Human Fingers Quotes

Engineering is an activity other than purely manual and physical work which brings about the utilization of the materials and laws of nature for the good of humanity.

R. E. Hellmund

When I read great literature, great drama, speeches, or sermons, I feel that the human mind has not achieved anything greater than the ability to share feelings and thoughts through language

James Earl Jones

The disease with which the human mind now labors is want of faith

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation's compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain love for one another.

Erma Bombeck

Evil is unspectacular and always human, And shares our bed and eats at our own table.

W.H. Auden

It is no longer my moral duty as a human being to achieve an integrated and unitary set of explanations for my thoughts and feelings

Bronwyn Davies

Humanity needs practical men, who get the most out of their work, and, without forgetting the general good, safeguard their own interests. But humanity also needs dreamers, for whom the disinterested development of an enterprise is so captivating that it becomes impossible for them to devote their care to their own material profit. A well-organized society should assure to such workers the efficient means of accomplishing their task, in a life freed from material care and freely consecrated to research

Marie Curie

If you fear making anyone mad, then you ultimately probe for the lowest common denominator of human achievement

Carter, Jr.

The humorous man recognizes that absolute purity, absolute justice, absolute logic and perfection are beyond human achievement and that men have been able to live happily for thousands of years in a state of genial frailty

Brooks Atkinson

There is a time of life somewhere between the sullen fugues of adolescence and the retrenchments of middle age when human nature becomes so absolutely absorbing one wants to be in the city constantly, even at the height of summer.

Edward Hoagland

To renounce liberty is to renounce being a man, to surrender the rights of humanity and even its duties

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

In a world in which the total of human knowledge is doubling about every ten years, our security can rest only on our ability to learn

Nathaniel Branden

A baby is a blank cheque made payable to the human race.

Barbara Christine Seifert

The many great gardens of the world, of literature and poetry, of painting and music, of religion and architecture, all make the point as clear as possible: The soul cannot thrive in the absence of a garden. If you don't want paradise, you are not human; and if you are not human, you don't have a soul

Thomas Moore

The primacy of the word, basis of the human psyche, that has in our age been used for mind-bending persuasion and brain-washing pulp, disgraced by Gobbles and debased by advertising copy, remains a force for freedom that flies out between all bars.

Gordimer, Nadine

There is an electric fire in human nature tending to purify - so that among these human creatures there is continually some birth of new heroism. The pity is that we must wonder at it, as we should at finding a pearl in rubbish.

John Keats

Reason and justice tell me there's more love for humanity in electricity and steam than in chastity and vegetarianism.

Anton Chekhov

When two people relate to each other authentically and humanly, God is the electricity that surges between them.

Martin Buber

Instinct is a powerful form of natural energy, perhaps comparable in humans to electricity or even atomic energy in the mechanical world.

Margaret A. Ribble

Human altruism is thought to be based, in part, on empathy. To be empathetic, you need to understand the thoughts and desires of others.

Joan Silk

Pain is the question mark turned like a fishhook in the human heart.

Peter De Vries

The two foes of human happiness are pain and boredom

Arthur Schopenhauer

It is in human nature to relax, when not compelled by personal advantage or disadvantage.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Inspire me with love for my art and for thy creatures. In the sufferer let me see only the human being.

Moses Maimonides

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