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Quotes About Human Nature

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

Anne Frank
“It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.”
Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

Albert Camus
“Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.”
Albert Camus

C. JoyBell C.
“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.”
C. JoyBell C.

Honoré de Balzac
“The more one judges, the less one loves.”
Honoré de Balzac, Physiologie Du Mariage

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

Dan Brown
“Men go to far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire.”
Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code

John Green
“there is no shortage of fault to be found amid our stars”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

George Carlin
“Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.”
George Carlin

Chuck Palahniuk
“Most times, it's just a lot easier not to let the world know what's wrong.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

George R.R. Martin
“People often claim to hunger for truth, but seldom like the taste when it's served up.”
George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings

C. JoyBell C.
“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.”
C. JoyBell C.

G.K. Chesterton
“There are no uninteresting things, only uninterested people.”
G.K. Chesterton

Chuck Palahniuk
“The only reason why we ask other people how their weekend was is so we can tell them about our own weekend.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

Sigmund Freud
“We are never so defenseless against suffering as when we love.”
Sigmund Freud

Edgar Allan Poe
“I have no faith in human perfectibility. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active - not more happy - nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago.”
Edgar Allan Poe

C. JoyBell C.
“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.”
C. JoyBell C.

Sophie Kinsella
“In the end, you have to choose whether or not to trust someone.”
Sophie Kinsella, Shopaholic & Baby

Henry David Thoreau
“I was not designed to be forced. I will breathe after my own fashion. Let us see who is the strongest.”
Henry David Thoreau, On the Duty of Civil Disobedience

Chuck Palahniuk
“The idea that I can't share my problems with other people makes me not give a shit about their problems.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

Joss Whedon
“Recognizing power in another does not diminish your own.”
Joss Whedon

Dorothy L. Sayers
“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.”
Dorothy L. Sayers, Gaudy Night

Neal Shusterman
“...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.”
Neal Shusterman, Unwind

Chuck Palahniuk
“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.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

George Orwell
“On the whole human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time.”
George Orwell, All Art is Propaganda: Critical Essays

Friedrich Nietzsche
“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.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Daybreak: Thoughts on the Prejudices of Morality

Laurie Anderson
“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. ”
Laurie Anderson

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“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, The Complete Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Alexandre Dumas
“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.”
Alexandre Dumas

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