Best 192 of Being human quotes - MyQuotes
For me, philosophy is an activity of thought that is common to human beings. Human beings at their best.
To be human is, primarily, to embrace that we are human with strengths and weaknesses, and that our humanity is preordained to seek the Truth, Good and Beauty as part of our humanity. To be human is to be an agent of peace, justice, and reconciliation in our community or society. To be human is to be heroic and generous in an unobtrusive way, free from any selfish motive, with no media to show the litany of our good deeds. To be human is to have time to listen to the story of a grieving soul, to give hope to the hopeless, to give love to the unloved.(Danny Castillones Sillada, A reason to be Human: Human Pathos and Compassion)
When you are dealing with difficulties and you feel like you don't have the strength to stand anymore, do not allow yourself to see that as a sign of weakness, it is just a sign that you are human. Allow someone who cares to be strong for you. It is easier to be strong for someone else than it is it to be strong for yourself.
Sometimes being human sucks.
You’re human, and sometimes the vagaries of life are just too delicious to ignore.
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.
Burnout is what happens when you try to avoid being human for too long.
In humans (and humans alone), sexuality is embodied in desire--in the primordial desire for life-as-relation. That the sex drive serves the vital desire for relation--that on the level of the primordial process, the desire for life-in-itself clothes itself in the sex drive--belongs to the particularity of being human.
Only you can take responsibility for your happiness..but you can't do it alone. It's the great paradox of being human.
Part of the blessing and challenge of being human is that we must discover our own true nature.
My first world is humanity. My second world is humanism. And, I live in the third world being merely a human.
There's a vast space between being simply human to being truly humane.
Terry Tempest Williams
What is private belongs to me alone. What is personal belongs to all of us through the shared experience of being human.
Don’t get addicted to being human. This is only temporary.
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.
Thomas Lloyd Qualls
To be human is to be whole, but to fail to see this wholeness.
Human is the one who's kind - human is the one who's gentle - human is the one who's courageous - human is the one with conscience ample.
Maximus The Confessor
Christianity is an entirely new way of being human.
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.
HOME, which is the last floor for everyone.
Sometimes being human is harder than it looks.
Marcie: I know you’re still wounded. Danny, you have to let it go. That is what this mind game is all about, discovering who we are. Humans lie to themselves all the time. There should be no disgrace in being human, that is what I believe.
Thats the beautiful thing about being human: Things change.
Life is a mess, Rose said. You can fix the mess human beings make, Rose said, But you can't fix the mess being human is.
I'm not here to be small, to compare, to judge (myself or you), to fit in or to be perfect. I'm here to grow, to learn, to love, to be human.
There are times when you have to choose between being human and having good taste.
Idea is an abstract concept human physically created.
Mastery of life is not a question of control, but of finding a balance between human and being...Human is form. Being is formless. Human and Being are not separate but interwoven.
Every age has its own way of mythmaking. Ancient Egypt had its myths, the Sumerians and the Assyrians, the Christians and the Muslims, the North and the South -- the style of creating myths always varies. What myths are being created as a shelter even in the chaotic atmosphere of today! Until doomsday humanity will create these shelters. What else could people do when they come from one darkness and travel to another? And with so much deprivation? Man remains man so long as he dreams.
Life is a Long Journey between Human Being and Being Human. Let's take at least one step each day to cover the distance.
There will be no more 'them and us', only us, sharing struggles and challenges as part of being human.
Either way, you were connected. By your desires. By your defiance. By the simple, complicated fact of who you were.
Being creative is at the heart of being human and of all cultural progress.
If you cannot be a human, instead you prefer to be a Christian, Muslim, Hindu or anything else, then how dare you call yourself a human!
To me, real love, the move from power to love, involves immense suffering. Any creative work comes from that level, where we share our sufferings, just the sheer suffering of being human. And that's where the real love is.
Real learning gets to the heart of what it means to be human. Through learning , we become able to do things we never could and to extend our capacity to be part of the generative process of life.
Incredible are those whom I seek, Coming and going touches them not, makes them not weak, Rare it appears, as they simply float, where others seem desperate to fly, Unintelligible is their contentment, they exist far away from any cry, How much I wish to be a part of that ecstasy and imbibe their treasure, To others happiness is a necessity, for them even pain brings pleasure. O men of faith don’t ask me their religion, for I know it not, Love is their only expression, Love is what they always taught.
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.
Making people change because you can’t deal with who they are isn’t how it’s supposed to be done. What needs to be done is for people to pull their heads out of their asses. You say ‘cure.’ I hear ‘you’re not human enough.
Being human is the most terrible loneliness in the universe.
Human life is a voyage on a sea of meaning, not a net of information.
C. Joybell C
I think humans might be like butterflies; people die every day without many other people knowing about them, seeing their colors, hearing their stories... and when humans are broken, they're like broken butterfly wings; suddenly there are so many beauties that are seen in different ways, so many thoughts and visions and possibilities that form, which couldn't form when the person wasn't broken! So it is not a very sad thing to be broken, after all! It's during the times of being broken, that you have all the opportunities to become things unforgettable! Just like the broken butterfly wing that I found, which has given me so many thoughts, in so many ways, has shown me so many words, and imaginations! But butterflies need to know, that it doesn't matter at all if the whole world saw their colors or not! But what matters is that they flew, they glided, they hovered, they saw, they felt, and they knew! And they loved the ones whom they flew with! And that is an existence worthwhile!
I am like every human, a manifestation of life, i am more than what this job says i am.
Peace is something that we can bring about if we can actually learn to wake up a bit more as individuals and a lot more as a species; if we can learn to be fully what we actually already are; to reside in the inherent potential of what is possible for us, being human.
Bernie Sanders is all about being humane and loving to each other.
At 12, I knew that the point of being human was to spend one's life fighting social injustice.
… but only because exhaustion is a life-sign; it is at least a form of being human.
Eric Jerome Dickey
can't blame a man for being human when human is all he'll ever be!
Now of all voyagers I remember, who among them Did not board ship with grief among their maps?
There is no doubt that being human is incredibly difficult and cannot be mastered in one lifetime.