Saturday, 8 September 2012

Human Beings

There are two kinds of people in the world: Givers and Takers. The takers may eat better, but the givers sleep better. - Marlo Thomas

There are no perfect human beings! Persons can be found who are good, very good indeed, in fact, great. There do in fact exist creators, seers, sages, saints, shakers, and movers...even if they are uncommon and do not come by the dozen. And yet these very same people can at times be boring, irritating, petulant, selfish, angry, or depressed. To avoid disillusionment with human nature, we must first give up our illusions about it. - Abraham Maslow

But the human body has an enormous capacity for adjusting to trying circumstances. I have found that one can bear the unbearable if one can keep one's spirits strong even when one's body is being tested. Strong convictions are the secret of surviving deprivation; your spirit can be full even when your stomach is empty. - Nelson Mandela

Good people are like candles; they burn themselves up to give others light. - Unknown

Human beings are inherently endowed with the power to bring out the best possible results from the worst possible circumstances. - Unknown 

I am just a human being trying to make it in a world that is very rapidly losing its understanding of being human. - John Trudell

I wonder if the human touch, which people have, is not one of the greatest assets that one can have. You meet some people, and immediately you feel their warmth of mind or heart. Without this human touch, hope has little on which to feed or thrive. - George Matthew Adams

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. - Dale Carnegie

The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for. - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

To understand the place of humans in the universe is to solve a complex problem. Therefore I find it impossible to believe that an understanding based entirely on science or one based entirely on religion can be correct. - Wilton Robert Abbott

When all is done, human life is, at the greatest and the best, but like a forward child, that must be played with and humoured a little to keep it quiet till it falls asleep, and then the care is over. - William Temple

It will generally be found that those who sneer habitually at human nature, and affect to despise it, are among its worst and least pleasant samples. - Charles Dickens

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