Knowledge was inherent in all things. The world was a library and its books were the stones, leaves, grass, brooks and the birds and animals that shared, alike with us ,the storms and blessings of the earth. We learn to do what only the student of nature ever learns, and that is to feel beauty. We never rail at the storms, the furious winds ,the biting frosts and snows. To do so intensifies human futility, so whatever comes we should adjust ourselves by more effort and energy if necessary, but without complaint. Bright days and dark days are both expressions of the Great Mystery, and the Indian reveled in being close the the Great Holiness.
This is one of the paradoxes of the democratic movement -- that it loves a crowd and fears the individuals who compose it -- that the religion of humanity should have no faith in human beings.
Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keep friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.
Whatever the human law may be, neither an individual nor a nation can commit the least act of injustice against the obscurest individual without having to pay the penalty for it.
The health effects of air pollution imperil human lives. This fact is well-documented.
Music is the vernacular of the human soul.
Spiritual superiority only sees the individual. But alas, ordinarily we human beings are sensual and, therefore, as soon as it is a gathering, the impression changes -- we see something abstract, the crowd, and we become different. But in the eyes of God, the infinite spirit, all the millions that have lived and now live do not make a crowd, He only sees each individual.
Victory [over homophobia] may require five or maybe 20 years. Yet I have no doubt that "don't ask, don't tell" and same-sex adoption bans will be as unspeakable and inexplicable to my grandchildren as counting a slave as three-fifths of a human being.
No one is saying you cant be prejudiced or a bigot. We are all human and hold prejudices. If you state that you dont have prejudices, your lying! But, when you act on it and victimize innocent citizens and fellow innocen officers, than that is a concern.
The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind.
The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds,can change the outer aspects of their lives.
Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
All human beings, by nature, desire to know.
Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you've conquered human nature.
Don't sacrifice your life to work and ideals. The most important things in life are human relations. I found that out too late.
All human wisdom is summed up in two words - wait and hope.
To err is human, to forgive, divine.
The power of quotation is as dreadful a weapon as any which the human intellect can forge.
If the human brain were simple enough to understand, we'd be so simple we couldn't.
It is the duty of the human understanding to understand that there are things which it cannot understand, and what those things are. Human understanding has vulgarly occupied itself with nothing but understanding, but if it would only take the trouble to understand itself at the same time it would simply have to posit the paradox.
The first and simplest emotion which we discover in the human mind, is curiosity.
The price of hating other human beings is loving oneself less.
So great has been the endurance, so incredible the achievement, that, as long as the sun keeps a set course in heaven, it would be foolish to despair of the human race.
God's great cosmic joke on the human race was requiring that men and women live together in marriage
If we were logical, the future would be bleak, indeed. But we are more than logical. We are human beings, and we have faith, and we have hope, and we can work.