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Human Nature quotes by Suzy Kassem
#1. The human ego is the ugliest part of man. We lift up men who only show us darkness, and put down those brave enough to show us the light. Likewise, people engage in darkness when it is light outside, and acknowledge the light only when it is dark. We abandon those fighting for us to cheer behind those fighting against us. And, we only remember good people and God when it is convenient for us, and take them for granted because their doors are always open - only to chase after closed doors and personalities void of substance and truth. #Quote by Suzy Kassem
Human Nature quotes by Edward Rutherfurd
#2. Human nature, gentleman. It is original sin that leads men to misfortune, every time. I am a speculator in the market, gentlemen, and that is part of God's plan. Men only learn through suffering. So I punish human weakness, and God rewards me. #Quote by Edward Rutherfurd
Human Nature quotes by David Millar
#3. But human nature dictates that there will always be cheaters. That's inevitable. Where there's money involved and glory, there are going to be people that cheat, and there will always be ways to cheat. #Quote by David Millar
Human Nature quotes by Soren Kierkegaard
#4. My soul always reverts to the Old Testament and to Shakespeare. There at least one feels that it's human beings talking. There people hate, people love, people murder their enemy and curse his descendants through all generations, there people sin. #Quote by Soren Kierkegaard
Human Nature quotes by Thomas Buergenthal
#5. But what else could we do but hope? that, after all, is human nature. #Quote by Thomas Buergenthal
Human Nature quotes by Jeffrey Moore
#6. Scientists can talk about human nature,but only poets can free those feelings we keep in the pent heart #Quote by Jeffrey Moore
Human Nature quotes by Veronica Rossi
#7. She found it curious and frightening that she could deeply dislike someone she didn't even know. It wasn't her. At least, it wasn't how she used to be. #Quote by Veronica Rossi
Human Nature quotes by David Wojahn
#8. How wrong and petty any life is. #Quote by David Wojahn
Human Nature quotes by Lajos Egri
#9. No two dramatists think or write alike. Ten thousand playwrights can take the same premise, as they have done since Shakespeare, and not one play will resemble the other except in the premise. Your knowledge, your understanding of human nature, and your imagination will take care of that. #Quote by Lajos Egri
Human Nature quotes by Atul Gawande
#10. We are all plagued by failures - by missed subtleties, overlooked knowledge, and outright errors. For the most part, we have imagined that little can be done beyond working harder and harder to catch the problems clean up after them. We are not in the habit of thinking the way the army pilots did as they looked upon their shiny new Model 299 bomber - a machine so complex no one was sure human beings could try it. #Quote by Atul Gawande
Human Nature quotes by Robert Pogue Harrison
#11. Our basic human institutions - religion, matrimony, and burial, also law, language, literature, and whatever else relies on the transmission of legacy - are authored, always and from the very start, by those who cam before. The awareness of death that defines human nature is inseparable from - indeed, it arises from, our awareness that we are not self-authored, that we follow in the footsteps of the dead. . . .
Nonhuman species obey the law of vitality, but humanity in its distinctive features is through and through necrocratic. Whether we are conscious of it or not we do the will of the ancestors; their precedents are our law; we submit to their dictates, even when we rebel against them. Our diligence, hardihood, rectitude, and heroism, but also our folly, spite, rancor, and pathologies, are so many signatures of the dead on the contracts that seal our identities. We inherit their obsessions; assume their burdens; carry on their causes; promote their mentalities, ideologies, and very often their superstitions; and often we die trying to vindicate their humiliations.
Why this servitude? We have no choice. Only the dead can grant us legitimacy. Left to ourselves we all bastards. #Quote by Robert Pogue Harrison
Human Nature quotes by Anna Quindlen
#12. I can't begin to predict how news will be delivered to readers in, say, 100 years. But I do know one thing that hasn't changed: Whatever the delivery system, whether it's a magazine, book or blog, people like vivid writing, strong stories and credible people. So while the venue is changing rapidly, human nature isn't, which I find soothing. #Quote by Anna Quindlen
Human Nature quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr.
#13. No one can pretend that because a people may be oppressed, every individual member is virtuous and worthy. #Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Human Nature quotes by Donald A. Wollheim
#14. Human nature is violent, argumentative, fallible, and given to endless fantasizing. #Quote by Donald A. Wollheim
Human Nature quotes by C. JoyBell C.
#15. People will always believe what they want to believe, about you. This is due to the fact that people wish to create their own truths; anything but the truth that's real. My creed is simple: Let them! Their beliefs don't alter your truth. Moreover, your attempt at altering them won't do any good for you. #Quote by C. JoyBell C.
Human Nature quotes by David McCullough
#16. I believe there is no one principle which predominates in human nature so much in every stage of life, from the cradle to the grave, in males and females, old and young, black and white, rich and poor, high and low, as this passion for superiority. #Quote by David McCullough
Human Nature quotes by Dean Koontz
#17. Maybe the devil in human beings isn't the reflection of the devil, perhaps the devil is only a reflection of the savagery and brutality of our kind. Maybe what we've done is create the devil in our own image #Quote by Dean Koontz
Human Nature quotes by Julia Fine
#18. There is no better show of human power than to be a proud purveyor of death, to attempt slaughter. To kill for sport, for indulgence, speaks to the infinite depths of human desire, an innate need to demonstrate the irreversible, to have lasting effect. #Quote by Julia Fine
Human Nature quotes by Frederick Rolfe
#19. It's all nonsense to say that the Fifteenth Century can't possibly speak to the Twentieth, because it is the Fifteenth and not the Twentieth, and because those two Centuries haven't got a Common Denominator. They have. It's Human Nature. #Quote by Frederick Rolfe
Human Nature quotes by Saad Salman
#20. Choosing the right career is the most difficult task for a person who is multi-talented and versatile. Because its hard to decide what field to go into, when you are good at too many things. #Quote by Saad Salman
Human Nature quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#21. Democracy becomes a government of bullies tempered by editors. #Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Human Nature quotes by Karl Ove Knausgaard
#22. For that's how it is, we cover up our mistakes and failings, we invent stories that put ourselves in a more favorable light. Self-deception is perhaps the most human thing of all. #Quote by Karl Ove Knausgaard
Human Nature quotes by Sharon Guskin
#23. In the event of a change in cabin pressure, the flight attendant on the video was saying, you put your oxygen mask on first, pulling the cord, and then you helped others in your party who needed your assistance. The video showed a nice-looking dad tugging the oxygen mask over his own face, his placid daughter sitting quietly beside him, breathing bad air.
What kind of idiot came up with that rule? The didn't understand human nature at all.
She imagined the compartment filling slowly with smoke and Noah beside her, gasping. Did they really think that she could straighten the mask on her own face and breathe in clean air while her asthmatic son struggled to take a breath? The assumption was that she and her child were two different entities with seperate hearts and lungs and minds. They didn't realise that when your child was gasping for air, you felt your own breath trapped in your chest. #Quote by Sharon Guskin
Human Nature quotes by Owen Wister
#24. It was through the Declaration of Independence that we Americans acknowledged the eternal inequality of man. For by it we abolished a cut-and-dried aristocracy. We had seen little men artificially held up in high places, and great men artificially held down in low places, and our own justice-loving hearts abhorred this violence to human nature. Therefore, we decreed that every man should thenceforth have equal liberty to find his own level. By this very decree we acknowledged and gave freedom to true aristocracy, saying, "Let the best man win, whoever he is." Let the best man win! That is America's word. That is true democracy. And true democracy and true aristocracy are one and the same thing #Quote by Owen Wister
Human Nature quotes by Glenway Wescott
#25. Time is the nervous system of narration, whether factual or fictive. If it gets confused some of the minutiae of human nature are certain not to work, not to glow, not to strike home. #Quote by Glenway Wescott
Human Nature quotes by Swami Vivekananda
#26. Never forget the glory of human nature! We are the greatest god.. Christs and Buddhas are but waves in the boundless ocean which I AM. #Quote by Swami Vivekananda
Human Nature quotes by Richard Thompson
#27. People want to hear about the extremes of human nature. They want things that are larger than their own lives, and more romantic, and not necessarily of their own experiences. #Quote by Richard Thompson
Human Nature quotes by Kilroy J. Oldster
#28. People exercise the freedom to present themselves from a vast array of precepts. The modern human mind can engage in reflective thought and selectively determine how to organize the elements of perception. We can consciously elect to depart from stereotypical behavior and transcend the heretofore-established biological behavioral preferences. People can elect to hold prejudices or not, can make rational or irrational decisions to engage in war or not, and can take deliberate steps to arrest destruction of the ecosystem or not. Holding ourselves in check by placing a brake upon the human propensity to strike out in instinctual behavior is a distinct human quality. Restraint from instant gratification of strong impulses represents a unique human behavior trait. By intentionally refraining from committing an instinctual action, humankind asserts its sovereignty from its biological constitution. Unbound from the limitations of its biological nature, a person can employ the mind to devise alternative behavioral choices and the results of numerous behavioral choices culminate to provide a person with a sophisticated definition of the self. #Quote by Kilroy J. Oldster
Human Nature quotes by Stacia Kane
#29. But then, anyone was capable of any manner of atrocities if they wanted something bad enough. People could justify anything to themselves if they wanted it bad enough. No one was immune to that. #Quote by Stacia Kane
Human Nature quotes by Sajjad Ali Noor
#30. Friends are thieves of time #Quote by Sajjad Ali Noor
Human Nature quotes by John Calvin
#31. Hero-worship is innate to human nature, and it is founded on some of our noblest feelings, - gratitude, love, and admiration. - but which, like all other feelings, when uncontrolled by principle and reason, may easily degenerate into the wildest exaggerations, and lead to most dangerous consequences. #Quote by John Calvin
Human Nature quotes by Gordon S. Wood
#32. Although he trusted the good sense of the people in the long run, he believed that they could easily be misled by demagogues. He was a realist who had no illusions about human nature. "The motives which predominate most human affairs," he said, "are self-love and self-interest." The common people, like the common soldiers in his army, could not be expected to be "influenced by any other principles than those of interest. #Quote by Gordon S. Wood
Human Nature quotes by Evangeline Lilly
#33. If you can't sit in a cafe quietly and be ignored, how can you observe human nature and write a story? #Quote by Evangeline Lilly
Human Nature quotes by Patricia Cornwell
#34. All this when I know human relationships are not founded on reason any more than my roses are fertilized with debate. I know seeking asylum behind the wall of intellect and rationality is a selfish retreating into self-protectiveness at the expense of another's well-being. #Quote by Patricia Cornwell
Human Nature quotes by John Dewey
#35. Human nature exists and operates in an environment. And it is not 'in' that environment as coins are in a box, but as a plant is in the sunlight and soil. #Quote by John Dewey
Human Nature quotes by Auliq Ice
#36. The best portion of your life will be the small, nameless moments you spend smiling with those who matter to you most. #Quote by Auliq Ice
Human Nature quotes by Lionel Suggs
#37. Every time the sky cries, it is because an angel has died ... Lucifer started a war in Heaven, and it persists even now. So if God cannot keep his angels under control, what makes you believe that he can keep humanity under control? #Quote by Lionel Suggs
Human Nature quotes by Samuel Johnson
#38. No government power can be abused long. Mankind will not bear it ... There is a remedy in human nature against tyranny, that will keep us safe under every form of government. #Quote by Samuel Johnson
Human Nature quotes by Chris Hodges
#39. Because of our selfishness and inclination toward personal comfort and convenience, we'd rather not have to deal with constant change and uncertainty. We have difficulty reconciling the goodness of God with the mystery of his ways. #Quote by Chris Hodges
Human Nature quotes by Wally Lamb
#40. She suggested that...I should examine what I had been trying to shoot at and punch and kill for so long- whether or not I had, perhaps, denied some more gentle part of my nature, and if so, what had it cost me. "And don't get a tattoo for your forehead," she said, smiling. "It's entirely unnecessary." As proof, she held her hands in front of her. Wiggled her fingers and smiled. Our being human made us tragic and comic both, she has said; the gods both laughed and wept. #Quote by Wally Lamb
Human Nature quotes by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
#41. Their favourite phrase! From which it follows that, if society is normally organised, all crime will cease at once, since there will be nothing to protest against and all men will become righteous in one instant. Human nature is not taken into account, it is excluded, it's not supposed to exist! They don't recognise that humanity, developing by a historical living process, will become at last a normal society, but they believe that a social system that has come out of some mathematical brain is going to organise all humanity at once and make it just and sinless in an instant, quicker than any living process! That's why they instinctively dislike history, 'nothing but ugliness and stupidity in it,' and they explain it all as stupidity! That's why they so dislike the living process of life; they don't want a living soul! The living soul demands life, the soul won't obey the rules of mechanics, the soul is an object of suspicion, the soul is retrograde! But what they want though it smells of death and can be made of India-rubber, at least is not alive, has no will, is servile and won't revolt! And it comes in the end to their reducing everything to the building of walls and the planning of rooms and passages in a phalanstery! The phalanstery is ready, indeed, but your human nature is not ready for the phalanstery - it wants life, it hasn't completed its vital process, it's too soon for the graveyard! You can't skip over nature by logic. Logic presupposes three possibilities, but #Quote by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Human Nature quotes by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
#42. The need for beauty and the [artistic] creation which embodies it is inseparable from man, and without it man would possibly not want to live in the world. #Quote by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Human Nature quotes by James De Mille
#43. Will you stay here? No. Will you go back? You can't. We must, therefore, go on. That's is our only hope.
Horror is a feeling that cannot last long; human nature is incapable of supporting it.
Poverty, sicknes, and death are evils; but the worst of all evils is unrequited love. #Quote by James De Mille
Human Nature quotes by Vittorio Alfieri
#44. Deep vengeance is the daughter of deep silence. #Quote by Vittorio Alfieri
Human Nature quotes by Tilda Swinton
#45. I would say that I think the film [I am love] is absolutely about nature, it recommends human nature. You don't need to recommend change, that's inevitable, it's the only reliable thing we have. #Quote by Tilda Swinton
Human Nature quotes by F.N.Collier
#46. Turn to the wind, I dare you
For time is but a space that is captured
Live in fear or peace, which will you?
For none shall stand at ease
In fickleness of all human nature
You will fear while in peace
and complain while in fear. #Quote by F.N.Collier
Human Nature quotes by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
#47. It is in human nature to relax, when not compelled by personal advantage or disadvantage. #Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Human Nature quotes by Peter Hoeg
#48. The life of every person concerns something of significance. You may not be all that well fitted, but no matter. The significant factor is human nature. Against it you can perpetrate a fair amount of violence, but if it becomes too much, then you are destroyed.
It is as though science has felt that human nature was something within you were confined. Like being in detention on a red warrant. And so they have tried to push against it, as though to break out. And then it has all gone wrong.
Nature is not a straitjacket that must be burst open. Nature is a blessing, an opportunity for growth that has been bestowed upon all living things. #Quote by Peter Hoeg
Human Nature quotes by John Stuart Mill
#49. Every one knows how absurd it would be to infer from what a man is or does when in a private station, that he will be and do exactly the like when a despot on a throne; where the bad parts of his human nature, instead of being restrained and kept in subordination by every circumstance of his life and by every person surrounding him, are courted by all persons, and ministered to by all circumstances. #Quote by John Stuart Mill
Human Nature quotes by Rebekah Joy Anast
#50. I wish I knew all the answers, how to be perfect, attractive and witty. But I'm just a human being with all the regular faults and it seems no matter how hard I try, I can't change that. #Quote by Rebekah Joy Anast
Human Nature quotes by George Washington
#51. In the discharge of this trust I will only say that I have, with good intentions, contributed toward the organization and administration of the Government the best exertions of which a very fallible judgment was capable. #Quote by George Washington
Human Nature quotes by Edwin Hubbel Chapin
#52. The highest genius never flowers in satire, but culminates in sympathy with that which is best in human nature, and appeals to it. #Quote by Edwin Hubbel Chapin
Human Nature quotes by Charles Dickens
#53. Most men unconsciously judge the world from themselves, and it will be very generally found that those who sneer habitually at human nature, and affect to despise it, are among its worst and least pleasant samples. #Quote by Charles Dickens
Human Nature quotes by Edward Thorndike
#54. It will, of course, be understood that directly or indirectly, soon or late, every advance in the sciences of human nature will contribute to our success in controlling human nature and changing it to the advantage of the common weal. #Quote by Edward Thorndike
Human Nature quotes by David Morrell
#55. Just because somebody smiles when he hands me a bag of shit, that doesn't mean I have to take it. I don't give a damn how friendly he is. It's what he does that matters. #Quote by David Morrell
Human Nature quotes by Thomas Sowell
#56. If you have ever seen a four-year-old trying to lord it over a two-year-old, then you know what the basic problem of human nature is - and why government keeps growing larger and ever more intrusive. #Quote by Thomas Sowell
Human Nature quotes by Kris Kidd
#57. I think sometimes we gravitate toward broken people, not 'cause we want to fix them, but 'cause we want to fix ourselves. The line between selflessness and selfishness is thin and intangible. It's imaginary. We can't see it. People project their problems onto other people's problems. It happens all the time. We see ourselves in each other. We can't help it. It's human nature. #Quote by Kris Kidd
Human Nature quotes by David Mitchell
#58. What sparks wars? The will to power, the backbone of human nature. The threat of violence, the fear of violence, or actual violence, is the instrument of this dreadful will. You can see the will to power in bedrooms, kitchens, factories, unions and the borders of states. Listen to this and remember it. The nation state is merely human nature inflated to monstrous proportions. QED, nations are entities whose laws are written by violence. Thus it ever was, so ever shall it be. #Quote by David Mitchell
Human Nature quotes by Taylor Swift
#59. If you think about human nature, our favourite pair of shoes are the ones we bought yesterday, our favourite thing is the newest thing that we have ... and the thing we've seen the most and for the longest period of time is our reflection in the mirror, so obviously that's going to be our least favourite thing. #Quote by Taylor Swift
Human Nature quotes by Alan Ruck
#60. When I'm doing a drama, I wish I was doing something funny. When I'm doing something funny, I wish I was doing something more serious. I think it's just human nature. #Quote by Alan Ruck
Human Nature quotes by Emily Saliers
#61. I don't think any human being is truly free. We're so tethered to our own insecurities and hampered by our fears and our prejudices. I think it's human nature that we're never going to be free. #Quote by Emily Saliers
Human Nature quotes by Takayuki Yamaguchi
#62. He had been dazzled. Because of the dazzling brightness, he had had to kill [Seigen]. All who had encountered Seigen had had their hearts stolen by that brightness. That envy had turned to malice. #Quote by Takayuki Yamaguchi
Human Nature quotes by James Denney
#63. The depravity which sin has produced in human nature extends to the whole of it. There is no part of man's nature which is unaffected by it. Man's nature is all of a piece, and what affects it at all affects it altogether #Quote by James Denney
Human Nature quotes by AVA.
#64. they say people only hear what they want to hear,
but i don't know if that is always true, i've been wanting to hear your heart and it's as silent as the moon. #Quote by AVA.
Human Nature quotes by Leon Botstein
#65. Learning, like love, death and eating, are fundamental human activities. It's at the core of human existence and its character has a resilience of continuity that is part of what makes up human nature. That is not fundamentally going to change. #Quote by Leon Botstein
Human Nature quotes by Robert Bork
#66. Radical feminism is the most destructive and fanatical movement to come down to us from the Sixties. This is a revolutionary, not a reformist, movement, and it is meeting with considerable success. Totalitarian in spirit, it is deeply antagonistic to traditional Western culture and proposes the complete restructuring of society, morality, and human nature. #Quote by Robert Bork
Human Nature quotes by Glenn Greenwald
#67. The ability to eavesdrop on people's communications vests immense power in those who do it. And unless such power is held in check by rigorous oversight and accountability, it is almost certain to be abused. Expecting the US government to operate a massive surveillance machine in complete secrecy without falling prey to its temptations runs counter to every historical example and all available evidence about human nature. #Quote by Glenn Greenwald
Human Nature quotes by Emanuel Lasker
#68. By some ardent enthusiasts Chess has been elevated into a science or an art. It is neither; but its principal characteristic seems to be - what human nature mostly delights in - a fight. #Quote by Emanuel Lasker
Human Nature quotes by Zoe Lister-Jones
#69. It's human nature to want to be with other people. #Quote by Zoe Lister-Jones
Human Nature quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#70. In order to ensure proper progressive, non-prejudicial and non-barbarian functioning of a government, on top of the government hierarchy, in each nation, all political activities will be monitored and guided by a group of scholars, comprising scientists and philosophers. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Human Nature quotes by David Hume
#71. We make allowance for a certain degree of selfishness in men; because we know it to be inseparable from human nature, and inherent in our frame and constitution. By this reflexion we correct those sentiments of blame, which so naturally arise upon any opposition. #Quote by David Hume
Human Nature quotes by William Lloyd Garrison
#72. Tell a man whose house is on fire to give a moderate alarm; tell him to moderately rescue his wife from the hands of the ravisher; tell the mother to gradually extricate her babe from the fire into which it has fallen - but urge me not to use moderation in a cause like the present. #Quote by William Lloyd Garrison
Human Nature quotes by Dana Stabenow
#73. Cops never took anything on faith, and disbelieved every story that was told them on principle until and unless they could confirm that the story was fact in all its essentials, and even then remained wary and unconvinced. Cop shops bred skeptics. Skeptics cherished few illusions about human nature, and therefore were seldom disappointed. #Quote by Dana Stabenow
Human Nature quotes by Victoria Vane
#74. I'm not one of your mustangs. I don't need saving."
"Don't you?" she asked softly. "It's not a weakness or a character flaw. It's human nature to need someone. We all do. You need this, Keith. These horses need you. And I need you. #Quote by Victoria Vane
Human Nature quotes by Simone De Beauvoir
#75. Man is a talking animal and he will always let himself be swayed by the power of the word. Machines won't change human nature. #Quote by Simone De Beauvoir
Human Nature quotes by Alfred De Musset
#76. Poets represent love as sculptors design beauty, as musicians create melody; that is to say, endowed with an exquisite nervous organization, they gather up with discerning ardor the purest elements of life, the most beautiful lines of matter, and the most harmonious voices of nature. There lived, it is said, at Athens a great number of beautiful girls; Praxiteles drew them all one after another; then from these diverse types of beauty, each one of which had its defects, he formed a single faultless beauty and created Venus. The man who first created a musical instrument, and who gave to harmony its rules and its laws, had for a long time listened to the murmuring of reeds and the singing of birds. Thus the poets, who understand life, after knowing much of love, more or less transitory, after feeling that sublime exaltation which real passion can for the moment inspire, eliminating from human nature all that degrades it, created the mysterious names which through the ages fly from lip to lip: Daphnis and Chloe, Hero and Leander, Pyramus and Thisbe.

To try to find in real life such love as this, eternal and absolute, is but to seek on public squares a woman such as Venus, or to expect nightingales to sing the symphonies of Beethoven. #Quote by Alfred De Musset
Human Nature quotes by Henry David Thoreau
#77. I fear that we are such gods or demigods only as fauns and satyrs, the divine allied to beasts, the creatures of appetite, and that, to some extent, our very life is our disgrace. #Quote by Henry David Thoreau
Human Nature quotes by Matt Reeves
#78. I thought this was the most incredible opportunity. Because 'Planet Of The Apes,' aside from the fantasy element of talking apes, is such an amazing franchise, because under the surface of that genre, you're actually looking at human nature. #Quote by Matt Reeves
Human Nature quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#79. It's been long since thinking humanity has learnt that love is a majestic creation of the brain, yet that knowledge hasn't made love be deemed any less glorious. Then why should it threaten the religious believer to learn that divinity as well is a natural creation of the brain? #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Human Nature quotes by Mark Twain
#80. He had discovered a great law of human action, without knowing it, namely, that, in order to make a man or a boy covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to attain. #Quote by Mark Twain
Human Nature quotes by Richard Gere
#81. It's human nature - we want to believe our children, our families, our President! #Quote by Richard Gere
Human Nature quotes by Tom Hiddleston
#82. Our job is to represent the truth of human nature, whether you're playing a tender love story that's set in a coffee shop or whether you're in 'The Avengers,' which is set in a Manhattan which is exploding. #Quote by Tom Hiddleston
Human Nature quotes by Lisa Kleypas
#83. By the way, I've just learned that Countess Ramsay and her daughter Miss Darvin wish to come for a visit. We received a letter from them earlier today."
"The devil you say!" Leo was outraged. "For what purpose? To gloat? Take inventory? I've still got a year left before they can lay claim to the place."
"Perhaps they wish to make peace and find an acceptable solution for all of us," Win suggested.
Win was always inclined to think the best of people and believe in the essential goodness of human nature. #Quote by Lisa Kleypas
Human Nature quotes by Philip Roth
#84. You put too much stock in intelligence," Marcia teased him. "It doesn't annihilate human nature." "That's #Quote by Philip Roth
Human Nature quotes by Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel
#85. Nature does not rush things, humans do; when we rush things, we often miss the lessons nature embedded in it #Quote by Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel
Human Nature quotes by Francis Ford Coppola
#86. Listen, if there's one sure-fire rule that I have learned in this business, it's that I don't know anything about human nature. #Quote by Francis Ford Coppola
Human Nature quotes by Magda Szubanski
#87. The war cured me of all the "isms", he said. 'Nazism, communism, socialism, patriotism, nationalism, capitalism. I have seen them all. The problem is human nature. People. Shit always floats to the top. #Quote by Magda Szubanski
Human Nature quotes by Cora Carmack
#88. We want what we can't have. It's human nature. #Quote by Cora Carmack
Human Nature quotes by Sri Aurobindo
#89. To hope for a true change of human life without a change of human nature is an irrational and unspiritual proposition. #Quote by Sri Aurobindo
Human Nature quotes by Robert Louis Stevenson
#90. She had an evil face, smoothed by hypocrisy; but her manners were excellent. #Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson
Human Nature quotes by Robert Kiyosaki
#91. It's human nature to blame someone else for your shortcomings or upsets. #Quote by Robert Kiyosaki
Human Nature quotes by Mary Virginia Provines
#92. Books are only half our job ; the other half is human nature. #Quote by Mary Virginia Provines
Human Nature quotes by Evgeny Morozov
#93. Technology changes all the time; human nature, hardly ever. #Quote by Evgeny Morozov
Human Nature quotes by Jean-Paul Sartre
#94. Man's existence precedes his essence #Quote by Jean-Paul Sartre
Human Nature quotes by Ernest Hemingway,
#95. Dear Jesus, please get me out. Christ, please, please, please, Christ. If you only keep me from being killed I'll do anything you say. I believe in you and I'll tell everybody in the world that you are the only thing that matters. Please, please, dear Jesus' The shelling moved further up the line. We went to work on the trench and in the morning the sun came up and the day was hot and muggy and cheerful and quiet. The next night back at Mestre he did not tell the girl he went upstairs with at the Villa Rosa about Jesus. And he never told anybody. #Quote by Ernest Hemingway,
Human Nature quotes by George Bernard Shaw
#96. The ordinary man is an anarchist. He wants to do as he likes. He may want his neighbour to be governed, but he himself doesn't want to be governed. He is mortally afraid of government officials and policemen. #Quote by George Bernard Shaw
Human Nature quotes by Salman Khan
#97. Entire industries and some of our very largest professions depend on the persistence of our current system. Other social institutions - like giant publishers and test-prep companies - are synched to its workings. A certain teaching method implies certain goals and certain tests. The tests, in turn, have a serious impact on hiring practices and career advancement. Human nature being what it is, those who prosper under a given system tend to become supporters of that system. Thus the powerful tend to have a bias toward the status quo; our educational customs tend to perpetuate themselves, and because they interconnect with so many other aspects of our culture, they are extraordinarily difficult to change. #Quote by Salman Khan
Human Nature quotes by Wendell Berry
#98. When the possessions and households of citizens are no longer honored by the acts, as well as the principles, of their government, then the concentration camp ceases to be one of the possibilities of human nature and becomes one of its likelihoods. #Quote by Wendell Berry
Human Nature quotes by Edgar Rice Burroughs
#99. Love is a strange master, and human nature is still stranger. #Quote by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Human Nature quotes by John Locke
#100. Nor need we fear that this philosophy, while it endeavors to limit our inquiries to common life, should ever undermine the reasonings of common life, and carry its doubts so far as to destroy all action, as well as speculation. Nature will always maintain her rights, and prevail in the end over any abstract reasoning whatsoever. Though we should conclude, for instance, as in the foregoing section, that, in all reasonings from experience, there is a step taken by the mind which is not supported by any argument or process of the understanding; there is no danger that these reasonings, on which almost all knowledge depends, will ever be affected by such a discovery. If the mind be not engaged by argument to make this step, it must be induced by some other principle of equal weight and authority; and that principle will preserve its influence as long as human nature remains the same. What that principle is may well be worth the pains of inquiry. #Quote by John Locke
Human Nature quotes by Jane Green
#101. Secrets become harder to keep the older you get. The things you think you can suppress, those idiosyncrasies and fantasies you hope no one will ever discover, become harder and harder to hide as the years advance.
Partly it is maturity-the fear of discovery grows smaller, less significant, for you learn that none of us is perfect, that human nature is flawed, that life twists and turns in all sorts of unexpected ways and it is okay to end up in a different place to where you expected. #Quote by Jane Green
Human Nature quotes by Billy Graham
#102. One of the ironies of human nature is that it often has a way of rejecting the best and accepting the worst. #Quote by Billy Graham
Human Nature quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#103. Humans can be as good as they can be bad. Because goodness and evil both are biological traits of the mind. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Human Nature quotes by Carl Sagan
#104. Avoidable human misery is more often caused not so much by stupidity as by ignorance, particularly our ignorance about ourselves. #Quote by Carl Sagan
Human Nature quotes by Mark Twain
#105. So I learned then, that gold in it's native state is but dull, unornamental stuff, and that only low-born metals excite the admiration of the ignorant with an ostentatious glitter. However, like the rest of the world, I still go underrating men of gold and glorifying men of mica. Commonplace human nature cannot rise above that. #Quote by Mark Twain
Human Nature quotes by Jean Bethke Elshtain
#106. There is much: recognition of the fact that human beings live indeterminate and incomplete lives; recognition of the power exerted over and upon us by our own habits and memories; recognition of the ways in which the world presses in on all of us, for it is an intractable place where many things go awry and go astray, where one may all-too-easily lose one's very self. The epistemological argument is framed by faith, but it stands on its own as an account of willing, nilling, memory, language, signs, affections, delight, the power and the limits of minds and bodies. To the extent that a prideful philosophy refuses to accept these, Augustine would argue, to that extent philosophy hates the human condition itself. #Quote by Jean Bethke Elshtain
Human Nature quotes by Jeremy Rifkin
#107. Economic activity is no longer an adversarial contest between embattled sellers and buyers "In the distributed economy, where collaboration trumps competition, inclusivity replaces exclusivity and transparency and openness to others becomes essential to the new way of conducting business, empathic sensibility has room to breathe and thrive. It is no longer so constrained by hierarchies, boundaries of exclusion, and a concept of human nature that places acquisitiveness, self-interest, and utility at the center of the human experience." #Quote by Jeremy Rifkin
Human Nature quotes by Christopher Hitchens
#108. Considering these limitations, it is quite astonishing how irreligious the Founders actually were. You might not easily guess, for example, who was the author of the following words: Oh! Lord! Do you think that a Protestant Popedom is annihilated in America? Do you recollect, or have you ever attended to the ecclesiastical Strifes in Maryland Pensilvania [sic], New York, and every part of New England? What a mercy it is that these People cannot whip and crop, and pillory and roast, as yet in the U.S.! If they could they would ... . There is a germ of religion in human nature so strong that whenever an order of men can persuade the people by flattery or terror that they have salvation at their disposal, there can be no end to fraud, violence, or usurpation. That was John Adams, in relatively mild form. #Quote by Christopher Hitchens
Human Nature quotes by Ethel Smyth
#109. No doubt other writers have often put a thing more brilliantly, more subtly than even a very cunning artist in words can hope to emulate, a supreme phrase being a bit of luck that only happens now and then. And inasmuch as the condiments and secret travail of human nature are always the same, and that certain psychological moments must ever and ever recur, what more tempting than to pin down such a moment with the blow of a borrowed hammer? #Quote by Ethel Smyth
Human Nature quotes by Maria Popova
#110. There is no overstating the triumph of having remained motivated by beauty in taking down the ugliest malignancies of human nature's grasp for power. #Quote by Maria Popova
Human Nature quotes by H. P. Blavatsky
#111. Civilization may progress, human nature will remain the same throughout all ages. #Quote by H. P. Blavatsky
Human Nature quotes by Sean DeLauder
#112. For all their simplicity, humans could be remarkably perceptive, though they didn't know it most of the time, and their ability to thrust straight through deception and see to the heart of truth was often lost with childhood. By adulthood humans had trained themselves to be coy and manipulative in response to the coy and manipulative society in which they lived, which led them to believe that everyone was trying to be as coy and manipulative as themselves and were uncertain about what was true and what was not. Beyond their few flashes of clarity, everything became a muddle of colliding doubts. #Quote by Sean DeLauder
Human Nature quotes by Mahatma Gandhi
#113. Human nature will find itself only when it fully realizes that to be human it has to cease to be beastly or brutal. #Quote by Mahatma Gandhi
Human Nature quotes by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
#114. Live with a steady superiority over life-don't be afraid of misfortune, and do not yearn after happiness; it is, after all, all the same: the bitter doesn't last forever, and the sweet never fills the cup to overflowing. It is enough if you don't freeze in the cold and if thirst and hunger don't claw at your insides. If your back isn't broken, if your feet can walk, if both arms can bend, if both eyes can see, and if both ears can hear, then whom should you envy? And why? Our envy of others devours us most of all. #Quote by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Human Nature quotes by Agatha Christie
#115. Human nature, dear, is very much the same everywhere. It is more difficult to observe it closely in a city, that is all. #Quote by Agatha Christie
Human Nature quotes by Richard Steele
#116. Compassion does not only refine and civilize human nature, but has something in it more pleasing and agreeable, than what can be met with in such an indolent happiness, such an indifference to mankind, as that in which the stoics placed their wisdom. As love is the most delightful passion, pity is nothing else but love softened by a degree of sorrow: In short, it is a kind of pleasing anguish, anguish as well as generous sympathy, that knits mankind together, and blends them in the same common lot. #Quote by Richard Steele
Human Nature quotes by Dalai Lama
#117. Nonviolence is the only way. Even if you achieve your goal by violent means there are always side effects, and these can be worse than the problem. Violence is against human nature. #Quote by Dalai Lama
Human Nature quotes by Virginia Woolf
#118. Really I don't like human nature unless all candied over with art #Quote by Virginia Woolf
Human Nature quotes by Alyssa Day
#119. Friends and family argue and fight, but it means nothing. It's human nature. Love isn't perfectly patient or kind or sunny. Love is volatile and tempestuous and forgiving. #Quote by Alyssa Day
Human Nature quotes by D.H. Lawrence
#120. My God, these folks don't know how to love
that's why they love so easily. #Quote by D.H. Lawrence
Human Nature quotes by Robert Zend
#121. There are too many people, and too few human beings. #Quote by Robert Zend
Human Nature quotes by Arundhati Roy
#122. Of the four things that were Possible in Human Nature, Rahel thought that Infinnate Joy sounded the saddest. #Quote by Arundhati Roy
Human Nature quotes by Isaac Barrow
#123. There do remain dispersed in the soil of human nature divers seeds of goodness, of benignity, of ingenuity, which, being cherished, excited, and quickened by good culture, do, by common experience, thrust out flowers very lovely, and yield fruits very pleasant of virtue and goodness. #Quote by Isaac Barrow
Human Nature quotes by Satish Kumar
#124. Economy without ecology means managing the human nature relationship without knowing the delicate balance between humankind and the natural world #Quote by Satish Kumar
Human Nature quotes by Duane Hewitt
#125. I am increasingly convinced that humankind's best future lies within the power of the imagination, with knowledge following closely in step. #Quote by Duane Hewitt
Human Nature quotes by Alexander Hamilton
#126. With regard to the learned professions, little need be observed; they truly form no distinct interest in society ... [discussing the landed, merchant, and learned classes in legislative assembly]. Will not the man of the learned profession, who will feel a neutrality to the rivalships between the different branches of industry, be likely to prove an impartial arbiter between them, ready to promote either, so far as it shall appear to him conducive to the general interests of society? #Quote by Alexander Hamilton
Human Nature quotes by Agatha Christie
#127. Human nature is full of inconsistencies #Quote by Agatha Christie
Human Nature quotes by Kate Quinn
#128. You think there are no idiots in the intelligence business, that your superiors are all brilliant men who understand the game? [...] This business is rife with idiots. They play with lives and they play badly, and when people like you die as a result, they shrug and as 'Risks have to be taken in wartime.' You'd really march yourself into a firing squad for that kind of fool? #Quote by Kate Quinn
Human Nature quotes by James McCosh
#129. As ages roll on there is doubtless a progression in human nature. The intellectual comes to rule the physical, and the moral claims to subordinate both. It is no longer strength of body that prevails, but strength of mind; while the law of God proclaims itself superior to both. #Quote by James McCosh
Human Nature quotes by Rachel Caine
#130. Human nature was all about shifting blame ... and responsibility. How else could you explain concentration camps and genocide and all the awful things people did to each other every day? They just carried on life and pretended like the evil didn't exist, as long as it was happening out of their direct view. #Quote by Rachel Caine
Human Nature quotes by Mahatma Gandhi
#131. 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. #Quote by Mahatma Gandhi
Human Nature quotes by Theodore J. Nottingham
#132. Intentionality is actually the first step toward authentic spiritual awakening and the discovery of new horizons of understanding and wisdom. Intentionality is that baby step that opens the doors of perception. It requires an effort of sustained attention and commitment which is rare in our time, as our minds are distracted and reshaped by the rapid-fire stimulus of media through every possible venue. We are each responsible for reining in our attention, taking command of this power of focused awareness, and purposefully choosing how we will live the moments of our lives. We can waste and dissipate them, like leaking cisterns that can hold no water as the prophet Jeremiah said in ancient times, or we can center ourselves intentionally and live fully in the present moment which then opens a meaningful path into the future, even when our plans are not entirely clear. Intentionality calls forth the best of our human nature and all its potential. It all begins with a decision to live in such a way, a decision that we refuse to betray. We then become useful to the Universe and to our fellow human beings. That is how bliss enters our lives. #Quote by Theodore J. Nottingham
Human Nature quotes by Frans De Waal
#133. The book of nature is like the Bible: Everyone reads into it what they want, from tolerance to intolerance, and from altruism to greed. It's good to realize, though, that if biologists never stop talking of competition, this doesn't mean they advocate it, and if they call genes selfish, this doesn't mean that genes actually are. Genes can't be any more "selfish" than a river can be "angry," or sun rays "loving." Genes are little chunks of DNA. At most, they are "self-promoting," because successful genes help their carriers spread more copies of themselves. #Quote by Frans De Waal
Human Nature quotes by Janaki Sooriyarachchi
#134. But the people only talked about how ugly her face looked. No one even bothered to mention what a sweet, kindhearted girl she was. Now, don't be amazed! That is just the nature of humans, to notice the one flaw among a person's ten good qualities. #Quote by Janaki Sooriyarachchi
Human Nature quotes by Bertrand Russell
#135. Human beings cannot, of course, wholly transcend human nature; something subjective, if only the interest that determines the direction of our attention, must remain in all our thought. But scientific philosophy comes nearer to objectivity than any other human pursuit, and gives us, therefore, the closest constant and the most intimate relation with the outer world that it is possible to achieve. #Quote by Bertrand Russell
Human Nature quotes by Hjalmar Branting
#136. Fraternity among nations, however, touches the deepest desire of human nature. #Quote by Hjalmar Branting
Human Nature quotes by Kilroy J. Oldster
#137. The fresh and crisp air of the country reminds us that our blood surges from of the natural world and how tied we are to the sprung rhythms of earth and sky, weather and season. #Quote by Kilroy J. Oldster
Human Nature quotes by Thomas Day
#139. The trifle now inscribed with your name. was occasioned by a particular fact; but to the disgrace of human nature, the subject is sufficiently general to interest every heart not totally impenetrable. #Quote by Thomas Day
Human Nature quotes by Erich Fromm
#140. The experience of humanism is that 'nothing human is alien to me'; that I carry within myself all of humanity; that nothing which exists in any human being does not exist in myself. I am the criminal and the saint. I am the child and the adult. I am the man who lived 100000 years ago and the man who will live 100000 years from now. #Quote by Erich Fromm
Human Nature quotes by Roger Zelazny
#141. You were correct, for all men have within them both that which is dark and that which is light.
A man is a thing of many divisions, not a pure, clear flame such as you once were. His intellect often wars with his emotions, his will with his desires ...
his ideals are at odds with his environment, and if he follows them, he knows keenly the loss of that
which was old, but if he does not follow them, he feels the pain of having forsaken a new and noble dream.
Whatever he does represents both a gain and a loss, an arrival and a departure. Always he mourns that
which is gone and fears some part of that which is new. Reason opposes tradition. Emotions oppose the
restrictions his fellow men lay upon him. Always, from the friction of these things, there arises the
thing you called the curse of man and mocked; guilt! #Quote by Roger Zelazny
Human Nature quotes by Les Martin
#142. Tell me, have you done much circus work in your life?' [asked Mulder].
Nutt drew himself up to his full height. 'And what makes you think I've ever even gone to a circus, let alone been a slave in one?' he demanded ...
Finally Mulder managed to say, 'I didn't mean any offense.'
'Offended? Why should I be offended?' Nutt demanded. 'It's human nature to make quick judgements of people based only on their looks. Why, I have done the same thing to you.'
'Have you?' said Mulder. 'And what have you concluded?'
'I have taken in your all-American face, your unsmiling expression, your boring necktie. I have decided you work for the government,' Nutt said. 'You are- an FBI agent.'
'Am I really?' Mulder said.
'I hope you get my point,' Nutt said. 'I want to show how stupid it would be to look at you as a type, rather than as an individual.'
'But I am an FBI agent,' Mulder said, showing Nutt his badge.
There was a loud silence.
Then Nutt said, 'Sign the book please. #Quote by Les Martin
Human Nature quotes by Charles Kettering
#143. We suffer not from overproduction but from undercirculation. You have heard of technocracy. I wish I had those fellows for my competitors. I'd like to take the automobile it is said they predicted could be made now that would last fifty years. Even if never used, this automobile would not be worth anything except to a junkman in ten years, because of the changes in men's tastes and ideas. This desire for change is an inherent quality in human nature, so that the present generation must not try to crystallize the needs of the future ones. #Quote by Charles Kettering
Human Nature quotes by Ken Burns
#144. History doesn't repeat itself, but human nature remains the same. #Quote by Ken Burns
Human Nature quotes by Billy Graham
#145. In taking our human nature upon Himself, [Jesus] showed us what we might become, what God intended us to be. #Quote by Billy Graham
Human Nature quotes by Colleen Hoover
#146. Maybe I feel like I need to witness a good dose of human nature at its worst before I enter the real world. It'll be less of a shock. #Quote by Colleen Hoover
Human Nature quotes by Elizabeth Gilbert
#147. Are you considering becoming a creative person? Too late, you already are one. To even call somebody "a creative person" is almost laughably redundant; creativity is the hallmark of our species. We have the sense for it; we have the curiosity for it; we have the opposable thumbs for it; we have the rhythm for it; we have the language and the excitement and the innate connection to divinity for it.
If you're alive, you're a creative person. You and I and everyone you know are descended from tens of thousands of years of makers. Decorators, tinkerers, storytellers, dancers, explorers, fiddlers, drummers, builders, growers, problem-solvers, and embellishers
these are our common ancestors. #Quote by Elizabeth Gilbert
Human Nature quotes by Jason Epstein
#148. A civilization without retail bookstores is unimaginable. Like shrines and other sacred meeting places, bookstores are essential artifacts of human nature. The feel of a book taken from the shelf and held in the hand is a magical experience, linking writer to reader. #Quote by Jason Epstein
Human Nature quotes by Joseph Deitch
#149. That is the paradox of the human condition. If we humbly accept that our experience of reality is constrained, we immediately loosen the chains that bind us, and we begin to expand. #Quote by Joseph Deitch
Human Nature quotes by Sophie Kinsella
#150. In the end, you have to choose whether or not to trust someone. #Quote by Sophie Kinsella
Human Nature quotes by Hermann Hesse
#151. Art is the contemplation of the world in a state of grace. #Quote by Hermann Hesse
Human Nature quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#152. If your spouse gets sick, who would you visit - your non-doctor neighbor or an actual doctor! Any sane person would visit a doctor over a non-doctor neighbor, even if that neighbor happens to be a celebrity, because it is common knowledge that fame or charisma is not equivalent to medical expertise, yet when it comes to choosing a doctor to treat the sickness of a nation, the masses most proudly elect any charismatic chimpanzee over a humble, wise and conscientious leader. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Human Nature quotes by Billy Graham
#153. Some people have said that man has improved ... [and] that if Christ came back today, He would not be crucified but would be given a glorious reception. Christ does come to us every day in the form of Bibles that we do not read, in the form of churches that we do not attend, in the form of human need that we pass by. I am convinced that if Christ came back today, He would be crucified more quickly than He was two thousand years ago. Sin never improves. Human nature has not changed. #Quote by Billy Graham
Human Nature quotes by Oswald Chambers
#154. Jesus doesn't bring anything up from the wells of human nature--He brings them down from above. #Quote by Oswald Chambers
Human Nature quotes by W. Somerset Maugham
#155. I was a stray acquaintance whom he had never seem before and would never see again, a wandered for a moment through his monotonous life, and some starved impulse left him to lay bare his soul. I have in this way learned more about men in a night than I could if I had known them for 10 years. If you are interested in human nature, it is one of the greatest pleasures of travel. #Quote by W. Somerset Maugham
Human Nature quotes by Mary MacLane
#156. It is of the dubious inevitable side of human nature - like gold teeth and tinned salmon and bastard lacy valentines #Quote by Mary MacLane
Human Nature quotes by John Green
#157. There is no shortage of fault to be found amid our stars #Quote by John Green
Human Nature quotes by Orson Scott Card
#158. The Buggers have finally, finally learned that we humans value each and every individual human life ... But they've learned this lesson just in time for it to be hopelessly wrong - for we humans do, when the cause is sufficient, spend our own lives. We throw ourselves onto the grenade to save our buddies in the foxhole. We rise out of the trenches and charge the entrenched enemy and die like maggots under a blowtorch. We strap bombs on our bodies and blow ourselves up in the midst of our enemies. We are, when the cause is sufficient, insane. #Quote by Orson Scott Card
Human Nature quotes by Kilroy J. Oldster
#159. Existential anguish derives from the human freedom to think and act, experience love for life, and fear death. We must decide whether we wish to embrace all experience and encounters in life or seek escape from various aspect of human nature. How we resolve to address existential anguish becomes a large part of our personal story. #Quote by Kilroy J. Oldster
Human Nature quotes by Paul Goodman
#160. We do not need to be able to say what "human nature" is in order to be able to say that some training is "against human nature. #Quote by Paul Goodman
Human Nature quotes by Arthur W. Pink
#161. Nothing but a miracle of grace can lead to the saving of any sinner. Oh, my reader, be not deceived on this vital matter; to mortify the lusts of the flesh, to be crucified unto the world, to overcome the Devil, to die daily unto sin and live unto righteousness, to be meek and lowly in heart, trustful and obedient, pious and patient, faithful and uncompromising, loving and gentle; in a word, to be a Christian, to be Christ-like, is a task far, far beyond the poor resources of fallen human nature. #Quote by Arthur W. Pink
Human Nature quotes by David Bentley Hart
#162. Among all the many great transitions that have marked the evolution of Western civilisation ... there has been only one - the triumph of Christianity - that can be called in the fullest sense a "revolution": a truly massive and epochal revision of humanity's prevailing vision of reality, so pervasive in its influence and so vast in its consequences as to actually have created a new conception of the world, of history, of human nature, of time, and of the moral good. #Quote by David Bentley Hart
Human Nature quotes by Nadia Fezzani
#163. People who have suffered understand pain and are often the best at helping others. #Quote by Nadia Fezzani
Human Nature quotes by Mary Wortley Montagu
#164. I have never, in all my various travels, seen but two sorts of people I mean men and women, who always have been, and ever will be, the same. The same vices and the same follies have been the fruit of all ages, though sometimes under different names. #Quote by Mary Wortley Montagu
Human Nature quotes by Chuck Palahniuk
#165. Most times, it's just a lot easier not to let the world know what's wrong. #Quote by Chuck Palahniuk
Human Nature quotes by Virginia Woolf
#166. Once you fall, Septimus repeated to himself, human nature is on you. Holmes and Bradshaw are on you. They scour the desert. They fly screaming into the wilderness. The rack and the thumbscrew are applied. Human nature is remorseless. #Quote by Virginia Woolf
Human Nature quotes by W. Somerset Maugham
#167. It speaks very well for human nature that with the masses of dear friends we have it's only to-day that one of them broke the news to us. #Quote by W. Somerset Maugham
Human Nature quotes by R. H. Tawney
#168. A reasonable estimate of economic organisation must allow for the fact that, unless industry is to be paralysed by recurrent revolts on the part of outraged human nature, it must satisfy criteria which are not purely economic. #Quote by R. H. Tawney
Human Nature quotes by Wes Adamson
#169. People need to make sure they have a good humor spark plug inside them that can be ignited at any moment when required. #Quote by Wes Adamson
Human Nature quotes by David Hume
#170. The science of man is the only solid foundation for the other sciences. [All the other sciences] have a relation, greater or lesser, to human nature. 'Tis impossible to tell what changes and improvements we might make in these sciences were we thoroughly acquainted with the extent and force of human understanding, and could explain the nature of the ideas we employ, and of the operations we perform in our reason. #Quote by David Hume
Human Nature quotes by Mylene Farmer
#171. I'm wary of a certain human nature. More than anything, I fear treason. #Quote by Mylene Farmer
Human Nature quotes by Stendhal
#172. Signs cannot be represented, in a spy's report, so damningly as words. #Quote by Stendhal
Human Nature quotes by Timothy Keller
#173. God has become human. The absolute has become particular. The ideal has become real. The divine has taken up a human nature. #Quote by Timothy Keller
Human Nature quotes by John Owen
#174. But of that day and hour no one knows neither the angels in heaven nor the Son but only the Father.' We are not to think that the Son of God as he is God did not know the day or hour but only that his human nature did not know it because his divine nature had not chosen to reveal it to his human nature. #Quote by John Owen
Human Nature quotes by Paul Rusesabagina
#175. A sad truth of human nature is that it is hard to care for people when they are abstractions, hard to care when it is not you or somebody close to you. Unless the world community can stop finding ways to dither in the face of this monstrous threat to humanity those words Never Again will persist in being one of the most abused phrases in the English language and one of the greatest lies of our time. #Quote by Paul Rusesabagina
Human Nature quotes by Oscar Wilde
#176. The systems that fail are those that rely on the permanency of human nature #Quote by Oscar Wilde
Human Nature quotes by Leo Tolstoy
#177. And yet our existence is so organized that every personal enjoyment is purchased at the price of human suffering contrary to human nature. #Quote by Leo Tolstoy
Human Nature quotes by Fyodor Dostoevsky
#178. It's a burden to us even to be human beings-men with our own real body and blood; we are ashamed of it, we think it a disgrace and try to contrive to be some sort of impossible generalized man. #Quote by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Human Nature quotes by Georg C. Lichtenberg
#179. The Greeks possessed a knowledge of human nature we seem hardly able to attain to without passing through the strengthening hibernation of a new barbarism. #Quote by Georg C. Lichtenberg
Human Nature quotes by Sarah Castille
#180. We are all fighters. It is basic human nature. We strive to get somewhere in life or we fight for survival. #Quote by Sarah Castille
Human Nature quotes by Mauricio Lasansky
#181. Dignity is not a symbol bestowed on man, nor does the word itself possess force. Man's dignity is a force and the only modus vivendi by which man and his history survive. When mid-twentieth century Germany did not let man live and die with this right, man became an animal. No matter how technologically advanced or sophisticated, when man negates this divine right, he not only becomes self-destructive, but castrates his history and poisons our future. This is what 'The Nazi Drawings' are about. #Quote by Mauricio Lasansky
Human Nature quotes by Aristotle.
#182. Equity bids us be merciful to the weakness of human nature; to think less about the laws than about the man who framed them, and less about what he said than about what he meant; not to consider the actions of the accused so much as his intentions; nor this or that detail so much as the whole story; to ask not what a man is now but what he has always or usually been. #Quote by Aristotle.
Human Nature quotes by Bernard De Mandeville
#183. It is visible then that it was not any Heathen Religion or other Idolatrous Superstition, that first put Man upon crossing his Appetites and subduing his dearest Inclinations, but the skilful Management of wary Politicians; and the nearer we search into human Nature, the more we shall be convinced, that the Moral Virtues are the Political Offspring which Flattery begot upon Pride. #Quote by Bernard De Mandeville
Human Nature quotes by Christopher Fowler
#184. Throughout history, human nature remains unchanged. The world's oldest questions are still being asked. Medea, Oedipus, we're not adding anything that the Greeks didn't already know. #Quote by Christopher Fowler
Human Nature quotes by Jonathan Haidt
#185. The authors pointed out that nearly all research in psychology is conducted on a very small subset of the human population: people from cultures that are Western, educated, industrialized, rich, and democratic (forming the acronym WEIRD). They then reviewed dozens of studies showing that WEIRD people are statistical outliers; they are the least typical, least representative people you could study if you want to make generalizations about human nature. Even within the West, Americans are more extreme outliers than Europeans, and within the United States, the educated upper middle class (like my Penn sample) is the most unusual of all. #Quote by Jonathan Haidt
Human Nature quotes by Justin Allen
#186. Whenever I come across someone speaking negatively about escapism or looking down on those who seek a temporary escape from this world, I can't help but look at them as absolute fools. To deny someone the right to find temporary peace in escapism is to deny human nature itself as well as all the benefits of such a beautiful concept. Often times, these instances show them saying that "it'll only make things worse" or "it's not gonna change anything", except, a lot of times, that's not the case at all. How many times has someone shut themselves away from the world by listening to a song they hold dear only to return more ready to face the world than before, how many times has someone learned something about themselves through the fictional events of a novel that they wouldn't have other wise, how many times has society experienced great change through people who dreamed of making the world a better place, only to eventually make those dreams into a reality. #Quote by Justin Allen
Human Nature quotes by Anthony Burgess
#187. The more sin he sees, the more his belief in Original Sin is confirmed. Everyone likes to have his deepest convictions confirmed: that is one of the most abiding of human satisfaction. #Quote by Anthony Burgess
Human Nature quotes by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
#188. Those who best know human nature will acknowledge most fully what a strength light hearted nonsense give to a hard working man #Quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Human Nature quotes by Melissa Etheridge
#189. We all want to judge; it's an intrinsic part of our society and human nature. I'm not surprised that talent shows are hits, but I'm glad some of them aren't so brutal. #Quote by Melissa Etheridge
Human Nature quotes by H.G.Wells
#190. Nature never appeals to intelligence until habit and instinct are useless. There is no intelligence where there is no need of change. #Quote by H.G.Wells
Human Nature quotes by Brian Doyle
#191. I am a puzzle and a conundrum and a thunderstorm. #Quote by Brian Doyle
Human Nature quotes by Chris Anderson
#192. We're strange creatures, we humans. At one level, we just want to eat, drink, play, and acquire more stuff. But life on the hedonic treadmill is ultimately dissatisfying. A beautiful remedy is to hop off it and instead begin pursuing an idea that's bigger than you are. #Quote by Chris Anderson
Human Nature quotes by Salman Rushdie
#193. It is the age of numbers, isn't it? So we are numbers and the Elbees are words. We are mathemathics and they are poetry. We are winning and they are losing; and so of course they're afraid of us, it's like a struggle inside human nature itself, between what's mechanical and utilitarian in us and the part that loves and dreams. We all fear that the cold machine-like thing in human nature will destroy our magic and song. #Quote by Salman Rushdie
Human Nature quotes by Alan W. Watts
#194. You are a function of what the whole universe is doing in the same way that a wave is a function of what the whole ocean is doing. #Quote by Alan W. Watts
Human Nature quotes by Joyce Meyer
#195. It's just human nature to try and figure things out. So, when we're in the midst of a situation, we usually try to reason our way through it. #Quote by Joyce Meyer
Human Nature quotes by Fisher Amelie
#196. We're all so afraid of what everyone around us thinks that we risk ourselves to desperation. It's utterly stupid. It's utterly frightening. But it's utterly human. #Quote by Fisher Amelie
Human Nature quotes by Lang Leav
#197. I suppose it's only human nature to add and substract from our memories; to recall them the way we feel they should be remembered. After all, our lives are a living work of art - shouldn't we be allowed to shape it in any way we choose? #Quote by Lang Leav
Human Nature quotes by Roger Scruton
#198. Take away religion, take away philosophy, take away the higher aims of art, and you deprive ordinary people of the ways in which they can represent their apartness. Human nature, once something to live up to, becomes something to live down to instead. Biological reductionism nurtures this 'living down', which is why people so readily fall for it. It makes cynicism respectable and degeneracy chic. It abolishes our kind, and with it our kindness. #Quote by Roger Scruton
Human Nature quotes by Hadewijch
#199. Even if you do the best you can in all things, your human nature must often fall short; so entrust yourself to God's goodness, for his goodness is greater than your failures. #Quote by Hadewijch
Human Nature quotes by Suzy Kassem
#200. All men and women on earth were created with two eyes. The left eye represents the moon (mind/ego) and the right eye represents the sun (heart/conscience). Both eyes represent the duality of human nature. The sun represents the light in the heart of man, and the moon represents the darkness in the mind of man. When you read in ancient and religious scriptures that the enemy of humanity will surface with only one eye, this simply means that this being will only see through his left eye and neglect the right. And without the light of the right eye, this being will be very dark and evil. #Quote by Suzy Kassem
Human Nature quotes by D.H. Lawrence
#201. Reason is a supple nymph, and slippery as a fish by nature. She had as leave give her kiss to an absurdity any day, as to syllogistic truth. The absurdity may turn out truer. #Quote by D.H. Lawrence
Human Nature quotes by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
#202. Multiculturalism should not mean that we tolerate another culture's intolerance. If we do in fact support diversity, women's rights, and gay rights, then we cannot in good conscience give Islam a free pass on the grounds of multicultural sensitivity. #Quote by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Human Nature quotes by Matthew B. Crawford
#203. One thing that distinguishes human beings from other animals is that we are evaluative creatures. We can take a critical stance toward our own activities, and aspire to direct ourselves toward objects and projects that we judge to be more worthy than others that may be more immediately gratifying. Animals are guided by appetites that are fixed, and so are we, but we can also form a second-order desire, "a desire for a desire," when we entertain some picture of the sort of person we would like to be - a person who is better not because she has more self-control, but because she is moved by worthier desires. Acquiring the tastes of a serious person is what we call education. Does it have a future? The advent of engineered, hyperpalatable mental stimuli compels us to ask the question. #Quote by Matthew B. Crawford
Human Nature quotes by Greg Egan
#204. This is what it means to be human: slaughtering the people we might have been. Metaphor or reality, abstract quantum formalism or flesh-and-blood truth, there's nothing I can do to change it. #Quote by Greg Egan
Human Nature quotes by Hans Hinrich Wendt
#205. When words fail to express the exalted sentiments and finer emotions of the human heart, music becomes the sublimated language of the soul, the divine instrumentality for its higher utterance. #Quote by Hans Hinrich Wendt
Human Nature quotes by Orson Scott Card
#206. Mine mine mine. That was the curse and power of human beings - that what they saw and loved they had to have. They could share it with other people but only if they conceived of those people as being somehow their own. What we own is ours. What you own should also be ours. In fact, you own nothing, if we want it. Because you are nothing. We are the real people, you are only posing as people in order to try to deprive us of what God means us to have. #Quote by Orson Scott Card
Human Nature quotes by Michael K. Powell
#207. We think the whole world's going to change, and forget that human beings are still human beings; we have the same five senses, we still interact the same way, we still love and hate the same way, but marketers lose track of that. But then it comes down to earth. #Quote by Michael K. Powell
Human Nature quotes by Swami Vivekananda
#208. There are the altars, but here is the greatest of altars, the living, conscious human body, and to worship at this altar is far higher than the worship of any dead symbols. #Quote by Swami Vivekananda
Human Nature quotes by Christina Stead
#209. Creation of something out of nothing is the most primitive of human passions and the most optimistic #Quote by Christina Stead
Human Nature quotes by Johnny Hunt
#210. It is estimated over 80% of all illnesses today are spiritual in nature. #Quote by Johnny Hunt
Human Nature quotes by Mamoru Oshii
#211. There are countless ingredients that make up the human body and mind, like all the components that make up me as an individual with my own personality. Sure, I have a face and voice to distinguish myself from others, but my thoughts and memories are unique only to me, and I carry a sense of my own destiny. Each of those things are just a small part of it. I collect information to use in my own way. All of that blends to create a mixture that forms me and gives rise to my conscience. #Quote by Mamoru Oshii
Human Nature quotes by Natasha Leggero
#212. It's a human instinct to be known. #Quote by Natasha Leggero
Human Nature quotes by Frances Wright
#213. Look into the nature of things. Search out the grounds of your opinions, the for and against. #Quote by Frances Wright
Human Nature quotes by Parker J. Palmer
#214. The ancient human question 'Who am I?' leads inevitably to the equally important question 'Whose am I?' - for there is no self outside of relationship. #Quote by Parker J. Palmer
Human Nature quotes by Julius Evola
#215. The traditional sacred king was himself of a divine nature and the 'gods' were his peers; he was, like them, of 'celestial' stock, he had the same blood as they; he was thus a centre, an affirmative, free, and cosmic principle. #Quote by Julius Evola
Human Nature quotes by Don DeLillo
#216. Human existence had to have a deeper source than our own dank fluids. Dank or rank. There had to be a force behind it, a principal being who was and is and ever shall be. #Quote by Don DeLillo
Human Nature quotes by Milan Kundera
#217. In the middle of the night, he woke up and realized to his surprise that he had been having one erotic dream after the other. The only one he could recall with any clarity was the last: an enormous naked woman, at least five times his size, floating on her back in a pool, her belly from crotch to navel covered with thick hair. Looking at her from the side of the pool, he was greatly excited. How could he have been excited when his body was debilitated by a gastric disorder? And how could he be excited by the sight of a woman who would have repelled him had he seen her while conscious? He thought: In the clockwork of the head, two cogwheels turn opposite each other. On the one, images; on the other, the body's reactions. The cog carrying the image of a naked woman meshes with the corresponding erection-command cog. But when, for one reason or another, the wheels go out of phase and the excitement cog meshes with a cog bearing the image of a swallow in flight, the penis rises at the sight of a swallow. Moreover, a study by one of Tomas's colleagues, a specialist in human sleep, claimed that during any kind of dream men have erections, which means that the link between erections and naked women is only one of a thousand ways the Creator can set the clockwork moving in a man's head. And what has love in common with all this? Nothing. If a cogwheel in Tomas's head goes out of phase and he is excited by seeing a swallow, it has absolutely no effect on his love for Tereza. If excite #Quote by Milan Kundera
Human Nature quotes by Dave Barry
#218. Although humans tend to view sex as mainly a fun recreational activity sometimes resulting in death, in nature it is a far more serious matter. #Quote by Dave Barry
Human Nature quotes by Richard Louv
#219. We tend to block off many of our senses when we're staring at a screen. Nature time can literally bring us to our senses. #Quote by Richard Louv
Human Nature quotes by Joseph De Maistre
#220. Without doubt God is the universal moving force, but each being is moved according to the nature that God has given it. He directs angels, man, animals, brute matter, in sum all created things, but each according to its nature, and man having been created free, he is freely led. This rule is truly the eternal law and in it we must believe. #Quote by Joseph De Maistre
Human Nature quotes by Steven M. Johnson
#221. The Chin also had one of the first biological-poison gas weapons in history. They fired round projectiles bound in wax and paper of 70 pounds of dried human feces with ground up poisonous herbs, roots and beetles packed in gunpowder. The projectiles were lit from a fuse and fired from a trebuchet which created on impact a cloud of toxic fumes that killed or disabled the unfortunate persons that breathed in the poison dried feces into their lungs. #Quote by Steven M. Johnson
Human Nature quotes by John Berger
#222. This seems to me absolutely one of the quintessential things about the human condition. It's what actually distinguishes man from any other animal: living with those who have lived and the companionship of those who are no longer alive. Not necessarily the people that one knew personally, I mean the people perhaps whom one only knows by what they did, or what they left behind, this question of the company of the past, that's what interests me, and archives are a kind of site in the sense of like an archaeological site. #Quote by John Berger
Human Nature quotes by Stefan Zweig
#223. Nothing was done to us - we were simply placed in a complete void, and everyone knows that nothing on earth exerts such pressure on the human soul as a void. #Quote by Stefan Zweig
Human Nature quotes by Leo Tolstoy
#224. This is dreadful! Not the suffering and death of the animals, but that man suppresses in himself, unnecessarily, the highest spiritual capacity - that of sympathy and pity toward living creatures like himself - and by violating his own feelings becomes cruel. And how deeply seated in the human heart is the injunction not to take life! #Quote by Leo Tolstoy
Human Nature quotes by George Orwell
#225. I suggest that the real objective of Socialism is not happiness. Happiness hitherto has been a by-product, and for all we know it may always remain so. The real objective of Socialism is human brotherhood. This is widely felt to be the case, though it is not usually said, or not said loudly enough. Men use up their lives in heart-breaking political struggles, or get themselves killed in civil wars, or tortured in the secret prisons of the Gestapo, not in order to establish some central-heated, air-conditioned, strip-lighted Paradise, but because they want a world in which human beings love one another instead of swindling and murdering one another. And they want that world as a first step. Where they go from there is not so certain, and the attempt to foresee it in detail merely confuses the issue. #Quote by George Orwell
Human Nature quotes by Douglas Coupland
#226. Starved for affection, terrified of abandonment, I began to wonder if sex was really just an excuse to look deeply into another human being's eyes. #Quote by Douglas Coupland
Human Nature quotes by Keira Knightley
#227. You watch him playing Jack Sparrow, and he's loving it, and he's loving being in that world. He's still excited by it. Sometimes, he'll even say, 'Was that OK?' And I'm thinking, 'You're Johnny Depp man, you know that's OK!' But he doesn't. He's still going to [director] Gore [Verbinski] and asking for help. It's a privilege to see the human side of Johnny. It's really exciting. #Quote by Keira Knightley
Human Nature quotes by Rafe Bartholomew
#228. Watching Castro, whose tiny hands looked like marshmallows, hoist the ball from his waist and through the hoop seemed like the human equivalent of an ant lifting fifty times its body weight. #Quote by Rafe Bartholomew
Human Nature quotes by John Eudes
#229. A Christian has a union with Jesus Christ more noble, more intimate and more perfect than the members of a human body have with their head. #Quote by John Eudes
Human Nature quotes by Bela Karolyi
#230. Genetics is all about showcasing human beauty along with high-quality performance. #Quote by Bela Karolyi
Human Nature quotes by Harold S. Kushner
#231. One of the basic needs of every human being is the need to be loved, to have our wishes and feelings taken seriously, to be validated as people who matter. #Quote by Harold S. Kushner
Human Nature quotes by Sameera Pappu
#232. Rain drops are not synchronized yet they create that sound worth listening to. #Quote by Sameera Pappu
Human Nature quotes by Leonard Jacobson
#233. Gratitude, generosity and humility are inherent characteristics of one who is present. When you awaken, you will realize that everyone and everything has the same right to be here as you do. This includes every human Being, every tree Being, every flower Being, and every other kind of Being. #Quote by Leonard Jacobson
Human Nature quotes by Thomas Aquinas
#234. Whatever is received is received according to the nature of the recipient. #Quote by Thomas Aquinas
Human Nature quotes by Henri Rousseau
#235. Nature's instructions are always slow; those of men are generally premature. #Quote by Henri Rousseau
Human Nature quotes by Mason Cooley
#236. To postpone unpleasantness is human; to forget it is divine. #Quote by Mason Cooley
Human Nature quotes by Bertha Von Suttner
#237. The instinct of self-preservation in human society, acting almost subconsciously, as do all drives in the human mind, is rebelling against the constantly refined methods of annihilation and against the destruction of humanity. #Quote by Bertha Von Suttner
Human Nature quotes by Rainer Maria Rilke
#238. Bound by conventions, people tend to reach for what is easy. Here we must be unafraid of what is difficult. For all living beings in nature must unfold in their particular way and become themselves despite all opposition. #Quote by Rainer Maria Rilke
Human Nature quotes by Charles Spurgeon
#239. In seasons of severe trial, the Christian has nothing on earth that he can trust to, and is therefore compelled to cast himself on God alone. When no human deliverance can avail, he must simply and entirely trust himself to the providence and care of God. Happy storm that wrecks a man on such a rock as this! O blessed hurricane that drives the soul to God
and God alone! #Quote by Charles Spurgeon
Human Nature quotes by Plato
#240. In this way, as it seems to me, he said: "One might make the same
argument about harmony, lyre and strings, that a harmony is something
invisible, without body, beautiful and divine in the attuned lyre, whereas
the lyre itself and its strings are physical, bodily, composite, earthy and
akin to what is mortal. Then if someone breaks the lyre, cuts or breaks
the strings and then insists, using the same argument as you, that the
harmony must still exist and is not destroyed because it would be impossi-
ble for the lyre and the strings, which are mortal, still to exist when the
strings are broken, and for the harmony, which is akin and of the same
nature as the divine and immortal, to be destroyed before that which is
mortal; he would say that the harmony itself still must exist and that the
wood and the strings must rot before the harmony can suffer. And indeed
Socrates, I think you must have this in mind, that we really do suppose
the soul to be something of this kind; as the body is stretched and held
together by the hot and the cold, the dry and the moist and other such
things, and OUR soul is a mixture and harmony of those things when they
are mixed with each other rightly and in due measure. #Quote by Plato
Human Nature quotes by Matshona Dhliwayo
#241. Trees we plant today are forests we enjoy tomorrow. #Quote by Matshona Dhliwayo
Human Nature quotes by Rachel Held Evans
#242. Bible stories don't have to mean just one thing. Despite what you may have heard from a pastor or Sunday school teacher along the way, faithful engagement with Scripture isn't about uncovering a singular, moralistic point to every text and then sticking to it. Rather, the very nature of the biblical text invites us to consider the possibilities. #Quote by Rachel Held Evans
Human Nature quotes by Brent Schlender
#243. If Steve ever was starstruck, it was by Lasseter, whose artistry seemed to be irrefutable evidence of what Steve believed to be the most important attribute of computers: that they were tools that could unleash and enhance human creativity. #Quote by Brent Schlender
Human Nature quotes by Shefali Tsabary
#244. We can teach children about natural consequences and cause and effect of their relationships which is really a mirror of what happens in nature. #Quote by Shefali Tsabary
Human Nature quotes by Ahmet Davutoglu
#245. The uniqueness of the United States in human history is the United States is the first global power in human history which emerged far away from Africa or Asia, which is the main land of human history. #Quote by Ahmet Davutoglu
Human Nature quotes by Pope John Paul II
#246. And Christ, through His own salvific suffering, is very much present in every human suffering, and can act from within that suffering by the powers of His Spirit of truth, His consoling spirit. #Quote by Pope John Paul II
Human Nature quotes by Frans De Waal
#247. Armies are a purely human invention. Most soldiers who go to war nowadays don't even do it because they're inherently aggressive. #Quote by Frans De Waal

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