A human being is a deciding being.
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.
At the heart of all beauty lies something inhuman.
Be joyful because it is humanly possible.
But who prays for Satan? Who, in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most?
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.
Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.
Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.
Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.
Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
Faith and Reason are like two wings of the human spirit by which is soars to the truth
Friendship is nothing else than an accord in all things, human and divine, conjoined with mutual goodwill and affection.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
God is a community of persons and He has created you in His image, not as an isolated individual, but as a person whom He has invited to a communal life with Himself and with the whole human family.
Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge
Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.
Human dignity consists in the role we must play in our own perfection. Taking a role in our own self-completion is the highest expression of our creativity.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
Humans have come into being for the sake of each other, so either teach them, or learn to bear them.
I am one of those who think like Nobel, that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.
I believe that every human has a finite amount of heartbeats. I don't intend to waste any of mine running around doing exercises.
I like university professors, but you know, we shouldn't hold them up as the high-water mark of all human achievement. They're just a form of life, another form of life.
I think of myself as an intelligent, sensitive human being with the soul of a clown which always forces me to blow it at the most important moments
I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I'm a human being, first and foremost, and as such I'm for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.
If we want a free and peaceful world, if we want to make the deserts bloom and man grow to greater dignity as a human being-we can do it.
If youre in the luckiest one per cent of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99 per cent.
Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.
Imagination is the source of every form of human achievement. And it's the one thing that I believe we are systematically jeopardizing in the way we educate our children and ourselves.
In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
It’s extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.
Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness.
Nature is not human-hearted.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
Rats and roaches live by competition under the laws of supply and demand; it is the privilege of human beings to live under the laws of justice and mercy.
Religion as a science, as a study, is the greatest and healthiest exercise that the human mind can have.
Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand
Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble and beautiful end of a human being.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
The behavior of a human being in sexual matters is often a prototype for the whole of his other modes of reaction in life.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
The Catholic ideal is to order the whole of life towards unity, not by the denial and destruction of the natural human values, but by bringing them into living relation with spiritual truth and spiritual reality.
The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence.
The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest her or his patients in the care of the human frame, in a proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.
The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
The higher animals are in a sense drawn into Man when he loves them and makes them (as he does) much more nearly human than they would otherwise be.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
The image is one thing and the human being is another...It's very hard to live up to an image, put it that way.
The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself.
The last of human freedoms - the ability to chose one's attitude in a given set of circumstances.
The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder.
The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which he has attained to liberation from the self.
The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
There is no question climate change is happening. The only arguable point is what part humans are playing in it.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose
To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.
To love for the sake of being loved is human, but to love for the sake of loving is angelic.
To love truth for truth's sake is the principal part of human perfection in this world, and the seed-plot of all other virtues.
To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.
Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.
War isnt declared in the name of God; it is a human affair entirely.
We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.
We can work together for a better world with men and women of goodwill, those who radiate the intrinsic goodness of humankind.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
While the rest of the world has been improving technology, Ghana has been improving the quality of man's humanity to man.
Without a measureless and perpetual uncertainty, the drama of human life would be destroyed.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.