There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.— Alexander Hamilton
Mind-blowing Human Nature quotations
I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.
Human learning presupposes a specific social nature and a process by which children grow into the intellectual life of those around them
The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.
Be patient with yourself, nothing in nature blooms all year.
This is the real secret of life -- to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.
This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in.
The propensity to make strong emotional bonds to particular individuals [is] a basic component of human nature
The axe forgets what the tree remembers.
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.
Life is not a problem to be solved, but an experience to be had.
Everything on earth is beautiful, everything -- except what we ourselves think and do when we forget the higher purposes of life and our own human dignity.
In every walk with the nature one receives far more than he seeks.
We all need to get the balance right between action and reflection.
With so many distractions, it is easy to forget to pause and take stock.
Anything created by human beings is already in the great book of nature.
Nothing will stop us. The road to the stars is steep and dangerous. But we're not afraid . . . Space flights can't be stopped. This isn't the work of one man or even a group of men. It is a historical process which mankind is carrying out in accordance with the natural laws of human development.
All human unhappiness comes from not facing reality squarely, exactly as it is.
Human behavior is subject to the same laws as any other natural phenomenon.
Our customs, behaviors, and values are byproducts of our culture. No one is born with greed, prejudice, bigotry, patriotism and hatred; these are all learned behavior patterns. If the environment is unaltered, similar behavior will reoccur.
The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.
The human race is challenged more than ever before to demonstrate our mastery, not over nature but of ourselves.
Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
Ambition without principle never was long under the guidance of good sense.
Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural.
It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings.
If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z.
Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut
The greatest oak was once a little nut who held her ground.
The greatest need in the world is the transformation of human nature.
We need a new heart that will not have lust and greed and hate in it. We need a heart filled with love and peace and joy, and that is why Jesus came into the world.
I am by nature a dealer in words, and words are the most powerful drug known to humanity.
it is the nature of human beings, and especially of the mediocre ones, to wish to change everything. They desire it all the more because they know popularity will accrue rather to those who disturb than to those who maintain order.
Each time you read a book, a tree smiles knowing there's life after death.
It should not be believed that all beings exist for the sake of the existence of man. On the contrary, all the other beings too have been intended for their own sakes and not for the sake of anything else.
Heaven is by favor; if it were by merit your dog would go in and you would stay out. Of all the creatures ever made (man) is the most detestable. Of the entire brood, he is the only one... that possesses malice. He is the only creature that inflicts pain for sport, knowing it to be pain.
If the natural tendencies of mankind are so bad that it is not safe to permit people to be free, how is it that the tendencies of these organizers are always good? Do not the legislators and their appointed agents also belong to the human race? Or do they believe that they themselves are made of a finer clay than the rest of mankind?
We often forget that we are nature. Nature is not something separate from us. So when we say that we have lost our connection to nature, we have lost our connection to ourselves.
When the righteous rule, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule, the people groan.
Free expression is the base of human rights, the root of human nature and the mother of truth. To kill free speech is to insult human rights, to stifle human nature and to suppress truth.
The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself; and can never be erased.
It takes nothing away from a human to be kind to an animal.
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.
Love is our true essence. Love has no limitations of caste, religion, race, or nationality. We are all beads strung together on the same thread of love. To awaken this unity-and to spread to others the love that is our inherent nature-is the true goal of human life.
No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.
Be still, and the earth will speak to you.
It's not human nature to be great. It's human nature to survive, to be average and do what you have to do to get by. That is normal. When you have something good happen, it's the special people that can stay focused and keep paying attention to detail, working to get better and not being satisfied with what they have accomplished.
We must go beyond the arrogance of human rights.
We must go beyond the ignorance of civil rights. We must step into the reality of natural rights because all of the natural world has a right to existence and we are only a small part of it. There can be no trade-off.
The natural world is the larger sacred community to which we belong.
To be alienated from this community is to become destitute in all that makes us human. To damage this community is to diminish our own existence.
Without natural resources life itself is impossible.
From birth to death, natural resources, transformed for human use, feed, clothe, shelter, and transport us. Upon them we depend for every material necessity, comfort, convenience, and protection in our lives. Without abundant resources prosperity is out of reach.
Everybody comes from the same source.
If you hate another human being, you're hating part of yourself.