Inspiring Humanness Quotes & Sayings In Life

These humanness quotes will inspire you. Humanness of, relating to, or characteristic of humans: the course of human events; the human race.

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

Best Humanness Quotes

  1. “Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness.” ~ Sigmund Freud
  2. “If the world is to change for the better it must start with a change in human consciousness, in the very humanness of modern man.” ~ Vaclav Havel
  3. “The only bond worth anything between human beings is their humanness.” ~ Jesse Owens
  4. “We’re not here to get over our humanness, but rather to accept and make peace with it… and to remember our Divine nature.” ~ Sonia Choquette

  5. “No one’s death comes to pass without making some impression, and those close to the deceased inherit part of the liberated soul and become richer in their humanness.” ~ Hermann Broch
  6. “It is one thing to photograph people. It is another to make others care about them by revealing the core of their humanness.” ~ Paul Strand
  7. “We see how beautiful and wonderful and amazing things are, and we see how caught up we are. It isn’t that one is the bad part and one is the good part, but that it’s a kind of interesting, smelly, rich, fertile mess of stuff. When it’s all mixed up together, it’s us: humanness.” ~ Pema Chodron
  8. “I’m human, you’re human, let me greet your humanness. Let’s be people together for a while.” ~ Anne Lamott

  9. “Your job is not to be perfect, your job is only to be human.” ~ Jacqueline Novogratz
  10. “The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.” ~ Samuel Johnson
  11. “I’m just a human being trying to make it in a world that is very rapidly losing it’s understanding of being human.” ~ John Trudell
  12. “You become like what you worship” ~ N. T. Wright

  13. “Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” ~ Mark Twain
  14. “To live, mankind must recover its essential humanness and its innate divinity; men must recover their capacity for humility, sanity and integrity; soldier and civilians must see their hope in some other world than one completely dominated by the physical and chemical sciences.” ~ George Stanley
  15. “Get it into your head once and for all, my simple and very fainthearted fellow, that what fools call humanness is nothing but a weakness born of fear and egoism; that this chimerical virtue, enslaving only weak men, is unknown to those whose character is formed by stoicism, courage, and philosophy.” ~ Marquis de Sade
  16. “You don’t have to teach people how to be human. You have to teach them how to stop being inhuman.” ~ Eldridge Cleaver

  17. “Although it is embarrassing and painful, it is very healing to stop hiding from yourself. It is healing to know all the ways that you’re sneaky, all the ways that you hideout, all the ways that you shut down, deny, close off, criticize people, all your weird little ways. You can know all of that with some sense of humor and kindness. By knowing yourself, you’re coming to know humanness altogether. We are all up against these things. We are all in this together.” ~ Pema Chodron
  18. “We are living in a renaissance of personal writing. People are rebalancing the impersonalization endemic to modern society with an increase in personal introspection. We have enough common psychology under our belts to know that psychology doesn’t explain or heal everything and that it isn’t the fulfillment of awareness, but its beginning. We are undergoing a shift in paradigms in which we are trying to develop new models for humanness and human responsibility. This is no small task. Our individual lives are placed under increasing pressure to respond adequately to both inner and outer change.” ~ Christina Baldwin
  19. “What distinguishes us humans from animals is our conscience. Once our conscience is gone we lose our humanness. Without conscience, humans can be far more dangerous than beasts. Beasts kill for food, humans kill for ideology. Beasts kill just enough to eat. Humans can kill endlessly.” ~ Ali Sina
  20. “But who prays for Satan? Who, in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most?” ~ Mark Twain
  21. “I’ve learned that to expose yourself, to reveal yourself is a test of your humanness.” ~ Isabelle Adjani

  22. “We need to remember that politics is all about people, not programs. We shouldn’t want to take the humanness out of the political arena.” ~ J. C. Watts
  23. “Interestingly, God’s remedy for Elijah’s depression was not a refresher course in theology but food and sleep… Before God spoke to him at all, Elijah was fed twice and given a good chance to sleep. Only then, and very gently, did God confront him with his error. This is always God’s way. Having made us as human beings, He respects our humanness and treats us with integrity. That is, He treats us true to the truth of who we are. It is human beings and not God who have made spirituality impractical.” ~ Os Guinness
  24. “Your sexuality is the engine of your humanness. Freed of yourself, it is an engine of movement. It isn’t there to move your experience, but to move your being into your experience, bringing your being into the physicality of your self.” ~ John de Ruiter

  25. “Gambling is not a vice, it is an expression of our humanness. We gamble. Some do it at the gaming table, some do not. You play, you win, you play, you lose. You play.” ~ Jeanette Winterson
  26. “You play, you win, you play, you lose. You play.” ~ Jeanette Winter
  27. “The essence of forgiveness is seeing our humanness and seeing that we all have our limitations and follies.” ~ Mark Coleman
  28. “When humanness is lost the radical difference between the bodies in the pit and people walking on the street is lost.” ~ Edward Bond

  29. “Compassion constitutes a radical form of criticism, for it announces that the hurt is to be taken seriously, that the hurt is not to be accepted as normal and natural, but is an abnormal and unacceptable condition for humanness.” ~ Walter Brueggemann
  30. “Buddhism has turned me on to my humanness, and is challenging my humanness so that I can become more human.” ~ Herbie Hancock
  31. “I have seen in the Halls of Congress more idealism, more humanness, more compassion, more profiles of courage than in any other institution that I have ever known.” ~ Hubert H. Humphrey
  32. “Anyone determined to find another person or group inferior can always find whole lists of grounds that demonstrate inferiority because we are all inferior to the ideals of humanness we have erected.” ~ Marilyn French

  33. “However great an intellectual may be, however great one may be as a scholar or a man of learning, one has also to acquire humanness. Without humanness, scholarship and intellectual eminence are of no value.” ~ Sathya Sai Baba
  34. “Wouldn’t it be great if we could be a little less judgmental and a little more forgiving of each other’s humanness? We’re only here a short time. Let’s pay more attention to the good and not the bad in one another.” ~ Patrick Fabian
  35. “Human society needs essntially fellow-feeling and unity. When these two are present, humanness will flourish.” ~ Sathya Sai Baba
  36. “When a child of the streets stands before you in rags, with a tear-stained face, you cannot easily forget him. And yet, you are perplexed what to do. The human soul is difficult to interfere with. You hesitate how far you should go.” ~ Charles Loring Brace

  37. “Humanizing birth means understanding that the woman giving birth is a human being, not a machine and not just a container for making babies. Showing women-half of all people-that they are inferior and inadequate by taking away their power to give birth is a tragedy for all society.” ~ Marsden Wagner
  38. “Those with dementia are still people and they still have stories and they still have character and they’re all individuals and they’re all unique. And they just need to be interacted with on a human level.” ~ Carey Mulligan
  39. “When you are awakened to being a being, even though you’re not yet being it, the purpose of you being in a body fundamentally shifts. In that shift, you know within that you are not first any longer about your humanness. Your humanness is included and it’s no longer fundamental, altering your sense of reality.” ~ John de Ruiter
  40. “Language was invented to ask questions.” ~ Eric Hoffer

  41. “This self-respect and sense of self-worth, the innermost armament of the soul, lies at the heart of humanness; to be deprived of it is to be dehumanized, to be cleaved from, and cast below, mankind.” ~ Laura Hillenbrand
  42. “There is nothing more lonely than eternity. And nothing is more cozy for us than to be a human being. This indeed is another contradiction-how can we keep the bonds of our humanness and still venture gladly and purposefully into the absolute loneliness of eternity?” ~ Carlos Castaneda
  43. “If God were to remove all evil from our world (but somehow leave human beings on the planet), it would mean that the essence of ‘humanness’ would be destroyed. We would become robots.” ~ Billy Graham
  44. “Zen is a totally different kind of religion. It brings humanness to religion. It is not bothered about anything superhuman; its whole concern is how to make ordinary life a blessing.” ~ Rajneesh

  45. “Love can exist only after meditation, not before it. That is a simple existential law. Before meditation – only lust, only sexuality. Before meditation you are an animal and not really a human being. With meditation a transformation comes: you become human, and out of your humanness, love flows.” ~ Rajneesh
  46. “We’re being asked to bring our humanness along in holding that love and compassion for ourselves as we make our way through this energetic time of transformation.” ~ Christine McCormick Day
  47. “Lighten up on yourself. No one is perfect. Gently accept your humanness.” ~ Deborah Day
  48. “Let us be those creative dissenters who will call our beloved nation to a higher destiny. To a new plateau of compassion, to a more noble expression of humanness.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

  49. “For those who feel their lives are a grave disappointment to God, it requires enormous trust and reckless, raging confidence to accept that the love of Jesus Christ knows no shadow of alteration or change. When Jesus said, “Come to me, all you who labor and are heavy burdened,” He assumed we would grow weary, discouraged, and disheartened along the way. These words are a touching testimony to the genuine humanness of Jesus. He had no romantic notion of the cost of discipleship. He knew that following Him was as unsentimental as duty, as demanding as love.” ~ Brennan Manning
  50. “Only when we accept and forgive all that is or has been the good, the bad, and the ugly of our human lives can we get off the guilt trip and back into the flow. That means we must love our humanness and all of our failings; we must accept, learn from, and yes, even love our mistakes.” ~ Sonia Choquette
  51. “Culture has lead us to betray our own aboriginal spirit and wholeness, into an ever-worsening realm of synthetic, isolating, impoverishing estrangement. Which is not to say that there are no more everyday pleasures, without which we would loose our humanness. But as our plight deepens, we glimpse how much must be erased for our redemption.” ~ John Zerzan
  52. “If our hearts are ready for anything, we can open to our inevitable losses, and to the depths of our sorrow. We can grieve our lost loves, our lost youth, our lost health, our lost capacities. This is part of our humanness, part of the expression of our love for life.” ~ Tara Brach

  53. “The men began to trade tales of atrocities, first stories they had heard, then those they’d witnessed, and finally the things that had happened to themselves. A litany of personal humiliation, outrage, and anger turned sicklelike back to themselves as humor. They laughed then, uproariously, about the speed with which they had run, the pose they had assumed, the ruse they had invented to escape or decrease some threat to their manliness, their humanness. All but Empire State, who stood, broom in hand and drop-lipped, with the expression of a very intelligent ten-year-old.” ~ Toni Morrison
  54. “The biblical lifestyle is always a witness of resistance to the status quo in politics, economics, and all society. It is a witness of resurrection from death. Paradoxically, those who embark on the biblical witness constantly risk death – through execution, exile, imprisonment, persecution, defamation, or harassment – at the behest of the rulers of this age. Yet those who do not resist the rulers of the present darkness are consigned to a moral death, the death of their humanness. That, of all the ways of dying, is the most ignominious.” ~ William Stringfellow
  55. “Perhaps we were each allotted only a certain amount of love – enough for only an initial meeting – a serendipitous clumsiness. When it leaves to find others, the difficulty begins because we are faced with our humanness, our past, our very being.” ~ Simon Van Booy
  56. “Celebrate your humanness, celebrate your craziness, celebrate your inadequacies, celebrate your loneliness … but celebrate YOU!” ~ Leo Buscaglia

  57. “Language is the most elementary aspect to our humanness, probably. In addition to that, it’s the embodiment, it’s the apotheosis of the human experience, it’s the way we summarize ourselves.” ~ George Carlin
  58. “Our humanness is the part of us that we try and push away, that we don’t want to see, that we don’t like. It’s about self-acceptance, number one, and it’s also about accepting our creation.” ~ Christine McCormick Day
  59. “The enumeration of human values as five – Truth, Righteousness, Peace, Love and Non-violence is not correct. They are all facets of the foundational humanness. They grow together; they are absence of Inner conflicts. How can one have peace when he revels in violence of speach and action?” ~ Sathya Sai Baba
  60. “When we listen for feelings and needs – we can see that people who seem like monsters are simply human beings whose language and behavior sometimes keep us from seeing their humanness.” ~ Marshall B. Rosenberg

  61. “I don’t like taking a sly picture on the side. I like the direct approach. I want to be as honest to myself and the subject as possible. And I’m depending on their humanness to come through.” ~ Jurgen Teller
  62. “I guess I think that sex and desire and humiliation are central to my experience of consciousness – to my experience of humanness – and I wanted to explore the ways that they circle around and approach and fail to add up to love, or the ways that those three terms – sex, desire, love – can in some lights seem synonymous and in others like elements entirely alien to one another.” ~ Garth Greenwell
  63. “We need to be willing to witness ourselves in all the shades of our humanness, and to come into the heart space daily and just hold ourselves with love and compassion.” ~ Christine McCormick Day

  64. “At the present moment, in the prevailing situation, what is most essential is the cultivation of love. Losing love mankind has lost its humanness. Love is the Supreme human value. Truth, righteousness, peace and non-violence are other human values. Knowing these values, men are foolishly leading valueless lives.” ~ Sathya Sai Baba
  65. “Love is at once the most creative and yet simultaneously destructive force in the world, and thus, in our lives. And I don’t mean the Hallmark sentimental type of love, although that is part of it. But a deeper obligation that we have to each other: the obligation to reflect our humanness at each other, to reflect back the things others show us and we, them.” ~ Chris Abani

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