Human Fingers Quotes

Human history is the sad result of each one looking out for himself.

Julio Cortazar

The human being who lives only for himself finally reaps nothing but unhappiness. Selfishness corrodes. Unselfishness ennobles, satisfies. Don't put off the joy derivable from doing helpful, kindly things for others.

B. C. Forbes

Human speech is like a cracked cauldron on which we bang out tunes that make bears dance, when what we want is to move the stars to pity

Gustave Flaubert

Every European visitor to the United States is struck by the comparative rarity of what he would call a face, by the frequency of men and women who look like elderly babies. If he stays in the States for any length of time, he will learn that this cannot be put down to a lack of sensibility -- the American feels the joys and sufferings of human life as keenly as anybody else. The only plausible explanation I can find lies in his different attitude to the past. To have a face, in the European sense of the word, it would seem that one must not only enjoy and suffer but also desire to preserve the memory of even the most humiliating and unpleasant experiences of the past.

W. H. Auden

The Olympic Games are the quadrennial celebration of the springtime of humanity.

Pierre de Coubertin

Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand

Karl Marx

I'm not concerned with your liking or disliking me . . . All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.

Jackie Robinson

Gossip isn't scandal and it's not merely malicious. It's chatter about the human race by lovers of the same.

Phyllis McGinley

In order to be happy we require all kinds of supports to our self-esteem. We are human beings, therefore human beings are the purpose of god's creation

Bertrand Russell

The most important human endeavor is the striving for morality in our actions. Our inner balance and even our very existence depend on it. Only morality in our actions can give beauty and dignity to life.

Charles Dickens

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.

Victor Hugo

Want and boredom are indeed the twin poles of human life.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Laughter is one of the very privileges of reason, being confined to the human species.

Thomas Carlyle

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.

Victor Hugo

The capacity of human beings to bore one another seems to be vastly greater than that of any other animal.

H. L. Mencken

The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter.

Mark Twain

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.

Robertson Davies

Human diversity makes tolerance more than a virtue; it makes it a requirement for survival.

Rene Dubos

Americans have been taught that their nation is civilized and humane. But, too often, U.S. actions have been uncivilized and inhumane.

Howard Zinn

Only on paper has humanity yet achieved glory, beauty, truth, knowledge, virtue, and abiding love.

George Bernard Shaw

America does to me what I knew it would do: it just bumps me. The people charge at you like trucks coming down on you - no awareness. But one tries to dodge aside in time. Bump! bump! go the trucks. And that is human contact.

D.H. Lawrence

A lot of pressure for one human being.

Kanye West

There is this long, wonderful history of the human race written in blood. We have this tendency to just take what we want. And that's how we treat the natural world as well. There's this sense of we're here, we're big, we've got the guns, we've got the technology, therefore we're entitled to every damn thing on this planet. That's not how it works and we're going to find out the hard way if we don't kind of wise up and start seeking a life that's in balance with the natural life on Earth.

James Cameron

Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of humanity.

Rabindranath Tagore

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