Quotes and Sayings about Human nature



"Knowledge of human nature is the beginning and end of political education."
- Henry B. Adams
(Related: Education, Nature, Knowledge, Beginning, End, Human nature)

"Mutability of temper and inconsistency with ourselves is the greatest weakness of human nature."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Nature, Human nature, Inconsistency, Temper, Weakness)

"The science of the mind can only have for its proper goal the understanding of human nature by every human being, and through its use, brings peace to every human soul."
- Alfred Adler
(Related: Nature, Peace, Science, Soul, Goal, Being, Human nature, Mind, Understanding)

"It is human nature that rules the world, not governments and regimes."
- Svetlana Alliluyeva
(Related: Nature, Human nature, Rules, World)

"The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature."
- Margot Asquith
(Related: Nature, Human nature)

"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
(Related: Nature, Being, Human nature)

"One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Nature, Idea, Human nature, Pain)

"The being without an opinion is so painful to human nature that most people will leap to a hasty opinion rather than undergo it."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Nature, People, Being, Human nature, Opinion, Will)

"Ideas devour the ages as men are devoured by their passions. When man is cured, human nature will cure itself perhaps."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Men, Nature, Ideas, Cure, Human nature, Will)

"I actually think that secrets are just a part of human nature and that everybody should have some."
- Elizabeth Banks
(Related: Nature, Human nature, Secrets)

"The parental, and filial affections seem to be as ardent, their sensibility and attachment, as active and faithful, as those observed to be in human nature."
- William Bartram
(Related: Nature, Human nature, Sensibility)

"Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?"
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Nature, Human nature)

"Envy is human nature."
- Monica Bellucci
(Related: Nature, Envy, Human nature)

"It is insight into human nature that is the key to the communicator's skill. For whereas the writer is concerned with what he puts into his writings, the communicator is concerned with what the reader gets out of it. He therefore becomes a student of how people read or listen."
- William Bernbach
(Related: Nature, People, Human nature, Key, Skill, Writer)

"Fraternity among nations, however, touches the deepest desire of human nature."
- Hjalmar Branting
(Related: Nature, Desire, Human nature, Nations)

"Atrocities are human nature - they don't have political beliefs, color, creed or anything like that. They just happen, it's human."
- Clancy Brown
(Related: Nature, Beliefs, Human nature)

"No author ever drew a character consistent to human nature, but he was forced to ascribe to it many inconsistencies."
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
(Related: Nature, Character, Human nature)

"Love is a strange master, and human nature is still stranger."
- Edgar Rice Burroghs
(Related: Love, Nature, Human nature)

"Thus self-love as one part of human nature, and the several particular principles as the other part, are, themselves, their objects and ends, stated and shown."
- Joseph Butler
(Related: Nature, Human nature, Principles, Self)

"It is human nature to instinctively rebel at obscurity or ordinariness."
- Taylor Caldwell
(Related: Nature, Human nature, Obscurity)

"One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today."
- Dale Carnegie
(Related: Nature, Garden, Human nature, Living, Roses, Today, Windows)

"Thus first of all in His own person He sanctified, restored, and blessed human nature."
- Martin Chemnitz
(Related: Nature, First, Human nature)

"Expecting to be able to get rid of the competitive drive, first of all, flies in the face of human nature - and little girls certainly have this drive, as much as little boys do, or at least the little girls I have observed in my immediate family have it."
- Lynne Cheney
(Related: Family, Nature, Boys, First, Flies, Girls, Human nature)

"The principle that human nature, in its psychological aspects, is nothing more than a product of history and given social relations removes all barriers to coercion and manipulation by the powerful."
- Noam Chomsky
(Related: History, Nature, Human nature, Manipulation, Nothing)

"And all men are ready to pass judgement on the priest as if he was not a being clothed with flesh, or one who inherited a human nature."
- John Chrysostom
(Related: Men, Nature, Being, Human nature)

"But this Christ or Redeemer took not upon him the nature of angels, but the seed of Abraham, that is, human nature, that in the nature which sinned he might make the expiation required."
- Adam Clarke
(Related: Nature, Angels, Christ, Human nature)

"Psychology keeps trying to vindicate human nature. History keeps undermining the effort."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: History, Nature, Effort, Human nature, Psychology, Trying)

"Listen, if there's one sure-fire rule that I have learned in this business, it's that I don't know anything about human nature."
- Francis Ford Coppola
(Related: Nature, Business, Human nature)

"It is clear that this essential Christian doctrine gives a new value to human nature, to human history and to human life which is not to be found in the other great oriental religions."
- Christopher Dawson
(Related: History, Life, Nature, Christian, Doctrine, Human nature, Value)

"For humanism also appeals to man as man. It seeks to liberate the universal qualities of human nature from the narrow limitations of blood and soil and class and to create a common language and a common culture in which men can realize their common humanity."
- Christopher Dawson
(Related: Men, Nature, Blood, Class, Culture, Human nature, Humanism, Humanity, Language, Limitations)

"I find it strange the way human nature wants heroes and yet wants to destroy their heroes. It's a kind of mass insecurity people want something to look up to and get a buzz off but, at the same time, want to destroy it because it makes them feel insecure."
- Danielle Dax
(Related: Nature, Time, People, Heroes, Human nature, Insecurity, Want)

"The trifle now inscribed with your name. was occasioned by a particular fact; but to the disgrace of human nature, the subject is sufficiently general to interest every heart not totally impenetrable."
- Thomas Day
(Related: Nature, Heart, Disgrace, Fact, Human nature, Interest, Name, Now, Trifle)

"Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you've conquered human nature."
- Charles Dickens
(Related: Nature, Human nature)

"It is not human nature we should accuse but the despicable conventions that pervert it."
- Denis Diderot
(Related: Nature, Human nature)

"Any theory intended to describe and analyze socio-historical reality cannot restrict itself to the human spirit and disregard the totality of human nature."
- Wilhelm Dilthey
(Related: Nature, Human nature, Reality, Spirit, Theory)

"I got disappointed in human nature as well and gave it up because I found it too much like my own."
- J. P. Donleavy
(Related: Nature, Human nature)

"Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you've conquered human nature ."
- Dorothy Canfield Fisher
(Related: Nature, Human nature)

"England has always been disinclined to accept human nature."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Nature, England, Human nature)

"He who knows no hardships will know no hardihood. He who faces no calamity will need no courage. Mysterious though it is, the characteristics in human nature which we love best grow in a soil with a strong mixture of troubles."
- Harry Emerson Fosdick
(Related: Love, Nature, Courage, Calamity, Faces, Human nature, Will)

"It is human nature to think wisely and act in an absurd fashion."
- Anatole France
(Related: Nature, Act, Fashion, Human nature)

"The most beautiful as well as the most ugly inclinations of man are not part of a fixed biologically given human nature, but result from the social process which creates man."
- Erich Fromm
(Related: Nature, Human nature, Result, Ugly)

"My sentiments for the American cause, from the Stamp Act downward, have never changed... I am still of opinion that it is the cause of liberty and of human nature."
- Christopher Gadsden
(Related: Nature, Act, American, Cause, Human nature, Liberty, Opinion)

"There is something mean in human nature that prefers to think evil, that gives a willing ear and a ready welcome to calumny, a sort of jealousy of goodness and greatness and things of good report."
- Richard Le Gallienne
(Related: Nature, Greatness, Calumny, Evil, Goodness, Human nature, Jealousy)

"We should meet abuse by forbearance. Human nature is so constituted that if we take absolutely no notice of anger or abuse, the person indulging in it will soon weary of it and stop."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Anger, Nature, Abuse, Human nature, Will)

"Man's nature is not essentially evil. Brute nature has been know to yield to the influence of love. You must never despair of human nature."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Nature, Love, Despair, Evil, Human nature, Influence, Yield)

"Law is born from despair of human nature."
- Jose Ortega y Gasset
(Related: Nature, Despair, Human nature, Law)

"That's human nature - the ups and downs."
- Jami Gertz
(Related: Nature, Human nature)

"The courage of a soldier is found to be the cheapest and most common quality of human nature."
- Edward Gibbon
(Related: Nature, Quality, Courage, Human nature)

"It's human nature to be curious about people, and to be more curious about young people than old people. We want to cheer something on at the same time we want to tear it down. That's just so normal."
- Amy Grant
(Related: Nature, Time, People, Human nature, Old, Want)

"Human nature means that institutions at some point lose their sense of mission. That sense of vulnerability drives Pimco."
- Bill Gross
(Related: Nature, Human nature, Mission, Sense, Vulnerability)

"I believe that when people have an occupation that allows them to provide for their families, the social dimension of human nature will emerge instinctively and lead people to help and organize others less privileged."
- Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao
(Related: Nature, People, Help, Human nature, Occupation, Will)

"It's human nature to start taking things for granted again when danger isn't banging loudly on the door."
- David Hackworth
(Related: Nature, Danger, Human nature)

"Shakespeare reveals human nature brilliantly: he shines a light on our instinctive desire to dominate each other."
- Edward Hall
(Related: Nature, Desire, Human nature, Light, Shakespeare)

"There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism."
- Alexander Hamilton
(Related: Nature, Enthusiasm, Bravery, Heroism, Human nature, Liberty)

"The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself; and can never be erased."
- Alexander Hamilton
(Related: Nature, Divinity, Rights, Human nature, Mankind, Old)

"In the general course of human nature, A power over a man's subsistence amounts to a power over his will."
- Alexander Hamilton
(Related: Power, Nature, Human nature, Will)

"Theories that go counter to the facts of human nature are foredoomed."
- Edith Hamilton
(Related: Nature, Facts, Human nature, Theories)

"I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image."
- Stephen Hawking
(Related: Life, Nature, Computer, Human nature)

"There surely is in human nature an inherent propensity to extract all the good out of all the evil."
- Benjamin Haydon
(Related: Nature, Evil, Human nature)

"Wars will remain while human nature remains. I believe in my soul in cooperation, in arbitration; but the soldier's occupation we cannot say is gone until human nature is gone."
- Rutherford B. Hayes
(Related: Nature, Soul, Cooperation, Human nature, Occupation, Will)

"What breadth, what beauty and power of human nature and development there must be in a woman to get over all the palisades, all the fences, within which she is held captive!"
- Alexander Herzen
(Related: Beauty, Nature, Power, Development, Human nature, Woman)

"The savior who wants to turn men into angels is as much a hater of human nature as the totalitarian despot who wants to turn them into puppets."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Men, Nature, Angels, Human nature)

"Physical nature lies at our feet shackled with a hundred chains. What of the control of human nature? Do not point to the triumphs of psychiatry, social services or the war against crime. Domination of human nature can only mean the domination of every man by himself."
- Johan Huizinga
(Related: Nature, War, Control, Crime, Feet, Human nature, Lies, Psychiatry)

"War seems to be one of the most salutary phenomena for the culture of human nature; and it is not without regret that I see it disappearing more and more from the scene."
- Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt
(Related: War, Nature, Culture, Human nature, Regret)

"There is a very remarkable inclination in human nature to bestow on external objects the same emotions which it observes in itself, and to find every where those ideas which are most present to it."
- David Hume
(Related: Nature, Ideas, Emotions, Human nature, Present, Remarkable)

"Human Nature is the only science of man; and yet has been hitherto the most neglected."
- David Hume
(Related: Nature, Science, Human nature)

"The sway of alcohol over mankind is unquestionably due to its power to stimulate the mystical faculties of human nature, usually crushed to earth by the cold facts and dry criticisms of the sober hour."
- William James
(Related: Power, Nature, Alcohol, Earth, Facts, Human nature, Mankind)

"The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated."
- William James
(Related: Nature, Human nature)

"Cruelty is a part of nature, at least of human nature, but it is the one thing that seems unnatural to us."
- Robinson Jeffers
(Related: Nature, Cruelty, Human nature)

"He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Happiness, Life, Nature, Knowledge, Human nature, Waste, Will)

"I have always considered it as treason against the great republic of human nature, to make any man's virtues the means of deceiving him."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Nature, Human nature, Treason)

"Scenery is fine - but human nature is finer."
- John Keats
(Related: Nature, Human nature)

"There is an electric fire in human nature tending to purify - so that among these human creatures there is continually some birth of new heroism. The pity is that we must wonder at it, as we should at finding a pearl in rubbish."
- John Keats
(Related: Nature, Fire, Heroism, Human nature, Pity, Wonder)

"It is not to be expected that human nature will change in a day."
- Frank B. Kellogg
(Related: Change, Nature, Day, Human nature, Will)

"A political convention is not a place where you can come away with any trace of faith in human nature."
- Murray Kempton
(Related: Faith, Nature, Human nature)

"Horrifying as it was to crack up in the public eye, it made me look at myself and fix it. People were exploitative; that's human nature."
- Margot Kidder
(Related: Nature, People, Eye, Human nature, Public)

"There is a great deal of human nature in man."
- Charles Kingsley
(Related: Nature, Human nature)

"Squeeze human nature into the straitjacket of criminal justice and crime will appear."
- Karl Kraus
(Related: Nature, Crime, Human nature, Justice, Will)

"Everything that looks to the future elevates human nature."
- Walter Savage Landor
(Related: Nature, Future, Human nature)

"Italians know about human nature - they understand human nature perhaps better than anyone else does. They know that people are weak and greedy and lazy and dishonest and they just try to make the best of it; to work around it."
- Donna Leon
(Related: Nature, Work, People, Human nature)

"The Greeks possessed a knowledge of human nature we seem hardly able to attain to without passing through the strengthening hibernation of a new barbarism."
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
(Related: Nature, Knowledge, Human nature)

"What is called an acute knowledge of human nature is mostly nothing but the observer's own weaknesses reflected back from others."
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
(Related: Nature, Knowledge, Human nature, Nothing)

"Every so often, we pass laws repealing human nature."
- Howard Lindsay
(Related: Nature, Human nature, Laws)

"It's human nature to keep doing something as long as it's pleasurable and you can succeed at it - which is why the world population continues to double every 40 years."
- Peter Lynch
(Related: Nature, Human nature, Population, Succeed, World, Years)

"What is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary."
- James Madison
(Related: Government, Men, Nature, Angels, Human nature)

"It is my deliberate opinion that the one essential requisite of human welfare in all ways is scientific knowledge of human nature."
- Harriet Martineau
(Related: Nature, Knowledge, Human nature, Opinion, Welfare)

"Habituated from our Infancy to trample upon the Rights of Human Nature, every generous, every liberal Sentiment, if not extinguished, is enfeebled in our Minds."
- George Mason
(Related: Nature, Rights, Human nature, Liberal, Sentiment)

"I haven't lost faith in human nature and I haven't decided to be less compassionate to strangers."
- Armistead Maupin
(Related: Faith, Nature, Human nature, Strangers)

"The pull, the attraction of history, is in our human nature. What makes us tick? Why do we do what we do? How much is luck the deciding factor?"
- David McCullough
(Related: History, Nature, Human nature, Luck)

"Human nature is potentially aggressive and destructive and potentially orderly and constructive."
- Margaret Mead
(Related: Nature, Human nature)

"I think we present extreme aspects of human behavior and hopefully get at times, messages across or bring issues to the table or as we so often say, shed light into the dark crevices of human nature."
- Christopher Meloni
(Related: Nature, Behavior, Extreme, Human nature, Light, Present)

"There will always be cheaters. It is human nature. It will never be 100 percent clean, in any sport."
- David Millar
(Related: Nature, Human nature, Will)

"It is human nature to stand in the middle of a thing."
- Marianne Moore
(Related: Nature, Human nature)

"But human nature is not to be totally changed even by such a force as the Reformation."
- William A. Neilson
(Related: Nature, Force, Human nature)

"All the great novels, all the great films, all the great dramas are fictions that actually tell us the truth about us or about human nature or about human situations without being tied into the minutia of documentary events. Otherwise we might as well just make documentaries."
- Jeremy Northam
(Related: Nature, Truth, Being, Events, Human nature)

"Human nature doesn't include all human beings. There are human beings who are indifferent to politics, religion, virtually anything."
- Conor Cruise O'Brien
(Related: Nature, Politics, Religion, Human nature)

"Human nature is not of itself vicious."
- Thomas Paine
(Related: Nature, Human nature)

"You can learn more about human nature by reading the Bible than by living in New York."
- William Lyon Phelps
(Related: Nature, Bible, Human nature, Living, Reading)

"Nothing can teach you what it's like to work on a film set, and the best education there can be for an actor is to walk up the street and observe human nature."
- Rosamund Pike
(Related: Education, Nature, Work, Actor, Film, Human nature, Nothing)

"Many artists and scholars have pointed out that ultimately art depends on human nature."
- Steven Pinker
(Related: Art, Nature, Artists, Human nature)

"The connections I draw between human nature and political systems in my new book, for example, were prefigured in the debates during the Enlightenment and during the framing of the American Constitution."
- Steven Pinker
(Related: Nature, American, Constitution, Example, Human nature)

"My opinions about human nature are shared by many psychologists, linguists, and biologists, not to mention philosophers and scholars going back centuries."
- Steven Pinker
(Related: Nature, Human nature, Linguists, Opinions)

"Evolutionary psychology is one of four sciences that are bringing human nature back into the picture."
- Steven Pinker
(Related: Nature, Human nature, Psychology)

"To prefer evil to good is not in human nature; and when a man is compelled to choose one of two evils, no one will choose the greater when he might have the less."
- Plato
(Related: Nature, Evil, Human nature, Will)

"This is part of human nature, the desire to change consciousness."
- Michael Pollan
(Related: Change, Nature, Consciousness, Desire, Human nature)

"It's human nature to gripe, but I'm going ahead and doing the best I can."
- Elvis Presley
(Related: Nature, Human nature)

"The traditional Christian attitude toward human personality was that human nature was essentially good and that it was formed and modified by social pressures and training."
- Carroll Quigley
(Related: Nature, Attitude, Christian, Human nature, Personality, Training)

"Communism is in conflict with human nature."
- Ernest Renan
(Related: Nature, Communism, Conflict, Human nature)

"Nothing in human nature is so God-like as the disposition to do good to our fellow-creatures."
- Samuel Richardson
(Related: Nature, God, Human nature, Nothing)

"Human nature must have come much nearer perfection than it is now, or will be in many generations, to exclude from such a control prejudice, selfishness, ambition, and injustice."
- Elihu Root
(Related: Nature, Control, Ambition, Generations, Human nature, Injustice, Now, Perfection, Prejudice, Selfishness, Will)

"There is so much of good in human nature that men grow to like each other upon better acquaintance, and this points to another way in which we may strive to promote the peace of the world."
- Elihu Root
(Related: Men, Nature, Peace, Acquaintance, Human nature, May, World)

"The point of departure of the process to which we wish to contribute is the fact that war is the natural reaction of human nature in the savage state, while peace is the result of acquired characteristics."
- Elihu Root
(Related: Nature, Peace, War, Departure, Fact, Human nature, Result, State)

"You know that a given in life in human nature, is that at a sporting event, a baseball game, a football game, you never introduce a politician, is because he'll be booed. I don't care if he's the most beloved person in the world, its part of the game."
- Mark Russell
(Related: Life, Nature, Baseball, Care, Football, Human nature, World)

"It is a law of human nature that in victory even the coward may boast of his prowess, while defeat injures the reputation even of the brave."
- Sallust
(Related: Nature, Victory, Defeat, Human nature, Law, May, Reputation)

"Feminism is doomed to failure because it is based on an attempt to repeal and restructure human nature."
- Phyllis Schlafly
(Related: Nature, Failure, Feminism, Human nature)

"Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Related: Nature, Human nature, Politeness)

"Human nature is the same now as when Adam hid from the presence of God; the consciousness of wrong makes us unwilling to meet those whom we have offended."
- Matthew Simpson
(Related: Nature, God, Consciousness, Human nature, Now, Wrong)

"To feel much for others and little for ourselves; to restrain our selfishness and exercise our benevolent affections, constitute the perfection of human nature."
- Adam Smith
(Related: Nature, Exercise, Human nature, Perfection, Selfishness)

"The novelist must ground his work in faithful study of human nature."
- Goldwin Smith
(Related: Nature, Work, Human nature, Study)

"Although I do wrong, I do not the wrongs that I am charged with doing; the wrong that I do is through the frailty of human nature, like other men. No man lives without fault."
- Joseph Smith, Jr.
(Related: Men, Nature, Fault, Human nature, Wrong, Wrongs)

"The Republican form of government is the highest form of government: but because of this it requires the highest type of human nature, a type nowhere at present existing."
- Herbert Spencer
(Related: Government, Nature, Human nature, Present, Republican)

"Only the brave know how to forgive; it is the most refined and generous pitch of virtue human nature can arrive at."
- Laurence Stern
(Related: Nature, Virtue, Human nature)

"Human nature is above all things lazy."
- Harriet Beecher Stowe
(Related: Nature, Human nature)

"It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured."
- Tacitus
(Related: Nature, Hate, Human nature)

"It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt."
- Tacitus
(Related: Nature, Hate, Human nature, Hurt)

"No tendency is quite so strong in human nature as the desire to lay down rules of conduct for other people."
- William Howard Taft
(Related: Nature, People, Desire, Human nature, Rules)

"You don't really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around - and why his parents will always wave back."
- William D. Tammeus
(Related: Nature, Time, Human nature, Parents, Will)

"I want to lift the audience to the miraculous in human nature. After all, we shouldn't be here, with all the odds against us in nature. It's kind of unusual and wonderful!"
- Paul Taylor
(Related: Nature, Human nature, Want)

"Human nature is so constituted, that all see and judge better in the affairs of other men than in their own."
- Terence
(Related: Men, Nature, Human nature)

"People want to hear about the extremes of human nature. They want things that are larger than their own lives, and more romantic, and not necessarily of their own experiences."
- Richard Thompson
(Related: Nature, People, Extremes, Human nature, Romantic, Want)

"To the intelligent man with an interest in human nature it must often appear strange that so much of the energy of the scientific world has been spent on the study of the body and so little on the study of the mind."
- Edward Thorndike
(Related: Nature, Body, Energy, Human nature, Interest, Mind, Study, World)

"It will, of course, be understood that directly or indirectly, soon or late, every advance in the sciences of human nature will contribute to our success in controlling human nature and changing it to the advantage of the common weal."
- Edward Thorndike
(Related: Nature, Success, Human nature, Will)

"With these vast advantages, ordinary and extraordinary, one would have supposed the North would have been content, and would have at least respected the security and tranquility of such obedient and profitable brethren; but such is not human nature."
- Robert Toombs
(Related: Nature, Content, Human nature, Security, Tranquility)

"There was nothing in all Douglas's powerful effort that appealed to the higher instincts of human nature, while Lincoln always touched sympathetic cords. Lincoln's speech excited and sustained the enthusiasm of his audience to the end."
- Henry Villard
(Related: Nature, Enthusiasm, Effort, End, Human nature, Nothing, Speech)

"In the days of Gary Cooper, James Stewart etc, film stars personified the better aspects of human nature."
- Alexander Walker
(Related: Nature, Film, Human nature, Stars)

"To destroy a standing crop goes against the soundest instincts of human nature."
- Henry Cantwell Wallace
(Related: Nature, Human nature)

"You sit up there, and you see the whole gamut of human nature. Even if the case being argued involves only a little fellow and $50, it involves justice. That's what is important."
- Earl Warren
(Related: Nature, Being, Human nature, Justice)

"Race hate isn't human nature; race hate is the abandonment of human nature."
- Orson Welles
(Related: Nature, Hate, Human nature, Race)

"None of us is guaranteed against failure or corruption of any kind; witness what's going on in the world in this moment, the follies of human nature and the failures of human nature."
- Morris West
(Related: Nature, Failure, Corruption, Human nature, World)

"Speech is human nature itself, with none of the artificiality of written language."
- Alfred North Whitehead
(Related: Nature, Human nature, Language, Speech)

"The movies I like to make are very rich and full of passion. Some people see me as an action director, but action is not the only thing in my movies. I always like to show human nature - something deep inside the heart."
- John Woo
(Related: Movies, Nature, People, Heart, Action, Deep, Human nature, Passion)

"Really I don't like human nature unless all candied over with art."
- Virginia Woolf
(Related: Art, Nature, Human nature)

"One of the most secure markets in the world is human nature, few understand it, all have it."
- Jason Zebehazy
(Related: Nature, Human nature, World)

"Mencius said that human nature is good. I disagree with that."
- Xun Zi
(Related: Nature, Human nature)

"Now it is human nature to want to eat to ones fill when hungry, to want to warm up when cold, to want to rest when tired. These all are a part of people's emotional nature."
- Xun Zi
(Related: Nature, People, Human nature, Now, Rest, Want)

"Human nature refers to what is in people but which they cannot study or work at achieving."
- Xun Zi
(Related: Nature, Work, People, Human nature, Study)

"Human nature is what Heaven supplies."
- Xun Zi
(Related: Nature, Heaven, Human nature)

"Human nature is such that people are born with a love of profit If they follow these inclinations, they will struggle and snatch from each other, and inclinations to defer or yield will die."
- Xun Zi
(Related: Love, Nature, People, Human nature, Profit, Struggle, Will, Yield)

"Human nature is evil, and goodness is caused by intentional activity."
- Xun Zi
(Related: Nature, Evil, Goodness, Human nature)