Quotes: human

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  • André Gide
    André Gide
    French writer 1869-1951
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    Art begins with resistance - at the point where resistance is overcome. No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor.
  • Iris Murdoch
    Iris Murdoch
    Anglo-Irish novelist and philosopher 1919-1999
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    Art is the final cunning of the human soul which would rather do anything than face the gods.
  • James Joyce
    James Joyce
    Irish writer 1882-1941
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    Art is the human disposition of sensible or intelligible matter for an esthetic end.
  • Simone Weil
    Simone Weil
    French philosopher 1909-1943
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    Art is the symbol of the two noblest human efforts: to construct and to refrain from destruction.
  • Aberjhani
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    Art, rightly applied, provided humanity with the symbols, insight, and vicarious experience necessary to help one person place him- or herself in the shoes of another, and by so doing come to appreciate the commonality of human experience.

    Source: The Wisdom of W.E.B. Du Bois (2003)

  • Kurt Vonnegut Jr
    Kurt Vonnegut Jr
    American novelist 1922-
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    Artists use frauds to make human beings seem more wonderful than they really are. Dancers show us human beings who move much more gracefully than human beings really move. Films and books and plays show us people talking much more entertainingly than people.
  • Carl Gustav Jung
    Carl Gustav Jung
    Swiss psychiatrist 1875-1961
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    As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.
  • Mahatma Gandhi
    Mahatma Gandhi
    Indian politician 1917-1985
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    As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world - that is the myth of the atomic age - as in being able to remake ourselves.
  • Al Gore
    Al Gore
    American politician and environmentalist 1948-
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    As I have said for many years throughout this land, we're borrowing money from China to buy oil from the Persian Gulf to burn it in ways that destroy the future of human civilization. Every bit of that has to change.
  • George Orwell
    George Orwell
    English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
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    As I write, highly civilized human beings are flying overhead, trying to kill me.
  • John Stuart Mill
    John Stuart Mill
    English economist 1806-1873
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    As long as justice and injustice have not terminated their ever renewing fight for ascendancy in the affairs of mankind, human beings must be willing, when need is, to do battle for the one against the other.
  • Vaclav Havel
    Vaclav Havel
    Czech statesman, writer and former dissident 1936-2011
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    As soon as man began considering himself the source of the highest meaning in the world and the measure of everything, the world began to lose its human dimension, and man began to lose control of it.
  • Noam Chomsky
    Noam Chomsky
    American Linguist, Political Activist 1928-
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    As soon as questions of will or decision or reason or choice of action arise, human science is at a loss.
  • G. C. Lichtenberg
    G. C. Lichtenberg
    German writer and physicist 1742-1799
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    Astronomy is perhaps the science whose discoveries owe least to chance, in which human understanding appears in its whole magnitude, and through which man can best learn how small he is.
  • Simone Weil
    Simone Weil
    French philosopher 1909-1943
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    At the bottom of the heart of every human being, from earliest infancy until the tomb, there is something that goes on indomitably expecting, in the teeth of all experience of crimes committed, suffered, and witnessed, that good and not evil will be done