History would be an impossible area of human reflection if there were no recurrent attributes of human nature.
"History" is the name we as human beings give to the horizon of consciousness within which we live.
Mankind are so much the same, in all times and places, that history informs us of nothing new or strange in this particular. Its chief use is only to discover the constant and universal principles of human nature.
Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make you a far happier and more productive person.
Human beings are so made that the ones who do the crushing feel nothing; it is the person crushed who feels what is happening. Unless one has placed oneself on the side of the oppressed, to feel with them, one cannot understand.
The two foes of human happiness are pain and boredom
Pain is the question mark turned like a fishhook in the human heart.
A baby is a blank cheque made payable to the human race.
The Internet is the most important single development in the history of human communication since the invention of call waiting.
The beginning and endings of all human undertakings are untidy.
Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.
The greed of gain has no time or limit to its capaciousness. Its one object is to produce and consume. It has pity neither for beautiful nature nor for living human beings. It is ruthlessly ready without a moment's hesitation to crush beauty and life out of them, molding them into money.
The evil is not that you cannot change human nature. The evil is that human nature cannot change you.
One of the many reasons for the bewildering and tragic character of human existence is the fact that social organization is at once necessary and fatal. Men are forever creating such organizations for their own convenience and forever finding themselves the victims of their home-made monsters.
Money is human happiness in the abstract; and so the man who is no longer capable of enjoying such happiness in the concrete, sets his whole heart on money.
Human service is the highest form of self-interest for the person who serves.
Negativity is an addiction to the bleak shadow that lingers around every human form ... you can transfigure negativity by turning it toward the light of your soul.
Born in iniquity and conceived in sin, the spirit of nationalism has never ceased to bend human institutions to the service of dissension and distress.
You’ll never have a quiet world until you knock the patriotism out of the human race.
To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.
Language is a form of human reason, which has its internal logic of which man knows nothing.
Language is the armory of the human mind, and at once contains the trophies of its past and the weapons of its future conquests.
The true value of a human being can be found in the degree to which he has attained liberation from the self.
The first thing in the human personality that dissolves in alcohol is dignity.
The torment of human frustration, whatever its immediate cause, is the knowledge that the self is in prison, its vital force and "mangled mind" leaking away in lonely, wasteful self-conflict.