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50 Quotes About Human Nature

List Of 50 Quotes About Human Nature:

#1 Michael Caine

“The basic rule of human nature is that the powerful people speak slowly and the subservient people quickly – because if they don’t speak fast nobody will listen to them.”

#2 Albert Einstein

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity: and I’m not sure about the universe.”

#3 Anatole France

“It is human nature to think wisely and act foolishly. ”

#4 Steven Pinker

”With violence, as with so many other concerns, human nature is the problem, but human nature is also the solution.”

#5 Edgar Allan Poe

“I have no faith in human perfectibility. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active – not more happy – nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago.”

#6 Taylor Caldwell

”It is human nature to instinctively rebel at obscurity or ordinariness.”

#7 Yehuda Berg

”Unfortunately, it is human nature for us to only learn and grow from a place of emptiness. It’s hard to learn when we are winning and on top of the world.”

#8 Bozoma Saint John

”Part of our human nature is finding new ways of being.”

#9 Noam Chomsky

”Humans have certain properties and characteristics which are intrinsic to them, just as every other organism does. That’s human nature.”

#10 Dalai Lama

”Be a good human being, a warm-hearted, affectionate person. That is my fundamental belief.”

#11 Hattie Morahan

”I am fascinated by people’s flaws and delusions: all the messy bits of human nature we all try to pretend we don’t have.”

#12 Abraham Maslow

”Human nature is not nearly as bad as it has been thought to be.”

#13 Charles Dickens

”Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you’ve conquered human nature.”

#14 Theodore RooseveltTheodore Roosevelt

”Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.”

#15 Jiddu KrishnamurtiJiddu Krishnamurti

”When one travels around the world, one notices to what an extraordinary degree human nature is the same, whether in India or America, in Europe or Australia.”

#16 Steven Pinker

”The strongest argument against totalitarianism may be a recognition of a universal human nature; that all humans have innate desires for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The doctrine of the blank slate… is a totalitarian’s dream.”

#17 Antoine de Saint-Exupery

”To be a man is to feel that one’s own stone contributes to building the edifice of the world.”

#18 Orson Welles

”Race hate isn’t human nature; race hate is the abandonment of human nature.”

#19 Margaret Mead

”Human nature is potentially aggressive and destructive and potentially orderly and constructive.”

#20 Rumi

”Find the sweetness in your own heart, then you may find the sweetness in every heart.”

#21 Evangeline Lilly

”If you can’t sit in a cafe quietly and be ignored, how can you observe human nature and write a story?”

#22 Steven Pinker

”Human nature is complex. Even if we do have inclinations toward violence, we also have an inclination to empathy, to cooperation, to self-control.”

#23 Adam Smith

”To feel much for others and little for ourselves; to restrain our selfishness and exercise our benevolent affections, constitute the perfection of human nature.”

#24 William James

”The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.”

#25 Martin Luther King Jr

”Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.”

#26 Graham Greene

”Human nature is not black and white but black and grey.”

#27 Charles Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin

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”More than machinery, we need humanity; more than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost.”

#28 John Keats

”Scenery is fine – but human nature is finer.”

#29 Joss Whedon

“Recognizing power in another does not diminish your own.”

#30 Mark TwainMark Twain famous quote

”I have no race prejudices, and I think I have no color prejudices or caste prejudices nor creed prejudices. Indeed I know it. I can stand any society. All that I care to know is that a man is a human being that is enough for me; he can’t be any worse.”

#31 Henry David Thoreau

“I was not born to be forced. I will breathe after my own fashion. Let us see who is the strongest.”

#32 Arthur Rubinstein

”Love life and life will love you back. Love people and they will love you back.”

#33 Chuck Palahniuk

“The only reason why we ask other people how their weekend was is so we can tell them about our own weekend.”

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#34 Alphonse Karr

“All people have three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they are, and that which they think they are.”

#35 Mahatma GandhiMahatma Gandhi famous quotes

”Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed.”

#36 Warren Buffett

“If you’re in the luckiest one percent of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99 percent.”

#37 Marie Curie

”Each of us must work for his own improvement, and at the same time share a general responsibility for all humanity.”

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#38 Woodrow Wilson

“There is no higher religion than human service. To work for the common good is the greatest creed.”

#39 Elvis Presley

“It’s human nature to gripe, but I’m going ahead and doing the best I can.”

#40 Stephen Hawking

”We are very, very small, but we are profoundly capable of very, very big things.”

#41 Isaac Newton

“I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.”

#42 Sigmund FreudSigmund Freud

“We are never so defenseless against suffering as when we love.”

#43 Roy T. Bennett

“Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people.”

#44 Mother Teresa

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”

#45 Albert Einstein

”We cannot despair of humanity, since we ourselves are human beings.”

#46 George R.R. Martin

“People often claim to hunger for truth, but seldom like the taste when it’s served up.”

#47 Dan Brown

“Men go to far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire.”

#48 George Carlin

“Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.”

#49 Benjamin Haydon

“There surely is in human nature an inherent propensity to extract all the good out of all the evil.”

#50 Anonymous

“The next evolutionary step for humankind is to move from human to kind.”

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Alison Brause

Saturday 4th of July 2020

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