Human Life Quotes

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Peter Singer
“The notion that human life is sacred just because it is human life is medieval.”
Peter Singer

Carl Sagan
“The lifetime of a human being is measured by decades, the lifetime of the Sun is a hundred million times longer. Compared to a star, we are like mayflies, fleeting ephemeral creatures who live out their lives in the course of a single day.”
Carl Sagan, Cosmos

Rick Riordan
“Jason took me by the shoulders—not out of anger, or in a clinging way, but as a brother. “Promise me one thing. Whatever happens, when you get back to Olympus, when you’re a god again, remember. Remember what it’s like to be human.”
A few weeks ago, I would have scoffed. Why would I want to remember any of this?
At best, if I were lucky enough to reclaim my divine throne, I would recall this wretched experience like a scary B-movie that had finally ended. I would walk out of the cinema into the sunlight, thinking Phew! Glad that’s over.
Now, however, I had some inkling of what Jason meant. I had learned a lot about human frailty and human strength. I felt…different toward mortals, having been one of them. If nothing else, it would provide me with some excellent inspiration for new song lyrics!”
Rick Riordan, The Burning Maze

“Profit should never come at the cost of human blood. Any government that places profit before people is pure evil.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Søren Kierkegaard
“Faith is a marvel, and yet no human being is excluded from it; for that in which all human life is united is passion, and faith is a passion.”
Søren Kierkegaard, Fear and Trembling

“Humility is a virtue of the heavenly, not arrogance. Are we the most superior beast on earth? No, not in strength and not in intelligence. It is very arrogant to assume that we are the most intelligent species when we keep repeating the same mistakes over and over again. Both rats and monkeys have been shown to learn from error, yet we have not. More people have died in the name of religion than any other cause on earth. Is massacring God’s creations really serving God – or the devil? And what father would want to see his children constantly divided and fighting? What God would allow a single human life to be sacrificed for monetary gain? Again, the Creator or the devil?”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“Capitalism is a social system owned by the capitalistic class, a small network of very wealthy and powerful businessmen, who compromise the health and security of the general population for corporate gain.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“வானம் மனிதனை எப்போதுமே பெரும் கனவில் ஆழ்த்துகிறது. அவனது வாழ்க்கையின் வெற்றிதோல்விகள் சுக துக்கங்கள் அனைத்துமே மண்ணுடன் சம்பந்தப்பட்டவை. அதற்கு அப்பால் பிரமாண்டமான அலட்சியத்துடன் வெளித்து கிடக்கிறது வானம். நம் வாழ்க்கையும், இந்த பூமியும் எத்தனை அற்பமானவை என அது நம்மிடம் சொல்லிக் கொண்டிருக்கிறது”

Bryant McGill
“Giving is the master key to success, in all applications of human life.”
Bryant McGill, Voice of Reason

“Endangering human life for profit should be a universal crime.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Italo Calvino
“A human being becomes human not through the casual convergence of certain biological conditions, but through an act of will and love on the part of other people. If this is not the case, then humanity becomes — as it is already to a large extent — no more than a rabbit-warren. But this is no longer a “free-range” warren but a “battery” one, in the conditions of artificiality in which it lives, with artificial light and chemical feed.”
Italo Calvino, Italo Calvino: Letters, 1941-1985 - Updated Edition

Rudyard Kipling
“He drew from under the table a sheet of strangely scented yellow-Chinese paper, the brushes, and slab of India ink. In cleanest, severest outline he had traced the Great Wheel with its six spokes, whose centre is the conjoined Hog, Snake, and Dove (Ignorance, Anger, and Lust), and whose compartments are all the heavens and hells, and all the chances of human life.”
Rudyard Kipling, Kim

Abhijit Naskar
“Just imagine, among 8.7 million species, only one has become smart enough to ponder over the meaning of life. This simple evolutionary fact itself implies the gravitas of human life.”
Abhijit Naskar

Wallace Stegner
“If I spoke to Rodman in those terms, saying that my grandparents' lives seem to me organic and ours what? hydroponic? he would ask in derision what I meant. Define my terms. How do you measure the organic residue of a man or a generation? This is all metaphor. If you can't measure it, it doesn't exist.”
Wallace Stegner, Angle of Repose

Abhijit Naskar
“If you could be a person who made no mistakes, had no failures and had no disappointments, you would not be a human, you would be a machine.”
Abhijit Naskar, Aşkanjali: The Sufi Sermon

Robert Aitken
“When you reflect on the infinite number of happenstances that coalesced to produce you, then you understand how unique, how precious, how sacred you really are. Your task is to cultivate that precious, sacred nature and help it to flower.”
Robert Aitken, Encouraging Words: Zen Buddhist Teachings for Western Students

Roumen Bezergianov
“Being is independent of our choices and actions—it just is, in its mysterious way, and we are privileged to temporarily be its “guests”.”
Roumen Bezergianov, Character Education with Chess

Gift Gugu Mona
“God is the only giver of life and He should be the only taker of such. Hence, those who take away any human life, never find rest.”
Gift Gugu Mona, Daily Quotes About God: 365 Days of Heavenly Inspiration

Paul Marx
“Biologically speaking, the character of an animal depends on its chromosomal content, not on its size, shape, age, or stage of development. Any organism with the chromosomes and genes proper to a human being can be nothing less than a human being. Human life exists only in human beings, and all human beings are persons.”
Paul Marx, The Death Peddlers War on the Unborn

Paul Marx
“For just as it is impossible for anyone to be any more or less human at any stage of his own existence, so it is impossible for him to be either more or less human than any other human being. Thus, in essentials the unborn child is the same as you and I, differing from us only in such non-essentials as size and ability, even as you and I differ from each other without lessening the humanity of either.

So it is in recognition of their common and invisible humanity that we say all men are equal, subordinating to that equality all the differences in degree between one person and another. And it is because of their common humanity, with its attendant dignity and uniqueness, that we say men may not be used as a means to an end, may not be enslaved or otherwise exploited, may not be killed for the sake of expediency.

In the light of this understanding of equality, it is impossible to justify the abortion movement, which would make the differences of the unborn child the basis for denying him the equal protection of the law. If lack of maturity makes him expendable, in principle there is nothing to prevent our declaring that other deficiencies make other persons expendable. Our enslavement of the blacks resulted from just such a denial of their full humanity. The Nazi atrocities resulted from calling an entire people defective by birth. The early settlers of Australia systematically shot the Aborigines for the land and resources they coveted. Defining preborn children out of the human race is no less illogical and callous.”
Paul Marx, The Death Peddlers War on the Unborn

Karl Kristian Flores
“It seems the recipe for human life is:
3 lbs. of crumpled flesh generating too much electricity to handle,
Atop bodies that aren't ever as touched as much as we please,
Powered by hearts that end up magnetizing to the wrong people,
Accompanied by souls that talk to other souls up until disease.”
Karl Kristian Flores, Can I Tell You Something?

Gift Gugu Mona
“God is the only Giver of life and He should be the only taker of such. Hence, those who take away any human life never find rest.”
Gift Gugu Mona, Daily Quotes About God: 365 Days of Heavenly Inspiration

“Are you willing to throw out the convictions held for centuries, convictions that have held civilization together, and replace them with pagan philosophies that devalue human life.”
Martha D. Ogburn, Progeny-A Novel

Alex M. Vikoulov
“Your life is a personal story of Godhead.”
Alex M. Vikoulov, Theology of Digital Physics: Phenomenal Consciousness, The Cosmic Self & The Pantheistic Interpretation of Our Holographic Reality

“The End of Every Wildlife is the Same, a PREY and the End of Every Human Life is the Same, a PRAY”
P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

Elizabeth Gilbert
“True Yogis, from their seat of equipoise, ser all this World as an equal manifestation of God's creative energy—men, women, children, turnips, bedrugs, coral: it's all God in disguise. But the Yogis believe that a human life is a very special opportunity, because only in a human form and only with a human mind can God-realization ever occur. The turnips, the bedrugs, the coral—they never get a chance to find out who they really are. But we do have that chance.”
Elizabeth Gilbert

“Jut as the commandment 'Thou shalt not kill' sets a clear limit so to safeguard the value of human life, so today, we also have to say, 'Thou shalt not' to an economy of exclusion and inequality which idolizes money.”
― Jonathan Pryce - Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio

Abhijit Naskar
“A life lived only for the self is not human, but animal life.”
Abhijit Naskar, Martyr Meets World: To Solve The Hard Problem of Inhumanity

Abhijit Naskar
“We are not bodies, but mere memories.”
Abhijit Naskar, Mucize Insan: When The World is Family

James Baldwin
“Life is tragic, and therefore unutterably beautiful.”
James Baldwin, The Analog Sea Review: Number Two

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