Found 124 quotes starting with HU:

Human animal is considered the most valuable animal to enforce/ensure each others growth
– GSAN
Human beings are born into this little span of life of which the best thing is its friendship and intimacies, and soon their places will know them no more, and yet they leave their friendships and intimacies with no cultivation, to grow as they will by the roadside, expecting them to "keep" by force of inertia.
– William James
Human beings are compelled to live within a lie, but they can be compelled to do so only because they are in fact capable of living in this way. Therefore not only does the system alienate humanity, but at the same time alienated humanity supports this system as its own involuntary master plan, as a degenerate image of its own degeneration, as a record of people's own failure as individuals.
– Václav Havel
Human beings are compelled to live within a lie, but they can be compelled to do so only because they are in fact capable of living in this way. Therefore not only does the system alienate humanity, but at the same time alienated humanity supports this system as its own involuntary masterplan, as a degenerate image of its own degeneration, as a record of people's own failure as individuals.
– Vaclav Havel
Human beings are free except when humanity needs them.
– Orson Scott Card
Human beings are full of emotion, and the teacher who knows how to use it will have dedicated learners. It means sending dominant signals instead of submissive ones with your eyes, body and voice.
– Leon Lessinger
Human Beings are just good enough to make democracy possible...just bad enough to make it neccessary.
– Reinhold Niebuhr
Human beings are not condemned, because of their biological constitution, to annihilate each other or to be at the mercy of a cruel, self-inflicted fate.
– Albert Einstein
Human beings are part of nature. Anything they do is natural. It's impossible for anything in nature to do anything unnatural.
– Philip Jose Farmer
Human beings are perhaps never more frightening than when they are convinced beyond doubt that they are right.
– Laurens Van der Post
Human beings are seventy percent water, and with some the rest is collagen.
– Martin Mull
Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home.
– Bill Cosby
Human beings are unsatisfied beggar.
– Prakash Adhikari
Human beings cannot stand too much reality.
– Thomas S. Eliot, Four Quartets
Human beings have an inalienable right to invent themselves.
– Germaine Greer
Human beings must be known to be loved but Divine beings must be loved to be known.
– Pascal
Human beings who blind themselves to human need make themselves less human.
– William Sloane Coffin
Human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.
– William James
Human beings, for all their pretensions, have a remarkable propensity for lending themselves to classification somewhere within neatly labelled categories. Even the outrageous exceptions may be classified as outrageous exceptions
– W. J. Reichmann
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
– Douglas Adams
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others…
– Douglas Adams
Human brutes, like other beasts, find snares and poison in the provision of life, and are allured by their appetites to their destruction.
– Jonathan Swift
Human consciousness arose but a minute before midnight on the geological clock. Yet we mayflies try to bend an ancient world to our purposes, ignorant perhaps of the messages buried in its long history. Let us hope that we are still in the early morning of our April day.
– Stephen Jay Gould
Human Dignity has gleamed only now and then and here and there, in lonely splendor, throughout the ages, a hope of the better men, never an achievement of the majority.
– James Thurber
Human excellence means nothing unless it works with the consent of God.
– Euripides
Human experience, like the stern-lights of a ship at sea, illumines only the path which we have passed over.
– Coleridge
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
– H. G. Wells
Human history’s the most funny and yet the most tragic discovery will be the discovery of the religious people that all religions are man-made! And this childish discovery will enable the pious to make an intellectual jump in upwards direction. The devout will turn into a progressive man and the history will flow faster in the progressive direction.
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Human judges can show mercy. But against the laws of nature, there is no appeal.
– Arthur C. Clarke
Human kind cannot bear much reality.
– T. S. Eliot
Human kind is made up of two sexes, women and men. Is it possible that a mass is improved by the improvement of only one part and the other part is ignored? Is it possible that if half of a mass is tied to earth with chains and the other half can soar into skies?
– M.K. Ataturk
Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.
– Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Human life is a continuous thread which each of us spins to his own pattern, rich and complex in meaning. There are no natural knots in it. Yet knots form, nearly always in adolescence.
– Henri Estienne
Human memory is a marvelous but fallacious instrument. The memories which lie within us are not carved in stone; not only do they tend to become erased as the years go by, but often they change, or even increase by incorporating extraneous features.
– Primo Levi
Human mind can grasp everything in the universe; but it cannot change everything!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Human misery is too great for men to do without faith.
– Heinrich Heine
Human nature constitutes a part of the evidence in every case.
– Elisha Potter
Human nature is not of itself vicious.
– Thomas Paine
Human nature is so well disposed towards those who are in interesting situations, that a young person, who either marries or dies, is sure of being kindly spoken of.
– Jane Austen, Emma
Human reason has this peculiar fate that in one species of its knowledge it is burdened by questions which, as prescribed by the very nature of reason itself, it is not able to ignore, but which, as transcending all its powers, it is also not able to answer.
– Immanuel Kant, CRITIQUE OF PURE REASON
Human reason is by nature architectonic.
– Immanuel Kant, CRITIQUE OF PURE REASON
Human reason is like a drunken man on horseback; set it up on one side, and it tumbles over on the other.
– Luther
Human reason needs only to will more strongly than fate, and she is fate.
– Thomas Mann
Human rights is the soul of our foreign policy, because human rights is the very soul of our sense of nationhood.
– James Earl Jimmy Carter, Jr.
Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
Human science is an uncertain guess.
– Edward G. Prior
Human speech is a cracked cauldron on which we knock out tunes for dancing bears, when we wish to conjure pity from the stars.
– Gustave Flaubert, "Madame Bovary"
Human status ought not to depend upon the changing demands of the economic process.
– Sir William Temple
Human subtelty will never devise an invention more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does Nature, because in her inventions, nothing is lacking and nothing is superfluous.
– Leonardo DaVinci
Human war has been the most successful of our cultural traditions.
– Robert Ardrey
Humanities deepest desire for knowledge is justification enough for continuing our quest. and our goal is nothing less than a complete description of the universe we live in.
– Stephen Hawking
Humanity can be quite cold to those whose eyes see the world differently.
– Eric A. Burns, Gossamer Commons, 08-24-05
Humanity does not ask us to be happy. It merely asks us to be brilliant on its behalf. Survival first, then happiness as we can manage it.
– Orson Scott Card
Humanity faces a quantum leap forward. It faces the deepest social upheaval and creative restructuring of all time. Without clearly recognizing it, we are engaged in building a remarkable new civilization from the ground up. This is the meaning of the Third Wave.
– Alvin Toffler
Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible, and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature.
– Tom Robbins
Humanity has won its battle. Liberty now has a country.
– Marquis de Lafayette
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
– Richard Buckminster Fuller
Humanity is composed but of two categories, the invalids and the nurses.
– Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Humanity is not a gift of nature, it is a spiritual achievement to be earned.
– Richard Bach
Humanity is the virtue of a woman, generosity that of a man.
– Adam Smith
Humanity must have a speed of advance higher than the speed of advance of cosmic disasters or big global catastrophes!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Humanity needs practical men, who get the most out of their work, and, without forgetting the general good, safeguard their own interests. But humanity also needs dreamers, for whom the disinterested development of an enterprise is so captivating that it becomes impossible for them to devote their care to their own material profit. A well-organized society should assure to such workers the efficient means of accomplishing their task, in a life freed from material care and freely consecrated to research.
– Marie Curie
Humanity's survival does not depend on reducing differences to a common identity, but on learning to live creatively with differences.
– Unknown
Humankind cannot stand very much reality.
– T. S. Eliot
Humankind differs from the animals only by a little, and most people throw that away.
– Confucius, Roots of Wisdom 4th edition
Humankind's chief fault is that they have so many small ones.
– Jean Paul
Humans always have fear of an unknown situation -- this is normal. The important thing is what we do about it. If fear is permitted to become a paralyzing thing that interferes with proper action, then it is harmful. The best antidote to fear is to know all we can about a situation.
– John Herschel Glenn, Jr.
Humans are driven by a perpetual and restless desire of power.
– Thomas Hobbes
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
– Douglas Adams
Humans are so foolish--we measure ourselves by our residue.
– Leslie Miklosy
Humans are the only animals that have children on purpose with the exception of guppies, who like to eat theirs.
– P. J. O'Rourke
Humans are the only creatures that have the ability to forgive.
– Tom Zegan
Humans have a knack for choosing precisely the things that are worst for them.
– J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter
Humans live best when each has a place to stand, when each knows where he belongs in the scheme of things and what he may achieve. Destroy the place and you destroy the person.
– Frank Herbert, Dune
Humans live best when each has his place, when each knows where he belongs in the scheme of things. Destroy the place and destroy the person.
– Frank Herbert, Dune
Humans'race is just simply full of colors,but human itself is truly complicated.
– Zartarius McDade
Humans'race is just simply full of colors,but human itself is truly complicated.
– Zartarius McDade
Humility and full consciousness are inseparable.
– Bryant McGill
Humility and full consciousness are inseparable.
– Bryant McGill
Humility is a strange thing. The minute you think you've got it, you've lost it.
– E. D. Hulse
Humility is a virtue all preach, none practise, and yet everybody is content to hear. The master thinks it good doctrine for his servant, the laity for the clergy, and the clergy for the laity.
– John Selden
Humility is indeed beatness, a compulsory virtue that no one exhibits unless he has to.
– William S. Burroughs
Humility is no substitute for a good personality.
– Fran Lebowitz
Humility is not disgraceful, and carries no loss of true pride.
– Ernest Hemingway, "The Old Man and the Sea"
Humility is the embarrassment you feel when you tell people how wonderful you are.
– Laurence Peter
Humility is to make a right estimate of one's self it is no humility for a man to think less of himself than he ought, though it might rather puzzle him to do that.
– Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Humility must always be the portion of any man who receives acclaim earned in the blood of his followers and the sacrifices of his friends.
– Dwight D Eisenhower
Humor - the perfect relationship of the parts to the whole.
– Author Unknown
Humor brings insight and tolerance. Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding.
– Agnes Repplier
Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but the thing dies in the process and the innards are discouraging to any but the pure scientific mind.
– E. B. White
Humor distorts nothing, and only false gods are laughed off their earthly pedestals.
– Agnes Repplier
Humor distorts nothing, and only false gods are laughed off their pedestals.
– Agnes Repplier
Humor is a rubber sword - it allows you to make a point without drawing blood.
– Mary Hirsch
Humor is a rubber sword--it allows you to make a point without drawing blood.
– Mary Hirsch
Humor is also a way of saying something serious.
– T. S. Eliot
Humor is always based on a modicum of truth. Have you ever heard a joke about a father-in-law
– Dick Clark
Humor is always based on a modicum of truth. Have you ever heard a joke about a father-in-law?
– Dick Clark
Humor is by far the most significant activity of the human brain.
– Edward De Bono
Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility.
– James Thurber
Humor is just another defense against the universe.
– Mel Brooks
Humor is mankind's greatest blessing.
– Mark Twain
Humor is not a postscript or an incidental afterthought it is a serious and weighty part of the world's economy. One feels increasingly the height of the faculty in which it arises, the nobility of things associated with it, and the greatness of services it renders.
– Oscar W. Firkins
Humor is perhaps a sense of intellectual perspective an awareness that some things are really important, others not and that the two kinds are most oddly jumbled in everyday affairs.
– Christopher Morley
Humor is richly rewarding to the person who employs it. It has some value in gaining and holding attention. But it has no persuasive value at all.
– John Kenneth Galbraith
Humor is something that thrives between man's aspirations and his limitations. There is more logic in humor than in anything else. Because, you see, humor is truth.
– Victor Borge
Humor is the affectionate communication of insight.
– Leo C. Rosten
Humor is the first of the gifts to perish in a foreign tongue.
– Virginia Woolf
Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritations and resentments slip away and a sunny spirit takes their place.
– Mark Twain
Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritations and resentments slip away, and a sunny spirit takes their place.
– Mark Twain
Humor is the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor for a subject which will not bear raillery is suspicious, and a jest which will not bear serious examination is false wit.
– Aristotle
Humor is the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor; for a subject which will not bear raillery is suspicious, and a jest which will not bear serious examination is false wit.
– Aristotle
Humor is, I think, the sublets and chanciest of literary forms. It is surely not accidental that there are a thousand novelists, essayists, poets or journalists for each humorist. It is a long, long time between James Thurbers
– Leo Rosten
Humor is, I think, the subtlest and chanciest of literary forms. It is surely not accidental that there are a thousand novelists, essayists, poets or journalists for each humorist. It is a long, long time between James Thurbers.
– Leo C. Rosten
Humor the sons of the poor, for they give science its splendor.
– The Talmud
Humore is an affirmation of man's dignity, a declaration of man's superiority to all that befalls him.
– Romain Cary
Humorists can never start to take themselves seriously. It's literary suicide.
– Erma Bombeck
Humour is a cog in the machine we call love.
– Aaron J. Munzer
Hunger brings people down, but pride can help them get up.
– Vikrant Parsai
Hunger makes thief of any man.
– Pearl Sydenstricker Buck
Hurt him. Hurt him and save him
– Craig Pearce
Hurting people is my business.
– Sugar Ray Robinson
Husbands are awkward things to deal with even keeping them in hot water will not make them tender.
– Mary Lorraine Buckley
Husbands are like fires - they go out when unattended.
– Zsa Zsa Gabor
Husbands never become good; they merely become proficient.
– H. L. Mencken

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