of the outcast. Those who once inhabited the suburbs of human contempt find that without changing their address they eventually live in the metropolis.
The business of business is relationships; the business of life is human connection.
I don’t think human beings learn anything without desperation. Desperation is a necessary ingredient to learning anything or creating anything. Period. If you ain’t desperate at some point, you ain’t interesting.
For thousands of years, human beings have been obsessed with beauty, truth, love, honor, altruism, courage, social relationships, art, and God. They all go together as subjective experiences, and it’s a straw man to set God up as the delusion. If he is, then so is truth itself or beauty itself.
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.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy.
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.
A good government remains the greatest of human blessings and no nation has ever enjoyed it.
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.
One does not become fully human painlessly.
I see technology as being an extension of the human body.
We can start with housing, the sturdiest of footholds for economic mobility. A national affordable housing program would be an anti-poverty effort, human capital investment, community improvement plan, and public health initiative all rolled into one.
I saw a human pyramid once. It was very unnecessary.
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.
Human beings should be held accountable. Leave God alone. He has enough problems.
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.
To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.
I am just one human being.
Art is what defines us, what makes us human.
Terrorism is contempt for human dignity.
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.
If there’s any object in human experience that’s a precedent for what a computer should be like, it’s a musical instrument: a device where you can explore a huge range of possibilities through an interface that connects your mind and your body, allowing you to be emotionally authentic and expressive.
It’s a form of human love to accept our complicated, messy humanity and not run away from it.
We’ve been merging with tools since the beginning of human evolution, and arguably, that’s one of the things that makes us human beings.
I do not like the human race. I don’t like their heads, I don’t like their faces, I don’t like their feet, I don’t like their conversations, I don’t like their hairdos, I don’t like their automobiles.
There are no greater treasures than the highest human qualities such as compassion, courage and hope. Not even tragic accident or disaster can destroy such treasures of the heart.
When it comes to human dignity, we cannot make compromises.
I think I’ve shown the world I’m a fierce competitor, yes. But I’ve also shown them that I’m a fierce human being.
The human voice is the most beautiful instrument of all, but it is the most difficult to play.
Euphemism is a human device to conceal the horrors of reality.
There is no higher religion than human service. To work for the common good is the greatest creed.
All human beings are commingled out of good and evil.
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.
A voice is a human gift; it should be cherished and used, to utter fully human speech as possible. Powerlessness and silence go together.
As humans, we’re going to make mistakes. It’s what makes us human, and most of the time, the most effective way of learning is from a mistake.
The older I get the more wisdom I find in the ancient rule of taking first things first. A process which often reduces the most complex human problem to a manageable proportion.
I just don’t accept midgets as human beings. There’s only so much political correctness I can accept.
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.
Any human anywhere will blossom in a hundred unexpected talents and capacities simply by being given the opportunity to do so.
The beginnings and endings of all human undertakings are untidy.
Human need is really a great spiritual vacuum which God seeks to fill… With one hand in the hand of a fellow man in need and the other in the hand of Christ, He could get across the vacuum.
To err is human – and to blame it on a computer is even more so.
I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.
I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will.
The deepest desire of the human spirit is to be acknowledged.
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 who is eternally complete, who directs the stars, who is the master of fates, who elevates man from his lowliness to Himself, who speaks from the cosmos to every single human soul, is the most brilliant manifestation of the goal of perfection.
If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever.
I prefer to be a good human being rather than a good character on screen.
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.
Every human being has a bit of gangster in him.
Finding your soul begins by discovering our ability to listen! Alternatively, by sharing a smile, a laugh and just by being human to everyone – from friends, colleagues, family, and especially strangers, including those who are not from the same station in life as you.
Anything created by human beings is already in the great book of nature.
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.
The human mind is our fundamental resource.
Many people say I believe aliens built the pyramids. I don’t. In fact I’m not a supporter of the ‘ancient alien‘ hypothesis at all. I think a lost human civilization is a much better explanation of the mysteries and paradoxes of ancient cultures.
Peter Parker is probably the most relatable superhero – maybe ever – because he goes through something that basically everyone has to go through. Whether it’s puberty or talking to girls or doing homework, he does it in such a human way. That’s why he’s such a beloved character: because so many people can relate to him.
The purpose of art is to accumulate the human within the human being.
As a human, I’d say I’m pretty intermediate.
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.
There are three essential factors in all human activity: spirit, materials, and action.
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.
Sex is God’s joke on human beings.
Human beings are capable of great good, but also of the basest evil.
The story of the human race is the story of men and women selling themselves short.
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.
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.
Boredom, anger, sadness, or fear are not ‘yours,’ not personal. They are conditions of the human mind. They come and go. Nothing that comes and goes is you.
Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?
Foreign policy is like human relations, only people know less about each other.
Our life is half natural and half technological. Half-and-half is good. You cannot deny that high-tech is progress. We need it for jobs. Yet if you make only high-tech, you make war. So we must have a strong human element to keep modesty and natural life.
One of the signs of passing youth is the birth of a sense of fellowship with other human beings as we take our place among them.
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.
I’m human, I’m not perfect. I make mistakes all the time, but I guess my job is to keep those mistakes to myself, which I’m already fine doing and just try to be the best I can be for those kids.
That’s what is incredible about human beings, is the choice to keep going.
The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.
The truth has never been of any real value to any human being – it is a symbol for mathematicians and philosophers to pursue. In human relations kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths.
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.
Religion is dangerous because it allows human beings who don’t have all the answers to think that they do.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It’s time for the human race to enter the solar system.
The earth is the very quintessence of the human condition.
The United Nations has a critical role to play in promoting stability, security, democracy, human rights, and economic development. The UN is as relevant today as at any time in its history, but it needs reform.
The only bond worth anything between human beings is their humanness.
A man who becomes conscious of the responsibility he bears toward a human being who affectionately waits for him, or to an unfinished work, will never be able to throw away his life. He knows the ‘why’ for his existence, and will be able to bear almost any ‘how.’
Joy, feeling one’s own value, being appreciated and loved by others, feeling useful and capable of production are all factors of enormous value for the human soul.
Principles are guidelines for human conduct that are proven to have enduring, permanent value.
Science fiction encourages us to explore… all the futures, good and bad, that the human mind can envision.
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.
He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.
Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.
Historical hypocrites have themselves carried out the very human rights abuses that they suddenly decide warrant intervention elsewhere.
We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.
Well, everybody’s human, and you’re not going to do the right thing perfectly every time. But you mess up and you learn from it and you go on from there.
There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.
The totalitarian world produces backwardness because it does such violence to the spirit, thwarting the human impulse to create, to enjoy, to worship.
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.
The city is not a concrete jungle, it is a human zoo.
Communication – the human connection – is the key to personal and career success.
The newest computer can merely compound, at speed, the oldest problem in the relations between human beings, and in the end the communicator will be confronted with the old problem, of what to say and how to say it.
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.
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
We all require and want respect, man or woman, black or white. It’s our basic human right.
Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.
The human overpopulation issue is the topic I see as the most vital to solve if our children and grandchildren are to have a good quality of life.
To err is human, but it feels divine.
Action is no less necessary than thought to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.
You know the drum was the first instrument besides the human voice.
We cannot despair of humanity, since we ourselves are human beings.
Women are, in my view, natural peacemakers. As givers and nurturers of life, through their focus on human relationships and their engagement with the demanding work of raising children and protecting family life, they develop a deep sense of empathy that cuts through to underlying human realities.
I don’t think you’re human if you don’t get nervous.
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.
Humanity is actually under the control of dinosaur-like alien reptiles called the Babylon Brotherhood who must consume human blood to maintain their human appearance.
Not in achievement, but in endurance, of the human soul, does it show its divine grandeur and its alliance with the infinite.
Chess is as elaborate a waste of human intelligence as you can find outside an advertising agency.
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 human beings are born entrepreneurs. Some get a chance to unleash that capacity. Some never got the chance, never knew that he or she has that capacity.
A philosophy of freedom must set out from the experience of thinking, for it is through this experience of thinking that a human being discovers his own self, finds his bearings as an independent personality.
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.
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?
The practice of peace and reconciliation is one of the most vital and artistic of human actions.
The human brain is an incredible pattern-matching machine.
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
There is but one cause of human failure. And that is man’s lack of faith in his true Self.
To love for the sake of being loved is human, but to love for the sake of loving is angelic.
I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.
The human body is a miraculous self-healing machine, but those self-repair systems require a nutrient-dense diet.
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.
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.
Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.
As human beings, we all mature physically from childhood to adolescence and then into adulthood, but our emotions lag behind.
Human language appears to be a unique phenomenon, without significant analogue in the animal world.
The most hateful human misfortune is for a wise man to have no influence.
Death is not natural for a state as it is for a human being, for whom death is not only necessary, but frequently even desirable.
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.
Creativity is not merely the innocent spontaneity of our youth and childhood; it must also be married to the passion of the adult human being, which is a passion to live beyond one’s death.
To be a revolutionary you have to be a human being. You have to care about people who have no power.
Connectivity is a human right.
The point of human evolution is adapting to circumstance. Not letting go of the old, but adapting it, is necessary.
Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.
It belongs to the imperfection of everything human that man can only attain his desire by passing through its opposite.
But inner experience is only one source of human knowledge.
The biggest human temptation is to settle for too little.
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.
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 highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
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.
The belief in the possibility of a short decisive war appears to be one of the most ancient and dangerous of human illusions.
Being a full human being is difficult, frightening, and problematical.
The eye of a human being is a microscope, which makes the world seem bigger than it really is.
The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.
The whole course of human history may depend on a change of heart in one solitary and even humble individual – for it is in the solitary mind and soul of the individual that the battle between good and evil is waged and ultimately won or lost.
Faith is the highest passion in a human being. Many in every generation may not come that far, but none comes further.
Investing in women’s lives is an investment in sustainable development, in human rights, in future generations – and consequently in our own long-term national interests.
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.
Human life is far more important than just getting to the top of a mountain.
I am aware that a philosopher‘s ideas are not subject to the judgment of ordinary persons, because it is his endeavour to seek the truth in all things, to the extent permitted to human reason by God.
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.
If your political views define who you are as a human, and you can’t stand to have friends that have different views than you, than you need to reevaluate, my friend.
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.
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.
Don’t overestimate the decency of the human race.
Human curiosity, the urge to know, is a powerful force and is perhaps the best secret weapon of all in the struggle to unravel the workings of the natural world.
The great solution to all human problems is individual inner transformation.
Racism, xenophobia and unfair discrimination have spawned slavery, when human beings have bought and sold and owned and branded fellow human beings as if they were so many beasts of burden.
Each day has a story to – deserves to be told, because we are made of stories. I mean, scientists say that human beings are made of atoms, but a little bird told me that we are also made of stories.
I am a human being, with feelings and emotions and scars and flaws, just like anyone else.
The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.
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.
It’s human nature to gripe, but I’m going ahead and doing the best I can.
In all ranks of life the human heart yearns for the beautiful; and the beautiful things that God makes are his gift to all alike.
Human beings lose their logic in their vindictiveness.
The human being is in the most literal sense a political animal, not merely a gregarious animal, but an animal which can individuate itself only in the midst of society.
If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be ‘meetings.’
Unprecedented technological capabilities combined with unlimited human creativity have given us tremendous power to take on intractable problems like poverty, unemployment, disease, and environmental degradation. Our challenge is to translate this extraordinary potential into meaningful change.
Just as despair can come to one only from other human beings, hope, too, can be given to one only by other human beings.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution has the potential to empower individuals and communities, as it creates new opportunities for economic, social, and personal development. But it also could lead to the marginalization of some groups, exacerbate inequality, create new security risks, and undermine human relationships.
It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.
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 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.
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.
Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man. And man can be as big as he wants. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.
While physics and mathematics may tell us how the universe began, they are not much use in predicting human behavior because there are far too many equations to solve. I’m no better than anyone else at understanding what makes people tick, particularly women.
I wanted to connect my guitar to human emotions.
War is war. The only good human being is a dead one.
Nothing is so healing as the human touch.
Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.
The brutalities of progress are called revolutions. When they are over we realize this: that the human race has been roughly handled, but that it has advanced.
Human progress has always been driven by a sense of adventure and unconventional thinking.
The calling of the humanities is to make us truly human in the best sense of the word.
I shall pass through this world but once. Any good, therefore, that I can do or any kindness I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer it or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
There has to be a global mission of human progress.
The human body experiences a powerful gravitational pull in the direction of hope. That is why the patient’s hopes are the physician‘s secret weapon. They are the hidden ingredients in any prescription.
Life is life – whether in a cat, or dog or man. There is no difference there between a cat or a man. The idea of difference is a human conception for man’s own advantage.
You’re never going to kill storytelling, because it’s built into the human plan. We come with it.
The essential act of war is destruction, not necessarily of human lives, but of the products of human labor.
War remains the decisive human failure.
The human race is a herd. Here we are, unique, eternal aspects of consciousness with an infinity of potential, and we have allowed ourselves to become an unthinking, unquestioning blob of conformity and uniformity. A herd. Once we concede to the herd mentality, we can be controlled and directed by a tiny few. And we are.
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.
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 be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else – means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.
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.
Who sees the human face correctly: the photographer, the mirror, or the painter?
Human rights must work to uplift human dignity.
Economic growth and human development need to go hand in hand. Human values need to be advocated vigorously.
Humor is by far the most significant activity of the human brain.
Human greatness does not lie in wealth or power, but in character and goodness. People are just people, and all people have faults and shortcomings, but all of us are born with a basic goodness.
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.
I always had a repulsive need to be something more than human.
Storytelling is the essential human activity. The harder the situation, the more essential it is.
As the world becomes a more digital place, we cannot forget about the human connection.
Human nature is complex. Even if we do have inclinations toward violence, we also have inclination to empathy, to cooperation, to self-control.
Education is the leading of human souls to what is best, and making what is best out of them.
I am a human being; nothing human can be alien to me.
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.
If there is technological advance without social advance, there is, almost automatically, an increase in human misery.
The right to protect the health and well-being of every person, of those we love, is a basic human right.
Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.
I think that a lot of people, especially as technology began to speed up and we became more distant, we kind of started to lose our appreciation for human contact and gathering and friendships and a lot of the things that we really took for granted.
The fact of storytelling hints at a fundamental human unease, hints at human imperfection. Where there is perfection there is no story to tell.
Education promotes equality and lifts people out of poverty. It teaches children how to become good citizens. Education is not just for a privileged few, it is for everyone. It is a fundamental human right.
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.
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.
I think of myself as an intelligent, sensitive human being with the soul of a clown which always forces me to blow it at the most important moments.
I love human beings. I believe that there is so much to learn from every person you meet, including a child.
The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.