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  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
    Franklin D. Roosevelt
    American statesman 1882-1945
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    But while they prate of economic laws, men and women are starving. We must lay hold of the fact that economic laws are not made by nature. They are made by human beings.
  • Arnold Toynbee
    Arnold Toynbee
    British economic historian and social reformer 1852-1883
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    As human beings, we are endowed with freedom of choice, and we cannot shuffle off our responsibility upon the shoulders of God or nature. We must shoulder it ourselves. It is up to us.
  • Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein
    German - American physicist 1879-1955
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    At the same time, as social beings, we are moved in the relations with our fellow beings by such feelings as sympathy, pride, hate, need for power, pity, and so on.
  • Karl Marx
    Karl Marx
    German economist and statephilospher 1818-1883
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    Civil servants and priests, soldiers and ballet-dancers, schoolmasters and police constables, Greek museums and Gothic steeples, civil list and services list - the common seed within which all these fabulous beings slumber in embryo is taxation.
  • Douglas Adams
    Douglas Adams
    British science-fiction writer 1952-
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    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.
  • Barack Obama
    Barack Obama
    American politician 1961-
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    America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles of justice and progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human beings.
  • Salman Rushdie
    Salman Rushdie
    Engels writer 1948-
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    An attack upon our ability to tell stories is not just censorship - it is a crime against our nature as human beings.
  • Emily Dickinson
    Emily Dickinson
    American poet 1830-1886
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    Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.
  • William James
    William James
    American philosopher 1842-1910
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    The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
  • Carroll Quigley
    Carroll Quigley
    American historian and theorist 1910-1977
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    ...human beings have religious needs. They have a need for a feeling of certitude in their minds about things they cannot control and they do not fully understand, and with humility, they admit they do not understand...
    Source: Oscar Iden Lecture Series, Lecture 3: The State of Individuals (1976)
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
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    A belief in hell and the knowledge that every ambition is doomed to frustration at the hands of a skeleton have never prevented the majority of human beings from behaving as though death were no more than an unfounded rumor.
  • Thornton Wilder
    Thornton Wilder
    American writer and playwright 1897-1975
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    A dramatist is one who believes that the pure event, an action involving human beings, is more arresting than any comment that can be made upon it.
  • R. D. Laing
    R. D. Laing
    British psychiatrist 1927-1989
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    Alienation as our present destiny is achieved only by outrageous violence perpetrated by human beings on human beings.
  • Anne Perry
    Anne Perry
    English author 1938-
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    Americans sometimes say to me that they have no class system themselves. All human beings have class systems. It can be based on a different thing in a different country, but the thing about breeding is, you can't buy it. You can't buy class.
  • Kurt Vonnegut Jr
    Kurt Vonnegut Jr
    American novelist 1922-
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    Artists use frauds to make human beings seem more wonderful than they really are. Dancers show us human beings who move much more gracefully than human beings really move. Films and books and plays show us people talking much more entertainingly than people.
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