quote by Voltaire

What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly - that is the first law of nature.

— Voltaire

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Human frailties quote I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world wil

I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.

Let him who elevates himself above humanity .

. . say, if he pleases, "I will never compromise"; but let no one who is not above the frailties of our common nature disdain compromise.

I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation, whose purposes are modeled after our own -- a God, in short, who is but a reflection of human frailty. Neither can I believe that the individual survives the death of his body, although feeble souls harbor such thoughts through fear or ridiculous egotisms.

Human frailties quote All human unhappiness comes from not facing reality squarely, exactly as it is.

All human unhappiness comes from not facing reality squarely, exactly as it is.

You'll never be a wonderful woman or even a wonderful human being until you learn to have some regard for human frailty.

The solution to our human frailty is not to try harder, but to turn Godward.

A poem might be defined as thinking about feelings - about human feelings and frailties.

Human frailties quote Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.

Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.

I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty.

It turns out that justices are also God’s children;

and being of this world, their makeup consists of actual flesh and blood. They are no more noble or virtuous than the rest of us, and in some cases less so, as they suffer from the usual human imperfections and frailties. And the Court’s history proves it.

Artists instinctively want to reflect humanity, their own and each other's, in all its intermittent virtue and vitality, frailty and fallibility.

Human frailties quote It takes nothing away from a human to be kind to an animal.

It takes nothing away from a human to be kind to an animal.

The longer I live the more conscious I am of human frailty, and of the constant, overwhelming need we all have of God’s grace.

I don’t deny that there can be an element of escapism in mountaineering, but this should never overshadow its real essence, which is not escape but victory over your own human frailty.

Snow makes cities innocent again, reveals the frailty of the human gesture against the void.

Human frailties quote The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul.

The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul.

Never attribute to malice or other deliberate decision what can be explained by human frailty, imperfection, or ignorance.

...all enjoyment is dependent upon the frailty of human life and human desires ... if we were to have all we want and to live forever, all enjoyment would be gone.

The bow cannot always stand bent, nor can human frailty subsist without some lawful recreation.

Human frailties quote The way of the miracle-worker is to see all human behavior as one of two things:

The way of the miracle-worker is to see all human behavior as one of two things: either love, or a call for love.

Mountains inspire awe in any human person who has a soul.

They remind us of our frailty, our unimportance, of the briefness of our span on this earth. They touch the heavens, and sail serenely at an altitude beyond even the imaginings of a mere mortal.

Right and wrong becomes more difficult for each of us as we grow older, because the older we get the more we know personally about our own human frailties.

What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity.

Human frailties quote Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agen

Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.

An interface is humane if it is responsive to human needs and considerate of human frailties.

To me, all human behavior is unpredictable and, considering man's frailty.

.. and... the ramshackle universe he functions in, it's... all irrational.

I don't think I've ever been face to face with pure evil, so I don't think I've ever seen it with my own eyes. But I do understand human frailty and I do understand the capacity of people to be intermittently noble and virtuous and fallible.

Human frailties quote Laughter is the greatest weapon we have and we, as humans, use it the least.

Laughter is the greatest weapon we have and we, as humans, use it the least.

It sounds cliched, but superheroes can be lonely, vain, arrogant and proud.

Often they overcome these human frailties for the greater good.

Although I do wrong, I do not the wrongs that I am charged with doing;

the wrong that I do is through the frailty of human nature, like other men. No man lives without fault.

My friend, be not like him who sits by his fireside and watches the fire go out, then blows vainly upon the dead ashes. Do not give up hope or yield to despair because of that which is past, for to bewail the irretrievable is the worst of human frailties.

Human frailties quote Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.

Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.

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.

'Tis certain that a serious attention to the sciences and liberal arts softens and humanizes the temper, and cherishes those fine emotions in which true virtue and honor consist. It rarely, very rarely happens that a man of taste and learning is not, at least, an honest man, whatever frailties may attend him.

We have seen that in this country in the last few years, particularly on Wall Street, with the rise of the old human frailty of greed. This occurs when people begin to serve only their own needs to the detriment of everyone else.

Human frailties quote One thing that defines humans: if we can imagine it, we can do it.

One thing that defines humans: if we can imagine it, we can do it.

The glimpses of human strength and frailty that a physician sees are with me still.

It's one of the saving graces in a life, to be able to perceive one's own and others' absurdity, to notice our shared human frailties and be able, at least some of the time, to smile rather than grimace. Like most people, I must have started out with a comic worldview in my cupboard.

It is a blessed thing to know that no power on earth, no temptation, no human frailty can dissolve what God holds together.

Human frailties quote The last of the human freedoms - to choose ones attitude in any given set of cir

The last of the human freedoms - to choose ones attitude in any given set of circumstances.

We are not masters of our own affections;

our inclinations dailyalter: now we love pleasure, and anon we shall dote on business. Human frailty will have it so, and who can help it?

Oh, fatherhood has a very humanising effect on a bloke like me in the military.

As a dad, you become absolutely aware of your own human frailty and a need to be nurturing and compassionate and fatherly

Fill the seats of justice with good men, not so absolute in goodness as to forget what human frailty is.

Burns had his faults, his frailties. He was intensely human. Still, I would rather appear at the "Judgment Seat" drunk, and be able to say that I was the author of "A man's a man for 'a that," than to be perfectly sober and admit that I had lived and died a Scotch Presbyterian.

Actors in any capacity, artists of any stripe, are inspired by their curiosity, by their desire to explore all quarters of life, in light and in dark, and reflect what they find in their work. Artists instinctively want to reflect humanity, their own and each other's, in all its intermittent virtue and vitality, frailty and fallibility.

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