Human Quotes

All human power is a compound of time and patience.

Honor de Balzac

The man whose action habitually bears the stamp of his mind is a genius, but the greatest genius is not always equal to himself, or he would cease to be human.

Honor de Balzac

All religions, with their gods, their demigods, and their prophets, their messiahs and their saints, were created by the credulous fancy of men who had not attained the full development and full possession of their faculties. Consequently, the religious heaven is nothing but a mirage in which man, exalted by ignorance and faith, discovers his own image, but enlarged and reversed that is, divinized. The history of religion, of the birth, grandeur, and decline of the gods who have succeeded one another in human belief, is nothing, therefore, but the development of the collective intelligence and conscience of mankind.

Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin

it is the peculiar and perpetual error of the human understanding to be more moved and excited by affirmatives than by negatives

Francis Bacon

All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion and desire


The human will, that force unseen,The offspring of a deathless soul,Can hew the way to any goal,Though walls of granite intervene.

James Allen

When one looks back over human existence, however, it is very evident that all culture has developed through an initial resistance against adaptation to the reality in which man finds himself

Beatrice Hinkle

Human prosperity never rests but always craves more, till blown up with pride it totters and falls. From the opulent mansions pointed at by all passers-by none warns it away, none cries, 'Let no more riches enter!


In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.

James Lane Allen

Alienation as our present destiny is achieved only by outrageous violence perpetrated by human beings on human beings.

R. D. Laing

The alienated human individual is bound to society as a whole by an invisible umbilical cord: the law of value. It acts upon all facets of his life, shaping his road and his destiny.

Che Guevara

Socialism is the abolition of human self-alienation, the return of man as a real human being.

Erich Fromm

Opposition of one\'s desires is the sign of the highest level of wisdom in a human being.

al-Baqir, Muhammad

Human nature, if it healthy, demands excitement; and if it does not obtain its thrilling excitement in the right way, it will seek it in the wrong. God never makes bloodless stoics; He makes no passionless saints.

Oswald Chambers

Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you've conquered human nature

Charles Dickens

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