Everywhere the human soul stands between a hemisphere of light and another of darkness on the confines of two everlasting hostile empires, Necessity and Free Will.Thomas Carlyle
The only true vision comes not from God but from the inmost recesses of the human mind.Orson Scott Card
My own feeling is that human happiness is a very random thing, and bestows itself willy-nilly, and theres not much deserving about the matter.Orson Scott Card
That irregular and intimate quality of things made entirely by the human hand.Willa Sibert Cather
We have already found a high degree of personal liberty, and we are now struggling to enhance equality of opportunity. Our commitment to human rights must be absolute, our laws fair, our natural beauty preserved; the powerful must not persecute the weak, and human dignity must be enhanced.James Earl Carter, Jr.
Human rights is the soul of our foreign policy, because human rights is the very soul of our sense of nationhood.James Earl Carter, Jr.
The desire for freedom resides in every human heart. And that desire cannot be contained forever by prison walls, or martial laws, or secret police. Over time, and across the Earth, freedom will find a way.George Walker Bush
Christianity and Islamism have been on their trial for the last eighteen and twelve centuries. They have been ardent in proselytizing, yet they embrace only one-tenth and one-twentieth of the human race. Hj Abd would account for the tardy and unsatisfactory progress of what their votaries call "pure truths," by the innate imperfections of the same. Both propose a reward for mere belief, and a penalty for simple unbelief; rewards and punishments being, by the way, very disproportionate. Thus they reduce everything to the scale of a somewhat unrefined egotism; and their demoralizing effects become clearer to every progressive age.Sir Richard Francis Burton
Christian life is not realized in developing the personality or in shaping human community and somehow changing the world but in turning away from the world and becoming free of it.Rudolf Karl Bultmann
The world is not divine sport, it is divine destiny. There is divine meaning in the life of the world, of man, of human persons, of you and of me.Martin Buber
The Augustan constitution remains one of the major products of the human intelligence. It was a whole into which the parts fitted smoothly, but both whole and parts were elastic and capable of swift adaptation to unforeseen conditions. It was elaborate, but that was necessary, both because of its origin and its purpose.John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir
Mutability of temper and inconsistency with ourselves is the greatest weakness of human nature.Joseph Addison
Every hardship; every joy; every temptation is a challenge of the spirit; that the human soul may prove itself.Elias A. Ford
Infinity is a territory toward which the inherent human impetus of conquest can be productively directed.Vanna Bonta
The people knew what had made them human. It was not their shortcomings, but their hearts.Vanna Bonta