human Quotes

Economics brings into full view that conflict of choice which is one of the permanent characteristics of human existence.
tags: human choice existence conflict economics
— Lionel Robbins, Baron Robbins
Language is one of the fundamental principles of human understanding. It is the way we interact with each other and how we grasp the world we live in. Intelligence is the ability to avoid doing work, yet getting the work done.
— Linus Torvalds
Just one living cell in the human body is, more complex than New York City.
tags: living human body complex
— Linus Pauling
We must have research for peace ... It would embrace the outstanding problems of morality. The time has come for man's intellect, his scientific method, to win over the immoral brutality and irrationality of war and militarism ... Now we are forced to eliminate from the world forever this vestige of prehistoric barbarism, this curse to the human race.
tags: time peace world morality human forever problem war race research
— Linus Pauling
I like people. I like animals, too-whales and quail, dinosaurs and dodos. But I like human beings especially, and I am unhappy that the pool of human germ plasm, which determines the nature of the human race, is deteriorating.
tags: animals nature people human race
— Linus Pauling
At the end of the day, life's about realising one's human potential. I don't know if I've realised mine, but I've certainly gone a long way towards realising some goals and some dreams.
tags: human potential gone goal dreams
— Linton Kwesi Johnson
That the language of the poetry of Jamaican music is rastafarian or biblical language cannot simply be put down to the colonizer and his satanic missionaries. The fact is that the historical experience of the black Jamaican is an experience of the most acute human suffering, desolation and despair in the cruel world that is the colonial world.
tags: world suffering experience language human despair facts music poetry historical black
— Linton Kwesi Johnson
Philanthropy is lost. The human spirit is suppressed. Most people want a legacy; they want to give something back, a library, a hospital wing, a donation to their church. This is a form of socialism that must go.
tags: people human lost church socialism library spirit wings
— Lindsey Graham
Every state and the federal government have laws that protect people from acts of violence, and those laws should be enforced. What I want to see in America is that if you hurt a human being and you bring pain in their life, that's all we need to know. If you did it illegally, you should be prosecuted.
tags: people pain hurt human violence law government america
— Lindsey Graham
I did get to work with Anthony Hopkins on 'The Human Stain.' If I ever manage to accomplish a quarter of what he's achieved, I'll have had one hell of a career.
tags: work human hell career
— Lindsay Lohan
Certain social situations make me feel like a square peg in a round hole. Realising you can connect to the human race through song makes me feel less alien.
tags: human song race
— Lindi Ortega
The Orenda is a powerful story from history, folklore and the imagination, based on the universality of human cruelty, superstition and perseverance. Wonderful writing.
— Linden MacIntyre
Hundreds of scientists from around the world are gathering in Washington, D.C. for what some say could be a historic meeting. They are attending an international summit to debate one of the most controversial subjects in modern science , editing human DNA.
tags: world human historic scientist dna meeting
— Linda Wertheimer
Attention is the most powerful tool of the human spirit. We can enhance or augment our attention with practices like meditation and exercise, diffuse it with technologies like email and Blackberries, or alter it with pharmaceuticals. In the end, though, we are fully responsible for how we choose to use this extraordinary tool.
— Linda Stone
There is a place where the human enters dream and myth, and becomes a part of it, or maybe it is the other way around when the story grows from the body and spirit of humankind. In any case, we are a story, each of us, a bundle of stories, some as false as phantom islands but believed in nevertheless. Some might be true.
tags: human true body stories spirit dreams
— Linda Hogan
There is a language beyond human language, an elemental language, one that arises from the land itself.
tags: language human
— Linda Hogan
There is a still place, a gap between the worlds, spoken by the tribal knowings of thousands of years. In it are silent flyings that stand aside from human struggles and the designs of our own makings. At times, when we are silent enough, still enough, we take a step into such mystery, the place of spirit, and mystery, we must remember, by its very nature does not wish to be known.
tags: time nature world mystery human knowing struggle wishes spirit year
— Linda Hogan
There is a geography of the human spirit, common to all peoples.
tags: human spirit geography
— Linda Hogan
Let's kneel down through all the worlds of the body like lovers. I know I am a tree and full of life and I know you, you are the flying one and will leave. But can't we swallow the sweetness and can't you sing in my arms and sleep in the human light of the sun and moon I have been drinking alone.
tags: world human sleep alone body moon drinking lover
— Linda Hogan
When there is good news, and it is news , we do report it, but usually news is a record of human failure. Those wanting to celebrate human accomplishment are, as someone said, advised to go to the sports section.
tags: failure human
— Linda Ellerbee
Some of the qualities that go into making a good reporter - aggressiveness, a certain sneakiness, a secretive nature, nosiness, the ability to find out that which someone wants hidden, the inability to take 'no' with any sort of grace, a taste for gossip, rudeness, a fair disdain for what people will think of you and an occasional and calculated disregard for rules - are also qualities that go into making a very antisocial human being.
tags: nature people grace human rules quality
— Linda Ellerbee
I think we do people a great disservice by putting them on a pedestal and not allowing them to be human.
tags: people human
— Linda D. Thompson
It's a disservice, really, when we put celebrated people on a pedestal and don't allow them to be human. It's a very lonely experience for the individual. It's not a sustainable way to live.
tags: people live experience human
— Linda D. Thompson
One of the biggest lessons I also learned from living with Elvis and loving him for so many years was that we're all human, and no matter what level one has reached in terms of fame, they're still human beings.
tags: lessons living human loving fame year
— Linda D. Thompson
Their prejudice allowed white Southerners to look the other way when blacks were denied their most basic human rights, and it encouraged the worst of them to engage in unspeakable acts of cruelty and violence.
tags: human violence right prejudice cruelty black
— Linda Chavez
Since January 2002, when the United States began detaining at Guantanamo Bay enemy combatants captured in Afghanistan, Iraq, and other fronts in the war on terror, critics have complained of human rights abuses.
tags: enemies human abuse right enemy war
— Linda Chavez
We have created not a Brave New World, but a vulgar marketplace, where human attributes come with a price tag.
tags: world human
— Linda Chavez
There is a great probability that our loss of capacity for enjoying the positive joys of life is largely due to the decreased sensibility of our senses and our lack of full use of them. All human happiness is sensuous happiness.
tags: happiness joy loss human positive
— Lin Yutang
The purpose of a short story is ... that the reader shall come away with the satisfactory feeling that a particular insight into human character has been gained, or that his (or her) knowledge of life has been deepened, or that pity, love or sympathy for a human being is awakened.
tags: character human insight stories
— Lin Yutang
Such is human psychology that if we don't express our joy, we soon cease to feel it.
tags: joy human psychology
— Lin Yutang
Everything that we think God has in his mind necessarily proceeds from our own mind; it is what we imagine to be in God's mind, and it is really difficult for human intelligence to guess at a divine intelligence. What we usually end up with by this sort of reasoning is to make God the color-sergeant of our army and to make Him as chauvinistic as ourselves.
tags: human divine god intelligence mind imagine
— Lin Yutang
Sometimes there are more tears than laughter, and sometimes there is more laughter than tears, and sometimes you feel so choked you can neither weep nor laugh. For tears and laughter there will always be so long as there is human life. When our tear wells have run dry and the voice of laughter is silenced, the world will be truly dead.
tags: laughter world human tears
— Lin Yutang
The human mind is a curious thing. It can take just so much and no more.
tags: human mind
— Lin Yutang
I distrust all dead and mechanical formulas for expressing anything connected with human affairs and human personalities. Putting human affairs in exact formulas shows in itself a lack of the sense of humor and therefore a lack of wisdom.
tags: humor human personality wisdom
— Lin Yutang
My faith in human dignity consists in the belief that man is the greatest scamp on earth. Human dignity must be associated with the idea of a scamp and not with that of an obedient, disciplined and regimented soldier.
tags: belief men human earth dignity faith ideas
— Lin Yutang
Art is both creation and recreation. Of the two ideas, I think art as recreation or as sheer play of the human spirit is more important.
tags: human creation spirit ideas
— Lin Yutang
All human happiness is sensuous happiness.
tags: happiness human
— Lin Yutang
All human beings are like travelers floating down the eternal river of time, embarking at a certain point and disembarking again at another point in order to make room for others waiting below the river to come aboard.
tags: time human
— Lin Yutang
What threatens civilization today is not war, but the changing conception of life values entailed by certain political doctrines. Only by recapturing the dream of human freedom and restoring the importance of the common man's liberties can that undermining threat to modern civilization be averted
tags: freedom human value civilization political war liberty dreams
— Lin Yutang
Organized religion has a part in the evolution of personal religion. It is the material upon which personal religion is grafted, but the process of grafting must be individual. Every human soul must, through thought, prayer, and study, cultivate his [sic] own religion to suit himself.
tags: thoughts personal human soul process prayer evolution
— Lily Montagu