Beware how you take away hope from any human being.
Hope springs eternal in the human breast.
When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human
misery rather than avenge it?
The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.
In all human affairs there are efforts and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result
The most wonderful of all things in life, I believe, is the discovery of another human being with whom one's relationship has a glowing depth, beauty, and joy as the years increase. This inner progressiveness of love between two human beings is a most marvelous thing, it cannot be found by looking for it or by passionately wishing for it. It is a sort of Divine accident.
He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.
The human soul has still greater need of the ideal than of the real. It is by the real that we exist; it is by the ideal that we live.
There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues, the most dominating virtues of human society, are created, strengthened and maintained
Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can't buy more hours. Scientists can't invent new minutes. And you can't save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you've wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow.
In this possibly terminal phase of human existence, democracy and freedom are more than just ideals to be valued - they may be essential to survival.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err. It passes my comprehension how human beings, be they ever so experienced and able, can delight in depriving other human beings of that precious right.
The first and simplest emotion which we discover in the human mind, is curiosity
A kiss may ruin a human life.
The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.
The being without an opinion is so painful to human nature that most people will leap to a hasty opinion rather than undergo it.
The greatest achievement of the human spirit is to live up to one's opportunities and make the most of one's resources.
If you fear making anyone mad, then you ultimately probe for the lowest common denominator of human achievement.
If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse gift will find a fitting place.
Sex is God's joke on human beings.
The ability to make love frivolously is the chief characteristic which distinguishes human beings from the beasts
Sex, a great and mysterious motive force in human life, has indisputably been a subject of absorbing interest to mankind through the ages.
No society has been able to abolish human sadness, no political system can deliver us from the pain of living, from our fear of death, our thirst for the absolute. It is the human condition that directs the social condition, not vice versa.
Literary critics, however, frequently suffer from a curious belief that every author longs to extend the boundaries of literary art, wants to explore new dimensions of the human spirit, and if he doesn't, he should be ashamed of himself.
I don't think there's anything unique about human intelligence. All the neurons in the brain that make up perceptions and emotions operate in a binary fashion.