human beings Quotes

26 of the best book quotes about human beings
  1. #1
    “In short, Mrs. Pontellier was beginning to realize her position in the universe as a human being, and to recognize her relations as an individual to the world within and about her.”
  2. #2
    “I like the animals... but I love the humans.”
  3. #3
    “Medieval theologians even described God in hide-and-seek terms, calling him Deus Absconditua. But me, I think old God is a Sardine player. And will be found the same way everybody gets found in Sardines-by the sound of laughter of those heaped together at the end.”
  4. #4
    One of the few advantages man has over other animals is the ability to choose the way to bring on his own death.
  5. #5
    “I don’t know what I am. I don’t know if I am or not.”
  6. #6
    “Shame is the emotion which gives us permission to be human. Shame tells us of our limits. Shame keeps us in our human boundaries, letting us know we can and will make mistakes, and that we need help.”
  7. #7
    “You are human beings none the less. As far as one can see. Of the same species as myself. (He bursts into an enormous laugh.) Of the same species as Pozzo! Made in God’s image! ”
  8. #8
    “Ninety percent of the time. It takes very little to govern good people. Very little. And bad people cant be governed at all. Or if they could I never heard of it.”
  1. #9
    “But still there are moments when a brother and sister can lay down their instruments of torture for a moment and speak as civilized human beings and Bruno decided to make this one of those moments.”
  2. #10
    “The being who stood to gain and the being who has been sacrificed are one and the same.”
  3. #11
    “Either we are rational spirit obliged for ever to obey the absolute values of the Tao . . . or else we are mere nature to be kneaded and cut into new shapes for the pleasures of masters who must, by hypothesis, have no motive but their own ‘natural’ impulses.”
  4. #12
    “Human beings can’t see anything without wanting to destroy it, Lyra. That’s original sin.”
  5. #13
    “A persistent schizophrenia leaves so many of us tragically divided against ourselves.”
  6. #14
    “In love the paradox occurs that two beings become one and yet remain two.”
  7. #15
    “Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives.”
  8. #16
    “Growing up as a human being on the planet Earth in the twenty-first century was a real kick in the teeth. Existentially speaking.”
  1. #17
    “Mankind was not absolutely alone among the conscious things of earth, for shapes came out of the dark to visit the faithful few.”
  2. #18
    “Being chosen is the greatest gift you can give to another human being.”
  3. #19
    “No human beings, regardless of who they might be, want to look directly at their own shortcomings.”
  4. #20
    “We all know that something is eternal. And it ain’t houses and it ain’t names, and it ain’t earth, and it ain’t even the stars . . . everybody knows in their bones that something is eternal, and that something has to do with human beings.”
  5. #21
    “Human beings are poor examiners, subject to superstition, bias, prejudice, and a PROFOUND tendency to see what they want to see rather than what is really there.”
  6. #22
    “Virtue and vice are concepts invented by human beings, words for a morality which human beings arbitrarily devised.”
  7. #23
    “Mine has been a life of much shame. I can’t even guess what it must be to live the life of a human being.”
  8. #24
    “It was on reputedly disreputable Beale Street in Memphis that I had met the warmest, friendliest person I had ever known, that I discovered that all human beings were not mean.”
  9. #25
    “Every computer divides itself into its hardware and its software, the machine host to its algorithm, the human being to his mind. It is hardly surprising that men and women have done what computers now do long before computers could do anything at all.”
  10. #26
    “You’re the sum of every trait I’ve ever hated in a human being.”