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Human Nature Quotations

Quotations about our very own human nature.

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"We are inclined to believe those whom we do not know because they have never deceived us."
-Dr. Samuel Johnson

"Man is unhappy because he is ignorant of nature."
-Paul-Henri Holbach

"Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live."
-Margaret Fuller

"Ambition can take you far, but who are you when you get there?"
-Garrison Keillor

"The observation of others is coloured by our inability to observe ourselves impartially. We can never be impartial about anything until we can be impartial about our own organism."
-A. R. Orage

"If you make people think that they are thinking, they will love you; but if you really make them think, they will hate you."

"He spurns the thing he sought, and seeks anew
What he just spurned; he seethes, his life's askew."

"We believe nothing so firmly as what we least know."
-Michel de Montaigne

"Every man has his follies -- and often they are the most interesting thing he had got."
-Josh Billings

"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping that it will eat him last."
-Sir Winston Spencer Churchill

"There is nobody so irritating as somebody with less intelligence and more sense than we have."
-Don Herold

"Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together."
-Eugene Ionesco

"When people have no other tyrant, their own public opinion becomes one."
-Edward Bulwer-Lytton

"Understanding human needs is half the job of meeting them."
-Adlai Stevenson

"Our mind is capable of passing beyond the dividing line we have drawn for it. Beyond the pairs of opposites of which the world consists, other, new insights begin."
-Herman Hesse

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