Quotes: human

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  • 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.
  • Ban Ki-moon
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    Throughout human history, in any great endeavour requiring the common effort of many nations and men and women everywhere, we have learned - it is only through seriousness of purpose and persistence that we ultimately carry the day. We might liken it to riding a bicycle. You stay upright and move forward so long as you keep up the momentum.
  • 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
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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.
  • Branch Rickey
    Branch Rickey
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    A game of great charm in the adoption of mathematical measurements to the timing of human movements, the exactitudes and adjustments of physical ability to hazardous chance. The speed of the legs, the dexterity of the body, the grace of the swing, the elusiveness of the slide - these are the features that make Americans everywhere forget the last syllable of a man's last name or the pigmentation of his skin.