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  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    I have no doubt that it is a part of the destiny of the human race, in its gradual improvement, to leave off eating animals, as surely as the savage tribes have left off eating each other when they came in contact with the more civilized.
  • Alfred Marshall
    Alfred Marshall
    British economist 1842-1924
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    In the absence of any short term in common use to represent all desirable things, or things that satisfy human wants, we may use the term Goods for that purpose.
  • G. C. Lichtenberg
    G. C. Lichtenberg
    German writer and physicist 1742-1799
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    It is almost everywhere the case that soon after it is begotten the greater part of human wisdom is laid to rest in repositories.
  • Anatole France
    Anatole France
    French writer (ps. of J. A. Thibault) 1844-1924
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    It is human nature to think wisely and act foolishly.
  • Henry Brooks Adams
    Henry Brooks Adams
    American historian 1838-1918
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    It is impossible to underrate human intelligence - beginning with one's own.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    It is very strange, and very melancholy, that the paucity of human pleasures should persuade us ever to call hunting one of them.
  • Buddha
    Buddha
    Spiritual leader, born as Siddhartha Gautama ca. 450 BC - ca. 370 BC
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    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.
  • Claude Lévi-Strauss
    Claude Lévi-Strauss
    French antropologist 1908-2009
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    Language is a form of human reason, which has its internal logic of which man knows nothing.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
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    More helpful than all wisdom is one draught of simple human pity that will not forsake us.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    Most of western culture is a distortion of reality. But reality should be distorted; that is, imaginatively amended. The Buddhist acquiescence to nature is neither accurate about nature nor just to human potential.
    Source: Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson (1990)
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    Mutability of temper and inconsistency with ourselves is the greatest weakness of human nature.
  • Ursula K. Le Guin
    Ursula K. Le Guin
    American author 1929-
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    My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool; it gives me all the world and exiles me from it.
  • Eugène Ionesco
    Eugène Ionesco
    Romanian-born French Playwright 1912-
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    No society has been able to abolish human sadness, no political system can deliver us from the pain of living, from our fear of death, our thirst for the absolute. It is the human condition that directs the social condition, not vice versa.
  • Booker T. Washington
    Booker T. Washington
    American Black Leader and Educator 1856-1915
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    Of all forms of slavery there is none that is so harmful and degrading as that form of slavery which tempts one human being to hate another by reason of his race or color. One man cannot hold another man down in the ditch without remaining down in the ditch with him.
    Source: An Address on Abraham Lincoln before the Republican Club of New York City (1909)
  • Francois René de Chateaubriand
    Francois René de Chateaubriand
    French writer, politician, diplomat and historian 1768-1848
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    Perfect works are rare, because they must be produced at the happy moment when taste and genius unite; and this rare conjuncture, like that of certain planets, appears to occur only after the revolution of several cycles, and only lasts for an instant.
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