The specifically human capacity for language enables children to provide for auxiliary tools in the solution of difficult tasks, to overcome impulsive action, to plan a solution to a problem prior to its execution, and to master their own behavior.— Lev S. Vygotsky
Controversy Human Capacity quotations
I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.
For me, forgiveness and compassion are always linked: how do we hold people accountable for wrongdoing and yet at the same time remain in touch with their humanity enough to believe in their capacity to be transformed?
The human capacity for burden is like bamboo- far more flexible than you'd ever believe at first glance.
All human unhappiness comes from not facing reality squarely, exactly as it is.
Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.
Encouragement is awesome. Think about it. It has the capacity to lift a man's or a woman's shoulders. To breathe fresh air into the fading embers of a smoldering dream. To actually change the course of another human being's day, week, or life.
It is highly possible that what is called 'talented behavior' is simply a greater individual capacity for experiencing. From this point of view, it is in the increasing of the individual capacity for experiencing that the untold potentiality of a personality can be evoked.
Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
Supercomputers will achieve one human brain capacity by 2010, and personal computers will do so by about 2020.
Good design, like good painting, cooking, architecture or whatever you like, is a manifestation of the capacity of the human spirit to transcend its limitations.
Humans alone are created as rational beings in the image of God, capable of a relationship with God and given by him the capacity to understand the universe in which they live.
It takes nothing away from a human to be kind to an animal.
Intelligence alone does not get us where we need to go or even necessarily where we want to go. For that, the human creature must exercise harder-won capacities of wisdom, and wise action.
Only the liberation of the natural capacity for love in human beings can master their sadistic destructiveness.
At different stages in our lives, the signs of love may vary: dependence, attraction, contentment, worry, loyalty, grief, but at heart the source is always the same. Human beings have the rare capacity to connect with each other, against all odds
When you look deeply into your anger, you will see that the person you call your enemy is also suffering. As soon as you see that, the capacity for accepting and having compassion for them is there.
Every human life involves an unfathomable mystery, for man is the riddle of the universe, and the riddle of man in his endowment with personal capacities.
A calm mind releases the most precious capacity a human being can have: the capacity to turn anger into compassion, fear into fearlessness, and hatred into love.
Science and reason liberate us from the shackles of superstition by offering us a framework for understanding our shared humanity. Ultimately, we all have the capacity to treasure life and enrich the world in incalculable ways.
The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice.
A cosmology that admits of only one male god limits women’s capacity to envision their full potential as human beings.
My work is basically an outgrowth of the anger I feel about the human condition.
The aspects of it that make me angry are our capacity for cruelty and the ability people have to ignore situations they don't like.
No one culture has ever developed all human potentialities;
it has always selected certain capacities, mental and emotional and moral, and stifled others. Each culture is a system of values which may well complement the values in another.
The way of the miracle-worker is to see all human behavior as one of two things: either love, or a call for love.
Any human anywhere will blossom in a hundred unexpected talents and capacities simply by being given the opportunity to do so.
Second, I believe in human ingenuity – that when we decide on a task to be done, no matter how daunting it may seem at the beginning, we are able to unleash human ingenuity and human innovative capacity that was unknown, and takes us to a solution.
There is no firm reason to anticipate that the intellectual capacities of peoples geographically separated in their evolution should prove to have evolved identically. Our wanting to reserve equal powers of reason as some universal heritage of humanity will not be enough to make it so.
The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul.
We as human beings have the amazing capacity to be reborn at breakfast everyday and say, “This is a new day.”
Imagine a world in which medicine was oriented toward healing rather than disease, where doctors believed in the natural healing capacity of human beings and emphasized prevention above treatment. In such a world, doctors and patients would be partners working toward the same ends.
If we want to help poor people out, one way to do that is to help them explore and use their own capability. Human being is full of capacity, full of capability, it's a wonderful creation, but many people never get a chance to explore that, never know that she or he has that.
Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.
Mourning is one of the most profound human experiences that it is possible to have... The deep capacity to weep for the loss of a loved one and to continue to treasure the memory of that loss is one of our noblest human traits.
The majesty of God in itself goes beyond the capacity of human understanding and cannot be comprehended by it.. We must adore its loftiness rather than investigate it, so that we do not remain overwhelmed by so great a splendor.
Human creativity is unlimited. It is the capacity of humans to make things happen which didn't happen before. Creativity provides the key to solving our social and economic problems.
Fortitude is the capacity to say no when the world wants to hear yes.
For the anarchist, freedom is not an abstract philosophical concept, but the vital concrete possibility of every human being to bring to full development all the powers, capacities and talents with which nature has endowed them, and turn them to social account.
What do I want? I want to accelerate my personal evolution.
I want Spirit to assist me in a greater capacity. I want my body to regenerate itself. I want to emanate health. I am willing to give up difficulty so that I can be a living example of what humanity can be.
I imagine a world in which all humans are born with an intact capacity to love, and I am willing to devote my life to making it happen.
Laughter is the greatest weapon we have and we, as humans, use it the least.
The problem that has no name-which is simply the fact that American women are kept from growing to their full human capacities-is taking a far greater toll on the physical and mental health of our country than any known disease.
Knowledge is boundless,--human capacity, limited.
There is a great probability that our loss of capacity for enjoying the positive joys of life is largely due to the decreased sensibility of our senses and our lack of full use of them. All human happiness is sensuous happiness.
The feminist revolution had to be fought because women quite simply were stopped at a state of evolution far short of their human capacity.
True education is to learn how to think, not what to think.
If you know how to think, if you really have that capacity, then you are a free human being-free of dogmas, superstitions, ceremonies-and therefore you can find out what religion is.