Quotes: human

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The predominant yardstick of your government is not human rights but national interests.
  • The realities of the world seldom measure up to the sublime designs of human imagination.
  • Giuseppe Mazzini
    Giuseppe Mazzini
    Italian writer 1805-1872
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    The republic, as I at least understand it, means association, of which liberty is only an element, a necessary antecedent. It means association, a new philosophy of life, a divine Ideal that shall move the world, the only means of regeneration vouchsafed to the human race.
  • William James
    William James
    American philosopher 1842-1910
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    There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision, and for whom the lighting of every cigar, the drinking of every cup, the time of rising and going to bed every day, and the beginning of every bit of work, are subjects of express volitional deliberation.
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
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    There will still be things that machines cannot do. They will not produce great art or great literature or great philosophy; they will not be able to discover the secret springs of happiness in the human heart; they will know nothing of love and friendship.
  • Carolyn See
    Carolyn See
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    'A Long Way Gone' says something about human nature that we try, most of the time, to ignore.
  • Carroll Quigley
    Carroll Quigley
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    ...controls on behavior shift from the intermediate levels of human experience (social, emotional and religious) to the lower (military and political) or to the upper (ideological). They become the externalized controls of a mature society: weapons, bureaucracies, material rewards, or ideology.
    Source: Oscar Iden Lecture Series, Lecture 3: The State of Individuals (1976)
  • Carroll Quigley
    Carroll Quigley
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    ...the levels of culture, the aspects of society: military, political, economic, social, emotional, religious, and intellectual. Those are your basic human needs....they are arranged in evolutionary sequence.
    Source: Oscar Iden Lecture Series, Lecture 3: The State of Individuals (1976)
  • Carl Sagan
    Carl Sagan
    American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
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    A book is made from a tree. It is an assemblage of flat, flexible parts (still called "leaves") imprinted with dark pigmented squiggles. One glance at it and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, the author is speaking, clearly and silently, inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people, citizens of distant epochs, who never knew one another. Books break th
  • 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.