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

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

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.

“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

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

Michelle Alexander
“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

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

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

Meara O'Hara
“I knew that I never wanted to stop walking; I wanted to see places and somehow understand what this thing called earth was all about. There were so many people out there, and I had to meet them. I felt safe and at home on the roads to nowhere, I felt welcome and protected in the unknown land and I fell in love with the people around me. They were so very similar and still so very different from me. I felt their souls connect to my own, and I knew no greater feeling could ever be given to me.”
Meara O'Hara, The Wanderess and her Suitcase

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

Abhijit Naskar
“As long as there is humanity in you, there is the possibility of humankind to stay together - but the moment that humanity disappears, the world will be torn to pieces.”
Abhijit Naskar, Mad About Humans: World Maker's Almanac

Abhijit Naskar
“Unity of this world hangs on a thin thread, and that's the humanity of the individual human - the humanity in you.”
Abhijit Naskar, Mad About Humans: World Maker's Almanac

Abhijit Naskar
“If you are human, your mind turns into a breeding ground of holiness, even if you haven’t studied a single letter of the holy books. It's not the book that makes you holy, it's your behavior.”
Abhijit Naskar, Aşkanjali: The Sufi Sermon

Paullina Simons
“What does it mean to be human, to be good, to be moral, to be all three at once? It means that flawed beings often must choose between two flawed options.”
Paullina Simons, A Beggar's Kingdom

Abhijit Naskar
“Refute brutality and practice humanity.”
Abhijit Naskar, Revolution Indomable

Erich Fromm
“Man is born as a freak of nature, being within nature and yet transcending it. He has to find principles of action and decision-making which replace the principles of instincts. He has to have a frame of orientation which permits him to organize a consistent picture of the world as a condition for consistent actions. He has to fight not only against the dangers of dying, starving, and being hurt, but also against another danger which is specifically human: that of becoming insane. In other words, he has to protect himself not only against the danger of losing his life but also against the danger of losing his mind.”
Erich Fromm, The Revolution of Hope: Toward a Humanized Technology

“One day, I shall be retired from being professional but no day, I shall be tired of being human”
P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

Nicole Krauss
“There's even a moment when it becomes exhilarating to realize just how little needs to stay the same for you to continue the effort they call, for lack of a better word, being human.”
Nicole Krauss, The History of Love

Laura McKowen
“The truest story - the one that will always be truest - is that I am a human being, being human. Sometimes, I am my best self. Sometimes, not so much. But goddamn, I am trying to do better. I am always trying to do better. My guess is that you are, too.”
Laura McKowen, We Are the Luckiest: The Surprising Magic of a Sober Life

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