45 Greatest Quotes About Human Nature
Human nature is potentially aggressive and destructive and potentially orderly and constructive.
Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.
Most times, it's just a lot easier not to let the world know what's wrong.
there is no shortage of fault to be found amid our stars.
Truly amazing, what people can get used to, as long as there are a few compensations.
Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people.
The idea that I can't share my problems with other people makes me not give a shit about their problems.
Few men speak humbly of humility, chastely of chastity, skeptically of skepticism.
The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.
Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of man will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice without constraint.
He is really not so ugly after all, provided, of course, that one shuts one's eyes, and does not look at him.
I was not born to be forced. I will breathe after my own fashion. Let us see who is the strongest.
Henry David Thoreau
and when all the wars are over, a butterfly will still be beautiful.
Hate traps us by binding us too tightly to our adversary.
Power in any Form . . . when directed only by human Wisdom and Benevolence is dangerous.
Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
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.
If we could read the secret history of our enemies we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
On the whole human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time.
Human nature is not nearly as bad as it has been thought to be.
Men go to far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire.
And certainly, the mistakes that we male and female mortals make when we have our own way might fairly raise some wonder that we are so fond of it.
Human nature is not black and white but black and grey.
Scenery is fine - but human nature is finer.
The only reason why we ask other people how their weekend was is so we can tell them about our own weekend.
In the end, you have to choose whether or not to trust someone.
We are never so defensless against suffering as when we love.
Avoidable human misery is more often caused not so much by stupidity as by ignorance, particularly our ignorance about ourselves.
Sometimes it's more important to be human, than to have good taste.
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.
It is not human nature we should accuse but the despicable conventions that pervert it.
Habituated from our Infancy to trample upon the Rights of Human Nature, every generous, every liberal Sentiment, if not extinguished, is enfeebled in our Minds.
To hope for a true change of human life without a change of human nature is an irrational and unspiritual proposition.
Pliable human nature is relentlessly pressed upon by its physical environment.
Human nature is the one constant through human history. It is always there.