Quotes 46 till 60 of 1418.
British science-fiction writer 1952-+1
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.
Russian journalist and political thinker 1812-1870+1
Human development is a form of chronological unfairness, since late-comers are able to profit by the labors of their predecessors without paying the same price.
James Lendall Basford
Human happiness depends mainly upon the improvement of small opportunities.Source: Sparks from the philosopher's stone (1882)
I acknowledge the privilege of being alive in a human body at this moment, endowed with senses, memories, emotions, thoughts, and the space of mind in its wisdom aspect.
G. C. Lichtenberg
German writer and physicist 1742-1799+1
It is almost everywhere the case that soon after it is begotten the greater part of human wisdom is laid to rest in repositories.
Henry Brooks Adams
American historian 1838-1918+1
It is impossible to underrate human intelligence - beginning with one's own.
English writer 1709-1784+1
It is very strange, and very melancholy, that the paucity of human pleasures should persuade us ever to call hunting one of them.
Spiritual leader, born as Siddhartha Gautama ca. 450 BC - ca. 370 BC+1
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.
French antropologist 1908-2009+1
Language is a form of human reason, which has its internal logic of which man knows nothing.
English writer and poet 1819-1880+1
More helpful than all wisdom is one draught of simple human pity that will not forsake us.
American academic and social critic 1947-+1
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)
English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719+1
Mutability of temper and inconsistency with ourselves is the greatest weakness of human nature.
Ursula K. Le Guin
American author 1929-+1
My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool; it gives me all the world and exiles me from it.
Romanian-born French Playwright 1912-+1
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.
German theologian and doctor 1875-1965+1
Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.