And each of us can practice rights ourselves, treating each other without discrimination, respecting each other's dignity and rights.
The biggest human temptation is to settle for too little.
I don't see gender as the most significant fact of human existence.
The deepest principle of human nature is the craving to be appreciated.
If all human lives depended upon their usefulness - as might be judged by certain standards - there would be a sudden and terrific mortality in the world
Water helped ancient man learn those first lessons about the rights of others and responsibility to a larger society.... It became part of the moral and mental legacy parents passed on to their children
The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.†
The land is like poetry: it is inexplicably coherent, it is transcendent in its meaning, and it has the power to elevate a consideration of human life.
For the first time in the history of the world, every human being is now subjected to contact with dangerous chemicals, from the moment of conception until death.
To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being. I should be unwilling to take the life of a lamb for the sake of the human body.
We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force.
The whole human race loses by every act of personal vengeance.
Being human is itself difficult, and therefore all kinds of settlements (except dream cities) have problems.
It is best to do things systematically, since we are only human, and disorder is our worst enemy.
The human heart likes a little disorder in its geometry.
I define sustainable history as a durable progressive trajectory in which the quality of life on this planet or other planets is premised on the guarantee of human dignity for all at all times and under all circumstances.
Out of defeat can come the best in human nature. As Christians face storms of adversity, they may rise with more beauty. They are like trees that grow on mountain ridges -- battered by winds, yet trees in which we find the strongest wood.
Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those, who do not write, compose, or paint can manage to escape the madness, the melancholia, the panic fear, which is inherent in a human condition
Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable than fidelity. Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellences and endowments of the human mind.
Whenever there is a conflict between human rights and property rights, human rights must prevail.
The quickest way to kill the human spirit is to ask someone to do mediocre work.
Goodwill is contagious;
once a definite start has been made in a pure and disinterested spirit,
goodwill will permeate the world,
right human relations will be rapidly established.
Mutability of temper and inconsistency with ourselves is the greatest weakness of human nature.
Hugs are part of everybody life for me. Ill hug all sorts of people- I dont worry about it looking unmanly or whatever. I think physical human contact is one of the things that makes living worthwhile.
When the earth is sick and polluted, human health is impossible.... To heal ourselves we must heal our planet, and to heal our planet we must heal ourselves.