To my mind, having a care and concern for others is the highest of the human qualities.— Fred Hollows
Practical Human Qualities quotations
I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.
Leadership is the sum of those qualities of intellect, human understanding, and moral character that enables a person to inspire and control a group of people successfully.
If human beings can be trained for cruelty and greed and a belief in power which comes through hate and fear and force, certainly we can train equally well for greatness and mercy and the power of love which comes because of the strength of the good qualities to be found in the soul of every human being.
Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one's potential.
To write history is as important as to make history.
It is an unchanging truth that if the writer does not remain true to the maker, then it takes on a quality that will confuse humanity.
Dance training can't be separate from life training.
Everything that comes into our lives is training. The qualities we admire in great dancing are the same qualities we admire in human beings: honesty, courage, fearlessness, generosity, wisdom, depth, compassion,and humanity.
All human unhappiness comes from not facing reality squarely, exactly as it is.
Our goal is not just an environment of clean air and water and scenic beauty.
The objective is an environment of decency, quality and mutual respect for all other human beings and all other living creatures.
Human relations are built on feeling, not on reason or knowledge. And feeling is not an exact science; like all spiritual qualities, it has the vagueness of greatness about it.
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.
It takes nothing away from a human to be kind to an animal.
The good neighbor looks beyond the external accidents and discerns those inner qualities that make all men human and, therefore, brothers.
"The true essence of humankind is kindness.
There are other qualities which come from education or knowledge, but it is essential, if one wishes to be a genuine human being and impart satisfying meaning to one's existence, to have a good heart."
It would seem unlikely that a manufacturer of short-lived paperboard boxes could make the slightest cultural impact upon his time. But the facts show that if even the humblest product is designed, manufactured, and distributed with a sense of human values and with a taste for quality, the world will recognize the presence of a creative force.
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.
The moment you discover in life that it's not about yourself, that it is about investing in others, I think you're entering a steadier state to be a great leader. Because above all, I think the main quality of a leader is to be a human being. There's no reason you are special because you happen to have this job or these responsibilities.
The continued existence of wildlife and wilderness is important to the quality of life of humans.
To have compassion for those who suffer is a human quality which everyone should possess, especially those who have required comfort themselves in the past and have managed to find it in others.
The way of the miracle-worker is to see all human behavior as one of two things: either love, or a call for love.
Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.
When the accumulation of wealth is no longer of high social importance, there will be great changes in the code of morals. We shall be able to rid ourselves of many of the pseudo-moral principles which have hag-ridden us for two hundred years, by which we have exulted some of the most distasteful of human qualities into the highest virtues.
Good human qualities-honesty, sincerity, a good heart-cannot be bought with money, nor can they be produced my machines, but only by the mind itself. We can call this the inner light, or God's blessing, or human qualitity. This is the essence of mankind.
The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul.
No quality of human nature is more remarkable, both in itself and in its consequences, than that propensity we have to sympathize with others, and to receive by communication their inclinations and sentiments, however different from, or even contrary to our own.
The world will never have lasting peace so long as men reserve for war the finest human qualities. Peace, no less than war, requires idealism and self-sacrifice and a righteous and dynamic faith.
There is an indomitable quality within the human spirit that cannot be destroyed; a face deep within the human personality that is impregnable to all assaults.
Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.
The neglect this implied, the suffering and wasted quality of human life were appalling.
In the theatre we reach out and touch the past through literature, history and memory so that we might receive and relive significant and relevant human qualities in the present and then pass them on to future generations.
Human beings are good, they have shadow, every single one of us has redeeming qualities and every single one of us has qualities that people can hold against us. That’s what makes us human.
Simply be the qualities you seek in others.
But we are living in a sceptical and, if I may use the phrase, a thought-tormented age: and sometimes I fear that this new generation, educated or hyper-educated as it is, will lack those qualities of humanity, of hospitality, of kindly humour which belonged to an older day.
If only we can overcome cruelty, to human and animal, with love and compassion we shall stand at the threshold of a new era in human moral and spiritual evolution - and realize, at last, our most unique quality: humanity.
What can the redwoods tell us about ourselves? Well, I think they can tell us something about human time. The flickering, transitory quality of human time and the brevity of human life - the necessity to love.
Laughter is the greatest weapon we have and we, as humans, use it the least.
Where the quality of life goes down for the environment, the quality of life goes down for humans.
All the goodness, beauty, and perfection of a human being belong to the one who knows how to recognize these qualities.
Social grace, inner discipline and joy.
These are the birthright of the human being who has been allowed to develop essential human qualities.
One thing that defines humans: if we can imagine it, we can do it.
Selfishness is one of the principal fruits of the corruption of human nature;
and it is obvious that selfishness disposes us to over-rate our good qualities, and to overlook or extenuate our defects.
Being empowered includes developing the powerful qualities that lead human beings to cultivate wellness and healing. And those are the same qualities that enhance all relationships on earth and reduce stress (which seems to be the largest precursor to disease)-gentle ness, calmness, patience, humility, compassion, and gratitude.
You have a dream and you have obstacles in front of you as we all do.
None of us ever get through this life without heartache, without turmoil, and if you believe and you have faith and you can get knocked down and get back up again and you believe in perseverance as a great human quality, you find your way.
The one human quality that must be developed is self discipline for success.
The will power to force yourself to do what you know you should do when you should do it, whether you like it or not, whether you feel like it or not. Success is tons of discipline.
Art is humanity's most essential, most universal language.
It is not a frill, but a necessary part of communication. The quality of civilization can be measured through its music, dance, drama, architecture, visual art and literature. We must give our children knowledge and understanding of civilization's most profound works.