Quotes About Human Relationships

Quotes tagged as "human-relationships" (showing 1-30 of 33)
Osamu Dazai
“For someone like myself in whom the ability to trust others is so cracked and broken that I am wretchedly timid and am forever trying to read the expression on people's faces.”
Osamu Dazai, No Longer Human

Benjamin Alire Sáenz
„Do we all have monsters?”
„Why does God give us so many monsters?”
„You want to know my theory?”
„I think it’s other people who give us monsters. Maybe God doesn’t have anything to do with it.”
Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Last Night I Sang to the Monster

Martin Amis
“My theory is - we don't really go that far into other people, even when we think we do. We hardly ever go in and bring them out. We just stand at the jaws of the cave, and strike a match, and quickly as if anybody's there.”
Martin Amis, Money

“Those who are nurtured best, survive best.”
Louis Cozolino, The Neuroscience of Human Relationships: Attachment And the Developing Social Brain

Graham Greene
“The truth, he thought, has never been of any real value to any human being - it is a symbol for mathematicians and philosophers to pursue. In human relations kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths.”
Graham Greene

Leo Tolstoy
“Yes, there is something in me hateful, repulsive," thought Ljewin, as he came away from the Schtscherbazkijs', and walked in the direction of his brother's lodgings. "And I don't get on with other people. Pride, they say. No, I have no pride. If I had any pride, I should not have put myself in such a position".”
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

Christopher Lasch
“Our growing dependence on technologies no one seems to understand or control has given rise to feelings of powerlessness and victimization. We find it more and more difficult to achieve a sense of continuity, permanence, or connection with the world around us. Relationships with others are notably fragile; goods are made to be used up and discarded; reality is experienced as an unstable environment of flickering images. Everything conspires to encourage escapist solutions to the psychological problems of dependence, separation, and individuation, and to discourage the moral realism that makes it possible for human beings to come to terms with existential constraints on their power and freedom.”
Christopher Lasch, The Culture of Narcissism: American Life in an Age of Diminishing Expectations

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“There is no human relationship that is not based on self-interest”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

Osamu Dazai
“Even now it comes as a shock if by chance I notice in the street a face resembling someone I know however slightly, and I am at once seized by a shivering violent enough to make me dizzy.”
Osamu Dazai, No Longer Human

Laurence J. Peter
“Humility is the embarrassment you feel when you tell people how wonderful you are.”
Laurence J. Peter

Sylvia L'Namira
“Don't be surprised when you see people you thought you knew act weirdly. People change. We change. Even the world change.”
Sylvia L'Namira

Jasper Fforde
“Said by Colin the dragon:
"It's somewhat bizarre to learn that many of you (humans)think that other humans are somehow different enough to be hated and killed, when in reality you're all all tiresomely similiar in outlook, needs and motivation, and differ only by peculiar habits, generally shaped by geographical circumstance.”
Jasper Fforde, The Eye of Zoltar

Virginia Woolf
“She had done the usual trick - been nice. She would never know him. He would never know her. Human relations were all like that, she thought, and the worst were between men and women. Inevitably these were extremely insincere.”
Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse

Jakob Wassermann
“The way individuals live together. The truth of each individual is only the truth of his own narrow perspective. The entirety of mankind and of human qualities is always seen through a prisim, where its colours are broken. Observation is so utterly different from experinnce; there is no hope of fusing their contardictions, as the I and the not-I have been foes from the world's beginning.”
Jakob Wassermann, My First Wife

Max Frisch
“Cause and effect are never divided between two people.”
Max Frisch, I'm Not Stiller

Chuck Palahniuk
“this isn't so much romance as it is opportunity [victor mancini]”
Chuck Palahniuk, Choke

Wataru Watari
“Trying to not hurt others is something you can't do. People are creatures who hurt others just by existing even if they're not aware of it. Whether you're living or dying. you'll always be hurting someone. Once you're involved, you'll hurt someone, and even by not being involved, you might be hurting someone else as well...”
Wataru Watari, やはり俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている 9

Wataru Watari
“To cherish someone means to have the resolve to hurt then”
Wataru Watari, やはり俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている 9

Dale Carnegie
“the expression one wears on one’s face is far more important than the clothes one wears on one’s back”
Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

“Understanding RELATIONSHIPS –
If I have something to share, however, I didn’t share it with you because you didn’t ask me. It means I DON’T TRUST YOU.
Even if you didn’t ask me, I still shared it with you, giving my trust to you. However, you shared it with the entire world. It means YOU ARE UNTRUSTWORTHY.
I know what you know, however, when I asked you, you lied to me. It means YOU ARE DISHONEST.
LOVE and AFFECTION are two essential elements of HUMAN RELATIONSHIP. However, whether you deserve my LOVE and AFFECTION or not is based on your TRUSTWORTHINESS and HONESTY.”
Sanjeev Himachali

William Makepeace Thackeray
“When one man has been under very remarkable obligations to another, with whom he subsequently quarrels, a common sense of decency, as it were, makes of the former a much severer enemy than a mere stranger would be. To account for your own hard-heartedness and ingratitude in such a case, you are bound to prove the other party's crime. It is not that you are selfish, brutal, and angry at the failure of a speculation--no, no--it is that your partner has led you into it by the basest treachery and with the most sinister motives. From a mere sense of consistency, a persecutor is bound to show that the fallen man is a villain--otherwise he, the persecutor, is a wretch himself.”
William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair

“When aggression seems to turn to curiosity, fear to security....then it is acceptance.”
Sameh Elsayed

William Makepeace Thackeray
“And as a general rule, which may make all creditors who are inclined to be severe pretty comfortable in their minds, no men embarrassed are altogether honest, very likely. They conceal something; they exaggerate chances of good luck; hide away the reals state of affairs; say that things are flourishing when they are hopeless; keep a smiling face (a dreary smile it is) upon the verge of bankruptcy--are ready to lay hold of any pretext for delay, or of any money, so as to stave off the inevitable ruin a few days longer.”
William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair

Virginia Woolf
“She had done the usual trick-been nice. She would never know him. He would never know her. Human relations were all like that, she thought, and the worst were between men and women. Inevitably these were extremely insincere.”
Virginia Woolf

Gian Andrea
“if I can't change the world," he told her, "I will change the way people look at it.”
Gian Andrea, Agida: Upon dirty art

Andrew James Pritchard
“Call it dating if you like, but I didn’t want her to be under the impression that it was anything serious. Not at that point in any case, it was more to be an experiment in human social relationships, one which might or might not lead to sex and or marriage.”
Andrew James Pritchard, Sukiyaki

“Twenty times better to err on the person than suspicious of everyone.”
Strugatsky Brothers

“..I marvelled at the intense beauty of this human relationship that was born out of so much love and was destined, perhaps inevitably, to end in a tragedy of such terrible proportions.”
Arun Joshi, Strange Case of Billy Biswas

“In so far as we interact with people each day from dawn to dusk, we shall surely be offended by people and we shall surely offend people”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah, Religion, Philosophy and life

Garth Greenwell
“But then there’s something theatrical in all our embraces, I think, as we weigh our responses against those we perceive or project; always we desire too much or not enough, and compensate accordingly.”
Garth Greenwell, What Belongs to You

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