Quotes: human

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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.
  • Mahatma Gandhi
    Mahatma Gandhi
    Indian politician 1917-1985
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    Indolence is a delightful but distressing state; we must be doing something to be happy. Action is no less necessary than thought to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Harry S. Truman
    Harry S. Truman
    American president 1884-1972
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    The human animal cannot be trusted for anything good except en masse. The combined thought and action of the whole people of any race, creed or nationality, will always point in the right direction.
  • Salman Rushdie
    Salman Rushdie
    Engels writer 1948-
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    The liveliness of literature lies in its exceptionality, in being the individual, idiosyncratic vision of one human being, in which, to our delight and great surprise, we may find our own vision reflected.
  • Victor Hugo
    Victor Hugo
    French writer 1802-1885
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    The mountains, the forest, and the sea, render men savage; they develop the fierce, but yet do not destroy the human.
  • Paul J. Meyer
    Paul J. Meyer
    American businessman and business consultant 1928-
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    A burning desire is the greatest motivator of every human action. The desire for success implants ''success consciousness'' which, in turn, creates a vigorous and ever-increasing ''habit of success.''
  • Alan Turing
    Alan Turing
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    A computer would deserve to be called intelligent if it could deceive a human into believing that it was human.
  • 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.
  • Christopher Hampton
    Christopher Hampton
    British playwright 1946-
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    A great number of the disappointments and mishaps of the troubled world are the direct result of literature and the allied arts. It is our belief that no human being who devotes his life and energy to the manufacture of fantasies can be anything but fundamentally inadequate
  • Eileen Caddy
    Eileen Caddy
    Scottisch spiritual teacher 1917-2006
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    A human being is a single being. Unique and unrepeatable.
  • John F. Kennedy
    John F. Kennedy
    American politician 1917-1963
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    A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers - and this is the basis of all human morality.