Human nature Quotes


Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.

Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.

You can talk with someone for years, everyday, and still, it won't mean as much as what you can have when you sit in front of someone, not saying a word, yet you feel that person with your heart, you feel like you have known the person for forever.... connections are made with the heart, not the tongue.

Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.

Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.

The more one judges, the less one loves.

Physiologie Du Mariage

Balzac Honor De 1799-1850

Physiologie Du Mariage

Men go to far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire.

People often claim to hunger for truth, but seldom like the taste when it's served up.

A Clash of Kings

George R.R. Martin

A Clash of Kings

there is no shortage of fault to be found amid our stars

There is some kind of a sweet innocence in being human- in not having to be just happy or just sad- in the nature of being able to be both broken and whole, at the same time.

Most times, it's just a lot easier not to let the world know what's wrong.

Invisible Monsters

Chuck Palahniuk

Invisible Monsters

I'm not in search of sanctity, sacredness, purity; these things are found after this life, not in this life; but in this life I search to be completely human: to feel, to give, to take, to laugh, to get lost, to be found, to dance, to love and to lust, to be so human.

Wherever you find a great man, you will find a great mother or a great wife standing behind him -- or so they used to say. It would be interesting to know how many great women have had great fathers and husbands behind them.

Gaudy Night

Dorothy L. Sayers

Gaudy Night

I was not born to be forced. I will breathe after my own fashion. Let us see who is the strongest.

Civil Disobedience

Henry David Thoreau

Civil Disobedience

The only reason why we ask other people how their weekend was is so we can tell them about our own weekend.

Invisible Monsters

Chuck Palahniuk

Invisible Monsters

Doubt as sin. — Christianity has done its utmost to close the circle and declared even doubt to be sin. One is supposed to be cast into belief without reason, by a miracle, and from then on to swim in it as in the brightest and least ambiguous of elements: even a glance towards land, even the thought that one perhaps exists for something else as well as swimming, even the slightest impulse of our amphibious nature — is sin! And notice that all this means that the foundation of belief and all reflection on its origin is likewise excluded as sinful. What is wanted are blindness and intoxication and an eternal song over the waves in which reason has drowned.

In the end, you have to choose whether or not to trust someone.

Shopaholic & Baby

Sophie Kinsella

Shopaholic & Baby

Recognizing power in another does not diminish your own.

...One thing you learn when you've lived as long as I have-people aren't all good, and people aren't all bad. We move in and out of darkness and light all of our lives. Right now, I'm pleased to be in the light.

Unwind

Neal Shusterman

On the whole human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time.

The idea that I can't share my problems with other people makes me not give a shit about their problems.

Invisible Monsters

Chuck Palahniuk

Invisible Monsters

People are all over the world telling their one dramatic story and how their life has turned into getting over this one event. Now their lives are more about the past than their future.

Invisible Monsters

Chuck Palahniuk

Invisible Monsters

Help someone, you earn a friend. Help someone too much, you make an enemy.

and when all the wars are over, a butterfly will still be beautiful.

Beauty    Butterfly    Childhood    Human    Human nature    India    Life    Love    Peace    Ruskin bond    War

As a general rule...people ask for advice only in order not to follow it; or if they do follow it, in order to have someone to blame for giving it.

I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.

When you meet a man who is broken, pick him up and carry him. When you meet a woman who’s broken, put her all into your arms. Cause we don’t know where we come from … we don’t know where we are.

You shall love your crooked neighbour, with your crooked heart.

Most people don't believe something can happen until it already has. That's not stupidity or weakness, that's just human nature.

An acquaintance merely enjoys your company, a fair-weather companion flatters when all is well, a true friend has your best interests at heart and the pluck to tell you what you need to hear.

Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance.

Hocus Pocus

Kurt Vonnegut

Hocus Pocus

Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.

Chapterhouse: Dune

J.K. Rowling

Chapterhouse: Dune

When a man is penalized for honesty he learns to lie.

You take people, you put them on a journey, you give them peril, you find out who they really are.

Nature never appeals to intelligence until habit and instinct are useless. There is no intelligence where there is no need of change.

I don't know why people are afraid of lust. Then I can imagine that they are very afraid of me, for I have a great lust for everything. A lust for life, a lust for how the summer-heated street feels beneath my feet, a lust for the touch of another's skin on my skin...a lust for everything. I even lust after cake. Yes, I am very lusty and very scary.

It is in vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquility: they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.

Jane Eyre

Charlotte Brontë Brontë

Jane Eyre

I find it odd- the greed of mankind. People only like you for as long as they perceive they can get what they want from you. Or for as long as they perceive you are who they want you to be. But I like people for all of their changing surprises, the thoughts in their heads, the warmth that changes to cold and the cold that changes to warmth... for being human. The rawness of being human delights me.

I believe in equality. Equality for everybody. No matter how stupid they are or how superior I am to them.

When all is said and done, the life of faith is nothing if not an unending struggle of the spirit with every available weapon against the flesh.

Faith    Human nature    Life    Sin

Truly amazing, what people can get used to, as long as there are a few compensations.

The Handmaid's Tale

Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid's Tale

There's a point, around the age of twenty, when you have to choose whether to be like everybody else the rest of your life, or to make a virtue of your peculiarities.

The Dispossessed

Ursula K. Le Guin

The Dispossessed

You only ask people about themselves so you can tell them about yourself.

Invisible Monsters

Chuck Palahniuk

Invisible Monsters

Man was born for society. However little He may be attached to the World, He never can wholly forget it, or bear to be wholly forgotten by it. Disgusted at the guilt or absurdity of Mankind, the Misanthrope flies from it: He resolves to become an Hermit, and buries himself in the Cavern of some gloomy Rock. While Hate inflames his bosom, possibly He may feel contented with his situation: But when his passions begin to cool; when Time has mellowed his sorrows, and healed those wounds which He bore with him to his solitude, think you that Content becomes his Companion? Ah! no, Rosario. No longer sustained by the violence of his passions, He feels all the monotony of his way of living, and his heart becomes the prey of Ennui and weariness. He looks round, and finds himself alone in the Universe: The love of society revives in his bosom, and He pants to return to that world which He has abandoned. Nature loses all her charms in his eyes: No one is near him to point out her beauties, or share in his admiration of her excellence and variety. Propped upon the fragment of some Rock, He gazes upon the tumbling waterfall with a vacant eye, He views without emotion the glory of the setting Sun. Slowly He returns to his Cell at Evening, for no one there is anxious for his arrival; He has no comfort in his solitary unsavoury meal: He throws himself upon his couch of Moss despondent and dissatisfied, and wakes only to pass a day as joyless, as monotonous as the former.

The Monk

Matthew Lewis

The Monk

What are we, if not an accumulation of our memories?

There is a savage beast in every man, and when you hand that man a sword or spear and send him forth to war, the beast stirs.

A Storm of Swords

George R.R. Martin

A Storm of Swords

The biggest changes in a women's nature are brought by love; in man, by ambition

Ambition    Human nature    Life    Love    Truth

In each of us, two natures are at war – the good and the evil. All our lives the fight goes on between them, and one of them must conquer. But in our own hands lies the power to choose – what we want most to be we are.

I could not help it: the restlessness was in my nature; it agitated me to pain sometimes.

Jane Eyre

Charlotte Brontë Brontë

Jane Eyre

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