Saturday, 1 September 2012

Human Beings


If human beings are fundamentally good, no government is necessary; if they are fundamentally bad, any government, being composed of human beings, would be bad also. - Fred Woodworth

Humans can learn to like anything, that's why we are such a successful species. You can drop humans anywhere and they'll thrive - only the rat does as well. - Jeanette Desor

If the human race wishes to have a prolonged and indefinite period of material prosperity, they have only got to behave in a peaceful and helpful way toward one another. - Winston Churchill

Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect. - Chief Seattle

So great has been the endurance, so incredible the achievement, that, as long as the sun keeps a set course in heaven, it would be foolish to despair of the human race. - Ernest L. Woodward 

Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. - Douglas Adams

Iron is full of impurities that weaken it; through forging, it becomes steel and is transformed into a razor-sharp sword. Human beings develop in the same fashion. - Morihei Ueshiba

There is only one basic human right, the right to do as you damn well please. And with it comes the only basic human duty, the duty to take the consequences. - P.J. O'Rourke

Human beings are perhaps never more frightening than when they are convinced beyond doubt that they are right. - Laurens Van Der Post

Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity. - Socrates

We must come to the point where we realize the concept of race is a false one. There is only one race, the human race. - Dan Aykroyd

As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of being. - Carl Jung

All human things are subject to decay, And, when fate summons, monarchs must obey. - John Dryden

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