Best 192 of Being human quotes - MyQuotes
So many mistakes. So many bad choices. So many tragedies and hurts brought to innocent people with the best of intentions or with no intentions at all. It was so hard to be human. It was so hard to be alive.
The days of our lives, for all of us, are numbered. We know that. And yes, there are certainly times when we aren't able to muster as much strength and patience as we would like. It's called being human.
Let's all help each other be a little bit better at being human beings.
Of course I'm ill, I'm alive aren't I?
The notion that a vast gulf exists between "criminals" and those of us who have never served time in prison is a fiction created by the racial ideology that birthed mass incarceration, namely that there is something fundamentally wrong and morally inferior about "them." The reality, though, is that all of us have done wrong. As noted earlier, studies suggest that most Americans violate drug laws in their lifetime. Indeed, most of us break the law not once but repeatedly throughout our lives. Yet only some of us will be arrested, charged, convicted of a crime, branded a criminal or a felon, and ushered into a permanent undercaste. Who becomes a social pariah and excommunicated from civil society and who trots off to college bears scant relationship to the morality of the crimes committed. Who is more blameworthy: the young black kid who hustles on the street corner, selling weed to help his momma pay rent? Or the college kid who deals drugs out of his dorm room so that he'll have cash to finance his spring break? Who should we fear? The kid in the 'hood who joined a gang and now carries a gun for security, because his neighborhood is frightening and unsafe? Or the suburban high school student who has a drinking problem but keeps getting behind the wheel? Our racially biased system of mass incarceration exploits the fact that all people break the law and make mistakes at various points in their lives with varying degrees of justification. Screwing up-failing to live by one's highest ideals and values-is part of what makes us human.
Safe?” Her voice was small, timid and delicate. But beautiful. The one word chimed like little bells. Her first word spoken to me.
One of the penalties of being a human being is other human beings.
Either way, you were connected. By your desires. By your defiance. By the simple, complicated fact of who you were.
... but as with so may diagnoses it is, in the end, the symptoms that matter, not the cause, because this is what being alive means, this is what being a person means, to be sickened by an illness known as you.
Part of being human is that we can’t go back, we can only hope that if we come across that moment again we’ll do it the right way.
Don’t get addicted to being human. This is only temporary.
… but only because exhaustion is a life-sign; it is at least a form of being human.
Thomas Lloyd Qualls
To be human is to be whole, but to fail to see this wholeness.
Merely being human is morally significant.
You’re human, and sometimes the vagaries of life are just too delicious to ignore.
Yes, I value emotions deeply. Call me sensitive, call me weak, call me outdated, call me anything you may, but tell me the truth, can you deny emotions give life to life. If Emotions are an integral part of Being Human, Why do people suppress feeling them ? Does the bruising scare them ? Than I wonder who is weak ?
Ramana Maharshi and Rumi would agree: the joy of being human is in uncovering the core we already are, the treasure buried in the ruin.
Pradėjau suprasti, kad jei idėja paprasta, nereiškia, jog lengvai įgyvendinama. Gali sau murkti pritardama aukštiems principams, bet kas iš to, jei gyveni jų nesilaikydama.
Music is part of being human.
Do not let other people invade your personality. Remember that every human being is a unique phenomenon, and worth developing. You will meet many who have no resources of their own, and who will try to fasten themselves upon you. You will find others eager to tell you what to do and think and be. But it is better to go apart and learn to be yourself.
Fuck-ups are all too human. It's the purists one has to fear.
Do something better and different that people know you by your work not by your name.
We forget that we humans are animals, inextricably connected to the world and everything in it. In the rush to bring GMO food to the world because it was good for us, nobody had asked the question whether it would be good for the world.
It is time we reverted to the teaching of Socrates. ‘Know thyself,’ exhorted the wise man, in season and out of season; and it will be well with us when we understand that to acquaint a child with himself––what he is as a human being––is a great part of education.
We are what we love. If we love God, in whose image we were created, we discover ourselves in him and we cannot help being happy: we have already achieved something of the fullness of being for which we were destined in our creation. If we love everything else but God, we contradict the image born in our very essence, and we cannot help being unhappy, because we are living a caricature of what we are meant to be.
Sometimes the novel is not ready to be written because you haven't met the inspiration for your main character yet. Sometimes you need two more years of life experience before you can make your masterpiece into something that will feel real and true and raw to other people. Sometimes you're not falling in love because whatever you need to know about yourself is only knowable through solitude. Sometimes you haven't met your next collaborator. Sometimes your sadness encircles you because, one day, it will be the opus upon which you build your life. We all know this: Our experience cannot always be manipulated. Yet, we don't act as though we know this truth. We try so hard to manipulate and control our lives, to make creativity into a game to win, to shortcut success because others say they have, to process emotions and uncertainty as if these are linear journeys. You don't get to game the system of your life. You just don't. You don't get to control every outcome and aspect as a way to never give in to the uncertainty and unpredictability of something that's beyond what you understand. It's the basis of presence: to show up as you are in this moment and let that be enough.
You have all the tools and resources you need. What you do with them is up to you.
I told them that if someone tells a lie, that person is not *just* a liar. If you take something that does not belong to you, you're not *just* a thief. Even if you kill someone, you're not *just* a killer.
Only you can take responsibility for your happiness..but you can't do it alone. It's the great paradox of being human.
Thats the beautiful thing about being human: Things change.
Being human in the digital world is about building a digital world for humans.
Harold could no longer pass a stranger without acknowledging the truth that everyone was the same, and also unique; and that this was the dilemma of being human.
A culture that values production over life values the wrong things, because it will produce things at the expense of living beings, human or otherwise.
Human life is a voyage on a sea of meaning, not a net of information.
Part of the blessing and challenge of being human is that we must discover our own true nature.
Animism is far from primitive, nor is it about pre-modernity because animism does not serve as a precursor to modernity. Rather animism is one of the many vitally present and contemporary other-than-modern ways of being human.
If you don't have imagination, you stop being human; animals don't have imagination; Alzheimer's is the death of imagination.
The saddest part about being human is not paying attention. Presence is the gift of life.
If you have superpowers and no one can actually cause you any physical harm, then everything has to be very thought-through. You almost have to fake at being human.
Being human, we can only receive infinite truth in finite doses
Idea is an abstract concept human physically created.
Shannon A. Thompson
Everything seemed so unreal—so supernatural—and I had to remind myself that is was. We weren’t human. We never were. (Jessica)
Most humans think - "we are living our life, the world is not our business." And that's precisely where not only everything gets messed up, but more importantly, that's where humanity loses the right to be called human, for being human requires possessing a sense of responsibility towards the society we live in, without which we might as well be living in the jungle with our fellow animals.
Perhaps you regard this thinking about myself as a waste of time - but how can I be a logician before I'm a human being! Far the most important thing is to settle accounts with myself!
... one of the immutable laws of being human is that the people who show up are the right people. [p. 65]
That's the most pathetic part of being a human, the emotions you don't ask for or want, they just rush you anyway.
I'm obsessed with being human.
The truth, of course, is that the only necessary and sufficient condition for human beings to murder one another is the simple fact of being human.
God doesn't wants humans to give privileges to him God wants humans to give all their privileges equally to all the people in the world,make the world a world full of peace and have positive attitude towards life. This is what called being human and doing duties assigned by God himself.
Simone De Beauvoir
C'est en risquant sa vie que l'homme s'élève au-dessus de l'animal.