The city of Chandigarh is planned to human scale. It puts us in touch with the infinite cosmos and nature. It provides us with places and buildings for all human activities by which the citizens can live a full and harmonious life. Here the radiance of nature and heart are within our reach.— Le Corbusier
Reckoning Human Activity quotations
I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.
Meditation is the only intentional, systematic human activity which at bottom is about not trying to improve yourself or get anywhere else, but simply to realize where you already are.
If you are not personally free to be yourself in that most important of all human activities... the expression of love... then life itself loses its meaning.
So plant your own gardens and decorate your soul instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
The task of organizing human happiness needs the active cooperation of man and woman: it cannot be relegated to one half of the world.
Humor is by far the most significant activity of the human brain.
Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being
Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
It is more important to know where you are going than to get there quickly.
Do not mistake activity for achievement. Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs, therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity or undue depression in adversity.
My vision is a future for humanity where we will be completely free to pursue activities outside of our planet.
Perhaps the time has come to cease calling it the 'environmentalist' view, as though it were a lobbying effort outside the mainstream of human activity, and to start calling it the real-world view.
All human unhappiness comes from not facing reality squarely, exactly as it is.
Life is difficult. Not just for me or other ALS patients. Life is difficult for everyone. Finding ways to make life meaningful and purposeful and rewarding, doing the activities that you love and spending time with the people that you love - I think that's the meaning of this human experience.
Judgment can be acquired only by acute observation, by actual experience in the school of life, by ceaseless alertness to learn from others, by study of the activities of men who have made notable marks, by striving to analyze the everyday play of causes and effects, by constant study of human nature.
Human bodies are designed for regular physical activity.
The sedentary nature of much of modern life probably plays a significant role in the epidemic incidence of depression today. Many studies show that depressed patients who stick to a regimen of aerobic exercise improve as much as those treated with medication.
It takes nothing away from a human to be kind to an animal.
It's in that convergence of spiritual people becoming active and active people becoming spiritual that the hope of humanity now rests.
For our personal advancement in virtue and truth one quality is sufficient, namely, love; to advance humanity there must be two, love and intelligence; to accomplish the Great Work there must be three love, intelligence, and activity. And yet love is ever the root and the source.
Very often, all the activity of the human mind is directed not in revealing the truth, but in hiding the truth
The activity you're most avoiding contains your biggest opportunity.
My activism did not spring from being black.
..The racial injustice that was present in this country during my youth was a challenge to my belief in the oneness of the human family.
Music education opens doors that help children pass from school into the world around them - a world of work, culture, intellectual activity, and human involvement. The future of our nation depends on providing our children with a complete education that includes music.
Every day I get better at knowing that it is not a choice to be an activist;
rather, it is the only way to hold on to the better parts of my human self. It is the only way I can live and laugh without guilt.
The way of the miracle-worker is to see all human behavior as one of two things: either love, or a call for love.
I started getting more and more active around immigration reform because this was such a waste of lives, such a waste of potential, such a waste for our country not to have the human capital that we developed - geared toward improving our entire society.
The idea of death, the fear of it, haunts the human animal like nothing else;
it is a mainspring of human activity - designed largely to avoid the fatality of death, to overcome it by denying in some way that it is the final destiny of man.
After a truly good meal, an outstanding cigar is still the most satisfying after-dinner activity that doesn't involve two human beings.
The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul.
People say human nature is a very vague expression, people tend to say human nature is corruptible anyway and it comes from a theological point of view, goes back to the Garden of Eden, that there is always this corrupt gene waiting to be activated that we inherited from the very beginning. I don't believe in that theological excuse.
Equilibrium is the profoundest tendency of all human activity.
Architecture is a social act and the material theater of human activity.
Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.
There are 100 billion neurons in the adult human brain, and each neuron makes something like 1,000 to 10,000 contacts with other neurons in the brain. Based on this, people have calculated that the number of permutations and combinations of brain activity exceeds the number of elementary particles in the universe.
The way to activate the seeds of your creation is by making choices about the results you want to create. When you make a choice, you activate vast human energies and resources, which otherwise go untapped.
I have no desire to go in for tyranny or to play the part of King Charles.
I hate tyranny in any field of human activity.
The person who sends out positive thoughts activates the world around him positively and draws back to himself positive results.
With regard to life, modern painting is a revolutionary activity…We need it in order to transform the world into a more humane place where mankind can live in liberty…We must accept these things with passion. It means that we must live imaginatively.
Climate change is a global problem. The planet is warming because of the growing level of greenhouse gas emissions from human activity. If this trend continues, truly catastrophic consequences are likely to ensue from rising sea levels, to reduced water availability, to more heat waves and fires.
The flow of action continually produces consequences which are unintended by actors, and these unintended consequences also may form unacknowledged conditions of actions in a feedback fashion. Human history is created by intentional activities but is not an intended project; it persistently eludes efforts to bring it under conscious direction.
Laughter is the greatest weapon we have and we, as humans, use it the least.
Modern technology has become a total phenomenon for civilization, the defining force of a new social order in which efficiency is no longer an option but a necessity imposed on all human activity.
When a pianist sits down and does a virtuoso performance he is in a technical sense transmitting more information to a machine than any other human activity involving machinery allows.
Coffee has ... expand[ed] humanity's working-day from twelve to a potential twenty-four hours. The tempo, the complexity, the tension of modern life, call for something that can perform the miracle of stimulating brain activity, without evil, habit-forming after-effects.
What is wrong with inciting intense dislike of a religion if the activities or teachings of that religion are so outrageous, irrational or abusive of human rights that they deserve to be intensely disliked?
Prayer is beyond any question the highest activity of the human soul.
Man is at his greatest and highest when upon his knees he comes face to face with God.