Being Human Quotes

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“Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

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.

“Most of us must learn to love people and use things rather than loving things and using people.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Shannon L. Alder
“When someone you love dies, you are given the gift of "second chances". Their eulogy is a reminder that the living can turn their lives around at any point. You’re not bound by the past; that is who you used to be. You’re reminded that your feelings are not who you are, but how you felt at that moment. Your bad choices defined you yesterday, but they are not who you are today. Your future doesn’t have to travel the same path with the same people. You can start over. You don’t have to apologize to people that won’t listen. You don’t have to justify your feelings or actions, during a difficult time in your life. You don’t have to put up with people that are insecure and want you to fail. All you have to do is walk forward with a positive outlook, and trust that God has a plan that is greater than the sorrow you left behind. The people of quality that were meant to be in your life won’t need you to explain the beauty of your heart. They already understand what being human is----a roller coaster ride of emotions during rainstorms and sunshine, sprinkled with moments when you can almost reach the stars.”
Shannon L. Alder

C. JoyBell C.
“I feel like, God expects me to be human. I feel like, God likes me just the way I am: broken and empty and bruised. I feel like, God doesn't look at me and wish that I were something else, because He likes me just this way. I feel like, God doesn't want me to close my eyes and pray for Him to make me holy or for Him to make me pure; because He made me human. I feel like, God already knows I'm human...it is I who needs to learn that.”
C. JoyBell C.

Deb Caletti
“It's shocking the things we call love.”
Deb Caletti, The Secret Life of Prince Charming

David Benioff
“This is good, life must continue, we are fighting barbarians, but we must remain human.”
David Benioff, City of Thieves

Santosh Kalwar
“My first world is humanity. My second world is humanism. And, I live in the third world being merely a human.”
Santosh Kalwar

Shannon L. Alder
“You can make heaven out of hell, or hell out of heaven. The choice is yours.”
Shannon L. Alder

M.L. Stedman
“The law's the law, but people are people.”
M.L. Stedman, The Light Between Oceans

C. JoyBell C.
“Empathy is the ability to step outside of your own bubble and into the bubbles of other people. Empathy is the ability that allows us to be useful creatures on this planet; without empathy, we are a waste of oxygen in this world. Without empathy, we are lower than animals. Empathy is the ability that allows us the perception of things around us, outside of ourselves; so a person without empathy is a limited human being, someone who will only live half of a life.”
C. JoyBell C.

Elizabeth Berg
“It is such a terrifying thing to see a man cry.”
Elizabeth Berg, The Pull of the Moon

“Yes, I value emotions deeply.
Call me sensitive, call me weak, call me outdated, call me anything you may, but tell me the truth, can you deny emotions give life to life.
If Emotions are an integral part of Being Human,
Why do people suppress feeling them ?
Does the bruising scare them ? Than I wonder who is weak ?”
Wordions

Marion Woodman
“To me, real love, the move from power to love, involves immense suffering. Any creative work comes from that level, where we share our sufferings, just the sheer suffering of being human. And that's where the real love is.”
Marion Woodman, Conscious Femininity: Interviews With Marion Woodman

“The notion that a vast gulf exists between "criminals" and those of us who have never served time in prison is a fiction created by the racial ideology that birthed mass incarceration, namely that there is something fundamentally wrong and morally inferior about "them." The reality, though, is that all of us have done wrong. As noted earlier, studies suggest that most Americans violate drug laws in their lifetime. Indeed, most of us break the law not once but repeatedly throughout our lives. Yet only some of us will be arrested, charged, convicted of a crime, branded a criminal or a felon, and ushered into a permanent undercaste. Who becomes a social pariah and excommunicated from civil society and who trots off to college bears scant relationship to the morality of the crimes committed. Who is more blameworthy: the young black kid who hustles on the street corner, selling weed to help his momma pay rent? Or the college kid who deals drugs out of his dorm room so that he'll have cash to finance his spring break? Who should we fear? The kid in the 'hood who joined a gang and now carries a gun for security, because his neighborhood is frightening and unsafe? Or the suburban high school student who has a drinking problem but keeps getting behind the wheel? Our racially biased system of mass incarceration exploits the fact that all people break the law and make mistakes at various points in their lives with varying degrees of justification. Screwing up-failing to live by one's highest ideals and values-is part of what makes us human.”
Michelle Alexander

“Do not let the roles you play in life make you forget that you are human.”
Roy T. Bennett

Christos Yannaras
“In humans (and humans alone), sexuality is embodied in desire--in the primordial desire for life-as-relation. That the sex drive serves the vital desire for relation--that on the level of the primordial process, the desire for life-in-itself clothes itself in the sex drive--belongs to the particularity of being human.”
Christos Yannaras, Relational Ontology

“Yes, I value emotions deeply.
Call me sensitive, call me weak, call me outdated, call me anything you may, but tell me the truth, can you deny emotions give life to life.
If Emotions are an integral part of Being Human,
Why do people suppress feeling them ?
Does the bruising scare them ? Than I wonder who is weak ?”
Drishti Bablani, Wordions

Marina Dyachenko
“I’m serious, Sasha: what is so important about being human? Is it because you simply haven’t experienced anything else?”
Marina Dyachenko, Vita Nostra

Patricia Lynne
“Safe?” Her voice was small, timid and delicate. But beautiful. The one word chimed like little bells. Her first word spoken to me.”
Patricia Lynne, Being Human

Jon Courtenay Grimwood
“We die every day," Kit said. "It's called being human.”
Jon Courtenay Grimwood, End of the World Blues

Michael Bassey Johnson
“There are two categories of people on earth:
1. Human beings.
2. HuMANE beings.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, Song of a Nature Lover

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Look at the rainbow, it is made up of different colors, yet they do not split, because they know how beautiful they are when they stick together.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, Song of a Nature Lover

“What's the key to being a good human? Don't be a dick. The End.”
The Monster Guide To Lifeo Life

Kristin L. Stamper
“The only thing I hate more than people who treat me like I’m subhuman are people who treat me like I’m superhuman.”
Kristin L. Stamper, Ternary

Raymond Khoury
“the thing that "makes us human. We have minds. We make our own choices and live by them. We shape our own lives with how we behave towards others.”
Raymond Khoury, The Sign

“HUMAN MUST SEEK TO BALANCE THEIR LIVES WITH BEAUTY, COMPASSION, HUMBLENESS, GENEROSITY AND LOVE FOR FELLOW HUMANS AND REMEMBER THAT THERE IS MUCH TO LEARN AND EVEN IF WE LIVE ANOTHER 100 YEARS THERE IS NO WAY WE COULD LEARN IT ALL.”
SACHIN RAMDAS BHARATIYA

“...something can be a good thing and yet not a necessary thing. It is good for people to be expert at brain surgery. But if you are not a brain surgeon, you are no less human. Or a different sort of analogy: it is good for human beings to have language, but one is no less human if one's language is French rather than Mandarin Chinese, or Sign rather than English. Or yet another: a child, once she exists, is a unique good, but prior to coming into being, she was not necessary. So marriage and be good without being needful; although good, it is not a 'manner of life' that all people should enter. And even though not all people need marry, that does not make it a bad thing.”
Victor Lee Austin, Friendship: The Heart of Being Human

“Maybe you think someone doesn't have a lot on their plate compared to you.

But maybe their plate is smaller than yours and doesn't have a lot of room to begin with.

Or maybe their plate is paper, and their flimsy paper plate can't hold as much as your sturdy ceramic plate can.”
Amanda Burkhart

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