65 Human Quotes On Success In Life

These human quotes will inspire you. Human is of, relating to, or affecting people or a human being, especially a person as distinguished from an animal or (in science fiction) an alien.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging human quotes, human sayings, and human proverbs.

Best Human Quotes

  1. “One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.” ~ Dale Carnegie
  2. “Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.” ~ Albert Einstein
  3. “If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.” ~ James Herriot
  4. “If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.” ~ James Herriot

  5. “Our human compassion binds us the one to the other – not in pity or patronizingly, but as human beings who have learned how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future.” ~ Nelson Mandela
  6. “What Darwin was too polite to say, my friends is that we came to rule the earth not because we were the smartest or even the meanest, but because we have always been the craziest, most murderous motherfuckers in the jungle.” ~ Stephen King
  7. “To err is human; to forgive, divine.” ~ Alexander Pope
  8. “Our greatest enemies, the ones we must fight most often, are within.” ~ Thomas Paine

  9. “You are a guest of nature – behave.” ~ Friedensreich Hundertwasser
  10. “In science, it often happens that scientists say, ‘You know that’s a really good argument; my position is mistaken,’ and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn’t happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion.” ~ Carl Sagan
  11. “How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being.” ~ Oscar Wilde
  12. “No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does.” ~ Christopher Morley

  13. “Because we have for millennia made moral, aesthetic, religious demands on the world, looked upon it with blind desire, passion or fear, and abandoned ourselves to the bad habits of illogical thinking, this world has gradually become so marvelously variegated, frightful, meaningful, soulful, it has acquired color – but we have been the colorists: it is the human intellect that has made appearances appear and transported its erroneous basic conceptions into things.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  14. “The only thing that one really knows about human nature is that it changes. Change is the one quality we can predicate of it.” ~ Oscar Wilde
  15. “In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.” ~ Albert Schweitzer
  16. “Every man is a moon; he has a side no one sees.” ~ Mark Twain

  17. “We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience.” ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
  18. “What broke in a man when he could bring himself to kill another?” ~ Alan Paton
  19. “We are all animals of this planet. We are all creatures. And nonhuman animals experience pain sensations just like we do. They too are strong, intelligent, industrious, mobile, and evolutional. They too are capable of growth and adaptation. Like us, first and foremost, they are earthlings. And like us, they are surviving. Like us they also seek their own comfort rather than discomfort. And like us, they express degrees of emotion. In short like us, they are alive.” ~ Joaquin Phoenix
  20. “Man owes his strength in the struggle for existence to the fact that he is a social animal.” ~ Albert Einstein

  21. “The solution of present-day problems lie in the re-establishment of a harmonious relationship between man and nature. To keep this relationship permanent we will have to digest the definition of real development: development is synonymous with culture. When we sublimate nature in a way that we achieve peace, happiness, prosperity and, ultimately, fulfillment along with satisfying our basic needs, we march towards culture.” ~ Sunderlal Bahuguna
  22. “Creativity is not simply a property of exceptional people but an exceptional property of all people.” ~ Ron Carter
  23. “No animal needs to die in order for me to live. And that makes me feel good.” ~ Howard Lyman , Good human quotes
  24. “The purpose of my work was never to destroy but always to create, to construct bridges, because we must live in the hope that humankind will draw together and that the better we understand each other the easier this will become.” ~ Alphonse Mucha

  25. “History is never antiquated because humanity is always fundamentally the same.” ~ Walter Rauschenbusch
  26. “We are not thinking machines that feel; rather, we are feeling machines that think.” ~ Antonio Damasio
  27. “Feeling and longing are the motive forces behind all human endeavor and human creations.” ~ Albert Einstein
  28. “Man is a multi-sensorial being. Occasionally he verbalizes … and we must seriously examine the implications of the fact that man does not communicate by word alone.” ~ Ray Birdwhistell

  29. “Man cannot live without some knowledge of the purpose of life. If he can find no purpose in life he creates one in the inevitability of death.” ~ Chester Himes
  30. “Today, I’m a conservationist because I believe that my species doesn’t have the right or option to determine the fate of other species, even ones that inspire fear in us.” ~ Jeff Corwin
  31. “We feel the beauty of nature because we are part of nature and because we know that however much in our separate domains we abstract from the unity of Nature, this unity remains. Although we may deal with particulars, we return finally to the whole pattern woven out of these.” ~ Ernest Everett Just
  32. “The strength of a civilization is not measured by its ability to fight wars, but rather by its ability to prevent them.” ~ Gene Roddenberry

  33. “Not one would mind, neither bird nor tree If mankind perished utterly; And Spring herself, when she woke at dawn, Would scarcely know that we were gone.” ~ Sara Teasdale
  34. “You may consider yourself an individual, but as a cell biologist, I can tell you that you are in truth a cooperative community of approximately fifty trillion single-celled citizens.” ~ Bruce H. Lipton
  35. “The many factors which divide us are actually much more superficial than those we share. Despite all of the things that differentiate us – race, language, religion, gender, wealth, and so on – we are all equal concerning our fundamental humanity.” ~ Dalai Lama
  36. “As long as hierarchy persists, as long as domination organizes humanity around a system of elites, the project of dominating nature will continue to exist and inevitably lead our planet to ecological extinction.” ~ Murray Bookchin

  37. “We torture and kill two billion sentient living beings every week. 10,000 entire species are wiped out every year because of the actions of one, and we are now facing the sixth mass extinction in cosmological history. If any other organism did this, a biologist would consider them a virus.” ~ Philip Wollen
  38. “The Gospel is not about man searching for GOD but GOD reaching out to mankind!” ~ Lou Engle
  39. “I believe we are a species with amnesia, I think we have forgotten our roots and our origins. I think we are quite lost in many ways. And we live in a society that invests huge amounts of money and vast quantities of energy in ensuring that we all stay lost. A society that invests in creating unconsciousness, which invests in keeping people asleep so that we are just passive consumers or products and not really asking any of the questions.” ~ Graham Hancock
  40. “What nature does blindly, slowly and ruthlessly, man may do providently, quickly, and kindly. As it lies within his power, so it becomes his duty to work in that direction.” ~ Francis Galton

  41. “Humanity owes the child the best it has to give.” ~ Eglantyne Jebb
  42. “They are born, put in a box; they go home to live in a box; they study by ticking boxes; they go to what is called “work” in a box, where they sit in their cubicle box; they drive to the grocery store in a box to buy food in a box; they talk about thinking “outside the box”; and when they die they are put in a box.” ~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  43. “This is a dark time, filled with suffering and uncertainty. Like living cells in a larger body, it is natural that we feel the trauma of our world. So don’t be afraid of the anguish you feel, or the anger or fear, because these responses arise from the depth of your caring and the truth of your interconnectedness with all beings.” ~ Joanna Macy
  44. “We are the only species of mammal that doubts our ability to give birth. It’s profitable to scare women about birth. But let’s stop it. I tell women: Your body is not a lemon.” ~ Ina May Gaskin

  45. “Of all the animals which fly in the air, walk on the land, or swim in the sea, from Paris to Peru, from Japan to Rome, the most foolish animal, in my opinion, is man.” ~ Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux
  46. “According to Christian belief, man exists for the sake of God; according to the liberal church, in practice if not in theory, God exists for the sake of man.” ~ John Gresham Machen
  47. “Robin Williams was an airman, a doctor, a genie, a nanny, a president, a professor, a bangarang Peter Pan, and everything in between. But he was one of a kind. He arrived in our lives as an alien – but he ended up touching every element of the human spirit. He made us laugh. He made us cry. He gave his immeasurable talent freely and generously to those who needed it most – from our troops stationed abroad to the marginalized on our own streets. The Obama family offers our condolences to Robin’s family, his friends, and everyone who found their voice and their verse thanks to Robin Williams.” ~ Barack Obama
  48. “Dogs never bite me. Just humans.” ~ Marilyn Monroe

  49. “Human nature is not of itself vicious.” ~ Thomas Paine
  50. “It is human nature to think wisely and to act in an absurd fashion.” ~ Anatole France
  51. “The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  52. “Our true nationality is mankind.” ~ H. G. Wells

  53. “Until we invent telepathy, books are our best choice for understanding the rest of humanity.” ~ Christopher Paolini
  54. “When I was a student at Cambridge I remember an anthropology professor holding up a picture of a bone with 28 incisions carved in it. “This is often considered to be man’s first attempt at a calendar” she explained. She paused as we dutifully wrote this down. ‘My question to you is this – what man needs to mark 28 days? I would suggest to you that this is woman’s first attempt at a calendar. It was a moment that changed my life. In that second I stopped to question almost everything I had been taught about the past. How often had I overlooked women’s contributions?” ~ Sandi Toksvig
  55. “Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble.” ~ Yehuda Berg
  56. “Heal the World, make it a better place, for you and for me and the entire human race, there are people dying, if you care enough for the living, make a better place for you and for me.” ~ Michael Jackson

  57. “Human beings, vegetables, or cosmic dust, we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible piper.” ~ Albert Einstein
  58. “The human condition is such that pain and effort are not just symptoms which can be removed without changing life itself; they are the modes in which life itself, together with the necessity to which it is bound, makes itself felt. For mortals, the easy life of the gods would be a lifeless life.” ~ Hannah Arendt
  59. “Human, all too human.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  60. “The message is that all things are connected. We have animal aspects, anthropological aspects, plant-animal aspects.” ~ John Dee

  61. “These are the things before me. And as I stand here at the door of glory, I look behind me for the last time. I look upon the history of men, which I have learned from the books, and I wonder. It was a long story and the spirit which moved it was the spirit of man’s freedom. But what is freedom? Freedom from what? There is nothing to take a man’s freedom away from him, save other men. To be free, a man must be free of his brothers. That is freedom. This and nothing else.” ~ Ayn Rand
  62. “Sooner or later, we will have to recognize that the Earth has rights, too, to live without pollution. What mankind must know is that human beings cannot live without Mother Earth, but the planet can live without humans.” ~ Evo Morales
  63. “It is human nature to stand in the middle of a thing.” ~ Marianne Moore
  64. “One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living.” ~ Dale Carnegie

  65. “It seems to me that the idea of a personal God is an anthropological concept which I cannot take seriously. I also cannot imagine some will or goal outside the human sphere… Science has been charged with undermining morality, but the charge is unjust. A man’s ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties and needs; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.” ~ Albert Einstein

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