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Famous Quotes & Quotations About Human Nature:

A human being: an ingenious assembly of portable plumbing.
~ Christopher Morley, Human Being.

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, Our Allotted Lifetimes.

Human nature, if healthy, demands excitement; and if it does not obtain its thrilling excitement in the right way, it will seek it in the wrong. God never makes bloodless stoics; He makes no passionless saints.
~ Oswald Chambers.

I hate mankind, for I think myself one of the best of them, and I know how bad I am.
~ Joseph Baretti.

If man were relieved of all superstition, and all prejudice, and had replaced these with a keen sensitivity to his real environment, and moreover had achieved a level of communication so simplified that one syllable could express his every thought, then he would have achieved the level of intelligence already achieved by his dog.
~ Robert Brault Quotes.

In nature a repulsive caterpillar turns into a lovely butterfly. But with humans it is the other way around: a lovely butterfly turns into a repulsive caterpillar.
~ Anton Chekhov.

It would indeed be a tragedy if the history of the human race proved to be nothing more than the story of an ape playing with a box of matches on a petrol dump.
~ David Ormsby Gore.

Man is an intelligence in servitude to his organs.
~ Aldous Huxley.

Man is harder than rock and more fragile than an egg.
~ Yugoslav Proverb.

Man is harder than iron, stronger than stone and more fragile than a rose.
~ Turkish Proverb.

Man is rated the highest animal, at least among all animals who returned the questionnaire.
~ Robert Brault Quotes.

Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is.
~ Albert Camus Quotes.

Man is the only kind of varmint sets his own trap, baits it, then steps in it.
~ John Steinbeck, Sweet Thursday.

Men are cruel, but Man is kind.
~ Rabindranath Tagore Quotes.

Monkeys are superior to men in this: When a monkey looks into a mirror, he sees a monkey.
~ Malcolm de Chazal

O poor mortals, how ye make this earth bitter for each other.
~ Thomas Carlyle, The French Revolution, vol. I, book II, chapter 1

Ocean: A body of water occupying two-thirds of a world made for man - who has no gills.
~ Ambrose Bierce Quotes.

Only on paper has humanity yet achieved glory, beauty, truth, knowledge, virtue, and abiding love.
~ George Bernard Shaw Quotes.

Such is the human race, often it seems a pity that Noah... didn't miss the boat.
~ Mark Twain Quotes.

That in man which cannot be domesticated is not his evil but his goodness.
~ Antonio Porchia, Voces.

The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.
~ Don Marquis.

The disastrous history of our species indicates the futility of all attempts at a diagnosis which do not take into account the possibility that homo sapiens is a victim of one of evolution's countless mistakes.
~ Arthur Koestler, Janus: A Summing Up.

The human race is a race of cowards; and I am not only marching in that procession but carrying a banner.
~ Mark Twain Quotes, Reflections on Being the Delight of God.

The human species is made up of seven billion subspecies each consisting of one specimen.
~ Robert Brault Quotes.

The true man walks the earth as the stars walk the heavens, grandly obedient to those laws which are implanted in his nature.
~ Lemuel K. Washburn, Is The Bible Worth Reading And Other Essays.

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