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British economic historian and social reformer 1852-1883+2
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.
German - American physicist 1879-1955+2
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.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
American statesman 1882-1945+1
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.
German economist and statephilospher 1818-1883+1
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.
American poet 1830-1886+1
Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.
American philosopher 1842-1910+1
The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
...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)
American writer and playwright 1897-19750
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
British psychiatrist 1927-19890
Alienation as our present destiny is achieved only by outrageous violence perpetrated by human beings on human beings.
American politician 1961-0
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.
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.
Engels writer 1948-0
An attack upon our ability to tell stories is not just censorship - it is a crime against our nature as human beings.
Kurt Vonnegut Jr
American novelist 1922-0
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.
Indian politician 1917-19850
As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world - that is the myth of the atomic age - as in being able to remake ourselves.
American singer-songwriter and pianist 1949-0
As human beings, we need to know that we are not alone, that we are not crazy or completely out of our minds, that there are other people out there who feel as we do, live as we do, love as we do, who are like us.