Archive for the 'Human Nature Quotes' Category

“A baby is born with…” Frank Howard Clark

“A baby is born with a need to be loved – and never outgrows it.” Frank Howard Clark

“Imagination was given to man…” Horace Walpole

“Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not. A sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is.” Horace Walpole

“Education is a companion which…” Joseph Addison

“Education is a companion which no misfortune can depress, no crime can destroy, no enemy can alienate, no despotism can enslave. At home, a friend, abroad, an introduction, in solitude a solace and in society an ornament. It chastens vice, it guides virtue, it gives at once grace and government to genius. Without it, what […]

“The person who gets the farthest…” Dale Carnegie

“The person who gets the farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.” Dale Carnegie

“He who asks is a…” Chinese Proverb

“He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.” Chinese Proverb

“Where we have strong emotions…” Carl Sagan

“Where we have strong emotions, we’re liable to fool ourselves.” Carl Sagan

“A taste for irony has…” Jessamyn West

“A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor, for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself.” Jessamyn West

“Sometimes the heart sees what…” H. Jackson Browne Jr.

“Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.” H. Jackson Browne Jr.

“I have often depended on…” Adrienne E. Gusoff

“I have often depended on the blindness of strangers.” Adrienne E. Gusoff

“Mediocrity knows nothing higher than…” Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

“Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.” Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, (Sherlock Holmes) Valley of Fear

“Love is not blind – it…” Rabbi Julius Gordon

“Love is not blind – it sees more, not less. But because it sees more, it is willing to see less.” Rabbi Julius Gordon

“Loving people live in a…” Wayne Dyer

“Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. But it’s the same world. How come?” Wayne Dyer

“Most human beings have an…” Aldous Huxley

“Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.” Aldous Huxley

“All human situations have their…” Benjamin Franklin

“All human situations have their inconveniences. We feel those of the present but neither see nor feel those of the future; and hence we often make troublesome changes without amendment, and frequently for the worse.” Benjamin Franklin

“All that is necessary for…” Edmund Burke

“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Edmund Burke

“It is our responsibilities, not…” Peter Ustinov

“It is our responsibilities, not ourselves, that we should take seriously.” Peter Ustinov

“A man with a watch…” Segal’s Law

“A man with a watch knows what time it is. A man with two watches is never sure.” Segal’s Law

“Real knowledge is to know…” Confucius

“Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.” Confucius

“The significance of man is…” Carl Becker

“The significance of man is that he is insignificant and is aware of it.” Carl Becker

“Honesty is the first chapter…” Thomas Jefferson

“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of Wisdom.” Thomas Jefferson

“Any fool can criticize, condemn…” Dale Carnegie

“Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain – and most fools do.” Dale Carnegie

“Men who never get carried…” Malcolm Forbes

“Men who never get carried away should be.” Malcolm Forbes

“Trying to determine what is…” Ben Hecht

“Trying to determine what is going on in the world by reading newspapers is like trying to tell the time by watching the second hand of a clock.” Ben Hecht

“Only two things are infinite…” Albert Einstein

“Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.” Albert Einstein

“The desire to take medicine…” Sir William Osler

“The desire to take medicine is perhaps the greatest feature which distinguishes man from animals.” Sir William Osler

“The mind of a bigot…” Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr

“The mind of a bigot is like the pupil of the eye. The more light you shine on it, the more it will contract.” Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr

“The world is governed more…” Daniel Webster

“The world is governed more by appearances than realities, so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it.” Daniel Webster

“We are at the very…” Richard Feynman

“We are at the very beginning of time for the human race. It is not unreasonable that we grapple with problems. But there are tens of thousands of years in the future. Our responsibility is to do what we can, learn what we can, improve the solutions, and pass them on.” Richard Feynman

“It is even harder for…” H. L. Mencken

“It is even harder for the average ape to believe that he has descended from man.” H. L. Mencken

“I am an old man…” Mark Twain

“I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them have never happened.” Mark Twain

“Always do right…” Mark Twain

“Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.” Mark Twain

“You get the best out….” Harry Firestone

“You get the best out of others when you give the best of yourself.” Harry Firestone

“There are no passengers on…” Marshall McLuhan

“There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We’re all crew.” Marshall McLuhan

“There’s no point in being…” Doctor Who

“There’s no point in being grown up if you can’t be childish sometimes.” Doctor Who

“The whole world steps aside…” Anonymous

“The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going.” Anonymous

“A man who does not…” Confucius

“A man who does not plan long ahead will find trouble right at his door.” Confucius

“Time is the coin of…” Carl Sandburg

“Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.” Carl Sandburg

“Thou should’st eat to live…” Cicero

“Thou should’st eat to live; not live to eat.” Cicero

“Be a friend to thyself…” Thomas Fuller

“Be a friend to thyself, and others will be so too.” Thomas Fuller

“They do not love…” William Shakespeare

“They do not love that do not show their love.” William Shakespeare

“Men of ill judgement…” Sophocles

“Men of ill judgement often ignore the good that lies within their hands.” Sophocles

“If a man will begin…” Francis Bacon

“If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts he shall end in certainties.” Francis Bacon

“Irrigation of the land…” Michael McClary

“Irrigation of the land with seawater desalinated by fusion power is ancient. It’s called ‘rain’.” Michael McClary

“It isn’t that they can’t…” G.K. Chesterton

“It isn’t that they can’t see the solution. It is that they can’t see the problem.” G.K. Chesterton

“How do you get world peace…” Wayne Dyer

“How do you get world peace. You get world peace through inner peace. If you’ve got a world full of people who have inner peace, then you have a peaceful world.” Wayne Dyer

“To forgive is to set…” Anonymous

“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover the prisoner was you.” Anonymous

“The weak can never…” Mahatma Gandhi

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” Mahatma Gandhi

“A person’s ability to…” Anonymous

“A person’s ability to forgive is in proportion to the greatness of his soul.” Anonymous

“Those who cannot change…” George Bernard Shaw

“Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” George Bernard Shaw

“There are always flowers…” Henri Matisse

“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” Henri Matisse