Human Quotes

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.
Albert Einstein

Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.
Ann Landers

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
Albert Schweitzer

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.
e. e. cummings

To err is human; to forgive, divine.
Alexander Pope

Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky.
Rainer Maria Rilke

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.
Eleanor Roosevelt

The purpose of education is to make good human beings with skill and expertise… Enlightened human beings can be created by teachers.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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.
Carl Jung

The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.
William James

Communication – the human connection – is the key to personal and career success.
Paul J. Meyer

The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder.
Alfred Hitchcock

A bird cannot fly with one wing only. Human space flight cannot develop any further without the active participation of women.
Valentina Tereshkova

Every human has four endowments – self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom… The power to choose, to respond, to change.
Stephen Covey

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.
Anthony Carmona

Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.
Plato

Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.
Robert A. Heinlein

The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.
Thomas Jefferson

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.
Stephen Grellet

Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.
Viktor E. Frankl

Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.
Socrates

I made decisions that I regret, and I took them as learning experiences… I’m human, not perfect, like anybody else.
Queen Latifah

There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.
Ronald Reagan

All human beings deserve equal treatment, no matter their gender identity or sexuality.
Andreja Pejic

For good ideas and true innovation, you need human interaction, conflict, argument, debate.
Margaret Heffernan

We should all consider each other as human beings, and we should respect each other.
Malala Yousafzai

I’m not concerned with your liking or disliking me… All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.
Jackie Robinson

It is a bit embarrassing to have been concerned with the human problem all one’s life and find at the end that one has no more to offer by way of advice than ‘try to be a little kinder.’
Aldous Huxley

We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.
Dalai Lama

Countless as the sands of the sea are human passions.
Nikolai Gogol

Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.
Zig Ziglar

Human life is as evanescent as the morning dew or a flash of lightning.
Samuel Butler

The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.
Ferdinand Foch

If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever.
George Orwell

To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.
Nelson Mandela

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.
John Steinbeck

Sooner or later, we will have to recognise that the Earth has rights, too, to live without pollution. What mankind must know is that human beings cannot live without Mother Earth, but the planet can live without humans.
Evo Morales

There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.
Alexander Hamilton

Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
B. R. Ambedkar

Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities… because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
Winston Churchill

The worst cruelty that can be inflicted on a human being is isolation.
Sukarno

There is no higher religion than human service. To work for the common good is the greatest creed.
Woodrow Wilson

Human well-being is not a random phenomenon. It depends on many factors – ranging from genetics and neurobiology to sociology and economics. But, clearly, there are scientific truths to be known about how we can flourish in this world. Wherever we can have an impact on the well-being of others, questions of morality apply.
Sam Harris

Nature doesn’t need people – people need nature; nature would survive the extinction of the human being and go on just fine, but human culture, human beings, cannot survive without nature.
Harrison Ford

I’m a human being. I’ve got opinions, I’m not always right, I’m not always on time, I don’t always say things in the proper way, but my intentions are always extremely pure.
Kanye West

We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force.
Ayn Rand

Loyalty to petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul.
Mark Twain

More than ever before in human history, we share a common destiny. We can master it only if we face it together. And that, my friends, is why we have the United Nations.
Kofi Annan

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.
Wilma Rudolph

We don’t even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward. In times of tragedy, of war, of necessity, people do amazing things. The human capacity for survival and renewal is awesome.
Isabel Allende

Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.
Aristotle

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.
Mahatma Gandhi

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.
Jim Morrison

The strongest principle of growth lies in the human choice.
George Eliot

A man does what he must – in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures – and that is the basis of all human morality.
John F. Kennedy

If your ego starts out, ‘I am important, I am big, I am special,’ you’re in for some disappointments when you look around at what we’ve discovered about the universe. No, you’re not big. No, you’re not. You’re small in time and in space. And you have this frail vessel called the human body that’s limited on Earth.
Neil deGrasse Tyson

The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome. The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse.
Helen Keller

The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
Baruch Spinoza

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.
Anne Frank

The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.
James Madison

The human brain is an incredible pattern-matching machine.
Jeff Bezos

In the long run, your human capital is your main base of competition. Your leading indicator of where you’re going to be 20 years from now is how well you’re doing in your education system.
Bill Gates

My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.
Desmond Tutu

The city is not a concrete jungle, it is a human zoo.
Desmond Morris

I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don’t intend to waste any of mine.
Neil Armstrong

Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.
H. G. Wells

I believe in one thing only, the power of human will.
Joseph Stalin

The family is the first essential cell of human society.
Pope John XXIII

Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity.
Herbert Hoover

Sustainable development requires human ingenuity. People are the most important resource.
Dan Shechtman

Success in creating AI would be the biggest event in human history. Unfortunately, it might also be the last, unless we learn how to avoid the risks.
Stephen Hawking

What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today when human contacts go so fast. Fashion is instant language.
Miuccia Prada

Evil is unspectacular and always human, and shares our bed and eats at our own table.
W. H. Auden

Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
Maya Angelou

My dream is to live a good life and be loving, be close to God and be a good human being and bring peace to people.
Ziggy Marley

First, I want to pay tribute to Diana myself. She was an exceptional and gifted human being. In good times and bad, she never lost her capacity to smile and laugh, nor to inspire others with her warmth and kindness. I admired and respected her – for her energy and commitment to others, and especially for her devotion to her two boys.
Queen Elizabeth II

Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable than fidelity. Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellences and endowments of the human mind.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

History is not everything, but it is a starting point. History is a clock that people use to tell their political and cultural time of day. It is a compass they use to find themselves on the map of human geography. It tells them where they are but, more importantly, what they must be.
John Henrik Clarke

The true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground.
Gilbert K. Chesterton

The human brain has 100 billion neurons, each neuron connected to 10 thousand other neurons. Sitting on your shoulders is the most complicated object in the known universe.
Michio Kaku

Adolescence is a new birth, for the higher and more completely human traits are now born.
G. Stanley Hall

Money is human happiness in the abstract; he, then, who is no longer capable of enjoying human happiness in the concrete devotes himself utterly to money.
Arthur Schopenhauer

Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
Douglas Adams

The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.
Leonardo da Vinci

Social media is reducing social barriers. It connects people on the strength of human values, not identities.
Narendra Modi

All fashion brands are about looking good. Being Human is also about doing good. And you can do good by the simple act of slipping into a t-shirt or a pair of jeans.
Salman Khan

The human body is the best picture of the human soul.
Ludwig Wittgenstein

When it comes to human dignity, we cannot make compromises.
Angela Merkel

In the social jungle of human existence, there is no feeling of being alive without a sense of identity.
Erik Erikson

The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will instruct his patient in the care of the human frame, in diet, and the cause and prevention of disease.
Thomas A. Edison

Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.
Buddha

Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one’s potential.
Bruce Lee

To err is human, but to really foul things up you need a computer.
Paul R. Ehrlich

There is no heresy or no philosophy which is so abhorrent to the church as a human being.
James Joyce

Man’s enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.
Lao Tzu

The calling of the humanities is to make us truly human in the best sense of the word.
J. Irwin Miller

A stereotype may be negative or positive, but even positive stereotypes present two problems: They are cliches, and they present a human being as far more simple and uniform than any human being actually is.
Nancy Kress

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.
Selena Gomez

A computer would deserve to be called intelligent if it could deceive a human into believing that it was human.
Alan Turing

Music is the pleasure the human mind experiences from counting without being aware that it is counting.
Gottfried Leibniz

Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble and beautiful end of a human being.
Khalil Gibran

One must think like a hero to behave like a merely decent human being.
May Sarton

The moment I have realized God sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see God in him – that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free.
Swami Vivekananda

To make mistakes is human; to stumble is commonplace; to be able to laugh at yourself is maturity.
William Arthur Ward

Because no matter who we are or where we come from, we’re all entitled to the basic human rights of clean air to breathe, clean water to drink, and healthy land to call home.
Martin Luther King III

The human brain starts working the moment you are born and never stops until you stand up to speak in public.
George Jessel

The point of human evolution is adapting to circumstance. Not letting go of the old, but adapting it, is necessary.
Sonali Bendre

Everybody fails, its no big deal. Its what being human is. Dont let that stop you from taking risks.
Katty Kay

We must become bigger than we have been: more courageous, greater in spirit, larger in outlook. We must become members of a new race, overcoming petty prejudice, owing our ultimate allegiance not to nations but to our fellow men within the human community.
Haile Selassie

I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success… such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything.
Nikola Tesla

How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being.
Oscar Wilde

He who despairs of the human condition is a coward, but he who has hope for it is a fool.
Albert Camus

All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope.
Alexandre Dumas

The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake.
Kurt Vonnegut

Who sees the human face correctly: the photographer, the mirror, or the painter?
Pablo Picasso

A lot of people in our industry haven’t had very diverse experiences. So they don’t have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one’s understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have.
Steve Jobs

A human being is only breath and shadow.
Sophocles

It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.
Tacitus

A human being has so many skins inside, covering the depths of the heart. We know so many things, but we don’t know ourselves! Why, thirty or forty skins or hides, as thick and hard as an ox’s or bear’s, cover the soul. Go into your own ground and learn to know yourself there.
Meister Eckhart

To be human is to have a collection of memories that tells you who you are and how you got there.
Rosecrans Baldwin

The four characteristics of humanism are curiosity, a free mind, belief in good taste, and belief in the human race.
E. M. Forster

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.
Klaus Schwab

The human heart has hidden treasures, In secret kept, in silence sealed; The thoughts, the hopes, the dreams, the pleasures, Whose charms were broken if revealed.
Charlotte Bronte

I have found little that is ‘good’ about human beings on the whole. In my experience most of them are trash, no matter whether they publicly subscribe to this or that ethical doctrine or to none at all. That is something that you cannot say aloud, or perhaps even think.
Sigmund Freud

Art begins with resistance – at the point where resistance is overcome. No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor.
Andre Gide

Music is the voice that tells us that the human race is greater than it knows.
Napoleon Bonaparte

 

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